Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cisco Firepower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 13 November 2019 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.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 753 816
Rank change year-on-year +110 +63 +32
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 138 123 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 0.98% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 78 43
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - -8.11%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £321
90th Percentile £600 £550 £498
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Cisco Firepower 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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,278 12,528 12,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 13.21% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,248 7,588 7,947
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £193
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 579 670
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.28
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +35.16% -2.26% -14.87%

Cisco Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cisco Firepower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in England

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Firepower in England

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Firepower in England

Cisco Firepower
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower within the England region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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
London +98 40 £425 -4.76% 4
South East +40 34 £388 -10.14% 7
Midlands +44 26 £375 +18.30% 1
North of England +29 22 £365 -16.57% 7
West Midlands +51 20 £406 +28.97% 1
North West +7 18 £350 -24.32% 3
South West +10 12 £400 +8.11% 2
East Midlands +10 5 £245 -22.71%
Yorkshire +20 4 £375 +8.30% 4
East of England +21 3 £565 +32.94% 1
Cisco Firepower
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Firepower 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 England region with a requirement for Cisco Firepower.

1 134 (97.10%) Cisco
2 103 (74.64%) Firewall
3 60 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
4 56 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (36.23%) WAN
6 46 (33.33%) F5
6 46 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 43 (31.16%) CCNP
8 38 (27.54%) Network Security
8 38 (27.54%) Data Centre
9 32 (23.19%) LAN
9 32 (23.19%) BGP
10 31 (22.46%) CheckPoint
10 31 (22.46%) AWS
10 31 (22.46%) Cisco ISE
11 29 (21.01%) VPN
12 28 (20.29%) Wireless
13 27 (19.57%) VMware
14 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
15 25 (18.12%) Migration
16 23 (16.67%) Juniper
16 23 (16.67%) Palo Alto
17 21 (15.22%) CCIE
18 20 (14.49%) CCNA
19 17 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (12.32%) Load Balancing
19 17 (12.32%) Hybrid Cloud
20 16 (11.59%) Meraki
20 16 (11.59%) NetScaler
20 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared

Cisco Firepower
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.45%) IIS
2 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.46%) AWS
2 14 (10.14%) Azure
3 3 (2.17%) Akamai
3 3 (2.17%) Office 365
4 2 (1.45%) IaaS
4 2 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (74.64%) Firewall
2 60 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
3 50 (36.23%) WAN
4 46 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 38 (27.54%) Network Security
6 32 (23.19%) BGP
6 32 (23.19%) LAN
7 31 (22.46%) Cisco ISE
8 29 (21.01%) VPN
9 28 (20.29%) Wireless
10 16 (11.59%) NetScaler
10 16 (11.59%) OSPF
10 16 (11.59%) SSL
10 16 (11.59%) VoIP
11 15 (10.87%) MPLS
11 15 (10.87%) TACACS
12 14 (10.14%) DNS
13 13 (9.42%) BIG-IP
13 13 (9.42%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.45%) Big Data
1 2 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.45%) MSI
2 2 (1.45%) WiX
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Norwegian Language
5 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (55.07%) Network Engineer
2 29 (21.01%) Architect
3 25 (18.12%) Security Engineer
4 20 (14.49%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) Network Architect
6 14 (10.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
7 12 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
8 11 (7.97%) Consultant
8 11 (7.97%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Data Architect
10 7 (5.07%) Data Centre Architect
11 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) AWS Architect
12 5 (3.62%) Build Engineer
12 5 (3.62%) Cloud Architect
12 5 (3.62%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.17%) XMPP
3 2 (1.45%) .NET
3 2 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.45%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.45%) XML
4 1 (0.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.54%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.62%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.45%) Clustering
6 2 (1.45%) PKI
6 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) FMCG
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.87%) Linux
2 12 (8.70%) Windows
3 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.90%) Unix
5 2 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.12%) Migration
2 17 (12.32%) Load Balancing
3 12 (8.70%) Network Architecture
4 11 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (7.25%) ITIL
5 10 (7.25%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.52%) Project Delivery
7 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (5.80%) Network Design
7 8 (5.80%) Validation
8 7 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (5.07%) DevOps
8 7 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.07%) Information Security
9 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.35%) DNA
10 5 (3.62%) Change Management
10 5 (3.62%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.62%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.80%) Python
3 4 (2.90%) SQL
4 2 (1.45%) C
4 2 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (31.16%) CCNP
3 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.22%) CCIE
5 20 (14.49%) CCNA
6 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.25%) CISSP
8 8 (5.80%) Degree
9 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.62%) CCSA
11 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.17%) CCDA
12 3 (2.17%) CCIE Security
12 3 (2.17%) CCIP
12 3 (2.17%) CCSE
12 3 (2.17%) CCVP
12 3 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.45%) CCIE Data Center
13 2 (1.45%) CRISC
13 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.62%) SLA
4 4 (2.90%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.45%) NIST
6 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.80%) VMware NSX
3 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.90%) XenApp
4 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.45%) KVM
4 2 (1.45%) Snort
4 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.72%) Firmware
5 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.62%) Ansible
3 5 (3.62%) Nessus
4 3 (2.17%) QRadar
4 3 (2.17%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.45%) SCOM
5 2 (1.45%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.45%) Terraform
5 2 (1.45%) TrustSec
5 2 (1.45%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) Puppet
6 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 134 (97.10%) Cisco
2 46 (33.33%) F5
3 31 (22.46%) CheckPoint
4 27 (19.57%) VMware
5 23 (16.67%) Juniper
5 23 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 16 (11.59%) Meraki
7 14 (10.14%) Citrix
8 12 (8.70%) Blue Coat
8 12 (8.70%) SolarWinds
9 11 (7.97%) IBM
10 10 (7.25%) Forcepoint
11 9 (6.52%) Fortinet
12 8 (5.80%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.07%) Symantec
14 6 (4.35%) Imperva
14 6 (4.35%) Incapsula
15 4 (2.90%) Aruba
15 4 (2.90%) IronPort
15 4 (2.90%) Splunk