Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 44 43
Rank change year-on-year -15 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 85 55 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.41% 3.78% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.14% 17.68% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 119
10th Percentile £224 £165 £213
25th Percentile £278 £187 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £415 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +27.69% -13.33% -6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £405 £475
90th Percentile £575 £449 £542
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
10th Percentile - - £18.28
25th Percentile - - £18.69
Median hourly rate £28.56 £50.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -42.88% +153.16% -70.44%
75th Percentile - - £21.19
90th Percentile - - £21.83
England median hourly rate £28.03 £23.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.87% -48.89% +20.00%

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 402 311 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.12% 21.37% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 172 395
10th Percentile £169 £155 £213
25th Percentile £263 £213 £307
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £328 £400
Median % change year-on-year +22.14% -18.13% -
75th Percentile £488 £438 £488
90th Percentile £563 £469 £575
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 49
10th Percentile - £12.34 £13.38
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.63 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -32.28% +47.66% -7.91%
75th Percentile £19.80 £50.00 £43.00
90th Percentile £28.47 £53.75 £47.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.67%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -4 32 £458 +21.19% 30
Cambridgeshire -18 19 £290 -27.50% 17
Essex -8 16 £307 -18.20% 1
Bedfordshire -18 9 £413 +26.92% 13
Norfolk -8 8 £350 +112.16% 4
Suffolk -18 1 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 29 (34.12%) DNS
2 28 (32.94%) Cisco
3 25 (29.41%) VMware
4 24 (28.24%) Windows
4 24 (28.24%) WAN
5 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (22.35%) Azure
6 19 (22.35%) DHCP
7 17 (20.00%) VPN
7 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 17 (20.00%) Wireless
7 17 (20.00%) Network Security
8 16 (18.82%) LAN
8 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
8 16 (18.82%) Windows Server
9 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 15 (17.65%) CheckPoint
10 13 (15.29%) Citrix
10 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.29%) Hyper-V
10 13 (15.29%) Ansible
10 13 (15.29%) Social Skills
11 11 (12.94%) SCCM
11 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
12 10 (11.76%) Linux
12 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (11.76%) SD-WAN
12 10 (11.76%) Palo Alto
13 9 (10.59%) Microsoft 365

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 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) nginx
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.35%) Azure
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (8.24%) AWS
4 5 (5.88%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (3.53%) GCP
7 2 (2.35%) SaaS
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Akamai
8 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.18%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (1.18%) IaaS
8 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) DNS
2 24 (28.24%) WAN
3 19 (22.35%) DHCP
4 17 (20.00%) Network Security
4 17 (20.00%) VPN
4 17 (20.00%) Wireless
5 16 (18.82%) LAN
6 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.76%) SD-WAN
8 9 (10.59%) BGP
8 9 (10.59%) OSPF
9 7 (8.24%) IPv4
9 7 (8.24%) VLAN
10 6 (7.06%) MPLS
10 6 (7.06%) VSAN
11 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (5.88%) SSL
12 4 (4.71%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (4.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.88%) Power BI
2 5 (5.88%) QlikView
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.35%) GitLab
3 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.18%) Selenium
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 13 (15.29%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.71%) Documentation Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.18%) Law
6 1 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.41%) Consultant
3 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Data Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Wintel Support
7 3 (3.53%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.18%) Express
3 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.71%) NHS
3 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.53%) CMDB
4 3 (3.53%) SCADA
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) FPGA
5 1 (1.18%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Windows
2 16 (18.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.76%) Linux
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.53%) CentOS
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) Unix
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.18%) OpenBSD
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.59%) Network Design
2 8 (9.41%) DevOps
2 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (8.24%) Load Balancing
3 7 (8.24%) Migration
3 7 (8.24%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (8.24%) Patch Management
4 6 (7.06%) ITIL
4 6 (7.06%) Project Management
4 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture
4 6 (7.06%) SIEM
5 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.88%) Change Management
5 5 (5.88%) Network Management
6 4 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (4.71%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) Python
2 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.24%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VB
4 4 (4.71%) Bash
5 2 (2.35%) Ruby
6 1 (1.18%) C
6 1 (1.18%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.59%) Degree
3 8 (9.41%) CCNP
3 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) CISSP
5 4 (4.71%) CCIE
6 3 (3.53%) CCNA
6 3 (3.53%) HND
7 2 (2.35%) CEH
7 2 (2.35%) MCSE
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) CCSP
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) GDPR
2 4 (4.71%) NIST
3 3 (3.53%) GxP
3 3 (3.53%) SLA
4 2 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.18%) GPG13
5 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.18%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (15.29%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (9.41%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (9.41%) XenApp
5 7 (8.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 7 (8.24%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.06%) vSphere
7 5 (5.88%) VMware NSX
8 4 (4.71%) vCloud
8 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.53%) NFS
10 1 (1.18%) Docker
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.18%) Postfix
10 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Ansible
2 11 (12.94%) SCCM
3 8 (9.41%) Puppet
4 7 (8.24%) NetBackup
5 6 (7.06%) Terraform
6 5 (5.88%) vCenter Server
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (3.53%) FortiGate
7 3 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.35%) Kibana
8 2 (2.35%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.35%) logstash
8 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.35%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) Nexpose
9 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.18%) QRadar
9 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (32.94%) Cisco
2 25 (29.41%) VMware
3 15 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.29%) Citrix
5 10 (11.76%) Palo Alto
6 8 (9.41%) F5
6 8 (9.41%) HP
7 7 (8.24%) Ivanti
7 7 (8.24%) Shavlik
8 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.71%) Dell
9 4 (4.71%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.71%) Juniper
9 4 (4.71%) McAfee
9 4 (4.71%) Zscaler
10 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
10 3 (3.53%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.53%) Symantec