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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Rank 52 37 43
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.13% 2.90% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.47% 26.53% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Median daily rate £338 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £313 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £418 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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 86 49 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.33% 10.94% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 26 34
Median daily rate £425 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £155 -
Colchester - 2 £413 -
Chelmsford - 1 £375 -
Firewall
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (39.13%) Internet
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
4 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 6 (26.09%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) MPLS
4 6 (26.09%) OSPF
4 6 (26.09%) BGP
4 6 (26.09%) Network Security
5 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) VoIP
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) SMTP
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) F5
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (17.39%) LDAP
6 4 (17.39%) FTP
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) IPsec
6 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection

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Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Internet
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) BGP
3 6 (26.09%) DNS
3 6 (26.09%) LAN
3 6 (26.09%) MPLS
3 6 (26.09%) Network Security
3 6 (26.09%) OSPF
4 5 (21.74%) SMTP
4 5 (21.74%) VoIP
5 4 (17.39%) FTP
5 4 (17.39%) IMAP
5 4 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (17.39%) IPsec
5 4 (17.39%) LDAP
6 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
6 3 (13.04%) Extranet
6 3 (13.04%) SSL
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) German Language
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Information Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Technology Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Security Officer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) PMI
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.35%) LPAR
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 3 (13.04%) Process Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) People Management
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.35%) Email Filtering
4 1 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Threat Management
4 1 (4.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNP
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) CISA
2 2 (8.70%) CISM
2 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) DFS Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.35%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Imperva
5 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard