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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK / England
Rank 55 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1539 1446 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.71% 3.11% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.46% 21.51% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 846 896
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% +4.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £36.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.00% +5.26%

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
6291 6724 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.45% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3957 3888
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 353 381
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 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
London +14 593 £438 +2.94% 150
South East +5 342 £400 - 97
North West +19 138 £350 -14.63% 42
East of England +7 101 £400 +0.62% 20
Yorkshire +17 87 £400 +4.57% 34
West Midlands +30 84 £375 - 43
South West -12 84 £351 -2.50% 30
East Midlands +6 52 £344 +7.42% 12
North East +21 46 £345 -1.42% 4
Midlands -4 2 £475 -26.92% 2
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1667 (50.21%) Cisco
2 961 (28.95%) Windows
3 883 (26.60%) LAN
4 870 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
5 842 (25.36%) WAN
6 800 (24.10%) CheckPoint
7 727 (21.90%) Linux
8 696 (20.96%) VMware
9 660 (19.88%) Network Security
10 612 (18.43%) VPN
11 609 (18.34%) Juniper
11 609 (18.34%) Security Cleared
12 560 (16.87%) DNS
13 556 (16.75%) CCNP
14 534 (16.08%) Cisco ASA
15 532 (16.02%) TCP/IP
16 520 (15.66%) Microsoft
17 515 (15.51%) SC Cleared
18 510 (15.36%) Active Directory
19 495 (14.91%) ITIL
20 487 (14.67%) Data Centre
21 479 (14.43%) Finance
22 478 (14.40%) F5
23 461 (13.89%) Windows Server
24 456 (13.73%) CCNA
25 410 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
26 404 (12.17%) Load Balancing
27 403 (12.14%) Unix
28 382 (11.51%) Wireless
29 308 (9.28%) 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
1 195 (5.87%) MS Exchange
2 177 (5.33%) Apache
3 147 (4.43%) Tomcat
4 112 (3.37%) IIS
5 80 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 76 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 75 (2.26%) JBoss
7 75 (2.26%) WebLogic
8 73 (2.20%) nginx
9 64 (1.93%) Skype for Business
10 47 (1.42%) WebSphere
11 42 (1.27%) iPlanet
12 41 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
13 34 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 30 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (0.81%) Jetty
15 27 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
16 25 (0.75%) Confluence
16 25 (0.75%) Mule ESB
16 25 (0.75%) WildFly
Applications
1 156 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 93 (2.80%) MS Office
3 59 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.36%) MS Project
5 10 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.27%) Magento
2 9 (0.27%) SAP hybris
3 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.18%) Maximo
5 5 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.060%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.030%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.030%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.030%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.030%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.030%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.030%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 249 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 226 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (3.31%) Office 365
4 87 (2.62%) IaaS
5 58 (1.75%) SaaS
6 40 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (1.11%) PaaS
8 33 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 30 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 25 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (0.54%) GitHub
12 13 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 12 (0.36%) Akamai
14 9 (0.27%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.21%) G Suite
15 7 (0.21%) Yammer
16 6 (0.18%) Heroku
16 6 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 883 (26.60%) LAN
2 842 (25.36%) WAN
3 660 (19.88%) Network Security
4 612 (18.43%) VPN
5 560 (16.87%) DNS
6 534 (16.08%) Cisco ASA
7 532 (16.02%) TCP/IP
8 382 (11.51%) Wireless
9 308 (9.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 286 (8.61%) DHCP
11 276 (8.31%) MPLS
12 267 (8.04%) SSL
13 244 (7.35%) OSPF
14 239 (7.20%) VoIP
15 230 (6.93%) BGP
15 230 (6.93%) SAN
16 213 (6.42%) Internet
17 188 (5.66%) VLAN
18 164 (4.94%) Intrusion Detection
19 137 (4.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
3 89 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 80 (2.41%) MySQL
5 47 (1.42%) NoSQL
6 44 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 30 (0.90%) Redis
10 29 (0.87%) Big Data
11 27 (0.81%) DB2
12 24 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
14 20 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.57%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.48%) Relational Database
16 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
17 14 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 142 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 110 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 49 (1.48%) JIRA
4 44 (1.33%) TeamCity
5 33 (0.99%) Gerrit
5 33 (0.99%) Subversion
6 32 (0.96%) Mercurial
7 24 (0.72%) GitLab
8 20 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 15 (0.45%) Ant
11 15 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.42%) Maven
12 14 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.39%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.36%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.33%) Selenium
16 10 (0.30%) MSI
17 8 (0.24%) ClearCase
General
1 479 (14.43%) Finance
2 157 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 143 (4.31%) Banking
4 75 (2.26%) Retail
5 57 (1.72%) Legal
6 28 (0.84%) Marketing
7 26 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.72%) Back Office
10 23 (0.69%) Law
11 18 (0.54%) Advertising
11 18 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.45%) Billing
13 13 (0.39%) Local Government
14 10 (0.30%) Electronics
15 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.24%) Front Office
17 5 (0.15%) Automotive
17 5 (0.15%) Military
17 5 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 916 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 362 (10.90%) Architect
3 335 (10.09%) Analyst
4 276 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
5 254 (7.65%) Security Engineer
6 236 (7.11%) Consultant
7 223 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 197 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
9 178 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 176 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 151 (4.55%) Administrator
12 140 (4.22%) Security Analyst
13 139 (4.19%) Firewall Engineer
14 123 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
15 120 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
16 105 (3.16%) Network Architect
17 98 (2.95%) Network Analyst
18 94 (2.83%) Security Consultant
19 92 (2.77%) Security Architect
20 91 (2.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (4.10%) Web Services
2 93 (2.80%) J2EE
3 92 (2.77%) ELK Stack
4 85 (2.56%) Middleware
5 60 (1.81%) 802.1X
6 56 (1.69%) LAMP
7 50 (1.51%) SOAP
8 49 (1.48%) .NET
9 47 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
10 43 (1.30%) XML
11 41 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
12 40 (1.20%) REST
13 33 (0.99%) LEMP Stack
14 30 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 28 (0.84%) Regular Expression
16 26 (0.78%) CSS
16 26 (0.78%) Django
17 23 (0.69%) JSON
17 23 (0.69%) XSLT
18 22 (0.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 487 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 166 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 153 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (3.13%) Clustering
5 72 (2.17%) PKI
6 69 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 68 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 67 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 47 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 42 (1.27%) Driving Licence
11 40 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (1.05%) Cyber Attack
13 29 (0.87%) Cryptography
13 29 (0.87%) NHS
14 28 (0.84%) Replication
15 24 (0.72%) DataPower
16 23 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.66%) Private Cloud
18 20 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
19 19 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 961 (28.95%) Windows
2 727 (21.90%) Linux
3 461 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 403 (12.14%) Unix
5 282 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 124 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 91 (2.74%) AIX
10 87 (2.62%) CentOS
11 86 (2.59%) Solaris
12 77 (2.32%) Windows 7
13 52 (1.57%) SUSE
13 52 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 42 (1.27%) Windows 10
15 37 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
16 27 (0.81%) Windows XP
17 23 (0.69%) Windows 8
18 18 (0.54%) Android
19 13 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (14.91%) ITIL
2 404 (12.17%) Load Balancing
3 277 (8.34%) Migration
4 276 (8.31%) SIEM
5 261 (7.86%) Information Security
6 239 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
7 220 (6.63%) DevOps
8 216 (6.51%) Network Design
9 191 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
10 166 (5.00%) Project Management
11 165 (4.97%) Change Management
12 158 (4.76%) Network Management
12 158 (4.76%) Security Operations
13 148 (4.46%) Vulnerability Management
14 146 (4.40%) High Availability
15 140 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
16 135 (4.07%) Service Management
17 133 (4.01%) Configuration Management
18 114 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
19 110 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 255 (7.68%) SQL
2 246 (7.41%) Python
3 214 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 171 (5.15%) Java
5 164 (4.94%) Perl
6 151 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 69 (2.08%) Ruby
8 58 (1.75%) PHP
9 54 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 42 (1.27%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.14%) C
12 33 (0.99%) Korn
13 31 (0.93%) VBScript
14 28 (0.84%) C#
15 26 (0.78%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.36%) C++
16 12 (0.36%) Jython
16 12 (0.36%) Scala
17 10 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 870 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
2 609 (18.34%) Security Cleared
3 556 (16.75%) CCNP
4 515 (15.51%) SC Cleared
5 456 (13.73%) CCNA
6 210 (6.33%) CISSP
7 185 (5.57%) CCIE
8 128 (3.86%) Degree
9 120 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 104 (3.13%) CCSA
11 90 (2.71%) CCSE
12 81 (2.44%) CISM
13 74 (2.23%) MCSE
14 71 (2.14%) CCDP
15 68 (2.05%) JNCIA
16 66 (1.99%) DV Cleared
17 55 (1.66%) SANS
18 51 (1.54%) JNCIP
19 49 (1.48%) MCSA
20 45 (1.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (5.66%) PCI DSS
2 149 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (2.77%) SLA
4 37 (1.11%) QA
5 29 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.72%) COBIT
7 21 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
8 20 (0.60%) RMADS
9 13 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 12 (0.36%) ISO27002
10 12 (0.36%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.33%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.18%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.090%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.060%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 1 (0.030%) BS25999
15 1 (0.030%) BS7799
15 1 (0.030%) GPG13
System Software
1 510 (15.36%) Active Directory
2 410 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 117 (3.52%) Docker
5 91 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 90 (2.71%) vSphere
7 72 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 71 (2.14%) VMware ESX
9 50 (1.51%) XenApp
10 35 (1.05%) Xen
11 33 (0.99%) ProxySG
12 30 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 29 (0.87%) vCloud
14 27 (0.81%) XenServer
15 25 (0.75%) XenDesktop
16 22 (0.66%) Firmware
17 19 (0.57%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.51%) NFS
18 17 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
19 16 (0.48%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 213 (6.42%) Puppet
2 134 (4.04%) Ansible
3 102 (3.07%) FortiGate
4 88 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (2.35%) Nessus
6 76 (2.29%) SCCM
7 73 (2.20%) logstash
8 72 (2.17%) Nagios
9 68 (2.05%) Kibana
10 53 (1.60%) ZABBIX
11 51 (1.54%) QRadar
12 44 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 42 (1.27%) HAProxy
13 42 (1.27%) WSUS
14 34 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
14 34 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 34 (1.02%) Kubernetes
15 31 (0.93%) SCOM
16 28 (0.84%) Terraform
17 26 (0.78%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 1667 (50.21%) Cisco
2 800 (24.10%) CheckPoint
3 696 (20.96%) VMware
4 609 (18.34%) Juniper
5 520 (15.66%) Microsoft
6 478 (14.40%) F5
7 301 (9.07%) Citrix
8 293 (8.83%) Palo Alto
9 241 (7.26%) HP
10 239 (7.20%) Oracle
11 223 (6.72%) Red Hat
12 185 (5.57%) Blue Coat
13 179 (5.39%) Fortinet
14 142 (4.28%) Splunk
15 134 (4.04%) Intel Security
16 118 (3.55%) Aruba
17 115 (3.46%) IBM
18 113 (3.40%) SolarWinds
19 102 (3.07%) Riverbed
20 79 (2.38%) Dell
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