The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 56 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1849 1680 1281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.69% 3.40% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.66% 22.56% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 1013 754
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 67
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.17 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £50.00 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
Firewall
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7815 7446 6406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.61% 15.07% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4812 4219 3535
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 425 369
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the England region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +3 710 £440 +5.38% 198
South East +1 414 £400 +3.22% 104
South West +19 160 £375 +7.14% 32
North West -10 143 £400 +23.07% 47
Yorkshire +11 130 £413 +37.50% 61
West Midlands -18 101 £350 -4.76% 41
East of England -15 78 £413 +39.83% 32
North East +2 75 £330 +5.27% 4
East Midlands -3 46 £400 +10.34% 25
Midlands 0 4 £563 +12.50%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1654 (49.34%) Cisco
2 974 (29.06%) Windows
3 902 (26.91%) WAN
4 894 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 857 (25.57%) LAN
6 736 (21.96%) CheckPoint
7 648 (19.33%) Linux
8 620 (18.50%) VMware
9 597 (17.81%) Network Security
10 594 (17.72%) VPN
11 589 (17.57%) Active Directory
11 589 (17.57%) ITIL
12 584 (17.42%) DNS
13 574 (17.12%) CCNP
14 563 (16.80%) Security Cleared
15 558 (16.65%) Cisco ASA
16 540 (16.11%) Data Centre
17 531 (15.84%) Microsoft
18 522 (15.57%) Juniper
19 513 (15.30%) Finance
20 496 (14.80%) TCP/IP
21 484 (14.44%) Wireless
22 472 (14.08%) F5
23 451 (13.45%) SC Cleared
24 430 (12.83%) CCNA
25 418 (12.47%) Windows Server
26 373 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
26 373 (11.13%) Unix
27 331 (9.87%) Load Balancing
28 324 (9.67%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 227 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 138 (4.12%) IIS
3 120 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (2.60%) Apache
5 80 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 75 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 64 (1.91%) JBoss
8 61 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 52 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 40 (1.19%) OpenStack
12 33 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 26 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (0.66%) Confluence
16 21 (0.63%) MQSeries
17 19 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 18 (0.54%) nginx
19 15 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 195 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 114 (3.40%) MS Office
3 38 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.42%) MS Project
6 8 (0.24%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.15%) SmartSuite
8 4 (0.12%) Windchill
9 2 (0.060%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.060%) HipChat
10 1 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.18%) BusinessWare
4 6 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.18%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.089%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.060%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.060%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.060%) Primavera
8 1 (0.030%) Maximo
8 1 (0.030%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.030%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.030%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.030%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.030%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 233 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (3.43%) Office 365
4 65 (1.94%) IaaS
5 60 (1.79%) PaaS
6 54 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (1.43%) SaaS
8 22 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.24%) GitHub
12 8 (0.24%) Google Apps
12 8 (0.24%) Route 53
12 8 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.21%) SoftLayer
14 6 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.18%) Yammer
15 4 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 902 (26.91%) WAN
2 857 (25.57%) LAN
3 597 (17.81%) Network Security
4 594 (17.72%) VPN
5 584 (17.42%) DNS
6 558 (16.65%) Cisco ASA
7 496 (14.80%) TCP/IP
8 484 (14.44%) Wireless
9 324 (9.67%) Internet
10 316 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 294 (8.77%) BGP
12 289 (8.62%) MPLS
13 288 (8.59%) DHCP
14 262 (7.82%) SSL
15 261 (7.79%) SAN
16 256 (7.64%) OSPF
17 251 (7.49%) VoIP
18 182 (5.43%) VLAN
19 166 (4.95%) IPsec
20 146 (4.36%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 57 (1.70%) MySQL
3 52 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 47 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (1.04%) DB2
7 27 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 25 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 18 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 11 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.27%) Redis
15 8 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
16 7 (0.21%) Hadoop
17 6 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 73 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 46 (1.37%) JIRA
4 32 (0.95%) Maven
5 28 (0.84%) Subversion
6 24 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 21 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 20 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (0.57%) MSI
10 15 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.30%) Gradle
11 10 (0.30%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.27%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.24%) Gerrit
14 7 (0.21%) Selenium
14 7 (0.21%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.21%) TortoiseSVN
15 6 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 513 (15.30%) Finance
2 189 (5.64%) Telecoms
3 143 (4.27%) Banking
4 97 (2.89%) Retail
5 34 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 33 (0.98%) Legal
7 31 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 24 (0.72%) Billing
9 21 (0.63%) Law
10 20 (0.60%) Publishing
11 19 (0.57%) Games
12 16 (0.48%) Advertising
13 15 (0.45%) Back Office
14 14 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.42%) Front Office
15 13 (0.39%) Marketing
16 9 (0.27%) Electronics
16 9 (0.27%) Military
17 8 (0.24%) French Language
18 7 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 889 (26.52%) Network Engineer
2 426 (12.71%) Architect
3 346 (10.32%) Analyst
4 248 (7.40%) Security Engineer
5 245 (7.31%) Cisco Engineer
6 243 (7.25%) Consultant
7 215 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 189 (5.64%) Support Engineer
9 166 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 158 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
11 151 (4.50%) Security Architect
12 139 (4.15%) Security Analyst
13 131 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
14 124 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
15 116 (3.46%) Network Architect
16 113 (3.37%) Network Analyst
17 112 (3.34%) Security Consultant
18 109 (3.25%) Administrator
19 108 (3.22%) Network Support
20 104 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.10%) Web Services
2 100 (2.98%) Middleware
3 70 (2.09%) 802.1X
4 66 (1.97%) .NET
5 47 (1.40%) XML
6 43 (1.28%) J2EE
7 41 (1.22%) HTML
8 26 (0.78%) SOAP
9 25 (0.75%) CSS
10 23 (0.69%) LAMP
11 16 (0.48%) ASP.NET
11 16 (0.48%) JSP
11 16 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (0.45%) Regular Expression
13 13 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
13 13 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
13 13 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
13 13 (0.39%) RESTful
14 12 (0.36%) Rendezvous
15 10 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 540 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 151 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 133 (3.97%) PKI
4 87 (2.60%) Clustering
5 73 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 64 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 56 (1.67%) Cryptography
8 46 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 42 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 39 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
11 35 (1.04%) DataPower
11 35 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 34 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 32 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 31 (0.92%) Replication
15 30 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
16 29 (0.87%) Client/Server
16 29 (0.87%) Private Cloud
17 28 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 974 (29.06%) Windows
2 648 (19.33%) Linux
3 418 (12.47%) Windows Server
4 373 (11.13%) Unix
5 270 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 201 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 131 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 125 (3.73%) Windows 7
10 95 (2.83%) Solaris
11 88 (2.63%) AIX
12 62 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 52 (1.55%) CentOS
14 50 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 36 (1.07%) SUSE
16 31 (0.92%) Windows 10
17 30 (0.89%) Mac OS X
18 28 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
19 19 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 19 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (17.57%) ITIL
2 331 (9.87%) Load Balancing
3 309 (9.22%) Migration
4 303 (9.04%) Information Security
5 223 (6.65%) Project Management
6 216 (6.44%) Change Management
6 216 (6.44%) Network Design
7 190 (5.67%) SIEM
8 180 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
10 153 (4.56%) Configuration Management
10 153 (4.56%) High Availability
11 138 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
12 132 (3.94%) Service Delivery
13 130 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
14 128 (3.82%) DevOps
15 118 (3.52%) Security Operations
16 117 (3.49%) Change Control
17 116 (3.46%) ITIL V3
18 106 (3.16%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (8.44%) SQL
2 150 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 148 (4.42%) Perl
4 144 (4.30%) Python
5 135 (4.03%) Java
6 112 (3.34%) Bash Shell
7 74 (2.21%) Shell Script
8 39 (1.16%) PHP
9 33 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 31 (0.92%) Ruby
11 30 (0.89%) C
12 29 (0.87%) C#
13 24 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 21 (0.63%) VBScript
15 20 (0.60%) C++
16 16 (0.48%) Korn
17 13 (0.39%) JCL
18 12 (0.36%) Groovy
19 11 (0.33%) REXX
20 10 (0.30%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 894 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 574 (17.12%) CCNP
3 563 (16.80%) Security Cleared
4 451 (13.45%) SC Cleared
5 430 (12.83%) CCNA
6 229 (6.83%) CISSP
7 194 (5.79%) CCIE
8 168 (5.01%) Degree
9 134 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (2.92%) CISM
11 77 (2.30%) DV Cleared
12 74 (2.21%) MCSE
13 70 (2.09%) CCDP
14 69 (2.06%) CCSE
15 66 (1.97%) JNCIS
16 53 (1.58%) CCSA
17 50 (1.49%) MCSA
18 48 (1.43%) JNCIA
18 48 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 40 (1.19%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 127 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 121 (3.61%) SLA
4 29 (0.87%) COBIT
5 25 (0.75%) JSP 440
6 21 (0.63%) QA
7 20 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 20 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
8 15 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (0.45%) RMADS
9 9 (0.27%) ISO27002
10 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.18%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.089%) BS25999
14 3 (0.089%) COSO
14 3 (0.089%) ISO15022
14 3 (0.089%) ISO20022
15 2 (0.060%) ISO22301
System Software
1 589 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 373 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (3.64%) vSphere
4 105 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 103 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 62 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (1.70%) XenApp
8 44 (1.31%) UAG
9 39 (1.16%) Docker
10 31 (0.92%) ProxySG
11 26 (0.78%) Firmware
11 26 (0.78%) NFS
12 24 (0.72%) ISA Server
13 21 (0.63%) vCloud
14 20 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (0.57%) XenServer
16 17 (0.51%) Samba
17 16 (0.48%) GPFS
17 16 (0.48%) Xen
18 15 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 128 (3.82%) Puppet
2 106 (3.16%) SCCM
3 99 (2.95%) FortiGate
4 66 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.91%) Nagios
6 62 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
7 58 (1.73%) Ansible
8 55 (1.64%) WSUS
9 49 (1.46%) SCOM
10 34 (1.01%) Backup Exec
11 25 (0.75%) Nessus
11 25 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
12 21 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 21 (0.63%) NetBackup
13 18 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.54%) ZABBIX
14 17 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
14 17 (0.51%) OpenView
14 17 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1654 (49.34%) Cisco
2 736 (21.96%) CheckPoint
3 620 (18.50%) VMware
4 531 (15.84%) Microsoft
5 522 (15.57%) Juniper
6 472 (14.08%) F5
7 279 (8.32%) Oracle
8 278 (8.29%) Palo Alto
9 264 (7.88%) HP
10 249 (7.43%) Citrix
11 189 (5.64%) Red Hat
12 185 (5.52%) IBM
13 163 (4.86%) SolarWinds
14 154 (4.59%) Fortinet
15 128 (3.82%) Blue Coat
16 98 (2.92%) Intel Security
17 93 (2.77%) NetApp
18 83 (2.48%) Dell
19 78 (2.33%) EMC
20 77 (2.30%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago