Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 72 58
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 71 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.21% 2.61% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.57% 21.23% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 54
East Midlands median daily rate £368 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% -1.79% -5.08%
10th Percentile £263 £229 £213
90th Percentile £491 £925 £464
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 13
East Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +29.63%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.00 £20.96 £23.05
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £22.18
% change year-on-year +2.00% +12.74% -4.11%

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 456 405 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.17% 12.27% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 261 189
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £167
90th Percentile £500 £538 £481
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.00 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +7 24 £356 +1.79% 9
Derbyshire -12 16 £320 +6.67% 6
Northamptonshire -6 9 £400 +18.52% 4
Leicestershire -13 8 £265 -20.06% 2
Lincolnshire -7 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 54 (76.06%) Cisco
2 28 (39.44%) Windows
3 25 (35.21%) VMware
4 23 (32.39%) F5
5 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
5 20 (28.17%) WAN
6 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
6 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
7 18 (25.35%) LAN
8 17 (23.94%) HP
8 17 (23.94%) SAN
9 16 (22.54%) Linux
10 15 (21.13%) Oracle
10 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
10 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
11 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (18.31%) Unix
12 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
12 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing
13 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (16.90%) SCCM
13 12 (16.90%) Solaris
13 12 (16.90%) Apache
13 12 (16.90%) ITIL
13 12 (16.90%) Sun
13 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
14 11 (15.49%) CCNA
14 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
14 11 (15.49%) Tomcat

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 12 (16.90%) Apache
2 11 (15.49%) iPlanet
2 11 (15.49%) JBoss
2 11 (15.49%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (15.49%) Tomcat
2 11 (15.49%) WebLogic
3 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.23%) MQSeries
5 3 (4.23%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.82%) CMS
6 2 (2.82%) CoreMedia CMS
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.82%) Liferay
6 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.41%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) G Suite
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) WAN
2 18 (25.35%) LAN
3 17 (23.94%) SAN
4 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
5 10 (14.08%) DNS
6 8 (11.27%) VPN
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (9.86%) NAS
8 6 (8.45%) DHCP
8 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
9 5 (7.04%) FCoE
9 5 (7.04%) MPLS
9 5 (7.04%) Unified Communications
9 5 (7.04%) VoIP
9 5 (7.04%) Wireless
10 4 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (5.63%) iSCSI
10 4 (5.63%) LDAP
11 3 (4.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Network Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Unix Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Solaris Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Network Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Firewall Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) J2EE
2 3 (4.23%) WAP
3 2 (2.82%) CoreMedia
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) HTML5
3 2 (2.82%) RESTful
3 2 (2.82%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Clustering
2 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.63%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
3 16 (22.54%) Linux
4 13 (18.31%) Unix
5 12 (16.90%) Solaris
6 11 (15.49%) AIX
7 10 (14.08%) HPUX
8 9 (12.68%) SUSE
9 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
12 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
13 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (1.41%) Android
14 1 (1.41%) CentOS
14 1 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (1.41%) VMS
14 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
14 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.90%) ITIL
3 9 (12.68%) High Availability
4 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.45%) Information Security
5 6 (8.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (7.04%) Change Management
6 5 (7.04%) Security Management
7 4 (5.63%) Content Management
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security Management
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Migration
7 4 (5.63%) Network Management
7 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.63%) Supplier Management
7 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.23%) Change Control
8 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
1 4 (5.63%) C-shell
1 4 (5.63%) Korn
1 4 (5.63%) Perl
1 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.82%) Java
2 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.49%) CCNA
5 7 (9.86%) CCNP
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.63%) MCSE
8 3 (4.23%) MCSA
9 2 (2.82%) Degree
10 1 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.41%) CCDP
10 1 (1.41%) CCSA
10 1 (1.41%) CCSE
10 1 (1.41%) CCSP
10 1 (1.41%) CISSP
10 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.41%) MCITP
10 1 (1.41%) VCAP
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) KVM
5 4 (5.63%) Samba
5 4 (5.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.63%) XenApp
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.23%) vSphere
7 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.04%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) OpenView
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 54 (76.06%) Cisco
2 25 (35.21%) VMware
3 23 (32.39%) F5
4 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
5 17 (23.94%) HP
6 15 (21.13%) Oracle
7 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
8 13 (18.31%) Red Hat
9 12 (16.90%) Sun
10 8 (11.27%) Citrix
11 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
11 5 (7.04%) Juniper
12 4 (5.63%) NetApp
12 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
12 4 (5.63%) PlateSpin
12 4 (5.63%) Veritas
13 3 (4.23%) Aruba
13 3 (4.23%) Borland
13 3 (4.23%) Cognos
13 3 (4.23%) Opsware