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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK
Rank 53 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1644 1595 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.73% 3.14% 3.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.36% 21.61% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 928 975
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 71 56
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.23 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +4.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £36.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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
England +3 1484 £400 - 425
London +5 564 £438 +2.94% 147
South East +2 337 £393 -1.87% 92
Hampshire +4 134 £420 +5.00% 12
North West +24 131 £350 -16.66% 43
City of London +18 113 £430 +1.17% 42
East of England +4 101 £394 +0.63% 25
Scotland +54 90 £375 -1.31% 11
West Midlands +32 86 £369 -1.66% 39
South West -16 81 £365 +1.38% 26
Manchester +38 78 £400 +8.84% 31
Yorkshire +17 78 £400 +4.57% 36
Berkshire -18 70 £369 -7.81% 27
Hertfordshire +12 55 £463 +23.33% 8
East Midlands +7 52 £344 +8.69% 13
West Yorkshire +21 47 £413 +7.14% 31
Buckinghamshire +20 44 £369 +27.15% 6
North East +24 43 £345 -1.42% 4
Surrey +16 42 £450 -4.76% 18
Milton Keynes +28 41 £375 -6.25% 1
Glasgow +19 41 £400 +5.26% 3
Croydon +14 35 £473 +35.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +4 35 £335 -4.28% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 32 £338 -10.00% 3
Birmingham +7 30 £325 - 13
Wiltshire -1 28 £358 +2.14% 4
Wales -7 28 £350 +6.06% 5
Bristol -12 27 £375 +3.44% 16
South Wales +8 26 £350 +7.69% 2
Leeds -6 26 £400 -2.43% 21

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1806 (50.66%) Cisco
2 1041 (29.20%) Windows
3 965 (27.07%) LAN
4 950 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
5 899 (25.22%) WAN
6 850 (23.84%) CheckPoint
7 765 (21.46%) Linux
8 737 (20.67%) VMware
9 697 (19.55%) Network Security
10 691 (19.38%) Security Cleared
11 650 (18.23%) Juniper
12 638 (17.90%) VPN
13 630 (17.67%) CCNP
14 593 (16.63%) DNS
15 585 (16.41%) SC Cleared
16 568 (15.93%) Active Directory
17 566 (15.88%) TCP/IP
17 566 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
18 559 (15.68%) Microsoft
19 545 (15.29%) ITIL
20 519 (14.56%) Data Centre
21 516 (14.47%) Finance
22 512 (14.36%) F5
23 488 (13.69%) Windows Server
24 487 (13.66%) CCNA
25 433 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
26 420 (11.78%) Unix
26 420 (11.78%) Load Balancing
27 412 (11.56%) Wireless
28 316 (8.86%) Cisco Nexus

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
1 209 (5.86%) MS Exchange
2 187 (5.25%) Apache
3 154 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 120 (3.37%) IIS
5 88 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 79 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 78 (2.19%) JBoss
8 77 (2.16%) WebLogic
9 73 (2.05%) nginx
10 66 (1.85%) Skype for Business
11 46 (1.29%) WebSphere
12 43 (1.21%) iPlanet
13 41 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
14 36 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
15 29 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
15 29 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 27 (0.76%) Jetty
17 26 (0.73%) Confluence
18 25 (0.70%) Mule ESB
18 25 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 170 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 95 (2.66%) MS Office
3 61 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.34%) MS Project
5 10 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.25%) SAP hybris
3 8 (0.22%) Magento
3 8 (0.22%) Maximo
4 7 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.028%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.028%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.028%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.028%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.028%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.028%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 257 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (3.31%) Office 365
4 90 (2.52%) IaaS
5 60 (1.68%) SaaS
6 40 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (1.04%) PaaS
8 33 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.50%) GitHub
13 13 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.34%) Akamai
15 8 (0.22%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.20%) Yammer
17 6 (0.17%) Heroku
17 6 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 965 (27.07%) LAN
2 899 (25.22%) WAN
3 697 (19.55%) Network Security
4 638 (17.90%) VPN
5 593 (16.63%) DNS
6 566 (15.88%) Cisco ASA
6 566 (15.88%) TCP/IP
7 412 (11.56%) Wireless
8 316 (8.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 305 (8.56%) MPLS
10 300 (8.42%) DHCP
11 268 (7.52%) SSL
12 266 (7.46%) OSPF
13 255 (7.15%) BGP
14 250 (7.01%) VoIP
15 244 (6.84%) SAN
16 235 (6.59%) Internet
17 210 (5.89%) VLAN
18 163 (4.57%) Intrusion Detection
19 140 (3.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 113 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 83 (2.33%) MySQL
5 47 (1.32%) NoSQL
6 45 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 37 (1.04%) Big Data
7 37 (1.04%) Hadoop
8 33 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 30 (0.84%) DB2
9 30 (0.84%) Redis
10 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
12 20 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 20 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (0.53%) MongoDB
14 18 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
15 15 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 146 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 116 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 57 (1.60%) JIRA
4 44 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 33 (0.93%) Gerrit
6 32 (0.90%) Mercurial
6 32 (0.90%) Subversion
7 24 (0.67%) GitLab
8 20 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 19 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 16 (0.45%) Bitbucket
11 16 (0.45%) Maven
12 15 (0.42%) Artifactory
13 14 (0.39%) Ant
14 13 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 12 (0.34%) Vagrant
16 11 (0.31%) Selenium
17 10 (0.28%) MSI
18 9 (0.25%) ClearCase
General
1 516 (14.47%) Finance
2 170 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 147 (4.12%) Banking
4 79 (2.22%) Retail
5 59 (1.65%) Legal
6 30 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.79%) Law
8 27 (0.76%) Marketing
9 26 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.67%) Back Office
11 19 (0.53%) Advertising
11 19 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.48%) Billing
13 12 (0.34%) Electronics
13 12 (0.34%) Local Government
14 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.25%) Publishing
16 8 (0.22%) Front Office
16 8 (0.22%) Military
17 5 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1018 (28.56%) Network Engineer
2 370 (10.38%) Architect
3 359 (10.07%) Analyst
4 303 (8.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 283 (7.94%) Security Engineer
6 250 (7.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 248 (6.96%) Consultant
8 207 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 191 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 180 (5.05%) Support Engineer
11 154 (4.32%) Security Analyst
12 152 (4.26%) Firewall Engineer
13 147 (4.12%) Administrator
14 131 (3.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 123 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 123 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
16 109 (3.06%) Security Consultant
17 106 (2.97%) Network Analyst
17 106 (2.97%) Network Architect
18 96 (2.69%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (3.81%) Web Services
2 96 (2.69%) Middleware
3 94 (2.64%) J2EE
4 93 (2.61%) ELK Stack
5 60 (1.68%) 802.1X
6 59 (1.65%) LAMP
7 53 (1.49%) .NET
8 50 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
9 48 (1.35%) SOAP
10 43 (1.21%) XML
11 42 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
12 40 (1.12%) REST
13 33 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
14 31 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 28 (0.79%) Regular Expression
16 27 (0.76%) CSS
17 26 (0.73%) Django
18 23 (0.65%) ASP.NET
18 23 (0.65%) JSON
19 22 (0.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 519 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 182 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 168 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 126 (3.53%) Clustering
5 77 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 75 (2.10%) PKI
7 69 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 65 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
9 49 (1.37%) Driving Licence
10 48 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 40 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
13 34 (0.95%) Cryptography
13 34 (0.95%) NHS
14 28 (0.79%) Replication
15 27 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
17 25 (0.70%) DataPower
18 24 (0.67%) Private Cloud
19 23 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1041 (29.20%) Windows
2 765 (21.46%) Linux
3 488 (13.69%) Windows Server
4 420 (11.78%) Unix
5 301 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 265 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 135 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 100 (2.81%) AIX
10 92 (2.58%) Solaris
11 89 (2.50%) Windows 7
12 87 (2.44%) CentOS
13 53 (1.49%) SUSE
13 53 (1.49%) Ubuntu
14 51 (1.43%) Windows 10
15 38 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
16 29 (0.81%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.79%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.50%) Android
19 13 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (15.29%) ITIL
2 420 (11.78%) Load Balancing
3 299 (8.39%) SIEM
4 288 (8.08%) Migration
5 285 (7.99%) Information Security
6 258 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
7 226 (6.34%) DevOps
7 226 (6.34%) Network Design
8 199 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
9 176 (4.94%) Project Management
10 172 (4.82%) Network Management
11 163 (4.57%) Security Operations
12 160 (4.49%) Change Management
13 156 (4.38%) Configuration Management
14 154 (4.32%) Service Management
15 152 (4.26%) High Availability
16 150 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
17 137 (3.84%) Kalman Filter
18 124 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
19 119 (3.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (7.63%) SQL
2 270 (7.57%) Python
3 230 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 192 (5.39%) Perl
5 191 (5.36%) Java
6 160 (4.49%) Bash Shell
7 74 (2.08%) Ruby
8 57 (1.60%) PHP
9 54 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 48 (1.35%) JavaScript
11 45 (1.26%) C
12 40 (1.12%) C#
13 39 (1.09%) VBScript
14 38 (1.07%) Korn
15 24 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.39%) Jython
17 13 (0.36%) C++
17 13 (0.36%) Scala
18 11 (0.31%) VB
19 10 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 950 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
2 691 (19.38%) Security Cleared
3 630 (17.67%) CCNP
4 585 (16.41%) SC Cleared
5 487 (13.66%) CCNA
6 224 (6.28%) CISSP
7 200 (5.61%) CCIE
8 145 (4.07%) Degree
9 135 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 109 (3.06%) CCSA
11 95 (2.66%) CCSE
12 87 (2.44%) MCSE
13 84 (2.36%) CISM
14 82 (2.30%) CCDP
15 76 (2.13%) JNCIA
16 74 (2.08%) DV Cleared
17 61 (1.71%) SANS
18 54 (1.51%) JNCIP
19 52 (1.46%) MCSA
20 45 (1.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.16%) PCI DSS
2 150 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (2.75%) SLA
4 38 (1.07%) QA
5 29 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
7 24 (0.67%) COBIT
8 20 (0.56%) RMADS
9 13 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
9 13 (0.36%) JSP 440
10 12 (0.34%) ISO27002
11 11 (0.31%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.17%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 3 (0.084%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.084%) ISO27005
14 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 1 (0.028%) BS7799
15 1 (0.028%) ISO20022
System Software
1 568 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 433 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (4.46%) Hyper-V
4 119 (3.34%) Docker
5 106 (2.97%) vSphere
6 94 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
7 76 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 72 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
9 52 (1.46%) XenApp
10 45 (1.26%) ProxySG
11 37 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 36 (1.01%) Xen
13 32 (0.90%) XenServer
14 29 (0.81%) vCloud
15 25 (0.70%) XenDesktop
16 22 (0.62%) DFS Replication
17 20 (0.56%) Firmware
17 20 (0.56%) Terminal Services
18 19 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
19 17 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 224 (6.28%) Puppet
2 138 (3.87%) Ansible
3 114 (3.20%) FortiGate
4 90 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (2.44%) SCCM
6 83 (2.33%) Nessus
7 73 (2.05%) logstash
8 71 (1.99%) Nagios
9 68 (1.91%) Kibana
10 60 (1.68%) QRadar
11 54 (1.51%) ZABBIX
12 47 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 47 (1.32%) WSUS
13 42 (1.18%) HAProxy
14 37 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
15 36 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 35 (0.98%) Kubernetes
17 34 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
18 32 (0.90%) SCOM
19 30 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1806 (50.66%) Cisco
2 850 (23.84%) CheckPoint
3 737 (20.67%) VMware
4 650 (18.23%) Juniper
5 559 (15.68%) Microsoft
6 512 (14.36%) F5
7 311 (8.72%) Citrix
8 295 (8.27%) Palo Alto
9 279 (7.83%) HP
10 255 (7.15%) Oracle
11 230 (6.45%) Red Hat
12 227 (6.37%) Fortinet
13 196 (5.50%) Blue Coat
14 171 (4.80%) Intel Security
15 167 (4.68%) Splunk
16 131 (3.67%) IBM
17 124 (3.48%) Aruba
18 111 (3.11%) SolarWinds
19 106 (2.97%) Riverbed
20 88 (2.47%) Symantec
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