Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 372 698 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.79% 4.42% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.48% 27.08% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 442 384
Median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £229 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £562 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 8
Median hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +15.78% +13.72%
10th Percentile £17.65 £22.02 £16.38
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.63 £88.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +33.32% +31.26%

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 1,732 2,578 2,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.64% 16.32% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 1,419 1,392
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £164 £220 £163
90th Percentile £550 £580 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 144 148
Median hourly rate £32.25 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.96% -13.75% -
10th Percentile £14.45 £12.00 £11.86
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.40
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% -6.98%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -10 163 £425 -5.56% 56
Hampshire +3 131 £425 +9.32% 43
Berkshire -19 100 £400 -12.09% 34
Buckinghamshire +13 58 £450 -4.86% 10
Surrey +21 47 £400 -11.11% 34
West Sussex -22 12 £400 - 17
East Sussex +13 11 £350 -19.08% 6
Oxfordshire -3 5 £230 -29.23% 12
Kent +14 4 £550 +120.00% 18
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 174 (46.77%) Cisco
2 138 (37.10%) Windows
3 105 (28.23%) Security Cleared
4 101 (27.15%) WAN
5 97 (26.08%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 95 (25.54%) VMware
8 89 (23.92%) DNS
9 88 (23.66%) LAN
10 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 76 (20.43%) VPN
12 72 (19.35%) CheckPoint
13 70 (18.82%) SC Cleared
13 70 (18.82%) Windows Server
14 67 (18.01%) Data Centre
15 66 (17.74%) F5
16 65 (17.47%) CCNP
17 64 (17.20%) BGP
18 62 (16.67%) ITIL
19 58 (15.59%) Juniper
20 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
20 57 (15.32%) Migration
20 57 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
21 56 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 54 (14.52%) DHCP
23 52 (13.98%) Azure
23 52 (13.98%) Palo Alto
24 47 (12.63%) PowerShell
24 47 (12.63%) Network Security
25 45 (12.10%) Linux

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 19 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.03%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.88%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.34%) IIS
6 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.81%) Confluence
7 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.54%) Apache
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.98%) Azure
2 42 (11.29%) Office 365
3 29 (7.80%) AWS
4 16 (4.30%) IaaS
5 15 (4.03%) SaaS
6 12 (3.23%) PaaS
7 11 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (2.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.81%) Akamai
11 2 (0.54%) G Suite
11 2 (0.54%) GitHub
11 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.27%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.27%) npm
12 1 (0.27%) NuGet
12 1 (0.27%) OpenDNS
12 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 101 (27.15%) WAN
2 89 (23.92%) DNS
3 88 (23.66%) LAN
4 76 (20.43%) VPN
5 64 (17.20%) BGP
6 57 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
6 57 (15.32%) TCP/IP
7 54 (14.52%) DHCP
8 47 (12.63%) Network Security
9 41 (11.02%) MPLS
9 41 (11.02%) OSPF
9 41 (11.02%) Wireless
10 40 (10.75%) VLAN
11 31 (8.33%) IPsec
12 30 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (8.06%) SAN
13 28 (7.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 27 (7.26%) Internet
15 22 (5.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 22 (5.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.69%) Oracle Database
1 10 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.08%) MySQL
4 3 (0.81%) EDMS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Burp Suite
1 8 (2.15%) MSI
2 7 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.61%) JIRA
4 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.54%) GitLab
6 2 (0.54%) JUnit
6 2 (0.54%) Maven
6 2 (0.54%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) Selenium
7 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 24 (6.45%) Finance
2 18 (4.84%) Public Sector
2 18 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.03%) Retail
4 8 (2.15%) Legal
5 6 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.08%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) Fire and Rescue
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Environmental Health
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.27%) Police
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 67 (18.01%) Architect
3 33 (8.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (8.60%) Security Engineer
5 31 (8.33%) Analyst
6 20 (5.38%) Consultant
6 20 (5.38%) Network Architect
7 17 (4.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 17 (4.57%) Security Architect
7 17 (4.57%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (3.76%) IT Engineer
10 13 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 12 (3.23%) Administrator
12 10 (2.69%) IP Engineer
13 9 (2.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (2.42%) Azure Engineer
13 9 (2.42%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (2.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.76%) .NET
1 14 (3.76%) Web Services
2 11 (2.96%) Middleware
3 8 (2.15%) REST
4 7 (1.88%) LDAP
4 7 (1.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (1.34%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.08%) XML
7 3 (0.81%) Ajax
7 3 (0.81%) ModSecurity
7 3 (0.81%) OpenID
7 3 (0.81%) SAML
7 3 (0.81%) SOAP
8 2 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.54%) Flutter
8 2 (0.54%) gRPC
8 2 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) Swagger
8 2 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.54%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.01%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.72%) PKI
3 23 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.84%) Replication
5 14 (3.76%) Clustering
6 12 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.96%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.96%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.88%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.61%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.81%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Licensing
12 3 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (37.10%) Windows
2 70 (18.82%) Windows Server
3 45 (12.10%) Linux
4 35 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (8.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (8.60%) Windows 10
7 30 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (6.45%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.57%) Unix
10 13 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.42%) Check Point GAiA
12 7 (1.88%) AIX
13 5 (1.34%) Solaris
14 4 (1.08%) Android
15 3 (0.81%) CentOS
15 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.67%) ITIL
2 57 (15.32%) Migration
3 39 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (9.95%) Information Security
5 27 (7.26%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (7.26%) Load Balancing
6 25 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (6.45%) Change Management
7 24 (6.45%) High Availability
7 24 (6.45%) Project Delivery
8 23 (6.18%) Network Design
9 22 (5.91%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (5.65%) Kalman Filter
10 21 (5.65%) Patch Management
11 20 (5.38%) Incident Management
12 18 (4.84%) SOA
13 16 (4.30%) Computer Science
13 16 (4.30%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (4.30%) SIEM
13 16 (4.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.63%) PowerShell
2 30 (8.06%) SQL
3 11 (2.96%) Python
4 10 (2.69%) Java
5 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.08%) Perl
8 3 (0.81%) C
8 3 (0.81%) C#
8 3 (0.81%) VBScript
9 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
9 2 (0.54%) COBOL
9 2 (0.54%) Go
9 2 (0.54%) KiXtart
9 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) Julia
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (28.23%) Security Cleared
2 97 (26.08%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (18.82%) SC Cleared
4 65 (17.47%) CCNP
5 44 (11.83%) CCNA
6 27 (7.26%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.72%) Degree
8 24 (6.45%) CISSP
9 23 (6.18%) CCIE
9 23 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (4.57%) GIAC
11 12 (3.23%) SANS
11 12 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
12 11 (2.96%) CCSE
12 11 (2.96%) CLAS
13 9 (2.42%) CCDP
13 9 (2.42%) MCSE
14 8 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.88%) CCSA
16 6 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (4.57%) GDPR
3 13 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (2.15%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.61%) QA
6 4 (1.08%) SLA
7 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.81%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.81%) NIST
8 2 (0.54%) COBIT
9 1 (0.27%) HL7
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.27%) NCSC
9 1 (0.27%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 56 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.91%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (5.38%) XenApp
6 18 (4.84%) vSphere
7 17 (4.57%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 9 (2.42%) DFS Replication
9 9 (2.42%) VMware NSX
10 8 (2.15%) Docker
10 8 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.81%) iptables
13 2 (0.54%) Firmware
13 2 (0.54%) NFS
13 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.54%) VMFS
14 1 (0.27%) NDS
14 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (7.80%) SCCM
2 21 (5.65%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.76%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (2.69%) Ansible
5 9 (2.42%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.42%) Nessus
6 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.61%) QRadar
7 5 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.34%) Puppet
7 5 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.34%) Terraform
7 5 (1.34%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.34%) WSUS
8 4 (1.08%) Grafana
8 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.08%) Opsview
8 4 (1.08%) Prometheus
8 4 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.81%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 174 (46.77%) Cisco
2 95 (25.54%) VMware
3 84 (22.58%) Microsoft
4 72 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 66 (17.74%) F5
6 58 (15.59%) Juniper
7 52 (13.98%) Palo Alto
8 44 (11.83%) Citrix
9 33 (8.87%) McAfee
10 25 (6.72%) Oracle
11 24 (6.45%) Blue Coat
12 23 (6.18%) HP
13 22 (5.91%) Fortinet
14 20 (5.38%) SolarWinds
15 16 (4.30%) Splunk
16 14 (3.76%) Dell
16 14 (3.76%) Red Hat
17 10 (2.69%) Qualys
18 9 (2.42%) Aruba
19 8 (2.15%) Lumension