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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 51 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1981 1629 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.98% 3.15% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.60% 22.21% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1008 874
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 £270 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 82
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £41.20 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +12.50%
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
8052 7335 6963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.17% 14.19% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4986 4270 3756
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 £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 450 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 764 £450 +5.88% 150
South East +8 418 £400 +3.89% 102
South West +33 197 £375 +4.16% 25
North West +17 136 £400 +23.07% 34
Yorkshire +17 133 £400 +14.28% 43
West Midlands +3 107 £363 +9.84% 34
East of England +9 101 £350 +9.37% 31
North East +16 73 £310 +4.37% 1
East Midlands 0 46 £350 +14.75% 10
Midlands -6 7 £375 -5.66%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1849 (49.68%) Cisco
2 1111 (29.85%) Windows
3 994 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
4 982 (26.38%) WAN
5 951 (25.55%) LAN
6 915 (24.58%) CheckPoint
7 752 (20.20%) Linux
8 742 (19.94%) Network Security
9 734 (19.72%) VMware
10 677 (18.19%) CCNP
11 657 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
12 651 (17.49%) Active Directory
13 650 (17.46%) Security Cleared
14 641 (17.22%) VPN
15 630 (16.93%) DNS
16 623 (16.74%) ITIL
17 621 (16.68%) Juniper
18 618 (16.60%) Microsoft
19 604 (16.23%) Data Centre
20 544 (14.62%) Finance
21 543 (14.59%) F5
22 528 (14.19%) Wireless
23 526 (14.13%) SC Cleared
24 497 (13.35%) CCNA
24 497 (13.35%) TCP/IP
25 495 (13.30%) Windows Server
26 435 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
27 393 (10.56%) Unix
28 387 (10.40%) Load Balancing
29 354 (9.51%) Oracle

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
1 234 (6.29%) MS Exchange
2 154 (4.14%) IIS
3 128 (3.44%) Apache
4 126 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 93 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 85 (2.28%) JBoss
7 83 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 83 (2.23%) Skype for Business
8 57 (1.53%) WebLogic
9 54 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 46 (1.24%) OpenStack
11 35 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 31 (0.83%) IBM Notes
12 31 (0.83%) nginx
13 26 (0.70%) Confluence
13 26 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
14 23 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 23 (0.62%) iPlanet
15 21 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 255 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 123 (3.30%) MS Office
3 64 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.48%) MS Project
6 8 (0.21%) ProjectWise
7 7 (0.19%) Windchill
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.081%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.027%) HipChat
11 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.11%) assyst
5 4 (0.11%) BusinessWare
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.081%) Magento
6 3 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.054%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.054%) Primavera
8 1 (0.027%) Eikon
8 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.027%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.027%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.027%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 260 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 155 (4.16%) Office 365
4 70 (1.88%) PaaS
5 67 (1.80%) IaaS
6 62 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (1.37%) SaaS
8 22 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.43%) Mimecast
10 13 (0.35%) GitHub
10 13 (0.35%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.27%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.27%) Heroku
13 9 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.24%) Yammer
14 8 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.16%) OneDrive
15 6 (0.16%) Trello
16 5 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 982 (26.38%) WAN
2 951 (25.55%) LAN
3 742 (19.94%) Network Security
4 657 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 641 (17.22%) VPN
6 630 (16.93%) DNS
7 528 (14.19%) Wireless
8 497 (13.35%) TCP/IP
9 340 (9.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 330 (8.87%) Internet
11 326 (8.76%) BGP
12 310 (8.33%) DHCP
13 306 (8.22%) SSL
14 297 (7.98%) SAN
15 282 (7.58%) VoIP
16 281 (7.55%) MPLS
17 273 (7.33%) OSPF
18 214 (5.75%) VLAN
19 177 (4.76%) IPsec
20 170 (4.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 75 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (1.99%) MySQL
3 74 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 57 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (0.99%) DB2
6 33 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 22 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 19 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 17 (0.46%) Redis
12 15 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.27%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.24%) Big Data
14 9 (0.24%) GIS
14 9 (0.24%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 105 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 95 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.67%) JIRA
4 37 (0.99%) Subversion
5 30 (0.81%) Maven
6 29 (0.78%) Artifactory
6 29 (0.78%) MSI
7 26 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 24 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 14 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.38%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.35%) Gerrit
11 13 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 13 (0.35%) SonarQube
12 11 (0.30%) Gradle
13 9 (0.24%) Metasploit
13 9 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
14 8 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 544 (14.62%) Finance
2 199 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 155 (4.16%) Banking
4 91 (2.44%) Retail
5 53 (1.42%) Legal
6 37 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.75%) Law
8 21 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 20 (0.54%) Billing
10 19 (0.51%) Games
10 19 (0.51%) Publishing
11 18 (0.48%) Back Office
11 18 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.46%) Marketing
13 15 (0.40%) Advertising
14 12 (0.32%) Military
15 10 (0.27%) Local Government
16 8 (0.21%) French Language
16 8 (0.21%) Front Office
17 7 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 992 (26.65%) Network Engineer
2 450 (12.09%) Architect
3 364 (9.78%) Analyst
4 303 (8.14%) Consultant
5 282 (7.58%) Security Engineer
6 257 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 224 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 218 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 215 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 190 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 184 (4.94%) Firewall Engineer
12 165 (4.43%) Security Analyst
13 162 (4.35%) Security Architect
14 157 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
15 139 (3.73%) Administrator
16 130 (3.49%) Network Architect
17 119 (3.20%) Security Consultant
18 113 (3.04%) Network Analyst
19 108 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
20 106 (2.85%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (3.39%) Middleware
2 96 (2.58%) Web Services
3 87 (2.34%) 802.1X
4 63 (1.69%) J2EE
5 62 (1.67%) .NET
6 46 (1.24%) XML
7 45 (1.21%) HTML
8 38 (1.02%) CSS
9 37 (0.99%) LAMP
10 34 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
11 31 (0.83%) JSP
12 28 (0.75%) SOAP
13 27 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (0.67%) Regular Expression
15 23 (0.62%) ActiveMQ
16 17 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
17 16 (0.43%) ASP.NET
17 16 (0.43%) RESTful
18 13 (0.35%) Rendezvous
19 12 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 604 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 153 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (4.08%) PKI
4 139 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 127 (3.41%) Clustering
6 69 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 68 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
8 61 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 45 (1.21%) Cryptography
10 43 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 42 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 37 (0.99%) Replication
13 34 (0.91%) Private Cloud
14 32 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
15 31 (0.83%) Driving Licence
16 30 (0.81%) DataPower
16 30 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 29 (0.78%) Blackberry
18 28 (0.75%) User Experience
18 28 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1111 (29.85%) Windows
2 752 (20.20%) Linux
3 495 (13.30%) Windows Server
4 393 (10.56%) Unix
5 298 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 243 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 150 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 143 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 119 (3.20%) Solaris
10 110 (2.96%) AIX
11 108 (2.90%) Windows 7
12 63 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 59 (1.59%) CentOS
14 41 (1.10%) Windows XP
15 38 (1.02%) SUSE
16 37 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 33 (0.89%) Windows 10
18 28 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
19 25 (0.67%) Mac OS X
20 19 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (16.74%) ITIL
2 387 (10.40%) Load Balancing
3 345 (9.27%) Migration
4 292 (7.85%) Information Security
5 247 (6.64%) Change Management
6 236 (6.34%) Network Design
7 234 (6.29%) Project Management
8 221 (5.94%) SIEM
9 205 (5.51%) High Availability
10 189 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
11 181 (4.86%) Configuration Management
12 176 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
13 163 (4.38%) DevOps
13 163 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 145 (3.90%) ITIL V3
15 138 (3.71%) Service Delivery
16 137 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
17 135 (3.63%) Change Control
18 130 (3.49%) Security Operations
19 126 (3.39%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (8.33%) SQL
2 191 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 184 (4.94%) Perl
4 175 (4.70%) Python
5 168 (4.51%) Java
6 130 (3.49%) Bash Shell
7 78 (2.10%) Shell Script
8 63 (1.69%) PHP
9 36 (0.97%) Ruby
10 29 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 27 (0.73%) JavaScript
11 27 (0.73%) VBScript
12 24 (0.64%) C#
13 23 (0.62%) C
14 22 (0.59%) C++
15 19 (0.51%) Korn
16 17 (0.46%) VB
17 15 (0.40%) JCL
18 12 (0.32%) REXX
19 11 (0.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 994 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
2 677 (18.19%) CCNP
3 650 (17.46%) Security Cleared
4 526 (14.13%) SC Cleared
5 497 (13.35%) CCNA
6 215 (5.78%) CISSP
7 180 (4.84%) CCIE
8 167 (4.49%) Degree
9 153 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 95 (2.55%) CCSE
11 91 (2.44%) MCSE
12 90 (2.42%) CISM
13 85 (2.28%) CCDP
14 71 (1.91%) DV Cleared
15 69 (1.85%) JNCIS
16 67 (1.80%) CCSA
17 65 (1.75%) JNCIA
18 63 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 42 (1.13%) JNCIP
20 41 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (3.71%) SLA
3 127 (3.41%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 26 (0.70%) QA
6 24 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
7 22 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 21 (0.56%) COBIT
9 13 (0.35%) RMADS
10 10 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.11%) ISO22301
14 3 (0.081%) BS7799
15 2 (0.054%) COSO
15 2 (0.054%) ISO27002
15 2 (0.054%) ISO27005
15 2 (0.054%) MiFID
15 2 (0.054%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 651 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 435 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (3.87%) vSphere
4 120 (3.22%) Hyper-V
5 116 (3.12%) VMware ESX
6 78 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
7 69 (1.85%) XenApp
8 65 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (1.69%) Docker
10 39 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
11 37 (0.99%) UAG
12 35 (0.94%) ProxySG
13 34 (0.91%) Firmware
14 31 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
15 30 (0.81%) Terminal Services
16 29 (0.78%) NFS
17 27 (0.73%) vCloud
18 25 (0.67%) XenDesktop
18 25 (0.67%) XenServer
19 24 (0.64%) iptables
Systems Management
1 155 (4.16%) Puppet
2 131 (3.52%) FortiGate
3 114 (3.06%) SCCM
4 93 (2.50%) Nagios
5 79 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
6 70 (1.88%) Ansible
7 67 (1.80%) SCOM
8 62 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
9 60 (1.61%) WSUS
10 45 (1.21%) OpenView
11 42 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
12 37 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 30 (0.81%) ZABBIX
14 29 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 28 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 27 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 26 (0.70%) Cacti
17 26 (0.70%) Nessus
18 24 (0.64%) NetBackup
18 24 (0.64%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1849 (49.68%) Cisco
2 915 (24.58%) CheckPoint
3 734 (19.72%) VMware
4 621 (16.68%) Juniper
5 618 (16.60%) Microsoft
6 543 (14.59%) F5
7 354 (9.51%) Oracle
8 335 (9.00%) Citrix
9 326 (8.76%) Palo Alto
10 303 (8.14%) HP
11 226 (6.07%) Red Hat
12 191 (5.13%) Fortinet
13 177 (4.76%) SolarWinds
14 163 (4.38%) IBM
15 162 (4.35%) Blue Coat
16 124 (3.33%) Intel Security
17 120 (3.22%) Dell
18 104 (2.79%) Splunk
19 97 (2.61%) NetApp
20 95 (2.55%) Riverbed
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