Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 2018 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 793 843
Rank change year-on-year +75 +50 +25
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 125 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.065% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 43 18
England median daily rate £425 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £307
90th Percentile £550 £498 £603
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +63.64%
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 12,545 12,996 15,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 13.72% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 7,991 9,177
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 681 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +10.61%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018. 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 +28 35 £446 +5.00% 10
South East -3 29 £431 +1.47% 11
Midlands +11 26 £317 -29.16% 5
East Midlands +23 21 £317 -33.26% 2
North of England -13 19 £438 -10.26% 9
North West -10 15 £463 -7.50% 5
South West -16 8 £375 -16.67% 4
East of England - 8 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £346 +53.89% 4
West Midlands -23 4 £315 -18.18% 3
Cisco Firepower
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 122 (97.60%) Cisco
2 92 (73.60%) Firewall
3 82 (65.60%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (58.40%) Cisco ASA
5 72 (57.60%) CCNP
6 69 (55.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 59 (47.20%) CheckPoint
8 54 (43.20%) Network Security
9 47 (37.60%) F5
10 35 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
11 32 (25.60%) CCIE
11 32 (25.60%) Wireless
12 31 (24.80%) VPN
13 29 (23.20%) WAN
13 29 (23.20%) BGP
13 29 (23.20%) Palo Alto
14 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
14 28 (22.40%) OSPF
15 27 (21.60%) Load Balancing
16 25 (20.00%) Juniper
17 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
18 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
19 18 (14.40%) CCNA
19 18 (14.40%) LAN
20 16 (12.80%) Meraki
21 15 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
22 14 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
23 13 (10.40%) IPsec
23 13 (10.40%) VMware
23 13 (10.40%) Linux

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 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) IaaS
3 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (73.60%) Firewall
2 73 (58.40%) Cisco ASA
3 69 (55.20%) Cisco Nexus
4 54 (43.20%) Network Security
5 35 (28.00%) Cisco ISE
6 32 (25.60%) Wireless
7 31 (24.80%) VPN
8 29 (23.20%) BGP
8 29 (23.20%) WAN
9 28 (22.40%) OSPF
10 18 (14.40%) LAN
11 15 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 14 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (10.40%) IPsec
13 13 (10.40%) MPLS
13 13 (10.40%) SSL
14 12 (9.60%) VoIP
15 11 (8.80%) EIGRP
15 11 (8.80%) TCP/IP
16 9 (7.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (58.40%) Network Engineer
2 32 (25.60%) Security Engineer
3 31 (24.80%) Network Security Engineer
4 28 (22.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (13.60%) Consultant
7 12 (9.60%) Network Consultant
8 11 (8.80%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (8.00%) Architect
10 8 (6.40%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 8 (6.40%) Security Architect
11 7 (5.60%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (5.60%) Security Consultant
12 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.80%) Juniper Engineer
12 6 (4.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 5 (4.00%) Network Architect
13 5 (4.00%) Network Security Architect
14 4 (3.20%) Network Security Consultant
14 4 (3.20%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.80%) .NET
2 1 (0.80%) LDAP
2 1 (0.80%) OAuth
2 1 (0.80%) OpenID
2 1 (0.80%) SAML
2 1 (0.80%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.80%) EPoS
5 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 10 (8.00%) Windows
3 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.80%) HPUX
6 1 (0.80%) VMS
6 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) Load Balancing
2 11 (8.80%) ITIL
3 9 (7.20%) Network Design
3 9 (7.20%) Patch Management
4 7 (5.60%) DevOps
4 7 (5.60%) Migration
5 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (4.80%) SIEM
6 5 (4.00%) DNA
6 5 (4.00%) Network Management
7 4 (3.20%) Change Control
7 4 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.20%) Project Management
8 3 (2.40%) Analytics
8 3 (2.40%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.40%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.40%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.40%) Presales
8 3 (2.40%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.40%) Python
2 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.60%) SQL
3 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (65.60%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (57.60%) CCNP
3 32 (25.60%) CCIE
4 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
5 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
6 18 (14.40%) CCNA
7 10 (8.00%) CCIE Security
8 6 (4.80%) CCDP
9 5 (4.00%) CCSA
10 4 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (3.20%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.40%) CISSP
12 2 (1.60%) CISA
12 2 (1.60%) CISM
12 2 (1.60%) Degree
12 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.60%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.80%) CCDE
13 1 (0.80%) VCP5
13 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) PMO
2 1 (0.80%) COBIT
2 1 (0.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.80%) GPG13
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.60%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (8.00%) Stealthwatch
2 10 (8.00%) WSUS
3 8 (6.40%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (4.00%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.40%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (2.40%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.80%) CASB
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.80%) SCCM
6 1 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 122 (97.60%) Cisco
2 59 (47.20%) CheckPoint
3 47 (37.60%) F5
4 29 (23.20%) Palo Alto
5 25 (20.00%) Juniper
6 16 (12.80%) Meraki
7 13 (10.40%) VMware
8 12 (9.60%) Fortinet
8 12 (9.60%) SolarWinds
9 11 (8.80%) McAfee
10 10 (8.00%) Infoblox
11 8 (6.40%) Forcepoint
12 7 (5.60%) Tufin
13 4 (3.20%) Citrix
13 4 (3.20%) Microsoft
14 3 (2.40%) BMC
14 3 (2.40%) Symantec
14 3 (2.40%) Trustwave
15 2 (1.60%) Aruba
15 2 (1.60%) Riverbed