Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 55 40
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 705 646 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.21% 3.83% 4.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.21% 22.09% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 412 520
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £271 £269 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £410
% change year-on-year +4.94% -1.22% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 19
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.00% +15.38% +49.43%
10th Percentile £17.05 £12.50 £12.55
90th Percentile £58.63 £78.75 £55.50
England median hourly rate £37.55 £26.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +43.05% +3.96% +15.49%

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 2,796 2,925 3,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.70% 17.34% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,499 1,590 1,790
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £226
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 158 210
South East median hourly rate £23.25 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.93% -30.04% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
Thames Valley +17 299 £440 +5.07% 69
Hampshire -1 228 £400 - 50
Berkshire +4 174 £425 - 36
Surrey -11 106 £450 - 38
Buckinghamshire +29 86 £446 +6.57% 13
Oxfordshire +19 39 £450 +30.43% 20
West Sussex -4 38 £400 +6.67% 13
East Sussex +5 19 £425 +11.11% 8
Kent -7 10 £325 -18.75% 3
Middlesex +9 7 £425 -7.61%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 291 (41.28%) Cisco
2 204 (28.94%) Windows
3 172 (24.40%) TCP/IP
4 169 (23.97%) WAN
5 165 (23.40%) LAN
6 162 (22.98%) VMware
7 157 (22.27%) Security Cleared
8 156 (22.13%) DNS
8 156 (22.13%) Microsoft
9 145 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
10 141 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 139 (19.72%) Linux
12 133 (18.87%) CheckPoint
12 133 (18.87%) Network Security
13 132 (18.72%) Juniper
14 130 (18.44%) VPN
15 129 (18.30%) Windows Server
16 117 (16.60%) CCNP
17 109 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
17 109 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
18 106 (15.04%) Data Centre
19 104 (14.75%) Palo Alto
20 99 (14.04%) Migration
21 98 (13.90%) SC Cleared
22 92 (13.05%) F5
22 92 (13.05%) Internet
23 87 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
24 86 (12.20%) PowerShell
25 83 (11.77%) Office 365
26 81 (11.49%) ITIL

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 39 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.96%) IIS
3 33 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 32 (4.54%) Apache
4 32 (4.54%) Skype for Business
5 30 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.55%) Apache Spark
6 18 (2.55%) JBoss
6 18 (2.55%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.56%) Confluence
8 10 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.43%) CMS
14 3 (0.43%) GemFire
15 2 (0.28%) nginx
16 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 24 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 109 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (11.77%) Office 365
3 61 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (6.95%) IaaS
5 38 (5.39%) PaaS
6 30 (4.26%) SaaS
7 19 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.84%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.28%) Boomi
9 9 (1.28%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.85%) Yammer
11 4 (0.57%) GitHub
12 3 (0.43%) Akamai
13 2 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.28%) G Suite
13 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.28%) npm
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 172 (24.40%) TCP/IP
2 169 (23.97%) WAN
3 165 (23.40%) LAN
4 156 (22.13%) DNS
5 133 (18.87%) Network Security
6 130 (18.44%) VPN
7 109 (15.46%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (13.05%) Internet
9 75 (10.64%) BGP
9 75 (10.64%) Wireless
10 74 (10.50%) MPLS
11 67 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 67 (9.50%) SAN
12 65 (9.22%) DHCP
13 63 (8.94%) OSPF
14 52 (7.38%) NetScaler
15 49 (6.95%) VoIP
16 46 (6.52%) BIG-IP
16 46 (6.52%) IPsec
16 46 (6.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.70%) Big Data
2 19 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 18 (2.55%) Apache Hive
3 18 (2.55%) Flink
3 18 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 15 (2.13%) Redis
5 12 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.56%) Power BI
7 10 (1.42%) DB2
7 10 (1.42%) NuoDB
8 7 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.85%) MySQL
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (5.25%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.96%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.84%) JIRA
4 12 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (1.42%) Selenium
6 9 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.99%) MSI
8 6 (0.85%) Fiddler
9 5 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.57%) Toad
11 3 (0.43%) Maven
12 2 (0.28%) Ant
12 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.28%) Bower
12 2 (0.28%) GitLab
12 2 (0.28%) Gradle
12 2 (0.28%) Spinnaker
12 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 78 (11.06%) Finance
2 36 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.70%) Legal
4 17 (2.41%) Law
5 11 (1.56%) Banking
6 8 (1.13%) Billing
7 7 (0.99%) Retail
8 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.43%) Advertising
9 3 (0.43%) Games
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 152 (21.56%) Network Engineer
2 92 (13.05%) Architect
3 62 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (7.94%) Security Engineer
5 46 (6.52%) Consultant
6 42 (5.96%) Analyst
6 42 (5.96%) Support Engineer
7 41 (5.82%) Firewall Engineer
8 31 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
8 31 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (4.26%) Network Architect
10 25 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 24 (3.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 24 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (3.26%) Project Engineer
13 21 (2.98%) Security Architect
14 20 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
15 18 (2.55%) Administrator
15 18 (2.55%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.55%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.26%) Middleware
2 24 (3.40%) Web Services
3 18 (2.55%) Spark Streaming
4 17 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (1.28%) 802.1X
6 8 (1.13%) REST
6 8 (1.13%) Spring
7 7 (0.99%) CSS
7 7 (0.99%) J2EE
7 7 (0.99%) JSON
7 7 (0.99%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.71%) .NET
8 5 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.71%) LDAP
8 5 (0.71%) Sensu
8 5 (0.71%) XML
9 4 (0.57%) Kafka
10 3 (0.43%) RESTful
11 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 106 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (5.39%) PKI
4 31 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.70%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.27%) Replication
8 15 (2.13%) Clustering
9 14 (1.99%) Driving Licence
9 14 (1.99%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Licensing
11 11 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.56%) Thin Client
12 10 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) BBC
14 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 204 (28.94%) Windows
2 139 (19.72%) Linux
3 129 (18.30%) Windows Server
4 66 (9.36%) Unix
5 39 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (4.26%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.28%) AIX
12 8 (1.13%) CentOS
12 8 (1.13%) Check Point GAiA
12 8 (1.13%) Solaris
12 8 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.99%) VMS
14 6 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.43%) Debian
15 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.04%) Migration
2 81 (11.49%) ITIL
3 73 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 65 (9.22%) DevOps
5 64 (9.08%) Load Balancing
6 47 (6.67%) Change Management
7 45 (6.38%) Network Management
7 45 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (6.10%) Information Security
9 38 (5.39%) Data Protection
10 37 (5.25%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (5.11%) Network Design
12 34 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
13 33 (4.68%) Analytics
13 33 (4.68%) SIEM
14 32 (4.54%) Root Cause Analysis
15 31 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
16 30 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (4.26%) Network Architecture
17 26 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 75 (10.64%) SQL
3 47 (6.67%) Python
4 37 (5.25%) Perl
5 15 (2.13%) Java
6 13 (1.84%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.13%) PHP
8 6 (0.85%) Ruby
8 6 (0.85%) VBScript
9 4 (0.57%) C
10 3 (0.43%) C#
10 3 (0.43%) Groovy
11 2 (0.28%) C++
11 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) CQL
12 1 (0.14%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) Lingo
12 1 (0.14%) Tcl
12 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 157 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 145 (20.57%) Cisco Certification
3 117 (16.60%) CCNP
4 98 (13.90%) SC Cleared
5 61 (8.65%) DV Cleared
6 59 (8.37%) CCNA
7 35 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (4.54%) CCSE
8 32 (4.54%) Degree
9 29 (4.11%) CCIE
10 25 (3.55%) CCSA
11 24 (3.40%) CISSP
12 22 (3.12%) CISM
13 20 (2.84%) MCSE
14 18 (2.55%) Check Point Certification
15 14 (1.99%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.70%) CCDP
17 11 (1.56%) JNCIS
18 9 (1.28%) JNCIA
18 9 (1.28%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (3.83%) SLA
3 24 (3.40%) PCI DSS
4 23 (3.26%) QA
5 22 (3.12%) GDPR
6 6 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (0.71%) GPG13
8 4 (0.57%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.57%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.57%) RMADS
9 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.14%) GAMP
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 87 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.81%) Hyper-V
4 38 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.97%) Docker
5 28 (3.97%) vSphere
6 27 (3.83%) XenDesktop
7 25 (3.55%) XenApp
8 14 (1.99%) XenServer
9 13 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.42%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.28%) KVM
13 8 (1.13%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.71%) Firmware
15 5 (0.71%) Postfix
15 5 (0.71%) Squid
15 5 (0.71%) Xen
16 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 44 (6.24%) FortiGate
2 32 (4.54%) SCCM
3 30 (4.26%) Puppet
4 22 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (2.41%) SELinux
6 15 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.99%) Kubernetes
8 11 (1.56%) Ansible
8 11 (1.56%) SCOM
9 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.99%) Nessus
10 6 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.85%) Grafana
10 6 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.71%) logstash
11 5 (0.71%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 291 (41.28%) Cisco
2 162 (22.98%) VMware
3 156 (22.13%) Microsoft
4 133 (18.87%) CheckPoint
5 132 (18.72%) Juniper
6 104 (14.75%) Palo Alto
7 92 (13.05%) F5
8 75 (10.64%) Citrix
9 60 (8.51%) Oracle
10 57 (8.09%) Red Hat
11 49 (6.95%) Blue Coat
12 43 (6.10%) McAfee
13 40 (5.67%) NetApp
14 38 (5.39%) HP
15 36 (5.11%) IBM
15 36 (5.11%) SolarWinds
16 28 (3.97%) Aruba
16 28 (3.97%) Dell
17 23 (3.26%) Riverbed
18 16 (2.27%) CA