Period
to 30 October 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 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 45 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 181 681 687
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.99% 4.94% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.86% 27.76% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 446 427
Median daily rate £432 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -2.94% +3.98%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 10
Median hourly rate £31.50 £77.50 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.35% +238.80% -39.00%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.25 £17.05
90th Percentile £48.50 £82.50 £158.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.77
% change year-on-year -11.11% +19.13% +45.28%

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 700 2,453 2,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.29% 17.79% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 1,367 1,430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £210 £201 £212
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
England median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 118
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +68.42% +33.80%
10th Percentile £11.83 £12.58 £12.74
90th Percentile £59.03 £82.50 £50.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £19.39
% change year-on-year +27.27% +41.86% +3.66%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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
Hampshire +3 77 £450 +12.50% 16
Thames Valley +6 56 £450 +7.78% 21
Berkshire -4 33 £450 +12.50% 9
Surrey +15 20 £381 -14.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 19 £488 +2.85% 4
West Sussex +12 15 £625 +56.25% 6
East Sussex +26 4 £255 -42.70% 2
Oxfordshire +26 4 £358 -12.27% 8
Sussex +9 2 £263 -34.38%
Kent +20 1 £375 -7.69% 15
Middlesex +8 1 £300 -50.82%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 79 (43.65%) Windows
1 79 (43.65%) Cisco
2 66 (36.46%) VMware
3 62 (34.25%) DNS
4 57 (31.49%) Security Cleared
5 52 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (27.07%) WAN
7 48 (26.52%) Linux
8 44 (24.31%) VPN
9 43 (23.76%) Windows Server
10 42 (23.20%) SC Cleared
10 42 (23.20%) DHCP
10 42 (23.20%) VLAN
11 40 (22.10%) Active Directory
11 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
12 39 (21.55%) LAN
13 38 (20.99%) Ansible
13 38 (20.99%) DevOps
14 37 (20.44%) Azure
15 36 (19.89%) Microsoft
16 35 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (18.78%) CheckPoint
18 33 (18.23%) vSphere
19 32 (17.68%) Windows 10
19 32 (17.68%) Juniper
20 31 (17.13%) Windows Server 2016
21 29 (16.02%) Palo Alto
21 29 (16.02%) Docker
21 29 (16.02%) JIRA
22 28 (15.47%) Kubernetes

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 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Maximo
2 1 (0.55%) assyst
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.44%) Azure
2 23 (12.71%) Office 365
3 22 (12.15%) GitHub
4 17 (9.39%) AWS
5 13 (7.18%) IaaS
5 13 (7.18%) PaaS
6 12 (6.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.31%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (1.66%) SaaS
9 2 (1.10%) Akamai
9 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.10%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 62 (34.25%) DNS
2 49 (27.07%) WAN
3 44 (24.31%) VPN
4 42 (23.20%) DHCP
4 42 (23.20%) VLAN
5 39 (21.55%) LAN
6 24 (13.26%) Network Security
7 23 (12.71%) SNMP
8 22 (12.15%) MPLS
8 22 (12.15%) Reverse Proxy
8 22 (12.15%) Wireless
9 20 (11.05%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (9.39%) BGP
10 17 (9.39%) IPsec
11 16 (8.84%) VoIP
12 15 (8.29%) TCP/IP
13 14 (7.73%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (6.08%) NetScaler
15 10 (5.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (5.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.10%) GIS
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) HBase
4 1 (0.55%) MySQL
4 1 (0.55%) Power BI
4 1 (0.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (16.02%) JIRA
2 23 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 22 (12.15%) Git (software)
4 21 (11.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (11.60%) GitLab
5 8 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.66%) ReSharper
7 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.55%) FishEye
8 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.76%) Back Office
3 5 (2.76%) Front Office
4 2 (1.10%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) German Language
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Police
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (28.18%) Network Engineer
2 35 (19.34%) Architect
3 21 (11.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (6.63%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) Analyst
5 10 (5.52%) Network Architect
6 9 (4.97%) Security Analyst
7 8 (4.42%) Administrator
7 8 (4.42%) Security Engineer
8 7 (3.87%) Consultant
8 7 (3.87%) Security Architect
8 7 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.31%) Support Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.76%) Network Support
10 5 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) .NET
2 15 (8.29%) REST
3 11 (6.08%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (6.08%) gRPC
3 11 (6.08%) RESTful
3 11 (6.08%) Swagger
4 9 (4.97%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.66%) LDAP
6 3 (1.66%) Middleware
6 3 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.10%) OpenID
7 2 (1.10%) SAML
8 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.55%) Spine.js
8 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.97%) PKI
5 7 (3.87%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.87%) NHS
6 6 (3.31%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.66%) Replication
9 3 (1.66%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.10%) iPhone
10 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (43.65%) Windows
2 48 (26.52%) Linux
3 43 (23.76%) Windows Server
4 32 (17.68%) Windows 10
5 31 (17.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (12.15%) CentOS
8 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.31%) Ubuntu
9 6 (3.31%) Unix
9 6 (3.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.21%) Check Point GAiA
11 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Android
13 1 (0.55%) MVS
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.99%) DevOps
2 35 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (14.92%) Infrastructure as Code
4 26 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (13.81%) Configuration Management
6 24 (13.26%) Load Balancing
6 24 (13.26%) Migration
7 23 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (11.60%) Continuous Deployment
9 16 (8.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (7.73%) High Availability
10 14 (7.73%) ITIL
10 14 (7.73%) Project Delivery
10 14 (7.73%) SIEM
11 13 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (7.18%) Service Management
11 13 (7.18%) Systems Engineering
12 12 (6.63%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (6.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.10%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.84%) Python
3 13 (7.18%) Bash Shell
4 12 (6.63%) C#
5 11 (6.08%) Go
6 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.76%) SQL
7 3 (1.66%) Java
8 1 (0.55%) AWK
8 1 (0.55%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.55%) C++
8 1 (0.55%) C-shell
8 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) sed
Qualifications
1 57 (31.49%) Security Cleared
2 42 (23.20%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.26%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (9.94%) CCNP
5 13 (7.18%) CCNA
6 11 (6.08%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.31%) Degree
8 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (2.76%) CISSP
8 5 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.21%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.66%) CCDP
10 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.10%) CCIP
11 2 (1.10%) CISM
11 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.55%) CCDA
12 1 (0.55%) CCIE
12 1 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) NIST
2 7 (3.87%) SLA
3 6 (3.31%) GDPR
4 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.21%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.66%) QA
7 2 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (1.10%) GAMP
7 2 (1.10%) HIPAA
7 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.55%) COBIT
8 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.55%) NCSC
System Software
1 52 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (22.10%) Active Directory
3 33 (18.23%) vSphere
4 29 (16.02%) Docker
5 17 (9.39%) VMware NSX
6 12 (6.63%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (6.08%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.87%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.21%) Firmware
10 2 (1.10%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.10%) vCloud
11 1 (0.55%) HDFS
11 1 (0.55%) NFS
11 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.55%) UAG
11 1 (0.55%) VMFS
11 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (20.99%) Ansible
2 28 (15.47%) Kubernetes
3 26 (14.36%) Terraform
4 22 (12.15%) Puppet
5 21 (11.60%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (11.60%) Packer
6 13 (7.18%) SCCM
7 12 (6.63%) Nessus
7 12 (6.63%) ZABBIX
8 11 (6.08%) Grafana
8 11 (6.08%) Prometheus
9 10 (5.52%) vCenter Server
9 10 (5.52%) vRealize
10 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (3.87%) FortiGate
12 5 (2.76%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (2.21%) QRadar
14 3 (1.66%) WSUS
15 2 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 79 (43.65%) Cisco
2 66 (36.46%) VMware
3 36 (19.89%) Microsoft
4 34 (18.78%) CheckPoint
5 32 (17.68%) Juniper
6 29 (16.02%) Palo Alto
7 24 (13.26%) Dell
8 21 (11.60%) Atlassian
9 20 (11.05%) Citrix
10 18 (9.94%) Splunk
11 17 (9.39%) F5
12 14 (7.73%) EMC
13 12 (6.63%) Extreme Networks
14 10 (5.52%) Fortinet
14 10 (5.52%) HP
15 9 (4.97%) Blue Coat
15 9 (4.97%) SolarWinds
16 8 (4.42%) Avaya
16 8 (4.42%) Meraki
17 7 (3.87%) Aruba