Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 58 52
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 667 643 644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.59% 3.88% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.00% 24.61% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 365 440
South East median daily rate £404 £430 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +6.83% +0.63%
10th Percentile £227 £283 £263
90th Percentile £566 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £403
% change year-on-year -2.86% +8.56% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 12
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £23.88 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.93% -26.53% -1.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.38 £18.87
90th Percentile £82.50 £55.62 £49.75
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +40.00% -1.96%

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 2,565 2,613 2,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.66% 15.76% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,371 1,464
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £213
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 147 168
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +30.07% -30.04%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +11 270 £450 +4.77% 117
Hampshire -5 194 £388 -13.89% 70
Berkshire +12 188 £425 +1.49% 60
Surrey +25 109 £425 -8.11% 47
Buckinghamshire +4 60 £475 +11.05% 24
West Sussex +45 48 £413 - 21
Oxfordshire +6 22 £408 -9.44% 33
East Sussex +4 19 £500 +21.21% 6
Kent +9 17 £313 -3.85% 22
Middlesex +7 4 £475 +11.76%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 335 (50.22%) Cisco
2 220 (32.98%) Windows
3 186 (27.89%) Microsoft
4 182 (27.29%) WAN
5 181 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
6 178 (26.69%) VPN
7 171 (25.64%) LAN
8 159 (23.84%) Azure
9 156 (23.39%) DNS
10 149 (22.34%) VMware
11 143 (21.44%) Active Directory
12 128 (19.19%) Security Cleared
13 127 (19.04%) CCNP
14 123 (18.44%) Network Security
15 116 (17.39%) Office 365
16 110 (16.49%) Windows Server
17 106 (15.89%) CheckPoint
18 104 (15.59%) TCP/IP
18 104 (15.59%) F5
19 97 (14.54%) Palo Alto
20 96 (14.39%) Data Centre
20 96 (14.39%) CCNA
21 94 (14.09%) Cisco ASA
22 92 (13.79%) Citrix
23 89 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
23 89 (13.34%) SC Cleared
24 79 (11.84%) Information Security
25 78 (11.69%) Juniper
25 78 (11.69%) DHCP
25 78 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 42 (6.30%) MS Exchange
1 42 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.25%) Skype for Business
3 13 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (1.95%) IIS
3 13 (1.95%) OpenStack
4 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.20%) Apache
7 6 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.60%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.30%) Confluence
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) nginx
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 159 (23.84%) Azure
2 116 (17.39%) Office 365
3 72 (10.79%) AWS
4 68 (10.19%) PaaS
5 67 (10.04%) IaaS
6 55 (8.25%) SaaS
7 35 (5.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 22 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.35%) Yammer
11 7 (1.05%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.90%) Heroku
13 5 (0.75%) Akamai
13 5 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.60%) Boomi
14 4 (0.60%) GitHub
14 4 (0.60%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 182 (27.29%) WAN
2 178 (26.69%) VPN
3 171 (25.64%) LAN
4 156 (23.39%) DNS
5 123 (18.44%) Network Security
6 104 (15.59%) TCP/IP
7 94 (14.09%) Cisco ASA
8 78 (11.69%) DHCP
9 72 (10.79%) VLAN
10 69 (10.34%) MPLS
11 64 (9.60%) BGP
12 63 (9.45%) SAN
12 63 (9.45%) Wireless
13 53 (7.95%) NetScaler
14 47 (7.05%) Internet
15 45 (6.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 43 (6.45%) IPsec
16 43 (6.45%) OSPF
17 42 (6.30%) NAS
18 40 (6.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.60%) MySQL
7 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.45%) GIS
8 3 (0.45%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.30%) DB2
9 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.30%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 9 (1.35%) JIRA
2 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.90%) MSI
3 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.45%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
7 1 (0.15%) JMeter
7 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (7.65%) Finance
1 51 (7.65%) Telecoms
2 28 (4.20%) Public Sector
3 15 (2.25%) Legal
4 13 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.80%) Publishing
6 11 (1.65%) Law
7 10 (1.50%) Banking
8 5 (0.75%) Local Government
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Advertising
9 4 (0.60%) Electronics
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Automotive
10 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 216 (32.38%) Network Engineer
2 128 (19.19%) Architect
3 67 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (8.40%) Network Architect
5 48 (7.20%) Security Engineer
6 43 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 34 (5.10%) Consultant
8 33 (4.95%) Analyst
8 33 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 30 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 24 (3.60%) Designer
12 23 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
13 22 (3.30%) Network Support
14 21 (3.15%) IT Engineer
14 21 (3.15%) Security Architect
15 20 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.85%) Infrastructure Support
17 18 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
17 18 (2.70%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.40%) Web Services
2 13 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (1.50%) Middleware
4 8 (1.20%) 802.1X
5 6 (0.90%) LDAP
6 5 (0.75%) REST
6 5 (0.75%) Spring
7 4 (0.60%) .NET
7 4 (0.60%) JMS
7 4 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (0.60%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.45%) J2EE
8 3 (0.45%) LAMP
9 1 (0.15%) ADO
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.15%) HTML
9 1 (0.15%) JSF
9 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 35 (5.25%) Replication
4 28 (4.20%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.75%) Clustering
5 25 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (3.00%) Fat Client
6 20 (3.00%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.25%) PKI
10 13 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.65%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.35%) CMDB
13 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.20%) DataPower
14 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
15 7 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 220 (32.98%) Windows
2 110 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 74 (11.09%) Linux
4 66 (9.90%) Windows 10
5 47 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (4.20%) Unix
8 17 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.50%) Solaris
12 9 (1.35%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.20%) AIX
13 8 (1.20%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.75%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.30%) CentOS
17 2 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (11.84%) Information Security
2 78 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 77 (11.54%) ITIL
4 66 (9.90%) Network Design
5 62 (9.30%) Load Balancing
6 61 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 50 (7.50%) Migration
8 48 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
9 43 (6.45%) SIEM
10 42 (6.30%) Change Management
11 40 (6.00%) Data Protection
12 37 (5.55%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (4.35%) Project Delivery
14 28 (4.20%) DevOps
15 27 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (4.05%) Network Architecture
15 27 (4.05%) Project Management
16 26 (3.90%) Problem Management
16 26 (3.90%) Security Management
17 25 (3.75%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.04%) PowerShell
2 59 (8.85%) SQL
3 20 (3.00%) Java
3 20 (3.00%) Python
4 13 (1.95%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.20%) Go
6 7 (1.05%) Ruby
7 6 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.75%) Perl
9 3 (0.45%) C
9 3 (0.45%) C++
9 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.30%) C#
11 1 (0.15%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.15%) Scala
11 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (27.14%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (19.19%) Security Cleared
3 127 (19.04%) CCNP
4 96 (14.39%) CCNA
5 89 (13.34%) SC Cleared
6 38 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (5.40%) CCIE
8 29 (4.35%) Degree
9 28 (4.20%) CISSP
9 28 (4.20%) DV Cleared
10 25 (3.75%) CCDP
11 19 (2.85%) MCSE
12 17 (2.55%) MCITP
13 15 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
14 14 (2.10%) CISM
15 13 (1.95%) CCA
15 13 (1.95%) CISA
15 13 (1.95%) MCSA
16 12 (1.80%) CCSE
17 11 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (3.45%) GDPR
3 18 (2.70%) SLA
4 15 (2.25%) QA
5 14 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (1.50%) NIST
6 10 (1.50%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.35%) PMO
7 9 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.45%) NCSC
11 2 (0.30%) COBIT
11 2 (0.30%) COSO
11 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.15%) GAMP
12 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.15%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 143 (21.44%) Active Directory
2 89 (13.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.85%) Hyper-V
4 52 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (4.65%) XenApp
6 24 (3.60%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.80%) DFS Replication
8 11 (1.65%) vCloud
9 10 (1.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 10 (1.50%) vSphere
10 9 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.35%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.75%) Docker
13 5 (0.75%) Firmware
13 5 (0.75%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 63 (9.45%) SCCM
2 36 (5.40%) FortiGate
3 26 (3.90%) SCOM
4 18 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
5 17 (2.55%) Nessus
6 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.10%) Ansible
8 8 (1.20%) WSUS
9 7 (1.05%) Data Guard
9 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.90%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.75%) OpenView
11 5 (0.75%) Terraform
12 4 (0.60%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 335 (50.22%) Cisco
2 186 (27.89%) Microsoft
3 149 (22.34%) VMware
4 106 (15.89%) CheckPoint
5 104 (15.59%) F5
6 97 (14.54%) Palo Alto
7 92 (13.79%) Citrix
8 78 (11.69%) Juniper
9 47 (7.05%) HP
10 38 (5.70%) Oracle
10 38 (5.70%) SolarWinds
11 37 (5.55%) Dell
12 33 (4.95%) Meraki
13 32 (4.80%) Fortinet
14 27 (4.05%) McAfee
15 25 (3.75%) Red Hat
16 22 (3.30%) Blue Coat
17 21 (3.15%) Aruba
18 17 (2.55%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.55%) Zscaler