Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 57 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.44% 3.11% 4.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.75% 17.61% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 20
Essex median daily rate £329 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.07% -12.50% +1.59%
10th Percentile £294 £164 £257
90th Percentile £373 £583 £426
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Essex median hourly rate - £29.61 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.67% -
East of England median hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.02% +50.26% -10.64%

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 106 142 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.59% 17.64% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 74
Essex median daily rate £435 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £163 £193 £231
90th Percentile £625 £568 £559
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Essex median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +28.30% +76.67%
10th Percentile £16.13 £15.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.00 £45.65
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +45.08%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Witham -4 9 £320 -41.82%
Colchester +12 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Basildon +8 1 - -
Chelmsford +4 1 £338 -10.00% 2
Rayleigh 0 1 £300 -27.27%
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) VPN
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 10 (45.45%) McAfee
4 10 (45.45%) DNS
4 10 (45.45%) Juniper
4 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (40.91%) SCCM
5 9 (40.91%) Huawei
5 9 (40.91%) DFS Replication
5 9 (40.91%) vSphere
5 9 (40.91%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (40.91%) DHCP
5 9 (40.91%) HP
5 9 (40.91%) Clearswift
5 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (40.91%) vCenter Server
6 8 (36.36%) Skype
6 8 (36.36%) NX-OS
6 8 (36.36%) VRRP
6 8 (36.36%) BGP
6 8 (36.36%) IPsec
6 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) SAN

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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (36.36%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) VPN
2 10 (45.45%) DNS
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
3 9 (40.91%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (36.36%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) HSRP
4 8 (36.36%) IPsec
4 8 (36.36%) iSCSI
4 8 (36.36%) Junos
4 8 (36.36%) NX-OS
4 8 (36.36%) OSPF
4 8 (36.36%) SAN
4 8 (36.36%) Skype
4 8 (36.36%) SNMP
4 8 (36.36%) SSL
4 8 (36.36%) VRRP
4 8 (36.36%) Wireshark
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (27.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Wintel Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Server Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Leader
8 1 (4.55%) IT Security Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
1 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
1 2 (9.09%) Information Security
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
1 2 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (9.09%) Network Design
1 2 (9.09%) Network Management
1 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (9.09%) Server Building
1 2 (9.09%) SIEM
1 2 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 1 (4.55%) Internal Audit
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) People Management
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) GIAC
3 2 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (9.09%) OSCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) P3O
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) DFS Replication
2 9 (40.91%) vSphere
3 8 (36.36%) NFS
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) SCCM
1 9 (40.91%) vCenter Server
2 8 (36.36%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (9.09%) Cacti
3 2 (9.09%) PowerCLI
3 2 (9.09%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) Juniper
3 10 (45.45%) McAfee
4 9 (40.91%) Clearswift
4 9 (40.91%) HP
4 9 (40.91%) Huawei
5 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 8 (36.36%) NetApp
6 4 (18.18%) F5
7 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 2 (9.09%) Meraki
7 2 (9.09%) Polycom
8 1 (4.55%) AlienVault
8 1 (4.55%) Aruba
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix
8 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec