Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 80 58
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2,995 2,675 3,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.24% 2.97% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.38% 21.50% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,748 2,445
England median daily rate £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 78
England median hourly rate £36.28 £25.00 £27.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.10% -8.42% +26.83%
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.34 £15.69
90th Percentile £63.61 £50.00 £48.25
UK median hourly rate £37.55 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +25.17% +5.26% +31.72%

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 12,284 12,440 15,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.29% 13.81% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,495 7,598 9,450
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 667 723
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.26 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% -22.30% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +20 1,245 £470 +4.44% 299
South East -3 649 £429 +6.06% 221
North of England -9 428 £425 +11.84% 191
Midlands 0 279 £400 +3.23% 132
North West +14 222 £425 +6.38% 108
South West -7 198 £400 +6.67% 73
West Midlands 0 195 £400 +3.23% 93
East of England +12 191 £413 +10.00% 86
Yorkshire -8 158 £425 +2.41% 69
East Midlands +10 83 £338 -15.63% 39
North East -26 51 £338 +2.27% 14
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1,279 (42.70%) Cisco
2 943 (31.49%) Windows
3 709 (23.67%) WAN
4 642 (21.44%) Cisco Certification
5 638 (21.30%) Linux
6 628 (20.97%) LAN
7 595 (19.87%) VPN
8 594 (19.83%) Microsoft
9 583 (19.47%) Active Directory
9 583 (19.47%) VMware
10 573 (19.13%) Security Cleared
11 525 (17.53%) CheckPoint
12 520 (17.36%) Network Security
13 486 (16.23%) Windows Server
14 485 (16.19%) DNS
15 476 (15.89%) Data Centre
16 472 (15.76%) CCNP
17 456 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
18 450 (15.03%) TCP/IP
19 449 (14.99%) ITIL
20 421 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
21 417 (13.92%) Wireless
22 413 (13.79%) Juniper
23 406 (13.56%) Finance
24 405 (13.52%) SC Cleared
25 371 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
26 369 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
27 352 (11.75%) F5
28 332 (11.09%) Migration
29 317 (10.58%) BGP

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
1 138 (4.61%) MS Exchange
2 129 (4.31%) IIS
3 100 (3.34%) Apache
4 95 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 95 (3.17%) Skype for Business
5 59 (1.97%) nginx
6 56 (1.87%) Tomcat
7 53 (1.77%) OpenStack
8 43 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 39 (1.30%) Confluence
10 30 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
12 19 (0.63%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.53%) JBoss
13 16 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.47%) CMS
14 14 (0.47%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
16 11 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 9 (0.30%) Drupal
Applications
1 104 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.067%) Simulink
8 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.033%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Magento
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.10%) RMDS
3 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.067%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 456 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 421 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
3 272 (9.08%) Office 365
4 117 (3.91%) IaaS
5 110 (3.67%) PaaS
6 91 (3.04%) SaaS
7 77 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 55 (1.84%) Serverless
9 54 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
10 52 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
11 50 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 43 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 42 (1.40%) GitHub
14 41 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
15 35 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
15 35 (1.17%) Amazon S3
16 20 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
17 17 (0.57%) OpenShift
18 16 (0.53%) OneDrive
19 13 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 709 (23.67%) WAN
2 628 (20.97%) LAN
3 595 (19.87%) VPN
4 520 (17.36%) Network Security
5 485 (16.19%) DNS
6 450 (15.03%) TCP/IP
7 417 (13.92%) Wireless
8 369 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
9 317 (10.58%) BGP
10 279 (9.32%) OSPF
11 253 (8.45%) MPLS
12 251 (8.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 239 (7.98%) DHCP
14 227 (7.58%) Internet
15 210 (7.01%) VLAN
16 205 (6.84%) SSL
17 196 (6.54%) SAN
18 163 (5.44%) IPsec
19 157 (5.24%) VoIP
20 130 (4.34%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.84%) MySQL
3 76 (2.54%) Hadoop
4 72 (2.40%) MongoDB
4 72 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (1.77%) Big Data
6 47 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 37 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 25 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
9 23 (0.77%) Redis
10 21 (0.70%) HBase
11 20 (0.67%) Apache Hive
12 18 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.50%) Relational Database
15 14 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.47%) DB2
16 13 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (0.43%) Flink
16 13 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 170 (5.68%) Jenkins
2 141 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 55 (1.84%) JIRA
4 54 (1.80%) Artifactory
5 43 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 33 (1.10%) Maven
7 32 (1.07%) TeamCity
7 32 (1.07%) Vagrant
8 31 (1.04%) Subversion
9 23 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 21 (0.70%) Bitbucket
11 16 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 15 (0.50%) Selenium
13 14 (0.47%) Metasploit
13 14 (0.47%) Visual Studio
14 13 (0.43%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 10 (0.33%) Gerrit
16 10 (0.33%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 406 (13.56%) Finance
2 151 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 133 (4.44%) Banking
4 76 (2.54%) Retail
5 60 (2.00%) Legal
6 52 (1.74%) Law
7 34 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.73%) Marketing
9 21 (0.70%) Back Office
10 20 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.40%) French Language
11 12 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.33%) Electronics
13 10 (0.33%) Games
14 9 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.23%) German Language
16 7 (0.23%) Italian Language
17 6 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 779 (26.01%) Network Engineer
2 328 (10.95%) Architect
3 274 (9.15%) Analyst
4 247 (8.25%) Security Engineer
5 209 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 200 (6.68%) Consultant
7 160 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 153 (5.11%) Cisco Engineer
9 147 (4.91%) Support Engineer
10 135 (4.51%) Network Security Engineer
11 129 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 118 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
13 109 (3.64%) Network Architect
14 102 (3.41%) Security Analyst
15 88 (2.94%) Firewall Engineer
16 85 (2.84%) Security Architect
17 80 (2.67%) Administrator
18 75 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
19 69 (2.30%) Project Manager
20 67 (2.24%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.54%) Web Services
2 96 (3.21%) 802.1X
3 80 (2.67%) Middleware
4 71 (2.37%) LDAP
5 60 (2.00%) .NET
6 45 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
7 42 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
8 41 (1.37%) SAML
9 39 (1.30%) LAMP
10 36 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
10 36 (1.20%) REST
11 35 (1.17%) JSON
12 32 (1.07%) XML
13 24 (0.80%) CSS
13 24 (0.80%) OAuth
14 23 (0.77%) Spring
15 22 (0.73%) HTML
16 21 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
17 19 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
17 19 (0.63%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 476 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 204 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 162 (5.41%) PKI
4 130 (4.34%) Management Information System
5 106 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 87 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 79 (2.64%) Private Cloud
8 69 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 57 (1.90%) Clustering
10 51 (1.70%) Replication
11 46 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 41 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
13 35 (1.17%) Fat Client
13 35 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 35 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 31 (1.04%) NHS
15 30 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 29 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
17 28 (0.93%) Driving Licence
18 25 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 943 (31.49%) Windows
2 638 (21.30%) Linux
3 486 (16.23%) Windows Server
4 282 (9.42%) Unix
5 166 (5.54%) Windows 10
6 165 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 125 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 122 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (3.14%) Windows 7
10 85 (2.84%) CentOS
11 48 (1.60%) Solaris
12 34 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 29 (0.97%) AIX
14 27 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (0.83%) Windows XP
16 22 (0.73%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.60%) Android
18 17 (0.57%) Windows NT
19 13 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
20 11 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (14.99%) ITIL
2 332 (11.09%) Migration
3 311 (10.38%) DevOps
4 293 (9.78%) Load Balancing
5 262 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 245 (8.18%) Information Security
7 231 (7.71%) SIEM
8 227 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
9 226 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
10 210 (7.01%) Network Design
11 172 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
12 151 (5.04%) Change Management
13 142 (4.74%) Configuration Management
14 133 (4.44%) Network Management
14 133 (4.44%) Project Management
15 111 (3.71%) Service Management
16 110 (3.67%) Service Delivery
17 109 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management
18 106 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
19 105 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 266 (8.88%) PowerShell
2 254 (8.48%) SQL
3 247 (8.25%) Python
4 130 (4.34%) Bash Shell
5 112 (3.74%) Perl
6 100 (3.34%) Java
7 73 (2.44%) Ruby
8 56 (1.87%) C
9 55 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 40 (1.34%) C#
11 30 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 22 (0.73%) PHP
13 17 (0.57%) C++
14 14 (0.47%) VBScript
15 13 (0.43%) Groovy
16 10 (0.33%) Go
16 10 (0.33%) Scala
17 6 (0.20%) JCL
18 5 (0.17%) Tcl
18 5 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 642 (21.44%) Cisco Certification
2 573 (19.13%) Security Cleared
3 472 (15.76%) CCNP
4 405 (13.52%) SC Cleared
5 264 (8.81%) CCNA
6 169 (5.64%) Degree
7 167 (5.58%) CCIE
8 164 (5.48%) CISSP
9 138 (4.61%) DV Cleared
10 83 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 70 (2.34%) CISM
12 65 (2.17%) CCSE
13 55 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
14 50 (1.67%) CCSA
15 49 (1.64%) CCDP
16 42 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
17 34 (1.14%) JNCIS
18 33 (1.10%) CISA
18 33 (1.10%) MCSE
19 30 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 60 (2.00%) SLA
4 58 (1.94%) GDPR
5 43 (1.44%) QA
6 28 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.57%) COBIT
8 13 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.30%) FedRAMP
10 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
11 8 (0.27%) RMADS
12 7 (0.23%) PMO
13 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.17%) GPG13
14 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 583 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 371 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (5.98%) Hyper-V
4 168 (5.61%) Docker
5 102 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (2.54%) vSphere
7 51 (1.70%) XenApp
8 50 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 46 (1.54%) ProxySG
10 43 (1.44%) XenServer
11 42 (1.40%) VMware NSX
12 41 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
13 30 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
14 29 (0.97%) BitLocker
15 23 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (0.77%) NFS
16 20 (0.67%) Xen
17 15 (0.50%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
18 14 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 174 (5.81%) Ansible
2 134 (4.47%) Puppet
3 126 (4.21%) FortiGate
4 124 (4.14%) Terraform
5 123 (4.11%) SCCM
6 115 (3.84%) Kubernetes
7 86 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
8 50 (1.67%) SCOM
9 45 (1.50%) vCenter Server
10 41 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
10 41 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
11 39 (1.30%) Nessus
12 35 (1.17%) Nagios
13 34 (1.14%) WSUS
14 29 (0.97%) HAProxy
14 29 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
14 29 (0.97%) Salt
15 26 (0.87%) logstash
16 25 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
16 25 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,279 (42.70%) Cisco
2 594 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 583 (19.47%) VMware
4 525 (17.53%) CheckPoint
5 413 (13.79%) Juniper
6 352 (11.75%) F5
7 303 (10.12%) Palo Alto
8 217 (7.25%) Citrix
9 184 (6.14%) HP
10 181 (6.04%) Oracle
10 181 (6.04%) Red Hat
11 153 (5.11%) McAfee
12 139 (4.64%) SolarWinds
13 132 (4.41%) Splunk
14 126 (4.21%) Fortinet
15 123 (4.11%) Blue Coat
16 113 (3.77%) Aruba
17 104 (3.47%) NetApp
18 87 (2.90%) IBM
19 67 (2.24%) Symantec