Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 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.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 549 706 772
Rank change year-on-year +157 +66 -7
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 36 113 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 1.08% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 72 61
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £339 £300 £313
90th Percentile £688 £569 £506
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 5,370 10,470 12,542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.19% 12.64% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,132 6,504 7,764
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £210 £206
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 474 679
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.19
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +56.10% +5.13% -4.88%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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
South East +132 14 £438 +12.18% 3
London +155 9 £388 -22.50% 2
North of England +65 6 £355 -8.39% 1
East of England +57 4 £509 -7.55% 1
North West +44 3 - - 1
South West +40 2 £675 +50.00% 1
North East +25 2 - -
Yorkshire +67 1 £355 -36.89%
Cisco Firepower
UK

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 25 (69.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (63.89%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (50.00%) BGP
5 17 (47.22%) Firewall
6 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (44.44%) Network Security
7 15 (41.67%) CCNP
8 14 (38.89%) F5
8 14 (38.89%) Palo Alto
9 13 (36.11%) WAN
10 12 (33.33%) LAN
11 11 (30.56%) VPN
11 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
12 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
13 9 (25.00%) OSPF
13 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
14 8 (22.22%) MPLS
14 8 (22.22%) Multicast
15 7 (19.44%) CCIE
15 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
16 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (16.67%) Wireless
16 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 6 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (16.67%) Meraki
17 5 (13.89%) 802.1X
17 5 (13.89%) VMware NSX
17 5 (13.89%) VMware

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Akamai
1 3 (8.33%) AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 23 (63.89%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (50.00%) BGP
4 17 (47.22%) Firewall
5 16 (44.44%) Network Security
6 13 (36.11%) WAN
7 12 (33.33%) LAN
8 11 (30.56%) VPN
9 9 (25.00%) OSPF
10 8 (22.22%) MPLS
10 8 (22.22%) Multicast
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (16.67%) Wireless
12 4 (11.11%) DHCP
12 4 (11.11%) DNS
12 4 (11.11%) TACACS
13 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Network Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
1 5 (13.89%) Network Design
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.33%) DevOps
3 3 (8.33%) DNA
3 3 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
3 3 (8.33%) Security Hardening
3 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.56%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
4 2 (5.56%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CCIE
4 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) CCSA
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) CCDE
7 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) vRealize
2 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) F5
2 14 (38.89%) Palo Alto
3 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) Meraki
5 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
5 5 (13.89%) SolarWinds
5 5 (13.89%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) Tufin
7 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.33%) Juniper
8 2 (5.56%) AlgoSec
8 2 (5.56%) Arista
8 2 (5.56%) Aruba
8 2 (5.56%) Citrix
8 2 (5.56%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.56%) Zscaler
9 1 (2.78%) Gemalto
9 1 (2.78%) Splunk