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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 40 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 416 368 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.47% 3.90% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.60% 19.81% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 189 170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £272 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 19
Median hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +43.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £18.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.70 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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
1926 1858 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.69% 19.68% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 903 711
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 102
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +76.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +12 137 £350 +7.69% 38
Hampshire +10 118 £400 - 26
Surrey -7 62 £450 +12.50% 14
West Sussex +3 29 £434 +63.77% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 27 £400 -5.88% 9
Kent -12 18 £326 +27.94% 3
Oxfordshire +6 17 £364 -2.93% 6
Middlesex +2 7 £531 +112.50%
East Sussex -4 2 £419 +4.68% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (56.25%) Cisco
2 259 (30.54%) Windows
3 244 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
4 243 (28.66%) LAN
5 241 (28.42%) WAN
6 216 (25.47%) CheckPoint
7 197 (23.23%) VMware
8 187 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
9 185 (21.82%) Security Cleared
10 179 (21.11%) Linux
11 164 (19.34%) ITIL
12 162 (19.10%) VPN
13 161 (18.99%) DNS
14 154 (18.16%) Data Centre
15 152 (17.92%) Microsoft
16 147 (17.33%) Network Security
17 144 (16.98%) SC Cleared
18 142 (16.75%) Active Directory
19 141 (16.63%) Juniper
20 140 (16.51%) TCP/IP
21 136 (16.04%) Wireless
22 128 (15.09%) F5
23 126 (14.86%) Windows Server
24 121 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
25 120 (14.15%) CCNP
26 119 (14.03%) CCNA
27 108 (12.74%) MPLS
28 105 (12.38%) Internet
29 103 (12.15%) SSL
29 103 (12.15%) HP

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 40 (4.72%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.89%) IIS
3 23 (2.71%) Skype for Business
4 18 (2.12%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.00%) Apache
6 15 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.53%) JBoss
8 9 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.42%) MS Office
3 9 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.94%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.24%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Primavera
3 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.59%) Office 365
3 22 (2.59%) PaaS
4 17 (2.00%) IaaS
5 13 (1.53%) SaaS
6 7 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.83%) Route 53
6 7 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.35%) Heroku
10 2 (0.24%) Yammer
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 243 (28.66%) LAN
2 241 (28.42%) WAN
3 187 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
4 162 (19.10%) VPN
5 161 (18.99%) DNS
6 147 (17.33%) Network Security
7 140 (16.51%) TCP/IP
8 136 (16.04%) Wireless
9 108 (12.74%) MPLS
10 105 (12.38%) Internet
11 103 (12.15%) SSL
12 102 (12.03%) Cisco Nexus
13 98 (11.56%) DHCP
14 80 (9.43%) BGP
15 78 (9.20%) SAN
16 69 (8.14%) IPsec
17 60 (7.08%) VoIP
18 59 (6.96%) Intrusion Detection
18 59 (6.96%) OSPF
19 51 (6.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (1.42%) MySQL
4 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.47%) QlikView
9 3 (0.35%) DB2
9 3 (0.35%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.24%) Big Data
10 2 (0.24%) GIS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (1.30%) Maven
2 10 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.06%) MSI
3 9 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (0.83%) Artifactory
4 7 (0.83%) Gradle
4 7 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (0.71%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.71%) Subversion
6 5 (0.59%) JIRA
6 5 (0.59%) JUnit
7 4 (0.47%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.12%) AppScan
10 1 (0.12%) Introscope
10 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (10.97%) Finance
2 91 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.24%) Banking
4 17 (2.00%) Billing
5 9 (1.06%) Retail
6 8 (0.94%) Back Office
6 8 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.94%) Publishing
7 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.59%) Electronics
8 5 (0.59%) Marketing
8 5 (0.59%) Military
9 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.24%) Local Government
10 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.12%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 264 (31.13%) Network Engineer
2 98 (11.56%) Architect
3 93 (10.97%) Analyst
4 89 (10.50%) Security Engineer
5 74 (8.73%) Cisco Engineer
6 68 (8.02%) Support Engineer
7 65 (7.67%) Consultant
8 64 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 49 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 47 (5.54%) Firewall Engineer
11 42 (4.95%) Network Support
12 40 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 37 (4.36%) Security Architect
14 36 (4.25%) Network Support Engineer
15 33 (3.89%) Infrastructure Architect
16 30 (3.54%) Administrator
16 30 (3.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 30 (3.54%) Security Analyst
17 29 (3.42%) Project Manager
18 28 (3.30%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.89%) Web Services
2 22 (2.59%) 802.1X
3 13 (1.53%) Middleware
4 12 (1.42%) .NET
5 11 (1.30%) Regular Expression
5 11 (1.30%) XML
6 9 (1.06%) SOAP
7 7 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (0.71%) RESTful
9 5 (0.59%) SAML
10 4 (0.47%) CSS
10 4 (0.47%) Java EE
10 4 (0.47%) LAMP
11 3 (0.35%) CGI
11 3 (0.35%) JDBC
11 3 (0.35%) Kafka
11 3 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (0.35%) REST
11 3 (0.35%) RSS
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 154 (18.16%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 46 (5.42%) PKI
4 29 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.71%) Driving Licence
6 22 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (2.36%) Clustering
7 20 (2.36%) Cryptography
8 18 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.30%) Replication
12 10 (1.18%) FlexPod
12 10 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
12 10 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (1.06%) DataPower
13 9 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.06%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.94%) Smart Meter
15 7 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 259 (30.54%) Windows
2 179 (21.11%) Linux
3 126 (14.86%) Windows Server
4 68 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (4.25%) Unix
9 27 (3.18%) Windows 7
10 20 (2.36%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.00%) AIX
12 16 (1.89%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.65%) CentOS
14 11 (1.30%) Solaris
15 10 (1.18%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.94%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.71%) VMS
18 5 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
19 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.34%) ITIL
2 88 (10.38%) Information Security
3 81 (9.55%) Migration
4 77 (9.08%) Load Balancing
5 58 (6.84%) Change Management
6 57 (6.72%) Network Design
7 56 (6.60%) Project Management
8 48 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 44 (5.19%) Configuration Management
10 39 (4.60%) Service Delivery
11 37 (4.36%) Kalman Filter
12 33 (3.89%) ITSM
13 32 (3.77%) Change Control
14 31 (3.66%) Incident Management
14 31 (3.66%) Problem Management
14 31 (3.66%) SIEM
15 30 (3.54%) High Availability
15 30 (3.54%) Service Management
16 29 (3.42%) Cybersecurity
16 29 (3.42%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 89 (10.50%) SQL
2 43 (5.07%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.18%) Perl
3 27 (3.18%) Python
4 24 (2.83%) Java
5 15 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 12 (1.42%) Ruby
7 9 (1.06%) PHP
7 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.06%) VBScript
8 8 (0.94%) C
9 6 (0.71%) C#
10 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.24%) C++
11 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.24%) Korn
11 2 (0.24%) Tcl
11 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 244 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (21.82%) Security Cleared
3 144 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 120 (14.15%) CCNP
5 119 (14.03%) CCNA
6 47 (5.54%) CISSP
7 41 (4.83%) Degree
7 41 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (4.48%) CCIE
9 35 (4.13%) DV Cleared
10 34 (4.01%) CCSE
11 25 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (2.48%) CCSA
12 21 (2.48%) MCSE
13 18 (2.12%) MCP
14 15 (1.77%) CISM
15 14 (1.65%) MCSA
16 12 (1.42%) CLAS
17 11 (1.30%) CESG Certified Professional
18 10 (1.18%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.78%) PCI DSS
2 36 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (3.54%) SLA
4 9 (1.06%) COBIT
5 8 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.94%) JSP 440
6 7 (0.83%) RMADS
7 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.59%) ISO27002
8 5 (0.59%) QA
9 4 (0.47%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 142 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 121 (14.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.31%) vSphere
4 33 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 33 (3.89%) VMware ESX
5 32 (3.77%) UAG
6 23 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.24%) ISA Server
7 19 (2.24%) XenApp
8 15 (1.77%) XenServer
9 14 (1.65%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.83%) KVM
10 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.47%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.47%) vCloud
13 3 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (4.36%) Puppet
2 32 (3.77%) FortiGate
3 30 (3.54%) WSUS
4 29 (3.42%) SCCM
5 21 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
5 21 (2.48%) SCOM
6 20 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.65%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
9 10 (1.18%) Nagios
9 10 (1.18%) SCVMM
10 9 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
10 9 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (1.06%) vRealize
10 9 (1.06%) Windows Intune
11 7 (0.83%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (0.71%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 477 (56.25%) Cisco
2 216 (25.47%) CheckPoint
3 197 (23.23%) VMware
4 152 (17.92%) Microsoft
5 141 (16.63%) Juniper
6 128 (15.09%) F5
7 103 (12.15%) HP
8 79 (9.32%) Palo Alto
9 73 (8.61%) Citrix
10 71 (8.37%) Oracle
11 59 (6.96%) Blue Coat
12 48 (5.66%) IBM
12 48 (5.66%) Red Hat
13 38 (4.48%) SolarWinds
14 36 (4.25%) Intel Security
15 29 (3.42%) NetApp
16 27 (3.18%) Dell
17 24 (2.83%) EMC
17 24 (2.83%) Fortinet
18 22 (2.59%) Aruba
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day.
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Epsom
Interquest - IQ Tech
Posted: 23 days ago