The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 53 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1906 1707 1809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.85% 3.10% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.58% 21.48% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1040 1074
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 73 62
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.62 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.60 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -13.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall within the UK.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall within the UK.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 9 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
England +6 1721 £420 +5.00% 442
London +9 716 £450 +5.88% 158
South East +2 345 £400 - 101
North West +31 162 £400 +10.34% 42
Hampshire -1 119 £425 +6.25% 33
Yorkshire +48 109 £400 +3.22% 34
Scotland +32 106 £375 - 15
City of London +9 106 £440 +3.52% 43
Manchester +35 103 £450 +28.57% 25
West Midlands +28 99 £388 +3.33% 39
Berkshire -12 92 £401 +1.39% 22
East of England -18 80 £406 +1.56% 22
South West +2 79 £375 +4.16% 27
North East +27 75 £330 +1.53% 1
Tyne and Wear +19 66 £328 +0.76% 1
West Yorkshire +44 61 £400 +6.66% 28
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 61 £330 -12.00% 1
Wales -1 48 £375 +10.29% 8
Glasgow +24 44 £400 +2.89% 6
South Wales +10 43 £375 +14.50% 7
Croydon +6 42 £508 +40.00%
East Midlands -13 42 £338 -10.00% 16
Leeds +30 41 £400 - 22
Buckinghamshire +13 39 £463 +8.82% 7
Surrey +14 38 £400 -4.30% 18
Hertfordshire +1 37 £475 +21.01% 7
Milton Keynes +19 33 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire +17 33 £375 +25.00% 1
South Yorkshire +3 31 £365 -23.15% 2
Reading -6 30 £325 -23.52% 9

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1939 (50.39%) Cisco
2 1133 (29.44%) Windows
3 1008 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
4 997 (25.91%) LAN
5 984 (25.57%) CheckPoint
6 914 (23.75%) WAN
7 819 (21.28%) Linux
8 785 (20.40%) Network Security
9 784 (20.37%) VMware
10 713 (18.53%) VPN
11 712 (18.50%) Security Cleared
12 697 (18.11%) Juniper
13 677 (17.59%) CCNP
14 675 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
15 651 (16.92%) DNS
16 637 (16.55%) Microsoft
17 630 (16.37%) Active Directory
18 604 (15.70%) SC Cleared
19 592 (15.38%) Data Centre
20 580 (15.07%) TCP/IP
21 555 (14.42%) ITIL
22 552 (14.35%) Finance
22 552 (14.35%) F5
23 543 (14.11%) CCNA
24 532 (13.83%) Windows Server
25 461 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
26 459 (11.93%) Load Balancing
27 457 (11.88%) Wireless
28 430 (11.17%) Unix
29 352 (9.15%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 227 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 207 (5.38%) Apache
3 166 (4.31%) Tomcat
4 123 (3.20%) IIS
5 105 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (2.34%) JBoss
7 80 (2.08%) WebLogic
8 77 (2.00%) nginx
9 74 (1.92%) SharePoint
10 70 (1.82%) Skype for Business
11 46 (1.20%) WebSphere
12 43 (1.12%) iPlanet
13 42 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
14 41 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
15 30 (0.78%) Confluence
16 29 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
17 28 (0.73%) Jetty
17 28 (0.73%) Mule ESB
18 27 (0.70%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 210 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 118 (3.07%) MS Office
3 79 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.34%) MS Project
5 10 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.052%) Windchill
7 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.26%) Magento
3 9 (0.23%) SAP hybris
4 7 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.16%) Maximo
6 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.026%) assyst
8 1 (0.026%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.026%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.026%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.026%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.026%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 258 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (3.77%) Office 365
4 74 (1.92%) IaaS
5 58 (1.51%) SaaS
6 40 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (1.01%) PaaS
8 33 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 25 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 21 (0.55%) GitHub
12 14 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.34%) G Suite
14 12 (0.31%) Heroku
15 10 (0.26%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.26%) OneDrive
16 9 (0.23%) Yammer
17 8 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 997 (25.91%) LAN
2 914 (23.75%) WAN
3 785 (20.40%) Network Security
4 713 (18.53%) VPN
5 675 (17.54%) Cisco ASA
6 651 (16.92%) DNS
7 580 (15.07%) TCP/IP
8 457 (11.88%) Wireless
9 352 (9.15%) DHCP
10 351 (9.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 302 (7.85%) BGP
11 302 (7.85%) OSPF
12 288 (7.48%) SSL
13 287 (7.46%) VoIP
14 282 (7.33%) MPLS
15 269 (6.99%) Internet
16 261 (6.78%) SAN
17 221 (5.74%) VLAN
18 188 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
19 176 (4.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 121 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (2.29%) MySQL
4 84 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 51 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 42 (1.09%) Big Data
6 42 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 36 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 34 (0.88%) Redis
8 34 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (0.81%) DB2
10 26 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 22 (0.57%) Relational Database
13 20 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (0.49%) MongoDB
15 16 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
16 15 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 149 (3.87%) Jenkins
2 122 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 63 (1.64%) JIRA
4 37 (0.96%) Gerrit
5 35 (0.91%) Mercurial
6 34 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 33 (0.86%) Subversion
8 25 (0.65%) GitLab
9 17 (0.44%) Ant
9 17 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (0.42%) Maven
10 16 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (0.39%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.39%) MSI
11 15 (0.39%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 12 (0.31%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.29%) Metasploit
14 11 (0.29%) Vagrant
15 10 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 552 (14.35%) Finance
2 159 (4.13%) Banking
3 158 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 78 (2.03%) Retail
5 69 (1.79%) Legal
6 36 (0.94%) Law
7 28 (0.73%) Marketing
8 27 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 25 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 24 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.49%) Advertising
12 18 (0.47%) Back Office
13 17 (0.44%) Billing
14 14 (0.36%) Local Government
15 13 (0.34%) Military
16 11 (0.29%) Publishing
17 10 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.21%) Automotive
19 7 (0.18%) Electronics
20 3 (0.078%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1067 (27.73%) Network Engineer
2 383 (9.95%) Analyst
3 377 (9.80%) Architect
4 325 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 314 (8.16%) Security Engineer
6 310 (8.06%) Consultant
7 268 (6.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 229 (5.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 227 (5.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 214 (5.56%) Support Engineer
11 176 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
12 175 (4.55%) Administrator
13 169 (4.39%) Security Analyst
14 143 (3.72%) Senior Network Engineer
15 129 (3.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 123 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
16 123 (3.20%) Network Architect
17 116 (3.01%) Security Consultant
18 113 (2.94%) Network Analyst
19 108 (2.81%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (3.51%) Web Services
2 111 (2.88%) Middleware
3 102 (2.65%) J2EE
4 84 (2.18%) ELK Stack
5 78 (2.03%) 802.1X
6 58 (1.51%) LAMP
7 56 (1.46%) .NET
8 50 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
9 45 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
9 45 (1.17%) XML
10 44 (1.14%) SOAP
11 38 (0.99%) CSS
11 38 (0.99%) REST
12 35 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
13 32 (0.83%) Regular Expression
14 26 (0.68%) Django
14 26 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 26 (0.68%) RESTful
15 25 (0.65%) ASP.NET
15 25 (0.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 592 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 189 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 185 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 120 (3.12%) Clustering
5 108 (2.81%) PKI
6 83 (2.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 77 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 57 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 47 (1.22%) Driving Licence
10 42 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 40 (1.04%) NHS
11 40 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 34 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
12 34 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
14 31 (0.81%) CMDB
15 26 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 26 (0.68%) Private Cloud
16 25 (0.65%) DataPower
17 24 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1133 (29.44%) Windows
2 819 (21.28%) Linux
3 532 (13.83%) Windows Server
4 430 (11.17%) Unix
5 318 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 291 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 177 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 145 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (2.78%) AIX
10 105 (2.73%) Solaris
11 91 (2.36%) CentOS
12 84 (2.18%) Windows 7
13 62 (1.61%) Ubuntu
14 55 (1.43%) SUSE
15 48 (1.25%) Windows 10
16 36 (0.94%) Windows 8
16 36 (0.94%) Windows XP
17 31 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.55%) Android
19 18 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (14.42%) ITIL
2 459 (11.93%) Load Balancing
3 345 (8.97%) Migration
4 324 (8.42%) SIEM
5 283 (7.35%) Information Security
6 255 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
7 235 (6.11%) Network Design
8 223 (5.80%) DevOps
9 221 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
10 190 (4.94%) Network Management
11 187 (4.86%) Project Management
12 185 (4.81%) Security Operations
13 180 (4.68%) Change Management
14 178 (4.63%) High Availability
15 174 (4.52%) Configuration Management
16 158 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
17 156 (4.05%) Vulnerability Management
18 140 (3.64%) Service Management
19 137 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
20 136 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 288 (7.48%) SQL
2 268 (6.96%) Python
3 222 (5.77%) PowerShell
4 199 (5.17%) Perl
5 195 (5.07%) Java
6 145 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 79 (2.05%) PHP
8 65 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 53 (1.38%) Ruby
10 47 (1.22%) JavaScript
11 38 (0.99%) C#
12 37 (0.96%) C
13 33 (0.86%) Korn
14 29 (0.75%) VBScript
15 19 (0.49%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.42%) PL/SQL
17 15 (0.39%) C++
17 15 (0.39%) Jython
17 15 (0.39%) VB
18 12 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1008 (26.20%) Cisco Certification
2 712 (18.50%) Security Cleared
3 677 (17.59%) CCNP
4 604 (15.70%) SC Cleared
5 543 (14.11%) CCNA
6 227 (5.90%) CISSP
7 174 (4.52%) CCIE
8 145 (3.77%) Degree
9 136 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 88 (2.29%) CCSA
11 84 (2.18%) MCSE
12 75 (1.95%) CCSE
12 75 (1.95%) CISM
13 68 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 64 (1.66%) SANS
15 61 (1.59%) CCDP
16 59 (1.53%) JNCIA
17 56 (1.46%) JNCIP
18 53 (1.38%) MCSA
19 50 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 165 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (2.78%) SLA
4 35 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 34 (0.88%) QA
6 27 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 23 (0.60%) COBIT
8 21 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
9 18 (0.47%) RMADS
10 16 (0.42%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.29%) ISO27002
12 9 (0.23%) PA-DSS
13 8 (0.21%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.16%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.078%) ISO27005
16 2 (0.052%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 1 (0.026%) GPG13
17 1 (0.026%) HMG Infosec
17 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 630 (16.37%) Active Directory
2 461 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (4.34%) Hyper-V
4 128 (3.33%) Docker
5 125 (3.25%) vSphere
6 96 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 77 (2.00%) VMware ESX
8 66 (1.72%) XenApp
9 65 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (1.12%) ProxySG
11 37 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 37 (0.96%) Xen
12 34 (0.88%) XenServer
13 33 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
13 33 (0.86%) XenDesktop
14 30 (0.78%) Firmware
14 30 (0.78%) vCloud
15 28 (0.73%) DFS Replication
16 25 (0.65%) Terminal Services
17 23 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 218 (5.67%) Puppet
2 134 (3.48%) Ansible
3 115 (2.99%) FortiGate
4 111 (2.88%) SCCM
5 95 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (2.23%) Nessus
7 82 (2.13%) Nagios
8 71 (1.85%) logstash
9 67 (1.74%) Kibana
10 58 (1.51%) ZABBIX
11 57 (1.48%) QRadar
12 54 (1.40%) WSUS
13 49 (1.27%) SCOM
14 46 (1.20%) HAProxy
15 44 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 40 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
17 39 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
18 36 (0.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
19 35 (0.91%) Kubernetes
19 35 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1939 (50.39%) Cisco
2 984 (25.57%) CheckPoint
3 784 (20.37%) VMware
4 697 (18.11%) Juniper
5 637 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 552 (14.35%) F5
7 349 (9.07%) Palo Alto
8 340 (8.84%) Citrix
9 284 (7.38%) Oracle
10 280 (7.28%) HP
11 254 (6.60%) Red Hat
12 236 (6.13%) Fortinet
13 194 (5.04%) Blue Coat
14 178 (4.63%) Splunk
15 172 (4.47%) Intel Security
16 141 (3.66%) SolarWinds
17 137 (3.56%) IBM
18 118 (3.07%) Aruba
19 113 (2.94%) Dell
20 103 (2.68%) Riverbed
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