Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Firewall
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 40 45
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 648 738 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.85% 4.43% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.97% 23.32% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 513 455
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.27%
10th Percentile £263 £271 £228
90th Percentile £550 £528 £500
England median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 44
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +44.44% +15.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.55 £14.83
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £39.85
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +2.00% +11.73% -3.24%

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 2949 3165 3514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.98% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1803 1886
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £527 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 221 243
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £46.09 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -19 272 £419 -1.47% 39
Hampshire 0 207 £400 - 27
Berkshire -3 161 £425 +6.12% 22
Surrey -3 95 £450 +12.50% 10
Buckinghamshire -34 68 £419 -6.94% 10
Oxfordshire +20 42 £365 +6.18% 7
West Sussex -7 33 £375 -6.25% 5
Kent -7 20 £388 +91.36% 1
Middlesex -8 8 £460 +5.14%
East Sussex -5 5 £383 +45.71% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
Sussex -2 2 £488 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 289 (44.60%) Cisco
2 198 (30.56%) Windows
3 166 (25.62%) VMware
4 159 (24.54%) Network Security
5 142 (21.91%) Security Cleared
6 137 (21.14%) CheckPoint
7 134 (20.68%) Linux
8 125 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
9 123 (18.98%) Active Directory
9 123 (18.98%) Microsoft
10 119 (18.36%) VPN
11 118 (18.21%) Windows Server
12 116 (17.90%) DNS
12 116 (17.90%) WAN
13 115 (17.75%) Citrix
14 111 (17.13%) Juniper
15 103 (15.90%) TCP/IP
16 101 (15.59%) CCNP
17 98 (15.12%) LAN
18 97 (14.97%) SC Cleared
19 90 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 86 (13.27%) F5
21 83 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
22 82 (12.65%) ITIL
23 79 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
24 78 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
25 74 (11.42%) Data Centre
26 72 (11.11%) SQL
27 71 (10.96%) DHCP
28 69 (10.65%) PowerShell

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 46 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 22 (3.40%) OpenStack
4 21 (3.24%) IIS
5 19 (2.93%) Apache
6 18 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.62%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (1.85%) Confluence
9 12 (1.85%) SAS
9 12 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.70%) JBoss
11 7 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.62%) Liferay
14 3 (0.46%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) RMDS
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (8.95%) Office 365
4 56 (8.64%) IaaS
5 42 (6.48%) PaaS
6 10 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.39%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.23%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.23%) SaaS
9 4 (0.62%) Boomi
9 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.62%) Yammer
10 2 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 159 (24.54%) Network Security
2 119 (18.36%) VPN
3 116 (17.90%) DNS
3 116 (17.90%) WAN
4 103 (15.90%) TCP/IP
5 98 (15.12%) LAN
6 79 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
7 71 (10.96%) DHCP
8 59 (9.10%) SAN
9 57 (8.80%) NetScaler
9 57 (8.80%) Wireless
10 53 (8.18%) VoIP
11 51 (7.87%) MPLS
12 48 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (6.79%) BGP
14 41 (6.33%) IPsec
15 39 (6.02%) SSL
16 35 (5.40%) OSPF
17 34 (5.25%) Internet
18 33 (5.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.54%) MySQL
6 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.23%) Redis
8 7 (1.08%) NuoDB
9 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.62%) Big Data
11 4 (0.62%) JasperReports
11 4 (0.62%) MS Access
11 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 27 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.78%) MSI
3 13 (2.01%) JIRA
3 13 (2.01%) Selenium
4 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 4 (0.62%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.31%) Hudson
7 2 (0.31%) Subversion
8 1 (0.15%) GitLab
8 1 (0.15%) JUnit
8 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.15%) Toad
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 64 (9.88%) Finance
2 40 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.16%) Banking
4 11 (1.70%) Retail
5 6 (0.93%) French Language
5 6 (0.93%) Legal
6 5 (0.77%) Back Office
6 5 (0.77%) Billing
6 5 (0.77%) German Language
6 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.77%) Marketing
6 5 (0.77%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.46%) Polish Language
8 3 (0.46%) Publishing
9 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) International Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (23.61%) Network Engineer
2 114 (17.59%) Architect
3 62 (9.57%) Analyst
4 54 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 39 (6.02%) Support Engineer
6 37 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (5.56%) Administrator
8 34 (5.25%) Consultant
9 33 (5.09%) Security Architect
10 32 (4.94%) Network Architect
11 31 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 29 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
14 22 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (3.24%) Firewall Engineer
16 20 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
17 18 (2.78%) Security Analyst
18 17 (2.62%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.47%) Regular Expression
2 15 (2.31%) Web Services
3 14 (2.16%) Middleware
4 11 (1.70%) .NET
5 7 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (1.08%) X-Windows
6 5 (0.77%) SOAP
6 5 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.62%) CSS
7 4 (0.62%) HTML
7 4 (0.62%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (0.62%) J2EE
7 4 (0.62%) Java EE
8 3 (0.46%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.46%) Sensu
8 3 (0.46%) WAP
8 3 (0.46%) XML
9 2 (0.31%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.42%) Data Centre
2 23 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.31%) PKI
6 14 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.70%) Replication
8 10 (1.54%) Clustering
9 9 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.77%) AS400
11 5 (0.77%) CESG
11 5 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.77%) Minimum Viable Product
12 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 198 (30.56%) Windows
2 134 (20.68%) Linux
3 118 (18.21%) Windows Server
4 78 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.02%) Unix
7 37 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 25 (3.86%) Windows 7
10 20 (3.09%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.93%) CentOS
12 17 (2.62%) Solaris
13 15 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (2.01%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.39%) AIX
16 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.77%) SUSE
18 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (12.65%) ITIL
2 68 (10.49%) Load Balancing
3 55 (8.49%) Information Security
4 45 (6.94%) Network Design
5 42 (6.48%) Configuration Management
6 41 (6.33%) DevOps
6 41 (6.33%) Network Management
7 37 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 36 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (5.56%) Service Management
9 34 (5.25%) SIEM
10 33 (5.09%) Kalman Filter
11 31 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (4.48%) Migration
13 28 (4.32%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.70%) Change Management
14 24 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (3.55%) High Availability
16 22 (3.40%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 72 (11.11%) SQL
2 69 (10.65%) PowerShell
3 29 (4.48%) Bash Shell
3 29 (4.48%) Python
4 28 (4.32%) Perl
5 15 (2.31%) Java
6 14 (2.16%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.08%) VB
8 6 (0.93%) PHP
9 5 (0.77%) C
9 5 (0.77%) C-shell
9 5 (0.77%) Korn
9 5 (0.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 4 (0.62%) Ruby
10 4 (0.62%) VBScript
11 1 (0.15%) C#
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) R
11 1 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 142 (21.91%) Security Cleared
2 125 (19.29%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (15.59%) CCNP
4 97 (14.97%) SC Cleared
5 55 (8.49%) CCNA
6 48 (7.41%) CCIE
7 39 (6.02%) Degree
8 36 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 30 (4.63%) CISSP
9 30 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (4.32%) CCSA
11 26 (4.01%) CCSE
12 17 (2.62%) CCDP
12 17 (2.62%) MCSE
13 14 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (2.01%) CISM
15 12 (1.85%) JNCIA
15 12 (1.85%) JNCIE
16 11 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (1.54%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (4.63%) PCI DSS
2 30 (4.63%) SLA
3 22 (3.40%) QA
4 10 (1.54%) PMO
5 8 (1.23%) GDPR
5 8 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.93%) COBIT
7 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) AS 2805
9 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 123 (18.98%) Active Directory
2 90 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 37 (5.71%) vSphere
6 31 (4.78%) XenServer
7 26 (4.01%) XenDesktop
8 19 (2.93%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.85%) XenApp
10 9 (1.39%) Docker
11 8 (1.23%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.93%) KVM
12 6 (0.93%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.77%) Xen
14 3 (0.46%) NFS
14 3 (0.46%) Openswan
15 2 (0.31%) Gluster
15 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (4.78%) SCCM
2 28 (4.32%) FortiGate
2 28 (4.32%) SCOM
3 22 (3.40%) Ansible
4 20 (3.09%) Puppet
5 15 (2.31%) Nagios
6 14 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (1.85%) SCSM
8 8 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.23%) QRadar
9 7 (1.08%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (1.08%) SELinux
9 7 (1.08%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.77%) Cacti
11 5 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 289 (44.60%) Cisco
2 166 (25.62%) VMware
3 137 (21.14%) CheckPoint
4 123 (18.98%) Microsoft
5 115 (17.75%) Citrix
6 111 (17.13%) Juniper
7 86 (13.27%) F5
8 67 (10.34%) HP
9 65 (10.03%) Palo Alto
10 47 (7.25%) SolarWinds
11 45 (6.94%) Oracle
11 45 (6.94%) Red Hat
12 42 (6.48%) Blue Coat
13 39 (6.02%) Fortinet
14 33 (5.09%) McAfee
15 26 (4.01%) IBM
16 25 (3.86%) Extreme Networks
17 22 (3.40%) Splunk
18 20 (3.09%) Dell
19 19 (2.93%) Lumension