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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 37 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 418 383 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.73% 4.00% 3.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.09% 21.29% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 226 169
Median daily rate £400 £385 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 22
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £15.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £39.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +6.29%
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
1666 1799 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.87% 18.78% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 938 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 121 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +13 137 £390 +0.32% 23
Berkshire +5 126 £375 +11.11% 24
Surrey +5 56 £413 +6.45% 17
Buckinghamshire +4 47 £450 +5.88% 4
West Sussex +3 22 £425 +17.24% 2
Kent +6 13 £315 -25.88% 19
Middlesex -1 7 £450 +94.59%
Oxfordshire -9 7 £450 +32.35% 9
East Sussex +5 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 483 (55.97%) Cisco
2 251 (29.08%) LAN
3 249 (28.85%) CheckPoint
4 248 (28.74%) WAN
5 243 (28.16%) Windows
6 238 (27.58%) Cisco Certification
7 213 (24.68%) Network Security
8 195 (22.60%) Cisco ASA
9 194 (22.48%) Linux
10 185 (21.44%) VMware
11 184 (21.32%) Security Cleared
12 159 (18.42%) SC Cleared
12 159 (18.42%) VPN
13 155 (17.96%) Data Centre
14 152 (17.61%) DNS
15 151 (17.50%) CCNP
16 150 (17.38%) ITIL
17 144 (16.69%) Microsoft
18 140 (16.22%) Wireless
19 138 (15.99%) F5
20 134 (15.53%) Juniper
21 125 (14.48%) TCP/IP
22 123 (14.25%) CCNA
22 123 (14.25%) Active Directory
23 119 (13.79%) SSL
24 108 (12.51%) Internet
24 108 (12.51%) Windows Server
25 99 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
26 96 (11.12%) Palo Alto
27 95 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus

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 35 (4.06%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.13%) IIS
3 22 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.09%) Apache
6 18 (2.09%) JBoss
7 10 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.16%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.81%) iPlanet
10 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 47 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.43%) MS Office
3 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.93%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.23%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.90%) Office 365
4 18 (2.09%) IaaS
4 18 (2.09%) PaaS
5 12 (1.39%) SaaS
6 6 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.23%) Route 53
10 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Yammer
11 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 251 (29.08%) LAN
2 248 (28.74%) WAN
3 213 (24.68%) Network Security
4 195 (22.60%) Cisco ASA
5 159 (18.42%) VPN
6 152 (17.61%) DNS
7 140 (16.22%) Wireless
8 125 (14.48%) TCP/IP
9 119 (13.79%) SSL
10 108 (12.51%) Internet
11 95 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 83 (9.62%) VoIP
13 82 (9.50%) MPLS
14 79 (9.15%) DHCP
15 77 (8.92%) SAN
16 71 (8.23%) BGP
17 62 (7.18%) IPsec
18 59 (6.84%) Intrusion Detection
19 51 (5.91%) OSPF
20 50 (5.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (1.74%) MySQL
3 15 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.81%) DB2
10 6 (0.70%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.46%) QlikView
12 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.35%) GIS
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.23%) Big Data
13 2 (0.23%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (1.51%) Maven
2 10 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (1.16%) JIRA
3 9 (1.04%) Artifactory
3 9 (1.04%) Gradle
3 9 (1.04%) TortoiseSVN
4 8 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.70%) MSI
5 6 (0.70%) Subversion
5 6 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.35%) Introscope
9 2 (0.23%) Ant
9 2 (0.23%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 86 (9.97%) Telecoms
2 85 (9.85%) Finance
3 17 (1.97%) Banking
4 13 (1.51%) Billing
5 11 (1.27%) Retail
6 7 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.70%) Back Office
8 5 (0.58%) Legal
8 5 (0.58%) Military
8 5 (0.58%) Publishing
9 4 (0.46%) Marketing
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Local Government
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 271 (31.40%) Network Engineer
2 102 (11.82%) Analyst
3 94 (10.89%) Security Engineer
4 93 (10.78%) Architect
5 85 (9.85%) Consultant
6 67 (7.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 60 (6.95%) Support Engineer
8 58 (6.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 56 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
10 50 (5.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 47 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 40 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (4.52%) Security Analyst
14 35 (4.06%) Network Analyst
15 32 (3.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 32 (3.71%) Security Architect
16 30 (3.48%) Network Support
17 29 (3.36%) Project Manager
18 27 (3.13%) Administrator
18 27 (3.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.48%) Web Services
2 21 (2.43%) Regular Expression
3 17 (1.97%) 802.1X
4 16 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
5 13 (1.51%) Middleware
6 12 (1.39%) .NET
6 12 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (1.16%) XML
8 9 (1.04%) J2EE
9 8 (0.93%) LAMP
10 7 (0.81%) SOAP
11 6 (0.70%) REST
12 5 (0.58%) JDBC
12 5 (0.58%) JSP
13 3 (0.35%) CSS
13 3 (0.35%) JNDI
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 3 (0.35%) RSS
13 3 (0.35%) SAML
13 3 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 155 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 38 (4.40%) PKI
4 25 (2.90%) Clustering
5 24 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.09%) Driving Licence
9 18 (2.09%) Smart Meter
10 17 (1.97%) RSA SecurID
11 15 (1.74%) FlexPod
12 12 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.27%) Replication
14 10 (1.16%) Cryptography
14 10 (1.16%) e-Health
14 10 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 243 (28.16%) Windows
2 194 (22.48%) Linux
3 108 (12.51%) Windows Server
4 54 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (5.45%) Unix
7 42 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 40 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (3.01%) AIX
10 22 (2.55%) Windows 7
11 18 (2.09%) Solaris
12 14 (1.62%) CentOS
13 12 (1.39%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.81%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.70%) VMS
16 6 (0.70%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.70%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.58%) Debian
18 4 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (17.38%) ITIL
2 83 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 72 (8.34%) Information Security
4 64 (7.42%) Migration
5 60 (6.95%) Network Design
6 53 (6.14%) Configuration Management
7 52 (6.03%) Change Management
8 51 (5.91%) Project Management
9 44 (5.10%) Kalman Filter
10 42 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 37 (4.29%) Service Management
13 36 (4.17%) Service Delivery
14 35 (4.06%) Security Operations
15 34 (3.94%) ITSM
16 33 (3.82%) SIEM
17 31 (3.59%) Change Control
18 30 (3.48%) DevOps
18 30 (3.48%) ITIL V3
19 28 (3.24%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.39%) SQL
2 42 (4.87%) Perl
3 39 (4.52%) PowerShell
4 38 (4.40%) Java
5 26 (3.01%) Python
6 21 (2.43%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.27%) PHP
8 9 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.93%) C
9 8 (0.93%) VBScript
10 7 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.70%) Ruby
12 4 (0.46%) Korn
12 4 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.35%) Jython
14 2 (0.23%) C#
14 2 (0.23%) C++
14 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 238 (27.58%) Cisco Certification
2 184 (21.32%) Security Cleared
3 159 (18.42%) SC Cleared
4 151 (17.50%) CCNP
5 123 (14.25%) CCNA
6 60 (6.95%) CISSP
7 45 (5.21%) Degree
8 42 (4.87%) CCSE
9 30 (3.48%) CCSA
10 29 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (2.78%) CCIE
12 20 (2.32%) DV Cleared
13 19 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (2.09%) MCSE
15 15 (1.74%) CISM
16 10 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.16%) JNCIA
17 9 (1.04%) CCDP
17 9 (1.04%) CISA
17 9 (1.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 34 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.82%) SLA
4 14 (1.62%) JSP 440
5 9 (1.04%) COBIT
6 8 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.81%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.70%) QA
8 6 (0.70%) RMADS
9 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.23%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.12%) GxP
12 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 123 (14.25%) Active Directory
2 99 (11.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.10%) vSphere
4 33 (3.82%) VMware ESX
5 25 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 24 (2.78%) UAG
7 22 (2.55%) XenApp
8 21 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.51%) ISA Server
9 13 (1.51%) ProxySG
9 13 (1.51%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.39%) XenServer
11 10 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.58%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.46%) Postfix
17 3 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (6.26%) FortiGate
2 39 (4.52%) Puppet
3 24 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.78%) WSUS
4 21 (2.43%) SCCM
5 15 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (1.51%) SCOM
7 11 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.16%) Nagios
8 10 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.70%) Ansible
10 6 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.58%) Nessus
11 5 (0.58%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.46%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 483 (55.97%) Cisco
2 249 (28.85%) CheckPoint
3 185 (21.44%) VMware
4 144 (16.69%) Microsoft
5 138 (15.99%) F5
6 134 (15.53%) Juniper
7 96 (11.12%) Palo Alto
8 84 (9.73%) Citrix
8 84 (9.73%) HP
9 71 (8.23%) Oracle
10 70 (8.11%) Blue Coat
11 54 (6.26%) Red Hat
12 35 (4.06%) Dell
13 33 (3.82%) Intel Security
14 32 (3.71%) NetApp
15 30 (3.48%) Fortinet
16 29 (3.36%) IBM
16 29 (3.36%) SolarWinds
17 19 (2.20%) Extreme Networks
17 19 (2.20%) Symantec
Maidstone, Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Volt
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £185 - £215 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £210 - £225 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago