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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South East
Rank 42 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 338 437 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.44% 5.09% 4.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.68% 24.91% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 251 207
Median daily rate £375 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.60 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
- -14.20%

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
1559 1754 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.47% 20.44% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 972 951
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 90 115
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £52.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +1 133 £408 +12.10% 29
Berkshire -14 67 £400 +6.66% 23
Surrey -6 43 £450 -5.26% 13
Buckinghamshire +9 38 £350 +27.27% 6
Oxfordshire +12 25 £331 +2.71% 8
Kent -7 8 £375 +18.11% 5
Middlesex +10 6 £435 -13.00%
West Sussex -13 6 £394 -12.50% 4
East Sussex 0 3 £350 +7.69% 7
Sussex - 2 £375 -
Home Counties -2 1 £650 +36.84%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 372 (56.36%) Cisco
2 204 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
3 198 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 183 (27.73%) LAN
5 167 (25.30%) WAN
6 157 (23.79%) Juniper
7 154 (23.33%) Windows
8 150 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 148 (22.42%) VMware
10 142 (21.52%) Data Centre
11 139 (21.06%) CCNP
12 134 (20.30%) Network Security
13 128 (19.39%) SC Cleared
14 127 (19.24%) ITIL
15 123 (18.64%) F5
16 121 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
17 109 (16.52%) Active Directory
18 105 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 104 (15.76%) CCNA
20 100 (15.15%) Linux
21 96 (14.55%) VPN
22 93 (14.09%) DNS
23 89 (13.48%) MPLS
24 85 (12.88%) Microsoft
25 78 (11.82%) Wireless
26 71 (10.76%) VoIP
26 71 (10.76%) Palo Alto
27 70 (10.61%) TCP/IP
27 70 (10.61%) HP
28 68 (10.30%) 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 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.94%) Apache
3 23 (3.48%) JBoss
4 18 (2.73%) Skype for Business
5 17 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.52%) IIS
9 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.06%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.61%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.61%) nginx
13 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.30%) CMS
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.30%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (4.09%) MS Office
2 26 (3.94%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.91%) Maximo
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.24%) IaaS
3 27 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.88%) Office 365
5 18 (2.73%) SaaS
6 6 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (0.91%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.15%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 183 (27.73%) LAN
2 167 (25.30%) WAN
3 134 (20.30%) Network Security
4 121 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
5 96 (14.55%) VPN
6 93 (14.09%) DNS
7 89 (13.48%) MPLS
8 78 (11.82%) Wireless
9 71 (10.76%) VoIP
10 70 (10.61%) TCP/IP
11 68 (10.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (8.64%) SSL
13 50 (7.58%) SAN
14 48 (7.27%) DHCP
15 44 (6.67%) NetScaler
16 43 (6.52%) BGP
17 41 (6.21%) OSPF
18 37 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
19 36 (5.45%) Internet
20 32 (4.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (0.45%) CouchDB
5 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.45%) Redis
5 3 (0.45%) Riak
6 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.30%) MySQL
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.36%) MSI
2 7 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.61%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.61%) ClearQuest
3 4 (0.61%) JIRA
4 3 (0.45%) Subversion
4 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.15%) Gradle
6 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.15%) Selenium
6 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 59 (8.94%) Finance
3 11 (1.67%) Retail
4 10 (1.52%) Marketing
5 8 (1.21%) Billing
5 8 (1.21%) Military
6 5 (0.76%) Back Office
6 5 (0.76%) Banking
7 4 (0.61%) Legal
7 4 (0.61%) Local Government
7 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 219 (33.18%) Network Engineer
2 89 (13.48%) Architect
3 69 (10.45%) Security Engineer
4 57 (8.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 53 (8.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 51 (7.73%) Analyst
7 47 (7.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 39 (5.91%) Consultant
9 30 (4.55%) Support Engineer
10 29 (4.39%) Firewall Engineer
11 28 (4.24%) Network Analyst
12 27 (4.09%) Network Architect
13 26 (3.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 25 (3.79%) Senior Network Engineer
15 24 (3.64%) Administrator
16 22 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 22 (3.33%) Security Architect
17 19 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
18 18 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.42%) XML
2 15 (2.27%) Middleware
3 11 (1.67%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.67%) Web Services
4 8 (1.21%) J2EE
4 8 (1.21%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.06%) REST
6 6 (0.91%) SOAP
7 5 (0.76%) CSS
8 4 (0.61%) jQuery
9 3 (0.45%) .NET
9 3 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.45%) HTML
9 3 (0.45%) SAML
10 2 (0.30%) CGI
10 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.30%) Java EE
10 2 (0.30%) RESTful
10 2 (0.30%) Sass
10 2 (0.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 142 (21.52%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.09%) PKI
5 24 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.73%) Driving Licence
7 12 (1.82%) Clustering
8 11 (1.67%) CMDB
9 10 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.36%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.06%) e-Health
11 7 (1.06%) IVR
11 7 (1.06%) Replication
12 6 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
13 5 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.76%) IPTV
13 5 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 154 (23.33%) Windows
2 100 (15.15%) Linux
3 68 (10.30%) Windows Server
4 57 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.42%) Unix
6 43 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 43 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.42%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.12%) Solaris
11 10 (1.52%) CentOS
12 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.61%) Android
13 4 (0.61%) SUSE
14 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.30%) AIX
15 2 (0.30%) Debian
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (19.24%) ITIL
2 66 (10.00%) Network Design
3 58 (8.79%) Load Balancing
4 55 (8.33%) Service Management
5 53 (8.03%) Information Security
6 52 (7.88%) Change Management
7 51 (7.73%) SIEM
8 39 (5.91%) Migration
9 38 (5.76%) Project Management
10 35 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
11 33 (5.00%) Web Filtering
12 31 (4.70%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (4.55%) Incident Management
14 28 (4.24%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (3.79%) Problem Management
16 24 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (3.64%) Network Architecture
17 23 (3.48%) Network Management
18 22 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (3.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.76%) PowerShell
2 25 (3.79%) SQL
3 22 (3.33%) VBScript
4 19 (2.88%) Python
5 13 (1.97%) Ruby
6 11 (1.67%) Java
7 8 (1.21%) Perl
7 8 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.45%) C#
11 1 (0.15%) C
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) Jython
11 1 (0.15%) PHP
11 1 (0.15%) VB
11 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.15%) VB6
11 1 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 204 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 139 (21.06%) CCNP
4 128 (19.39%) SC Cleared
5 104 (15.76%) CCNA
6 52 (7.88%) CCIE
6 52 (7.88%) CISSP
7 50 (7.58%) Degree
8 43 (6.52%) CCSE
9 34 (5.15%) CCSA
10 32 (4.85%) CCDP
10 32 (4.85%) JNCIA
10 32 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (3.94%) CCIP
12 22 (3.33%) MCSA
13 20 (3.03%) JNCIE
14 17 (2.58%) HP ASE
15 16 (2.42%) HP MASE
16 15 (2.27%) DV Cleared
16 15 (2.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 37 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.03%) SLA
4 14 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.97%) HIPAA
6 11 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (1.36%) QA
8 8 (1.21%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.45%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 109 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 105 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.88%) VMware ESX
5 18 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.27%) vSphere
7 11 (1.67%) XenServer
8 10 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.91%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (0.76%) UAG
11 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.45%) vCloud
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.45%) XenApp
12 2 (0.30%) Docker
12 2 (0.30%) Firmware
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (5.45%) Puppet
2 31 (4.70%) FortiGate
3 21 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.88%) Nagios
5 10 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
6 9 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (1.21%) WSUS
8 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.06%) SCCM
8 7 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.91%) vMotion
10 5 (0.76%) Ansible
10 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.61%) Nexpose
11 4 (0.61%) SCOM
12 3 (0.45%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 372 (56.36%) Cisco
2 198 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 157 (23.79%) Juniper
4 148 (22.42%) VMware
5 123 (18.64%) F5
6 85 (12.88%) Microsoft
7 71 (10.76%) Palo Alto
8 70 (10.61%) HP
9 57 (8.64%) Citrix
10 47 (7.12%) Blue Coat
11 44 (6.67%) Red Hat
12 42 (6.36%) Fortinet
13 35 (5.30%) Aruba
14 32 (4.85%) NetApp
15 31 (4.70%) Riverbed
16 30 (4.55%) Intel Security
17 25 (3.79%) Brocade
18 22 (3.33%) Splunk
19 21 (3.18%) Oracle
20 20 (3.03%) Dell
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