Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 61 64
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,776 3,112 3,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.00% 3.55% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.72% 24.16% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,731 1,980 1,886
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £238
90th Percentile £600 £571 £550
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 120
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -7.51% -8.95%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.25 £12.98
90th Percentile £47.83 £54.63 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.11% -5.26%

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 12,218 12,880 13,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.21% 14.70% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,612 7,880 8,224
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £593 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 680 771
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -25 1,111 £439 +0.29% 321
South East -13 673 £414 +6.43% 210
North of England -27 333 £413 +10.00% 189
Midlands +6 266 £425 +17.24% 112
South West +35 225 £400 +14.29% 74
West Midlands +11 186 £425 +13.33% 50
North West -19 174 £413 +3.13% 100
East of England -23 163 £350 -12.50% 99
Yorkshire -30 120 £425 +6.25% 85
East Midlands -8 75 £400 +18.52% 62
North East -14 39 £350 +6.06% 4
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,225 (44.13%) Cisco
2 875 (31.52%) Windows
3 662 (23.85%) Linux
4 642 (23.13%) WAN
5 582 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
6 563 (20.28%) VPN
7 539 (19.42%) LAN
8 526 (18.95%) VMware
9 502 (18.08%) Active Directory
10 494 (17.80%) Network Security
11 490 (17.65%) CheckPoint
12 468 (16.86%) Security Cleared
13 451 (16.25%) Microsoft
14 440 (15.85%) DNS
15 431 (15.53%) Windows Server
16 406 (14.63%) TCP/IP
16 406 (14.63%) Data Centre
17 401 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
18 397 (14.30%) CCNP
19 392 (14.12%) ITIL
20 373 (13.44%) Cisco ASA
21 366 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 355 (12.79%) Juniper
23 353 (12.72%) Finance
24 348 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
25 347 (12.50%) SC Cleared
26 342 (12.32%) DevOps
27 330 (11.89%) F5
28 327 (11.78%) Information Security
29 321 (11.56%) Wireless

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
1 162 (5.84%) MS Exchange
2 115 (4.14%) Apache
3 108 (3.89%) IIS
4 86 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 76 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 69 (2.49%) Confluence
7 68 (2.45%) SharePoint
8 57 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 52 (1.87%) nginx
10 47 (1.69%) JBoss
11 45 (1.62%) OpenStack
12 33 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
13 29 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
14 28 (1.01%) WebSphere
15 26 (0.94%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.47%) SAS
17 12 (0.43%) CICS
17 12 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
18 11 (0.40%) iPlanet
Applications
1 63 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.18%) HipChat
5 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.11%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.32%) Magento
2 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.072%) RMDS
6 2 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.036%) assyst
7 1 (0.036%) Maximo
7 1 (0.036%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.036%) Relativity
7 1 (0.036%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 401 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
2 366 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 233 (8.39%) Office 365
4 140 (5.04%) IaaS
4 140 (5.04%) PaaS
5 79 (2.85%) SaaS
6 48 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 38 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 33 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
11 30 (1.08%) Route 53
12 27 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
12 27 (0.97%) GitHub
13 23 (0.83%) npm
14 18 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.47%) Heroku
16 12 (0.43%) OneDrive
17 11 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 642 (23.13%) WAN
2 563 (20.28%) VPN
3 539 (19.42%) LAN
4 494 (17.80%) Network Security
5 440 (15.85%) DNS
6 406 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 373 (13.44%) Cisco ASA
8 321 (11.56%) Wireless
9 233 (8.39%) DHCP
10 218 (7.85%) MPLS
11 214 (7.71%) SAN
12 207 (7.46%) BGP
13 205 (7.38%) Internet
14 199 (7.17%) SSL
15 186 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 183 (6.59%) VLAN
17 178 (6.41%) OSPF
18 164 (5.91%) Intrusion Detection
19 142 (5.12%) IPsec
20 138 (4.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 99 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 71 (2.56%) MySQL
5 41 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
6 39 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.26%) Redis
8 34 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 29 (1.04%) DB2
11 28 (1.01%) NuoDB
12 27 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 24 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 20 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.68%) Big Data
15 19 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
17 16 (0.58%) Power BI
18 15 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
19 13 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 212 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 204 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 115 (4.14%) JIRA
4 89 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 73 (2.63%) Artifactory
6 70 (2.52%) Maven
7 61 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 44 (1.59%) Selenium
9 28 (1.01%) Subversion
10 25 (0.90%) Bitbucket
11 23 (0.83%) MSI
11 23 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 20 (0.72%) Cucumber
14 18 (0.65%) Metasploit
14 18 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 17 (0.61%) Ant
15 17 (0.61%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.54%) Liquibase
16 15 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 353 (12.72%) Finance
2 133 (4.79%) Banking
3 118 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.05%) Retail
5 29 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.01%) Legal
7 24 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.50%) Back Office
9 13 (0.47%) Billing
9 13 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.47%) Law
10 12 (0.43%) Local Government
11 11 (0.40%) Marketing
12 8 (0.29%) Advertising
12 8 (0.29%) International Banking
13 6 (0.22%) Electronics
13 6 (0.22%) German Language
13 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.22%) Music Industry
13 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 692 (24.93%) Network Engineer
2 411 (14.81%) Architect
3 292 (10.52%) Analyst
4 232 (8.36%) Security Engineer
5 202 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 196 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 171 (6.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 163 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 161 (5.80%) Consultant
10 141 (5.08%) Security Architect
11 131 (4.72%) Firewall Engineer
12 128 (4.61%) Network Security Engineer
13 127 (4.57%) Network Architect
14 116 (4.18%) Security Analyst
15 112 (4.03%) Support Engineer
16 90 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 83 (2.99%) Administrator
18 73 (2.63%) Security Consultant
19 65 (2.34%) Network Support
19 65 (2.34%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.77%) Web Services
2 70 (2.52%) LDAP
3 55 (1.98%) .NET
4 53 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
5 51 (1.84%) Node.js
6 48 (1.73%) JSON
7 46 (1.66%) Middleware
8 40 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
9 36 (1.30%) 802.1X
10 29 (1.04%) Spring
10 29 (1.04%) YAML
11 28 (1.01%) SAML
12 26 (0.94%) REST
13 25 (0.90%) J2EE
13 25 (0.90%) LAMP
14 24 (0.86%) LEMP Stack
15 20 (0.72%) Regular Expression
15 20 (0.72%) XML
16 17 (0.61%) Sensu
17 15 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 406 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 152 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 96 (3.46%) PKI
5 73 (2.63%) Clustering
6 66 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 59 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 53 (1.91%) Replication
9 42 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
10 41 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 38 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
11 38 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 35 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 30 (1.08%) DataPower
14 23 (0.83%) NHS
15 19 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.68%) Virtual Team
16 18 (0.65%) Mainframe
17 17 (0.61%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 875 (31.52%) Windows
2 662 (23.85%) Linux
3 431 (15.53%) Windows Server
4 296 (10.66%) Unix
5 186 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 178 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 136 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (3.57%) CentOS
9 89 (3.21%) Solaris
10 87 (3.13%) Windows 10
11 82 (2.95%) Windows 7
12 72 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 36 (1.30%) AIX
14 30 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 29 (1.04%) Windows Vista
16 22 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.72%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.54%) HPUX
19 14 (0.50%) Mac OS
20 13 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (14.12%) ITIL
2 342 (12.32%) DevOps
3 327 (11.78%) Information Security
4 307 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
5 280 (10.09%) Load Balancing
6 244 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
7 243 (8.75%) SIEM
8 241 (8.68%) Migration
9 235 (8.47%) Network Design
10 171 (6.16%) Configuration Management
11 133 (4.79%) High Availability
12 131 (4.72%) Vulnerability Management
13 129 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
14 127 (4.57%) Security Operations
15 125 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
16 122 (4.39%) Project Management
17 105 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
18 104 (3.75%) Open Source
19 103 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
20 101 (3.64%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (7.96%) PowerShell
2 220 (7.93%) SQL
3 215 (7.74%) Python
4 159 (5.73%) Java
5 133 (4.79%) Bash Shell
6 130 (4.68%) Ruby
7 112 (4.03%) Perl
8 47 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 44 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.12%) C
10 31 (1.12%) C#
11 28 (1.01%) PHP
12 17 (0.61%) Groovy
13 15 (0.54%) C++
14 14 (0.50%) VBScript
15 10 (0.36%) CQL
15 10 (0.36%) Go
16 9 (0.32%) COBOL
16 9 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 582 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
2 468 (16.86%) Security Cleared
3 397 (14.30%) CCNP
4 347 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 270 (9.73%) CCNA
6 190 (6.84%) CISSP
7 156 (5.62%) CCIE
8 149 (5.37%) Degree
9 130 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (3.53%) DV Cleared
11 91 (3.28%) CISM
12 77 (2.77%) MCSE
13 56 (2.02%) CCSE
14 54 (1.95%) CCSA
15 43 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 38 (1.37%) GIAC
17 37 (1.33%) CEH
18 36 (1.30%) CCSP
19 33 (1.19%) CISA
20 31 (1.12%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 80 (2.88%) SLA
4 68 (2.45%) GDPR
5 57 (2.05%) QA
6 28 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (0.50%) RMADS
9 13 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 13 (0.47%) PMO
10 12 (0.43%) COBIT
10 12 (0.43%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.32%) CESG Infosec
12 7 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.25%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.22%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 4 (0.14%) GAAP
15 3 (0.11%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 502 (18.08%) Active Directory
2 348 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (5.91%) Docker
4 161 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 113 (4.07%) vSphere
6 110 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
8 51 (1.84%) XenApp
9 49 (1.77%) ProxySG
10 39 (1.40%) VMware NSX
11 35 (1.26%) XenDesktop
12 31 (1.12%) XenServer
13 27 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
14 23 (0.83%) Samba
15 18 (0.65%) iptables
15 18 (0.65%) KVM
16 15 (0.54%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.50%) NFS
17 14 (0.50%) Terminal Services
18 13 (0.47%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 191 (6.88%) Ansible
2 176 (6.34%) Puppet
3 102 (3.67%) FortiGate
4 94 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (3.24%) SCCM
6 71 (2.56%) Kubernetes
7 57 (2.05%) SCOM
7 57 (2.05%) Terraform
8 50 (1.80%) Nessus
9 47 (1.69%) Nagios
10 41 (1.48%) QRadar
11 37 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
12 35 (1.26%) WSUS
13 30 (1.08%) HAProxy
14 29 (1.04%) Kibana
14 29 (1.04%) logstash
15 26 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
16 25 (0.90%) vCenter Server
17 23 (0.83%) ZABBIX
18 22 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 1,225 (44.13%) Cisco
2 526 (18.95%) VMware
3 490 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 451 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 355 (12.79%) Juniper
6 330 (11.89%) F5
7 288 (10.37%) Citrix
8 252 (9.08%) HP
9 210 (7.56%) Oracle
10 204 (7.35%) Palo Alto
11 196 (7.06%) Red Hat
12 186 (6.70%) Fortinet
13 157 (5.66%) McAfee
14 147 (5.30%) IBM
15 133 (4.79%) SolarWinds
16 120 (4.32%) Blue Coat
17 108 (3.89%) Splunk
18 76 (2.74%) Aruba
19 67 (2.41%) NetApp
20 55 (1.98%) Dell