Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 70 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 -29 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 171 148 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.43% 3.14% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 17.25% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 90 120
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £202 £212 £225
90th Percentile £500 £550 £525
England median daily rate £435 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +7.08% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 6
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.15 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -57.12% +68.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.58 £28.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.28 £45.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -1.96% +8.51%

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 832 858 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.69% 18.18% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 455 479
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £162 £177 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 99 64
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.96 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -49.44% +27.20%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.40 £12.76
90th Percentile £46.88 £42.60 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -9 49 £388 +2.65% 24
Cambridgeshire -2 40 £400 +8.11% 49
Bedfordshire +13 24 £450 +7.14% 4
Norfolk +23 23 £249 -33.67% 5
Suffolk -2 23 £450 -8.16% 4
Essex +3 12 £400 +23.08% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 84 (49.12%) Cisco
2 59 (34.50%) Windows
3 53 (30.99%) VMware
4 52 (30.41%) Active Directory
5 50 (29.24%) LAN
6 49 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 45 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 45 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 43 (25.15%) WAN
8 43 (25.15%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (24.56%) Windows Server
10 41 (23.98%) VPN
11 37 (21.64%) Network Security
12 36 (21.05%) DNS
13 32 (18.71%) TCP/IP
14 30 (17.54%) Wireless
15 26 (15.20%) Information Security
15 26 (15.20%) VoIP
15 26 (15.20%) CCNP
15 26 (15.20%) SQL
15 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
16 25 (14.62%) CheckPoint
17 24 (14.04%) Citrix
17 24 (14.04%) Migration
17 24 (14.04%) Network Management
18 23 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (13.45%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (12.87%) ITIL
20 21 (12.28%) DHCP

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 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.60%) IIS
3 6 (3.51%) Apache
3 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.34%) nginx
5 4 (2.34%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.75%) Confluence
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.68%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.43%) Office 365
4 7 (4.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.75%) Stackdriver
5 3 (1.75%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.58%) Akamai
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.24%) LAN
2 43 (25.15%) WAN
3 41 (23.98%) VPN
4 37 (21.64%) Network Security
5 36 (21.05%) DNS
6 32 (18.71%) TCP/IP
7 30 (17.54%) Wireless
8 26 (15.20%) VoIP
9 23 (13.45%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (13.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (12.28%) DHCP
11 19 (11.11%) VLAN
12 18 (10.53%) HTTP
13 17 (9.94%) OSPF
13 17 (9.94%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (9.36%) IPsec
15 15 (8.77%) BGP
16 14 (8.19%) SMTP
16 14 (8.19%) Wireshark
17 13 (7.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.68%) MySQL
3 5 (2.92%) Big Data
3 5 (2.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.34%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.75%) JIRA
6 1 (0.58%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.43%) Finance
3 10 (5.85%) Legal
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
5 4 (2.34%) Law
6 2 (1.17%) Local Government
6 2 (1.17%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (23.98%) Network Engineer
2 18 (10.53%) Analyst
3 15 (8.77%) Administrator
4 12 (7.02%) Consultant
4 12 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (7.02%) Security Engineer
4 12 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Architect
5 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.09%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.51%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.51%) Security Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.26%) Middleware
2 7 (4.09%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.51%) Software Packaging
3 6 (3.51%) Web Services
4 5 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.75%) Node.js
6 2 (1.17%) SAML
7 1 (0.58%) HTML
7 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.58%) OAuth
7 1 (0.58%) REST
7 1 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.85%) PKI
4 9 (5.26%) Clustering
5 8 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.68%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.68%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.51%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.34%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.34%) Replication
8 3 (1.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (1.17%) CMDB
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.50%) Windows
2 42 (24.56%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.53%) Linux
4 9 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.51%) zOS
7 5 (2.92%) CentOS
7 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.34%) Unix
8 4 (2.34%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.75%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.75%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.75%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.58%) Fedora
11 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.20%) Information Security
2 24 (14.04%) Migration
2 24 (14.04%) Network Management
3 22 (12.87%) ITIL
4 21 (12.28%) Load Balancing
5 17 (9.94%) SIEM
6 14 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (8.19%) Validation
7 13 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (7.02%) High Availability
8 12 (7.02%) Identity Management
8 12 (7.02%) Penetration Testing
8 12 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 11 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.85%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.85%) Project Management
10 10 (5.85%) Secure Coding
11 9 (5.26%) Network Optimisation
11 9 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.20%) SQL
2 13 (7.60%) C
2 13 (7.60%) Python
3 10 (5.85%) Bash Shell
4 7 (4.09%) PHP
5 6 (3.51%) JCL
5 6 (3.51%) Perl
5 6 (3.51%) Ruby
6 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.75%) Java
8 2 (1.17%) C#
9 1 (0.58%) AWK
9 1 (0.58%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) R
9 1 (0.58%) sed
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (25.15%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (15.20%) CCNP
2 26 (15.20%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.77%) CCNA
4 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.43%) Degree
7 10 (5.85%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.68%) CCIE
9 7 (4.09%) CCSA
10 5 (2.92%) CCSE
10 5 (2.92%) GIAC
10 5 (2.92%) MCSE
11 4 (2.34%) CCDP
11 4 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.34%) CISSP
11 4 (2.34%) MCP
11 4 (2.34%) RHCE
11 4 (2.34%) SANS
12 3 (1.75%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) GDPR
2 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.75%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.17%) PMO
4 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 52 (30.41%) Active Directory
2 49 (28.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.02%) vSphere
4 8 (4.68%) ProxySG
5 7 (4.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (4.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.92%) XenApp
7 4 (2.34%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.75%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.75%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.75%) XenServer
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Clustering
1 8 (4.68%) Puppet
2 6 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.92%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.92%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.34%) Ansible
4 4 (2.34%) Kibana
4 4 (2.34%) logstash
4 4 (2.34%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.75%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.75%) Salt
5 3 (1.75%) SCCM
5 3 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.17%) Nmap
6 2 (1.17%) vMotion
6 2 (1.17%) vRealize
7 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 84 (49.12%) Cisco
2 53 (30.99%) VMware
3 45 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 25 (14.62%) CheckPoint
5 24 (14.04%) Citrix
6 15 (8.77%) Juniper
7 14 (8.19%) HP
7 14 (8.19%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.85%) F5
8 10 (5.85%) SolarWinds
8 10 (5.85%) Veeam
9 9 (5.26%) Aruba
9 9 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 9 (5.26%) Dell
10 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.68%) Symantec
11 7 (4.09%) Oracle
11 7 (4.09%) Splunk
12 6 (3.51%) Google
12 6 (3.51%) IBM