Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 69 79
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,015 2,812 2,949
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.25% 3.38% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.46% 26.23% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 1,895 1,914
Median daily rate £450 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.45% +5.18%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £263
90th Percentile £618 £600 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 60 103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +40.79%
10th Percentile £19.63 £12.00 £14.22
90th Percentile £48.08 £57.63 £70.37
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £36.28
% change year-on-year -5.63% +2.24% +24.52%

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 4,150 10,722 12,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.28% 12.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,413 6,635 7,740
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £634 £610 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 506 699
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.41
90th Percentile £51.23 £52.50 £47.86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +3.20%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +6 429 £463 -7.50% 93
South East -1 202 £425 +6.25% 65
North of England +9 151 £400 +6.67% 64
Midlands +12 112 £500 +42.86% 38
North West +10 85 £400 +0.82% 41
West Midlands +8 84 £550 +46.67% 20
South West -16 68 £425 +2.41% 54
Yorkshire +32 59 £475 +26.67% 21
East of England -19 33 £400 -5.88% 20
East Midlands 0 27 £320 +9.40% 18
North East -15 7 £463 +54.17% 2
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 409 (40.30%) Cisco
2 321 (31.63%) Windows
3 274 (27.00%) WAN
4 235 (23.15%) Active Directory
5 231 (22.76%) Azure
6 229 (22.56%) LAN
7 226 (22.27%) VPN
8 224 (22.07%) Cisco Certification
9 223 (21.97%) Security Cleared
10 217 (21.38%) DNS
11 205 (20.20%) Linux
12 201 (19.80%) Microsoft
13 176 (17.34%) VMware
14 168 (16.55%) Network Security
15 161 (15.86%) Data Centre
16 160 (15.76%) TCP/IP
17 158 (15.57%) CCNP
18 154 (15.17%) Finance
18 154 (15.17%) AWS
19 147 (14.48%) Juniper
20 146 (14.38%) SC Cleared
21 144 (14.19%) F5
22 141 (13.89%) Migration
23 136 (13.40%) Palo Alto
24 132 (13.00%) CheckPoint
24 132 (13.00%) Office 365
25 124 (12.22%) Wireless
26 120 (11.82%) DevOps
27 119 (11.72%) BGP
28 118 (11.63%) SIEM

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 42 (4.14%) Confluence
2 35 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 26 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.18%) Apache
6 12 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.79%) IIS
8 8 (0.79%) Mule
8 8 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.39%) JBoss
13 3 (0.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 34 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.08%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.099%) assyst
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.099%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 231 (22.76%) Azure
2 154 (15.17%) AWS
3 132 (13.00%) Office 365
4 94 (9.26%) PaaS
5 84 (8.28%) SaaS
6 82 (8.08%) IaaS
7 57 (5.62%) GCP
8 31 (3.05%) GitHub
9 26 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.67%) Slack
12 16 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 14 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (1.28%) OneDrive
16 12 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (0.99%) Amazon S3
18 9 (0.89%) OpenShift
19 8 (0.79%) npm
20 6 (0.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 274 (27.00%) WAN
2 229 (22.56%) LAN
3 226 (22.27%) VPN
4 217 (21.38%) DNS
5 168 (16.55%) Network Security
6 160 (15.76%) TCP/IP
7 124 (12.22%) Wireless
8 119 (11.72%) BGP
9 113 (11.13%) OSPF
10 108 (10.64%) DHCP
11 97 (9.56%) Cisco ASA
12 91 (8.97%) Internet
13 87 (8.57%) MPLS
14 77 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 75 (7.39%) SSL
16 73 (7.19%) VLAN
17 71 (7.00%) VoIP
18 58 (5.71%) IPsec
19 56 (5.52%) SNMP
20 54 (5.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.46%) MySQL
3 15 (1.48%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 12 (1.18%) Big Data
6 11 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
9 8 (0.79%) DB2
10 7 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.59%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.39%) Redis
14 3 (0.30%) Snowflake Schema
14 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (6.50%) Jenkins
2 57 (5.62%) JIRA
3 49 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 30 (2.96%) GitLab
5 20 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.67%) Maven
7 14 (1.38%) Selenium
8 11 (1.08%) Artifactory
8 11 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.08%) JUnit
9 8 (0.79%) Mockito
9 8 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.59%) Metasploit
10 6 (0.59%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.49%) Snyk
11 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.39%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 154 (15.17%) Finance
2 58 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 53 (5.22%) Public Sector
4 49 (4.83%) Banking
5 25 (2.46%) Legal
6 24 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.67%) Electronics
8 16 (1.58%) Marketing
9 8 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.69%) French Language
11 6 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Law
12 5 (0.49%) Local Government
12 5 (0.49%) Police
12 5 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.39%) German Language
14 2 (0.20%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.20%) Retail
14 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 287 (28.28%) Network Engineer
2 125 (12.32%) Architect
3 102 (10.05%) Security Engineer
4 76 (7.49%) Analyst
5 69 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 52 (5.12%) Consultant
7 51 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 46 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
9 43 (4.24%) Network Architect
10 41 (4.04%) Cisco Engineer
10 41 (4.04%) Security Architect
11 38 (3.74%) Security Analyst
11 38 (3.74%) Senior Network Engineer
12 36 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
13 35 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 34 (3.35%) Support Engineer
15 26 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (2.36%) Developer
16 24 (2.36%) Security Specialist
17 22 (2.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (5.42%) .NET
2 32 (3.15%) SAML
3 31 (3.05%) Middleware
4 27 (2.66%) Web Services
5 26 (2.56%) REST
6 25 (2.46%) LDAP
7 16 (1.58%) 802.1X
8 14 (1.38%) Node.js
9 13 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (1.28%) RESTful
10 12 (1.18%) JSON
11 11 (1.08%) WireMock
12 10 (0.99%) OAuth
12 10 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (0.99%) SOAP
12 10 (0.99%) Velocity
13 9 (0.89%) gRPC
13 9 (0.89%) Spring
13 9 (0.89%) Spring Boot
13 9 (0.89%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 161 (15.86%) Data Centre
2 67 (6.60%) PKI
3 58 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.96%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (2.27%) Clustering
9 18 (1.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 17 (1.67%) NHS
11 14 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.28%) User Experience
12 13 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.18%) Social Media
14 11 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.99%) Private Cloud
16 9 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 321 (31.63%) Windows
2 205 (20.20%) Linux
3 111 (10.94%) Windows Server
4 72 (7.09%) Windows 10
5 64 (6.31%) Unix
5 64 (6.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 49 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.86%) CentOS
10 15 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 13 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.18%) Solaris
13 7 (0.69%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.59%) Android
15 5 (0.49%) AIX
16 4 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
16 4 (0.39%) Debian
16 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (13.89%) Migration
2 120 (11.82%) DevOps
3 118 (11.63%) SIEM
4 106 (10.44%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 89 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 82 (8.08%) Information Security
9 80 (7.88%) ITIL
9 80 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (6.31%) Network Design
11 54 (5.32%) Change Management
12 52 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (5.02%) Security Architecture
14 48 (4.73%) Vulnerability Management
15 44 (4.33%) Infrastructure as Code
16 41 (4.04%) Risk Management
16 41 (4.04%) Service Management
17 40 (3.94%) Configuration Management
17 40 (3.94%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 95 (9.36%) Python
2 91 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 73 (7.19%) Java
4 64 (6.31%) SQL
5 55 (5.42%) Bash Shell
6 35 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.96%) C
8 20 (1.97%) Go
9 19 (1.87%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.28%) C#
11 9 (0.89%) Ruby
12 8 (0.79%) ES6
12 8 (0.79%) Perl
13 7 (0.69%) C++
13 7 (0.69%) Scala
14 6 (0.59%) Groovy
14 6 (0.59%) PHP
15 4 (0.39%) VBScript
16 3 (0.30%) Clojure
17 2 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 224 (22.07%) Cisco Certification
2 223 (21.97%) Security Cleared
3 158 (15.57%) CCNP
4 146 (14.38%) SC Cleared
5 102 (10.05%) CCNA
6 77 (7.59%) CISSP
7 66 (6.50%) DV Cleared
8 58 (5.71%) CCIE
9 43 (4.24%) Degree
10 37 (3.65%) CCDP
11 27 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (2.07%) GIAC
13 19 (1.87%) JNCIA
14 18 (1.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 17 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 17 (1.67%) CISM
15 17 (1.67%) JNCIS
16 16 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (1.48%) CCSP
18 14 (1.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (3.35%) GDPR
3 23 (2.27%) SLA
4 18 (1.77%) NIST
5 17 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.99%) QA
7 8 (0.79%) NCSC
8 7 (0.69%) COBIT
9 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.30%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.20%) PMO
12 1 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.099%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.099%) HL7
12 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.099%) NIST 800
System Software
1 235 (23.15%) Active Directory
2 112 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (5.91%) Docker
4 45 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 43 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (4.24%) vSphere
6 27 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (2.56%) VMware NSX
8 25 (2.46%) XenApp
9 17 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (0.99%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.89%) NFS
12 8 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.49%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.49%) vCloud
15 4 (0.39%) GlusterFS
15 4 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (7.39%) Ansible
2 71 (7.00%) Terraform
3 61 (6.01%) Kubernetes
4 51 (5.02%) FortiGate
5 43 (4.24%) Microsoft Intune
6 41 (4.04%) Puppet
7 35 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (2.86%) SCCM
9 21 (2.07%) Grafana
10 20 (1.97%) Prometheus
11 18 (1.77%) Packer
12 17 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
13 15 (1.48%) Nessus
14 14 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.28%) vCenter Server
16 12 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 11 (1.08%) QRadar
17 11 (1.08%) WSUS
17 11 (1.08%) ZABBIX
18 10 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 409 (40.30%) Cisco
2 201 (19.80%) Microsoft
3 176 (17.34%) VMware
4 147 (14.48%) Juniper
5 144 (14.19%) F5
6 136 (13.40%) Palo Alto
7 132 (13.00%) CheckPoint
8 92 (9.06%) Splunk
9 87 (8.57%) Citrix
10 76 (7.49%) Oracle
11 73 (7.19%) Fortinet
12 58 (5.71%) Dell
13 55 (5.42%) SolarWinds
14 52 (5.12%) HP
15 42 (4.14%) Blue Coat
16 39 (3.84%) Meraki
17 33 (3.25%) Red Hat
18 29 (2.86%) CyberArk
19 26 (2.56%) SAP
19 26 (2.56%) Symantec