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 3 months to 27 April 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 of England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 44 37
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 60 86 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.84% 3.36% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 24.02% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 79
Median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £277 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
Median hourly rate £20.75 £45.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.88% +89.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £45.00 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -11.38% -25.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 370 358 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.54% 13.97% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 203 231
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 60
Median hourly rate £24.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +63.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the East of England

Firewall
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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +5 20 £386 -6.36% 5
Hertfordshire 0 19 £330 -30.52% 11
Essex -16 9 £325 -3.70% 2
Norfolk -3 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire -5 4 £413 +37.50% 4
Suffolk +7 2 £725 +61.11% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 75 (44.38%) Cisco
2 52 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (27.22%) Windows
4 44 (26.04%) LAN
5 42 (24.85%) WAN
6 39 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 37 (21.89%) TCP/IP
8 34 (20.12%) CheckPoint
8 34 (20.12%) VMware
9 32 (18.93%) Network Security
10 31 (18.34%) CCNP
11 30 (17.75%) Juniper
11 30 (17.75%) Wireless
12 29 (17.16%) ITIL
13 28 (16.57%) DNS
13 28 (16.57%) SC Cleared
14 27 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (15.98%) F5
14 27 (15.98%) SSL
14 27 (15.98%) VPN
14 27 (15.98%) Linux
15 26 (15.38%) Java
15 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
16 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
16 25 (14.79%) Windows Server
17 24 (14.20%) Clustering
18 23 (13.61%) Data Centre
19 22 (13.02%) Finance
19 22 (13.02%) SQL
20 21 (12.43%) Perl

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 21 (12.43%) Apache
2 20 (11.83%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.96%) JBoss
3 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.37%) IIS
5 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.96%) Office 365
2 3 (1.78%) SaaS
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (26.04%) LAN
2 42 (24.85%) WAN
3 37 (21.89%) TCP/IP
4 32 (18.93%) Network Security
5 30 (17.75%) Wireless
6 28 (16.57%) DNS
7 27 (15.98%) SSL
7 27 (15.98%) VPN
8 20 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (11.24%) DHCP
9 19 (11.24%) Internet
10 16 (9.47%) SAN
11 14 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (7.69%) MPLS
13 10 (5.92%) BGP
13 10 (5.92%) ISDN
14 9 (5.33%) Broadband
14 9 (5.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (4.73%) VoIP
15 8 (4.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (7.69%) MySQL
3 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.59%) AppScan
2 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.59%) JBehave
2 1 (0.59%) JUnit
2 1 (0.59%) Redmine
2 1 (0.59%) Selenium
General
1 22 (13.02%) Finance
2 6 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.18%) Automotive
5 2 (1.18%) German Language
5 2 (1.18%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (25.44%) Network Engineer
2 22 (13.02%) Architect
3 18 (10.65%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (7.69%) Consultant
5 13 (7.69%) Network Support
6 12 (7.10%) Software Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (5.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.14%) Security Architect
12 6 (3.55%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (6.51%) LAMP
3 6 (3.55%) Java EE
4 4 (2.37%) Middleware
5 3 (1.78%) Web Services
6 1 (0.59%) .NET
6 1 (0.59%) J2EE
6 1 (0.59%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.20%) Clustering
2 23 (13.61%) Data Centre
3 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.96%) Wiki
5 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.18%) e-Health
6 2 (1.18%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) PMI
7 1 (0.59%) AS400
7 1 (0.59%) CCTV
7 1 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.59%) LPAR
7 1 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.22%) Windows
2 27 (15.98%) Linux
3 25 (14.79%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.92%) Unix
7 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.96%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) CentOS
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) ITIL
2 20 (11.83%) Software Engineering
3 19 (11.24%) High Availability
4 13 (7.69%) Network Design
5 12 (7.10%) Configuration Management
6 11 (6.51%) DevOps
6 11 (6.51%) Information Security
6 11 (6.51%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (5.92%) Migration
7 10 (5.92%) SIEM
8 9 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.73%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.73%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.73%) Network Management
9 8 (4.73%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (4.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (4.14%) Data Protection
10 7 (4.14%) Project Management
10 7 (4.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.38%) Java
2 22 (13.02%) SQL
3 21 (12.43%) Perl
3 21 (12.43%) Python
4 19 (11.24%) Bash Shell
4 19 (11.24%) Ruby
5 8 (4.73%) C
6 5 (2.96%) C#
6 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.96%) VB
7 2 (1.18%) C++
7 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 31 (18.34%) CCNP
4 28 (16.57%) SC Cleared
5 18 (10.65%) CCNA
6 12 (7.10%) RHCE
7 9 (5.33%) CCIE
8 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (4.14%) CISM
9 7 (4.14%) Degree
9 7 (4.14%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.55%) CISSP
11 5 (2.96%) MCSE
12 4 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.78%) CCA
13 3 (1.78%) CCSA
13 3 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.78%) MCP
14 2 (1.18%) CCDP
14 2 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) SLA
2 6 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.37%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.78%) GDPR
5 2 (1.18%) QA
6 1 (0.59%) GAMP
6 1 (0.59%) GxP
6 1 (0.59%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.10%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.96%) XenApp
5 4 (2.37%) Docker
5 4 (2.37%) Firmware
5 4 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.78%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.78%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.78%) vSphere
7 2 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.18%) KVM
7 2 (1.18%) LXC
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.59%) NFS
8 1 (0.59%) Snort
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) Puppet
2 12 (7.10%) Salt
3 8 (4.73%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.73%) SCCM
4 4 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (1.78%) SCOM
5 3 (1.78%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.18%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) Nessus
6 2 (1.18%) QRadar
6 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.18%) SCSM
6 2 (1.18%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.18%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 75 (44.38%) Cisco
2 34 (20.12%) CheckPoint
2 34 (20.12%) VMware
3 30 (17.75%) Juniper
4 27 (15.98%) F5
5 25 (14.79%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.88%) Palo Alto
7 14 (8.28%) Blue Coat
8 12 (7.10%) Citrix
9 11 (6.51%) Remedy
10 7 (4.14%) Apple
10 7 (4.14%) HP
11 5 (2.96%) Dell
11 5 (2.96%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.37%) Brocade
12 4 (2.37%) Computacenter
12 4 (2.37%) EMC
12 4 (2.37%) Splunk
12 4 (2.37%) Trustwave
12 4 (2.37%) Veeam
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