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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 42 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 363 393 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.22% 4.01% 3.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.45% 21.91% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 233 172
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.76% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £14.98 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £51.60 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
1548 1794 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.99% 18.30% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 970 862
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 129 100
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Hampshire +1 105 £378 -2.58% 21
Berkshire -1 94 £450 +38.46% 26
Buckinghamshire +12 53 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +8 53 £405 +7.86% 30
Middlesex +15 16 £450 -
Kent +6 14 £200 -46.66% 8
Oxfordshire -24 13 £450 +28.57% 10
West Sussex -19 10 £413 +17.85% 4
East Sussex +2 2 £300 -7.69% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 461 (59.33%) Cisco
2 231 (29.73%) CheckPoint
2 231 (29.73%) LAN
3 220 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
4 219 (28.19%) WAN
5 206 (26.51%) Windows
5 206 (26.51%) Network Security
6 190 (24.45%) Cisco ASA
7 171 (22.01%) VMware
8 168 (21.62%) Linux
9 147 (18.92%) VPN
9 147 (18.92%) CCNP
9 147 (18.92%) Data Centre
10 139 (17.89%) Security Cleared
11 133 (17.12%) F5
12 131 (16.86%) ITIL
13 129 (16.60%) Juniper
14 126 (16.22%) DNS
15 125 (16.09%) Microsoft
16 117 (15.06%) SC Cleared
17 110 (14.16%) Wireless
18 108 (13.90%) CCNA
19 107 (13.77%) Cisco Nexus
20 106 (13.64%) SSL
21 104 (13.38%) Active Directory
22 94 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
22 94 (12.10%) Windows Server
23 92 (11.84%) TCP/IP
24 91 (11.71%) Internet
25 83 (10.68%) Palo Alto

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 33 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 21 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.57%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 16 (2.06%) Apache
5 16 (2.06%) IIS
5 16 (2.06%) JBoss
6 9 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.03%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.77%) iPlanet
9 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.67%) MS Office
2 13 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.03%) ProjectWise
4 7 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 36 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.45%) Office 365
4 16 (2.06%) IaaS
5 15 (1.93%) PaaS
6 9 (1.16%) SaaS
7 6 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.39%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.26%) Yammer
11 1 (0.13%) Heroku
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 231 (29.73%) LAN
2 219 (28.19%) WAN
3 206 (26.51%) Network Security
4 190 (24.45%) Cisco ASA
5 147 (18.92%) VPN
6 126 (16.22%) DNS
7 110 (14.16%) Wireless
8 107 (13.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 106 (13.64%) SSL
10 92 (11.84%) TCP/IP
11 91 (11.71%) Internet
12 77 (9.91%) SAN
13 73 (9.40%) MPLS
14 71 (9.14%) VoIP
15 66 (8.49%) BGP
16 65 (8.37%) DHCP
17 54 (6.95%) OSPF
18 49 (6.31%) IPsec
19 46 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
20 44 (5.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (1.93%) MySQL
3 15 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.77%) DB2
9 4 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.51%) QlikView
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.39%) GIS
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.26%) Big Data
11 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (1.67%) Maven
2 12 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (1.29%) JIRA
4 9 (1.16%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.16%) Gradle
4 9 (1.16%) TortoiseSVN
5 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.77%) Subversion
8 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.51%) MSI
8 4 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
9 3 (0.39%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.26%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.26%) Introscope
General
1 79 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 78 (10.04%) Finance
3 13 (1.67%) Banking
3 13 (1.67%) Retail
4 11 (1.42%) Billing
5 7 (0.90%) Legal
5 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.51%) Advertising
6 4 (0.51%) Back Office
6 4 (0.51%) Marketing
6 4 (0.51%) Publishing
7 3 (0.39%) Electronics
7 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.39%) Local Government
8 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.13%) Automotive
9 1 (0.13%) Games
9 1 (0.13%) Law
9 1 (0.13%) Military
9 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 245 (31.53%) Network Engineer
2 87 (11.20%) Architect
3 86 (11.07%) Security Engineer
4 77 (9.91%) Analyst
5 75 (9.65%) Consultant
6 67 (8.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 62 (7.98%) Firewall Engineer
8 59 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 56 (7.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 48 (6.18%) Support Engineer
11 38 (4.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 36 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (4.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 32 (4.12%) Security Analyst
15 29 (3.73%) Network Analyst
16 26 (3.35%) Administrator
16 26 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
16 26 (3.35%) Network Architect
16 26 (3.35%) Project Manager
17 25 (3.22%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.22%) Web Services
2 17 (2.19%) Regular Expression
3 16 (2.06%) 802.1X
3 16 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
4 15 (1.93%) Middleware
5 13 (1.67%) J2EE
5 13 (1.67%) XML
6 12 (1.54%) LAPP Stack
7 11 (1.42%) REST
8 10 (1.29%) .NET
9 8 (1.03%) LAMP
10 6 (0.77%) SOAP
11 5 (0.64%) JMS
11 5 (0.64%) JSP
12 4 (0.51%) JDBC
12 4 (0.51%) Spring
13 3 (0.39%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.39%) jQuery
13 3 (0.39%) Node.js
13 3 (0.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 147 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.47%) PKI
4 23 (2.96%) Clustering
4 23 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.06%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.93%) FlexPod
8 15 (1.93%) Smart Meter
9 11 (1.42%) RSA SecurID
10 10 (1.29%) e-Health
10 10 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.29%) NHS
10 10 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.16%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.16%) Replication
12 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 206 (26.51%) Windows
2 168 (21.62%) Linux
3 94 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.66%) Unix
5 42 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (3.22%) AIX
10 16 (2.06%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.93%) CentOS
12 14 (1.80%) Solaris
13 10 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
14 9 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.77%) VMS
15 6 (0.77%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.64%) Debian
17 4 (0.51%) SUSE
17 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (16.86%) ITIL
2 75 (9.65%) Load Balancing
3 65 (8.37%) Network Design
4 64 (8.24%) Information Security
5 57 (7.34%) Migration
6 51 (6.56%) Configuration Management
7 44 (5.66%) Change Management
8 42 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
9 41 (5.28%) Kalman Filter
10 40 (5.15%) Project Management
11 32 (4.12%) DevOps
11 32 (4.12%) Security Operations
11 32 (4.12%) Service Delivery
12 31 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (3.86%) Service Management
14 28 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (3.22%) Email Filtering
15 25 (3.22%) SIEM
16 24 (3.09%) ITSM
16 24 (3.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 68 (8.75%) SQL
2 44 (5.66%) Perl
3 39 (5.02%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.76%) Java
5 24 (3.09%) Python
6 19 (2.45%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.67%) PHP
8 9 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.90%) VBScript
10 6 (0.77%) C
10 6 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.64%) Ruby
12 4 (0.51%) C++
13 3 (0.39%) Korn
13 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Jython
14 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.26%) Tcl
15 1 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 220 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (18.92%) CCNP
3 139 (17.89%) Security Cleared
4 117 (15.06%) SC Cleared
5 108 (13.90%) CCNA
6 48 (6.18%) CISSP
7 38 (4.89%) CCSE
8 37 (4.76%) Degree
9 33 (4.25%) CCSA
10 22 (2.83%) CCIE
11 21 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.80%) DV Cleared
13 14 (1.80%) MCSE
14 12 (1.54%) CISM
15 10 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (1.16%) CISA
17 8 (1.03%) CCDP
17 8 (1.03%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.05%) PCI DSS
2 34 (4.38%) SLA
3 26 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.54%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.90%) COBIT
6 6 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.51%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.39%) QA
8 3 (0.39%) RMADS
8 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.26%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.13%) GxP
10 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 104 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 94 (12.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.66%) vSphere
4 31 (3.99%) VMware ESX
5 23 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.32%) XenApp
7 13 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.29%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.29%) XenServer
9 9 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.03%) UAG
10 8 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.90%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.77%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.51%) Postfix
15 3 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (6.82%) FortiGate
2 37 (4.76%) Puppet
3 26 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.32%) SCCM
5 16 (2.06%) WSUS
6 15 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 13 (1.67%) SCOM
8 11 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 10 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
10 9 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (1.03%) Nagios
12 7 (0.90%) Ansible
13 6 (0.77%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.77%) Nessus
13 6 (0.77%) Nexpose
13 6 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 461 (59.33%) Cisco
2 231 (29.73%) CheckPoint
3 171 (22.01%) VMware
4 133 (17.12%) F5
5 129 (16.60%) Juniper
6 125 (16.09%) Microsoft
7 83 (10.68%) Palo Alto
8 76 (9.78%) HP
9 69 (8.88%) Citrix
10 62 (7.98%) Oracle
11 53 (6.82%) Blue Coat
12 49 (6.31%) Red Hat
13 34 (4.38%) Dell
14 32 (4.12%) Intel Security
15 28 (3.60%) Fortinet
15 28 (3.60%) NetApp
15 28 (3.60%) SolarWinds
16 23 (2.96%) IBM
17 21 (2.70%) Symantec
18 19 (2.45%) Splunk
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago