Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -29 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2711 3698 3196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.86% 3.80% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 24.64% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1753 2362 2006
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £231
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £404 £400
% change year-on-year -0.93% +0.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 120
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +12.74% -4.11%
10th Percentile £13.54 £15.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +20.00% -2.44%

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 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -38 1105 £450 - 149
South East -16 639 £400 - 93
North of England -24 358 £388 +1.57% 78
Midlands +1 246 £388 +3.33% 50
South West -17 184 £350 -6.67% 29
East of England -25 174 £360 +4.35% 24
West Midlands +1 173 £388 - 26
North West -30 148 £399 -6.18% 41
Yorkshire -22 136 £425 +3.03% 27
North East +18 74 £335 +4.69% 10
East Midlands -8 71 £373 +6.43% 24
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1279 (47.18%) Cisco
2 917 (33.83%) Windows
3 740 (27.30%) Linux
4 662 (24.42%) WAN
5 615 (22.69%) VMware
6 608 (22.43%) Cisco Certification
7 597 (22.02%) LAN
8 560 (20.66%) VPN
9 535 (19.73%) Active Directory
10 509 (18.78%) CheckPoint
11 508 (18.74%) Network Security
12 499 (18.41%) Windows Server
13 488 (18.00%) Microsoft
14 481 (17.74%) DNS
15 459 (16.93%) Security Cleared
16 458 (16.89%) TCP/IP
17 425 (15.68%) Data Centre
18 410 (15.12%) CCNP
19 389 (14.35%) ITIL
20 385 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
21 373 (13.76%) Finance
22 370 (13.65%) VMware Infrastructure
23 369 (13.61%) Juniper
24 368 (13.57%) F5
25 365 (13.46%) Unix
26 356 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
27 346 (12.76%) SC Cleared
28 324 (11.95%) Wireless
29 317 (11.69%) Citrix
30 311 (11.47%) Load Balancing

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
1 196 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 166 (6.12%) Apache
3 131 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 112 (4.13%) IIS
5 84 (3.10%) JBoss
5 84 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 82 (3.02%) Skype for Business
7 69 (2.55%) SharePoint
8 68 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 61 (2.25%) nginx
10 49 (1.81%) Oracle Application Server
11 44 (1.62%) iPlanet
12 39 (1.44%) OpenStack
13 35 (1.29%) WebSphere
14 32 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 26 (0.96%) Confluence
16 22 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
17 15 (0.55%) MQSeries
17 15 (0.55%) SAS
18 13 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 66 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.26%) SmartSuite
7 5 (0.18%) HipChat
8 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.074%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Maximo
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.074%) RMDS
5 2 (0.074%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.037%) assyst
6 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.037%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.037%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.037%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.037%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.037%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.037%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 356 (13.13%) Amazon AWS
2 301 (11.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 209 (7.71%) Office 365
4 121 (4.46%) IaaS
5 110 (4.06%) PaaS
6 65 (2.40%) SaaS
7 38 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
10 25 (0.92%) Route 53
11 22 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.77%) OpenShift
13 18 (0.66%) GitHub
14 16 (0.59%) Mimecast
15 14 (0.52%) Akamai
15 14 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.44%) npm
17 10 (0.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 662 (24.42%) WAN
2 597 (22.02%) LAN
3 560 (20.66%) VPN
4 508 (18.74%) Network Security
5 481 (17.74%) DNS
6 458 (16.89%) TCP/IP
7 385 (14.20%) Cisco ASA
8 324 (11.95%) Wireless
9 290 (10.70%) SAN
10 263 (9.70%) DHCP
11 234 (8.63%) MPLS
12 218 (8.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 208 (7.67%) SSL
14 198 (7.30%) BGP
15 194 (7.16%) VoIP
16 183 (6.75%) VLAN
17 180 (6.64%) Internet
18 167 (6.16%) OSPF
19 145 (5.35%) IPsec
20 112 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 66 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 63 (2.32%) MySQL
5 61 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (1.14%) NoSQL
9 28 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.00%) Big Data
11 26 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (0.74%) DB2
14 17 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 16 (0.59%) Redis
15 16 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (0.55%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
18 12 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 137 (5.05%) Jenkins
2 134 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 77 (2.84%) Artifactory
4 65 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 59 (2.18%) JIRA
6 35 (1.29%) Maven
7 28 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 24 (0.89%) Metasploit
9 23 (0.85%) Selenium
9 23 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.77%) Subversion
11 19 (0.70%) MSI
12 18 (0.66%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (0.52%) Visual Studio
14 13 (0.48%) Zephyr
15 10 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.37%) webpack
16 9 (0.33%) Ant
17 8 (0.30%) JMeter
General
1 373 (13.76%) Finance
2 142 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 136 (5.02%) Banking
4 63 (2.32%) Retail
5 43 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.14%) Marketing
7 25 (0.92%) Electronics
7 25 (0.92%) Law
8 20 (0.74%) Back Office
8 20 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.70%) Billing
9 19 (0.70%) Legal
10 12 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.37%) German Language
12 9 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.30%) French Language
13 8 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.22%) Local Government
14 6 (0.22%) Publishing
15 4 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 701 (25.86%) Network Engineer
2 299 (11.03%) Architect
3 296 (10.92%) Analyst
4 225 (8.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 207 (7.64%) Security Engineer
6 201 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 166 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 154 (5.68%) Consultant
9 136 (5.02%) Support Engineer
10 134 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 128 (4.72%) Security Analyst
12 125 (4.61%) Firewall Engineer
13 123 (4.54%) Administrator
13 123 (4.54%) Network Security Engineer
14 93 (3.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 85 (3.14%) Network Architect
16 84 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
17 80 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
18 78 (2.88%) Security Consultant
19 75 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.84%) Web Services
2 73 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
3 60 (2.21%) J2EE
4 58 (2.14%) .NET
5 47 (1.73%) Middleware
6 44 (1.62%) 802.1X
7 34 (1.25%) Node.js
8 30 (1.11%) XML
9 27 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
10 25 (0.92%) SOAP
11 24 (0.89%) HTML
11 24 (0.89%) JSON
12 23 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
12 23 (0.85%) Regular Expression
13 22 (0.81%) SAML
13 22 (0.81%) Spring
14 18 (0.66%) Sensu
15 17 (0.63%) CSS
16 16 (0.59%) Kafka
16 16 (0.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 425 (15.68%) Data Centre
2 139 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 118 (4.35%) Clustering
5 92 (3.39%) PKI
6 68 (2.51%) Public Cloud
7 62 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 56 (2.07%) Replication
9 35 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 34 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 30 (1.11%) DataPower
13 29 (1.07%) Mainframe
14 28 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
14 28 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
15 25 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
16 24 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.77%) Cyber Attack
18 20 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 917 (33.83%) Windows
2 740 (27.30%) Linux
3 499 (18.41%) Windows Server
4 365 (13.46%) Unix
5 215 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 194 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (4.35%) Solaris
9 94 (3.47%) AIX
10 89 (3.28%) Windows 7
11 78 (2.88%) CentOS
12 77 (2.84%) Windows 10
13 68 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 57 (2.10%) SUSE
15 50 (1.84%) HPUX
16 40 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 26 (0.96%) Windows 8
18 25 (0.92%) Windows Vista
19 23 (0.85%) Windows XP
20 14 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (14.35%) ITIL
2 311 (11.47%) Load Balancing
3 277 (10.22%) Information Security
4 272 (10.03%) DevOps
5 221 (8.15%) Migration
6 214 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
7 210 (7.75%) Network Design
8 204 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
9 183 (6.75%) SIEM
10 166 (6.12%) High Availability
11 151 (5.57%) Configuration Management
12 126 (4.65%) Network Management
13 124 (4.57%) Open Source
14 111 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
15 110 (4.06%) Change Management
16 108 (3.98%) Vulnerability Management
17 101 (3.73%) Service Delivery
18 97 (3.58%) Project Management
19 92 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
19 92 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (9.70%) SQL
2 209 (7.71%) Python
3 191 (7.05%) PowerShell
4 183 (6.75%) Bash Shell
5 151 (5.57%) Perl
6 144 (5.31%) Java
7 93 (3.43%) Ruby
8 52 (1.92%) Shell Script
9 40 (1.48%) Korn
10 39 (1.44%) JavaScript
11 38 (1.40%) C
12 23 (0.85%) C#
13 20 (0.74%) PHP
14 18 (0.66%) C-shell
15 16 (0.59%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.59%) VB
16 13 (0.48%) Go
16 13 (0.48%) VBScript
17 11 (0.41%) C++
17 11 (0.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 608 (22.43%) Cisco Certification
2 459 (16.93%) Security Cleared
3 410 (15.12%) CCNP
4 346 (12.76%) SC Cleared
5 258 (9.52%) CCNA
6 172 (6.34%) CCIE
7 162 (5.98%) CISSP
8 150 (5.53%) Degree
9 102 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (3.14%) CISM
11 71 (2.62%) DV Cleared
12 66 (2.43%) CCSE
13 60 (2.21%) CCSA
14 57 (2.10%) MCSE
15 37 (1.36%) JNCIA
16 36 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (1.25%) SANS
18 33 (1.22%) CEH
19 32 (1.18%) CCSP
20 30 (1.11%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (2.95%) PCI DSS
3 73 (2.69%) SLA
4 52 (1.92%) QA
5 37 (1.36%) GDPR
6 18 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.55%) COBIT
7 15 (0.55%) PMO
7 15 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.48%) NIST 800
9 12 (0.44%) RMADS
10 7 (0.26%) AS 2805
10 7 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.26%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.15%) GAMP
13 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.074%) GCP
14 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 535 (19.73%) Active Directory
2 370 (13.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 129 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 122 (4.50%) vSphere
6 97 (3.58%) Docker
7 61 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (1.92%) ProxySG
9 51 (1.88%) XenApp
10 47 (1.73%) XenDesktop
11 44 (1.62%) KVM
12 42 (1.55%) XenServer
13 38 (1.40%) Samba
14 36 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 33 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
16 32 (1.18%) NFS
17 24 (0.89%) iptables
18 22 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 17 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
20 14 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 189 (6.97%) Puppet
2 155 (5.72%) Ansible
3 120 (4.43%) SCCM
4 92 (3.39%) FortiGate
5 76 (2.80%) SCOM
6 73 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
7 55 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
7 55 (2.03%) Nagios
8 51 (1.88%) Nessus
9 50 (1.84%) logstash
10 47 (1.73%) Kubernetes
11 46 (1.70%) Kibana
12 38 (1.40%) WSUS
13 35 (1.29%) QRadar
14 32 (1.18%) Terraform
15 29 (1.07%) Nmap
16 28 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
16 28 (1.03%) vCenter Server
17 23 (0.85%) Grafana
17 23 (0.85%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1279 (47.18%) Cisco
2 615 (22.69%) VMware
3 509 (18.78%) CheckPoint
4 488 (18.00%) Microsoft
5 369 (13.61%) Juniper
6 368 (13.57%) F5
7 317 (11.69%) Citrix
8 285 (10.51%) HP
9 276 (10.18%) Oracle
10 239 (8.82%) Palo Alto
11 233 (8.59%) Red Hat
12 176 (6.49%) Fortinet
13 168 (6.20%) SolarWinds
14 158 (5.83%) McAfee
15 147 (5.42%) Blue Coat
16 130 (4.80%) IBM
17 112 (4.13%) Splunk
18 79 (2.91%) Dell
19 74 (2.73%) NetApp
20 62 (2.29%) Riverbed