The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.55% 4.55% 5.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.42% 30.00% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 8
Median daily rate £375 £326 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +35.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £207 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.64 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 48 50 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.12% 15.15% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 33
Median daily rate £375 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £145 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Kent over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 6 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells +5 5 £338 +5.05%
Maidstone -5 2 £145 -28.39%
Tonbridge +5 1 £525 -41.66%
West Malling - 1 £375 - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 22 (61.11%) DNS
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) LAN
3 17 (47.22%) Wireless
4 16 (44.44%) Network Security
5 15 (41.67%) WAN
5 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 14 (38.89%) WLAN
7 13 (36.11%) DHCP
7 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (33.33%) CCNA
8 12 (33.33%) ITIL
8 12 (33.33%) Finance
9 11 (30.56%) VMware
9 11 (30.56%) F5
10 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (25.00%) High Availability
11 9 (25.00%) Change Management
11 9 (25.00%) IIS
12 8 (22.22%) .NET
13 7 (19.44%) Windows
13 7 (19.44%) HP
13 7 (19.44%) SLA
13 7 (19.44%) IP Telephony
13 7 (19.44%) Blue Coat
13 7 (19.44%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
14 6 (16.67%) Riverbed

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 5 (13.89%) Apache
3 5 (13.89%) EPiServer
3 5 (13.89%) FileNet
3 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
4 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) DNS
2 18 (50.00%) LAN
3 17 (47.22%) Wireless
4 16 (44.44%) Network Security
5 15 (41.67%) WAN
6 14 (38.89%) WLAN
7 13 (36.11%) DHCP
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (19.44%) IP Telephony
10 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (16.67%) IPsec
10 6 (16.67%) Skype
10 6 (16.67%) Telepresence
11 5 (13.89%) HTTPS
11 5 (13.89%) MPLS
11 5 (13.89%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (13.89%) VPN
12 4 (11.11%) SNMP
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Local Government
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Designer
3 4 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 4 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Network Technician
3 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Clustering
1 5 (13.89%) Mainframe
1 5 (13.89%) Tandem
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) NHS
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.78%) Handset
4 1 (2.78%) PMI
4 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Change Management
2 9 (25.00%) High Availability
3 6 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
4 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
5 4 (11.11%) Health Informatics
5 4 (11.11%) Informatics
5 4 (11.11%) Line Management
5 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.33%) Information Security
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.56%) Demand Management
7 2 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.78%) Social Engineering
8 1 (2.78%) Threat Intelligence
8 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) JCL
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (16.67%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) CISSP
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) CISA
5 1 (2.78%) CISM
5 1 (2.78%) CNA
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 4 (11.11%) QA
3 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.33%) PMO
4 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.67%) ProxySG
1 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (30.56%) F5
3 11 (30.56%) VMware
4 7 (19.44%) Blue Coat
4 7 (19.44%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) Juniper
5 6 (16.67%) Mitel
5 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 6 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 5 (13.89%) Genesys
6 5 (13.89%) Informatica
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) Oracle
6 5 (13.89%) Siemens
7 2 (5.56%) Nokia
8 1 (2.78%) IronPort
8 1 (2.78%) Polycom
8 1 (2.78%) Sophos