Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 59 71
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 172 166 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.00% 3.51% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 21.34% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 78 94
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £208 £208
90th Percentile £559 £500 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
East of England median hourly rate £45.91 £18.57 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.23% +6.10% -56.25%
10th Percentile £14.05 £10.80 £13.51
90th Percentile £66.81 £44.00 £25.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £24.61
% change year-on-year -10.45% +36.12% +7.00%

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 731 778 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.99% 16.45% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 347 458
East of England median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £251 £150 £159
90th Percentile £550 £549 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 81 95
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £17.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% -14.57% -46.93%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.50 £45.10
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year +7.50% +7.01% -25.24%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +7 61 £450 +20.00% 37
Bedfordshire +18 28 £425 -5.56% 15
Cambridgeshire -11 27 £393 -5.99% 36
Essex +10 26 £361 -9.88% 9
Norfolk +1 20 £436 +75.38% 7
Suffolk -3 8 £450 - 11
East Anglia - 1 £305 - 14
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 87 (50.58%) Cisco
2 48 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 47 (27.33%) LAN
4 45 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (23.84%) WAN
6 39 (22.67%) CCNP
6 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
7 38 (22.09%) Network Security
8 35 (20.35%) Security Cleared
9 34 (19.77%) Juniper
10 30 (17.44%) SC Cleared
11 29 (16.86%) VMware
12 28 (16.28%) DNS
13 27 (15.70%) Windows
14 26 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (13.37%) CCNA
16 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
16 22 (12.79%) Network Management
16 22 (12.79%) F5
16 22 (12.79%) Palo Alto
17 21 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (12.21%) VPN
17 21 (12.21%) Linux
18 19 (11.05%) Wireless
18 19 (11.05%) Active Directory
19 18 (10.47%) BGP
19 18 (10.47%) CCSA
20 17 (9.88%) CCSE
20 17 (9.88%) OSPF

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 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) Apache
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.88%) Office 365
2 16 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) Akamai
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Smartsheet
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (27.33%) LAN
2 41 (23.84%) WAN
3 38 (22.09%) Network Security
4 28 (16.28%) DNS
5 26 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 23 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
8 21 (12.21%) VPN
9 19 (11.05%) Wireless
10 18 (10.47%) BGP
11 17 (9.88%) OSPF
12 14 (8.14%) DHCP
13 13 (7.56%) VoIP
14 11 (6.40%) DMZ
14 11 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (5.81%) VLAN
16 9 (5.23%) MPLS
17 8 (4.65%) Cisco ISE
17 8 (4.65%) Wireshark
18 7 (4.07%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) GIS
2 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.91%) JIRA
2 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.58%) JMeter
3 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.58%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.58%) Trac
General
1 15 (8.72%) Retail
2 13 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.23%) Finance
4 4 (2.33%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (35.47%) Network Engineer
2 20 (11.63%) Consultant
3 19 (11.05%) Architect
4 17 (9.88%) Security Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (7.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (6.40%) Developer
7 10 (5.81%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.81%) Security Architect
8 9 (5.23%) Administrator
8 9 (5.23%) Network Security Architect
8 9 (5.23%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Analyst
9 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.07%) Network Administrator
10 7 (4.07%) Unix Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Network Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 5 (2.91%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.33%) XML
3 3 (1.74%) HTML
4 2 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) .NET
5 1 (0.58%) CGI
5 1 (0.58%) Middleware
5 1 (0.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.40%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.07%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.91%) CMDB
5 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.16%) Clustering
6 2 (1.16%) DataPower
6 2 (1.16%) FMCG
6 2 (1.16%) HACMP
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) SCADA
6 2 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.70%) Windows
2 21 (12.21%) Linux
3 16 (9.30%) Unix
4 10 (5.81%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.65%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.33%) AIX
8 4 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.16%) Solaris
10 2 (1.16%) VMS
10 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.79%) Network Management
2 13 (7.56%) Migration
3 11 (6.40%) Change Management
3 11 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (6.40%) Load Balancing
3 11 (6.40%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (5.81%) Network Design
5 9 (5.23%) Architectural Design
5 9 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (5.23%) SIEM
6 8 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.65%) ITIL
7 7 (4.07%) Information Security
7 7 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (4.07%) Service Management
8 6 (3.49%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.49%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.91%) Project Management
9 5 (2.91%) Project Planning
9 5 (2.91%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 10 (5.81%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.07%) SQL
5 5 (2.91%) C
5 5 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.16%) Korn
6 2 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (22.67%) CCNP
3 35 (20.35%) Security Cleared
4 30 (17.44%) SC Cleared
5 23 (13.37%) CCNA
6 18 (10.47%) CCSA
7 17 (9.88%) CCSE
8 13 (7.56%) Check Point Certification
9 11 (6.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.07%) CCDP
11 6 (3.49%) Degree
12 4 (2.33%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.74%) CCIE
13 3 (1.74%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.16%) CISSP
14 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (1.16%) VCP6
15 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
15 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 5 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.16%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.05%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.56%) vSphere
4 12 (6.98%) VMware NSX
5 10 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.91%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.16%) PowerHA
8 2 (1.16%) vCloud
8 2 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.16%) XenApp
8 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.58%) Firmware
9 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) vRealize
2 11 (6.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 6 (3.49%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.91%) SCCM
5 4 (2.33%) CASB
5 4 (2.33%) Nagios
5 4 (2.33%) Stealthwatch
6 3 (1.74%) Nessus
6 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.74%) Puppet
6 3 (1.74%) WSUS
7 2 (1.16%) Ansible
7 2 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.16%) Linux-HA
7 2 (1.16%) PowerCLI
7 2 (1.16%) SCOM
7 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 87 (50.58%) Cisco
2 48 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 34 (19.77%) Juniper
4 29 (16.86%) VMware
5 22 (12.79%) F5
5 22 (12.79%) Palo Alto
6 16 (9.30%) Citrix
7 15 (8.72%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.72%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.23%) Zscaler
9 8 (4.65%) Blue Coat
10 7 (4.07%) Arista
10 7 (4.07%) HP
11 5 (2.91%) Computacenter
11 5 (2.91%) IBM
11 5 (2.91%) NetApp
11 5 (2.91%) Splunk
12 4 (2.33%) Aruba
13 3 (1.74%) 3Com
13 3 (1.74%) Meraki