Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 82 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3,096 2,722 3,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.28% 2.88% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.97% 20.97% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 1,759 2,375
England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £260 £256 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 75 87
England median hourly rate £37.55 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.42% +4.00% +14.35%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.55 £15.05
90th Percentile £111.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £28.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year +41.96% +2.75% +21.11%

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 12,400 12,978 14,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 13.73% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,502 7,983 9,124
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 680 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.35 £46.58 £46.78
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +19 1,242 £450 - 321
South East +6 690 £418 +4.38% 176
North of England +1 477 £425 +9.32% 201
Midlands 0 275 £380 -1.62% 121
North West +21 232 £425 +6.25% 113
South West +1 222 £405 +17.82% 87
East of England +10 189 £394 +6.42% 111
West Midlands -13 181 £381 -1.61% 78
Yorkshire +6 175 £425 - 78
East Midlands +23 93 £378 +1.34% 43
North East -6 71 £350 +4.09% 10
South Coast - 2 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1,321 (42.67%) Cisco
2 972 (31.40%) Windows
3 752 (24.29%) WAN
4 694 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
5 652 (21.06%) Linux
6 651 (21.03%) LAN
7 639 (20.64%) VPN
8 618 (19.96%) Microsoft
9 610 (19.70%) Active Directory
10 590 (19.06%) CheckPoint
11 577 (18.64%) VMware
12 525 (16.96%) Network Security
13 514 (16.60%) Security Cleared
14 513 (16.57%) CCNP
14 513 (16.57%) DNS
15 509 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 502 (16.21%) Windows Server
17 492 (15.89%) TCP/IP
18 473 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
19 467 (15.08%) Data Centre
20 449 (14.50%) Wireless
21 417 (13.47%) ITIL
22 400 (12.92%) Finance
23 387 (12.50%) Juniper
24 381 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
25 376 (12.14%) SC Cleared
26 367 (11.85%) BGP
27 353 (11.40%) F5
27 353 (11.40%) DevOps
28 348 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 155 (5.01%) MS Exchange
2 126 (4.07%) IIS
3 105 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 98 (3.17%) Apache
5 89 (2.87%) Skype for Business
6 67 (2.16%) OpenStack
7 63 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 60 (1.94%) Confluence
9 40 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 38 (1.23%) nginx
11 37 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
13 28 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (0.84%) Apache Spark
14 26 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.78%) JBoss
16 17 (0.55%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.45%) CMS
18 10 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
19 8 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 104 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 42 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.065%) Simulink
7 2 (0.065%) SPSS
8 1 (0.032%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.032%) HipChat
8 1 (0.032%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.16%) ION MarketView
1 5 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.13%) Magento
2 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.13%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.032%) RMDS
4 1 (0.032%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.032%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 509 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 473 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
3 312 (10.08%) Office 365
4 172 (5.56%) IaaS
5 158 (5.10%) PaaS
6 116 (3.75%) SaaS
7 75 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 72 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 61 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
10 57 (1.84%) Serverless
11 54 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
11 54 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 50 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 48 (1.55%) Amazon S3
14 38 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
15 36 (1.16%) GitHub
16 28 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
17 27 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 21 (0.68%) OneDrive
19 17 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 752 (24.29%) WAN
2 651 (21.03%) LAN
3 639 (20.64%) VPN
4 525 (16.96%) Network Security
5 513 (16.57%) DNS
6 492 (15.89%) TCP/IP
7 449 (14.50%) Wireless
8 381 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
9 367 (11.85%) BGP
10 343 (11.08%) OSPF
11 292 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 291 (9.40%) MPLS
13 254 (8.20%) DHCP
13 254 (8.20%) Internet
14 198 (6.40%) VLAN
15 196 (6.33%) VoIP
16 194 (6.27%) SSL
17 188 (6.07%) SAN
18 171 (5.52%) IPsec
19 139 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.45%) Hadoop
3 65 (2.10%) MySQL
4 61 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 59 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
7 47 (1.52%) Big Data
8 35 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 29 (0.94%) Apache Hive
10 27 (0.87%) Oracle Database
11 24 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (0.78%) Redis
12 18 (0.58%) Flink
12 18 (0.58%) Relational Database
13 17 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.55%) DB2
14 15 (0.48%) HBase
14 15 (0.48%) Power BI
15 12 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (0.39%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 185 (5.98%) Jenkins
2 151 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 86 (2.78%) JIRA
4 50 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 42 (1.36%) Maven
6 35 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 28 (0.90%) Artifactory
9 26 (0.84%) Subversion
10 23 (0.74%) GitLab
10 23 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 22 (0.71%) Selenium
11 22 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 18 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 17 (0.55%) Vagrant
14 17 (0.55%) Visual Studio
15 16 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (0.45%) Gerrit
17 13 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 400 (12.92%) Finance
2 152 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 135 (4.36%) Banking
4 94 (3.04%) Retail
5 72 (2.33%) Law
6 59 (1.91%) Legal
7 34 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.74%) Marketing
9 20 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.42%) Back Office
12 12 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.36%) Electronics
13 11 (0.36%) French Language
13 11 (0.36%) Publishing
14 10 (0.32%) Billing
15 9 (0.29%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 820 (26.49%) Network Engineer
2 346 (11.18%) Architect
3 268 (8.66%) Security Engineer
4 257 (8.30%) Analyst
5 207 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 201 (6.49%) Consultant
7 187 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 165 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 139 (4.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 139 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
10 138 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
11 134 (4.33%) Support Engineer
12 118 (3.81%) Network Architect
13 102 (3.29%) Firewall Engineer
14 93 (3.00%) Security Analyst
15 89 (2.87%) Security Architect
16 88 (2.84%) Administrator
17 71 (2.29%) Cloud Engineer
17 71 (2.29%) Project Manager
18 69 (2.23%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (3.75%) Web Services
2 98 (3.17%) Middleware
3 87 (2.81%) 802.1X
4 82 (2.65%) .NET
5 67 (2.16%) LDAP
6 48 (1.55%) SAML
7 36 (1.16%) REST
8 35 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
9 34 (1.10%) LAMP
10 32 (1.03%) JSON
11 31 (1.00%) XML
12 29 (0.94%) OAuth
13 26 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
14 24 (0.78%) Spring
15 22 (0.71%) CSS
16 21 (0.68%) OpenID
17 20 (0.65%) HTML
17 20 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
18 19 (0.61%) RESTful
19 18 (0.58%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 467 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 199 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 129 (4.17%) PKI
4 126 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 119 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 87 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
7 81 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 63 (2.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 52 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 44 (1.42%) Clustering
11 43 (1.39%) Replication
12 37 (1.20%) User Experience
13 36 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 32 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.94%) NHS
16 28 (0.90%) Driving Licence
17 27 (0.87%) Client/Server
18 24 (0.78%) Fat Client
18 24 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 24 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 972 (31.40%) Windows
2 652 (21.06%) Linux
3 502 (16.21%) Windows Server
4 290 (9.37%) Unix
5 194 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 151 (4.88%) Windows 10
7 129 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 116 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (2.87%) Windows 7
10 69 (2.23%) CentOS
11 51 (1.65%) Solaris
12 43 (1.39%) Ubuntu
13 39 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 26 (0.84%) AIX
14 26 (0.84%) Android
15 19 (0.61%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.61%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.48%) Check Point GAiA
16 15 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (13.47%) ITIL
2 353 (11.40%) DevOps
3 345 (11.14%) Migration
4 310 (10.01%) Load Balancing
5 265 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 251 (8.11%) Information Security
7 247 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
8 236 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
9 214 (6.91%) SIEM
10 186 (6.01%) Network Design
11 173 (5.59%) Change Management
12 155 (5.01%) Cybersecurity
13 152 (4.91%) Configuration Management
14 127 (4.10%) Network Management
14 127 (4.10%) Project Management
15 118 (3.81%) Vulnerability Management
16 109 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
18 106 (3.42%) High Availability
18 106 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 281 (9.08%) PowerShell
2 250 (8.07%) Python
3 238 (7.69%) SQL
4 140 (4.52%) Bash Shell
5 128 (4.13%) Perl
6 113 (3.65%) Java
7 67 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 60 (1.94%) Ruby
9 52 (1.68%) C
10 39 (1.26%) C#
11 31 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.74%) PHP
13 18 (0.58%) C++
14 16 (0.52%) Go
15 15 (0.48%) VBScript
16 12 (0.39%) Groovy
17 9 (0.29%) Scala
18 7 (0.23%) Tcl
19 6 (0.19%) JCL
19 6 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 694 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
2 514 (16.60%) Security Cleared
3 513 (16.57%) CCNP
4 376 (12.14%) SC Cleared
5 289 (9.33%) CCNA
6 179 (5.78%) CCIE
7 168 (5.43%) Degree
8 152 (4.91%) CISSP
9 110 (3.55%) DV Cleared
10 100 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 86 (2.78%) CCSE
12 74 (2.39%) CISM
13 69 (2.23%) CCSA
14 55 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
15 50 (1.61%) MCSE
16 49 (1.58%) Check Point Certification
17 45 (1.45%) CISA
18 40 (1.29%) CCDP
19 31 (1.00%) MCSA
20 28 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 66 (2.13%) GDPR
4 63 (2.03%) SLA
5 46 (1.49%) QA
6 26 (0.84%) HIPAA
6 26 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.68%) FedRAMP
8 10 (0.32%) COBIT
9 9 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
9 9 (0.29%) PMO
10 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.19%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.16%) GPG13
13 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 610 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 348 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (5.91%) Docker
4 168 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 90 (2.91%) vSphere
6 82 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 44 (1.42%) XenApp
9 39 (1.26%) XenDesktop
10 38 (1.23%) VMware NSX
11 35 (1.13%) NFS
11 35 (1.13%) ProxySG
12 31 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 31 (1.00%) XenServer
13 27 (0.87%) Xen
14 21 (0.68%) KVM
15 20 (0.65%) Firmware
16 19 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
17 18 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
18 13 (0.42%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 198 (6.40%) Ansible
2 135 (4.36%) Puppet
3 130 (4.20%) SCCM
4 124 (4.01%) Kubernetes
5 122 (3.94%) FortiGate
6 106 (3.42%) Terraform
7 93 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
8 54 (1.74%) Nagios
9 46 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
10 43 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
11 36 (1.16%) Nessus
12 35 (1.13%) SCOM
13 34 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
14 33 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
14 33 (1.07%) ZABBIX
15 31 (1.00%) BladeLogic
15 31 (1.00%) Rancher
15 31 (1.00%) vCenter Server
16 30 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
16 30 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,321 (42.67%) Cisco
2 618 (19.96%) Microsoft
3 590 (19.06%) CheckPoint
4 577 (18.64%) VMware
5 387 (12.50%) Juniper
6 353 (11.40%) F5
7 319 (10.30%) Palo Alto
8 212 (6.85%) Citrix
9 192 (6.20%) Red Hat
10 184 (5.94%) Oracle
11 174 (5.62%) HP
12 153 (4.94%) McAfee
13 145 (4.68%) Fortinet
14 138 (4.46%) SolarWinds
15 130 (4.20%) Splunk
16 121 (3.91%) Blue Coat
17 110 (3.55%) Aruba
18 97 (3.13%) IBM
19 91 (2.94%) NetApp
20 84 (2.71%) Riverbed