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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 43 42
Rank change year-on-year -21 -1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.38% 2.72% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 20.63% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Essex median daily rate £325 £258 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.21% -8.03%  
10th Percentile £253 £223 £204
90th Percentile £375 £353 £400
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £29.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £40.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -57.11% +70.21%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 91 63 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.97% 13.18% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 73 186
Essex median daily rate £450 £275 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -16.03%  
10th Percentile £313 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £388 £456
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Essex median hourly rate £13.75 £34.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +61.39%  
10th Percentile £10.40 £29.25 £19.75
90th Percentile £16.60 £42.68 £121.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.90 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -57.74% +73.91%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Essex

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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

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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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 4 £325 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) ERP
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Process Management
5 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (13.33%) FirePass
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Information Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technology Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
2 1 (6.67%) LPAR
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ERP
1 3 (20.00%) Process Management
2 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) Zeacom
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Imperva
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard