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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 46 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 337 408 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.03% 4.11% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.69% 23.67% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 234 179
Median daily rate £400 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 19
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -18.43%
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
1485 1724 1859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.75% 17.37% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 947 880
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 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 +3 113 £400 +0.62% 26
Berkshire -9 83 £450 +38.46% 30
Surrey +13 42 £394 +5.00% 20
Buckinghamshire +12 40 £413 +7.14% 10
Oxfordshire -29 18 £425 +21.42% 9
Middlesex +15 15 £425 -5.55%
Kent +7 13 £200 -46.66% 8
West Sussex -26 6 £405 +15.71% 2
East Sussex -1 5 £225 -27.41% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 435 (59.92%) Cisco
2 234 (32.23%) CheckPoint
3 219 (30.17%) LAN
4 204 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
5 200 (27.55%) Network Security
6 199 (27.41%) WAN
7 186 (25.62%) Windows
8 178 (24.52%) Cisco ASA
9 157 (21.63%) Linux
9 157 (21.63%) VMware
10 139 (19.15%) CCNP
11 137 (18.87%) Data Centre
12 130 (17.91%) F5
13 129 (17.77%) VPN
14 126 (17.36%) Juniper
15 124 (17.08%) Security Cleared
16 114 (15.70%) ITIL
17 112 (15.43%) Microsoft
18 109 (15.01%) DNS
19 108 (14.88%) SC Cleared
20 103 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
21 101 (13.91%) Active Directory
21 101 (13.91%) CCNA
22 93 (12.81%) Wireless
22 93 (12.81%) Windows Server
23 88 (12.12%) SSL
23 88 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
24 87 (11.98%) Palo Alto
25 82 (11.29%) Finance
26 76 (10.47%) TCP/IP

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 29 (3.99%) MS Exchange
2 24 (3.31%) Apache
3 22 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.62%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.48%) Skype for Business
6 17 (2.34%) JBoss
7 10 (1.38%) IIS
7 10 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.83%) iPlanet
8 6 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.83%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.41%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.41%) nginx
10 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.38%) MS Office
4 6 (0.83%) ProjectWise
5 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) SAP hybris
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (2.75%) IaaS
4 17 (2.34%) SaaS
5 16 (2.20%) Office 365
6 9 (1.24%) PaaS
7 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.41%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Yammer
10 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 219 (30.17%) LAN
2 200 (27.55%) Network Security
3 199 (27.41%) WAN
4 178 (24.52%) Cisco ASA
5 129 (17.77%) VPN
6 109 (15.01%) DNS
7 103 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 93 (12.81%) Wireless
9 88 (12.12%) SSL
10 76 (10.47%) TCP/IP
11 75 (10.33%) Internet
12 72 (9.92%) MPLS
13 70 (9.64%) VoIP
14 62 (8.54%) SAN
15 55 (7.58%) BGP
15 55 (7.58%) DHCP
16 46 (6.34%) IPsec
16 46 (6.34%) OSPF
17 44 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
18 39 (5.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.79%) MySQL
4 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.55%) DB2
6 4 (0.55%) QlikView
6 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.28%) Big Data
8 2 (0.28%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.28%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.38%) Maven
3 9 (1.24%) JIRA
4 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.83%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.83%) Gradle
6 6 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
7 5 (0.69%) Subversion
8 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.55%) Selenium
8 4 (0.55%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.28%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.28%) Introscope
10 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (11.29%) Finance
2 66 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (1.79%) Billing
4 12 (1.65%) Retail
5 11 (1.52%) Banking
5 11 (1.52%) Marketing
6 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.83%) Legal
8 4 (0.55%) Advertising
8 4 (0.55%) Military
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Electronics
9 3 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 237 (32.64%) Network Engineer
2 86 (11.85%) Architect
3 85 (11.71%) Security Engineer
4 72 (9.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 71 (9.78%) Analyst
6 70 (9.64%) Consultant
7 62 (8.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 59 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
9 58 (7.99%) Firewall Engineer
10 43 (5.92%) Support Engineer
11 34 (4.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 32 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 30 (4.13%) Security Analyst
14 28 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 28 (3.86%) Network Analyst
15 27 (3.72%) Network Architect
16 24 (3.31%) Senior Network Engineer
17 22 (3.03%) Administrator
17 22 (3.03%) Security Architect
18 21 (2.89%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.44%) Web Services
2 17 (2.34%) 802.1X
2 17 (2.34%) Middleware
3 16 (2.20%) J2EE
4 15 (2.07%) ActiveMQ
5 13 (1.79%) REST
6 12 (1.65%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (1.65%) Regular Expression
7 10 (1.38%) XML
8 8 (1.10%) LAMP
9 6 (0.83%) JMS
9 6 (0.83%) SOAP
10 5 (0.69%) JSP
10 5 (0.69%) Spring
11 4 (0.55%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.55%) jQuery
11 4 (0.55%) Node.js
11 4 (0.55%) React
11 4 (0.55%) SAML
11 4 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 137 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 28 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.31%) PKI
4 23 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 21 (2.89%) Clustering
6 19 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 15 (2.07%) Smart Meter
10 11 (1.52%) Cryptography
11 10 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.24%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
13 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.10%) FlexPod
13 8 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.96%) EMC VNX
14 7 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 186 (25.62%) Windows
2 157 (21.63%) Linux
3 93 (12.81%) Windows Server
4 49 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (5.92%) Unix
6 43 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (2.75%) AIX
9 17 (2.34%) Windows 7
10 15 (2.07%) CentOS
11 11 (1.52%) Solaris
12 9 (1.24%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
15 5 (0.69%) Debian
16 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.41%) VMS
16 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.70%) ITIL
2 72 (9.92%) Network Design
3 64 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 56 (7.71%) Migration
5 51 (7.02%) Information Security
6 42 (5.79%) Change Management
7 39 (5.37%) Project Management
8 37 (5.10%) Configuration Management
9 36 (4.96%) Cybersecurity
10 34 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (4.27%) DevOps
11 31 (4.27%) Security Operations
11 31 (4.27%) Service Management
12 26 (3.58%) Service Delivery
12 26 (3.58%) SIEM
13 25 (3.44%) TOGAF
13 25 (3.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 24 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (3.17%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (7.85%) SQL
2 37 (5.10%) Perl
3 35 (4.82%) Java
4 33 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.62%) Python
6 17 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.79%) PHP
8 11 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.69%) C
12 4 (0.55%) Ruby
13 3 (0.41%) Jython
13 3 (0.41%) VBScript
14 2 (0.28%) C++
14 2 (0.28%) Korn
14 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 204 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (19.15%) CCNP
3 124 (17.08%) Security Cleared
4 108 (14.88%) SC Cleared
5 101 (13.91%) CCNA
6 41 (5.65%) CISSP
7 40 (5.51%) CCSE
8 36 (4.96%) Degree
9 34 (4.68%) CCSA
10 27 (3.72%) CCIE
11 19 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (2.07%) MCSE
13 11 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.24%) CCDP
15 8 (1.10%) CCVP
15 8 (1.10%) CISA
15 8 (1.10%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.10%) JNCIP
16 7 (0.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.47%) PCI DSS
2 32 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (4.41%) SLA
3 11 (1.52%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.69%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.69%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.55%) COBIT
6 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.41%) QA
8 2 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 101 (13.91%) Active Directory
2 88 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.23%) vSphere
4 33 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.31%) VMware ESX
6 18 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.48%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.48%) XenServer
7 17 (2.34%) XenApp
8 9 (1.24%) ProxySG
8 9 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.41%) Postfix
13 3 (0.41%) vCloud
14 2 (0.28%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (6.47%) FortiGate
2 32 (4.41%) Puppet
3 19 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.20%) SCCM
4 16 (2.20%) WSUS
5 11 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.24%) SCOM
7 9 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (0.96%) Ansible
8 7 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.83%) Nessus
9 6 (0.83%) Nexpose
10 5 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 435 (59.92%) Cisco
2 234 (32.23%) CheckPoint
3 157 (21.63%) VMware
4 130 (17.91%) F5
5 126 (17.36%) Juniper
6 112 (15.43%) Microsoft
7 87 (11.98%) Palo Alto
8 68 (9.37%) Citrix
9 61 (8.40%) HP
10 55 (7.58%) Red Hat
11 48 (6.61%) Oracle
12 41 (5.65%) Blue Coat
13 31 (4.27%) Dell
14 30 (4.13%) Intel Security
15 29 (3.99%) Fortinet
16 24 (3.31%) NetApp
17 23 (3.17%) SolarWinds
18 21 (2.89%) Extreme Networks
19 18 (2.48%) Splunk
19 18 (2.48%) Symantec
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