Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 59 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 75 91 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.50% 2.88% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.20% 22.98% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 56
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +28.57% -16.00%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £170
90th Percentile £553 £496 £425
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 13
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £19.88 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.26% +47.22% -15.63%
10th Percentile £13.40 £10.50 £12.60
90th Percentile £47.60 £23.25 £20.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +17.50% -8.05% -8.42%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 412 396 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.72% 12.55% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 254 214
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £149 £127 £165
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 32
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +26.11% -27.03%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -14 26 £400 - 18
Derbyshire +9 23 £380 +38.18% 14
Northamptonshire -8 9 £338 - 14
Leicestershire -4 6 £538 +82.98% 8
Lincolnshire -3 3 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 48 (64.00%) Cisco
2 26 (34.67%) Windows
3 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 20 (26.67%) WAN
5 18 (24.00%) ITIL
5 18 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 18 (24.00%) F5
6 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
6 17 (22.67%) CCNP
7 16 (21.33%) Linux
8 15 (20.00%) LAN
9 14 (18.67%) VMware
9 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
11 12 (16.00%) SLA
11 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
12 11 (14.67%) Office 365
12 11 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (13.33%) VPN
13 10 (13.33%) MCSE
13 10 (13.33%) Finance
13 10 (13.33%) Service Management
14 9 (12.00%) Project Management
14 9 (12.00%) Remedy
14 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.67%) Apache
1 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.33%) iPlanet
2 4 (5.33%) JBoss
2 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.67%) Office 365
3 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) SaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.33%) IaaS
5 1 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.33%) Serverless
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.67%) WAN
2 15 (20.00%) LAN
3 10 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (13.33%) VPN
4 9 (12.00%) SAN
4 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.67%) InfiniBand
5 8 (10.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (10.67%) Wireless
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (8.00%) DNS
7 5 (6.67%) Internet
7 5 (6.67%) MPLS
7 5 (6.67%) VLAN
8 4 (5.33%) DHCP
8 4 (5.33%) NAS
8 4 (5.33%) SSL
9 3 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Local Government
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) German Language
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Architect
2 20 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) Network Architect
4 13 (17.33%) Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.33%) Firewall Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Server Support
6 4 (5.33%) Solaris Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Technology Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server Support
7 3 (4.00%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) J2EE
2 1 (1.33%) Core Data
2 1 (1.33%) LAMP
2 1 (1.33%) LDAP
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.33%) Clustering
4 3 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) Linux
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.33%) AIX
8 4 (5.33%) HPUX
8 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.33%) Solaris
8 4 (5.33%) Unix
9 3 (4.00%) SUSE
10 1 (1.33%) VMS
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) ITIL
2 12 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 11 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (13.33%) Service Management
5 9 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 9 (12.00%) Project Management
6 8 (10.67%) Data Security
6 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (9.33%) Information Security
8 5 (6.67%) High Availability
8 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.33%) Migration
9 4 (5.33%) Presales
9 4 (5.33%) Server Patching
9 4 (5.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (4.00%) Network Architecture
10 3 (4.00%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.67%) CCNP
2 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.33%) MCSE
5 9 (12.00%) CCNA
6 6 (8.00%) CCIE
6 6 (8.00%) CISSP
7 5 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (5.33%) MCSA
8 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.67%) CCSA
9 2 (2.67%) CISM
9 2 (2.67%) GIAC
9 2 (2.67%) OSCP
9 2 (2.67%) SSCP
10 1 (1.33%) CCSP
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.00%) SLA
2 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.67%) GDPR
4 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) vSphere
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.33%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) KVM
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Cisco
2 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (24.00%) F5
4 14 (18.67%) VMware
5 9 (12.00%) Remedy
6 8 (10.67%) Juniper
7 7 (9.33%) Oracle
7 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.00%) Citrix
8 6 (8.00%) HP
9 5 (6.67%) Blue Coat
10 4 (5.33%) Palo Alto
10 4 (5.33%) Sun
11 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.00%) TIBCO
12 2 (2.67%) IBM
13 1 (1.33%) Avaya
13 1 (1.33%) Lotus
13 1 (1.33%) Veritas