Period
to 20 September 2018

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 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.29% 6.63% 4.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 39.13% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 34
Kent median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £249 £252 £185
90th Percentile £402 £538 £925
South East median daily rate £429 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +6.19% +1.00% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Kent median hourly rate - £23.64 -
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year -38.67% +5.63% +57.78%

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 50 92 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.44% 16.94% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 72 71
Kent median daily rate £325 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +13.08% -20.00%
10th Percentile £174 £152 £168
90th Percentile £458 £538 £750
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Kent median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £30.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -15.54% -18.89%
10th Percentile £20.00 £22.78 £16.36
90th Percentile £30.00 £77.49 £52.55
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +11.11%

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 September 2018.

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 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
Tonbridge +4 1 £275 -47.62% 1
Canterbury - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Replication
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Back Office
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) DFS Replication
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) WSUS
5 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) MCP

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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) NAS
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) VXLAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) CCDA
2 1 (10.00%) CCDP
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Nessus
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (20.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) Capita
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) SaltStack