Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 78 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 -20 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,926 2,692 3,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.10% 3.05% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.27% 22.16% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 1,787 2,385
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 82 94
England median hourly rate £33.50 £24.61 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.12% +7.00% -3.16%
10th Percentile £14.71 £14.63 £13.25
90th Percentile £55.37 £52.40 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year +27.27% +0.92% +14.74%

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 12,573 12,146 15,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.75% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,759 7,323 9,591
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 698 683
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.23
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +7 1,252 £450 - 297
South East -7 656 £425 +3.66% 156
North of England -12 374 £425 +9.68% 151
Midlands +11 278 £403 +3.87% 103
North West +7 216 £425 +8.28% 74
South West +2 197 £400 +6.67% 55
West Midlands +2 180 £403 +3.87% 69
East of England +12 166 £400 +6.67% 75
Yorkshire -29 128 £425 +1.19% 62
East Midlands +21 97 £380 -6.46% 34
North East -23 34 £380 +12.59% 15
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,314 (44.91%) Cisco
2 921 (31.48%) Windows
3 684 (23.38%) WAN
4 660 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
5 645 (22.04%) Linux
6 605 (20.68%) LAN
7 591 (20.20%) Security Cleared
8 574 (19.62%) VPN
9 538 (18.39%) VMware
10 532 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 531 (18.15%) Active Directory
12 522 (17.84%) DNS
13 516 (17.63%) Network Security
14 491 (16.78%) Data Centre
15 487 (16.64%) CCNP
16 477 (16.30%) CheckPoint
17 471 (16.10%) ITIL
18 452 (15.45%) TCP/IP
19 432 (14.76%) SC Cleared
20 420 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
21 416 (14.22%) Finance
22 415 (14.18%) Windows Server
23 409 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
24 407 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
25 382 (13.06%) Wireless
26 368 (12.58%) Juniper
27 342 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
28 337 (11.52%) Migration
29 325 (11.11%) F5
30 320 (10.94%) Load Balancing

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
1 144 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 100 (3.42%) IIS
3 87 (2.97%) Apache
4 86 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 81 (2.77%) nginx
6 70 (2.39%) SharePoint
7 48 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 44 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.33%) OpenStack
10 37 (1.26%) Confluence
11 33 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 28 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 10 (0.34%) CMS
16 10 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.31%) JBoss
17 9 (0.31%) SAS
18 6 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 100 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 28 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.068%) Simulink
7 1 (0.034%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.31%) RMDS
2 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.068%) Magento
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.034%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.034%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.034%) Relativity
7 1 (0.034%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 420 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 407 (13.91%) Amazon AWS
3 266 (9.09%) Office 365
4 103 (3.52%) IaaS
5 99 (3.38%) PaaS
6 75 (2.56%) SaaS
7 51 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 42 (1.44%) GitHub
9 35 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 33 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
13 29 (0.99%) Serverless
14 28 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
15 24 (0.82%) OpenShift
16 19 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
17 18 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
18 14 (0.48%) Route 53
19 11 (0.38%) Amazon S3
19 11 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 684 (23.38%) WAN
2 605 (20.68%) LAN
3 574 (19.62%) VPN
4 522 (17.84%) DNS
5 516 (17.63%) Network Security
6 452 (15.45%) TCP/IP
7 409 (13.98%) Cisco ASA
8 382 (13.06%) Wireless
9 290 (9.91%) BGP
10 258 (8.82%) DHCP
11 253 (8.65%) OSPF
12 245 (8.37%) MPLS
13 216 (7.38%) SSL
14 214 (7.31%) VLAN
15 208 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 205 (7.01%) SAN
17 193 (6.60%) Internet
18 156 (5.33%) IPsec
19 145 (4.96%) VoIP
20 139 (4.75%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 109 (3.73%) MySQL
3 105 (3.59%) MongoDB
4 87 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (1.33%) Big Data
6 35 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 34 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 28 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (0.68%) Oracle Database
11 19 (0.65%) DB2
12 17 (0.58%) Redis
13 14 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.48%) HBase
14 12 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.31%) NuoDB
15 9 (0.31%) Relational Database
16 8 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 183 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 156 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 80 (2.73%) Artifactory
4 66 (2.26%) JIRA
4 66 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (1.06%) Subversion
5 31 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 30 (1.03%) Maven
7 27 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 22 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 20 (0.68%) Bitbucket
10 18 (0.62%) Selenium
11 14 (0.48%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.48%) Metasploit
11 14 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.31%) Gerrit
13 8 (0.27%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.27%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.24%) MSI
14 7 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 416 (14.22%) Finance
2 132 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 123 (4.20%) Banking
4 63 (2.15%) Retail
5 39 (1.33%) Legal
6 36 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 27 (0.92%) Back Office
8 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.72%) Law
10 17 (0.58%) Marketing
11 11 (0.38%) Electronics
11 11 (0.38%) Games
11 11 (0.38%) Local Government
12 8 (0.27%) Advertising
12 8 (0.27%) French Language
12 8 (0.27%) Publishing
13 7 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.21%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.21%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 762 (26.04%) Network Engineer
2 379 (12.95%) Architect
3 267 (9.13%) Analyst
4 260 (8.89%) Security Engineer
5 213 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 193 (6.60%) Consultant
7 165 (5.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 165 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 146 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 144 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 144 (4.92%) Support Engineer
10 120 (4.10%) Network Architect
10 120 (4.10%) Security Analyst
10 120 (4.10%) Security Architect
11 100 (3.42%) Firewall Engineer
12 94 (3.21%) Administrator
13 92 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
14 72 (2.46%) Cloud Engineer
15 69 (2.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 67 (2.29%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 74 (2.53%) Web Services
3 67 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
4 60 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
5 53 (1.81%) LEMP Stack
6 47 (1.61%) Middleware
7 46 (1.57%) LDAP
8 39 (1.33%) .NET
9 35 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
10 32 (1.09%) Sensu
11 31 (1.06%) JSON
12 28 (0.96%) LAMP
13 22 (0.75%) REST
13 22 (0.75%) XML
14 21 (0.72%) Spring
15 20 (0.68%) Rendezvous
16 18 (0.62%) SAML
17 15 (0.51%) Kafka
18 14 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
19 13 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 491 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 178 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 145 (4.96%) PKI
4 123 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 92 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 86 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 78 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
8 60 (2.05%) Clustering
9 53 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 51 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
11 39 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 38 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 38 (1.30%) Replication
13 33 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 33 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 31 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
15 29 (0.99%) Fat Client
15 29 (0.99%) Thin Client
16 28 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (0.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 921 (31.48%) Windows
2 645 (22.04%) Linux
3 415 (14.18%) Windows Server
4 284 (9.71%) Unix
5 143 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (4.65%) Windows 10
8 127 (4.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 85 (2.90%) CentOS
11 67 (2.29%) Solaris
12 35 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 26 (0.89%) AIX
15 25 (0.85%) Windows XP
16 21 (0.72%) Windows 8
17 17 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
17 17 (0.58%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.58%) Windows NT
18 14 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (16.10%) ITIL
2 337 (11.52%) Migration
3 320 (10.94%) Load Balancing
4 307 (10.49%) DevOps
5 271 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
5 271 (9.26%) SIEM
6 256 (8.75%) Information Security
7 232 (7.93%) Network Design
8 228 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
9 201 (6.87%) Cybersecurity
10 176 (6.02%) Configuration Management
11 166 (5.67%) Change Management
12 147 (5.02%) Project Management
13 144 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
14 139 (4.75%) Network Management
15 124 (4.24%) Service Management
16 111 (3.79%) Incident Management
17 110 (3.76%) High Availability
18 107 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
19 104 (3.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (8.17%) Python
2 238 (8.13%) SQL
3 220 (7.52%) PowerShell
4 138 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 110 (3.76%) Perl
6 98 (3.35%) Ruby
7 83 (2.84%) Java
8 64 (2.19%) C
9 32 (1.09%) C#
10 26 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 24 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 21 (0.72%) PHP
13 13 (0.44%) Groovy
14 12 (0.41%) VBScript
15 11 (0.38%) C++
16 9 (0.31%) Go
16 9 (0.31%) VBA
17 7 (0.24%) Scala
18 3 (0.10%) AWK
19 2 (0.068%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 660 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
2 591 (20.20%) Security Cleared
3 487 (16.64%) CCNP
4 432 (14.76%) SC Cleared
5 278 (9.50%) CCNA
6 188 (6.43%) CISSP
7 176 (6.02%) Degree
8 168 (5.74%) CCIE
9 136 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 112 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 77 (2.63%) CISM
12 63 (2.15%) CCDP
13 57 (1.95%) CCSE
14 49 (1.67%) MCSE
15 47 (1.61%) MCSA
16 44 (1.50%) CCSA
17 39 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
18 35 (1.20%) JNCIS
19 34 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 31 (1.06%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 81 (2.77%) SLA
4 56 (1.91%) GDPR
5 42 (1.44%) QA
6 30 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.58%) COBIT
8 13 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (0.38%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.34%) NIST 800
10 10 (0.34%) PMO
11 8 (0.27%) RMADS
12 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.17%) TickIT
15 4 (0.14%) GPG13
15 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 531 (18.15%) Active Directory
2 342 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 167 (5.71%) Docker
5 103 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
6 85 (2.90%) vSphere
7 56 (1.91%) XenApp
8 51 (1.74%) VMware NSX
9 48 (1.64%) ProxySG
10 47 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
11 39 (1.33%) XenDesktop
12 34 (1.16%) XenServer
13 29 (0.99%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.58%) NFS
15 17 (0.58%) Xen
16 16 (0.55%) KVM
16 16 (0.55%) VirtualBox
17 14 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 161 (5.50%) Puppet
2 142 (4.85%) Ansible
3 125 (4.27%) FortiGate
4 118 (4.03%) SCCM
5 102 (3.49%) Kubernetes
6 86 (2.94%) Terraform
7 68 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
8 67 (2.29%) SCOM
9 54 (1.85%) HAProxy
10 50 (1.71%) Nessus
11 47 (1.61%) logstash
12 39 (1.33%) WSUS
13 36 (1.23%) vCenter Server
14 31 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
14 31 (1.06%) Grafana
14 31 (1.06%) Kibana
15 28 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
15 28 (0.96%) QRadar
16 27 (0.92%) Backup Exec
17 24 (0.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,314 (44.91%) Cisco
2 538 (18.39%) VMware
3 532 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 477 (16.30%) CheckPoint
5 368 (12.58%) Juniper
6 325 (11.11%) F5
7 301 (10.29%) Palo Alto
8 259 (8.85%) Citrix
9 211 (7.21%) HP
10 193 (6.60%) Oracle
11 155 (5.30%) Red Hat
12 147 (5.02%) McAfee
13 138 (4.72%) SolarWinds
14 134 (4.58%) Fortinet
15 122 (4.17%) Splunk
16 109 (3.73%) Aruba
17 97 (3.32%) Blue Coat
18 90 (3.08%) NetApp
19 82 (2.80%) IBM
20 71 (2.43%) Dell