Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 53 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 695 675 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.44% 4.01% 4.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.21% 25.01% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 382 449
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £262 £257 £275
90th Percentile £561 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 23
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £21.58 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.45% +7.89% -33.33%
10th Percentile £21.63 £14.68 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £105.13 £54.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% -11.11%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,554 2,699 3,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.32% 16.05% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,400 1,391 1,740
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £218 £163 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 150 198
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.95 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -11.88% -38.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.87 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.08 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -7.50% -6.98% -14.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
Thames Valley +15 295 £450 +5.88% 20
Hampshire -16 215 £388 +3.33% 14
Berkshire +10 202 £455 +7.06% 16
Surrey 0 90 £453 -0.82% 10
West Sussex +37 67 £400 +17.65% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 62 £473 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +30 31 £325 -26.97% 2
East Sussex -4 17 £423 +30.00% 3
Kent +12 9 £250 -33.33% 8
Home Counties - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 292 (42.01%) Cisco
2 200 (28.78%) Windows
3 178 (25.61%) VPN
4 169 (24.32%) WAN
5 168 (24.17%) Microsoft
6 166 (23.88%) LAN
7 160 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
8 154 (22.16%) Security Cleared
9 152 (21.87%) CheckPoint
10 150 (21.58%) VMware
11 149 (21.44%) DNS
12 145 (20.86%) Active Directory
13 141 (20.29%) Network Security
14 140 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 127 (18.27%) Linux
16 123 (17.70%) TCP/IP
17 122 (17.55%) CCNP
17 122 (17.55%) Windows Server
18 117 (16.83%) Data Centre
19 116 (16.69%) SC Cleared
20 105 (15.11%) Citrix
21 104 (14.96%) Load Balancing
22 100 (14.39%) Migration
22 100 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
23 95 (13.67%) Office 365
24 86 (12.37%) Juniper
25 84 (12.09%) ITIL
25 84 (12.09%) Palo Alto
26 83 (11.94%) Wireless
27 80 (11.51%) CCNA

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 44 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 42 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 35 (5.04%) IIS
4 33 (4.75%) Skype for Business
5 20 (2.88%) Apache
6 16 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 13 (1.87%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.73%) JBoss
9 12 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.29%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.43%) CMS
12 3 (0.43%) Confluence
12 3 (0.43%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.43%) WordPress
13 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) Unica
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Maximo
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 140 (20.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (13.67%) Office 365
3 56 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (7.05%) IaaS
5 44 (6.33%) PaaS
6 40 (5.76%) SaaS
7 23 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.87%) Akamai
9 10 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (1.15%) Yammer
12 6 (0.86%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.86%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
14 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.43%) Boomi
15 3 (0.43%) GitHub
15 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 178 (25.61%) VPN
2 169 (24.32%) WAN
3 166 (23.88%) LAN
4 149 (21.44%) DNS
5 141 (20.29%) Network Security
6 123 (17.70%) TCP/IP
7 100 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
8 83 (11.94%) Wireless
9 75 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 73 (10.50%) MPLS
10 73 (10.50%) SAN
11 69 (9.93%) BGP
11 69 (9.93%) Internet
12 65 (9.35%) OSPF
13 62 (8.92%) VoIP
14 56 (8.06%) DHCP
15 53 (7.63%) NAS
15 53 (7.63%) NetScaler
16 50 (7.19%) IPsec
17 47 (6.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.73%) Big Data
4 12 (1.73%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.58%) MySQL
6 10 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (1.29%) Apache Hive
7 9 (1.29%) Flink
8 8 (1.15%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.72%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.58%) Power BI
11 4 (0.58%) Redis
11 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (1.29%) JIRA
5 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.86%) Fiddler
6 6 (0.86%) LoadRunner
7 5 (0.72%) eggPlant
7 5 (0.72%) JMeter
7 5 (0.72%) NeoLoad
8 3 (0.43%) Selenium
8 3 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.29%) MSI
10 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (0.14%) TestPartner
10 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 52 (7.48%) Telecoms
2 44 (6.33%) Finance
3 12 (1.73%) Advertising
4 11 (1.58%) Legal
4 11 (1.58%) Retail
5 9 (1.29%) Billing
5 9 (1.29%) Law
5 9 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.15%) Banking
7 7 (1.01%) Electronics
8 6 (0.86%) Publishing
9 4 (0.58%) French Language
9 4 (0.58%) Games
9 4 (0.58%) German Language
9 4 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 176 (25.32%) Network Engineer
2 124 (17.84%) Architect
3 55 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (6.76%) Consultant
4 47 (6.76%) Security Engineer
5 41 (5.90%) Network Architect
6 36 (5.18%) Firewall Engineer
7 32 (4.60%) Analyst
8 31 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
8 31 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.03%) Administrator
11 26 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
12 23 (3.31%) Security Consultant
13 22 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.73%) Network Specialist
15 18 (2.59%) Network Consultant
16 16 (2.30%) Technical Architect
17 15 (2.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.32%) Web Services
2 25 (3.60%) Middleware
3 10 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (1.29%) LDAP
4 9 (1.29%) Spark Streaming
5 8 (1.15%) .NET
5 8 (1.15%) JSON
6 7 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.72%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.72%) Node.js
7 5 (0.72%) SAML
8 4 (0.58%) EJB
9 3 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.43%) J2EE
9 3 (0.43%) XML
10 2 (0.29%) HTML
10 2 (0.29%) JSP
10 2 (0.29%) WAP
11 1 (0.14%) COM
11 1 (0.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (16.83%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.46%) PKI
4 28 (4.03%) Replication
5 18 (2.59%) Clustering
5 18 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.30%) Private Cloud
6 16 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.87%) DataPower
9 11 (1.58%) Microsoft Licensing
10 10 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.15%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.86%) BBC
13 6 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.72%) CESG
14 5 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 200 (28.78%) Windows
2 127 (18.27%) Linux
3 122 (17.55%) Windows Server
4 48 (6.91%) Unix
5 40 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (5.47%) Windows 10
7 31 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.30%) AIX
10 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.86%) VMS
13 5 (0.72%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.58%) CentOS
14 4 (0.58%) Solaris
14 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.29%) Android
15 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.96%) Load Balancing
2 100 (14.39%) Migration
3 84 (12.09%) ITIL
4 67 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 53 (7.63%) Network Design
6 48 (6.91%) Network Management
7 46 (6.62%) Network Monitoring
8 44 (6.33%) DevOps
8 44 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (5.61%) Data Protection
11 38 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 33 (4.75%) Information Security
13 29 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
14 28 (4.03%) Change Management
15 27 (3.88%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
15 27 (3.88%) SIEM
16 26 (3.74%) Analytics
16 26 (3.74%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.37%) PowerShell
2 78 (11.22%) SQL
3 33 (4.75%) Python
4 21 (3.02%) Perl
5 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.86%) Java
7 4 (0.58%) Go
7 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.43%) C
8 3 (0.43%) PHP
8 3 (0.43%) Ruby
8 3 (0.43%) VBScript
9 2 (0.29%) C++
9 2 (0.29%) Lisp
10 1 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 160 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
2 154 (22.16%) Security Cleared
3 122 (17.55%) CCNP
4 116 (16.69%) SC Cleared
5 80 (11.51%) CCNA
6 45 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (6.19%) DV Cleared
8 34 (4.89%) Degree
9 31 (4.46%) MCSE
10 29 (4.17%) CCIE
11 27 (3.88%) CCSE
12 26 (3.74%) CISSP
13 23 (3.31%) CCSA
14 14 (2.01%) Check Point Certification
14 14 (2.01%) CISM
15 12 (1.73%) CCDP
16 11 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (1.29%) CEH
17 9 (1.29%) MCITP
18 8 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.45%) QA
3 22 (3.17%) GDPR
4 19 (2.73%) PCI DSS
5 15 (2.16%) SLA
6 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.86%) PMO
6 6 (0.86%) RMADS
7 3 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 145 (20.86%) Active Directory
2 80 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (5.61%) Hyper-V
5 35 (5.04%) XenApp
6 29 (4.17%) vSphere
7 21 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.59%) Docker
8 18 (2.59%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (2.01%) VMware NSX
11 11 (1.58%) XenServer
12 9 (1.29%) KVM
13 7 (1.01%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.86%) Samba
15 5 (0.72%) NFS
15 5 (0.72%) Postfix
15 5 (0.72%) Squid
15 5 (0.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 52 (7.48%) SCCM
2 25 (3.60%) Ansible
3 23 (3.31%) FortiGate
4 18 (2.59%) Kubernetes
4 18 (2.59%) Puppet
5 17 (2.45%) SCOM
6 16 (2.30%) Nessus
7 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (1.73%) Data Guard
9 10 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (1.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (1.44%) SELinux
9 10 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.29%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.15%) Nagios
12 7 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (1.01%) Terraform
13 6 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 292 (42.01%) Cisco
2 168 (24.17%) Microsoft
3 152 (21.87%) CheckPoint
4 150 (21.58%) VMware
5 105 (15.11%) Citrix
6 86 (12.37%) Juniper
7 84 (12.09%) Palo Alto
8 77 (11.08%) F5
9 55 (7.91%) SolarWinds
10 54 (7.77%) Red Hat
11 40 (5.76%) Blue Coat
11 40 (5.76%) Oracle
12 39 (5.61%) NetApp
13 38 (5.47%) Dell
14 36 (5.18%) HP
15 32 (4.60%) McAfee
16 31 (4.46%) IBM
17 29 (4.17%) Fortinet
18 21 (3.02%) Meraki
19 17 (2.45%) Google