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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South East
Rank 35 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 336 389 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.70% 4.66% 4.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.02% 23.52% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 216 201
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £20.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
1526 1654 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.33% 19.81% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 898 911
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 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
Hampshire +3 134 £420 +5.00% 12
Berkshire -17 70 £369 -7.81% 27
Buckinghamshire +14 43 £363 +25.00% 6
Surrey +20 42 £450 -5.26% 18
Oxfordshire +13 23 £325 - 14
West Sussex +6 7 £363 -33.33% 3
Kent -7 6 £375 -6.25% 6
Middlesex +7 5 £450 -
East Sussex +2 3 £350 +11.11% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 376 (57.67%) Cisco
2 197 (30.21%) CheckPoint
3 195 (29.91%) LAN
3 195 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
4 175 (26.84%) WAN
5 151 (23.16%) Juniper
6 150 (23.01%) Windows
7 146 (22.39%) Data Centre
8 145 (22.24%) VMware
9 143 (21.93%) Network Security
10 135 (20.71%) Cisco ASA
11 127 (19.48%) F5
12 126 (19.33%) CCNP
13 125 (19.17%) Security Cleared
14 118 (18.10%) ITIL
15 107 (16.41%) SC Cleared
16 105 (16.10%) VPN
17 103 (15.80%) CCNA
18 101 (15.49%) Linux
19 98 (15.03%) DNS
20 97 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 88 (13.50%) Active Directory
22 84 (12.88%) MPLS
23 83 (12.73%) Microsoft
24 79 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
25 76 (11.66%) Palo Alto
26 73 (11.20%) Wireless
26 73 (11.20%) VoIP
27 68 (10.43%) Load Balancing
28 67 (10.28%) SSL

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 27 (4.14%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.53%) Apache
3 14 (2.15%) JBoss
4 12 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.69%) IIS
6 10 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.61%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.61%) nginx
11 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.31%) CMS
13 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.15%) Confluence
14 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.37%) MS Office
3 16 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.07%) SAP hybris
2 6 (0.92%) Maximo
3 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (4.75%) IaaS
3 26 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.91%) SaaS
5 13 (1.99%) Office 365
6 6 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (0.92%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.61%) PaaS
8 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 195 (29.91%) LAN
2 175 (26.84%) WAN
3 143 (21.93%) Network Security
4 135 (20.71%) Cisco ASA
5 105 (16.10%) VPN
6 98 (15.03%) DNS
7 84 (12.88%) MPLS
8 79 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 73 (11.20%) VoIP
9 73 (11.20%) Wireless
10 67 (10.28%) SSL
11 60 (9.20%) TCP/IP
12 47 (7.21%) SAN
13 46 (7.06%) DHCP
13 46 (7.06%) Internet
14 41 (6.29%) BGP
14 41 (6.29%) OSPF
15 40 (6.13%) NetScaler
16 37 (5.67%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (4.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.46%) CouchDB
7 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.46%) Redis
7 3 (0.46%) Riak
7 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.31%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.15%) GIS
9 1 (0.15%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.07%) MSI
3 7 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (1.07%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.77%) JIRA
5 4 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.61%) Selenium
5 4 (0.61%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.46%) Subversion
7 2 (0.31%) Ant
7 2 (0.31%) Maven
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.15%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.15%) Introscope
8 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
General
1 63 (9.66%) Finance
2 58 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.15%) Retail
4 9 (1.38%) Billing
4 9 (1.38%) Marketing
5 5 (0.77%) Back Office
5 5 (0.77%) Legal
6 4 (0.61%) Military
7 3 (0.46%) Banking
7 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.31%) Advertising
8 2 (0.31%) Electronics
8 2 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 221 (33.90%) Network Engineer
2 87 (13.34%) Architect
3 77 (11.81%) Security Engineer
4 70 (10.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 65 (9.97%) Network Security Engineer
6 61 (9.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 48 (7.36%) Analyst
8 45 (6.90%) Consultant
9 36 (5.52%) Firewall Engineer
10 29 (4.45%) Administrator
10 29 (4.45%) Network Architect
11 28 (4.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (4.29%) Network Analyst
11 28 (4.29%) Support Engineer
12 24 (3.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 22 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.22%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (2.91%) Project Manager
16 18 (2.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 18 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.45%) Middleware
2 14 (2.15%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.99%) J2EE
4 12 (1.84%) Web Services
5 11 (1.69%) REST
6 10 (1.53%) SOAP
6 10 (1.53%) XML
7 8 (1.23%) Regular Expression
8 7 (1.07%) jQuery
9 5 (0.77%) CSS
9 5 (0.77%) Hibernate
9 5 (0.77%) Spring
10 4 (0.61%) JMS
10 4 (0.61%) Node.js
10 4 (0.61%) React
10 4 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.46%) ELK Stack
11 3 (0.46%) HTML
12 2 (0.31%) .NET
12 2 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 146 (22.39%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.37%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.07%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.91%) PKI
7 14 (2.15%) Cryptography
8 13 (1.99%) Clustering
9 12 (1.84%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.53%) CMDB
11 9 (1.38%) IVR
12 8 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.07%) FlexPod
13 7 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
14 6 (0.92%) Replication
15 5 (0.77%) e-Health
15 5 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 150 (23.01%) Windows
2 101 (15.49%) Linux
3 65 (9.97%) Windows Server
4 54 (8.28%) Unix
5 48 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (4.14%) Windows 7
8 25 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.99%) CentOS
11 12 (1.84%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.69%) Solaris
13 6 (0.92%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.77%) AIX
15 4 (0.61%) Android
15 4 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.10%) ITIL
2 68 (10.43%) Load Balancing
3 59 (9.05%) Change Management
4 57 (8.74%) Network Design
5 53 (8.13%) Service Management
6 50 (7.67%) Information Security
7 45 (6.90%) SIEM
8 41 (6.29%) Migration
9 39 (5.98%) Project Management
10 37 (5.67%) Kalman Filter
11 36 (5.52%) Incident Management
12 32 (4.91%) Web Filtering
13 29 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (4.45%) Penetration Testing
13 29 (4.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 26 (3.99%) Network Management
15 23 (3.53%) Problem Management
16 22 (3.37%) DevOps
16 22 (3.37%) Risk Management
17 21 (3.22%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.45%) PowerShell
2 27 (4.14%) SQL
3 25 (3.83%) Python
4 14 (2.15%) Ruby
5 13 (1.99%) Perl
6 12 (1.84%) Java
7 10 (1.53%) VBScript
8 8 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.46%) C
9 3 (0.46%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) C#
10 2 (0.31%) C++
10 2 (0.31%) Jython
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
11 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (19.33%) CCNP
3 125 (19.17%) Security Cleared
4 107 (16.41%) SC Cleared
5 103 (15.80%) CCNA
6 38 (5.83%) CISSP
7 37 (5.67%) Degree
8 36 (5.52%) CCIE
8 36 (5.52%) CCSE
9 29 (4.45%) CCSA
10 24 (3.68%) JNCIA
11 23 (3.53%) CCDP
11 23 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.45%) CCIP
13 15 (2.30%) JNCIS
14 14 (2.15%) MCSA
15 13 (1.99%) JNCIP
16 12 (1.84%) DV Cleared
16 12 (1.84%) GIAC
16 12 (1.84%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.90%) PCI DSS
2 34 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.07%) SLA
4 15 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (1.69%) HIPAA
7 8 (1.23%) QA
8 6 (0.92%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 97 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (13.50%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (2.76%) vSphere
5 13 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.53%) XenServer
8 6 (0.92%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.77%) UAG
10 4 (0.61%) vCloud
11 3 (0.46%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.31%) KVM
12 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.31%) Xen
12 2 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (5.37%) Puppet
2 21 (3.22%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.61%) Nagios
5 9 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
5 9 (1.38%) WSUS
6 7 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.92%) Ansible
7 6 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.92%) Nexpose
7 6 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.77%) vMotion
9 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.46%) Nessus
Vendors
1 376 (57.67%) Cisco
2 197 (30.21%) CheckPoint
3 151 (23.16%) Juniper
4 145 (22.24%) VMware
5 127 (19.48%) F5
6 83 (12.73%) Microsoft
7 76 (11.66%) Palo Alto
8 66 (10.12%) HP
9 54 (8.28%) Citrix
10 49 (7.52%) Blue Coat
11 39 (5.98%) Red Hat
12 34 (5.21%) Intel Security
13 31 (4.75%) Aruba
14 24 (3.68%) Fortinet
14 24 (3.68%) Riverbed
15 23 (3.53%) Avaya
15 23 (3.53%) Splunk
16 22 (3.37%) Brocade
16 22 (3.37%) NetApp
17 21 (3.22%) SolarWinds
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