Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 53 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 664 644 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.95% 4.03% 4.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.22% 23.72% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 441 567
South East median daily rate £430 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.97% +0.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £435 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 25
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £27.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.17% -16.67% +26.92%
10th Percentile £16.38 £17.48 £19.98
90th Percentile £55.62 £49.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% - +6.38%

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 2,633 2,715 3,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.66% 17.01% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,369 1,473 2,032
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 171 198
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.87% -30.08% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +5 268 £430 +7.38% 65
Hampshire -1 230 £438 +6.71% 30
Berkshire -15 139 £419 -9.46% 44
Surrey -9 105 £475 +12.43% 34
Buckinghamshire +12 80 £428 +0.59% 13
Oxfordshire +27 49 £450 +53.19% 8
West Sussex -21 23 £413 +4.43% 4
East Sussex +7 13 £413 +5.77% 4
Middlesex +5 10 £425 -7.61%
Kent -12 8 £325 -13.33% 7
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 304 (45.78%) Cisco
2 201 (30.27%) Windows
3 183 (27.56%) Security Cleared
4 150 (22.59%) LAN
4 150 (22.59%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (22.44%) Network Security
6 148 (22.29%) WAN
7 140 (21.08%) VPN
8 139 (20.93%) VMware
9 133 (20.03%) Microsoft
10 127 (19.13%) Juniper
11 126 (18.98%) DNS
12 125 (18.83%) Active Directory
13 124 (18.67%) CCNP
14 123 (18.52%) TCP/IP
15 121 (18.22%) Linux
16 120 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
17 117 (17.62%) SC Cleared
18 106 (15.96%) Palo Alto
19 99 (14.91%) Windows Server
20 96 (14.46%) CheckPoint
21 91 (13.70%) Data Centre
21 91 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 88 (13.25%) ITIL
23 86 (12.95%) BGP
24 84 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
25 82 (12.35%) Migration
26 80 (12.05%) F5
27 75 (11.30%) DV Cleared
28 73 (10.99%) Wireless

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 29 (4.37%) IIS
1 29 (4.37%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.31%) Skype for Business
3 21 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.41%) Apache
5 12 (1.81%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.51%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.60%) Confluence
10 4 (0.60%) JBoss
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.45%) nginx
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) GemFire
13 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 26 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) RMDS
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 84 (12.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (7.68%) Office 365
4 35 (5.27%) IaaS
5 29 (4.37%) SaaS
6 27 (4.07%) PaaS
7 17 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.51%) Yammer
10 6 (0.90%) Boomi
11 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.30%) NuGet
12 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (22.59%) LAN
2 149 (22.44%) Network Security
3 148 (22.29%) WAN
4 140 (21.08%) VPN
5 126 (18.98%) DNS
6 123 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 120 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
8 86 (12.95%) BGP
9 73 (10.99%) Wireless
10 67 (10.09%) OSPF
11 65 (9.79%) Cisco ISE
12 64 (9.64%) VLAN
13 63 (9.49%) DHCP
14 61 (9.19%) Internet
15 60 (9.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 57 (8.58%) MPLS
17 51 (7.68%) SAN
18 50 (7.53%) IPsec
18 50 (7.53%) SSL
19 45 (6.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.51%) DB2
2 10 (1.51%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.36%) MySQL
3 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.90%) Big Data
5 6 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.90%) Redis
6 5 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.45%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.45%) Flink
7 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.30%) NuoDB
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.90%) JIRA
4 6 (0.90%) MSI
4 6 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.75%) Subversion
6 4 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.60%) JMeter
6 4 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.45%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.45%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.45%) Maven
8 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.30%) Hudson
8 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.30%) Selenium
8 2 (0.30%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (8.43%) Finance
2 30 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.20%) Retail
4 6 (0.90%) Banking
4 6 (0.90%) Legal
5 5 (0.75%) Law
6 4 (0.60%) Publishing
7 3 (0.45%) Back Office
8 2 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.30%) Games
8 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 173 (26.05%) Network Engineer
2 112 (16.87%) Architect
3 65 (9.79%) Security Engineer
4 63 (9.49%) Analyst
5 44 (6.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (6.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 42 (6.33%) Consultant
7 40 (6.02%) Support Engineer
8 36 (5.42%) Firewall Engineer
8 36 (5.42%) Network Architect
9 33 (4.97%) Security Analyst
10 32 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
11 26 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
12 25 (3.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 25 (3.77%) Security Architect
13 20 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (3.01%) Security Manager
14 19 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 18 (2.71%) Network Analyst
16 16 (2.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.46%) Web Services
2 18 (2.71%) Middleware
3 11 (1.66%) 802.1X
4 10 (1.51%) LDAP
4 10 (1.51%) REST
5 8 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.20%) Spring
6 7 (1.05%) J2EE
6 7 (1.05%) Spring Boot
6 7 (1.05%) XML
7 6 (0.90%) .NET
7 6 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.75%) Sensu
9 4 (0.60%) CSS
9 4 (0.60%) Rendezvous
10 3 (0.45%) JSON
10 3 (0.45%) Servlets
10 3 (0.45%) SOAP
10 3 (0.45%) Spark Streaming
10 3 (0.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.70%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.58%) PKI
3 43 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.56%) Fat Client
7 17 (2.56%) Thin Client
8 16 (2.41%) Clustering
8 16 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.96%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.51%) DataPower
11 10 (1.51%) Replication
12 8 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.20%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
13 7 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 201 (30.27%) Windows
2 121 (18.22%) Linux
3 99 (14.91%) Windows Server
4 66 (9.94%) Unix
5 35 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.16%) Windows 10
8 19 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.96%) AIX
9 13 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (1.51%) Check Point GAiA
11 9 (1.36%) CentOS
12 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.60%) Solaris
13 4 (0.60%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.45%) Android
14 3 (0.45%) Debian
14 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (13.25%) ITIL
2 82 (12.35%) Migration
3 60 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 54 (8.13%) Change Management
5 51 (7.68%) Load Balancing
6 46 (6.93%) Information Security
7 42 (6.33%) Network Management
7 42 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (5.87%) Network Design
9 38 (5.72%) SIEM
10 35 (5.27%) DevOps
11 30 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
12 29 (4.37%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (4.22%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (4.22%) Problem Management
14 27 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
15 26 (3.92%) ITIL V3
16 25 (3.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.34%) SQL
2 61 (9.19%) PowerShell
3 30 (4.52%) Python
4 20 (3.01%) Java
5 15 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.11%) C
7 11 (1.66%) C#
8 10 (1.51%) Perl
9 6 (0.90%) C++
9 6 (0.90%) PHP
10 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.60%) VBScript
11 2 (0.30%) CQL
11 2 (0.30%) Groovy
12 1 (0.15%) Lingo
12 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.15%) Tcl
12 1 (0.15%) VB
12 1 (0.15%) VBA
12 1 (0.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 183 (27.56%) Security Cleared
2 150 (22.59%) Cisco Certification
3 124 (18.67%) CCNP
4 117 (17.62%) SC Cleared
5 75 (11.30%) DV Cleared
6 41 (6.17%) CCNA
7 40 (6.02%) CISSP
8 36 (5.42%) CCIE
9 33 (4.97%) Degree
10 24 (3.61%) CISM
11 22 (3.31%) JNCIS
12 21 (3.16%) CCDP
13 20 (3.01%) CCSE
14 16 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (2.26%) CCSA
16 12 (1.81%) CCA
17 11 (1.66%) MCSE
18 10 (1.51%) Check Point Certification
19 9 (1.36%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.31%) QA
3 19 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.86%) SLA
4 15 (2.26%) GDPR
5 5 (0.75%) PMO
5 5 (0.75%) RMADS
6 4 (0.60%) GPG13
6 4 (0.60%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.30%) ECSS
8 2 (0.30%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 125 (18.83%) Active Directory
2 91 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (8.13%) Hyper-V
4 32 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.37%) XenApp
5 29 (4.37%) XenDesktop
6 24 (3.61%) vSphere
6 24 (3.61%) XenServer
7 16 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (2.26%) Docker
9 14 (2.11%) DFS Replication
10 10 (1.51%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.20%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.90%) KVM
12 6 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.75%) Xen
14 4 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.60%) Snort
Systems Management
1 39 (5.87%) FortiGate
1 39 (5.87%) SCCM
2 30 (4.52%) SCOM
3 18 (2.71%) Nessus
4 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.66%) Nmap
5 10 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (1.51%) Puppet
6 8 (1.20%) Ansible
7 7 (1.05%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.90%) logstash
8 6 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.90%) Nagios
8 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.75%) Kibana
9 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.75%) QRadar
9 5 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 304 (45.78%) Cisco
2 139 (20.93%) VMware
3 133 (20.03%) Microsoft
4 127 (19.13%) Juniper
5 106 (15.96%) Palo Alto
6 96 (14.46%) CheckPoint
7 80 (12.05%) F5
8 73 (10.99%) Citrix
9 61 (9.19%) Oracle
10 51 (7.68%) HP
11 39 (5.87%) Blue Coat
12 37 (5.57%) SolarWinds
13 35 (5.27%) IBM
14 33 (4.97%) McAfee
15 32 (4.82%) Aruba
15 32 (4.82%) NetApp
16 27 (4.07%) Sophos
17 25 (3.77%) Red Hat
18 23 (3.46%) Dell
19 20 (3.01%) Qualys