Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 85 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 -33 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.42% 1.46% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 9.02% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Essex median daily rate £400 £225 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -19.64% -30.00%
10th Percentile £323 £213 £222
90th Percentile £491 £488 £583
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £29.50
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £20.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -46.34% -38.81% +41.05%

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 177 133 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.78% 16.16% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 110
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £180 £208 £211
90th Percentile £600 £590 £529
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 8
Essex median hourly rate £14.08 £14.20 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.83% -60.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £25.35
90th Percentile £27.83 £37.20 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -35.00% -32.89% +24.17%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -
Chelmsford - 2 £400 - 1
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) MPLS
3 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 4 (26.67%) Network Design
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (20.00%) Aruba
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
5 2 (13.33%) GDPR
5 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) DCCP
5 2 (13.33%) Network Management

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 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) G Suite
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) DCCP
4 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) TACACS
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) SSL
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Project Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) CCDA
3 1 (6.67%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GDPR
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (20.00%) Aruba
5 2 (13.33%) BT
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) D-Link
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) NETGEAR
6 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas