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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK
Rank 62 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1551 1663 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.42% 3.20% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.74% 21.97% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1035 968 990
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 61
Median hourly rate £20.75 £21.13 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% -8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.00 £39.95
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 across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 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
England -3 1419 £400 - 468
London +3 554 £438 +2.94% 172
South East -4 334 £375 - 85
Hampshire +2 133 £410 +12.79% 24
North West +21 122 £350 -17.64% 38
City of London +19 95 £419 -1.47% 42
East of England +7 90 £375 -6.25% 39
South West -18 81 £344 -5.82% 33
Manchester +28 74 £400 +8.47% 24
West Midlands +25 73 £360 -7.09% 41
Yorkshire +5 71 £400 - 33
Berkshire -22 61 £400 +6.66% 16
Scotland +23 59 £365 -3.94% 14
East Midlands +16 55 £313 +25.00% 19
Hertfordshire +19 53 £350 -6.66% 15
West Yorkshire +8 45 £425 +6.25% 23
Surrey -6 43 £450 -5.26% 11
Buckinghamshire +7 38 £350 +27.27% 5
Milton Keynes +22 36 £350 +20.68% 3
Croydon +21 32 £470 +25.33%
Bristol -2 32 £373 - 15
Hook - 32 £353 -
North East +3 30 £360 +26.31% 6
Wales +12 28 £363 +11.53% 10
Glasgow +1 28 £400 +11.88% 3
Wiltshire -6 28 £315 -13.10% 3
South Wales +22 27 £363 +16.00% 7
Nottinghamshire +15 25 £400 +30.61% 5
Oxfordshire +15 25 £331 +2.71% 10
Birmingham +6 25 £355 +9.23% 20

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1709 (49.48%) Cisco
2 997 (28.87%) Windows
3 929 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
4 923 (26.72%) LAN
5 868 (25.13%) WAN
6 790 (22.87%) CheckPoint
7 749 (21.69%) Linux
8 722 (20.90%) Security Cleared
9 719 (20.82%) VMware
10 653 (18.91%) Network Security
11 634 (18.36%) VPN
12 626 (18.12%) Juniper
13 614 (17.78%) SC Cleared
14 610 (17.66%) CCNP
15 576 (16.68%) TCP/IP
16 551 (15.95%) Active Directory
17 550 (15.92%) ITIL
18 549 (15.89%) DNS
19 545 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
20 539 (15.61%) Microsoft
21 530 (15.34%) F5
22 499 (14.45%) Data Centre
23 482 (13.95%) Finance
24 466 (13.49%) Windows Server
25 454 (13.14%) CCNA
26 443 (12.83%) Wireless
27 425 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
28 401 (11.61%) Unix
29 367 (10.63%) Load Balancing
30 325 (9.41%) MPLS

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
1 181 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 179 (5.18%) Apache
3 139 (4.02%) Tomcat
4 129 (3.73%) IIS
5 87 (2.52%) JBoss
6 80 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 76 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 71 (2.06%) WebLogic
9 66 (1.91%) nginx
9 66 (1.91%) Skype for Business
10 47 (1.36%) WebSphere
11 39 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (1.04%) iPlanet
13 32 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
14 30 (0.87%) Confluence
15 29 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
16 27 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
17 26 (0.75%) OpenStack
18 22 (0.64%) Jetty
19 20 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 171 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 95 (2.75%) MS Office
3 56 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.38%) MS Project
5 11 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.23%) Maximo
3 8 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.12%) Magento
7 3 (0.087%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.058%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.029%) Bankmaster
9 1 (0.029%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.029%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.029%) MIS ActiveH
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.029%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 277 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 260 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 122 (3.53%) Office 365
4 91 (2.63%) IaaS
5 60 (1.74%) SaaS
6 45 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (1.01%) PaaS
9 34 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 31 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.46%) GitHub
13 14 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.32%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.26%) Akamai
16 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
17 6 (0.17%) SoftLayer
18 5 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 923 (26.72%) LAN
2 868 (25.13%) WAN
3 653 (18.91%) Network Security
4 634 (18.36%) VPN
5 576 (16.68%) TCP/IP
6 549 (15.89%) DNS
7 545 (15.78%) Cisco ASA
8 443 (12.83%) Wireless
9 325 (9.41%) MPLS
10 302 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 276 (7.99%) DHCP
12 267 (7.73%) OSPF
13 261 (7.56%) BGP
14 258 (7.47%) SSL
15 246 (7.12%) VoIP
16 245 (7.09%) Internet
17 229 (6.63%) SAN
18 194 (5.62%) VLAN
19 164 (4.75%) Intrusion Detection
20 142 (4.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 117 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 70 (2.03%) MySQL
5 43 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 41 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 41 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 37 (1.07%) Big Data
8 36 (1.04%) Redis
9 35 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
10 30 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (0.64%) DB2
12 22 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (0.61%) Relational Database
14 19 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (0.52%) MongoDB
15 18 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
17 16 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 143 (4.14%) Jenkins
2 105 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 62 (1.80%) JIRA
4 45 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 26 (0.75%) Subversion
6 25 (0.72%) Gerrit
7 24 (0.69%) Mercurial
8 23 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 19 (0.55%) GitLab
9 19 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (0.46%) Maven
11 15 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.43%) Vagrant
12 14 (0.41%) ClearCase
12 14 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 13 (0.38%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.29%) MSI
15 7 (0.20%) Ant
15 7 (0.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 482 (13.95%) Finance
2 162 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 151 (4.37%) Banking
4 76 (2.20%) Retail
5 56 (1.62%) Legal
6 33 (0.96%) Back Office
7 32 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 31 (0.90%) Marketing
9 28 (0.81%) Law
10 23 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.49%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.46%) Billing
12 16 (0.46%) Electronics
13 15 (0.43%) Military
14 14 (0.41%) Advertising
14 14 (0.41%) Front Office
15 12 (0.35%) Local Government
16 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.23%) Publishing
17 7 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 996 (28.84%) Network Engineer
2 371 (10.74%) Analyst
3 363 (10.51%) Architect
4 286 (8.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 273 (7.90%) Security Engineer
6 244 (7.06%) Consultant
7 239 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 192 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
9 180 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 174 (5.04%) Support Engineer
11 168 (4.86%) Security Analyst
12 136 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
13 134 (3.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 126 (3.65%) Administrator
15 122 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
16 115 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
17 106 (3.07%) Network Architect
17 106 (3.07%) Security Consultant
18 105 (3.04%) Network Analyst
19 103 (2.98%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (3.91%) Web Services
2 112 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
3 87 (2.52%) J2EE
3 87 (2.52%) Middleware
4 60 (1.74%) 802.1X
5 54 (1.56%) .NET
6 50 (1.45%) LAMP
6 50 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
6 50 (1.45%) XML
7 44 (1.27%) SOAP
8 38 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
8 38 (1.10%) REST
9 32 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 28 (0.81%) JSON
11 26 (0.75%) CSS
11 26 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
12 25 (0.72%) ASP.NET
12 25 (0.72%) Django
12 25 (0.72%) Regular Expression
12 25 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 499 (14.45%) Data Centre
2 175 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 167 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 131 (3.79%) Clustering
5 97 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 88 (2.55%) PKI
7 64 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 63 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (1.16%) Cyber Attack
9 40 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 40 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
10 39 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 37 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (0.96%) Replication
13 28 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (0.81%) NHS
14 25 (0.72%) DataPower
15 22 (0.64%) CMDB
16 21 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 997 (28.87%) Windows
2 749 (21.69%) Linux
3 466 (13.49%) Windows Server
4 401 (11.61%) Unix
5 288 (8.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 256 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 159 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 127 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 104 (3.01%) Windows 7
10 78 (2.26%) AIX
11 76 (2.20%) Solaris
12 74 (2.14%) CentOS
13 64 (1.85%) Windows 10
14 44 (1.27%) SUSE
15 43 (1.24%) Ubuntu
16 30 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
17 27 (0.78%) Windows 8
18 23 (0.67%) Windows XP
19 20 (0.58%) Android
20 17 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (15.92%) ITIL
2 367 (10.63%) Load Balancing
3 280 (8.11%) Information Security
4 269 (7.79%) SIEM
5 267 (7.73%) Migration
6 234 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
6 234 (6.77%) DevOps
7 233 (6.75%) Network Design
8 213 (6.17%) Cybersecurity
9 171 (4.95%) Project Management
10 169 (4.89%) Configuration Management
11 164 (4.75%) Service Management
12 156 (4.52%) Network Management
13 154 (4.46%) Security Operations
14 153 (4.43%) High Availability
15 147 (4.26%) Vulnerability Management
16 140 (4.05%) Change Management
17 126 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
18 122 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
19 115 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (7.82%) SQL
2 256 (7.41%) Python
3 241 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 185 (5.36%) Java
5 167 (4.83%) Perl
6 152 (4.40%) Bash Shell
7 79 (2.29%) Ruby
8 61 (1.77%) VBScript
9 47 (1.36%) C#
9 47 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 45 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 40 (1.16%) PHP
12 37 (1.07%) C
13 34 (0.98%) Korn
14 30 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.41%) Scala
16 13 (0.38%) C++
16 13 (0.38%) Jython
16 13 (0.38%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 929 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
2 722 (20.90%) Security Cleared
3 614 (17.78%) SC Cleared
4 610 (17.66%) CCNP
5 454 (13.14%) CCNA
6 228 (6.60%) CISSP
7 213 (6.17%) CCIE
8 176 (5.10%) Degree
9 142 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 113 (3.27%) CCSA
11 110 (3.18%) CCSE
12 92 (2.66%) CCDP
13 91 (2.63%) MCSE
14 89 (2.58%) JNCIA
15 87 (2.52%) SANS
16 85 (2.46%) CISM
17 70 (2.03%) DV Cleared
18 57 (1.65%) CCIP
19 55 (1.59%) JNCIE
19 55 (1.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 144 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (2.69%) SLA
4 33 (0.96%) QA
5 28 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 24 (0.69%) COBIT
8 17 (0.49%) ISO27002
9 14 (0.41%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.29%) RMADS
11 8 (0.23%) PA-DSS
12 7 (0.20%) GDPR
12 7 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.087%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.087%) ISO27005
16 2 (0.058%) GPG13
16 2 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.058%) ISO20022
System Software
1 551 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 425 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 117 (3.39%) Docker
5 88 (2.55%) vSphere
6 76 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 72 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 69 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (1.65%) ProxySG
10 45 (1.30%) XenApp
11 37 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 32 (0.93%) Xen
12 32 (0.93%) XenServer
13 31 (0.90%) vCloud
14 25 (0.72%) XenDesktop
15 21 (0.61%) Firmware
16 20 (0.58%) Terminal Services
17 19 (0.55%) ISA Server
18 18 (0.52%) DFS Replication
18 18 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 232 (6.72%) Puppet
2 143 (4.14%) FortiGate
3 130 (3.76%) Ansible
4 87 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (2.43%) SCCM
6 75 (2.17%) Nagios
7 74 (2.14%) QRadar
8 72 (2.08%) logstash
9 68 (1.97%) Kibana
10 63 (1.82%) Nessus
11 54 (1.56%) ZABBIX
12 45 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
13 43 (1.24%) Kubernetes
14 41 (1.19%) SCOM
15 40 (1.16%) WSUS
16 38 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
17 37 (1.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 35 (1.01%) HAProxy
19 33 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
20 32 (0.93%) yum
Vendors
1 1709 (49.48%) Cisco
2 790 (22.87%) CheckPoint
3 719 (20.82%) VMware
4 626 (18.12%) Juniper
5 539 (15.61%) Microsoft
6 530 (15.34%) F5
7 304 (8.80%) Citrix
7 304 (8.80%) Palo Alto
8 283 (8.19%) HP
9 238 (6.89%) Fortinet
10 233 (6.75%) Oracle
11 211 (6.11%) Red Hat
12 209 (6.05%) Blue Coat
13 178 (5.15%) Splunk
14 159 (4.60%) Intel Security
15 139 (4.02%) IBM
16 135 (3.91%) Aruba
17 109 (3.16%) Riverbed
17 109 (3.16%) SolarWinds
18 83 (2.40%) Symantec
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