Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 35 39
Rank change year-on-year -26 +4 +39
Contract jobs citing Firewall 169 222 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.53% 4.91% 4.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.84% 27.78% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 109 120
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £232
90th Percentile £550 £540 £502
England median daily rate £423 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.10% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 17
East of England median hourly rate £24.75 £29.61 £21.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.41% +40.97% -15.98%
10th Percentile £15.79 £19.92 £12.50
90th Percentile £29.00 £34.12 £37.40
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +17.50% -10.61% -10.50%

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 811 799 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.95% 17.66% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 417 375
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £192 £213
90th Percentile £550 £546 £558
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 55 106
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £34.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +15.00% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.11 £13.95 £12.38
90th Percentile £49.25 £44.65 £57.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -23 72 £370 -1.33% 28
Cambridgeshire +4 32 £260 -48.00% 20
Norfolk +3 22 £356 -20.83% 9
Essex -2 21 £320 -1.54% 6
Bedfordshire -28 20 £296 -10.23% 6
Suffolk -5 8 £550 +51.72% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 84 (49.70%) Cisco
2 50 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (29.59%) LAN
3 48 (28.40%) Windows
4 44 (26.04%) WAN
5 41 (24.26%) VMware
6 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
7 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
8 34 (20.12%) VPN
9 33 (19.53%) CCNA
9 33 (19.53%) Wireless
10 31 (18.34%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (18.34%) Windows Server
11 29 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (14.79%) SIEM
13 24 (14.20%) Data Centre
13 24 (14.20%) Information Security
14 23 (13.61%) CCNP
14 23 (13.61%) E-Commerce
14 23 (13.61%) Juniper
15 22 (13.02%) HP
16 21 (12.43%) DHCP
16 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
16 21 (12.43%) SAN
17 20 (11.83%) CheckPoint
17 20 (11.83%) ITIL
17 20 (11.83%) DNS
17 20 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (11.83%) Network Security
18 18 (10.65%) Degree

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 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (5.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) IIS
6 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) Apache
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.59%) Liferay
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Office 365
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (29.59%) LAN
2 44 (26.04%) WAN
3 34 (20.12%) VPN
4 33 (19.53%) Wireless
5 21 (12.43%) DHCP
5 21 (12.43%) SAN
6 20 (11.83%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (11.83%) DNS
6 20 (11.83%) Network Security
7 17 (10.06%) TCP/IP
8 15 (8.88%) VoIP
8 15 (8.88%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (8.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
11 12 (7.10%) IPsec
12 11 (6.51%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (6.51%) HTTP
12 11 (6.51%) SNMP
12 11 (6.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.14%) DB2
4 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.55%) MySQL
5 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.18%) Big Data
8 1 (0.59%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Ant
1 6 (3.55%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.55%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.55%) Subversion
2 2 (1.18%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (6.51%) Finance
1 11 (6.51%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.37%) Billing
3 3 (1.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.18%) Law
5 1 (0.59%) French Language
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 45 (26.63%) Analyst
3 15 (8.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (7.10%) Consultant
4 12 (7.10%) Security Analyst
5 11 (6.51%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Architect
6 9 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (4.73%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.14%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Security Consultant
8 7 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (4.14%) Wintel Analyst
9 6 (3.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.55%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.14%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.96%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.18%) SAML
4 1 (0.59%) Core Data
4 1 (0.59%) Java EE
4 1 (0.59%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (3.55%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.37%) Clustering
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.37%) HP Storage
8 4 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.78%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.78%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) DataPower
10 2 (1.18%) iPad
10 2 (1.18%) iPhone
11 1 (0.59%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.40%) Windows
2 31 (18.34%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.65%) Linux
4 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.88%) Unix
6 14 (8.28%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.73%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.96%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.37%) CentOS
9 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.18%) Kali Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.59%) AIX
11 1 (0.59%) Solaris
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.34%) Cybersecurity
2 25 (14.79%) SIEM
3 24 (14.20%) Information Security
4 23 (13.61%) E-Commerce
5 20 (11.83%) ITIL
6 18 (10.65%) Network Design
7 17 (10.06%) Migration
8 16 (9.47%) Change Control
9 15 (8.88%) Use Case
10 11 (6.51%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (5.33%) High Availability
11 9 (5.33%) Network Management
11 9 (5.33%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (5.33%) Security Operations
12 8 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.73%) DNA
12 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (4.73%) Risk Management
13 7 (4.14%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.14%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.10%) Java
2 11 (6.51%) Bash Shell
2 11 (6.51%) Python
3 7 (4.14%) SQL
4 6 (3.55%) PHP
4 6 (3.55%) Ruby
5 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.37%) Perl
7 3 (1.78%) C
8 1 (0.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 50 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (19.53%) CCNA
3 23 (13.61%) CCNP
4 18 (10.65%) Degree
5 17 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 14 (8.28%) CISSP
7 13 (7.69%) CISM
7 13 (7.69%) OSCP
8 11 (6.51%) GIAC
8 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared
9 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (4.14%) CCIE
10 7 (4.14%) CEH
11 6 (3.55%) MCSE
12 5 (2.96%) CISA
12 5 (2.96%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (1.78%) CCSA
14 3 (1.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.37%) SLA
3 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.18%) GDPR
5 1 (0.59%) AS 2805
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.59%) P3O
5 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 36 (21.30%) Active Directory
2 29 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.69%) vSphere
4 9 (5.33%) DFS Replication
5 8 (4.73%) NFS
6 4 (2.37%) iptables
6 4 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.37%) XenApp
7 3 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.51%) vCenter Server
2 10 (5.92%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (5.92%) QRadar
2 10 (5.92%) SCCM
3 9 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (4.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (3.55%) Ansible
5 6 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.55%) Puppet
6 5 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.37%) Nessus
8 3 (1.78%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.78%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.18%) Cacti
9 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.18%) Nmap
9 2 (1.18%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.18%) SCOM
9 2 (1.18%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 84 (49.70%) Cisco
2 41 (24.26%) VMware
3 35 (20.71%) Microsoft
4 23 (13.61%) Juniper
5 22 (13.02%) HP
6 20 (11.83%) CheckPoint
7 17 (10.06%) IBM
8 14 (8.28%) Oracle
9 12 (7.10%) F5
10 11 (6.51%) Citrix
10 11 (6.51%) McAfee
10 11 (6.51%) NetApp
11 9 (5.33%) Clearswift
11 9 (5.33%) Huawei
12 6 (3.55%) hybris
12 6 (3.55%) Intershop
12 6 (3.55%) Mitel
12 6 (3.55%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.96%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.96%) Forcepoint