Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 83 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3,052 2,712 3,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.34% 2.93% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.96% 21.75% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,017 1,718 2,102
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £263
90th Percentile £588 £588 £570
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 71
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £16.08 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.60 £47.83 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £24.75 £21.12
% change year-on-year +67.80% +17.22% -6.16%

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 11,755 12,471 13,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.87% 13.47% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,123 7,759 8,127
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 636 673
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -16.89% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.19 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -16.89% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +20 1,217 £455 +1.11% 363
South East +3 699 £403 -1.83% 236
North of England +13 483 £425 +3.66% 204
Midlands -6 258 £413 +3.13% 127
South West -21 230 £400 +6.67% 101
North West +10 225 £425 +0.59% 108
Yorkshire +23 196 £425 -3.95% 87
West Midlands -18 176 £400 -3.79% 81
East of England +5 166 £400 +12.68% 91
East Midlands +11 80 £423 +14.19% 46
North East +14 62 £355 +7.58% 9
South Coast - 2 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,282 (42.01%) Cisco
2 941 (30.83%) Windows
3 769 (25.20%) WAN
4 695 (22.77%) VPN
5 674 (22.08%) LAN
6 672 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
7 642 (21.04%) Active Directory
8 625 (20.48%) Linux
9 623 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 604 (19.79%) CheckPoint
11 591 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
12 564 (18.48%) VMware
13 543 (17.79%) Security Cleared
14 539 (17.66%) Network Security
15 513 (16.81%) DNS
16 494 (16.19%) CCNP
17 488 (15.99%) Windows Server
18 485 (15.89%) TCP/IP
19 479 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
20 461 (15.10%) Data Centre
21 415 (13.60%) SC Cleared
22 405 (13.27%) Wireless
23 402 (13.17%) Cisco ASA
24 399 (13.07%) BGP
25 370 (12.12%) ITIL
26 369 (12.09%) F5
26 369 (12.09%) DevOps
27 368 (12.06%) OSPF
27 368 (12.06%) Juniper
28 361 (11.83%) Finance

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
1 137 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 125 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 120 (3.93%) IIS
4 91 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 78 (2.56%) Apache
6 77 (2.52%) Confluence
7 64 (2.10%) OpenStack
8 52 (1.70%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.28%) nginx
10 38 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
12 30 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (0.92%) Apache Spark
14 27 (0.88%) JBoss
15 24 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (0.46%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.33%) CMS
18 10 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
18 10 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 91 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 39 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.066%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.033%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.033%) HipChat
8 1 (0.033%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.13%) Magento
4 4 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.066%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.033%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.033%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.033%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 591 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 479 (15.69%) Amazon AWS
3 331 (10.85%) Office 365
4 220 (7.21%) IaaS
5 191 (6.26%) PaaS
6 135 (4.42%) SaaS
7 84 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 77 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 64 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 63 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
11 60 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
12 55 (1.80%) Amazon S3
13 52 (1.70%) Serverless
14 50 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
15 41 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
16 34 (1.11%) GitHub
16 34 (1.11%) OpenShift
17 28 (0.92%) OneDrive
18 24 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
19 21 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 769 (25.20%) WAN
2 695 (22.77%) VPN
3 674 (22.08%) LAN
4 539 (17.66%) Network Security
5 513 (16.81%) DNS
6 485 (15.89%) TCP/IP
7 405 (13.27%) Wireless
8 402 (13.17%) Cisco ASA
9 399 (13.07%) BGP
10 368 (12.06%) OSPF
11 304 (9.96%) MPLS
12 303 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 272 (8.91%) Internet
14 243 (7.96%) DHCP
15 217 (7.11%) VoIP
16 215 (7.04%) VLAN
17 194 (6.36%) SAN
18 186 (6.09%) SSL
19 170 (5.57%) IPsec
20 160 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.42%) Hadoop
3 60 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 58 (1.90%) MySQL
5 50 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
5 50 (1.64%) Big Data
5 50 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 33 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 31 (1.02%) Apache Hive
9 26 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (0.66%) Flink
12 18 (0.59%) Redis
13 16 (0.52%) Relational Database
14 14 (0.46%) Power BI
15 13 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.39%) HBase
16 12 (0.39%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 207 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 153 (5.01%) Git (software)
3 107 (3.51%) JIRA
4 50 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 48 (1.57%) Maven
6 41 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
7 35 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 33 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 27 (0.88%) Subversion
10 26 (0.85%) GitLab
11 24 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
13 20 (0.66%) Visual Studio
14 19 (0.62%) Artifactory
15 18 (0.59%) Selenium
16 16 (0.52%) GoCD
16 16 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (0.49%) MSI
17 15 (0.49%) Vagrant
18 11 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 361 (11.83%) Finance
2 166 (5.44%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.03%) Banking
4 98 (3.21%) Retail
5 69 (2.26%) Law
6 51 (1.67%) Legal
7 37 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 26 (0.85%) Marketing
9 24 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 20 (0.66%) Electronics
10 20 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.43%) Billing
11 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 12 (0.39%) Publishing
12 12 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.29%) Advertising
15 7 (0.23%) Military
16 6 (0.20%) Back Office
16 6 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 811 (26.57%) Network Engineer
2 378 (12.39%) Architect
3 268 (8.78%) Security Engineer
4 234 (7.67%) Analyst
5 213 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 190 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 170 (5.57%) Consultant
8 151 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
9 136 (4.46%) Network Architect
9 136 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
10 134 (4.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 133 (4.36%) Network Security Engineer
11 133 (4.36%) Support Engineer
12 111 (3.64%) Firewall Engineer
13 85 (2.79%) Administrator
14 81 (2.65%) Security Analyst
15 78 (2.56%) Security Consultant
16 76 (2.49%) Security Architect
17 74 (2.42%) Azure Engineer
17 74 (2.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (4.10%) Web Services
2 90 (2.95%) .NET
3 86 (2.82%) Middleware
4 71 (2.33%) LDAP
5 69 (2.26%) 802.1X
6 48 (1.57%) SAML
7 45 (1.47%) JSON
8 39 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
9 30 (0.98%) XML
10 29 (0.95%) REST
11 25 (0.82%) LAMP
11 25 (0.82%) OAuth
12 24 (0.79%) HTML
13 23 (0.75%) CSS
14 22 (0.72%) Node.js
15 21 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (0.66%) Spark Streaming
17 19 (0.62%) YAML
18 18 (0.59%) OpenID
19 17 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 461 (15.10%) Data Centre
2 186 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 108 (3.54%) PKI
5 90 (2.95%) Public Cloud
6 79 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 65 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 61 (2.00%) Replication
9 51 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 48 (1.57%) Clustering
11 47 (1.54%) User Experience
12 40 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 29 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
13 29 (0.95%) NHS
14 27 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 25 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 23 (0.75%) Cloud Native
16 23 (0.75%) Virtual Team
17 20 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
17 20 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 941 (30.83%) Windows
2 625 (20.48%) Linux
3 488 (15.99%) Windows Server
4 252 (8.26%) Unix
5 182 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 138 (4.52%) Windows 10
7 132 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 110 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 74 (2.42%) Windows 7
10 68 (2.23%) CentOS
11 52 (1.70%) Ubuntu
12 41 (1.34%) Solaris
12 41 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (0.88%) AIX
14 24 (0.79%) Android
15 22 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 22 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (12.12%) ITIL
2 369 (12.09%) DevOps
3 346 (11.34%) Migration
4 339 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 269 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
6 267 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 248 (8.13%) Information Security
8 241 (7.90%) Problem-Solving
9 197 (6.45%) Network Design
10 186 (6.09%) SIEM
11 167 (5.47%) Cybersecurity
12 155 (5.08%) Change Management
13 141 (4.62%) Data Protection
14 135 (4.42%) Configuration Management
15 125 (4.10%) Project Management
16 124 (4.06%) Vulnerability Management
17 117 (3.83%) Kalman Filter
17 117 (3.83%) Network Management
18 116 (3.80%) Network Architecture
19 108 (3.54%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 333 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 275 (9.01%) SQL
3 269 (8.81%) Python
4 152 (4.98%) Bash Shell
5 140 (4.59%) Perl
6 105 (3.44%) Java
7 68 (2.23%) JavaScript
8 65 (2.13%) Ruby
9 45 (1.47%) C
10 32 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.02%) C#
12 17 (0.56%) PHP
13 14 (0.46%) Go
13 14 (0.46%) VBScript
14 13 (0.43%) C++
15 11 (0.36%) VB
16 6 (0.20%) Tcl
17 4 (0.13%) AWK
17 4 (0.13%) JCL
17 4 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 672 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
2 543 (17.79%) Security Cleared
3 494 (16.19%) CCNP
4 415 (13.60%) SC Cleared
5 289 (9.47%) CCNA
6 180 (5.90%) CCIE
7 163 (5.34%) Degree
8 133 (4.36%) CISSP
9 123 (4.03%) DV Cleared
10 101 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 69 (2.26%) CCSE
12 67 (2.20%) CISM
13 66 (2.16%) MCSE
14 63 (2.06%) CCSA
15 55 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
16 45 (1.47%) CISA
17 42 (1.38%) CCDP
18 34 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
19 33 (1.08%) MCSA
20 28 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 61 (2.00%) GDPR
4 46 (1.51%) QA
5 45 (1.47%) SLA
6 28 (0.92%) HIPAA
7 25 (0.82%) FedRAMP
8 21 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (0.29%) PMO
11 8 (0.26%) COBIT
11 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 7 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 7 (0.23%) RMADS
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.13%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (0.066%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 642 (21.04%) Active Directory
2 345 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (6.55%) Docker
4 158 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 94 (3.08%) vSphere
6 83 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 57 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (1.83%) XenApp
9 40 (1.31%) NFS
10 35 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 34 (1.11%) VMware NSX
12 32 (1.05%) Firmware
13 30 (0.98%) ProxySG
14 29 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
15 28 (0.92%) KVM
16 27 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
16 27 (0.88%) XenServer
17 22 (0.72%) Xen
18 17 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
19 12 (0.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 212 (6.95%) Ansible
2 142 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 138 (4.52%) Puppet
4 128 (4.19%) SCCM
5 114 (3.74%) Terraform
6 98 (3.21%) FortiGate
7 90 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
8 70 (2.29%) Nagios
9 49 (1.61%) Nessus
10 44 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
11 43 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
12 38 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
12 38 (1.25%) QRadar
13 35 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
13 35 (1.15%) ZABBIX
14 34 (1.11%) vCenter Server
15 30 (0.98%) BladeLogic
16 29 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
16 29 (0.95%) Rancher
16 29 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,282 (42.01%) Cisco
2 623 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 604 (19.79%) CheckPoint
4 564 (18.48%) VMware
5 369 (12.09%) F5
6 368 (12.06%) Juniper
7 324 (10.62%) Palo Alto
8 203 (6.65%) Citrix
9 181 (5.93%) Red Hat
10 177 (5.80%) Oracle
11 156 (5.11%) HP
12 146 (4.78%) McAfee
13 143 (4.69%) Fortinet
14 130 (4.26%) Blue Coat
15 128 (4.19%) SolarWinds
16 122 (4.00%) Splunk
17 103 (3.37%) NetApp
18 98 (3.21%) Aruba
19 88 (2.88%) Riverbed
20 87 (2.85%) Dell