Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 50 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 522 702 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.57% 4.40% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.34% 26.47% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 434 406
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £238 £270 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 9
South East median hourly rate £61.25 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.73% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.96 £12.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £69.20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +59.57% +17.50%

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 2,060 2,652 2,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.03% 16.63% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,065 1,411 1,547
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £184 £213 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £565
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 133 145
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% +14.29% -20.90%
10th Percentile £14.83 £12.00 £10.85
90th Percentile £78.75 £48.57 £45.70
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.97% +0.29% -16.89%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 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
Thames Valley +8 237 £408 -9.44% 105
Berkshire +1 156 £400 -15.79% 61
Hampshire -6 146 £425 +6.25% 55
Surrey +34 83 £450 - 45
Buckinghamshire +11 65 £461 +4.24% 23
West Sussex +9 27 £500 +29.45% 17
Oxfordshire +15 16 £250 -33.33% 21
Kent +14 12 £475 +46.15% 20
East Sussex +6 12 £370 -22.11% 8
Sussex - 1 - - 3
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 249 (47.70%) Cisco
2 168 (32.18%) Windows
3 154 (29.50%) DNS
4 145 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 141 (27.01%) VPN
6 139 (26.63%) Microsoft
7 136 (26.05%) Security Cleared
8 128 (24.52%) WAN
9 121 (23.18%) VMware
10 120 (22.99%) Active Directory
11 116 (22.22%) LAN
12 114 (21.84%) CheckPoint
13 109 (20.88%) TCP/IP
13 109 (20.88%) Azure
14 102 (19.54%) SC Cleared
15 96 (18.39%) CCNP
16 93 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
16 93 (17.82%) Palo Alto
17 90 (17.24%) BGP
18 86 (16.48%) F5
19 83 (15.90%) ITIL
20 81 (15.52%) Windows Server
21 80 (15.33%) Data Centre
21 80 (15.33%) Juniper
22 76 (14.56%) Information Security
22 76 (14.56%) Network Security
23 72 (13.79%) Wireless
23 72 (13.79%) CCNA
24 70 (13.41%) DHCP
25 69 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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 24 (4.60%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.83%) Skype for Business
3 15 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.34%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.77%) IIS
9 3 (0.57%) Apache
10 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.19%) Confluence
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 38 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.96%) assyst
3 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (20.88%) Azure
2 68 (13.03%) Office 365
3 51 (9.77%) IaaS
4 46 (8.81%) PaaS
5 45 (8.62%) SaaS
6 41 (7.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 39 (7.47%) AWS
8 21 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.34%) Yammer
11 3 (0.57%) Akamai
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.38%) Heroku
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.19%) GCP
13 1 (0.19%) NuGet
13 1 (0.19%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (29.50%) DNS
2 141 (27.01%) VPN
3 128 (24.52%) WAN
4 116 (22.22%) LAN
5 109 (20.88%) TCP/IP
6 93 (17.82%) Cisco ASA
7 90 (17.24%) BGP
8 76 (14.56%) Network Security
9 72 (13.79%) Wireless
10 70 (13.41%) DHCP
11 63 (12.07%) SAN
12 58 (11.11%) Internet
12 58 (11.11%) OSPF
13 54 (10.34%) MPLS
13 54 (10.34%) VLAN
14 45 (8.62%) IPsec
14 45 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
15 40 (7.66%) NAS
16 33 (6.32%) VoIP
17 31 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.87%) Oracle Database
2 13 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.77%) MySQL
7 3 (0.57%) EDMS
8 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.19%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) Power BI
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (1.53%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.53%) MSI
3 7 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.19%) JMeter
5 1 (0.19%) Maven
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 60 (11.49%) Finance
2 34 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.41%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.87%) Legal
5 14 (2.68%) Retail
6 11 (2.11%) Law
7 7 (1.34%) Banking
8 5 (0.96%) Publishing
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) Electronics
10 3 (0.57%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Police
Job Titles
1 163 (31.23%) Network Engineer
2 111 (21.26%) Architect
3 47 (9.00%) Analyst
4 45 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (7.09%) Security Engineer
6 36 (6.90%) Network Architect
7 31 (5.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 27 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.79%) Security Architect
10 22 (4.21%) Consultant
10 22 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (3.83%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (3.64%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
14 17 (3.26%) Network Analyst
15 16 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
15 16 (3.07%) Network Support
16 15 (2.87%) Azure Architect
16 15 (2.87%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.62%) Web Services
2 12 (2.30%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 9 (1.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (1.15%) REST
5 5 (0.96%) .NET
5 5 (0.96%) Middleware
6 4 (0.77%) SOAP
6 4 (0.77%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) Ajax
7 3 (0.57%) ModSecurity
8 2 (0.38%) JMS
8 2 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.38%) Spring
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.19%) LAMP
9 1 (0.19%) SAML
9 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 80 (15.33%) Data Centre
2 51 (9.77%) Replication
3 37 (7.09%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 19 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 18 (3.45%) PKI
6 13 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Licensing
8 11 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.72%) Clustering
9 9 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.15%) CMDB
10 6 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 168 (32.18%) Windows
2 81 (15.52%) Windows Server
3 50 (9.58%) Linux
3 50 (9.58%) Windows 10
4 41 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (4.60%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (2.68%) Unix
9 13 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.72%) AIX
11 9 (1.72%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (0.77%) Android
13 3 (0.57%) Solaris
13 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (15.90%) ITIL
2 76 (14.56%) Information Security
3 58 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 44 (8.43%) Network Design
6 41 (7.85%) Change Management
6 41 (7.85%) Cybersecurity
7 39 (7.47%) Migration
8 36 (6.90%) Project Delivery
9 35 (6.70%) SOA
10 32 (6.13%) Computer Science
11 29 (5.56%) Load Balancing
11 29 (5.56%) SIEM
12 27 (5.17%) Security Management
13 24 (4.60%) Penetration Testing
13 24 (4.60%) TOGAF
14 23 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (4.41%) Network Virtualisation
15 22 (4.21%) High Availability
15 22 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.22%) PowerShell
2 45 (8.62%) SQL
3 16 (3.07%) Java
4 14 (2.68%) Python
5 7 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.15%) Perl
7 5 (0.96%) C
8 4 (0.77%) Ruby
8 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.57%) VBScript
10 2 (0.38%) C++
10 2 (0.38%) Go
10 2 (0.38%) KiXtart
10 2 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) C#
11 1 (0.19%) COBOL
11 1 (0.19%) Julia
11 1 (0.19%) VB
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 145 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (26.05%) Security Cleared
3 102 (19.54%) SC Cleared
4 96 (18.39%) CCNP
5 72 (13.79%) CCNA
6 43 (8.24%) Degree
7 35 (6.70%) CISSP
8 33 (6.32%) CCIE
9 30 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (4.79%) DV Cleared
11 20 (3.83%) CCDP
11 20 (3.83%) TOGAF Certification
12 14 (2.68%) GIAC
12 14 (2.68%) MCSA
13 12 (2.30%) SANS
14 11 (2.11%) CCA
14 11 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (2.11%) CLAS
14 11 (2.11%) MCSE
15 9 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.83%) GDPR
3 16 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 16 (3.07%) QA
4 13 (2.49%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.34%) SLA
6 4 (0.77%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.77%) NCSC
7 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.38%) COBIT
8 2 (0.38%) NIST
8 2 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 120 (22.99%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (8.24%) Hyper-V
4 35 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (5.75%) XenApp
6 24 (4.60%) XenDesktop
7 18 (3.45%) vSphere
8 17 (3.26%) DFS Replication
9 11 (2.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 10 (1.92%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.15%) Firmware
13 3 (0.57%) Docker
13 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.57%) vCloud
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.38%) iptables
14 2 (0.38%) Postfix
14 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.38%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 49 (9.39%) SCCM
2 32 (6.13%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.68%) SCOM
4 13 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.49%) Nessus
4 13 (2.49%) WSUS
5 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.92%) Ansible
7 7 (1.34%) Nagios
8 5 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.96%) RSA Archer
8 5 (0.96%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.77%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.77%) Opsview
9 4 (0.77%) QRadar
9 4 (0.77%) Terraform
10 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 249 (47.70%) Cisco
2 139 (26.63%) Microsoft
3 121 (23.18%) VMware
4 114 (21.84%) CheckPoint
5 93 (17.82%) Palo Alto
6 86 (16.48%) F5
7 80 (15.33%) Juniper
8 51 (9.77%) Citrix
9 43 (8.24%) SolarWinds
10 42 (8.05%) McAfee
11 38 (7.28%) Fortinet
12 35 (6.70%) Oracle
13 34 (6.51%) Blue Coat
14 32 (6.13%) HP
15 27 (5.17%) Meraki
16 26 (4.98%) Splunk
17 19 (3.64%) Aruba
18 18 (3.45%) Red Hat
19 16 (3.07%) Dell
20 15 (2.87%) Workday