Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 56 63
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 98 157 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.05% 3.83% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.79% 20.58% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 100 74
Median daily rate £400 £401 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +16.73% -13.79%
10th Percentile £262 £274 £208
90th Percentile £553 £550 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £66.81 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.06% +251.63% -15.56%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% +37.50%

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 551 763 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.12% 18.62% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 410 341
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.76%
10th Percentile £226 £230 £143
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 90
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.73 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.32% -14.22% -34.14%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £66.81 £47.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 -14 42 £360 -15.29% 16
Essex +29 18 £400 +2.89% 13
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £388 +8.01% 16
Norfolk +14 9 £400 -8.57% 5
Bedfordshire -7 7 £463 +5.71% 7
Suffolk -6 6 £265 -19.70% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 52 (53.06%) Cisco
2 33 (33.67%) LAN
3 28 (28.57%) WAN
4 24 (24.49%) Windows
5 23 (23.47%) VMware
6 22 (22.45%) VPN
7 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 20 (20.41%) Data Centre
9 19 (19.39%) Linux
9 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
9 19 (19.39%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
10 18 (18.37%) Internet
10 18 (18.37%) DNS
10 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
11 17 (17.35%) DHCP
12 16 (16.33%) Active Directory
12 16 (16.33%) Wireless
13 15 (15.31%) CCNP
13 15 (15.31%) ITIL
14 14 (14.29%) Python
15 13 (13.27%) Project Management
16 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
17 11 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (11.22%) CCNA
17 11 (11.22%) CheckPoint
17 11 (11.22%) SIEM
18 10 (10.20%) F5
18 10 (10.20%) 802.1X
18 10 (10.20%) Palo Alto

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 (7.14%) Confluence
2 6 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Azure
2 6 (6.12%) AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Office 365
4 3 (3.06%) IaaS
5 2 (2.04%) Akamai
5 2 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.02%) PaaS
6 1 (1.02%) SaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Serverless
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.67%) LAN
2 28 (28.57%) WAN
3 22 (22.45%) VPN
4 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 18 (18.37%) DNS
5 18 (18.37%) Internet
6 17 (17.35%) DHCP
7 16 (16.33%) Wireless
8 10 (10.20%) Broadband
8 10 (10.20%) VoIP
8 10 (10.20%) WLAN
9 9 (9.18%) 802.11
9 9 (9.18%) Ethernet
9 9 (9.18%) HTTP
9 9 (9.18%) Network Security
9 9 (9.18%) VLAN
10 8 (8.16%) HTTPS
10 8 (8.16%) SAN
10 8 (8.16%) Wireshark
10 8 (8.16%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Big Data
2 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
2 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
1 8 (8.16%) JIRA
2 2 (2.04%) AutoIt
2 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.04%) TestRail
3 1 (1.02%) GitLab
3 1 (1.02%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (4.08%) Finance
1 4 (4.08%) Public Sector
1 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.06%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (37.76%) Network Engineer
2 9 (9.18%) Analyst
2 9 (9.18%) Architect
2 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Developer
3 8 (8.16%) Network Architect
4 7 (7.14%) Consultant
4 7 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Linux Developer
5 6 (6.12%) Python Developer
6 5 (5.10%) C Developer
6 5 (5.10%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Head of Networks
8 3 (3.06%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.02%) Django
2 1 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) IPTV
3 5 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.06%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) PKI
4 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) NHS
5 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.02%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Linux
3 18 (18.37%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.04%) CentOS
6 2 (2.04%) Unix
6 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.02%) Android
7 1 (1.02%) Debian
7 1 (1.02%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) ITIL
2 13 (13.27%) Project Management
3 11 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.22%) SIEM
4 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (9.18%) High Availability
5 9 (9.18%) Information Security
5 9 (9.18%) Network Management
5 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (8.16%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.16%) Scrum
6 8 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 7 (7.14%) Change Management
7 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (7.14%) Open Source
7 7 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) Python
2 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.18%) C
4 4 (4.08%) SQL
5 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
7 1 (1.02%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.02%) Java
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.31%) CCNP
3 11 (11.22%) CCNA
4 9 (9.18%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (6.12%) Degree
7 4 (4.08%) CISSP
8 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.04%) CCIE
9 2 (2.04%) MCSE
9 2 (2.04%) SANS
10 1 (1.02%) CCSA
10 1 (1.02%) CISA
10 1 (1.02%) CISM
10 1 (1.02%) GIAC
10 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
2 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.06%) NIST
3 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.04%) PMO
5 1 (1.02%) GDPR
5 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.12%) vSphere
5 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.06%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) HP ALM
2 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.10%) Terraform
3 2 (2.04%) EnCase
3 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.04%) PowerCLI
3 2 (2.04%) Puppet
3 2 (2.04%) QRadar
3 2 (2.04%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.04%) vRealize
4 1 (1.02%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.02%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.02%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 52 (53.06%) Cisco
2 23 (23.47%) VMware
3 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.22%) CheckPoint
5 10 (10.20%) F5
5 10 (10.20%) HP
5 10 (10.20%) Juniper
5 10 (10.20%) Palo Alto
6 6 (6.12%) Citrix
6 6 (6.12%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.08%) Meraki
7 4 (4.08%) Splunk
7 4 (4.08%) WatchGuard
8 3 (3.06%) Arista
8 3 (3.06%) Aruba
8 3 (3.06%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.06%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.04%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.04%) Tufin
9 2 (2.04%) Veeam