Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 718 760 801
Rank change year-on-year +42 +41 +51
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 129 78 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.086% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 0.64% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 21
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +25.00%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £319
90th Percentile £566 £500 £550
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +25.00%
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 11,673 12,267 13,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.89% 13.49% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,075 7,647 8,126
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 620 668
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.59
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.33 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +24 33 £500 +17.65% 7
South East +16 29 £425 - 14
North of England -13 26 £500 +29.87% 10
Midlands +13 21 £315 -29.61% 9
North West +4 15 £500 +5.26% 1
East Midlands +13 12 £315 -33.68% 2
South West -27 12 £380 +4.83% 5
East of England +11 8 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands -11 8 £395 +2.60% 7
Yorkshire -14 6 £363 +31.82% 9
North East - 5 £530 -
Cisco Firepower
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 126 (97.67%) Cisco
2 86 (66.67%) Firewall
3 83 (64.34%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (62.02%) Cisco ASA
5 75 (58.14%) CCNP
6 74 (57.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 57 (44.19%) CheckPoint
8 54 (41.86%) F5
8 54 (41.86%) Network Security
9 42 (32.56%) Data Centre
10 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
11 36 (27.91%) SC Cleared
12 34 (26.36%) Load Balancing
12 34 (26.36%) Cisco ISE
13 32 (24.81%) BGP
13 32 (24.81%) WAN
14 30 (23.26%) OSPF
15 29 (22.48%) CCIE
16 28 (21.71%) Juniper
16 28 (21.71%) Wireless
17 26 (20.16%) CCNA
18 23 (17.83%) Palo Alto
19 21 (16.28%) VPN
20 20 (15.50%) LAN
21 18 (13.95%) VMware
22 16 (12.40%) SSL
22 16 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
23 15 (11.63%) Fortinet
23 15 (11.63%) TCP/IP
23 15 (11.63%) Network Design

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 3 (2.33%) IIS
1 3 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.43%) Office 365
4 5 (3.88%) IaaS
4 5 (3.88%) iPaaS
5 3 (2.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (66.67%) Firewall
2 80 (62.02%) Cisco ASA
3 74 (57.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 54 (41.86%) Network Security
5 34 (26.36%) Cisco ISE
6 32 (24.81%) BGP
6 32 (24.81%) WAN
7 30 (23.26%) OSPF
8 28 (21.71%) Wireless
9 21 (16.28%) VPN
10 20 (15.50%) LAN
11 16 (12.40%) SSL
12 15 (11.63%) TCP/IP
13 13 (10.08%) EIGRP
13 13 (10.08%) VoIP
13 13 (10.08%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (9.30%) MPLS
15 11 (8.53%) BIG-IP
15 11 (8.53%) Cisco Wireless
15 11 (8.53%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MSI
1 3 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (2.33%) WiX
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Banking
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Legal
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (60.47%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) Security Engineer
3 22 (17.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 22 (17.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (10.85%) Consultant
7 11 (8.53%) Architect
8 10 (7.75%) Network Consultant
8 10 (7.75%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (6.20%) Network Architect
10 8 (6.20%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.65%) Juniper Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Voice Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Data Network Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.10%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.10%) .NET
3 2 (1.55%) LDAP
3 2 (1.55%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.78%) OAuth
4 1 (0.78%) OpenID
4 1 (0.78%) SAML
4 1 (0.78%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (32.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.98%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.10%) Clustering
4 4 (3.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.33%) Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Load Balancing
2 15 (11.63%) Network Design
3 11 (8.53%) DevOps
4 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (6.98%) Migration
5 8 (6.20%) ITIL
5 8 (6.20%) Network Management
5 8 (6.20%) TOGAF
6 6 (4.65%) Project Management
7 5 (3.88%) Change Control
7 5 (3.88%) DNA
8 4 (3.10%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (3.10%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.10%) Decision-Making
8 4 (3.10%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.10%) Network Planning
8 4 (3.10%) Network Segmentation
8 4 (3.10%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (3.10%) SFIA
8 4 (3.10%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.88%) Python
2 5 (3.88%) SQL
3 4 (3.10%) VB
4 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.55%) C
Qualifications
1 83 (64.34%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (58.14%) CCNP
3 37 (28.68%) Security Cleared
4 36 (27.91%) SC Cleared
5 29 (22.48%) CCIE
6 26 (20.16%) CCNA
7 8 (6.20%) CCDP
7 8 (6.20%) CCIE Security
8 5 (3.88%) CCSA
8 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.88%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (3.10%) CISSP
10 3 (2.33%) CISA
10 3 (2.33%) CISM
10 3 (2.33%) Degree
10 3 (2.33%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.55%) CCDE
11 2 (1.55%) CEH
11 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) PMO
2 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) GPG13
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.10%) XenApp
5 3 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (8.53%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.43%) Stealthwatch
3 6 (4.65%) TrustSec
4 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.10%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (3.10%) SCOM
5 4 (3.10%) SCOrch
5 4 (3.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.55%) Ansible
6 2 (1.55%) QRadar
7 1 (0.78%) CASB
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 126 (97.67%) Cisco
2 57 (44.19%) CheckPoint
3 54 (41.86%) F5
4 28 (21.71%) Juniper
5 23 (17.83%) Palo Alto
6 18 (13.95%) VMware
7 15 (11.63%) Fortinet
8 14 (10.85%) SolarWinds
9 13 (10.08%) Meraki
10 11 (8.53%) Forcepoint
11 8 (6.20%) Citrix
11 8 (6.20%) Infoblox
12 7 (5.43%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.43%) Symantec
13 5 (3.88%) Gemalto
13 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
13 5 (3.88%) Tufin
14 4 (3.10%) BMC
15 3 (2.33%) IronPort
16 2 (1.55%) WatchGuard