Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 65 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 86 25 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 2.16% 4.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.40% 11.47% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 14 139
10th Percentile £206 £165 £224
25th Percentile £272 £179 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £313 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% -21.88% -
75th Percentile £500 £349 £475
90th Percentile £597 £443 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £28.56 £50.00 £17.82
Median % change year-on-year -42.88% +180.66% -3.70%
England median hourly rate £28.56 £37.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.81% -12.94% +34.92%

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 384 218 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.97% 18.81% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 132 443
10th Percentile £169 £176 £213
25th Percentile £281 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £335 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.94% -16.25% -
75th Percentile £469 £428 £475
90th Percentile £543 £522 £538
England median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 40
10th Percentile " £17.50 £13.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £19.41 £15.25
Median hourly rate £17.80 £44.50 £16.10
Median % change year-on-year -60.00% +176.40% -9.30%
75th Percentile £22.58 £50.00 £45.06
90th Percentile £28.56 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.87% +28.42% +22.20%

Firewall
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

Firewall
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 20 September 2021.

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
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 20 September 2021. 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 -18 21 £525 +61.54% 24
Essex -4 18 £239 -43.88% 10
Cambridgeshire -1 17 £438 +32.58% 23
Norfolk -1 12 £350 +112.16% 2
Bedfordshire - 12 £300 - 8
Suffolk -4 6 £238 - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Cisco
2 22 (25.58%) Azure
3 21 (24.42%) VMware
3 21 (24.42%) DNS
3 21 (24.42%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (19.77%) Data Centre
4 17 (19.77%) Palo Alto
5 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
5 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
6 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
6 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
7 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (13.95%) .NET
7 12 (13.95%) SQL
7 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (12.79%) Migration
8 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
8 11 (12.79%) DHCP
8 11 (12.79%) Linux
8 11 (12.79%) Network Security
8 11 (12.79%) Public Sector
9 10 (11.63%) Power Platform
9 10 (11.63%) Power BI
9 10 (11.63%) F5
9 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (11.63%) Python
9 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse

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 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.33%) nginx
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.16%) Magento
2 1 (1.16%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.16%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.58%) Azure
2 21 (24.42%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (11.63%) Power Platform
4 5 (5.81%) AWS
5 4 (4.65%) GCP
6 3 (3.49%) Mimecast
6 3 (3.49%) SaaS
7 2 (2.33%) Akamai
8 1 (1.16%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.16%) AWS CodePipeline
8 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.16%) Azure Pipelines
8 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.16%) Cloudflare
8 1 (1.16%) GitHub
8 1 (1.16%) IaaS
8 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.16%) PaaS
8 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) DNS
2 11 (12.79%) DHCP
2 11 (12.79%) Network Security
2 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.63%) WAN
4 9 (10.47%) Wireless
5 8 (9.30%) LAN
5 8 (9.30%) VPN
6 7 (8.14%) SNMP
6 7 (8.14%) SSL
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.98%) SD-WAN
8 5 (5.81%) HTTP
8 5 (5.81%) VLAN
9 4 (4.65%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (4.65%) HTTPS
9 4 (4.65%) Internet
9 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.49%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.49%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.63%) Power BI
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.47%) QlikView
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.16%) GitLab
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (12.79%) Public Sector
2 7 (8.14%) Social Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 5 (5.81%) Finance
5 2 (2.33%) Fire and Rescue
5 2 (2.33%) Local Government
6 1 (1.16%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Consultant
4 7 (8.14%) IT Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Firewall Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.33%) LDAP
3 2 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.16%) Django
4 1 (1.16%) EDI
4 1 (1.16%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.16%) Express
4 1 (1.16%) IDoc
4 1 (1.16%) Kafka
4 1 (1.16%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.30%) NHS
3 4 (4.65%) Clustering
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) BYOD
6 1 (1.16%) CCTV
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.16%) IPTV
6 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 15 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.79%) Linux
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (4.65%) Unix
7 2 (2.33%) CentOS
7 2 (2.33%) HPUX
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (12.79%) Migration
3 7 (8.14%) ITIL
3 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.98%) Information Security
4 6 (6.98%) SIEM
5 5 (5.81%) DevOps
5 5 (5.81%) Network Management
5 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 4 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.65%) Network Architecture
6 4 (4.65%) Patch Management
6 4 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.65%) Project Management
6 4 (4.65%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.49%) Runbook
7 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) Python
2 10 (11.63%) VB
3 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.49%) PHP
5 3 (3.49%) Ruby
6 2 (2.33%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) C
7 1 (1.16%) C#
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) Delphi
7 1 (1.16%) Go
7 1 (1.16%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) CCNA
2 4 (4.65%) CCNP
3 2 (2.33%) GCIH
3 2 (2.33%) GPEN
3 2 (2.33%) GSEC
4 1 (1.16%) APMP
4 1 (1.16%) CCIE
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 3 (3.49%) GDPR
3 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.33%) NIST
3 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.16%) COBIT
4 1 (1.16%) GRC
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 31000
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Active Directory
1 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.65%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.49%) Docker
4 3 (3.49%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (2.33%) Firmware
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.33%) vCloud
5 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.16%) NFS
6 1 (1.16%) Postfix
6 1 (1.16%) qmail
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.14%) Ansible
1 7 (8.14%) Puppet
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.81%) SCCM
3 4 (4.65%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.65%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.33%) Kibana
5 2 (2.33%) logstash
5 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.33%) Terraform
5 2 (2.33%) vRealize
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.16%) PaperCut
6 1 (1.16%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Cisco
2 21 (24.42%) VMware
3 17 (19.77%) Palo Alto
4 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.63%) F5
6 7 (8.14%) Meraki
7 6 (6.98%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.81%) Citrix
8 5 (5.81%) Zscaler
9 4 (4.65%) Splunk
10 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.49%) Dell
10 3 (3.49%) Forcepoint
10 3 (3.49%) Google
10 3 (3.49%) TOWER Software
10 3 (3.49%) ZyXEL
11 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.33%) Ivanti
11 2 (2.33%) McAfee
11 2 (2.33%) Veeam