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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South East
Rank 44 33 48
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 329 481 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.19% 5.22% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.05% 23.59% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 268 182
Median daily rate £400 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £235 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 13
Median hourly rate £21.78 £26.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.04% -32.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £20.25 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.50%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -6 123 £410 +9.33% 27
Berkshire -17 57 £400 +14.28% 29
Buckinghamshire +5 45 £356 +0.70% 8
Surrey -26 37 £380 -15.55% 20
Oxfordshire +5 23 £350 +40.00% 5
West Sussex +13 18 £394 +6.70% 2
Kent -6 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Middlesex +3 5 £450 -12.19%
East Sussex +2 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Sussex - 2 £375 -
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 375 (55.15%) Cisco
2 215 (31.62%) Cisco Certification
3 177 (26.03%) CheckPoint
4 174 (25.59%) LAN
4 174 (25.59%) WAN
5 173 (25.44%) Windows
6 171 (25.15%) Security Cleared
7 157 (23.09%) Juniper
7 157 (23.09%) VMware
8 152 (22.35%) CCNP
9 148 (21.76%) Data Centre
10 147 (21.62%) SC Cleared
11 133 (19.56%) ITIL
12 128 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
13 127 (18.68%) F5
14 124 (18.24%) Network Security
15 120 (17.65%) VPN
16 116 (17.06%) Active Directory
17 110 (16.18%) Linux
18 108 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 100 (14.71%) CCNA
20 99 (14.56%) Microsoft
21 98 (14.41%) DNS
22 90 (13.24%) Wireless
23 89 (13.09%) MPLS
24 87 (12.79%) HP
25 86 (12.65%) TCP/IP
26 77 (11.32%) Palo Alto
27 71 (10.44%) VoIP
27 71 (10.44%) Unix

Firewall
Top Related 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 42 (6.18%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.12%) JBoss
3 23 (3.38%) Skype for Business
4 21 (3.09%) Apache
5 17 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.32%) IIS
8 9 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.59%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.41%) MS Office
3 18 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Maximo
2 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.53%) Office 365
4 18 (2.65%) IaaS
5 10 (1.47%) SaaS
6 5 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (0.74%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.29%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.15%) G Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 174 (25.59%) LAN
1 174 (25.59%) WAN
2 128 (18.82%) Cisco ASA
3 124 (18.24%) Network Security
4 120 (17.65%) VPN
5 98 (14.41%) DNS
6 90 (13.24%) Wireless
7 89 (13.09%) MPLS
8 86 (12.65%) TCP/IP
9 71 (10.44%) VoIP
10 68 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 63 (9.26%) BGP
12 58 (8.53%) SSL
13 50 (7.35%) OSPF
14 46 (6.76%) SAN
15 45 (6.62%) DHCP
16 44 (6.47%) Intrusion Detection
17 40 (5.88%) Internet
17 40 (5.88%) VLAN
18 34 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.03%) MySQL
3 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.29%) Redis
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.15%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.15%) Riak
Development Applications
1 11 (1.62%) MSI
2 6 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.59%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.59%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.59%) JIRA
5 3 (0.44%) Subversion
6 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.15%) Maven
7 1 (0.15%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 61 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 56 (8.24%) Finance
3 10 (1.47%) Retail
4 9 (1.32%) Banking
5 6 (0.88%) Billing
6 5 (0.74%) Back Office
6 5 (0.74%) Legal
6 5 (0.74%) Military
7 4 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) Electronics
9 2 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 217 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 83 (12.21%) Architect
3 68 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 58 (8.53%) Analyst
5 54 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 52 (7.65%) Consultant
7 43 (6.32%) Cisco Engineer
8 40 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 35 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.12%) Firewall Engineer
11 27 (3.97%) Network Architect
11 27 (3.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 26 (3.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 26 (3.82%) Network Analyst
13 24 (3.53%) Administrator
13 24 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
14 22 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (2.94%) Security Specialist
16 19 (2.79%) Security Consultant
17 18 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.65%) XML
2 16 (2.35%) Middleware
3 10 (1.47%) Web Services
4 9 (1.32%) 802.1X
5 8 (1.18%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.74%) CSS
6 5 (0.74%) Java EE
6 5 (0.74%) REST
6 5 (0.74%) SOAP
7 3 (0.44%) .NET
7 3 (0.44%) HTML
7 3 (0.44%) J2EE
7 3 (0.44%) jQuery
8 2 (0.29%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.29%) CGI
8 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.29%) JSF
8 2 (0.29%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.29%) Sass
8 2 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (21.76%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 35 (5.15%) PKI
4 32 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.21%) Driving Licence
7 14 (2.06%) Replication
8 11 (1.62%) Clustering
8 11 (1.62%) CMDB
9 10 (1.47%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.47%) Smart Meter
10 9 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.03%) e-Health
12 7 (1.03%) IVR
12 7 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 173 (25.44%) Windows
2 110 (16.18%) Linux
3 71 (10.44%) Unix
4 66 (9.71%) Windows Server
5 54 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (6.62%) Windows 7
8 24 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (2.65%) Windows 10
10 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.35%) Solaris
12 11 (1.62%) CentOS
13 7 (1.03%) AIX
14 6 (0.88%) Android
14 6 (0.88%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.74%) SUSE
16 3 (0.44%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.29%) Debian
17 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.56%) ITIL
2 70 (10.29%) Network Design
3 61 (8.97%) Load Balancing
4 58 (8.53%) Information Security
5 55 (8.09%) Service Management
6 53 (7.79%) Migration
7 51 (7.50%) Change Management
8 48 (7.06%) SIEM
9 41 (6.03%) Kalman Filter
10 38 (5.59%) Web Filtering
11 35 (5.15%) Project Management
12 33 (4.85%) Incident Management
13 30 (4.41%) Network Architecture
14 29 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
16 25 (3.68%) Risk Management
17 24 (3.53%) Problem Management
18 23 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
18 23 (3.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 28 (4.12%) SQL
3 24 (3.53%) VBScript
4 20 (2.94%) Python
5 16 (2.35%) Java
5 16 (2.35%) Ruby
6 11 (1.62%) Perl
7 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.74%) PHP
10 3 (0.44%) C#
10 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.29%) C
11 2 (0.29%) C++
11 2 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.15%) VB6
12 1 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 215 (31.62%) Cisco Certification
2 171 (25.15%) Security Cleared
3 152 (22.35%) CCNP
4 147 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 100 (14.71%) CCNA
6 56 (8.24%) CCIE
7 52 (7.65%) CISSP
8 51 (7.50%) Degree
9 38 (5.59%) CCSE
10 33 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 32 (4.71%) CCDP
11 32 (4.71%) JNCIA
12 30 (4.41%) CCSA
13 26 (3.82%) CCIP
14 21 (3.09%) MCSA
15 20 (2.94%) DV Cleared
15 20 (2.94%) JNCIE
16 17 (2.50%) HP ASE
17 16 (2.35%) HP MASE
17 16 (2.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.38%) PCI DSS
2 33 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.53%) SLA
4 12 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.62%) HIPAA
5 11 (1.62%) QA
6 10 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (1.18%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.74%) PMO
9 3 (0.44%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.29%) GDPR
11 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 116 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 108 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.79%) VMware ESX
5 17 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.21%) vSphere
7 6 (0.88%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.88%) XenApp
7 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (0.74%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.74%) UAG
8 5 (0.74%) XenServer
9 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.44%) Docker
10 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.29%) Firmware
11 2 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 35 (5.15%) Puppet
2 31 (4.56%) FortiGate
3 23 (3.38%) Nagios
3 23 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
4 10 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.32%) SCCM
5 9 (1.32%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.03%) SCOM
7 6 (0.88%) Ansible
7 6 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.88%) vMotion
8 4 (0.59%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.59%) Nexpose
8 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.59%) SELinux
8 4 (0.59%) WSUS
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.44%) Opsview
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 375 (55.15%) Cisco
2 177 (26.03%) CheckPoint
3 157 (23.09%) Juniper
3 157 (23.09%) VMware
4 127 (18.68%) F5
5 99 (14.56%) Microsoft
6 87 (12.79%) HP
7 77 (11.32%) Palo Alto
8 63 (9.26%) Citrix
9 49 (7.21%) Blue Coat
10 41 (6.03%) Red Hat
11 40 (5.88%) Fortinet
12 35 (5.15%) Aruba
13 32 (4.71%) NetApp
14 31 (4.56%) Intel Security
15 30 (4.41%) Riverbed
16 28 (4.12%) Brocade
17 22 (3.24%) Dell
17 22 (3.24%) IBM
17 22 (3.24%) Oracle
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