Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 17 August 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.

Firewall
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 97 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 -46 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.20% 1.38% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 8.39% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 12
Essex median daily rate £400 £325 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +19.27% -1.80%
10th Percentile £325 £199 £221
90th Percentile £493 £400 £413
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £29.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £16.81 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.09% -57.99% +64.10%

Firewall 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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 171 143 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.12% 16.46% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 90 90
Essex median daily rate £475 £472 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +57.37% -20.00%
10th Percentile £162 £174 £219
90th Percentile £600 £600 £428
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 7
Essex median hourly rate £14.60 £14.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -61.11% +15.20%
10th Percentile £14.12 £10.40 £20.85
90th Percentile £22.12 £24.80 £42.69
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.43% -49.39% +27.29%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Basildon - 2 £488 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £400 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall 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 Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (16.67%) Network Management
5 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) DCCP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) GDPR
5 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (25.00%) MPLS
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) DCCP
3 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (16.67%) IPsec
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) TACACS
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) FTP
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MariaDB
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) CCDA
2 1 (8.33%) CCDP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GDPR
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
3 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) BT
5 2 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (8.33%) NETGEAR
6 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL