Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 -31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,571 3,168 2,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.46% 3.30% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.49% 25.46% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,675 2,080 1,759
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £255
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 74 70
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +66.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.24 £13.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £99.48 £48.05
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £40.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +9.20% +45.54% +12.00%

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 10,088 12,444 13,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.57% 12.97% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,117 7,566 8,069
England median daily rate £418 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 582 670
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.21 £46.02
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +25.30% +5.96% -16.11%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +6 938 £475 +5.56% 328
South East +10 669 £425 +1.80% 291
North of England -11 354 £375 -11.76% 265
Midlands +23 246 £363 -7.94% 140
North West +8 221 £378 -11.18% 142
South West -15 196 £425 +3.34% 85
West Midlands +22 167 £375 -4.76% 81
East of England +14 155 £375 -6.25% 105
Yorkshire -22 102 £375 -11.24% 94
East Midlands +24 79 £350 -7.89% 58
North East -12 32 £375 +7.14% 29
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 1,226 (47.69%) Cisco
2 774 (30.11%) Windows
3 714 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
4 676 (26.29%) WAN
5 634 (24.66%) LAN
6 593 (23.06%) VPN
7 532 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 529 (20.58%) Azure
9 492 (19.14%) Active Directory
10 487 (18.94%) CCNP
11 482 (18.75%) VMware
12 465 (18.09%) Network Security
13 458 (17.81%) DNS
14 441 (17.15%) Palo Alto
15 401 (15.60%) Security Cleared
16 393 (15.29%) CheckPoint
17 392 (15.25%) Data Centre
18 384 (14.94%) Linux
19 371 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
20 367 (14.27%) Wireless
21 365 (14.20%) Windows Server
22 353 (13.73%) TCP/IP
23 348 (13.54%) AWS
24 345 (13.42%) Finance
25 344 (13.38%) CCNA
26 341 (13.26%) ITIL
27 321 (12.49%) Juniper
28 308 (11.98%) Office 365
29 298 (11.59%) F5
30 296 (11.51%) SC Cleared

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
1 137 (5.33%) MS Exchange
2 83 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 81 (3.15%) Skype for Business
4 59 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (2.10%) IIS
6 42 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 41 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (1.13%) Apache
9 27 (1.05%) Confluence
10 15 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 10 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.31%) Apache Spark
12 8 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.078%) Commerce Server
16 2 (0.078%) MQSeries
Applications
1 97 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 24 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.19%) assyst
6 3 (0.12%) Aligne
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.078%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.039%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.039%) Magento
8 1 (0.039%) Maximo
8 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.039%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.039%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.039%) RMDS
8 1 (0.039%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 529 (20.58%) Azure
2 348 (13.54%) AWS
3 308 (11.98%) Office 365
4 169 (6.57%) IaaS
5 156 (6.07%) PaaS
6 150 (5.83%) SaaS
7 81 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 76 (2.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 64 (2.49%) GCP
10 49 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.70%) Mimecast
15 17 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.66%) OneDrive
16 14 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (0.51%) GitHub
17 13 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 13 (0.51%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 676 (26.29%) WAN
2 634 (24.66%) LAN
3 593 (23.06%) VPN
4 465 (18.09%) Network Security
5 458 (17.81%) DNS
6 371 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
7 367 (14.27%) Wireless
8 353 (13.73%) TCP/IP
9 273 (10.62%) BGP
10 252 (9.80%) DHCP
11 247 (9.61%) MPLS
12 227 (8.83%) OSPF
13 217 (8.44%) Internet
14 216 (8.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 207 (8.05%) VoIP
16 189 (7.35%) VLAN
17 156 (6.07%) SAN
18 152 (5.91%) Wi-Fi
19 124 (4.82%) WLAN
20 122 (4.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.02%) MySQL
3 32 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 25 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 25 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 21 (0.82%) Big Data
6 14 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.43%) Hadoop
7 11 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
7 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.19%) Power BI
13 5 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 43 (1.67%) JIRA
3 36 (1.40%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 16 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 16 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (0.58%) Selenium
6 15 (0.58%) SonarQube
7 14 (0.54%) GitLab
7 14 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.54%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.43%) Burp Suite
8 11 (0.43%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.39%) Subversion
9 10 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.31%) Maven
11 7 (0.27%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.19%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 345 (13.42%) Finance
2 151 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 119 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 84 (3.27%) Banking
5 48 (1.87%) Retail
6 45 (1.75%) Law
7 34 (1.32%) Legal
8 33 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.17%) Marketing
10 23 (0.89%) Billing
11 19 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.70%) Police
13 17 (0.66%) Publishing
14 15 (0.58%) Electronics
14 15 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 13 (0.51%) Local Government
16 11 (0.43%) Games
17 10 (0.39%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.35%) Advertising
19 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 820 (31.89%) Network Engineer
2 330 (12.84%) Architect
3 224 (8.71%) Security Engineer
4 223 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 191 (7.43%) Analyst
6 167 (6.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 144 (5.60%) Consultant
8 143 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 142 (5.52%) Support Engineer
10 131 (5.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 107 (4.16%) Firewall Engineer
12 102 (3.97%) Network Architect
13 91 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
14 86 (3.35%) Administrator
15 84 (3.27%) Security Architect
16 78 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
17 67 (2.61%) Network Support
18 64 (2.49%) DevOps Engineer
18 64 (2.49%) IT Engineer
19 61 (2.37%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (4.01%) Web Services
2 57 (2.22%) 802.1X
3 48 (1.87%) .NET
4 34 (1.32%) SAML
5 27 (1.05%) Middleware
6 20 (0.78%) REST
7 19 (0.74%) LAMP
7 19 (0.74%) LDAP
8 18 (0.70%) OAuth
9 15 (0.58%) Node.js
9 15 (0.58%) OpenID
10 13 (0.51%) XML
11 12 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
11 12 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 10 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
14 9 (0.35%) HTML
14 9 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 392 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 130 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 85 (3.31%) Public Cloud
4 80 (3.11%) Replication
5 74 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (2.76%) PKI
6 71 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
7 51 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 43 (1.67%) Clustering
9 38 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
10 34 (1.32%) Driving Licence
11 32 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 27 (1.05%) NHS
13 26 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 23 (0.89%) Thin Client
15 17 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 16 (0.62%) CMDB
17 15 (0.58%) Client/Server
18 14 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 774 (30.11%) Windows
2 384 (14.94%) Linux
3 365 (14.20%) Windows Server
4 157 (6.11%) Windows 10
5 156 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 155 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 114 (4.43%) Unix
8 71 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 69 (2.68%) Windows 7
10 55 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (2.06%) CentOS
12 47 (1.83%) Ubuntu
13 28 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 23 (0.89%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.86%) Debian
16 21 (0.82%) Check Point GAiA
17 18 (0.70%) Mac OS
18 16 (0.62%) Mac OS X
19 15 (0.58%) VMS
20 14 (0.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (13.26%) ITIL
2 294 (11.44%) Migration
3 271 (10.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 267 (10.39%) Information Security
5 242 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
6 212 (8.25%) Load Balancing
7 200 (7.78%) DevOps
8 190 (7.39%) SIEM
9 177 (6.88%) Network Design
10 169 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
11 166 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 159 (6.18%) Change Management
13 152 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
14 147 (5.72%) Project Delivery
15 122 (4.75%) Project Management
16 101 (3.93%) Configuration Management
17 98 (3.81%) Vulnerability Management
18 97 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
19 92 (3.58%) Network Management
20 90 (3.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 242 (9.41%) PowerShell
2 212 (8.25%) SQL
3 170 (6.61%) Python
4 85 (3.31%) Java
5 65 (2.53%) Bash Shell
6 49 (1.91%) C
7 46 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.75%) Ruby
9 26 (1.01%) Perl
10 23 (0.89%) PHP
11 20 (0.78%) Go
12 17 (0.66%) C++
13 15 (0.58%) C#
14 12 (0.47%) VB
15 10 (0.39%) Scala
15 10 (0.39%) VBScript
16 9 (0.35%) Groovy
17 8 (0.31%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.078%) TypeScript
18 2 (0.078%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 714 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
2 487 (18.94%) CCNP
3 401 (15.60%) Security Cleared
4 344 (13.38%) CCNA
5 296 (11.51%) SC Cleared
6 163 (6.34%) Degree
7 146 (5.68%) CCIE
8 133 (5.17%) CISSP
9 79 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 78 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 68 (2.64%) CCDP
12 43 (1.67%) CISM
13 39 (1.52%) MCSE
14 38 (1.48%) GIAC
15 33 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
16 29 (1.13%) CEH
16 29 (1.13%) SANS
17 28 (1.09%) JNCIP
18 26 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
19 25 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (2.99%) SLA
3 57 (2.22%) NIST
3 57 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.63%) GDPR
5 33 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 28 (1.09%) QA
6 28 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (1.05%) COBIT
8 21 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
9 15 (0.58%) PMO
10 13 (0.51%) NCSC
11 8 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 6 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.19%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.19%) NIST 800
15 4 (0.16%) RMADS
15 4 (0.16%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 492 (19.14%) Active Directory
2 290 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 106 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
5 81 (3.15%) XenApp
6 79 (3.07%) vSphere
7 71 (2.76%) XenDesktop
8 57 (2.22%) Docker
9 56 (2.18%) VMware NSX
10 49 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
12 21 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 16 (0.62%) DFS Replication
14 13 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.47%) Firmware
15 12 (0.47%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.47%) NFS
16 11 (0.43%) KVM
17 10 (0.39%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.39%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 146 (5.68%) SCCM
2 125 (4.86%) Ansible
3 108 (4.20%) FortiGate
4 101 (3.93%) Terraform
5 62 (2.41%) Puppet
6 55 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 50 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (1.91%) Nessus
9 43 (1.67%) vCenter Server
9 43 (1.67%) WSUS
10 42 (1.63%) Kubernetes
11 41 (1.59%) Nagios
12 40 (1.56%) SCOM
13 39 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
14 35 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
15 33 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
16 25 (0.97%) Consul
17 22 (0.86%) Packer
18 21 (0.82%) Backup Exec
19 20 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,226 (47.69%) Cisco
2 532 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 482 (18.75%) VMware
4 441 (17.15%) Palo Alto
5 393 (15.29%) CheckPoint
6 321 (12.49%) Juniper
7 298 (11.59%) F5
8 247 (9.61%) Citrix
9 171 (6.65%) Fortinet
10 147 (5.72%) SolarWinds
11 132 (5.13%) Meraki
12 130 (5.06%) HP
13 115 (4.47%) McAfee
14 114 (4.43%) Aruba
15 90 (3.50%) Oracle
16 86 (3.35%) Splunk
17 78 (3.03%) Blue Coat
18 72 (2.80%) Red Hat
19 71 (2.76%) Dell
20 48 (1.87%) Riverbed