Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 68 38
Rank change year-on-year +7 -30 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 178 164 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 3.24% 4.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.71% 18.72% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 82 113
East of England median daily rate £394 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +3.21% -9.68%
10th Percentile £173 £221 £207
90th Percentile £515 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £408 £408
% change year-on-year +4.29% - +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £24.50 £29.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.10% -17.10% +32.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.79 £22.55
90th Percentile £11.50 £29.00 £38.88
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +50.20% +12.36% +3.37%

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 903 876 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.14% 17.31% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 448 460
East of England median daily rate £400 £369 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +3.15% -4.67%
10th Percentile £175 £155 £200
90th Percentile £550 £564 £535
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 113 71
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% -22.22% +22.12%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.45 £48.40 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -10 61 £400 +6.67% 28
Cambridgeshire +19 42 £400 +13.96% 25
Bedfordshire +11 26 £363 +11.54% 12
Norfolk +25 19 £295 -36.22% 3
Suffolk -1 16 £525 -4.55% 2
Essex -26 14 £403 +20.15% 17
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 67 (37.64%) Cisco
2 62 (34.83%) Windows
3 44 (24.72%) VMware
4 42 (23.60%) CheckPoint
5 40 (22.47%) Linux
6 39 (21.91%) DNS
7 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
8 37 (20.79%) Windows Server
9 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
9 33 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (17.98%) LAN
10 32 (17.98%) Information Security
11 31 (17.42%) VPN
12 30 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
13 29 (16.29%) Wireless
14 27 (15.17%) WAN
14 27 (15.17%) Security Cleared
15 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP
16 25 (14.04%) ITIL
16 25 (14.04%) Network Security
16 25 (14.04%) Data Centre
17 24 (13.48%) CCNP
18 23 (12.92%) Juniper
19 22 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
20 20 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
21 19 (10.67%) Docker
21 19 (10.67%) Windows 10
21 19 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
22 18 (10.11%) LAMP

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 13 (7.30%) OpenStack
2 12 (6.74%) Apache
2 12 (6.74%) nginx
3 11 (6.18%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.18%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.25%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.56%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.55%) Office 365
3 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (1.69%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.56%) G Suite
6 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.91%) DNS
2 32 (17.98%) LAN
3 31 (17.42%) VPN
4 29 (16.29%) Wireless
5 27 (15.17%) WAN
6 26 (14.61%) TCP/IP
7 25 (14.04%) Network Security
8 22 (12.36%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (9.55%) OSPF
11 14 (7.87%) BGP
12 12 (6.74%) DHCP
13 11 (6.18%) VoIP
13 11 (6.18%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (5.62%) HTTP
14 10 (5.62%) SAN
14 10 (5.62%) Wireshark
15 9 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (5.06%) Unicast
16 8 (4.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (10.11%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.99%) MySQL
4 14 (7.87%) MongoDB
5 13 (7.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (6.74%) Jenkins
1 12 (6.74%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.56%) CodeSonar
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) git-flow
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 13 (7.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.06%) Law
3 5 (2.81%) Finance
4 3 (1.69%) Publishing
5 2 (1.12%) Back Office
5 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 36 (20.22%) Analyst
3 18 (10.11%) Security Engineer
4 14 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (6.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.18%) Security Analyst
6 9 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (5.06%) Consultant
6 9 (5.06%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (4.49%) Administrator
7 8 (4.49%) Architect
7 8 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Test Analyst
8 7 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.93%) Security Manager
8 7 (3.93%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.37%) Network Architect
10 5 (2.81%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.11%) LAMP
1 18 (10.11%) Web Services
2 12 (6.74%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (6.74%) LEMP Stack
3 10 (5.62%) REST
4 6 (3.37%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.81%) .NET
5 5 (2.81%) 802.1X
6 4 (2.25%) LDAP
6 4 (2.25%) Middleware
7 2 (1.12%) YAML
8 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.56%) Django
8 1 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.56%) Java EE
8 1 (0.56%) Node.js
8 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.56%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.11%) PKI
3 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.43%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.93%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (3.93%) Virtual Team
6 6 (3.37%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.37%) Over-the-Top Content
7 4 (2.25%) Clustering
7 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.69%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.12%) User Experience
10 1 (0.56%) Handset
10 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.83%) Windows
2 40 (22.47%) Linux
3 37 (20.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.67%) Windows 10
5 14 (7.87%) CentOS
6 11 (6.18%) Unix
7 10 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 10 (5.62%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.37%) zOS
10 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.56%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.98%) Information Security
2 25 (14.04%) ITIL
3 18 (10.11%) SIEM
4 17 (9.55%) DevOps
5 16 (8.99%) Migration
6 15 (8.43%) Incident Management
6 15 (8.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (6.74%) Security Operations
8 12 (6.74%) Test Strategy
9 11 (6.18%) High Availability
10 10 (5.62%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (5.06%) Network Management
11 9 (5.06%) Project Management
11 9 (5.06%) Threat Intelligence
12 8 (4.49%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.55%) JavaScript
1 17 (9.55%) Perl
2 16 (8.99%) Bash Shell
2 16 (8.99%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.99%) Python
3 12 (6.74%) Ruby
4 11 (6.18%) C
5 10 (5.62%) SQL
6 6 (3.37%) JCL
7 4 (2.25%) C#
7 4 (2.25%) Java
8 2 (1.12%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 33 (18.54%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 24 (13.48%) CCNP
4 17 (9.55%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.43%) CCNA
6 7 (3.93%) CCSA
6 7 (3.93%) Degree
7 6 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.81%) CCSE
9 4 (2.25%) CCIE
9 4 (2.25%) GIAC
10 3 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.69%) GISP
10 3 (1.69%) OSCP
11 2 (1.12%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.12%) CCDA
11 2 (1.12%) CISM
11 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.81%) SLA
3 4 (2.25%) GDPR
3 4 (2.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (18.54%) Active Directory
1 33 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.67%) Docker
3 12 (6.74%) vSphere
4 11 (6.18%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (3.93%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (3.37%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.81%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.25%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.12%) Firmware
10 1 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.56%) KVM
10 1 (0.56%) vCloud
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.56%) Xen
10 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (10.11%) Kubernetes
2 15 (8.43%) FortiGate
3 14 (7.87%) Terraform
4 13 (7.30%) Puppet
4 13 (7.30%) Salt
5 12 (6.74%) Ansible
5 12 (6.74%) Nagios
5 12 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.74%) ZABBIX
6 7 (3.93%) SCCM
7 5 (2.81%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.25%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.25%) vRealize
8 4 (2.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.69%) QRadar
9 3 (1.69%) vMotion
10 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.12%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 67 (37.64%) Cisco
2 44 (24.72%) VMware
3 42 (23.60%) CheckPoint
4 38 (21.35%) Microsoft
5 23 (12.92%) Juniper
6 18 (10.11%) Red Hat
7 15 (8.43%) NetApp
8 14 (7.87%) Fortinet
9 13 (7.30%) Palo Alto
10 11 (6.18%) Citrix
11 9 (5.06%) F5
12 7 (3.93%) McAfee
12 7 (3.93%) Sony
12 7 (3.93%) Symantec
13 6 (3.37%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.37%) IBM
14 5 (2.81%) Dell
15 4 (2.25%) Oracle
15 4 (2.25%) Splunk
16 3 (1.69%) HP