The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 April 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 28 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.20% 3.58% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 21.28% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £283 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £368
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -12.36% -21.55%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 50 47 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 18.32% 16.85% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 23
Median daily rate £265 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £162 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.05% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Leicestershire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Leicestershire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Leicestershire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Leicestershire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hinckley - 3 £274 -
Leicester -16 1 £165 -34.00% 2
Firewall
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Sophos
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Forcepoint
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (33.33%) Email Filtering
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Network Management
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) ADSL
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (16.67%) MPLS
2 2 (16.67%) OSPF
2 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 2 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (16.67%) TACACS
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) IT Security Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (33.33%) Email Filtering
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCDP
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Sophos
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Forcepoint
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Meraki
5 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
6 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) NetApp