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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 57 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1859 1656 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.70% 3.18% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.69% 22.44% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 1026 935
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 86
Median hourly rate £27.80 £21.53 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.15% -0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £14.98 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
7846 7381 7628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.64% 14.16% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4850 4271 4179
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 478 432
Median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.04% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.41 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -8 748 £450 +5.88% 158
South East +2 364 £400 +6.66% 98
South West +4 149 £375 -7.69% 36
North West +40 141 £375 +7.14% 44
East of England +19 137 £325 -3.70% 45
Yorkshire 0 110 £400 +14.28% 38
West Midlands -1 108 £400 +19.40% 38
North East +7 42 £275 -9.83% 8
East Midlands -5 39 £325 +1.96% 16
Midlands -11 8 £375 -25.00%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1871 (50.73%) Cisco
2 1069 (28.99%) Windows
3 1031 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
4 957 (25.95%) WAN
5 940 (25.49%) LAN
6 924 (25.05%) CheckPoint
7 762 (20.66%) Network Security
8 750 (20.34%) VMware
9 729 (19.77%) Linux
10 713 (19.33%) CCNP
11 673 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
12 645 (17.49%) Juniper
13 644 (17.46%) Active Directory
14 625 (16.95%) Microsoft
15 623 (16.89%) DNS
16 619 (16.78%) VPN
17 615 (16.68%) Data Centre
18 608 (16.49%) Security Cleared
19 592 (16.05%) ITIL
20 542 (14.70%) Finance
21 531 (14.40%) F5
22 526 (14.26%) CCNA
23 501 (13.58%) Windows Server
24 498 (13.50%) Wireless
25 497 (13.48%) TCP/IP
26 482 (13.07%) SC Cleared
27 449 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
28 405 (10.98%) Load Balancing
29 386 (10.47%) Unix
30 373 (10.11%) Cisco Nexus

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
1 246 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 151 (4.09%) IIS
3 143 (3.88%) Apache
4 128 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 87 (2.36%) SharePoint
7 86 (2.33%) Skype for Business
8 73 (1.98%) JBoss
9 57 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 53 (1.44%) WebLogic
11 40 (1.08%) nginx
11 40 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 30 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 25 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 23 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
14 23 (0.62%) Confluence
15 22 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (0.57%) iPlanet
17 20 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 251 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 111 (3.01%) MS Office
3 69 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.46%) MS Project
6 8 (0.22%) ProjectWise
7 7 (0.19%) Windchill
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.027%) HipChat
9 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.19%) Magento
6 4 (0.11%) assyst
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.054%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.054%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.054%) Primavera
9 1 (0.027%) Eikon
9 1 (0.027%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.027%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.027%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 257 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (4.12%) Office 365
4 67 (1.82%) PaaS
5 65 (1.76%) IaaS
6 57 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (1.25%) SaaS
8 21 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.38%) GitHub
11 12 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 12 (0.33%) Heroku
11 12 (0.33%) Mimecast
12 11 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.30%) Yammer
13 9 (0.24%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.19%) Trello
16 6 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 957 (25.95%) WAN
2 940 (25.49%) LAN
3 762 (20.66%) Network Security
4 673 (18.25%) Cisco ASA
5 623 (16.89%) DNS
6 619 (16.78%) VPN
7 498 (13.50%) Wireless
8 497 (13.48%) TCP/IP
9 373 (10.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 322 (8.73%) BGP
11 310 (8.41%) SSL
12 308 (8.35%) DHCP
13 300 (8.13%) Internet
14 291 (7.89%) SAN
15 285 (7.73%) OSPF
16 271 (7.35%) MPLS
17 270 (7.32%) VoIP
18 213 (5.78%) VLAN
19 165 (4.47%) BIG-IP
20 159 (4.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 88 (2.39%) MySQL
2 88 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 57 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (0.98%) DB2
6 34 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 24 (0.65%) Relational Database
9 23 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (0.57%) MongoDB
10 21 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (0.52%) Redis
12 13 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.30%) Big Data
13 11 (0.30%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.24%) GIS
15 9 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 119 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 107 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.68%) JIRA
4 35 (0.95%) Subversion
5 32 (0.87%) Artifactory
6 28 (0.76%) Maven
6 28 (0.76%) MSI
7 26 (0.70%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 23 (0.62%) Gerrit
10 22 (0.60%) Mercurial
11 19 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 16 (0.43%) SonarQube
12 16 (0.43%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.30%) Ant
15 11 (0.30%) GitLab
15 11 (0.30%) Gradle
16 10 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 542 (14.70%) Finance
2 186 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 160 (4.34%) Banking
4 87 (2.36%) Retail
5 56 (1.52%) Legal
6 35 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 32 (0.87%) Law
8 23 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 21 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.52%) Billing
10 19 (0.52%) Marketing
11 18 (0.49%) Advertising
11 18 (0.49%) Back Office
11 18 (0.49%) Publishing
12 15 (0.41%) Games
13 14 (0.38%) Local Government
14 10 (0.27%) Automotive
15 8 (0.22%) Front Office
15 8 (0.22%) Military
16 6 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1004 (27.22%) Network Engineer
2 437 (11.85%) Architect
3 334 (9.06%) Analyst
4 304 (8.24%) Consultant
5 281 (7.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 274 (7.43%) Security Engineer
7 243 (6.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 215 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 207 (5.61%) Support Engineer
10 194 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
11 182 (4.93%) Firewall Engineer
12 152 (4.12%) Administrator
13 151 (4.09%) Senior Network Engineer
14 148 (4.01%) Security Analyst
15 146 (3.96%) Security Architect
16 137 (3.71%) Network Architect
17 121 (3.28%) Security Consultant
18 117 (3.17%) DevOps Engineer
19 114 (3.09%) Infrastructure Architect
20 108 (2.93%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (3.04%) Middleware
2 98 (2.66%) Web Services
3 88 (2.39%) 802.1X
4 70 (1.90%) J2EE
5 65 (1.76%) .NET
6 46 (1.25%) HTML
6 46 (1.25%) LAMP
7 42 (1.14%) LAPP Stack
8 40 (1.08%) CSS
9 39 (1.06%) XML
10 32 (0.87%) JSP
11 29 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
12 28 (0.76%) SOAP
13 25 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
14 20 (0.54%) Regular Expression
15 18 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
15 18 (0.49%) REST
16 14 (0.38%) RESTful
17 13 (0.35%) ASP.NET
18 11 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 615 (16.68%) Data Centre
2 155 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 139 (3.77%) PKI
4 138 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 125 (3.39%) Clustering
6 71 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 63 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
8 60 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 45 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 43 (1.17%) Cryptography
11 42 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
12 38 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 33 (0.89%) Blackberry
13 33 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 33 (0.89%) Replication
14 29 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 27 (0.73%) User Experience
15 27 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
16 26 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
16 26 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1069 (28.99%) Windows
2 729 (19.77%) Linux
3 501 (13.58%) Windows Server
4 386 (10.47%) Unix
5 280 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 252 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 137 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 113 (3.06%) Solaris
10 101 (2.74%) AIX
11 84 (2.28%) Windows 7
12 74 (2.01%) CentOS
13 47 (1.27%) Ubuntu
14 42 (1.14%) Windows 8
15 39 (1.06%) SUSE
16 37 (1.00%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
18 27 (0.73%) Windows 10
19 20 (0.54%) Mac OS X
20 15 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (16.05%) ITIL
2 405 (10.98%) Load Balancing
3 350 (9.49%) Migration
4 285 (7.73%) Information Security
5 254 (6.89%) Network Design
6 252 (6.83%) SIEM
7 217 (5.88%) Change Management
8 205 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 200 (5.42%) Project Management
10 188 (5.10%) DevOps
11 186 (5.04%) Kalman Filter
12 182 (4.93%) High Availability
13 181 (4.91%) Configuration Management
14 158 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
15 157 (4.26%) Network Management
16 140 (3.80%) Change Control
17 138 (3.74%) ITIL V3
18 130 (3.52%) Security Operations
18 130 (3.52%) Service Delivery
19 123 (3.34%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 306 (8.30%) SQL
2 214 (5.80%) PowerShell
3 205 (5.56%) Perl
4 192 (5.21%) Python
5 174 (4.72%) Java
6 141 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 81 (2.20%) PHP
8 78 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 42 (1.14%) Ruby
10 30 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 29 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 25 (0.68%) C++
13 24 (0.65%) C
14 23 (0.62%) VBScript
15 22 (0.60%) Korn
16 21 (0.57%) C#
17 18 (0.49%) VB
18 16 (0.43%) JCL
19 13 (0.35%) REXX
20 10 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1031 (27.96%) Cisco Certification
2 713 (19.33%) CCNP
3 608 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 526 (14.26%) CCNA
5 482 (13.07%) SC Cleared
6 209 (5.67%) CISSP
7 188 (5.10%) CCIE
8 151 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 139 (3.77%) Degree
10 87 (2.36%) CCDP
11 86 (2.33%) CCSE
12 82 (2.22%) MCSE
13 81 (2.20%) CISM
14 75 (2.03%) CCSA
15 62 (1.68%) DV Cleared
16 61 (1.65%) JNCIA
16 61 (1.65%) JNCIS
17 60 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 48 (1.30%) MCSA
19 46 (1.25%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (5.02%) PCI DSS
2 160 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 129 (3.50%) SLA
4 35 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 33 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
6 28 (0.76%) QA
7 23 (0.62%) COBIT
8 20 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 20 (0.54%) RMADS
9 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.11%) ISO22301
13 3 (0.081%) BS7799
13 3 (0.081%) ISO27002
14 2 (0.054%) COSO
14 2 (0.054%) ISO27005
14 2 (0.054%) MiFID
14 2 (0.054%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 644 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 449 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (3.96%) vSphere
4 125 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 116 (3.15%) VMware ESX
6 93 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
7 77 (2.09%) Docker
8 66 (1.79%) XenApp
9 54 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
11 34 (0.92%) Firmware
12 33 (0.89%) ProxySG
13 32 (0.87%) Terminal Services
13 32 (0.87%) vCloud
14 30 (0.81%) NFS
15 28 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
17 24 (0.65%) UAG
17 24 (0.65%) XenServer
18 23 (0.62%) iptables
Systems Management
1 169 (4.58%) Puppet
2 124 (3.36%) FortiGate
3 103 (2.79%) SCCM
4 97 (2.63%) Nagios
5 89 (2.41%) Ansible
6 88 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
7 65 (1.76%) SCOM
8 63 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
9 51 (1.38%) WSUS
10 47 (1.27%) Nessus
11 46 (1.25%) OpenView
12 45 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
13 40 (1.08%) Backup Exec
13 40 (1.08%) ZABBIX
14 35 (0.95%) HAProxy
15 31 (0.84%) logstash
16 30 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 28 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 28 (0.76%) OPNET
18 27 (0.73%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1871 (50.73%) Cisco
2 924 (25.05%) CheckPoint
3 750 (20.34%) VMware
4 645 (17.49%) Juniper
5 625 (16.95%) Microsoft
6 531 (14.40%) F5
7 348 (9.44%) Oracle
8 338 (9.16%) Citrix
9 309 (8.38%) HP
9 309 (8.38%) Palo Alto
10 227 (6.16%) Red Hat
11 206 (5.59%) Fortinet
12 166 (4.50%) SolarWinds
13 140 (3.80%) IBM
14 136 (3.69%) Blue Coat
15 120 (3.25%) Intel Security
16 116 (3.15%) Splunk
17 113 (3.06%) Dell
18 102 (2.77%) Riverbed
19 88 (2.39%) NetApp
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £100 to £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £410 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Networking People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £385 to £418 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago