Period
to 23 September 2019

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 6 months to 23 September 2019 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
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 76 81
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,679 2,995 2,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.33% 3.24% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.30% 24.38% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,773 1,898 1,748
England median daily rate £425 £438 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 98 77
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.28 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.16% +45.10% -8.42%
10th Percentile £12.45 £15.20 £13.34
90th Percentile £82.50 £63.61 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.18% +25.17% +5.26%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,590 12,284 12,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.16% 13.29% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,502 7,495 7,598
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 638 667
England median hourly rate £25.31 £20.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.55% +9.53% -22.30%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +5.26% -22.45%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 6 months to 23 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 1,017 £500 +6.38% 312
South East +8 665 £405 -5.48% 296
North of England +2 341 £375 -11.76% 192
Midlands +19 266 £350 -12.50% 126
South West -7 200 £431 +7.81% 111
North West -1 192 £378 -11.18% 115
East of England +7 182 £400 -3.03% 76
West Midlands +15 175 £375 -6.25% 80
Yorkshire -4 107 £381 -10.29% 71
East Midlands +24 91 £310 -8.15% 46
North East +17 42 £313 -7.41% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1,282 (47.85%) Cisco
2 762 (28.44%) Windows
3 756 (28.22%) Cisco Certification
4 712 (26.58%) WAN
5 654 (24.41%) LAN
6 576 (21.50%) Microsoft
7 557 (20.79%) VPN
8 546 (20.38%) Azure
9 529 (19.75%) CCNP
10 504 (18.81%) Network Security
11 503 (18.78%) CheckPoint
12 498 (18.59%) Active Directory
13 458 (17.10%) DNS
14 453 (16.91%) VMware
15 447 (16.69%) Data Centre
16 438 (16.35%) Linux
17 413 (15.42%) Finance
18 410 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
19 389 (14.52%) CCNA
20 387 (14.45%) Palo Alto
21 382 (14.26%) Security Cleared
22 377 (14.07%) AWS
23 376 (14.04%) Windows Server
24 354 (13.21%) Wireless
25 353 (13.18%) Office 365
26 345 (12.88%) TCP/IP
27 340 (12.69%) ITIL
28 320 (11.94%) F5
29 298 (11.12%) Juniper
29 298 (11.12%) Migration

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
1 166 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 102 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 91 (3.40%) Skype for Business
4 64 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (2.39%) IIS
5 54 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 29 (1.08%) Confluence
8 25 (0.93%) Apache
9 12 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.22%) nginx
14 5 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 111 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 26 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.037%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.19%) assyst
4 5 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.11%) Aligne
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.075%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.037%) Maximo
7 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.037%) Relativity
7 1 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 546 (20.38%) Azure
2 377 (14.07%) AWS
3 353 (13.18%) Office 365
4 157 (5.86%) IaaS
5 147 (5.49%) PaaS
6 126 (4.70%) SaaS
7 85 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 72 (2.69%) GCP
9 71 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (2.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 27 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 23 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.82%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.60%) Mimecast
14 16 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 15 (0.56%) Route 53
16 14 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.45%) GitHub
17 12 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 712 (26.58%) WAN
2 654 (24.41%) LAN
3 557 (20.79%) VPN
4 504 (18.81%) Network Security
5 458 (17.10%) DNS
6 410 (15.30%) Cisco ASA
7 354 (13.21%) Wireless
8 345 (12.88%) TCP/IP
9 272 (10.15%) BGP
10 258 (9.63%) DHCP
11 239 (8.92%) MPLS
12 235 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 225 (8.40%) OSPF
14 199 (7.43%) VoIP
15 190 (7.09%) Internet
16 182 (6.79%) VLAN
17 142 (5.30%) SAN
18 137 (5.11%) Wi-Fi
19 122 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
20 117 (4.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.83%) MySQL
3 30 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (0.93%) Big Data
6 24 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.45%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 49 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 47 (1.75%) JIRA
3 34 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 17 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 15 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 15 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 14 (0.52%) MSI
8 12 (0.45%) GitLab
9 11 (0.41%) Artifactory
9 11 (0.41%) Selenium
10 10 (0.37%) Subversion
11 9 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.26%) Burp Suite
13 6 (0.22%) Maven
13 6 (0.22%) WiX
14 4 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 413 (15.42%) Finance
2 173 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 109 (4.07%) Public Sector
4 92 (3.43%) Banking
5 44 (1.64%) Retail
6 43 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 39 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.34%) Legal
9 32 (1.19%) Law
10 31 (1.16%) Marketing
11 20 (0.75%) Billing
12 19 (0.71%) Electronics
12 19 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.67%) Publishing
14 13 (0.49%) Local Government
14 13 (0.49%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.45%) Games
16 8 (0.30%) Automotive
17 7 (0.26%) Advertising
18 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 827 (30.87%) Network Engineer
2 352 (13.14%) Architect
3 235 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 223 (8.32%) Security Engineer
5 206 (7.69%) Analyst
6 154 (5.75%) Cisco Engineer
7 144 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 137 (5.11%) Consultant
9 131 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 124 (4.63%) Network Architect
11 121 (4.52%) Support Engineer
12 104 (3.88%) Security Architect
13 103 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
14 101 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
15 92 (3.43%) Firewall Engineer
16 82 (3.06%) Administrator
17 78 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
18 67 (2.50%) Network Support
19 66 (2.46%) Project Manager
20 59 (2.20%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.73%) Web Services
2 51 (1.90%) 802.1X
3 37 (1.38%) .NET
4 34 (1.27%) LDAP
5 23 (0.86%) Middleware
6 20 (0.75%) REST
6 20 (0.75%) SAML
7 14 (0.52%) LAMP
7 14 (0.52%) Node.js
7 14 (0.52%) OAuth
7 14 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
8 12 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (0.45%) Regular Expression
9 11 (0.41%) JSON
9 11 (0.41%) OpenID
9 11 (0.41%) SOAP
9 11 (0.41%) Software Packaging
10 10 (0.37%) XML
11 9 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 447 (16.69%) Data Centre
2 127 (4.74%) Management Information System
3 101 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 88 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 73 (2.72%) PKI
6 67 (2.50%) Replication
7 59 (2.20%) Clustering
7 59 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 56 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 43 (1.61%) Driving Licence
11 42 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.01%) Fat Client
12 27 (1.01%) NHS
12 27 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 20 (0.75%) CMDB
14 19 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
15 18 (0.67%) Hedge funds
15 18 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
16 16 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 762 (28.44%) Windows
2 438 (16.35%) Linux
3 376 (14.04%) Windows Server
4 178 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 159 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 147 (5.49%) Windows 10
7 131 (4.89%) Unix
8 84 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 55 (2.05%) Windows 7
11 52 (1.94%) Ubuntu
12 44 (1.64%) CentOS
13 29 (1.08%) Windows XP
14 28 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.82%) Check Point GAiA
15 22 (0.82%) Debian
16 18 (0.67%) VMS
17 17 (0.63%) Solaris
18 14 (0.52%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (12.69%) ITIL
2 298 (11.12%) Migration
3 274 (10.23%) Information Security
4 267 (9.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 224 (8.36%) DevOps
6 221 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
7 218 (8.14%) Load Balancing
8 203 (7.58%) SIEM
9 189 (7.05%) Network Design
10 177 (6.61%) Change Management
11 173 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 169 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
13 159 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
14 130 (4.85%) Network Management
15 123 (4.59%) Project Delivery
16 115 (4.29%) Project Management
16 115 (4.29%) Service Delivery
17 112 (4.18%) Configuration Management
17 112 (4.18%) Vulnerability Management
18 107 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 262 (9.78%) PowerShell
2 193 (7.20%) SQL
3 185 (6.91%) Python
4 110 (4.11%) Java
5 73 (2.72%) Bash Shell
6 54 (2.02%) Ruby
7 46 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 43 (1.61%) C
9 34 (1.27%) Perl
10 30 (1.12%) Go
11 20 (0.75%) C++
12 18 (0.67%) PHP
12 18 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 18 (0.67%) VB
13 17 (0.63%) C#
14 16 (0.60%) Groovy
15 14 (0.52%) Scala
16 10 (0.37%) VBScript
17 4 (0.15%) Korn
18 3 (0.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 756 (28.22%) Cisco Certification
2 529 (19.75%) CCNP
3 389 (14.52%) CCNA
4 382 (14.26%) Security Cleared
5 265 (9.89%) SC Cleared
6 164 (6.12%) Degree
7 162 (6.05%) CCIE
8 132 (4.93%) CISSP
9 92 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 88 (3.28%) DV Cleared
11 75 (2.80%) CCDP
12 55 (2.05%) CISM
13 51 (1.90%) MCSE
14 47 (1.75%) CCSA
15 44 (1.64%) CCSE
16 43 (1.61%) CEH
16 43 (1.61%) MCSA
17 32 (1.19%) SANS
18 26 (0.97%) CCDA
18 26 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (2.80%) SLA
3 48 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 46 (1.72%) NIST
5 40 (1.49%) GDPR
6 25 (0.93%) QA
7 24 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (0.86%) COBIT
8 23 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (0.60%) PMO
10 8 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.15%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.15%) MiFID
12 4 (0.15%) NCSC
13 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.075%) COSO
14 2 (0.075%) HIPAA
System Software
1 498 (18.59%) Active Directory
2 269 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 120 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
5 83 (3.10%) XenApp
6 72 (2.69%) Docker
7 69 (2.58%) vSphere
8 56 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 50 (1.87%) VMware NSX
10 31 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.78%) ProxySG
13 18 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 17 (0.63%) LXC
15 14 (0.52%) DFS Replication
16 13 (0.49%) Firmware
17 12 (0.45%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.41%) KVM
18 11 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 169 (6.31%) SCCM
2 151 (5.64%) Ansible
3 121 (4.52%) Terraform
4 100 (3.73%) FortiGate
5 70 (2.61%) Puppet
6 67 (2.50%) SCOM
7 62 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 61 (2.28%) Kubernetes
9 50 (1.87%) Nessus
10 46 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
11 45 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
12 42 (1.57%) Consul
13 40 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
14 39 (1.46%) Packer
15 38 (1.42%) WSUS
16 35 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
17 28 (1.05%) Nagios
18 26 (0.97%) vCenter Server
19 22 (0.82%) AirWatch
20 15 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,282 (47.85%) Cisco
2 576 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 503 (18.78%) CheckPoint
4 453 (16.91%) VMware
5 387 (14.45%) Palo Alto
6 320 (11.94%) F5
7 298 (11.12%) Juniper
8 263 (9.82%) Citrix
9 160 (5.97%) Fortinet
10 149 (5.56%) HP
11 132 (4.93%) SolarWinds
12 118 (4.40%) Meraki
13 108 (4.03%) Aruba
14 91 (3.40%) McAfee
15 90 (3.36%) Red Hat
16 82 (3.06%) Blue Coat
17 80 (2.99%) Oracle
18 74 (2.76%) Dell
19 69 (2.58%) Splunk
20 68 (2.54%) NetApp