Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Cisco Firepower skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco Firepower over the 6 months to 19 May 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.

Cisco Firepower (formerly Sourcefire Firepower)
England > South West
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 189 200
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -
Contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower 16 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.16% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 1.03% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
South West median daily rate £450 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% - -
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £51.00

Cisco Firepower 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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 898 776 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.06% 15.18% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 452 483
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +0.69%
10th Percentile £163 £207 £193
90th Percentile £538 £549 £515
England median daily rate £433 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% -20.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £15.50 £15.00 £15.22
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £77.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.76 £19.90
% change year-on-year +1.21% -0.70% -20.40%

Cisco Firepower
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Cisco Firepower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Firepower in the South West

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco Firepower in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Firepower in the South West

Cisco Firepower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower in the South West over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Firepower in the South West

Cisco Firepower
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Firepower within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 May 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
Wiltshire -23 9 £450 +24.14%
Bristol - 6 £475 - 2
Avon - 1 £450 -
Cisco Firepower
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Firepower 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 South West region with a requirement for Cisco Firepower.

1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (25.00%) CCIE
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Snort
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
7 3 (18.75%) Use Case
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (18.75%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (12.50%) 5G
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
8 2 (12.50%) CCIE Security
8 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (12.50%) Analytics
8 2 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) Juniper
8 2 (12.50%) 3G
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) CCSP
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds

Cisco Firepower
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) 2.5G
5 2 (12.50%) 2G
5 2 (12.50%) 3G
5 2 (12.50%) 4G
5 2 (12.50%) 5G
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Security Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Cyberattack
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
1 3 (18.75%) Use Case
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE Security
4 2 (12.50%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) RHCE
5 1 (6.25%) SANS
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Snort
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) AlienVault
4 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 1 (6.25%) Meraki
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec