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 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 37 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 350 418 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.53% 4.38% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.34% 23.43% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 236 202
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £14.50 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
1567 1784 1865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.30% 18.71% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 965 873
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 121 112
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 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
Hampshire +1 124 £425 +4.93% 23
Berkshire -6 90 £400 +1.26% 22
Buckinghamshire +13 39 £463 +8.82% 7
Surrey +15 38 £400 -5.10% 15
Oxfordshire +5 20 £313 -12.28% 6
West Sussex +13 18 £400 +14.14%
East Sussex +6 8 £263 -13.93% 5
Middlesex +7 7 £400 -11.11%
Kent -5 3 £205 -21.90% 5
Sussex - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 383 (54.40%) Cisco
2 211 (29.97%) CheckPoint
3 200 (28.41%) LAN
4 193 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (26.28%) Network Security
6 175 (24.86%) WAN
7 160 (22.73%) Windows
8 150 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
9 145 (20.60%) VMware
10 139 (19.74%) Data Centre
11 134 (19.03%) Juniper
12 132 (18.75%) CCNP
13 131 (18.61%) Linux
14 126 (17.90%) Security Cleared
15 118 (16.76%) F5
15 118 (16.76%) VPN
16 115 (16.34%) SC Cleared
17 107 (15.20%) ITIL
18 105 (14.91%) CCNA
19 95 (13.49%) DNS
20 94 (13.35%) Palo Alto
21 89 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
22 85 (12.07%) Microsoft
23 84 (11.93%) Active Directory
23 84 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus
24 82 (11.65%) SSL
24 82 (11.65%) Wireless
25 81 (11.51%) VoIP
26 79 (11.22%) Load Balancing
27 77 (10.94%) MPLS

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 31 (4.40%) Apache
2 25 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 21 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.41%) JBoss
5 15 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.56%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.99%) IIS
8 7 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.85%) iPlanet
10 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.57%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.57%) nginx
10 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.84%) MS Office
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) SAP hybris
2 6 (0.85%) Maximo
3 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (4.69%) IaaS
3 27 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.56%) Office 365
4 18 (2.56%) SaaS
5 6 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (0.85%) PaaS
5 6 (0.85%) SoftLayer
6 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.43%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (28.41%) LAN
2 185 (26.28%) Network Security
3 175 (24.86%) WAN
4 150 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
5 118 (16.76%) VPN
6 95 (13.49%) DNS
7 84 (11.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 82 (11.65%) SSL
8 82 (11.65%) Wireless
9 81 (11.51%) VoIP
10 77 (10.94%) MPLS
11 62 (8.81%) Internet
12 57 (8.10%) TCP/IP
13 50 (7.10%) SAN
14 47 (6.68%) BGP
15 46 (6.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 46 (6.53%) OSPF
16 39 (5.54%) DHCP
16 39 (5.54%) NetScaler
17 34 (4.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (2.98%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.85%) MySQL
6 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.57%) DB2
7 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.43%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.43%) Riak
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.28%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.28%) Redis
9 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.28%) JIRA
3 9 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.71%) Maven
6 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.57%) Selenium
6 4 (0.57%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.43%) Ant
7 3 (0.43%) Gradle
7 3 (0.43%) Subversion
8 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.28%) Introscope
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (9.23%) Finance
2 54 (7.67%) Telecoms
3 14 (1.99%) Retail
4 12 (1.70%) Billing
5 10 (1.42%) Marketing
6 6 (0.85%) Banking
6 6 (0.85%) Legal
6 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.57%) Advertising
7 4 (0.57%) Back Office
7 4 (0.57%) Military
8 3 (0.43%) Electronics
8 3 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 224 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 90 (12.78%) Architect
3 80 (11.36%) Security Engineer
4 68 (9.66%) Consultant
5 67 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 66 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
7 62 (8.81%) Analyst
8 57 (8.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 48 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
10 40 (5.68%) Support Engineer
11 36 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 34 (4.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 32 (4.55%) Network Architect
14 30 (4.26%) Administrator
15 29 (4.12%) Network Analyst
16 24 (3.41%) Security Analyst
17 20 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (2.84%) Security Architect
18 19 (2.70%) Security Consultant
18 19 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.70%) J2EE
1 19 (2.70%) Middleware
1 19 (2.70%) Web Services
2 18 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.99%) REST
4 11 (1.56%) Regular Expression
5 10 (1.42%) SOAP
6 9 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
6 9 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (0.85%) jQuery
7 6 (0.85%) LAMP
7 6 (0.85%) Spring
7 6 (0.85%) XML
8 5 (0.71%) Hibernate
8 5 (0.71%) JSP
9 4 (0.57%) CSS
9 4 (0.57%) JMS
9 4 (0.57%) Node.js
9 4 (0.57%) React
9 4 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.41%) PKI
5 22 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
6 19 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 17 (2.41%) Clustering
8 16 (2.27%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (1.85%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.70%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.42%) CMDB
12 10 (1.42%) Smart Meter
13 8 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.99%) IVR
14 7 (0.99%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.85%) e-Health
15 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.85%) FlexPod
15 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 160 (22.73%) Windows
2 131 (18.61%) Linux
3 60 (8.52%) Unix
4 59 (8.38%) Windows Server
5 41 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 15 (2.13%) Solaris
11 14 (1.99%) AIX
12 12 (1.70%) CentOS
12 12 (1.70%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.85%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.57%) Debian
15 3 (0.43%) Android
15 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.20%) ITIL
2 79 (11.22%) Load Balancing
3 53 (7.53%) Information Security
3 53 (7.53%) Network Design
4 51 (7.24%) Change Management
4 51 (7.24%) Migration
5 46 (6.53%) SIEM
6 44 (6.25%) Service Management
7 42 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
8 36 (5.11%) Project Management
9 34 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
9 34 (4.83%) Security Operations
10 32 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 31 (4.40%) DevOps
11 31 (4.40%) Vulnerability Management
12 30 (4.26%) Web Filtering
13 29 (4.12%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (3.84%) Network Management
15 25 (3.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.26%) Perl
1 30 (4.26%) SQL
2 29 (4.12%) Java
3 27 (3.84%) Python
4 20 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.56%) Ruby
7 8 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 7 (0.99%) PHP
8 7 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.57%) C
10 3 (0.43%) Jython
11 2 (0.28%) C++
11 2 (0.28%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) C#
12 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 193 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (18.75%) CCNP
3 126 (17.90%) Security Cleared
4 115 (16.34%) SC Cleared
5 105 (14.91%) CCNA
6 45 (6.39%) CISSP
7 40 (5.68%) Degree
8 27 (3.84%) CCSE
9 25 (3.55%) CCIE
10 20 (2.84%) CCSA
11 12 (1.70%) CCDP
12 11 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (1.56%) JNCIA
12 11 (1.56%) JNCIS
12 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.42%) CCVP
13 10 (1.42%) GIAC
13 10 (1.42%) JNCIP
13 10 (1.42%) SANS
14 8 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.24%) PCI DSS
2 37 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.27%) SLA
4 12 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.14%) HIPAA
6 8 (1.14%) PA-DSS
7 7 (0.99%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.43%) QA
9 2 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 89 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (11.93%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.84%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.56%) vSphere
5 17 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.70%) XenServer
8 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.71%) XenApp
11 4 (0.57%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.57%) vCloud
12 3 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.43%) Postfix
12 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.28%) Docker
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (5.26%) Puppet
2 30 (4.26%) FortiGate
3 22 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.85%) Nagios
5 11 (1.56%) WSUS
6 9 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (0.99%) Ansible
8 7 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.99%) Nessus
8 7 (0.99%) Nexpose
8 7 (0.99%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.85%) SCCM
9 6 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.71%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 383 (54.40%) Cisco
2 211 (29.97%) CheckPoint
3 145 (20.60%) VMware
4 134 (19.03%) Juniper
5 118 (16.76%) F5
6 94 (13.35%) Palo Alto
7 85 (12.07%) Microsoft
8 54 (7.67%) Citrix
9 53 (7.53%) HP
10 47 (6.68%) Red Hat
11 38 (5.40%) Blue Coat
12 36 (5.11%) Intel Security
13 28 (3.98%) Oracle
13 28 (3.98%) Splunk
14 24 (3.41%) Dell
14 24 (3.41%) Extreme Networks
14 24 (3.41%) Fortinet
15 22 (3.13%) NetApp
16 21 (2.98%) CA
17 20 (2.84%) Symantec
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