Period
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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 82 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,094 1,317 1,399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.98% 2.92% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.73% 25.87% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,458 903 948
10th Percentile £306 £270 £232
25th Percentile £400 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £503 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 35
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.98 £17.85
25th Percentile £20.00 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £26.25 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year +69.52% -19.23% +18.18%
75th Percentile £53.75 £50.63 £50.88
90th Percentile £60.94 £54.80 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £45.86 £24.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +91.06% -43.53% +21.43%

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 7,835 5,091 6,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.15% 11.28% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,161 3,302 3,729
10th Percentile £225 £220 £181
25th Percentile £381 £340 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -1.73%
75th Percentile £613 £531 £530
90th Percentile £700 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 233 314
10th Percentile £14.86 £12.67 £13.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate £23.91 £24.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.38% +20.00% +6.81%
75th Percentile £47.96 £50.00 £44.94
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £28.41 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.21% +17.78% +20.16%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in England.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in England

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in England.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in England over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +8 939 £528 +11.05% 227
South East -6 365 £500 +8.59% 111
North of England +11 269 £450 +12.50% 136
North West +16 157 £450 +20.00% 69
Midlands -26 143 £425 +6.25% 113
South West -3 142 £450 +12.50% 81
Yorkshire -3 97 £453 +6.47% 51
West Midlands -28 93 £450 +20.00% 68
East of England -4 90 £450 +12.50% 59
East Midlands -11 49 £388 -4.32% 44
North East +1 16 £550 +29.41% 16
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 771 (36.82%) Cisco
2 674 (32.19%) Windows
3 666 (31.81%) Azure
4 548 (26.17%) Microsoft
5 486 (23.21%) VMware
6 460 (21.97%) WAN
7 454 (21.68%) Active Directory
8 421 (20.11%) LAN
9 385 (18.39%) Linux
10 383 (18.29%) VPN
10 383 (18.29%) Network Security
11 369 (17.62%) DNS
11 369 (17.62%) Social Skills
12 341 (16.28%) Security Cleared
13 332 (15.85%) Data Centre
14 327 (15.62%) Finance
14 327 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 324 (15.47%) AWS
16 316 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
17 302 (14.42%) Microsoft 365
18 290 (13.85%) Windows Server
19 276 (13.18%) Migration
20 269 (12.85%) DevOps
21 266 (12.70%) Palo Alto
21 266 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 264 (12.61%) Wireless
23 263 (12.56%) Cybersecurity
24 262 (12.51%) SC Cleared
25 254 (12.13%) CheckPoint
26 229 (10.94%) PowerShell

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 91 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 70 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 49 (2.34%) Confluence
4 41 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 31 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.43%) IIS
7 27 (1.29%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (1.10%) Skype for Business
10 21 (1.00%) Apache
11 19 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (0.86%) nginx
13 15 (0.72%) JBoss
14 14 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.43%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.29%) Drupal
16 6 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.29%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 88 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 33 (1.58%) Sentinel
2 12 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.57%) Shopify
3 8 (0.38%) assyst
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 3 (0.14%) RMDS
5 2 (0.096%) Maximo
5 2 (0.096%) Primavera
6 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.048%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 666 (31.81%) Azure
2 324 (15.47%) AWS
3 302 (14.42%) Microsoft 365
4 146 (6.97%) IaaS
5 140 (6.69%) PaaS
6 130 (6.21%) SaaS
7 126 (6.02%) GCP
8 106 (5.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 53 (2.53%) Azure Sentinel
10 40 (1.91%) GitHub
10 40 (1.91%) OpenShift
11 39 (1.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 34 (1.62%) Azure Monitor
12 34 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.43%) Power Platform
14 29 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (1.24%) OneDrive
16 24 (1.15%) Serverless
17 22 (1.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 19 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 460 (21.97%) WAN
2 421 (20.11%) LAN
3 383 (18.29%) Network Security
3 383 (18.29%) VPN
4 369 (17.62%) DNS
5 264 (12.61%) Wireless
6 217 (10.36%) BGP
7 208 (9.93%) DHCP
8 207 (9.89%) TCP/IP
9 163 (7.78%) OSPF
10 161 (7.69%) MPLS
11 159 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
12 152 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
13 142 (6.78%) SD-WAN
14 138 (6.59%) Internet
15 134 (6.40%) VLAN
16 115 (5.49%) SSL
17 107 (5.11%) IPsec
18 93 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 87 (4.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (1.10%) MySQL
4 19 (0.91%) DB2
4 19 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 17 (0.81%) Power BI
6 16 (0.76%) Redis
7 15 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.48%) Big Data
9 10 (0.48%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.33%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.19%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 83 (3.96%) Git (software)
1 83 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 76 (3.63%) JIRA
3 37 (1.77%) Artifactory
4 36 (1.72%) Bitbucket
5 22 (1.05%) GitLab
6 17 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.67%) Subversion
7 14 (0.67%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.48%) Selenium
8 10 (0.48%) Zephyr
9 6 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.24%) Bitbucket Server
10 5 (0.24%) CircleCI
10 5 (0.24%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.19%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (0.19%) Maven
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 369 (17.62%) Social Skills
2 327 (15.62%) Finance
3 158 (7.55%) Public Sector
4 125 (5.97%) Banking
5 108 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (5.01%) Telecoms
7 67 (3.20%) Documentation Skills
8 30 (1.43%) Legal
9 26 (1.24%) Retail
10 25 (1.19%) Local Government
11 23 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
13 21 (1.00%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.00%) Investment Banking
14 20 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
15 17 (0.81%) Billing
16 16 (0.76%) Law
17 15 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
17 15 (0.72%) Marketing
18 12 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 454 (21.68%) Network Engineer
2 336 (16.05%) Architect
3 211 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 191 (9.12%) Security Engineer
5 123 (5.87%) Azure Engineer
6 110 (5.25%) Analyst
7 99 (4.73%) Support Engineer
8 90 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 87 (4.15%) Security Architect
10 79 (3.77%) Consultant
11 75 (3.58%) Project Manager
12 73 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
13 72 (3.44%) Network Architect
14 69 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
15 67 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
16 60 (2.87%) Network Security Engineer
17 59 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
18 57 (2.72%) Cisco Engineer
19 55 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
20 50 (2.39%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.10%) .NET
2 39 (1.86%) ARM Templates
3 37 (1.77%) JSON
3 37 (1.77%) SAML
4 36 (1.72%) LDAP
4 36 (1.72%) OAuth
5 33 (1.58%) REST
6 31 (1.48%) 802.1X
6 31 (1.48%) Middleware
7 26 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
8 25 (1.19%) XML
9 24 (1.15%) Web Services
10 22 (1.05%) OAuth2
11 18 (0.86%) jQuery
12 17 (0.81%) Rendezvous
13 16 (0.76%) SOAP
14 14 (0.67%) HTML
14 14 (0.67%) OpenID
14 14 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
15 13 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 332 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 93 (4.44%) PKI
3 85 (4.06%) Management Information System
4 84 (4.01%) Public Cloud
5 69 (3.30%) Private Cloud
6 59 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
7 53 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 40 (1.91%) Cloud Native
10 38 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
12 24 (1.15%) Clustering
12 24 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
13 21 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
13 21 (1.00%) NHS
13 21 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.96%) CMDB
14 20 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 19 (0.91%) CCTV
15 19 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 674 (32.19%) Windows
2 385 (18.39%) Linux
3 290 (13.85%) Windows Server
4 162 (7.74%) Unix
5 118 (5.64%) Windows 10
6 76 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (2.96%) Windows Server 2016
9 56 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 31 (1.48%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.05%) VMS
14 19 (0.91%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.91%) Mac OS
14 19 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.76%) Android
15 16 (0.76%) CentOS
16 8 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (13.18%) Migration
2 269 (12.85%) DevOps
3 266 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 263 (12.56%) Cybersecurity
5 211 (10.08%) ITIL
6 209 (9.98%) Agile
7 204 (9.74%) Load Balancing
8 191 (9.12%) SIEM
9 147 (7.02%) CI/CD
10 142 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
11 125 (5.97%) Network Design
12 124 (5.92%) Project Management
13 119 (5.68%) Information Security
14 114 (5.44%) Data Loss Prevention
15 112 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
16 111 (5.30%) Project Delivery
17 110 (5.25%) Change Management
18 102 (4.87%) Application Security
19 98 (4.68%) Network Management
20 95 (4.54%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (10.94%) PowerShell
2 200 (9.55%) SQL
3 187 (8.93%) Python
4 88 (4.20%) Bash
5 58 (2.77%) Java
6 51 (2.44%) Perl
7 39 (1.86%) C
8 35 (1.67%) JavaScript
9 33 (1.58%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.53%) C#
11 25 (1.19%) Groovy
12 21 (1.00%) PHP
13 20 (0.96%) Ruby
14 13 (0.62%) Go
14 13 (0.62%) VBScript
15 11 (0.53%) C++
16 4 (0.19%) Korn
16 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.096%) Scala
17 2 (0.096%) VB
Qualifications
1 341 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 316 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
3 262 (12.51%) SC Cleared
4 181 (8.64%) CCNP
5 123 (5.87%) CCNA
6 106 (5.06%) CISSP
7 99 (4.73%) Degree
8 75 (3.58%) CCIE
9 62 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 62 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (1.67%) CISM
11 33 (1.58%) MCSE
12 29 (1.38%) CCDP
13 26 (1.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 26 (1.24%) CEH
14 21 (1.00%) GIAC
15 19 (0.91%) CCSP
15 19 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.86%) CISA
16 18 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (2.63%) GDPR
3 53 (2.53%) SLA
4 49 (2.34%) NIST
5 36 (1.72%) PCI DSS
6 29 (1.38%) QA
7 17 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (0.76%) JSP 440
9 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (0.72%) NCSC
9 15 (0.72%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.33%) Accessibility
11 6 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.29%) GxP
11 6 (0.29%) SOC 2
12 5 (0.24%) COBIT
13 4 (0.19%) DICOM
14 3 (0.14%) HL7
14 3 (0.14%) PSD2
14 3 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 454 (21.68%) Active Directory
2 327 (15.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (6.16%) Hyper-V
4 114 (5.44%) Docker
5 86 (4.11%) vSphere
6 63 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (2.72%) VMware NSX
8 53 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
9 42 (2.01%) XenApp
10 40 (1.91%) vCloud
10 40 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 26 (1.24%) XenDesktop
13 25 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 20 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
15 17 (0.81%) NFS
16 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.33%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 199 (9.50%) Ansible
2 176 (8.40%) Terraform
3 139 (6.64%) Kubernetes
4 130 (6.21%) FortiGate
5 123 (5.87%) SCCM
6 83 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
7 72 (3.44%) Puppet
8 38 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (1.77%) vCenter Server
10 35 (1.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 32 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (1.48%) WSUS
13 30 (1.43%) Grafana
14 22 (1.05%) Istio
14 22 (1.05%) Nagios
15 21 (1.00%) CASB
16 20 (0.96%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
18 17 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
18 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 771 (36.82%) Cisco
2 548 (26.17%) Microsoft
3 486 (23.21%) VMware
4 266 (12.70%) Palo Alto
5 254 (12.13%) CheckPoint
6 196 (9.36%) F5
7 177 (8.45%) Citrix
8 175 (8.36%) Juniper
9 156 (7.45%) Fortinet
10 123 (5.87%) HP
11 114 (5.44%) Oracle
12 96 (4.58%) Meraki
13 95 (4.54%) Red Hat
14 91 (4.35%) Aruba
15 90 (4.30%) Google
16 88 (4.20%) SolarWinds
17 87 (4.15%) Splunk
18 63 (3.01%) McAfee
19 60 (2.87%) Dell
20 51 (2.44%) IBM