Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 47 48
Rank change year-on-year -32 +1 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 34 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.04% 3.90% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.03% 18.99% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 23
Essex median daily rate £350 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -31.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £201 £287
90th Percentile £488 £578 £500
East of England median daily rate £366 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +6.16% -8.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Essex median hourly rate - £29.56 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.78% -
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £29.56 £23.50
% change year-on-year -41.96% +25.77% -14.55%

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 133 179 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.92% 20.55% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 125 100
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £162 £208 £260
90th Percentile £596 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 16
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.70 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.08% +11.04% +6.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £18.86 £21.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.95 £47.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Witham -5 4 £350 -36.36%
Colchester - 3 £475 -
Brentwood -13 2 - -
Chigwell - 1 £225 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) DNS
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) McAfee
5 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (31.25%) F5
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (25.00%) DFS Replication
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (25.00%) Huawei
7 4 (25.00%) Wireshark

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) VPN
2 8 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (37.50%) BGP
4 6 (37.50%) DHCP
4 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (25.00%) HSRP
6 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (25.00%) Junos
6 4 (25.00%) NX-OS
6 4 (25.00%) Skype
6 4 (25.00%) SNMP
6 4 (25.00%) SSL
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Server Building
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) DFS Replication
2 4 (25.00%) NFS
2 4 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (12.50%) Cacti
2 2 (12.50%) SmokePing
3 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) McAfee
4 5 (31.25%) F5
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Clearswift
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Huawei
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 2 (12.50%) Meraki
6 2 (12.50%) Polycom
7 1 (6.25%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds