Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 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 of England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 57 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 168 162 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.82% 3.67% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 20.07% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 103 87
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £218 £198 £250
90th Percentile £488 £544 £588
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
East of England median hourly rate £18.82 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.96% -52.50% +69.31%
10th Percentile £13.97 £13.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £30.90 £45.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -6.52% -4.17%

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 714 807 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.23% 18.27% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 446 386
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £569
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 86 53
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.90 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -47.63% +55.10%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.20 £14.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.75 £49.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +3.20% -22.48% +16.96%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 6 months to 18 June 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
Hertfordshire -16 53 £363 - 28
Cambridgeshire +3 36 £403 +8.78% 20
Norfolk +19 27 £288 -23.33% 5
Bedfordshire +15 23 £450 +7.14% 7
Suffolk -3 18 £463 +8.82% 5
Essex +13 11 £375 +15.38% 13
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 73 (43.45%) Cisco
2 52 (30.95%) VMware
3 50 (29.76%) Windows
4 49 (29.17%) LAN
5 47 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (27.38%) WAN
7 42 (25.00%) VPN
7 42 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
8 41 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (23.81%) Data Centre
10 38 (22.62%) Windows Server
11 36 (21.43%) SIEM
12 30 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 30 (17.86%) Network Security
13 27 (16.07%) SQL
14 26 (15.48%) Citrix
14 26 (15.48%) Information Security
15 24 (14.29%) DNS
15 24 (14.29%) VoIP
16 23 (13.69%) CheckPoint
17 22 (13.10%) HTTP
17 22 (13.10%) CCNP
17 22 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (12.50%) Load Balancing
19 20 (11.90%) Wireless
19 20 (11.90%) Telecoms
19 20 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (11.31%) VLAN

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 16 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.74%) IIS
3 7 (4.17%) Apache
3 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.38%) nginx
5 4 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.79%) Confluence
6 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.95%) Office 365
4 7 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.79%) Stackdriver
6 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.60%) Akamai
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (29.17%) LAN
2 46 (27.38%) WAN
3 42 (25.00%) VPN
4 30 (17.86%) Network Security
4 30 (17.86%) TCP/IP
5 24 (14.29%) DNS
5 24 (14.29%) VoIP
6 22 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (13.10%) HTTP
7 20 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (11.90%) Wireless
8 19 (11.31%) VLAN
9 17 (10.12%) DHCP
10 16 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (7.74%) OSPF
11 13 (7.74%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (7.14%) SMTP
12 12 (7.14%) SSL
13 11 (6.55%) IPsec
13 11 (6.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.36%) MySQL
3 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.38%) Big Data
4 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.19%) DB2
5 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.98%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.38%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.79%) JIRA
5 3 (1.79%) Subversion
5 3 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.19%) Ant
6 2 (1.19%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.60%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 20 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.55%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Legal
3 5 (2.98%) Retail
4 2 (1.19%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.71%) Analyst
3 16 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 13 (7.74%) Administrator
5 12 (7.14%) Architect
5 12 (7.14%) Consultant
6 11 (6.55%) Security Analyst
7 10 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.95%) Information Manager
7 10 (5.95%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Security Manager
8 8 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Network Architect
9 7 (4.17%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) Middleware
2 4 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.79%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.79%) Node.js
4 2 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.19%) SAML
5 1 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) OAuth
5 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.55%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (5.95%) Clustering
4 10 (5.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.17%) PKI
5 7 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.79%) Replication
9 2 (1.19%) CMDB
9 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.60%) Fintech
10 1 (0.60%) NHS
10 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.76%) Windows
2 38 (22.62%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.52%) Linux
4 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.98%) CentOS
7 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.98%) Unix
7 5 (2.98%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.98%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.79%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.60%) Fedora
9 1 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) SIEM
2 26 (15.48%) Information Security
3 21 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 19 (11.31%) ITIL
4 19 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 18 (10.71%) Migration
5 18 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
6 17 (10.12%) Network Management
7 14 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (8.33%) Use Case
8 13 (7.74%) Validation
9 12 (7.14%) DevOps
9 12 (7.14%) High Availability
9 12 (7.14%) Identity Management
9 12 (7.14%) Network Design
9 12 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (6.55%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (5.95%) Secure Coding
11 10 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.07%) SQL
2 16 (9.52%) Python
3 13 (7.74%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.36%) PHP
4 9 (5.36%) Ruby
5 7 (4.17%) C
5 7 (4.17%) Perl
6 6 (3.57%) Java
7 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.60%) AWK
8 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.60%) sed
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (24.40%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (13.10%) CCNP
3 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (10.12%) CCNA
4 17 (10.12%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.74%) Degree
6 9 (5.36%) MCSE
7 8 (4.76%) CCIE
7 8 (4.76%) CISSP
7 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.57%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.98%) CEH
9 5 (2.98%) CISM
9 5 (2.98%) GIAC
9 5 (2.98%) RHCE
10 4 (2.38%) CCDP
10 4 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.38%) CISA
10 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.38%) SLA
3 3 (1.79%) QA
4 2 (1.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) GCP
5 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.95%) vSphere
5 7 (4.17%) ProxySG
5 7 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (3.57%) XenApp
7 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.79%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.79%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.79%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.79%) XenServer
9 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Puppet
2 10 (5.95%) QRadar
3 9 (5.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.57%) Ansible
7 5 (2.98%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.98%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.38%) Kibana
8 4 (2.38%) logstash
8 4 (2.38%) Nessus
8 4 (2.38%) Nmap
8 4 (2.38%) Salt
9 3 (1.79%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.79%) Nagios
9 3 (1.79%) SCCM
9 3 (1.79%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 73 (43.45%) Cisco
2 52 (30.95%) VMware
3 42 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.48%) Citrix
5 23 (13.69%) CheckPoint
6 14 (8.33%) HP
7 13 (7.74%) Juniper
8 11 (6.55%) F5
8 11 (6.55%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.95%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.95%) Veeam
10 9 (5.36%) Dell
10 9 (5.36%) IBM
10 9 (5.36%) Oracle
10 9 (5.36%) Symantec
11 8 (4.76%) Aruba
11 8 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.76%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.17%) Mitel
13 6 (3.57%) Google