Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 633 496 710
Rank change year-on-year -137 +214 +84
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 66 29 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 0.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 76
10th Percentile £308 £318 £300
25th Percentile £368 £350 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £439 £394 £445
Median % change year-on-year +11.43% -11.52% +4.71%
75th Percentile £539 £463 £553
90th Percentile £575 £688 £581
UK median daily rate £450 £394 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 - -

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 6,556 4,260 10,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.45% 13.19% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,217 2,691 6,758
10th Percentile £240 £200 £200
25th Percentile £350 £322 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £550 £540 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 191 487
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.44 £16.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
Median % change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%
75th Percentile £49.06 £45.00 £45.13
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.00 £51.35
UK median hourly rate £22.44 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.22% +33.33% +18.42%

Cisco Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in England

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Cisco Firepower in England.

Daily rate trend for Cisco Firepower in England

Cisco Firepower
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Cisco Firepower in England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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 -119 34 £453 +6.47% 7
South East -37 13 £439 +17.00% 5
Midlands - 9 £368 -
North of England -38 7 £425 +13.33% 4
East Midlands - 6 £368 -
North West -30 5 £475 +26.67% 1
West Midlands - 3 £351 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
South West -18 1 £350 +1.45%
East of England -24 1 £360 -46.67%
Cisco Firepower
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 63 (95.45%) Cisco
2 46 (69.70%) Firewall
3 36 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (36.36%) F5
4 24 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (31.82%) WAN
6 21 (31.82%) Network Security
7 20 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (28.79%) LAN
8 19 (28.79%) CCNP
9 18 (27.27%) VPN
10 17 (25.76%) CheckPoint
10 17 (25.76%) Cisco ISE
11 16 (24.24%) Wireless
12 15 (22.73%) VMware
12 15 (22.73%) Fortinet
13 13 (19.70%) Azure
13 13 (19.70%) Citrix
13 13 (19.70%) OSPF
13 13 (19.70%) BGP
13 13 (19.70%) DNS
14 12 (18.18%) MS Visio
14 12 (18.18%) Migration
14 12 (18.18%) Network Design
15 11 (16.67%) CCIE
15 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 10 (15.15%) WebEx
16 10 (15.15%) Windows

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 1 (1.52%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.70%) Azure
2 5 (7.58%) AWS
3 4 (6.06%) IaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Azure Storage
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) GCP
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (69.70%) Firewall
2 36 (54.55%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (31.82%) Network Security
3 21 (31.82%) WAN
4 20 (30.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (28.79%) LAN
6 18 (27.27%) VPN
7 17 (25.76%) Cisco ISE
8 16 (24.24%) Wireless
9 13 (19.70%) BGP
9 13 (19.70%) DNS
9 13 (19.70%) OSPF
10 10 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (15.15%) MPLS
10 10 (15.15%) WebEx
11 7 (10.61%) SSL
12 6 (9.09%) DMZ
12 6 (9.09%) EIGRP
12 6 (9.09%) Internet
13 5 (7.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Documentation Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.06%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Police
6 1 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Security Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Network Consultant
5 8 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Network Support
9 2 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.52%) JSON
1 1 (1.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) BYOD
4 1 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.52%) PKI
4 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) VMS
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Migration
1 12 (18.18%) Network Design
2 8 (12.12%) Information Security
2 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.09%) Analytics
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL
3 6 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.06%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (6.06%) Project Delivery
4 4 (6.06%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.55%) Data Management
5 3 (4.55%) Network Management
5 3 (4.55%) Operations Management
5 3 (4.55%) Runbook
5 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.03%) Change Management
6 2 (3.03%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) Python
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) PHP
2 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (28.79%) CCNP
3 11 (16.67%) CCIE
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) CCNA
5 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) CCIE Security
6 3 (4.55%) CCSA
6 3 (4.55%) CISSP
6 3 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (3.03%) CCDP
7 2 (3.03%) CCSE
7 2 (3.03%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
8 1 (1.52%) CCSP
8 1 (1.52%) CISM
8 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) HND
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) VMware NSX
3 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.52%) KVM
5 1 (1.52%) Snort
5 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) FortiGate
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.55%) Ansible
4 2 (3.03%) Nessus
4 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.52%) FreeIPA
5 1 (1.52%) SCCM
5 1 (1.52%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (1.52%) Terraform
5 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (95.45%) Cisco
2 24 (36.36%) F5
3 17 (25.76%) CheckPoint
4 15 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 15 (22.73%) VMware
5 13 (19.70%) Citrix
6 10 (15.15%) Juniper
7 9 (13.64%) Palo Alto
7 9 (13.64%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.12%) Infoblox
9 7 (10.61%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.58%) Meraki
10 5 (7.58%) Riverbed
10 5 (7.58%) Zscaler
11 4 (6.06%) Aruba
11 4 (6.06%) ExtraHop
11 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
12 3 (4.55%) FireEye
12 3 (4.55%) HP
13 2 (3.03%) Arista