Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 66 62
Rank change year-on-year -12 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,835 2,866 3,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.34% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.04% 23.50% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,768 1,875 1,911
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £570 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 105
England median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -7.37%
10th Percentile £14.22 £14.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £54.63 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +44.19% -4.44% -6.01%

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 12,307 12,196 14,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.28% 14.20% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,626 7,430 8,589
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £217
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.91% +0.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 665 647
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +13.64%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -4 1,199 £450 - 336
South East -16 650 £410 +2.50% 189
North of England -31 322 £425 +12.58% 148
Midlands -2 267 £460 +22.67% 83
South West +7 219 £400 +11.58% 73
North West -18 187 £425 +13.33% 80
West Midlands +7 178 £468 +24.67% 54
East of England -2 174 £350 -6.67% 69
Yorkshire -37 111 £425 +6.25% 57
East Midlands -4 85 £418 +19.29% 29
North East +3 27 £425 +19.72% 11
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 1,249 (44.06%) Cisco
2 883 (31.15%) Windows
3 640 (22.57%) WAN
4 632 (22.29%) Linux
5 617 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
6 576 (20.32%) VPN
7 563 (19.86%) Security Cleared
8 545 (19.22%) LAN
9 526 (18.55%) Active Directory
10 524 (18.48%) VMware
11 487 (17.18%) DNS
12 478 (16.86%) CheckPoint
13 472 (16.65%) Microsoft
14 466 (16.44%) Network Security
15 442 (15.59%) TCP/IP
16 434 (15.31%) SC Cleared
16 434 (15.31%) Data Centre
17 428 (15.10%) CCNP
18 416 (14.67%) Windows Server
19 415 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
20 413 (14.57%) ITIL
20 413 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
21 393 (13.86%) Finance
22 390 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
23 381 (13.44%) DevOps
24 356 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
25 352 (12.42%) Juniper
26 345 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
27 337 (11.89%) Wireless
28 311 (10.97%) F5

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
1 167 (5.89%) MS Exchange
2 94 (3.32%) IIS
2 94 (3.32%) nginx
3 88 (3.10%) Apache
4 77 (2.72%) Skype for Business
5 68 (2.40%) Confluence
5 68 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 56 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 55 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 53 (1.87%) OpenStack
9 36 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 31 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (0.85%) JBoss
13 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.42%) SAS
16 9 (0.32%) Jetty
16 9 (0.32%) Mule ESB
16 9 (0.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 73 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.32%) Magento
3 8 (0.28%) RMDS
4 6 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.071%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.071%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.035%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.035%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 413 (14.57%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 242 (8.54%) Office 365
4 141 (4.97%) PaaS
5 139 (4.90%) IaaS
6 89 (3.14%) SaaS
7 51 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (1.80%) OpenShift
8 41 (1.45%) GitHub
9 40 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 34 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 29 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (0.95%) Route 53
13 22 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
14 20 (0.71%) npm
15 17 (0.60%) Heroku
16 16 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
17 15 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.42%) OneDrive
19 10 (0.35%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 640 (22.57%) WAN
2 576 (20.32%) VPN
3 545 (19.22%) LAN
4 487 (17.18%) DNS
5 466 (16.44%) Network Security
6 442 (15.59%) TCP/IP
7 415 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
8 337 (11.89%) Wireless
9 248 (8.75%) BGP
10 237 (8.36%) DHCP
11 230 (8.11%) Internet
12 226 (7.97%) SSL
13 217 (7.65%) OSPF
14 211 (7.44%) MPLS
15 187 (6.60%) SAN
16 186 (6.56%) VLAN
17 182 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
18 143 (5.04%) VoIP
19 138 (4.87%) IPsec
20 134 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
3 118 (4.16%) MongoDB
4 112 (3.95%) MySQL
5 38 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
5 38 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 33 (1.16%) Redis
8 27 (0.95%) Big Data
8 27 (0.95%) NuoDB
9 25 (0.88%) DB2
10 19 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 18 (0.63%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 256 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 243 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 112 (3.95%) JIRA
4 100 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
5 93 (3.28%) Artifactory
6 65 (2.29%) Maven
7 53 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 43 (1.52%) Selenium
9 32 (1.13%) Subversion
10 26 (0.92%) Vagrant
11 22 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 21 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 21 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (0.60%) Bitbucket
13 17 (0.60%) Liquibase
13 17 (0.60%) Visual Studio
14 14 (0.49%) Gerrit
14 14 (0.49%) JMeter
14 14 (0.49%) MSI
15 13 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 393 (13.86%) Finance
2 131 (4.62%) Banking
3 119 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 66 (2.33%) Retail
5 34 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.16%) Legal
7 27 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 20 (0.71%) Marketing
9 15 (0.53%) Back Office
9 15 (0.53%) Local Government
10 14 (0.49%) Electronics
11 13 (0.46%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.28%) Advertising
13 7 (0.25%) Front Office
13 7 (0.25%) Games
13 7 (0.25%) International Banking
14 6 (0.21%) Law
15 5 (0.18%) Publishing
15 5 (0.18%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 729 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 429 (15.13%) Architect
3 267 (9.42%) Analyst
4 231 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 227 (8.01%) Security Engineer
6 182 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 175 (6.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 157 (5.54%) Consultant
9 153 (5.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 149 (5.26%) Security Architect
11 138 (4.87%) Support Engineer
12 127 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
13 126 (4.44%) Security Analyst
14 124 (4.37%) Network Architect
15 122 (4.30%) Firewall Engineer
16 92 (3.25%) Administrator
17 87 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 75 (2.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 73 (2.57%) Infrastructure Architect
20 71 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
2 69 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
3 64 (2.26%) Web Services
4 56 (1.98%) LDAP
5 54 (1.90%) LEMP Stack
6 48 (1.69%) 802.1X
6 48 (1.69%) JSON
7 44 (1.55%) Node.js
8 41 (1.45%) Middleware
9 40 (1.41%) .NET
10 33 (1.16%) Sensu
11 31 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
12 28 (0.99%) LAMP
13 27 (0.95%) YAML
14 26 (0.92%) SAML
15 25 (0.88%) REST
16 22 (0.78%) Spring
17 19 (0.67%) Regular Expression
17 19 (0.67%) XML
18 17 (0.60%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 434 (15.31%) Data Centre
2 162 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.87%) Management Information System
4 78 (2.75%) PKI
5 60 (2.12%) Clustering
6 59 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 56 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
8 55 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 54 (1.90%) Public Cloud
10 44 (1.55%) Replication
11 43 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 36 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
13 32 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
15 26 (0.92%) NHS
16 25 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 25 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.71%) Cyberattack
18 19 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 883 (31.15%) Windows
2 632 (22.29%) Linux
3 416 (14.67%) Windows Server
4 295 (10.41%) Unix
5 173 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 145 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 115 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 106 (3.74%) Windows 10
9 105 (3.70%) CentOS
10 90 (3.17%) Windows 7
11 70 (2.47%) Solaris
12 56 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 22 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.74%) AIX
16 20 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 18 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.53%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (14.57%) ITIL
2 381 (13.44%) DevOps
3 356 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (10.55%) Load Balancing
5 297 (10.48%) Information Security
6 293 (10.34%) Migration
7 246 (8.68%) SIEM
8 237 (8.36%) Network Design
9 234 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
10 228 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
11 194 (6.84%) Configuration Management
12 160 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
13 139 (4.90%) Project Management
14 131 (4.62%) Change Management
15 129 (4.55%) Security Operations
16 114 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 114 (4.02%) Network Management
17 113 (3.99%) Open Source
18 107 (3.77%) High Availability
19 99 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (8.82%) Python
2 240 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 191 (6.74%) SQL
4 150 (5.29%) Ruby
5 148 (5.22%) Bash Shell
6 127 (4.48%) Java
7 119 (4.20%) Perl
8 43 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 41 (1.45%) C
10 35 (1.23%) C#
11 31 (1.09%) PHP
12 30 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.53%) VBScript
14 13 (0.46%) Groovy
15 11 (0.39%) C++
16 10 (0.35%) CQL
16 10 (0.35%) Go
17 9 (0.32%) COBOL
18 8 (0.28%) VBA
19 5 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 617 (21.76%) Cisco Certification
2 563 (19.86%) Security Cleared
3 434 (15.31%) SC Cleared
4 428 (15.10%) CCNP
5 285 (10.05%) CCNA
6 179 (6.31%) CISSP
7 149 (5.26%) CCIE
8 135 (4.76%) Degree
9 126 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 121 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 80 (2.82%) CISM
12 68 (2.40%) MCSE
13 60 (2.12%) CCDP
14 50 (1.76%) CCSA
15 46 (1.62%) CCSE
16 38 (1.34%) GIAC
16 38 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 36 (1.27%) CEH
17 36 (1.27%) CISA
18 35 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.61%) SLA
4 66 (2.33%) GDPR
4 66 (2.33%) QA
5 27 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.53%) PMO
7 13 (0.46%) COBIT
8 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.39%) NIST 800
10 10 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.32%) CESG Infosec
11 9 (0.32%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.18%) RMADS
14 5 (0.18%) TickIT
15 4 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 526 (18.55%) Active Directory
2 345 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 211 (7.44%) Docker
4 168 (5.93%) Hyper-V
5 104 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
6 102 (3.60%) vSphere
7 59 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (1.90%) XenApp
9 46 (1.62%) ProxySG
10 43 (1.52%) VMware NSX
11 36 (1.27%) XenServer
12 35 (1.23%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.67%) Xen
15 18 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.53%) NFS
17 14 (0.49%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.46%) DFS Replication
18 13 (0.46%) Samba
Systems Management
1 206 (7.27%) Ansible
2 198 (6.98%) Puppet
3 122 (4.30%) SCCM
4 113 (3.99%) FortiGate
5 100 (3.53%) Kubernetes
6 91 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
7 73 (2.57%) Terraform
8 65 (2.29%) SCOM
9 60 (2.12%) HAProxy
10 54 (1.90%) Nessus
11 46 (1.62%) logstash
12 42 (1.48%) QRadar
13 37 (1.31%) Nagios
14 35 (1.23%) Grafana
15 34 (1.20%) Kibana
16 31 (1.09%) WSUS
17 29 (1.02%) vCenter Server
18 26 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
19 22 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
20 21 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,249 (44.06%) Cisco
2 524 (18.48%) VMware
3 478 (16.86%) CheckPoint
4 472 (16.65%) Microsoft
5 352 (12.42%) Juniper
6 311 (10.97%) F5
7 269 (9.49%) Citrix
8 256 (9.03%) HP
9 238 (8.40%) Palo Alto
10 192 (6.77%) Oracle
11 180 (6.35%) Red Hat
12 174 (6.14%) Fortinet
13 146 (5.15%) McAfee
14 120 (4.23%) IBM
14 120 (4.23%) SolarWinds
15 112 (3.95%) Blue Coat
15 112 (3.95%) Splunk
16 103 (3.63%) Aruba
17 92 (3.25%) NetApp
18 80 (2.82%) Dell