The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 20 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 5.59% 4.84% 4.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 28.13% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Median daily rate £575 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £24.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.50%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 30 32 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 16.76% 17.20% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 7
Median daily rate £275 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Suffolk

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Suffolk over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Suffolk

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Suffolk

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Ipswich 0 8 £575 +130.00% 2
Bury St Edmunds +3 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 10 (35.71%) Network Security
4 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (21.43%) SAN
6 6 (21.43%) WAN
7 5 (17.86%) Wireless
7 5 (17.86%) WLAN
7 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
7 5 (17.86%) IPv4
7 5 (17.86%) MCSE
7 5 (17.86%) Java
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (17.86%) CCNA
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
7 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.29%) F5
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix
8 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Java EE
9 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Network Security
2 8 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) WAN
4 5 (17.86%) IPv4
4 5 (17.86%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) WLAN
5 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) NAS
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.57%) AppScan
2 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.57%) JBehave
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Redmine
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Architect
1 8 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Web Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 3 (10.71%) Coaching
2 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (10.71%) High Availability
2 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.71%) Security Patching
2 3 (10.71%) SIEM
2 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (10.71%) System Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.14%) Benchmarking
3 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Data Management
3 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) CCNA
2 5 (17.86%) MCSE
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) CCA
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) CISM
4 3 (10.71%) CISSP
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCP
5 2 (7.14%) CEH
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) MCSA
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (3.57%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) QRadar
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.71%) Splunk
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) Acunetix
7 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (3.57%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) CyberArk
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) Imperva
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle