Period
to 18 February 2019

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 18 February 2019 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
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 62 59
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.78% 3.50% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 20.56% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 15
Essex median daily rate £401 £329 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.05% -6.07% -12.50%
10th Percentile £344 £294 £164
90th Percentile £419 £373 £583
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £29.61
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £26.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year +152.11% -16.02% +50.26%

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 99 107 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.74% 17.04% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 74 101
Essex median daily rate £403 £435 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.47% +24.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £166 £193
90th Percentile £546 £625 £568
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £371
% change year-on-year +10.34% -2.29% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 11
Essex median hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% -11.76% +28.30%
10th Percentile £12.55 £16.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £21.23 £40.00 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £35.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year -50.71% +5.26% -5.00%

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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 - 2 £375 -
Basildon +7 1 £403 -
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (26.67%) IPsec
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) VRRP
4 4 (26.67%) SSL
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (26.67%) HSRP
4 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
4 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
5 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
5 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP

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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) G Suite
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (26.67%) HSRP
2 4 (26.67%) IPsec
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
2 4 (26.67%) OSPF
2 4 (26.67%) SSL
2 4 (26.67%) VRRP
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
3 3 (20.00%) VLAN
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 3 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Operations Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Document Management
2 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Server Building
2 1 (6.67%) SIEM
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.67%) Nexpose
2 1 (6.67%) QRadar
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) D-Link
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Meraki
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Rapid7
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas