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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 August 2022 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 of England
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 56 68
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 94 81 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.78% 3.58% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.76% 21.72% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 29
10th Percentile £293 £258 £165
25th Percentile £400 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £340
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -16.31%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £475
90th Percentile £626 £600 £553
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
10th Percentile £26.85 £26.99 -
25th Percentile £36.00 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.78 -
Median % change year-on-year +88.98% - -
75th Percentile £53.75 £28.56 -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +38.45% -28.68% +14.29%

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 432 373 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.36% 16.49% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 191 157
10th Percentile £185 £173 £173
25th Percentile £313 £309 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £340
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -15.00%
75th Percentile £525 £488 £450
90th Percentile £625 £569 £530
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 37 13
10th Percentile - - £14.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate £24.04 £18.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +33.56% -7.69% +20.37%
75th Percentile £65.00 £23.21 £47.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £36.64 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -28.33% +33.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +1 28 £475 -7.32% 19
Essex +15 22 £425 +17.24% 9
Cambridgeshire -12 21 £520 +15.56% 19
Suffolk -3 11 £600 +152.63% 1
Bedfordshire -10 10 £400 +33.33% 3
Norfolk -1 2 £355 +1.43% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 59 (62.77%) Cisco
2 41 (43.62%) WAN
3 35 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (36.17%) LAN
5 32 (34.04%) VPN
6 30 (31.91%) Wireless
7 27 (28.72%) Network Security
8 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
9 21 (22.34%) CCNP
9 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
10 20 (21.28%) Juniper
10 20 (21.28%) CheckPoint
10 20 (21.28%) VMware
10 20 (21.28%) Social Skills
11 19 (20.21%) Windows
11 19 (20.21%) Azure
12 18 (19.15%) Active Directory
13 17 (18.09%) ITIL
13 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
15 15 (15.96%) Data Centre
16 14 (14.89%) Palo Alto
16 14 (14.89%) Public Sector
16 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
17 13 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
18 12 (12.77%) DNS
18 12 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (12.77%) OSPF
18 12 (12.77%) BGP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.21%) Azure
2 7 (7.45%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.26%) AWS
6 3 (3.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (2.13%) Azure Storage
8 1 (1.06%) Akamai
8 1 (1.06%) GCP
8 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.06%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (43.62%) WAN
2 34 (36.17%) LAN
3 32 (34.04%) VPN
4 30 (31.91%) Wireless
5 27 (28.72%) Network Security
6 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
7 13 (13.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (12.77%) BGP
8 12 (12.77%) DNS
8 12 (12.77%) OSPF
8 12 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (9.57%) Internet
9 9 (9.57%) MPLS
9 9 (9.57%) VoIP
10 8 (8.51%) DHCP
10 8 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (8.51%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (6.38%) IPv4
11 6 (6.38%) Skype
12 5 (5.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.06%) Power BI
1 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.06%) AutoIt
2 1 (1.06%) GitLab
2 1 (1.06%) Hudson
2 1 (1.06%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (21.28%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.89%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.26%) Back Office
5 4 (4.26%) Finance
6 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.13%) Military
7 2 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (1.06%) Legal
8 1 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.06%) Publishing
8 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (5.32%) Analyst
3 5 (5.32%) Architect
3 5 (5.32%) Consultant
3 5 (5.32%) Network Manager
3 5 (5.32%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (5.32%) Wintel Support
3 5 (5.32%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 4 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (4.26%) IT Manager
4 4 (4.26%) Network Specialist
4 4 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (3.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (3.19%) Network Support
5 3 (3.19%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.32%) SCADA
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) Anti-Spyware
6 1 (1.06%) CCTV
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Windows
2 12 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.64%) Linux
4 8 (8.51%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.06%) Android
7 1 (1.06%) CentOS
7 1 (1.06%) OpenBSD
7 1 (1.06%) Unix
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.09%) ITIL
2 12 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 10 (10.64%) Data Loss Prevention
4 10 (10.64%) Network Management
5 9 (9.57%) Asset Management
5 9 (9.57%) Incident Response
5 9 (9.57%) Migration
5 9 (9.57%) Network Design
5 9 (9.57%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (8.51%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (8.51%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 8 (8.51%) Patch Management
7 7 (7.45%) Agile
7 7 (7.45%) DevOps
7 7 (7.45%) Information Security
7 7 (7.45%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.38%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (5.32%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.19%) C#
2 3 (3.19%) Python
2 3 (3.19%) SQL
3 2 (2.13%) Bash
3 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) C++
4 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (22.34%) CCNP
2 21 (22.34%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.70%) CCNA
5 5 (5.32%) CISSP
6 4 (4.26%) CCA
6 4 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.26%) MCITP
6 4 (4.26%) MCP
6 4 (4.26%) MCSA
6 4 (4.26%) MCSE
6 4 (4.26%) MCTS
6 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.19%) CEH
7 3 (3.19%) CISM
7 3 (3.19%) Degree
8 2 (2.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) NIST
2 4 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.26%) NCSC
3 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.19%) SLA
4 2 (2.13%) GDPR
4 2 (2.13%) GRC
5 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.64%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (9.57%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (5.32%) XenApp
5 5 (5.32%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.19%) vSphere
7 2 (2.13%) Docker
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.06%) Postfix
8 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Cisco Prime
1 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 7 (7.45%) FortiGate
3 6 (6.38%) Terraform
4 5 (5.32%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.19%) Ansible
6 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.13%) WSUS
8 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.06%) Observium
8 1 (1.06%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.06%) QRadar
8 1 (1.06%) SCOM
8 1 (1.06%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (62.77%) Cisco
2 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.28%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.28%) Juniper
3 20 (21.28%) VMware
4 14 (14.89%) Palo Alto
5 11 (11.70%) HP
6 10 (10.64%) Citrix
6 10 (10.64%) F5
7 6 (6.38%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.38%) McAfee
8 5 (5.32%) Aruba
8 5 (5.32%) Shavlik
8 5 (5.32%) Symantec
9 3 (3.19%) Brocade
9 3 (3.19%) Dell
9 3 (3.19%) Oracle
9 3 (3.19%) Sun
9 3 (3.19%) Supermicro
10 2 (2.13%) IBM