The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 41 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 389 371 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.37% 3.94% 3.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.33% 20.61% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 202 163
Median daily rate £400 £395 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 24
Median hourly rate £35.50 £25.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.21% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £17.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+45.05% +22.97%
Firewall
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1742 1800 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.55% 19.11% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 884 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 98
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.35 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the South East region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South East region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Berkshire +6 119 £365 +5.79% 12
Hampshire +8 101 £375 -5.06% 20
Surrey -7 54 £450 +12.50% 21
Buckinghamshire -1 40 £410 -3.52% 4
West Sussex +15 34 £425 +18.88% 4
Oxfordshire +7 16 £364 -2.93% 8
Kent +10 15 £326 +27.94% 8
Middlesex 0 6 £450 +94.59%
East Sussex -4 3 £413 +3.12% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 477 (55.99%) Cisco
2 263 (30.87%) Windows
3 242 (28.40%) WAN
4 240 (28.17%) LAN
4 240 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
5 237 (27.82%) CheckPoint
6 197 (23.12%) VMware
7 192 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
8 187 (21.95%) Security Cleared
9 181 (21.24%) Linux
10 180 (21.13%) Network Security
11 161 (18.90%) VPN
12 160 (18.78%) ITIL
13 158 (18.54%) DNS
14 155 (18.19%) Data Centre
15 151 (17.72%) SC Cleared
16 146 (17.14%) Microsoft
17 144 (16.90%) Active Directory
18 139 (16.31%) TCP/IP
18 139 (16.31%) Juniper
19 135 (15.85%) Wireless
19 135 (15.85%) F5
20 134 (15.73%) CCNP
21 127 (14.91%) CCNA
22 123 (14.44%) Windows Server
23 112 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
24 111 (13.03%) SSL
25 106 (12.44%) Internet
26 101 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
27 99 (11.62%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 38 (4.46%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.23%) IIS
3 22 (2.58%) Skype for Business
4 20 (2.35%) Apache
4 20 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.11%) JBoss
6 13 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.29%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.70%) MS Office
3 10 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.94%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.17%) Office 365
4 20 (2.35%) PaaS
5 17 (2.00%) IaaS
6 14 (1.64%) SaaS
7 7 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.47%) Route 53
10 4 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.35%) Heroku
11 3 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.23%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 242 (28.40%) WAN
2 240 (28.17%) LAN
3 192 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
4 180 (21.13%) Network Security
5 161 (18.90%) VPN
6 158 (18.54%) DNS
7 139 (16.31%) TCP/IP
8 135 (15.85%) Wireless
9 111 (13.03%) SSL
10 106 (12.44%) Internet
11 101 (11.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 96 (11.27%) MPLS
13 93 (10.92%) DHCP
14 86 (10.09%) SAN
15 75 (8.80%) BGP
16 74 (8.69%) VoIP
17 65 (7.63%) IPsec
18 63 (7.39%) Intrusion Detection
19 54 (6.34%) OSPF
20 48 (5.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (1.88%) MySQL
4 11 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.70%) DB2
9 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.47%) QlikView
11 3 (0.35%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.23%) Big Data
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 12 (1.41%) Maven
2 10 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.06%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.06%) Gradle
3 9 (1.06%) TortoiseSVN
4 8 (0.94%) JIRA
4 8 (0.94%) MSI
5 7 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.59%) Subversion
7 4 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.35%) JUnit
9 2 (0.23%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.12%) Introscope
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 99 (11.62%) Finance
2 87 (10.21%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.35%) Banking
4 15 (1.76%) Billing
5 10 (1.17%) Retail
6 8 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.82%) Back Office
7 7 (0.82%) Publishing
8 5 (0.59%) Legal
8 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.59%) Military
9 4 (0.47%) Marketing
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Local Government
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 256 (30.05%) Network Engineer
2 109 (12.79%) Analyst
3 92 (10.80%) Architect
4 89 (10.45%) Security Engineer
5 69 (8.10%) Consultant
6 63 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 63 (7.39%) Support Engineer
7 62 (7.28%) Firewall Engineer
8 51 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 49 (5.75%) Network Security Engineer
10 45 (5.28%) Security Analyst
11 42 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 41 (4.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 35 (4.11%) Network Support
14 33 (3.87%) Network Analyst
15 31 (3.64%) Administrator
15 31 (3.64%) Security Architect
16 29 (3.40%) Network Support Engineer
17 27 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
18 26 (3.05%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.87%) Web Services
2 19 (2.23%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.64%) .NET
4 12 (1.41%) Middleware
5 11 (1.29%) Regular Expression
6 10 (1.17%) XML
7 9 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (0.94%) LAMP
8 8 (0.94%) SOAP
9 7 (0.82%) REST
10 6 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.47%) RESTful
12 3 (0.35%) CSS
12 3 (0.35%) JDBC
12 3 (0.35%) Kafka
12 3 (0.35%) RSS
12 3 (0.35%) SAML
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Camel
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 2 (0.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 155 (18.19%) Data Centre
2 56 (6.57%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.93%) PKI
4 26 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.70%) Clustering
6 22 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 21 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 17 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 16 (1.88%) RSA SecurID
10 15 (1.76%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.76%) FlexPod
11 14 (1.64%) Cryptography
12 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.41%) Replication
14 10 (1.17%) e-Health
14 10 (1.17%) Smart Meter
15 9 (1.06%) Mathematics
15 9 (1.06%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 263 (30.87%) Windows
2 181 (21.24%) Linux
3 123 (14.44%) Windows Server
4 62 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (4.93%) Unix
8 39 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (2.93%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.46%) AIX
11 16 (1.88%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.41%) CentOS
12 12 (1.41%) Solaris
13 11 (1.29%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.70%) VMS
18 5 (0.59%) Debian
19 4 (0.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (18.78%) ITIL
2 92 (10.80%) Information Security
3 81 (9.51%) Load Balancing
4 69 (8.10%) Migration
5 59 (6.92%) Network Design
6 54 (6.34%) Configuration Management
7 53 (6.22%) Change Management
8 52 (6.10%) Project Management
9 46 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (4.69%) Service Delivery
11 37 (4.34%) ITSM
12 36 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
13 34 (3.99%) Service Management
14 31 (3.64%) Change Control
15 30 (3.52%) SIEM
16 29 (3.40%) Problem Management
16 29 (3.40%) Security Operations
17 28 (3.29%) ITIL V3
17 28 (3.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.51%) SQL
2 38 (4.46%) PowerShell
3 36 (4.23%) Perl
4 29 (3.40%) Python
5 28 (3.29%) Java
6 14 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.41%) PHP
8 10 (1.17%) VBScript
9 7 (0.82%) C
9 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.70%) Ruby
11 4 (0.47%) C#
11 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.23%) C++
12 2 (0.23%) Korn
12 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.23%) Tcl
12 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.12%) Jython
Qualifications
1 240 (28.17%) Cisco Certification
2 187 (21.95%) Security Cleared
3 151 (17.72%) SC Cleared
4 134 (15.73%) CCNP
5 127 (14.91%) CCNA
6 64 (7.51%) CISSP
7 46 (5.40%) Degree
8 40 (4.69%) CCSE
9 33 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (3.29%) CCIE
11 27 (3.17%) DV Cleared
12 26 (3.05%) CCSA
13 25 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (2.11%) MCSE
15 15 (1.76%) CISM
16 13 (1.53%) MCP
17 10 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 9 (1.06%) CISA
18 9 (1.06%) JNCIA
18 9 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.81%) PCI DSS
2 39 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (3.52%) SLA
4 9 (1.06%) COBIT
4 9 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.70%) RMADS
8 5 (0.59%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.59%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.59%) QA
9 4 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 112 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (5.05%) vSphere
4 33 (3.87%) VMware ESX
5 29 (3.40%) UAG
6 28 (3.29%) Hyper-V
7 21 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.46%) XenApp
8 16 (1.88%) XenServer
9 15 (1.76%) ISA Server
10 14 (1.64%) ProxySG
11 11 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.29%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.82%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.59%) Docker
14 5 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.59%) KVM
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (5.75%) FortiGate
2 34 (3.99%) Puppet
3 27 (3.17%) WSUS
4 24 (2.82%) SCCM
5 23 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (1.76%) SCOM
8 14 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
9 10 (1.17%) Nagios
10 9 (1.06%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.82%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
13 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 6 (0.70%) vRealize
14 5 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 5 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 477 (55.99%) Cisco
2 237 (27.82%) CheckPoint
3 197 (23.12%) VMware
4 146 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 139 (16.31%) Juniper
6 135 (15.85%) F5
7 95 (11.15%) HP
8 91 (10.68%) Palo Alto
9 75 (8.80%) Citrix
10 73 (8.57%) Blue Coat
11 69 (8.10%) Oracle
12 44 (5.16%) IBM
13 43 (5.05%) Intel Security
14 41 (4.81%) Red Hat
15 36 (4.23%) SolarWinds
16 33 (3.87%) NetApp
17 27 (3.17%) Fortinet
18 26 (3.05%) Dell
19 23 (2.70%) CA
20 22 (2.58%) EMC
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus corporate benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago