Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 30 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +68 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 26 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 3.21% 5.07% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 31.71% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 7
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +19.40%
10th Percentile £319 £184 £305
90th Percentile £473 £515 £450
East of England median daily rate £325 £398 £400
% change year-on-year -18.24% -0.63% +13.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +177.78% - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +177.78% +63.64% -35.87%

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 74 82 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.57% 15.98% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 91
Median daily rate £383 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £181 £175
90th Percentile £486 £528 £600
East of England median daily rate £338 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -15.63% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +198.51% +13.56% +3.87%
10th Percentile £14.78 £11.78 £12.55
90th Percentile £53.00 £21.34 £21.23
Median hourly rate £43.00 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year +165.43% +1.25% -36.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Essex over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Essex

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Essex.

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 27 November 2020. 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
Brentwood -13 4 £300 -25.00% 1
Harlow +1 1 - -
Basildon -1 1 £475 +113.48%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £375 - 1
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 (72.73%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) 802.11
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) WLAN
2 5 (45.45%) 802.1X
3 4 (36.36%) Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) UPnP
3 4 (36.36%) WPA
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) WPA2
3 4 (36.36%) Broadband
3 4 (36.36%) IPv4
3 4 (36.36%) IPv6
3 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) DOCSIS
3 4 (36.36%) DSL
3 4 (36.36%) Telnet
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Open Source
4 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) CCIE
5 2 (18.18%) CCNP

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) 802.11
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) WLAN
2 4 (36.36%) Broadband
2 4 (36.36%) DOCSIS
2 4 (36.36%) DSL
2 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
2 4 (36.36%) HTTP
2 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) IPv4
2 4 (36.36%) IPv6
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) Telnet
2 4 (36.36%) UPnP
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 4 (36.36%) WPA
2 4 (36.36%) WPA2
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Network Segmentation
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CEH
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
1 1 (9.09%) Iperf
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Meraki
3 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds