Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 43 40
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 681 666 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.07% 4.36% 4.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.29% 23.67% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 486 518
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £283 £275 £239
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 36
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £19.20 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.56% -33.79% -20.00%
10th Percentile £17.12 £14.43 £19.00
90th Percentile £56.00 £49.38 £57.50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +55.00% -10.11% -7.77%

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 2,590 2,814 3,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.49% 18.43% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,340 1,626 2,080
South East median daily rate £412 £402 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% +5.66% +1.33%
10th Percentile £190 £218 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 186 202
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £16.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.79% -44.17% -7.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.60 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.75 £45.44 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -4 283 £425 +6.25% 71
Hampshire -8 226 £400 -4.19% 60
Berkshire -7 143 £400 -11.11% 44
Buckinghamshire +6 107 £425 +11.48% 13
Surrey -8 106 £475 +1.60% 29
Oxfordshire -8 33 £450 +33.33% 14
West Sussex +2 29 £393 -1.26% 7
East Sussex +13 11 £325 -7.14% 5
Kent -6 10 £375 - 9
Middlesex -2 8 £412 -8.44%
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 326 (47.87%) Cisco
2 210 (30.84%) Windows
3 198 (29.07%) Security Cleared
4 188 (27.61%) VMware
5 153 (22.47%) Linux
6 151 (22.17%) WAN
7 148 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
8 145 (21.29%) Active Directory
9 143 (21.00%) VPN
10 137 (20.12%) LAN
11 136 (19.97%) Microsoft
11 136 (19.97%) SC Cleared
12 130 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
13 129 (18.94%) Network Security
14 125 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 122 (17.91%) CCNP
16 119 (17.47%) DNS
17 114 (16.74%) Juniper
18 105 (15.42%) TCP/IP
18 105 (15.42%) ITIL
19 104 (15.27%) Palo Alto
20 100 (14.68%) Data Centre
21 99 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
22 92 (13.51%) Windows Server
22 92 (13.51%) CheckPoint
23 88 (12.92%) Citrix
24 87 (12.78%) F5
25 84 (12.33%) DV Cleared
26 83 (12.19%) Load Balancing
27 80 (11.75%) Migration

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 47 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.61%) IIS
3 35 (5.14%) Confluence
4 34 (4.99%) Skype for Business
5 27 (3.96%) OpenStack
6 20 (2.94%) Apache
7 18 (2.64%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (1.47%) JBoss
11 8 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.44%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.44%) SAS
14 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.29%) Documentum
14 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.29%) nginx
15 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.59%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 99 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (9.54%) IaaS
4 59 (8.66%) Office 365
5 57 (8.37%) PaaS
6 23 (3.38%) OpenShift
7 20 (2.94%) SaaS
8 14 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.76%) NuGet
10 6 (0.88%) Yammer
11 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
14 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
15 1 (0.15%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 151 (22.17%) WAN
2 143 (21.00%) VPN
3 137 (20.12%) LAN
4 130 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
5 129 (18.94%) Network Security
6 119 (17.47%) DNS
7 105 (15.42%) TCP/IP
8 73 (10.72%) BGP
9 71 (10.43%) VLAN
10 70 (10.28%) Cisco ISE
10 70 (10.28%) Wireless
11 60 (8.81%) SAN
12 59 (8.66%) OSPF
13 56 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 53 (7.78%) DHCP
15 52 (7.64%) IPsec
16 45 (6.61%) NetScaler
17 44 (6.46%) MPLS
18 36 (5.29%) Internet
19 34 (4.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.67%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (3.38%) NuoDB
4 23 (3.38%) Redis
5 12 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.32%) MySQL
7 8 (1.17%) DB2
8 6 (0.88%) Big Data
8 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (0.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) HBase
12 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.73%) Jenkins
3 37 (5.43%) JIRA
4 23 (3.38%) Selenium
5 14 (2.06%) MSI
6 13 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.91%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.76%) Eclipse
7 12 (1.76%) Maven
7 12 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (1.76%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.59%) JMeter
8 4 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.59%) Subversion
9 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.29%) Hudson
9 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.29%) SilkTest
9 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (7.34%) Finance
2 21 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.64%) Banking
4 12 (1.76%) Retail
5 7 (1.03%) Back Office
5 7 (1.03%) International Banking
6 4 (0.59%) Publishing
7 3 (0.44%) Legal
8 2 (0.29%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (25.11%) Network Engineer
2 137 (20.12%) Architect
3 58 (8.52%) Analyst
4 57 (8.37%) Security Engineer
5 42 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 41 (6.02%) Network Architect
7 39 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.58%) Consultant
9 35 (5.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (4.41%) Security Analyst
10 30 (4.41%) Security Architect
11 29 (4.26%) Technical Architect
12 27 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 27 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (3.67%) Support Engineer
14 22 (3.23%) Designer
15 20 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 18 (2.64%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
16 18 (2.64%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.38%) RabbitMQ
2 16 (2.35%) .NET
3 13 (1.91%) REST
4 12 (1.76%) Middleware
5 11 (1.62%) .NET Core
5 11 (1.62%) Web Services
6 9 (1.32%) LDAP
7 6 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.88%) MAPI
8 4 (0.59%) Rendezvous
8 4 (0.59%) SOAP
9 3 (0.44%) Servlets
9 3 (0.44%) WAP
9 3 (0.44%) XML
9 3 (0.44%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.29%) Core Data
10 2 (0.29%) EJB
10 2 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.29%) JSON
10 2 (0.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.31%) PKI
3 42 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.52%) Clustering
5 21 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.17%) DataPower
10 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.88%) e-Health
12 6 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.59%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 210 (30.84%) Windows
2 153 (22.47%) Linux
3 92 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 59 (8.66%) Unix
5 51 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (3.52%) Windows 7
9 20 (2.94%) Solaris
10 18 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.20%) Windows Vista
12 14 (2.06%) Windows 10
13 10 (1.47%) AIX
13 10 (1.47%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (0.88%) Debian
15 5 (0.73%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.59%) CentOS
16 4 (0.59%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.44%) Android
17 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.42%) ITIL
2 83 (12.19%) Load Balancing
3 80 (11.75%) Migration
4 64 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.08%) Change Management
6 50 (7.34%) DevOps
6 50 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (6.17%) Network Management
8 39 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 39 (5.73%) TOGAF
9 36 (5.29%) Network Design
10 34 (4.99%) SIEM
11 33 (4.85%) Information Security
11 33 (4.85%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
12 31 (4.55%) Problem Management
13 30 (4.41%) ITIL V3
13 30 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
14 28 (4.11%) Configuration Management
14 28 (4.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 51 (7.49%) SQL
3 26 (3.82%) Java
4 22 (3.23%) Python
5 20 (2.94%) C#
6 15 (2.20%) C++
7 13 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.76%) C
8 12 (1.76%) CQL
8 12 (1.76%) Perl
9 6 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.88%) VBA
10 2 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.29%) VBScript
11 1 (0.15%) C-shell
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
11 1 (0.15%) PHP
11 1 (0.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 198 (29.07%) Security Cleared
2 148 (21.73%) Cisco Certification
3 136 (19.97%) SC Cleared
4 122 (17.91%) CCNP
5 84 (12.33%) DV Cleared
6 43 (6.31%) CCNA
7 38 (5.58%) CCIE
8 32 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (3.96%) CCDP
9 27 (3.96%) CISSP
10 26 (3.82%) Degree
11 23 (3.38%) JNCIS
12 16 (2.35%) MCSE
12 16 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (2.06%) CCSE
14 12 (1.76%) CCSA
14 12 (1.76%) MCSA
15 9 (1.32%) CISM
16 7 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 6 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 21 (3.08%) QA
4 19 (2.79%) SLA
5 14 (2.06%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.03%) PMO
8 4 (0.59%) GDPR
8 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.44%) FIPS 140-2
10 2 (0.29%) ECSS
10 2 (0.29%) RMADS
11 1 (0.15%) COBIT
11 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
System Software
1 145 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 125 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (9.40%) Hyper-V
4 48 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (4.85%) vSphere
6 28 (4.11%) XenServer
7 25 (3.67%) XenApp
8 23 (3.38%) XenDesktop
9 19 (2.79%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.32%) ProxySG
11 9 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.17%) UAG
12 8 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.17%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.88%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.73%) KVM
15 4 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 38 (5.58%) SCOM
2 36 (5.29%) SCCM
3 24 (3.52%) FortiGate
4 20 (2.94%) Nessus
5 12 (1.76%) Opsview
6 11 (1.62%) Nmap
7 10 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (1.32%) Puppet
8 9 (1.32%) Terraform
9 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.03%) QRadar
11 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.88%) Nagios
11 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (0.88%) SELinux
11 6 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (0.88%) WSUS
12 5 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 326 (47.87%) Cisco
2 188 (27.61%) VMware
3 136 (19.97%) Microsoft
4 114 (16.74%) Juniper
5 104 (15.27%) Palo Alto
6 92 (13.51%) CheckPoint
7 88 (12.92%) Citrix
8 87 (12.78%) F5
9 63 (9.25%) HP
10 60 (8.81%) SolarWinds
11 56 (8.22%) Red Hat
12 44 (6.46%) IBM
13 35 (5.14%) McAfee
13 35 (5.14%) Oracle
14 34 (4.99%) Blue Coat
14 34 (4.99%) NetApp
15 24 (3.52%) Aruba
15 24 (3.52%) Brocade
16 22 (3.23%) Qualys
16 22 (3.23%) Sophos