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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK / England
Rank 65 59 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1346 1569 1474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.26% 3.22% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.21% 21.90% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 923 894
Median daily rate £401 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -11.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.70 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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 6059 7164 7137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.69% 14.72% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3738 4319 3946
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 305 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 -3 548 £450 +5.88% 166
South East -8 324 £400 +6.66% 97
East of England +9 94 £375 -6.25% 33
South West -16 89 £325 -13.33% 29
North West +11 87 £400 -8.57% 47
Yorkshire -9 73 £425 +6.25% 29
West Midlands +25 65 £375 -6.25% 25
East Midlands +5 41 £310 -3.87% 19
North East -3 24 £361 +29.01% 6
Midlands +3 1 - - 1
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1484 (49.97%) Cisco
2 861 (28.99%) Windows
3 829 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
4 790 (26.60%) LAN
5 788 (26.53%) WAN
6 670 (22.56%) CheckPoint
7 666 (22.42%) VMware
8 617 (20.77%) VPN
9 604 (20.34%) Security Cleared
10 602 (20.27%) Linux
11 578 (19.46%) Network Security
12 562 (18.92%) Juniper
13 534 (17.98%) CCNP
14 517 (17.41%) SC Cleared
15 505 (17.00%) DNS
16 503 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
17 490 (16.50%) TCP/IP
18 488 (16.43%) F5
19 487 (16.40%) Active Directory
20 477 (16.06%) Microsoft
21 476 (16.03%) Data Centre
22 472 (15.89%) ITIL
23 435 (14.65%) Wireless
24 411 (13.84%) Windows Server
25 409 (13.77%) Finance
26 387 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 382 (12.86%) CCNA
28 315 (10.61%) Unix
29 307 (10.34%) MPLS
30 302 (10.17%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related 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
1 170 (5.72%) MS Exchange
2 161 (5.42%) Apache
3 125 (4.21%) IIS
4 100 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 87 (2.93%) JBoss
6 79 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 77 (2.59%) SharePoint
8 67 (2.26%) Skype for Business
9 58 (1.95%) WebLogic
10 57 (1.92%) nginx
11 36 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.88%) iPlanet
14 21 (0.71%) OpenStack
15 20 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
16 19 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
17 18 (0.61%) Confluence
18 17 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
18 17 (0.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 157 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 102 (3.43%) MS Office
3 61 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.47%) MS Project
5 11 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.034%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.034%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.034%) Magento
6 1 (0.034%) MIS ActiveH
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.034%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.034%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 270 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (3.70%) Office 365
4 82 (2.76%) IaaS
5 58 (1.95%) SaaS
6 31 (1.04%) PaaS
7 29 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.47%) GitHub
12 14 (0.47%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.34%) Akamai
15 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.20%) G Suite
16 6 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
17 5 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 790 (26.60%) LAN
2 788 (26.53%) WAN
3 617 (20.77%) VPN
4 578 (19.46%) Network Security
5 505 (17.00%) DNS
6 503 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
7 490 (16.50%) TCP/IP
8 435 (14.65%) Wireless
9 307 (10.34%) MPLS
10 271 (9.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 265 (8.92%) BGP
12 263 (8.86%) DHCP
13 249 (8.38%) OSPF
14 223 (7.51%) SSL
15 222 (7.47%) Internet
16 216 (7.27%) SAN
17 213 (7.17%) VoIP
18 197 (6.63%) VLAN
19 152 (5.12%) Intrusion Detection
20 132 (4.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 106 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 79 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 61 (2.05%) MySQL
5 44 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 32 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.01%) Hadoop
8 27 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 22 (0.74%) Big Data
11 22 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.71%) Redis
13 20 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 20 (0.67%) NoSQL
14 18 (0.61%) Relational Database
15 16 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
15 16 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 114 (3.84%) Jenkins
2 82 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.48%) JIRA
4 43 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 24 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (0.71%) Subversion
7 19 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 17 (0.57%) Gerrit
8 17 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 17 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 14 (0.47%) GitLab
10 14 (0.47%) Maven
11 13 (0.44%) Vagrant
12 12 (0.40%) MSI
13 11 (0.37%) Artifactory
13 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.24%) ClearCase
15 7 (0.24%) ClearQuest
General
1 409 (13.77%) Finance
2 146 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 128 (4.31%) Banking
4 62 (2.09%) Retail
5 46 (1.55%) Legal
6 35 (1.18%) Back Office
7 34 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 24 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 24 (0.81%) Law
9 23 (0.77%) Marketing
10 19 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.61%) Front Office
12 16 (0.54%) Local Government
13 13 (0.44%) Electronics
14 12 (0.40%) Billing
14 12 (0.40%) Military
15 10 (0.34%) Advertising
16 8 (0.27%) Games
17 7 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 866 (29.16%) Network Engineer
2 347 (11.68%) Architect
3 321 (10.81%) Analyst
4 245 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 228 (7.68%) Security Engineer
6 212 (7.14%) Consultant
7 209 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 169 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 165 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
10 162 (5.45%) Support Engineer
11 132 (4.44%) Security Analyst
12 112 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 112 (3.77%) Firewall Engineer
13 111 (3.74%) Network Architect
13 111 (3.74%) Senior Network Engineer
14 107 (3.60%) Administrator
15 95 (3.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 92 (3.10%) Network Analyst
17 88 (2.96%) Security Consultant
18 86 (2.90%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (3.37%) Web Services
2 66 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 64 (2.15%) 802.1X
4 56 (1.89%) Middleware
5 55 (1.85%) .NET
6 49 (1.65%) J2EE
7 46 (1.55%) LAMP
8 43 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
9 32 (1.08%) XML
10 30 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 28 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (0.88%) SOAP
13 23 (0.77%) CSS
14 20 (0.67%) REST
15 19 (0.64%) ASP.NET
15 19 (0.64%) LEMP Stack
16 18 (0.61%) SAML
17 17 (0.57%) HTML
18 12 (0.40%) Software Packaging
19 11 (0.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 476 (16.03%) Data Centre
2 151 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 140 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 113 (3.80%) Clustering
5 97 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 93 (3.13%) PKI
7 55 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 52 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (1.35%) Replication
9 40 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 27 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 26 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
13 23 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 23 (0.77%) NHS
14 22 (0.74%) Private Cloud
15 21 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 19 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
17 17 (0.57%) CMDB
18 15 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 861 (28.99%) Windows
2 602 (20.27%) Linux
3 411 (13.84%) Windows Server
4 315 (10.61%) Unix
5 255 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 237 (7.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 126 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 111 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (3.60%) Windows 7
10 68 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 63 (2.12%) CentOS
12 53 (1.78%) Solaris
13 37 (1.25%) AIX
13 37 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 24 (0.81%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.71%) SUSE
16 20 (0.67%) Windows XP
17 19 (0.64%) Android
17 19 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (15.89%) ITIL
2 302 (10.17%) Load Balancing
3 247 (8.32%) Migration
4 235 (7.91%) Information Security
5 233 (7.85%) Network Design
6 218 (7.34%) DevOps
7 197 (6.63%) SIEM
8 175 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
9 161 (5.42%) Project Management
10 150 (5.05%) Cybersecurity
11 142 (4.78%) Service Management
12 136 (4.58%) Network Management
13 130 (4.38%) Change Management
14 125 (4.21%) Configuration Management
15 124 (4.18%) High Availability
16 120 (4.04%) Vulnerability Management
17 118 (3.97%) Kalman Filter
18 114 (3.84%) Security Operations
19 107 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
20 103 (3.47%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (7.68%) SQL
2 209 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 171 (5.76%) Python
4 140 (4.71%) Java
5 116 (3.91%) Perl
6 107 (3.60%) Bash Shell
7 72 (2.42%) Ruby
8 53 (1.78%) VBScript
9 39 (1.31%) C
10 29 (0.98%) C#
11 26 (0.88%) JavaScript
12 25 (0.84%) PHP
12 25 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.71%) Korn
13 21 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.44%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.37%) VB
16 10 (0.34%) C++
17 4 (0.13%) Go
17 4 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 829 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 604 (20.34%) Security Cleared
3 534 (17.98%) CCNP
4 517 (17.41%) SC Cleared
5 382 (12.86%) CCNA
6 208 (7.00%) CCIE
7 188 (6.33%) CISSP
8 158 (5.32%) Degree
9 118 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 93 (3.13%) CCSA
11 92 (3.10%) CCSE
12 84 (2.83%) JNCIA
13 80 (2.69%) CCDP
14 76 (2.56%) CISM
15 71 (2.39%) SANS
16 68 (2.29%) MCSE
17 62 (2.09%) DV Cleared
18 56 (1.89%) CCSP
19 51 (1.72%) JNCIE
20 45 (1.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 126 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (2.76%) SLA
4 32 (1.08%) QA
5 21 (0.71%) COBIT
6 20 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.57%) ISO27002
8 12 (0.40%) HIPAA
9 11 (0.37%) GDPR
10 10 (0.34%) PMO
11 8 (0.27%) PA-DSS
12 7 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.20%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.20%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.13%) GPG13
14 4 (0.13%) RMADS
15 2 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 487 (16.40%) Active Directory
2 387 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 94 (3.16%) Docker
5 68 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (2.26%) vSphere
7 65 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 62 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (1.48%) XenApp
10 39 (1.31%) ProxySG
11 27 (0.91%) vCloud
12 25 (0.84%) Xen
13 22 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 20 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 19 (0.64%) Firmware
15 19 (0.64%) Terminal Services
16 18 (0.61%) NFS
16 18 (0.61%) XenServer
17 17 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 191 (6.43%) Puppet
2 145 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 110 (3.70%) Ansible
4 72 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (2.42%) SCCM
5 66 (2.22%) Nagios
6 50 (1.68%) ZABBIX
7 47 (1.58%) Kubernetes
8 45 (1.52%) SCOM
9 43 (1.45%) QRadar
10 42 (1.41%) logstash
11 41 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
12 39 (1.31%) Kibana
13 37 (1.25%) Nessus
14 33 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 33 (1.11%) Terraform
15 29 (0.98%) yum
16 25 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (0.81%) Nexpose
17 24 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1484 (49.97%) Cisco
2 670 (22.56%) CheckPoint
3 666 (22.42%) VMware
4 562 (18.92%) Juniper
5 488 (16.43%) F5
6 477 (16.06%) Microsoft
7 285 (9.60%) Palo Alto
8 277 (9.33%) Citrix
9 249 (8.38%) HP
10 203 (6.84%) Oracle
11 197 (6.63%) Fortinet
12 186 (6.26%) Blue Coat
13 169 (5.69%) Red Hat
14 127 (4.28%) Splunk
15 123 (4.14%) Aruba
16 115 (3.87%) Intel Security
17 111 (3.74%) SolarWinds
18 94 (3.16%) IBM
19 93 (3.13%) Riverbed
20 82 (2.76%) Dell
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