Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 32 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.51% 6.68% 4.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 45.57% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 34
Kent median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £235 £205 £175
90th Percentile £441 £538 £925
South East median daily rate £425 £402 £375
% change year-on-year +5.72% +7.20% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Kent median hourly rate - £27.38 -
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £27.38 £34.25
% change year-on-year +75.31% -20.06% +3.79%

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 79 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.75% 14.66% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 69 76
Kent median daily rate £371 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £171
90th Percentile £459 £480 £750
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Kent median hourly rate £10.50 £27.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.65% -31.55% +280.95%
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +60.61% -47.62% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Dartford -7 1 £201 -52.82% 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (28.57%) MCSM

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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
1 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) NX-OS
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Azure Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Due Diligence
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Product Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) MCSM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Capita
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) ShoreTel