Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 30 47
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.63% 3.82% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 24.68% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 8
Kent median daily rate £400 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -17.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £320 £188 £230
90th Percentile £538 £925 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.13
% change year-on-year +15.38% +46.89% +16.45%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 76 77 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.50% 15.49% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 38
Kent median daily rate £365 £283 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.20% -24.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £127 £140 £257
90th Percentile £538 £448 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -44.45% +200.00%
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £370 -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 12 (63.16%) Finance
1 12 (63.16%) Network Security
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 9 (47.37%) F5
4 7 (36.84%) Blue Coat
5 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Juniper
6 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (26.32%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
7 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
7 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) IIS
8 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Active Directory

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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) EPiServer
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Network Security
2 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (26.32%) Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) Skype
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (10.53%) WAAS
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Check Point Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Line Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
2 9 (47.37%) F5
3 7 (36.84%) Blue Coat
4 5 (26.32%) Juniper
4 5 (26.32%) Palo Alto
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 2 (10.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (10.53%) Aruba
7 2 (10.53%) CA
7 2 (10.53%) FireEye
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) IronPort
7 2 (10.53%) Nokia
7 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 2 (10.53%) TippingPoint
8 1 (5.26%) LogLogic