Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 54 62
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2668 3790 3302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.92% 3.84% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.98% 24.60% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 2468 2085
England median daily rate £410 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.81% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 81 121
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.60 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.42% +28.22% -4.33%
10th Percentile £13.11 £16.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £29.13 £28.75 £21.53
% change year-on-year +1.33% +33.57% -4.33%

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 12718 15406 14656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.94% 15.61% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7785 9468 8502
England median daily rate £405 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 750 962
England median hourly rate £18.50 £23.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +16.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -42 1051 £450 - 200
South East -11 655 £415 +3.75% 89
North of England -8 390 £375 -6.25% 80
Midlands -2 235 £388 +6.90% 47
South West -22 187 £355 -2.74% 23
North West -15 163 £394 -5.41% 40
West Midlands +1 162 £388 +5.80% 28
Yorkshire -12 152 £420 - 32
East of England -36 149 £375 +10.29% 23
North East +17 75 £330 - 8
East Midlands -11 71 £400 +14.29% 19
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1245 (46.66%) Cisco
2 859 (32.20%) Windows
3 716 (26.84%) Linux
4 671 (25.15%) WAN
5 631 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
6 624 (23.39%) LAN
7 588 (22.04%) VMware
8 557 (20.88%) VPN
9 497 (18.63%) Active Directory
10 492 (18.44%) CheckPoint
11 486 (18.22%) Microsoft
12 483 (18.10%) DNS
13 482 (18.07%) Network Security
14 480 (17.99%) TCP/IP
15 468 (17.54%) Security Cleared
16 455 (17.05%) Windows Server
17 445 (16.68%) CCNP
18 432 (16.19%) Data Centre
19 392 (14.69%) ITIL
20 379 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
21 377 (14.13%) F5
22 368 (13.79%) Unix
23 365 (13.68%) Finance
24 361 (13.53%) Juniper
25 357 (13.38%) SC Cleared
26 348 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
27 341 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
28 312 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
28 312 (11.69%) Load Balancing
29 303 (11.36%) Wireless

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
1 180 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 175 (6.56%) Apache
3 132 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 116 (4.35%) IIS
5 90 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 87 (3.26%) JBoss
7 72 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 63 (2.36%) SharePoint
9 56 (2.10%) Oracle Application Server
10 53 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
11 51 (1.91%) iPlanet
11 51 (1.91%) nginx
12 41 (1.54%) OpenStack
13 34 (1.27%) WebSphere
14 27 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (0.67%) Confluence
16 14 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
17 13 (0.49%) MQSeries
17 13 (0.49%) SAS
18 12 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 73 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.26%) SmartSuite
7 5 (0.19%) HipChat
8 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.075%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.11%) Maximo
5 2 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.075%) RMDS
5 2 (0.075%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.037%) assyst
6 1 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Business One
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
Cloud Services
1 341 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (7.46%) Office 365
4 126 (4.72%) IaaS
5 113 (4.24%) PaaS
6 62 (2.32%) SaaS
7 33 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 28 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (0.60%) Route 53
13 14 (0.52%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.45%) Akamai
14 12 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.45%) OpenShift
15 10 (0.37%) GitHub
16 9 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 671 (25.15%) WAN
2 624 (23.39%) LAN
3 557 (20.88%) VPN
4 483 (18.10%) DNS
5 482 (18.07%) Network Security
6 480 (17.99%) TCP/IP
7 379 (14.21%) Cisco ASA
8 303 (11.36%) Wireless
9 271 (10.16%) SAN
10 259 (9.71%) MPLS
11 247 (9.26%) DHCP
12 235 (8.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 231 (8.66%) BGP
14 196 (7.35%) VoIP
15 191 (7.16%) VLAN
16 187 (7.01%) OSPF
17 177 (6.63%) SSL
18 164 (6.15%) Internet
19 149 (5.58%) IPsec
20 123 (4.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (2.59%) Oracle Database
4 65 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 57 (2.14%) MySQL
6 34 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 26 (0.97%) Big Data
8 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (0.86%) NoSQL
9 23 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.49%) Redis
15 10 (0.37%) DB2
15 10 (0.37%) Power BI
16 9 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 118 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 114 (4.27%) Jenkins
3 59 (2.21%) Artifactory
4 46 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 40 (1.50%) JIRA
6 30 (1.12%) Maven
7 26 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 25 (0.94%) Metasploit
9 22 (0.82%) Visual Studio
10 20 (0.75%) MSI
10 20 (0.75%) Subversion
11 15 (0.56%) Selenium
12 14 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.49%) Zephyr
14 12 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.34%) Ant
16 8 (0.30%) IBM UrbanCode
16 8 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
17 7 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 365 (13.68%) Finance
2 146 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 131 (4.91%) Banking
4 56 (2.10%) Retail
5 46 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.39%) Marketing
7 28 (1.05%) Electronics
8 25 (0.94%) Legal
9 24 (0.90%) Law
10 23 (0.86%) Back Office
11 19 (0.71%) Billing
12 17 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.34%) German Language
17 8 (0.30%) French Language
18 6 (0.22%) Local Government
18 6 (0.22%) Publishing
19 4 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 664 (24.89%) Network Engineer
2 296 (11.09%) Architect
3 290 (10.87%) Analyst
4 213 (7.98%) Cisco Engineer
5 195 (7.31%) Security Engineer
6 192 (7.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 162 (6.07%) Consultant
8 150 (5.62%) Security Analyst
9 140 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 134 (5.02%) Administrator
11 127 (4.76%) Support Engineer
12 119 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
13 117 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
14 113 (4.24%) Firewall Engineer
15 91 (3.41%) Network Architect
16 90 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
17 84 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
18 82 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
18 82 (3.07%) Security Consultant
19 79 (2.96%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.07%) Web Services
2 72 (2.70%) .NET
3 70 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
4 68 (2.55%) J2EE
5 56 (2.10%) 802.1X
6 50 (1.87%) Middleware
7 40 (1.50%) XML
8 35 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
9 31 (1.16%) HTML
10 29 (1.09%) Node.js
11 27 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
12 25 (0.94%) SOAP
13 24 (0.90%) CSS
14 23 (0.86%) Sensu
15 21 (0.79%) JSON
16 19 (0.71%) SAML
17 18 (0.67%) LAMP
18 16 (0.60%) Ajax
19 15 (0.56%) Java EE
19 15 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 432 (16.19%) Data Centre
2 139 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (4.72%) Clustering
4 121 (4.54%) Management Information System
5 94 (3.52%) PKI
6 69 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 59 (2.21%) Public Cloud
8 42 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 40 (1.50%) Replication
10 34 (1.27%) Private Cloud
11 28 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
12 26 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
13 25 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 25 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 24 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 24 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
15 23 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 22 (0.82%) BYOD
17 21 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 859 (32.20%) Windows
2 716 (26.84%) Linux
3 455 (17.05%) Windows Server
4 368 (13.79%) Unix
5 193 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 176 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (5.13%) Solaris
8 132 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 112 (4.20%) AIX
10 80 (3.00%) Windows 7
11 73 (2.74%) CentOS
12 66 (2.47%) SUSE
13 65 (2.44%) Windows 10
14 64 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 56 (2.10%) HPUX
16 40 (1.50%) Ubuntu
17 28 (1.05%) Windows Vista
18 24 (0.90%) Windows XP
19 21 (0.79%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (14.69%) ITIL
2 312 (11.69%) Load Balancing
3 284 (10.64%) Information Security
4 247 (9.26%) DevOps
5 234 (8.77%) Migration
6 219 (8.21%) Network Design
7 201 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
8 196 (7.35%) SIEM
9 185 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
9 185 (6.93%) High Availability
10 148 (5.55%) Configuration Management
11 124 (4.65%) Change Management
12 122 (4.57%) Network Management
13 112 (4.20%) Open Source
14 110 (4.12%) Vulnerability Management
15 101 (3.79%) Project Management
16 96 (3.60%) Service Delivery
17 94 (3.52%) Change Control
18 91 (3.41%) Penetration Testing
18 91 (3.41%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 266 (9.97%) SQL
2 202 (7.57%) Python
3 176 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 170 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 151 (5.66%) Perl
6 137 (5.13%) Java
7 74 (2.77%) Ruby
8 50 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 43 (1.61%) C
10 38 (1.42%) Korn
11 37 (1.39%) JavaScript
12 28 (1.05%) C#
13 24 (0.90%) PHP
14 17 (0.64%) C-shell
15 16 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 16 (0.60%) VB
16 13 (0.49%) VBScript
17 11 (0.41%) C++
17 11 (0.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 9 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 631 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
2 468 (17.54%) Security Cleared
3 445 (16.68%) CCNP
4 357 (13.38%) SC Cleared
5 248 (9.30%) CCNA
6 188 (7.05%) CCIE
7 177 (6.63%) CISSP
8 155 (5.81%) Degree
9 98 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 84 (3.15%) CISM
11 69 (2.59%) DV Cleared
12 67 (2.51%) CCSE
13 63 (2.36%) MCSE
14 55 (2.06%) CCSA
15 45 (1.69%) JNCIA
16 43 (1.61%) CCDP
17 41 (1.54%) SANS
18 32 (1.20%) CCSP
19 31 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 30 (1.12%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 75 (2.81%) SLA
4 55 (2.06%) QA
5 37 (1.39%) GDPR
6 19 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.56%) PMO
7 15 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.52%) COBIT
9 13 (0.49%) RMADS
10 10 (0.37%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.26%) AS 2805
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 8583
12 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.15%) GAMP
13 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.11%) GPG13
14 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
System Software
1 497 (18.63%) Active Directory
2 348 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 124 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 108 (4.05%) vSphere
6 89 (3.34%) Docker
7 56 (2.10%) ProxySG
8 52 (1.95%) KVM
8 52 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (1.72%) XenApp
10 44 (1.65%) XenDesktop
11 37 (1.39%) XenServer
12 35 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
12 35 (1.31%) VMware NSX
13 32 (1.20%) Samba
14 30 (1.12%) iptables
14 30 (1.12%) NFS
14 30 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 18 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
16 17 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 201 (7.53%) Puppet
2 144 (5.40%) Ansible
3 109 (4.09%) SCCM
4 91 (3.41%) FortiGate
5 75 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
5 75 (2.81%) SCOM
6 60 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
7 58 (2.17%) Nagios
8 52 (1.95%) logstash
9 50 (1.87%) Nessus
10 42 (1.57%) Kibana
11 41 (1.54%) Kubernetes
12 35 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
13 33 (1.24%) QRadar
14 32 (1.20%) WSUS
15 29 (1.09%) Nmap
16 25 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
17 24 (0.90%) Grafana
17 24 (0.90%) HAProxy
17 24 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1245 (46.66%) Cisco
2 588 (22.04%) VMware
3 492 (18.44%) CheckPoint
4 486 (18.22%) Microsoft
5 377 (14.13%) F5
6 361 (13.53%) Juniper
7 278 (10.42%) Citrix
7 278 (10.42%) Oracle
8 265 (9.93%) Palo Alto
9 257 (9.63%) HP
10 245 (9.18%) Red Hat
11 169 (6.33%) Fortinet
12 167 (6.26%) SolarWinds
13 154 (5.77%) McAfee
14 138 (5.17%) Blue Coat
15 116 (4.35%) IBM
16 110 (4.12%) Splunk
17 78 (2.92%) Riverbed
18 71 (2.66%) Sun
19 66 (2.47%) Dell