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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 56 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1748 1561 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.79% 3.08% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.37% 21.67% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 966 1005
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 66 62
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
6891 7203 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.19% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4287 4402
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 446 411
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +9 734 £449 +5.58% 157
South East 0 350 £400 - 84
North West +35 163 £413 +13.79% 47
Yorkshire +37 109 £400 +3.22% 40
West Midlands +22 97 £394 +5.00% 40
South West +7 80 £350 - 35
East of England -20 79 £413 +3.12% 29
North East +23 78 £330 +1.53% 2
East Midlands -10 44 £338 -6.89% 20
Midlands +3 8 £500 -23.07%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 1775 (49.76%) Cisco
2 1065 (29.86%) Windows
3 921 (25.82%) Cisco Certification
4 904 (25.34%) LAN
5 897 (25.15%) CheckPoint
6 849 (23.80%) WAN
7 771 (21.61%) Linux
8 747 (20.94%) VMware
9 723 (20.27%) Network Security
10 658 (18.45%) VPN
11 650 (18.22%) Juniper
12 642 (18.00%) Security Cleared
13 621 (17.41%) Cisco ASA
14 604 (16.93%) DNS
15 595 (16.68%) CCNP
16 591 (16.57%) Microsoft
17 583 (16.34%) Active Directory
18 551 (15.45%) Data Centre
19 544 (15.25%) SC Cleared
20 534 (14.97%) TCP/IP
21 513 (14.38%) ITIL
22 504 (14.13%) F5
23 503 (14.10%) CCNA
24 501 (14.05%) Windows Server
25 498 (13.96%) Finance
26 446 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
27 441 (12.36%) Load Balancing
28 414 (11.61%) Unix
29 411 (11.52%) Wireless
30 334 (9.36%) Palo Alto

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
1 217 (6.08%) MS Exchange
2 201 (5.63%) Apache
3 157 (4.40%) Tomcat
4 114 (3.20%) IIS
5 100 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 86 (2.41%) JBoss
7 78 (2.19%) WebLogic
8 75 (2.10%) nginx
9 73 (2.05%) SharePoint
10 68 (1.91%) Skype for Business
11 46 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 42 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (1.15%) iPlanet
14 40 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
15 29 (0.81%) Confluence
15 29 (0.81%) Mule ESB
16 28 (0.78%) Jetty
17 27 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
17 27 (0.76%) WildFly
18 26 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 198 (5.55%) MS Excel
2 112 (3.14%) MS Office
3 75 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.36%) MS Project
5 11 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.056%) Windchill
8 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.28%) Magento
3 9 (0.25%) SAP hybris
4 6 (0.17%) Maximo
5 5 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.028%) assyst
8 1 (0.028%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.028%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.028%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.028%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.028%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 253 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (3.87%) Office 365
4 72 (2.02%) IaaS
5 56 (1.57%) SaaS
6 40 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (1.09%) PaaS
8 31 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 28 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (0.62%) GitHub
13 14 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.34%) Heroku
15 11 (0.31%) G Suite
16 10 (0.28%) OneDrive
17 9 (0.25%) Yammer
18 8 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
18 8 (0.22%) Amazon S3
19 7 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 904 (25.34%) LAN
2 849 (23.80%) WAN
3 723 (20.27%) Network Security
4 658 (18.45%) VPN
5 621 (17.41%) Cisco ASA
6 604 (16.93%) DNS
7 534 (14.97%) TCP/IP
8 411 (11.52%) Wireless
9 333 (9.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 331 (9.28%) DHCP
11 273 (7.65%) SSL
12 269 (7.54%) BGP
12 269 (7.54%) OSPF
13 266 (7.46%) VoIP
14 250 (7.01%) SAN
15 248 (6.95%) MPLS
16 237 (6.64%) Internet
17 190 (5.33%) VLAN
18 180 (5.05%) Intrusion Detection
19 168 (4.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 120 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (2.47%) MySQL
4 82 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 52 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 41 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
7 35 (0.98%) Redis
8 34 (0.95%) Big Data
8 34 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 26 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
10 26 (0.73%) DB2
11 24 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
12 20 (0.56%) MongoDB
12 20 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.45%) Relational Database
14 15 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 144 (4.04%) Jenkins
2 114 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 56 (1.57%) JIRA
4 38 (1.07%) Gerrit
5 36 (1.01%) Mercurial
6 33 (0.93%) Subversion
7 32 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 25 (0.70%) GitLab
9 18 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (0.48%) Ant
10 17 (0.48%) MSI
11 16 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (0.42%) Artifactory
12 15 (0.42%) Maven
12 15 (0.42%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 12 (0.34%) SonarQube
15 11 (0.31%) Bitbucket
15 11 (0.31%) Metasploit
15 11 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 498 (13.96%) Finance
2 147 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 145 (4.07%) Banking
4 76 (2.13%) Retail
5 66 (1.85%) Legal
6 29 (0.81%) Marketing
7 27 (0.76%) Law
8 26 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 24 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.50%) Advertising
10 18 (0.50%) Back Office
11 15 (0.42%) Billing
12 14 (0.39%) Local Government
13 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.25%) Military
15 8 (0.22%) Automotive
16 6 (0.17%) Electronics
16 6 (0.17%) Publishing
17 3 (0.084%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 957 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 373 (10.46%) Architect
3 360 (10.09%) Analyst
4 296 (8.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 281 (7.88%) Consultant
6 277 (7.77%) Security Engineer
7 239 (6.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 217 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 210 (5.89%) Network Security Engineer
10 207 (5.80%) Support Engineer
11 173 (4.85%) Administrator
12 163 (4.57%) Security Analyst
13 157 (4.40%) Firewall Engineer
14 143 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
15 124 (3.48%) Network Architect
16 119 (3.34%) DevOps Engineer
17 109 (3.06%) Security Architect
18 106 (2.97%) Network Analyst
19 101 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
20 99 (2.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (3.73%) Web Services
2 103 (2.89%) Middleware
3 100 (2.80%) J2EE
4 83 (2.33%) ELK Stack
5 76 (2.13%) 802.1X
6 59 (1.65%) LAMP
7 55 (1.54%) .NET
8 51 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
9 47 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
10 45 (1.26%) XML
11 44 (1.23%) SOAP
12 38 (1.07%) CSS
12 38 (1.07%) REST
13 36 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
14 29 (0.81%) Regular Expression
15 26 (0.73%) Django
16 25 (0.70%) HTML
16 25 (0.70%) JSON
16 25 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
16 25 (0.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 551 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 171 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 167 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 106 (2.97%) Clustering
5 103 (2.89%) PKI
6 80 (2.24%) Security Operations Centre
7 72 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 56 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 41 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 40 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (0.98%) NHS
13 33 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
14 32 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (0.76%) CMDB
16 26 (0.73%) Blackberry
16 26 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
17 24 (0.67%) DataPower
17 24 (0.67%) Private Cloud
18 20 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1065 (29.86%) Windows
2 771 (21.61%) Linux
3 501 (14.05%) Windows Server
4 414 (11.61%) Unix
5 298 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 275 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 162 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 133 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (2.75%) AIX
10 97 (2.72%) Solaris
11 90 (2.52%) CentOS
12 77 (2.16%) Windows 7
13 60 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 55 (1.54%) SUSE
15 41 (1.15%) Windows 10
16 33 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 33 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.59%) Android
19 18 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (14.38%) ITIL
2 441 (12.36%) Load Balancing
3 329 (9.22%) Migration
4 304 (8.52%) SIEM
5 264 (7.40%) Information Security
6 240 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
7 229 (6.42%) Network Design
8 212 (5.94%) DevOps
9 209 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
10 177 (4.96%) Project Management
11 176 (4.93%) High Availability
12 174 (4.88%) Change Management
12 174 (4.88%) Network Management
13 172 (4.82%) Security Operations
14 156 (4.37%) Configuration Management
15 154 (4.32%) Vulnerability Management
16 149 (4.18%) Kalman Filter
17 130 (3.64%) Service Management
18 129 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
19 127 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 276 (7.74%) SQL
2 246 (6.90%) Python
3 201 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 177 (4.96%) Java
5 175 (4.91%) Perl
6 137 (3.84%) Bash Shell
7 78 (2.19%) PHP
8 64 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 53 (1.49%) Ruby
10 41 (1.15%) JavaScript
11 31 (0.87%) C
12 30 (0.84%) C#
13 27 (0.76%) Korn
14 20 (0.56%) VBScript
15 19 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.45%) C++
18 15 (0.42%) VB
19 12 (0.34%) Jython
19 12 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 921 (25.82%) Cisco Certification
2 642 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 595 (16.68%) CCNP
4 544 (15.25%) SC Cleared
5 503 (14.10%) CCNA
6 213 (5.97%) CISSP
7 159 (4.46%) CCIE
8 127 (3.56%) Degree
9 124 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 82 (2.30%) CCSA
11 72 (2.02%) CCSE
11 72 (2.02%) MCSE
12 69 (1.93%) CISM
13 64 (1.79%) DV Cleared
14 59 (1.65%) JNCIA
15 57 (1.60%) CCDP
16 56 (1.57%) SANS
17 54 (1.51%) JNCIP
18 52 (1.46%) JNCIS
19 50 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (5.49%) PCI DSS
2 161 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 101 (2.83%) SLA
4 32 (0.90%) QA
5 28 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
6 26 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 22 (0.62%) COBIT
8 21 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
9 18 (0.50%) RMADS
10 15 (0.42%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.31%) ISO27002
12 8 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.22%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 1 (0.028%) BS7799
15 1 (0.028%) GPG13
15 1 (0.028%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 583 (16.34%) Active Directory
2 446 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 126 (3.53%) Docker
5 112 (3.14%) vSphere
6 97 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
7 72 (2.02%) VMware ESX
8 65 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
9 63 (1.77%) XenApp
10 38 (1.07%) ProxySG
11 37 (1.04%) Xen
12 34 (0.95%) XenDesktop
13 32 (0.90%) vCloud
13 32 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 32 (0.90%) XenServer
14 30 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 28 (0.78%) Firmware
16 27 (0.76%) Terminal Services
17 23 (0.64%) DFS Replication
18 22 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 205 (5.75%) Puppet
2 129 (3.62%) Ansible
3 105 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 101 (2.83%) SCCM
5 90 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (2.27%) Nessus
7 79 (2.21%) Nagios
8 72 (2.02%) logstash
9 68 (1.91%) Kibana
10 58 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 51 (1.43%) WSUS
12 48 (1.35%) QRadar
12 48 (1.35%) SCOM
13 47 (1.32%) HAProxy
14 42 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 37 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
16 33 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 33 (0.93%) Kubernetes
17 29 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
18 28 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1775 (49.76%) Cisco
2 897 (25.15%) CheckPoint
3 747 (20.94%) VMware
4 650 (18.22%) Juniper
5 591 (16.57%) Microsoft
6 504 (14.13%) F5
7 334 (9.36%) Palo Alto
8 331 (9.28%) Citrix
9 277 (7.77%) Oracle
10 253 (7.09%) HP
11 238 (6.67%) Red Hat
12 191 (5.35%) Fortinet
13 185 (5.19%) Blue Coat
14 157 (4.40%) Splunk
15 147 (4.12%) Intel Security
16 134 (3.76%) SolarWinds
17 124 (3.48%) IBM
18 111 (3.11%) Aruba
19 106 (2.97%) Dell
20 97 (2.72%) Riverbed
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