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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 57 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1837 1659 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.71% 3.15% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.20% 22.76% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1030 989
Median daily rate £413 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 58 96
Median hourly rate £20.73 £21.27 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -21.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.38 £16.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
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
7591 7288 7913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.33% 13.84% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 4253 4449
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 £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 491 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +7 788 £450 +5.88% 154
South East -4 338 £400 +12.67% 108
North West +37 150 £400 +8.47% 53
East of England +7 129 £330 -9.58% 26
Yorkshire +14 109 £420 +20.00% 37
West Midlands +12 107 £400 +23.07% 50
South West -7 96 £350 -16.66% 26
North East +18 60 £325 -2.25% 9
East Midlands -20 38 £338 +5.88% 16
Midlands -4 8 £500 -14.89% 1
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1858 (49.47%) Cisco
2 1112 (29.61%) Windows
3 1021 (27.18%) Cisco Certification
4 924 (24.60%) CheckPoint
5 921 (24.52%) LAN
6 913 (24.31%) WAN
7 826 (21.99%) Linux
8 759 (20.21%) VMware
8 759 (20.21%) Network Security
9 688 (18.32%) CCNP
10 656 (17.47%) Active Directory
11 648 (17.25%) Juniper
12 645 (17.17%) Security Cleared
13 644 (17.15%) Cisco ASA
14 623 (16.59%) Microsoft
15 615 (16.37%) DNS
16 610 (16.24%) ITIL
17 607 (16.16%) VPN
18 591 (15.73%) Data Centre
19 554 (14.75%) Finance
20 544 (14.48%) F5
21 541 (14.40%) CCNA
22 535 (14.24%) TCP/IP
23 533 (14.19%) Windows Server
24 518 (13.79%) SC Cleared
25 465 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
26 452 (12.03%) Wireless
27 448 (11.93%) Load Balancing
28 445 (11.85%) Unix
29 375 (9.98%) Migration

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
1 238 (6.34%) MS Exchange
2 193 (5.14%) Apache
3 154 (4.10%) Tomcat
4 135 (3.59%) IIS
5 118 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 89 (2.37%) JBoss
8 85 (2.26%) Skype for Business
9 77 (2.05%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.54%) nginx
11 57 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 46 (1.22%) iPlanet
13 44 (1.17%) WebSphere
14 40 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
15 33 (0.88%) Confluence
16 31 (0.83%) OpenStack
17 29 (0.77%) IBM Notes
18 28 (0.75%) Mule ESB
19 25 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
20 24 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 243 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 103 (2.74%) MS Office
3 75 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.40%) MS Project
5 10 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.19%) Windchill
7 6 (0.16%) ProjectWise
8 4 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.027%) HipChat
9 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.24%) ION MarketView
3 9 (0.24%) Magento
3 9 (0.24%) SAP hybris
3 9 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.11%) assyst
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.053%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.027%) Eikon
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.027%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.027%) Primavera
8 1 (0.027%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 264 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (4.29%) Office 365
4 64 (1.70%) IaaS
5 60 (1.60%) PaaS
6 57 (1.52%) SaaS
7 54 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.40%) GitHub
12 15 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.37%) Yammer
14 12 (0.32%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.32%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.29%) Google Apps
15 11 (0.29%) Heroku
16 10 (0.27%) Mimecast
17 7 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 921 (24.52%) LAN
2 913 (24.31%) WAN
3 759 (20.21%) Network Security
4 644 (17.15%) Cisco ASA
5 615 (16.37%) DNS
6 607 (16.16%) VPN
7 535 (14.24%) TCP/IP
8 452 (12.03%) Wireless
9 375 (9.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 305 (8.12%) BGP
11 300 (7.99%) DHCP
12 296 (7.88%) SSL
13 288 (7.67%) SAN
14 281 (7.48%) OSPF
15 273 (7.27%) MPLS
16 264 (7.03%) VoIP
17 256 (6.82%) Internet
18 189 (5.03%) VLAN
19 166 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
20 162 (4.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 102 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
3 97 (2.58%) MySQL
4 77 (2.05%) Oracle Database
5 54 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 36 (0.96%) Redis
8 34 (0.91%) DB2
9 32 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (0.80%) Big Data
11 26 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 21 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 20 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (0.37%) Relational Database
17 13 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
19 9 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 144 (3.83%) Jenkins
2 117 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 70 (1.86%) JIRA
4 35 (0.93%) Gerrit
5 33 (0.88%) Subversion
6 32 (0.85%) Artifactory
7 31 (0.83%) Mercurial
8 28 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 25 (0.67%) MSI
10 24 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (0.56%) Maven
12 19 (0.51%) GitLab
12 19 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 17 (0.45%) SonarQube
14 16 (0.43%) Ant
15 13 (0.35%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.32%) Metasploit
16 12 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 9 (0.24%) ClearCase
General
1 554 (14.75%) Finance
2 174 (4.63%) Banking
3 167 (4.45%) Telecoms
4 90 (2.40%) Retail
5 62 (1.65%) Legal
6 33 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 29 (0.77%) Law
8 28 (0.75%) Marketing
9 24 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 22 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.51%) Billing
12 17 (0.45%) Advertising
13 15 (0.40%) Back Office
14 13 (0.35%) Local Government
15 11 (0.29%) Military
15 11 (0.29%) Publishing
16 9 (0.24%) Games
17 8 (0.21%) Automotive
18 7 (0.19%) Electronics
19 6 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 981 (26.12%) Network Engineer
2 424 (11.29%) Architect
3 367 (9.77%) Analyst
4 312 (8.31%) Consultant
5 289 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 289 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 248 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 220 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 211 (5.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 210 (5.59%) Support Engineer
10 175 (4.66%) Firewall Engineer
11 168 (4.47%) Security Analyst
12 167 (4.45%) Administrator
13 150 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
14 141 (3.75%) Security Architect
15 131 (3.49%) Network Architect
16 124 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
17 113 (3.01%) Security Consultant
18 105 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
19 104 (2.77%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (3.33%) Middleware
1 125 (3.33%) Web Services
2 118 (3.14%) J2EE
3 90 (2.40%) 802.1X
4 62 (1.65%) .NET
5 58 (1.54%) XML
6 54 (1.44%) LAMP
7 53 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
8 51 (1.36%) ELK Stack
8 51 (1.36%) HTML
9 48 (1.28%) SOAP
10 41 (1.09%) CSS
11 40 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
13 34 (0.91%) REST
14 32 (0.85%) JSP
15 29 (0.77%) Regular Expression
16 27 (0.72%) RESTful
17 25 (0.67%) JSON
18 22 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 591 (15.73%) Data Centre
2 178 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 159 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 141 (3.75%) Clustering
5 133 (3.54%) PKI
6 73 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 68 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 59 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 56 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 43 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 37 (0.99%) Cryptography
11 37 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 35 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 34 (0.91%) DataPower
13 34 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
14 31 (0.83%) Blackberry
15 30 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
16 28 (0.75%) NHS
17 27 (0.72%) Replication
18 26 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1112 (29.61%) Windows
2 826 (21.99%) Linux
3 533 (14.19%) Windows Server
4 445 (11.85%) Unix
5 311 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 281 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 128 (3.41%) Solaris
10 123 (3.27%) AIX
11 88 (2.34%) CentOS
12 81 (2.16%) Windows 7
13 58 (1.54%) SUSE
14 55 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 40 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
15 40 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 33 (0.88%) Windows 10
17 30 (0.80%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.48%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (16.24%) ITIL
2 448 (11.93%) Load Balancing
3 375 (9.98%) Migration
4 296 (7.88%) SIEM
5 275 (7.32%) Information Security
6 264 (7.03%) Network Design
7 244 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
8 220 (5.86%) High Availability
9 210 (5.59%) Change Management
10 205 (5.46%) DevOps
11 190 (5.06%) Configuration Management
12 184 (4.90%) Project Management
13 176 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
14 170 (4.53%) Network Management
15 168 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
16 162 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
17 149 (3.97%) Security Operations
18 139 (3.70%) Change Control
18 139 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
19 138 (3.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 336 (8.95%) SQL
2 245 (6.52%) Python
3 228 (6.07%) PowerShell
4 216 (5.75%) Perl
5 204 (5.43%) Java
6 161 (4.29%) Bash Shell
7 95 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 93 (2.48%) PHP
9 49 (1.30%) Ruby
10 40 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 31 (0.83%) C#
12 28 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 25 (0.67%) Korn
13 25 (0.67%) VBScript
14 21 (0.56%) C++
15 18 (0.48%) C
15 18 (0.48%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.45%) JCL
17 15 (0.40%) VB
18 13 (0.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1021 (27.18%) Cisco Certification
2 688 (18.32%) CCNP
3 645 (17.17%) Security Cleared
4 541 (14.40%) CCNA
5 518 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 226 (6.02%) CISSP
7 187 (4.98%) CCIE
8 156 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 134 (3.57%) Degree
10 92 (2.45%) MCSE
11 90 (2.40%) CCSE
12 85 (2.26%) CCSA
13 80 (2.13%) CISM
14 72 (1.92%) CCDP
15 64 (1.70%) DV Cleared
16 61 (1.62%) JNCIS
17 58 (1.54%) JNCIA
18 52 (1.38%) JNCIP
18 52 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 51 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (5.09%) PCI DSS
2 173 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (3.33%) SLA
4 32 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
5 31 (0.83%) JSP 440
6 29 (0.77%) QA
7 26 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
8 21 (0.56%) RMADS
9 20 (0.53%) COBIT
9 20 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.13%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.11%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.11%) ISO27002
13 3 (0.080%) BS7799
14 2 (0.053%) COSO
14 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 2 (0.053%) ISO27005
System Software
1 656 (17.47%) Active Directory
2 465 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 140 (3.73%) vSphere
5 103 (2.74%) Docker
5 103 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 102 (2.72%) VMware ESX
7 74 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 66 (1.76%) XenApp
9 42 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
10 37 (0.99%) vCloud
11 36 (0.96%) XenServer
12 35 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 35 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 35 (0.93%) XenDesktop
13 33 (0.88%) Firmware
13 33 (0.88%) ProxySG
14 26 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 26 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
14 26 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 196 (5.22%) Puppet
2 119 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 108 (2.88%) SCCM
4 103 (2.74%) Ansible
5 100 (2.66%) Nagios
6 89 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
7 69 (1.84%) logstash
8 68 (1.81%) SCOM
9 64 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
10 63 (1.68%) Nessus
11 57 (1.52%) Kibana
11 57 (1.52%) WSUS
12 50 (1.33%) ZABBIX
13 46 (1.22%) OpenView
14 45 (1.20%) HAProxy
14 45 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
15 37 (0.99%) Backup Exec
16 36 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 34 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 31 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1858 (49.47%) Cisco
2 924 (24.60%) CheckPoint
3 759 (20.21%) VMware
4 648 (17.25%) Juniper
5 623 (16.59%) Microsoft
6 544 (14.48%) F5
7 352 (9.37%) Oracle
8 341 (9.08%) Citrix
9 317 (8.44%) Palo Alto
10 309 (8.23%) HP
11 271 (7.22%) Red Hat
12 206 (5.48%) Fortinet
13 176 (4.69%) IBM
14 155 (4.13%) SolarWinds
15 150 (3.99%) Splunk
16 132 (3.51%) Intel Security
17 131 (3.49%) Blue Coat
18 114 (3.04%) Dell
19 104 (2.77%) Riverbed
20 87 (2.32%) ArcSight
County Durham
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £180 to £300 per day Market Leading Rates Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £470 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day Plus probable extensions
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £145.00 - £165.00 per day + NONE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Acumin
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago