Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -29 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 166 224 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.30% 4.66% 4.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.32% 26.38% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 113 135
East of England median daily rate £360 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £220 £207 £233
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
England median daily rate £410 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 23
East of England median hourly rate £24.50 £29.56 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.10% +37.31% -18.00%
10th Percentile £15.79 £22.55 £15.80
90th Percentile £29.00 £38.88 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.73 £21.64
% change year-on-year +20.60% -4.19% -11.23%

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 859 849 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.09% 17.66% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 455 430
East of England median daily rate £363 £371 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% -1.07% +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £193 £213
90th Percentile £566 £538 £538
England median daily rate £408 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 68 119
East of England median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £29.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +18.81% +17.84%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.68 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £44.15 £50.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 72 £375 - 10
Cambridgeshire +7 38 £336 -10.53% 12
Bedfordshire -23 23 £325 -1.52% 1
Essex -34 23 £320 +16.36% 7
Suffolk +4 11 £550 +51.72% 1
Norfolk -15 5 £463 -5.13% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 87 (52.41%) Cisco
2 55 (33.13%) Windows
3 50 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (29.52%) LAN
5 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
6 42 (25.30%) VMware
7 40 (24.10%) WAN
8 38 (22.89%) Active Directory
9 36 (21.69%) Windows Server
10 34 (20.48%) VPN
10 34 (20.48%) Wireless
11 30 (18.07%) Data Centre
12 29 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (15.66%) HP
13 26 (15.66%) CCNA
14 25 (15.06%) CCNP
15 24 (14.46%) Juniper
16 23 (13.86%) SAN
16 23 (13.86%) DHCP
17 22 (13.25%) DNS
17 22 (13.25%) Linux
17 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
17 22 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (12.05%) Information Security
19 19 (11.45%) CheckPoint
19 19 (11.45%) Network Security
20 18 (10.84%) Migration
21 17 (10.24%) Citrix
21 17 (10.24%) Unix

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 17 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.63%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.61%) IIS
6 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.20%) Site Server
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.60%) Liferay
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.83%) Office 365
2 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (29.52%) LAN
2 40 (24.10%) WAN
3 34 (20.48%) VPN
3 34 (20.48%) Wireless
4 23 (13.86%) DHCP
4 23 (13.86%) SAN
5 22 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (13.25%) DNS
6 19 (11.45%) Network Security
7 17 (10.24%) VoIP
8 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
8 16 (9.64%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (8.43%) SSL
10 13 (7.83%) BGP
10 13 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (7.83%) OSPF
11 12 (7.23%) Cisco Wireless
11 12 (7.23%) Internet
11 12 (7.23%) IPsec
12 11 (6.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.01%) DB2
6 4 (2.41%) MySQL
6 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.60%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Ant
1 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.41%) Subversion
2 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (7.23%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.63%) Finance
3 4 (2.41%) Billing
4 3 (1.81%) Law
4 3 (1.81%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 38 (22.89%) Analyst
3 16 (9.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (7.23%) Architect
5 11 (6.63%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Consultant
7 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.82%) Cisco Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.22%) Wintel Analyst
10 6 (3.61%) Cisco Support
10 6 (3.61%) Design Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Network Support
10 6 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.61%) Middleware
3 3 (1.81%) CSS
3 3 (1.81%) HTML
3 3 (1.81%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.20%) SAML
4 2 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.60%) Core Data
5 1 (0.60%) Java EE
5 1 (0.60%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.60%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.61%) Clustering
3 6 (3.61%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.41%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.81%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) DataPower
7 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (33.13%) Windows
2 36 (21.69%) Windows Server
3 22 (13.25%) Linux
4 17 (10.24%) Unix
5 15 (9.04%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.42%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.41%) CentOS
10 2 (1.20%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.25%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (12.05%) Information Security
3 18 (10.84%) Migration
4 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
4 17 (10.24%) ITIL
5 15 (9.04%) Change Control
6 14 (8.43%) Network Design
7 13 (7.83%) High Availability
7 13 (7.83%) SIEM
8 10 (6.02%) Network Management
8 10 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.82%) Identity Management
10 8 (4.82%) Network Optimisation
10 8 (4.82%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.22%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.22%) Service Management
11 7 (4.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (3.61%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.83%) Python
2 11 (6.63%) SQL
3 10 (6.02%) Bash Shell
3 10 (6.02%) Java
4 8 (4.82%) Perl
5 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.41%) PHP
6 4 (2.41%) Ruby
7 3 (1.81%) C
7 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) Jython
8 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (30.12%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (15.66%) CCNA
3 25 (15.06%) CCNP
4 17 (10.24%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.43%) Degree
6 13 (7.83%) CCIE
7 11 (6.63%) OSCP
7 11 (6.63%) SC Cleared
8 10 (6.02%) CISSP
9 9 (5.42%) CISM
9 9 (5.42%) GIAC
10 5 (3.01%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (1.81%) CCSA
12 3 (1.81%) CCSP
12 3 (1.81%) CEH
12 3 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.01%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 38 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.63%) vSphere
5 9 (5.42%) DFS Replication
6 8 (4.82%) NFS
7 7 (4.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (3.01%) XenApp
9 4 (2.41%) iptables
9 4 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.41%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (6.02%) SCCM
1 10 (6.02%) vCenter Server
2 9 (5.42%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (5.42%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (3.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (2.41%) Ansible
4 4 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.41%) Puppet
5 3 (1.81%) SCOM
6 2 (1.20%) Cacti
6 2 (1.20%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.20%) PowerCLI
6 2 (1.20%) SmokePing
6 2 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.60%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 87 (52.41%) Cisco
2 43 (25.90%) Microsoft
3 42 (25.30%) VMware
4 26 (15.66%) HP
5 24 (14.46%) Juniper
6 19 (11.45%) CheckPoint
7 17 (10.24%) Citrix
8 16 (9.64%) F5
9 14 (8.43%) McAfee
10 13 (7.83%) Oracle
11 11 (6.63%) NetApp
12 9 (5.42%) Clearswift
12 9 (5.42%) Huawei
13 8 (4.82%) IBM
14 7 (4.22%) Palo Alto
15 6 (3.61%) Blue Coat
15 6 (3.61%) Mitel
16 5 (3.01%) Dell
16 5 (3.01%) Forcepoint
16 5 (3.01%) Nokia