The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -25 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1303 1903 1722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.03% 3.85% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.16% 24.21% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 1201 1048
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 67
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.80 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5880 7860 7562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.90% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 4878 4329
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.07% +10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 355 436
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +21.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
London -38 498 £450 - 146
South East -6 322 £423 +5.62% 81
South West -17 127 £390 +4.00% 26
Yorkshire -1 83 £388 -6.62% 36
North West -18 78 £375 -6.25% 54
West Midlands -6 72 £388 +10.71% 35
East of England -19 69 £375 +7.14% 45
North East +18 29 £339 +5.03% 6
East Midlands -15 29 £413 -2.94% 12
Midlands +9 3 £400 -5.88% 48
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1277 (48.21%) Cisco
2 780 (29.45%) Cisco Certification
3 718 (27.10%) Windows
4 712 (26.88%) WAN
5 692 (26.12%) LAN
6 567 (21.40%) Security Cleared
7 555 (20.95%) Linux
8 554 (20.91%) VMware
9 535 (20.20%) CCNP
10 532 (20.08%) VPN
11 529 (19.97%) CheckPoint
12 470 (17.74%) DNS
13 456 (17.21%) SC Cleared
14 452 (17.06%) Microsoft
14 452 (17.06%) Active Directory
15 448 (16.91%) Network Security
16 441 (16.65%) Juniper
17 440 (16.61%) ITIL
18 437 (16.50%) Data Centre
19 434 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
20 422 (15.93%) F5
21 416 (15.70%) TCP/IP
22 408 (15.40%) Wireless
23 347 (13.10%) Windows Server
24 340 (12.84%) Finance
25 337 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
26 299 (11.29%) CCNA
27 282 (10.65%) Unix
28 271 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
29 269 (10.15%) HP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 158 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 145 (5.47%) Apache
3 115 (4.34%) IIS
4 82 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 72 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 68 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 64 (2.42%) JBoss
8 59 (2.23%) SharePoint
9 41 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 33 (1.25%) nginx
12 30 (1.13%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.72%) iPlanet
15 18 (0.68%) Confluence
15 18 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
17 15 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 14 (0.53%) CMS
19 10 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 86 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.076%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.076%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.038%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 271 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (5.32%) Office 365
4 85 (3.21%) IaaS
5 73 (2.76%) SaaS
6 56 (2.11%) PaaS
7 25 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.19%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.19%) G Suite
13 4 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.15%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.11%) Akamai
14 3 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 712 (26.88%) WAN
2 692 (26.12%) LAN
3 532 (20.08%) VPN
4 470 (17.74%) DNS
5 448 (16.91%) Network Security
6 434 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
7 416 (15.70%) TCP/IP
8 408 (15.40%) Wireless
9 267 (10.08%) MPLS
10 264 (9.97%) Cisco Nexus
11 258 (9.74%) BGP
12 239 (9.02%) Internet
13 224 (8.46%) DHCP
14 221 (8.34%) OSPF
15 214 (8.08%) SAN
16 203 (7.66%) SSL
17 191 (7.21%) VoIP
18 173 (6.53%) VLAN
19 130 (4.91%) Wi-Fi
20 116 (4.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 78 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (2.57%) MySQL
4 59 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 43 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 26 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (0.79%) Big Data
10 20 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.60%) Redis
12 16 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
14 13 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 98 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 67 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.47%) JIRA
4 32 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 30 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 29 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 28 (1.06%) Visual Studio
8 21 (0.79%) Subversion
9 18 (0.68%) Artifactory
10 14 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 13 (0.49%) Maven
12 10 (0.38%) MSI
13 9 (0.34%) Vagrant
14 8 (0.30%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.30%) Metasploit
14 8 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.26%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.26%) ClearQuest
16 5 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 340 (12.84%) Finance
2 140 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 127 (4.79%) Banking
4 58 (2.19%) Retail
5 45 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.43%) Back Office
7 31 (1.17%) Marketing
8 25 (0.94%) Legal
9 22 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.79%) Electronics
11 20 (0.76%) Front Office
12 18 (0.68%) Law
12 18 (0.68%) Military
13 17 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.60%) Local Government
15 9 (0.34%) Games
16 8 (0.30%) Billing
17 7 (0.26%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.19%) French Language
18 5 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 722 (27.26%) Network Engineer
2 320 (12.08%) Architect
3 304 (11.48%) Analyst
4 210 (7.93%) Consultant
5 204 (7.70%) Security Engineer
6 187 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 168 (6.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 146 (5.51%) Security Analyst
9 132 (4.98%) Support Engineer
10 130 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 125 (4.72%) Network Security Engineer
12 119 (4.49%) Network Architect
13 104 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
14 98 (3.70%) Administrator
15 89 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
16 88 (3.32%) Senior Network Engineer
17 87 (3.28%) Security Consultant
18 77 (2.91%) Network Analyst
19 76 (2.87%) Network Support
20 66 (2.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (2.76%) 802.1X
2 71 (2.68%) Web Services
3 70 (2.64%) .NET
4 59 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
5 44 (1.66%) LAPP Stack
5 44 (1.66%) XML
6 38 (1.43%) Middleware
7 35 (1.32%) J2EE
8 33 (1.25%) SOAP
9 30 (1.13%) LAMP
10 29 (1.09%) SAML
11 27 (1.02%) HTML
12 23 (0.87%) Sensu
13 21 (0.79%) CSS
13 21 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 19 (0.72%) REST
15 17 (0.64%) Node.js
16 15 (0.57%) JSON
17 13 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 437 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 137 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 113 (4.27%) Clustering
5 104 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 85 (3.21%) PKI
7 39 (1.47%) Replication
8 38 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 33 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
11 27 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 25 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 24 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 21 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 19 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
16 19 (0.72%) Smart Meter
17 18 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
18 16 (0.60%) BYOD
19 15 (0.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 718 (27.10%) Windows
2 555 (20.95%) Linux
3 347 (13.10%) Windows Server
4 282 (10.65%) Unix
5 199 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 194 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 92 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (3.40%) Windows 7
10 75 (2.83%) CentOS
10 75 (2.83%) Solaris
11 73 (2.76%) AIX
12 72 (2.72%) Windows 10
13 41 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.43%) SUSE
15 28 (1.06%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.72%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.64%) HPUX
18 15 (0.57%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (16.61%) ITIL
2 253 (9.55%) Load Balancing
3 241 (9.10%) Migration
4 235 (8.87%) DevOps
5 233 (8.80%) Network Design
6 222 (8.38%) Information Security
7 175 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (5.85%) SIEM
9 143 (5.40%) Configuration Management
10 140 (5.29%) High Availability
11 139 (5.25%) Network Management
12 138 (5.21%) Project Management
13 133 (5.02%) Change Management
14 118 (4.45%) Service Management
15 110 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
16 107 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
17 99 (3.74%) Incident Management
18 98 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
19 84 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
20 81 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 220 (8.31%) SQL
2 200 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 163 (6.15%) Python
4 151 (5.70%) Java
5 113 (4.27%) Perl
6 112 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 72 (2.72%) Ruby
8 45 (1.70%) C
9 44 (1.66%) VBScript
10 34 (1.28%) C#
11 31 (1.17%) PHP
12 26 (0.98%) JavaScript
13 22 (0.83%) T-SQL
14 19 (0.72%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.45%) Korn
16 10 (0.38%) VB
17 9 (0.34%) Scala
18 8 (0.30%) C++
19 7 (0.26%) Groovy
20 5 (0.19%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 780 (29.45%) Cisco Certification
2 567 (21.40%) Security Cleared
3 535 (20.20%) CCNP
4 456 (17.21%) SC Cleared
5 299 (11.29%) CCNA
6 219 (8.27%) CCIE
7 160 (6.04%) Degree
8 159 (6.00%) CISSP
9 106 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 99 (3.74%) CCDP
11 96 (3.62%) DV Cleared
12 92 (3.47%) CCSA
13 89 (3.36%) CCSE
14 86 (3.25%) JNCIA
15 70 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 68 (2.57%) CISM
17 63 (2.38%) JNCIE
18 60 (2.27%) MCSE
19 55 (2.08%) CCIP
19 55 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.96%) PCI DSS
2 100 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 85 (3.21%) SLA
4 51 (1.93%) QA
5 26 (0.98%) GDPR
6 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.57%) PMO
8 14 (0.53%) COBIT
9 10 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.34%) GPG13
11 8 (0.30%) RMADS
12 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.26%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.23%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
16 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.076%) GMP
17 2 (0.076%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 452 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 337 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (5.62%) Hyper-V
4 117 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (3.13%) Docker
6 60 (2.27%) vSphere
7 52 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (1.59%) KVM
9 39 (1.47%) ProxySG
10 29 (1.09%) Xen
10 29 (1.09%) XenApp
11 22 (0.83%) ISA Server
11 22 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (0.72%) XenServer
13 18 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 17 (0.64%) vCloud
15 16 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 13 (0.49%) Firmware
17 11 (0.42%) iptables
17 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 187 (7.06%) Puppet
2 148 (5.59%) FortiGate
3 109 (4.11%) Ansible
4 82 (3.10%) SCCM
5 74 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (2.60%) SCOM
7 63 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
8 52 (1.96%) Kubernetes
9 50 (1.89%) Nagios
10 43 (1.62%) logstash
11 39 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
12 37 (1.40%) QRadar
13 32 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
13 32 (1.21%) ZABBIX
14 28 (1.06%) Kibana
14 28 (1.06%) yum
15 26 (0.98%) vCenter Server
16 22 (0.83%) HAProxy
17 20 (0.76%) Grafana
17 20 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1277 (48.21%) Cisco
2 554 (20.91%) VMware
3 529 (19.97%) CheckPoint
4 452 (17.06%) Microsoft
5 441 (16.65%) Juniper
6 422 (15.93%) F5
7 269 (10.15%) HP
8 259 (9.78%) Palo Alto
9 225 (8.49%) Citrix
10 224 (8.46%) Fortinet
11 203 (7.66%) Oracle
12 159 (6.00%) Red Hat
13 138 (5.21%) Blue Coat
14 125 (4.72%) IBM
15 122 (4.61%) SolarWinds
16 115 (4.34%) Splunk
17 106 (4.00%) Riverbed
18 96 (3.62%) McAfee
19 82 (3.10%) Aruba
20 78 (2.94%) Dell
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