Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 82 41
Rank change year-on-year +27 -41 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 193 150 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.80% 2.96% 4.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.64% 15.99% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 82 115
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £225
90th Percentile £514 £550 £516
England median daily rate £430 £410 £410
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 7
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -47.76% +41.05%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.60 £23.56
90th Percentile £18.50 £27.70 £43.50
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.20% -9.09% +27.76%

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 892 938 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.54% 18.49% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 460 460
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £194 £170 £200
90th Percentile £550 £573 £550
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 119 62
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -32.89% +20.16%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.67 £12.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.50 £44.68
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Cambridgeshire +27 56 £425 +17.89% 25
Hertfordshire -19 45 £406 +8.33% 32
Bedfordshire +18 30 £375 -9.64% 11
Suffolk +2 25 £425 -13.27% 2
Norfolk +28 22 £335 -16.25% 5
Essex -8 15 £400 +77.78% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 74 (38.34%) Cisco
2 67 (34.72%) Windows
3 58 (30.05%) VMware
4 50 (25.91%) Microsoft
5 48 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (23.83%) CheckPoint
7 44 (22.80%) Active Directory
8 43 (22.28%) Windows Server
9 42 (21.76%) DNS
10 41 (21.24%) Linux
11 40 (20.73%) VPN
11 40 (20.73%) LAN
11 40 (20.73%) WAN
11 40 (20.73%) Data Centre
12 38 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
13 35 (18.13%) Network Security
14 34 (17.62%) Amazon AWS
15 33 (17.10%) TCP/IP
15 33 (17.10%) Wireless
16 27 (13.99%) Security Cleared
16 27 (13.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (12.95%) CCNP
18 24 (12.44%) SQL Server
18 24 (12.44%) Red Hat
18 24 (12.44%) Information Security
19 23 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
19 23 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (11.40%) Migration
20 22 (11.40%) Citrix
20 22 (11.40%) ITIL

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 (8.81%) Apache
2 15 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.74%) nginx
3 13 (6.74%) OpenStack
4 11 (5.70%) IIS
4 11 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.66%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (4.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.62%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.29%) Office 365
4 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.55%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.52%) G Suite
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Serverless
5 1 (0.52%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.76%) DNS
2 40 (20.73%) LAN
2 40 (20.73%) VPN
2 40 (20.73%) WAN
3 35 (18.13%) Network Security
4 33 (17.10%) TCP/IP
4 33 (17.10%) Wireless
5 27 (13.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 23 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (9.84%) OSPF
8 17 (8.81%) VoIP
9 16 (8.29%) BGP
10 15 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (7.25%) DHCP
11 14 (7.25%) VLAN
12 13 (6.74%) HTTP
12 13 (6.74%) SAN
12 13 (6.74%) Wireshark
13 12 (6.22%) IPsec
14 10 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (9.33%) MySQL
4 14 (7.25%) Hadoop
4 14 (7.25%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.07%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.22%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.04%) JIRA
3 2 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.52%) CodeSonar
4 1 (0.52%) git-flow
4 1 (0.52%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.52%) Selenium
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 16 (8.29%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.66%) Law
3 5 (2.59%) Finance
4 4 (2.07%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (21.24%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.65%) Analyst
3 17 (8.81%) Security Engineer
4 14 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (6.74%) Administrator
6 12 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.18%) Consultant
7 10 (5.18%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.66%) Architect
8 9 (4.66%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (4.15%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (4.15%) Network Architect
9 8 (4.15%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.63%) Technical Test Analyst
10 7 (3.63%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (2.59%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (2.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.33%) LAMP
2 14 (7.25%) Web Services
3 12 (6.22%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (6.22%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (5.18%) REST
5 7 (3.63%) Middleware
6 6 (3.11%) 802.1X
6 6 (3.11%) Software Packaging
7 5 (2.59%) LDAP
8 4 (2.07%) .NET
9 2 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.04%) Node.js
9 2 (1.04%) SAML
10 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.52%) Django
10 1 (0.52%) Java EE
10 1 (0.52%) OAuth
10 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.52%) Spring MVC
10 1 (0.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 40 (20.73%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.36%) PKI
4 13 (6.74%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.15%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.15%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.63%) Clustering
6 7 (3.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (3.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (3.11%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.11%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.59%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.04%) CMDB
10 2 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (1.04%) Replication
10 2 (1.04%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.72%) Windows
2 43 (22.28%) Windows Server
3 41 (21.24%) Linux
4 19 (9.84%) Windows 10
5 15 (7.77%) CentOS
6 10 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.18%) Ubuntu
6 10 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.66%) Unix
8 8 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.11%) zOS
11 3 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Fedora
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.44%) Information Security
2 22 (11.40%) ITIL
2 22 (11.40%) Migration
3 20 (10.36%) SIEM
4 19 (9.84%) Load Balancing
5 18 (9.33%) DevOps
6 17 (8.81%) Network Management
7 16 (8.29%) Incident Management
8 15 (7.77%) Project Management
9 14 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (6.74%) High Availability
10 13 (6.74%) Security Operations
11 12 (6.22%) Service Management
11 12 (6.22%) Test Strategy
11 12 (6.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (5.18%) Identity Management
12 10 (5.18%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (5.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.33%) Bash Shell
1 18 (9.33%) Python
1 18 (9.33%) SQL
2 17 (8.81%) JavaScript
2 17 (8.81%) Perl
3 14 (7.25%) C
3 14 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.74%) Ruby
5 6 (3.11%) Java
5 6 (3.11%) JCL
5 6 (3.11%) PHP
6 4 (2.07%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) AWK
7 1 (0.52%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.52%) C++
7 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.52%) R
7 1 (0.52%) sed
7 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (13.99%) Security Cleared
3 25 (12.95%) CCNP
4 17 (8.81%) CCNA
5 14 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.66%) CCSA
7 9 (4.66%) DV Cleared
8 8 (4.15%) CCSE
9 6 (3.11%) CCIE
9 6 (3.11%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (3.11%) GIAC
10 5 (2.59%) Degree
10 5 (2.59%) MCSE
11 4 (2.07%) CCDP
12 3 (1.55%) CCDA
12 3 (1.55%) CISSP
12 3 (1.55%) GISP
12 3 (1.55%) OSCP
12 3 (1.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) GDPR
3 3 (1.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 48 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (22.80%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.84%) Docker
4 16 (8.29%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.77%) vSphere
6 7 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (3.11%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.59%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.07%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.04%) XenApp
11 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.25%) Puppet
3 13 (6.74%) Ansible
3 13 (6.74%) FortiGate
3 13 (6.74%) Nagios
3 13 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.74%) Salt
4 12 (6.22%) Terraform
4 12 (6.22%) ZABBIX
5 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (3.63%) SCCM
6 6 (3.11%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (2.07%) vRealize
8 4 (2.07%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.55%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.55%) vMotion
10 2 (1.04%) Nmap
Vendors
1 74 (38.34%) Cisco
2 58 (30.05%) VMware
3 50 (25.91%) Microsoft
4 46 (23.83%) CheckPoint
5 24 (12.44%) Red Hat
6 22 (11.40%) Citrix
7 18 (9.33%) Juniper
8 15 (7.77%) NetApp
8 15 (7.77%) Palo Alto
9 8 (4.15%) Aruba
9 8 (4.15%) Oracle
9 8 (4.15%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.63%) F5
10 7 (3.63%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.63%) HP
10 7 (3.63%) McAfee
10 7 (3.63%) Sony
11 6 (3.11%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.11%) IBM
11 6 (3.11%) Symantec