Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 67 71
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 85 84 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.24% 2.64% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.04% 17.99% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 56
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £251 £261 £226
90th Percentile £530 £489 £480
England median daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +50.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.25 £47.60 £20.96
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +50.20% +20.60% -4.19%

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 369 467 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.06% 14.67% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 299 271
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £163 £150 £131
90th Percentile £544 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 31
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00% +23.24%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%

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 16 December 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
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 16 December 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
Northamptonshire +3 19 £400 - 18
Leicestershire +22 18 £400 +13.48% 5
Nottinghamshire -5 17 £353 +4.44% 9
Derbyshire +3 15 £300 -6.25% 8
Lincolnshire +11 8 - - 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 45 (52.94%) Cisco
2 32 (37.65%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) VMware
4 26 (30.59%) WAN
5 24 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (24.71%) VPN
7 20 (23.53%) LAN
7 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 20 (23.53%) Wireless
8 19 (22.35%) Linux
8 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
9 18 (21.18%) CCNP
9 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (18.82%) VoIP
11 14 (16.47%) Retail
12 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
12 13 (15.29%) ITIL
13 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
13 11 (12.94%) Project Management
13 11 (12.94%) SQL
13 11 (12.94%) Oracle
13 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
13 11 (12.94%) Network Design
13 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (11.76%) Riverbed
14 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (11.76%) Citrix
15 9 (10.59%) CCNA

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 7 (8.24%) Confluence
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.53%) Site Server
4 2 (2.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.24%) Office 365
3 6 (7.06%) IaaS
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.59%) WAN
2 21 (24.71%) VPN
3 20 (23.53%) LAN
3 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 20 (23.53%) Wireless
4 16 (18.82%) VoIP
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (10.59%) Network Security
6 8 (9.41%) BGP
6 8 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (9.41%) EIGRP
6 8 (9.41%) SAN
7 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (8.24%) OSPF
8 6 (7.06%) DHCP
8 6 (7.06%) DNS
8 6 (7.06%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.06%) MPLS
8 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) MySQL
2 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.35%) NuoDB
4 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.24%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.24%) JIRA
2 5 (5.88%) Maven
2 5 (5.88%) Subversion
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.47%) Retail
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Network Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Architect
3 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) Network Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Security Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.53%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (3.53%) IT Support
9 3 (3.53%) Network Support
9 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) IT Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) IT Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) LDAP
1 5 (5.88%) Middleware
2 4 (4.71%) Spring
3 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) HTML
4 1 (1.18%) JDBC
4 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (12.94%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.53%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Blog
6 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.53%) Solaris
6 3 (3.53%) Unix
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.35%) VMS
8 1 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (15.29%) ITIL
3 11 (12.94%) Network Design
3 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (12.94%) Project Management
4 9 (10.59%) Information Security
5 8 (9.41%) Change Management
6 7 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.06%) Strategic Thinking
8 5 (5.88%) Analytics
8 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
8 5 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
8 5 (5.88%) Server Building
8 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (28.24%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.18%) CCNP
3 9 (10.59%) CCNA
4 7 (8.24%) CISSP
4 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) Degree
5 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) SSCP
7 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CISA
8 2 (2.35%) CISM
8 2 (2.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.35%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.35%) ISSEP
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.18%) SANS
9 1 (1.18%) VCP6
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) PCI DSS
2 8 (9.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.24%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (7.06%) vSphere
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Ansible
1 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.18%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (52.94%) Cisco
2 27 (31.76%) VMware
3 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) Oracle
5 10 (11.76%) Citrix
5 10 (11.76%) Riverbed
6 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
6 8 (9.41%) Exinda
6 8 (9.41%) IBM
7 7 (8.24%) F5
7 7 (8.24%) Palo Alto
7 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.06%) Juniper
9 4 (4.71%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (4.71%) Aruba
10 3 (3.53%) BMC
10 3 (3.53%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.53%) HP
10 3 (3.53%) Remedy
10 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds