Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 76 72
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,757 2,873 2,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.33% 3.16% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 23.61% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,795 1,773 1,794
England median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £245 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.05% +7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 81 79
England median hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% +48.84% -6.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £15.00 £13.70
90th Percentile £53.50 £55.00 £50.30
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £24.18
% change year-on-year +9.38% +32.34% -12.07%

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 10,474 12,171 11,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 13.40% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,488 7,491 7,128
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £209 £208 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £587
UK median daily rate £429 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 664 672
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.88% -22.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.70 £47.73 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.13% -3.79% -23.81%

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 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +2 1,120 £500 +5.26% 71
South East +4 630 £400 -5.88% 47
North of England +16 343 £400 -5.88% 53
Midlands +4 252 £370 -15.43% 25
South West -15 232 £400 - 12
East of England 0 178 £419 +11.67% 20
North West -12 162 £425 - 28
West Midlands -7 161 £375 -13.79% 16
Yorkshire +15 115 £400 -5.88% 21
East Midlands +21 90 £325 -26.14% 9
North East +60 66 £300 -52.00% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 1,245 (45.16%) Cisco
2 744 (26.99%) Windows
3 724 (26.26%) WAN
4 663 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
5 645 (23.39%) VPN
6 632 (22.92%) LAN
7 578 (20.96%) Microsoft
7 578 (20.96%) CheckPoint
8 563 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 552 (20.02%) Active Directory
10 505 (18.32%) Network Security
11 487 (17.66%) Data Centre
12 477 (17.30%) Linux
13 474 (17.19%) DNS
14 468 (16.97%) VMware
15 458 (16.61%) CCNP
16 412 (14.94%) Finance
17 411 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
18 407 (14.76%) Security Cleared
19 397 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
20 378 (13.71%) Windows Server
21 371 (13.46%) F5
22 348 (12.62%) Office 365
23 341 (12.37%) BGP
24 340 (12.33%) TCP/IP
25 337 (12.22%) ITIL
26 333 (12.08%) Palo Alto
27 319 (11.57%) CCNA
28 318 (11.53%) Juniper
29 313 (11.35%) OSPF

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
1 149 (5.40%) MS Exchange
2 104 (3.77%) IIS
3 103 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 83 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 57 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (1.12%) nginx
8 26 (0.94%) Apache
9 25 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 24 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 24 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.62%) Confluence
12 12 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.25%) WildFly
14 6 (0.22%) SAS
14 6 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 129 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.036%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.036%) Maximo
5 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.036%) Relativity
5 1 (0.036%) RMDS
5 1 (0.036%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.036%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 563 (20.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 411 (14.91%) Amazon AWS
3 348 (12.62%) Office 365
4 144 (5.22%) IaaS
5 130 (4.72%) PaaS
6 96 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 94 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 70 (2.54%) SaaS
9 63 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 60 (2.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 50 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 39 (1.41%) Amazon S3
13 38 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (1.09%) OpenShift
15 27 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
16 26 (0.94%) Serverless
17 23 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.69%) Akamai
18 19 (0.69%) OneDrive
19 16 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 724 (26.26%) WAN
2 645 (23.39%) VPN
3 632 (22.92%) LAN
4 505 (18.32%) Network Security
5 474 (17.19%) DNS
6 397 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
7 341 (12.37%) BGP
8 340 (12.33%) TCP/IP
9 313 (11.35%) OSPF
10 307 (11.14%) Wireless
11 295 (10.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 275 (9.97%) DHCP
13 247 (8.96%) MPLS
14 188 (6.82%) VLAN
15 182 (6.60%) VoIP
16 163 (5.91%) Internet
17 153 (5.55%) SAN
18 149 (5.40%) Intrusion Detection
19 140 (5.08%) Cisco IOS
19 140 (5.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.70%) MySQL
3 44 (1.60%) Big Data
4 32 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 25 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 23 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 21 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 14 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 58 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 53 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 45 (1.63%) JIRA
4 25 (0.91%) MSI
5 23 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.58%) WiX
8 15 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.33%) ProC
12 8 (0.29%) Maven
13 7 (0.25%) CF BOSH
13 7 (0.25%) GoCD
13 7 (0.25%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.18%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.18%) Burp Suite
14 5 (0.18%) SonarQube
General
1 412 (14.94%) Finance
2 162 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 95 (3.45%) Banking
4 79 (2.87%) Retail
5 53 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 45 (1.63%) Legal
7 41 (1.49%) Law
8 32 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 25 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 24 (0.87%) Marketing
11 22 (0.80%) Electronics
12 18 (0.65%) Publishing
13 16 (0.58%) Advertising
14 10 (0.36%) Billing
15 8 (0.29%) Games
15 8 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.22%) Local Government
17 5 (0.18%) French Language
17 5 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 794 (28.80%) Network Engineer
2 383 (13.89%) Architect
3 214 (7.76%) Analyst
4 200 (7.25%) Security Engineer
5 194 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 180 (6.53%) Consultant
7 133 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 133 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 126 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
9 123 (4.46%) Network Architect
9 123 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 119 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 113 (4.10%) Security Architect
12 93 (3.37%) Cloud Engineer
13 87 (3.16%) Administrator
13 87 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
14 81 (2.94%) Security Analyst
15 80 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
16 66 (2.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 65 (2.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.01%) Web Services
2 62 (2.25%) 802.1X
2 62 (2.25%) LDAP
3 49 (1.78%) .NET
4 38 (1.38%) REST
5 36 (1.31%) JSON
6 34 (1.23%) Middleware
7 31 (1.12%) YAML
8 28 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (0.69%) SOAP
9 19 (0.69%) XML
10 18 (0.65%) Spine.js
11 16 (0.58%) SAML
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
12 15 (0.54%) RESTful
12 15 (0.54%) Software Packaging
13 14 (0.51%) J2EE
14 13 (0.47%) HTML
15 12 (0.44%) Regular Expression
15 12 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 487 (17.66%) Data Centre
2 131 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 95 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 74 (2.68%) Clustering
6 70 (2.54%) PKI
7 67 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 56 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 42 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 40 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
12 35 (1.27%) Replication
13 33 (1.20%) Cyberattack
13 33 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 29 (1.05%) Driving Licence
15 28 (1.02%) NHS
16 27 (0.98%) Hedge funds
17 24 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
17 24 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
18 22 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 744 (26.99%) Windows
2 477 (17.30%) Linux
3 378 (13.71%) Windows Server
4 180 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (5.73%) Unix
6 144 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 124 (4.50%) Windows 10
8 108 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 51 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (1.41%) Ubuntu
12 34 (1.23%) CentOS
13 30 (1.09%) Solaris
14 26 (0.94%) AIX
15 24 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.80%) Android
17 20 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 17 (0.62%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.58%) Windows Vista
20 14 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (12.22%) ITIL
2 302 (10.95%) Migration
3 264 (9.58%) Load Balancing
4 238 (8.63%) DevOps
5 229 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 219 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
7 216 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
8 213 (7.73%) Information Security
9 200 (7.25%) SIEM
10 198 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
11 179 (6.49%) Network Design
12 140 (5.08%) Network Management
13 139 (5.04%) Change Management
14 136 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
15 132 (4.79%) Vulnerability Management
16 117 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
17 115 (4.17%) Incident Management
18 111 (4.03%) Network Virtualisation
19 110 (3.99%) Data Protection
20 104 (3.77%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 286 (10.37%) PowerShell
2 245 (8.89%) SQL
3 197 (7.15%) Python
4 104 (3.77%) Java
5 83 (3.01%) Bash Shell
6 67 (2.43%) Perl
7 51 (1.85%) C
8 47 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 44 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 33 (1.20%) Ruby
11 30 (1.09%) Go
12 26 (0.94%) VB
13 22 (0.80%) C#
14 18 (0.65%) C++
15 13 (0.47%) Korn
15 13 (0.47%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.40%) Groovy
17 10 (0.36%) Scala
17 10 (0.36%) VBScript
18 8 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 663 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
2 458 (16.61%) CCNP
3 407 (14.76%) Security Cleared
4 319 (11.57%) CCNA
5 302 (10.95%) SC Cleared
6 149 (5.40%) CCIE
7 143 (5.19%) Degree
8 120 (4.35%) CISSP
9 103 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 91 (3.30%) DV Cleared
11 76 (2.76%) MCSE
12 54 (1.96%) CISM
13 51 (1.85%) CCDP
13 51 (1.85%) CCSA
13 51 (1.85%) CCSE
14 47 (1.70%) MCSA
15 41 (1.49%) SANS
16 39 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 38 (1.38%) CEH
18 34 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (2.39%) GDPR
3 63 (2.29%) SLA
4 56 (2.03%) PCI DSS
5 44 (1.60%) QA
6 31 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (0.83%) NIST
8 22 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.65%) PMO
10 17 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
11 10 (0.36%) Data Quality
12 9 (0.33%) COBIT
13 8 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.25%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.15%) FedRAMP
15 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.15%) MiFID
16 3 (0.11%) GAMP
17 2 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 2 (0.073%) JSP 440
System Software
1 552 (20.02%) Active Directory
2 287 (10.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 117 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
5 99 (3.59%) Docker
6 86 (3.12%) XenApp
7 85 (3.08%) vSphere
8 57 (2.07%) VMware NSX
9 42 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (1.38%) ProxySG
11 30 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.83%) LXC
13 21 (0.76%) Firmware
13 21 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.47%) vCloud
17 12 (0.44%) KVM
17 12 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
18 11 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 164 (5.95%) SCCM
2 162 (5.88%) Ansible
3 106 (3.84%) Terraform
4 95 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 84 (3.05%) SCOM
6 81 (2.94%) Puppet
7 70 (2.54%) FortiGate
8 43 (1.56%) Nessus
9 42 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
10 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
10 36 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 35 (1.27%) QRadar
12 32 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
13 31 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
13 31 (1.12%) Packer
14 30 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
15 28 (1.02%) Nagios
15 28 (1.02%) vCenter Server
16 25 (0.91%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,245 (45.16%) Cisco
2 578 (20.96%) CheckPoint
2 578 (20.96%) Microsoft
3 468 (16.97%) VMware
4 371 (13.46%) F5
5 333 (12.08%) Palo Alto
6 318 (11.53%) Juniper
7 228 (8.27%) Citrix
8 157 (5.69%) HP
9 155 (5.62%) Fortinet
10 126 (4.57%) SolarWinds
11 119 (4.32%) Oracle
12 116 (4.21%) Red Hat
13 111 (4.03%) Blue Coat
14 99 (3.59%) Dell
15 85 (3.08%) NetApp
16 84 (3.05%) Splunk
17 81 (2.94%) Google
17 81 (2.94%) McAfee
18 72 (2.61%) Aruba