Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 673 665 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.04% 4.36% 4.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.37% 21.91% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 446 473
South East median daily rate £414 £389 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +2.30% +1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £278 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £518
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 43
South East median hourly rate £20.66 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.28% -27.27% -1.35%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.01 £15.01
90th Percentile £93.15 £54.88 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.63
% change year-on-year +17.50% -7.51% -8.95%

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 2,762 3,035 3,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.59% 19.91% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,473 1,757 1,877
South East median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +5.47% +4.17%
10th Percentile £158 £218 £218
90th Percentile £574 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 210 210
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.48 £12.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -10 288 £425 +9.68% 84
Hampshire -4 211 £378 -6.79% 40
Berkshire -2 166 £425 +6.25% 44
Surrey -7 100 £473 +21.15% 49
Buckinghamshire -14 86 £425 +6.25% 25
Oxfordshire -21 35 £425 +30.77% 15
West Sussex +3 32 £340 -12.26% 8
Kent -9 15 £455 +71.70% 11
East Sussex -7 8 £325 +8.33% 14
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
Middlesex -5 6 £538 +31.10%
Sussex -1 1 £488 +30.00%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (45.17%) Cisco
2 198 (29.42%) Windows
3 174 (25.85%) VMware
4 171 (25.41%) Linux
5 163 (24.22%) Security Cleared
6 138 (20.51%) Active Directory
7 131 (19.47%) Cisco Certification
7 131 (19.47%) Network Security
8 126 (18.72%) Microsoft
9 125 (18.57%) Juniper
10 124 (18.42%) VPN
11 123 (18.28%) WAN
12 121 (17.98%) DNS
13 116 (17.24%) Citrix
14 115 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
15 111 (16.49%) TCP/IP
15 111 (16.49%) CheckPoint
16 109 (16.20%) SC Cleared
17 108 (16.05%) CCNP
18 102 (15.16%) Windows Server
19 101 (15.01%) LAN
20 100 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
21 91 (13.52%) ITIL
22 89 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
23 86 (12.78%) Load Balancing
24 78 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
25 77 (11.44%) Data Centre
26 72 (10.70%) IaaS
27 71 (10.55%) F5
28 70 (10.40%) Red Hat

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 42 (6.24%) IIS
2 41 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 39 (5.79%) Confluence
4 33 (4.90%) OpenStack
5 32 (4.75%) Skype for Business
6 23 (3.42%) Apache
7 16 (2.38%) JBoss
8 15 (2.23%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.23%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.49%) SAS
11 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.45%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.45%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 89 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (10.70%) IaaS
4 63 (9.36%) Office 365
4 63 (9.36%) PaaS
5 28 (4.16%) OpenShift
6 18 (2.67%) SaaS
7 9 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.04%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.45%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.30%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 131 (19.47%) Network Security
2 124 (18.42%) VPN
3 123 (18.28%) WAN
4 121 (17.98%) DNS
5 111 (16.49%) TCP/IP
6 101 (15.01%) LAN
7 100 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
8 64 (9.51%) NetScaler
8 64 (9.51%) Wireless
9 56 (8.32%) DHCP
10 54 (8.02%) SAN
11 49 (7.28%) BGP
12 44 (6.54%) VLAN
13 43 (6.39%) IPsec
14 41 (6.09%) MPLS
15 39 (5.79%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (5.79%) VoIP
16 38 (5.65%) OSPF
17 36 (5.35%) Cisco ISE
18 34 (5.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (4.16%) MongoDB
3 28 (4.16%) NuoDB
3 28 (4.16%) Redis
4 10 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.04%) DB2
5 7 (1.04%) MySQL
5 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 5 (0.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.59%) Big Data
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.94%) JIRA
4 30 (4.46%) Selenium
5 22 (3.27%) MSI
6 11 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.49%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.49%) Maven
7 10 (1.49%) NuGet
8 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.15%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.15%) JUnit
9 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.15%) Toad
9 1 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 52 (7.73%) Finance
2 29 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.57%) Banking
4 11 (1.63%) Retail
5 8 (1.19%) Back Office
5 8 (1.19%) International Banking
6 4 (0.59%) Legal
6 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.45%) Publishing
8 2 (0.30%) Advertising
8 2 (0.30%) Billing
8 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (22.29%) Network Engineer
2 143 (21.25%) Architect
3 50 (7.43%) Security Engineer
4 49 (7.28%) Analyst
5 42 (6.24%) Network Architect
6 41 (6.09%) Security Architect
7 36 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
8 33 (4.90%) Consultant
9 29 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (4.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 25 (3.71%) Support Engineer
12 23 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (3.12%) Technical Architect
14 20 (2.97%) Designer
14 20 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (2.82%) Project Manager
15 19 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.16%) RabbitMQ
2 17 (2.53%) .NET
3 16 (2.38%) Middleware
3 16 (2.38%) Regular Expression
4 15 (2.23%) Web Services
5 11 (1.63%) REST
6 9 (1.34%) .NET Core
7 5 (0.74%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.74%) MAPI
8 4 (0.59%) LDAP
9 3 (0.45%) CSS
9 3 (0.45%) WAP
10 2 (0.30%) CGI
10 2 (0.30%) Core Data
10 2 (0.30%) J2EE
10 2 (0.30%) Java EE
10 2 (0.30%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.27%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.27%) PKI
4 18 (2.67%) Clustering
5 15 (2.23%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.34%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.19%) e-Health
8 8 (1.19%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.19%) Replication
9 6 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (0.74%) AS400
10 5 (0.74%) Cyberattack
10 5 (0.74%) DataPower
10 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 198 (29.42%) Windows
2 171 (25.41%) Linux
3 102 (15.16%) Windows Server
4 62 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (8.77%) Unix
6 51 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.46%) Solaris
9 26 (3.86%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.97%) Windows 10
10 20 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (2.82%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.23%) CentOS
13 7 (1.04%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (0.89%) AIX
14 6 (0.89%) Debian
15 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.45%) Android
17 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (13.52%) ITIL
2 86 (12.78%) Load Balancing
3 61 (9.06%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (8.32%) Migration
5 54 (8.02%) DevOps
6 47 (6.98%) TOGAF
7 44 (6.54%) Information Security
8 39 (5.79%) Kalman Filter
9 38 (5.65%) Configuration Management
9 38 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 38 (5.65%) Network Design
9 38 (5.65%) Network Management
10 36 (5.35%) Change Management
10 36 (5.35%) SIEM
11 33 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
12 30 (4.46%) Problem Management
13 28 (4.16%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (4.01%) High Availability
14 27 (4.01%) Service Delivery
15 25 (3.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (9.81%) PowerShell
2 64 (9.51%) SQL
3 23 (3.42%) Java
4 21 (3.12%) Perl
5 15 (2.23%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.63%) C#
6 11 (1.63%) C++
6 11 (1.63%) Python
7 10 (1.49%) CQL
8 5 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.74%) VB
8 5 (0.74%) VBA
9 4 (0.59%) C
10 3 (0.45%) VBScript
11 2 (0.30%) C-shell
12 1 (0.15%) Korn
12 1 (0.15%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 163 (24.22%) Security Cleared
2 131 (19.47%) Cisco Certification
3 109 (16.20%) SC Cleared
4 108 (16.05%) CCNP
5 61 (9.06%) DV Cleared
6 52 (7.73%) CCNA
7 46 (6.84%) CCIE
8 37 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (4.01%) Degree
10 22 (3.27%) CISSP
11 21 (3.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (2.97%) CCSA
13 19 (2.82%) CCSE
14 15 (2.23%) MCSE
15 14 (2.08%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.63%) CCDP
17 10 (1.49%) CISM
18 9 (1.34%) JNCIA
18 9 (1.34%) MCSA
19 8 (1.19%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 31 (4.61%) SLA
4 19 (2.82%) QA
5 14 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.78%) ISO 9001
7 8 (1.19%) PMO
8 5 (0.74%) GDPR
8 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.30%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.15%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 138 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 115 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.46%) vSphere
6 21 (3.12%) XenServer
7 18 (2.67%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.38%) ProxySG
9 15 (2.23%) XenApp
10 13 (1.93%) VMware NSX
11 9 (1.34%) UAG
12 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.74%) KVM
13 5 (0.74%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.59%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.45%) Docker
15 3 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (4.46%) SCOM
2 24 (3.57%) SCCM
3 23 (3.42%) FortiGate
4 16 (2.38%) Puppet
5 14 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 12 (1.78%) SELinux
7 10 (1.49%) Nagios
7 10 (1.49%) Opsview
7 10 (1.49%) QRadar
8 8 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (1.04%) SCSM
10 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.89%) Terraform
11 5 (0.74%) Cacti
11 5 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.74%) WSUS
12 4 (0.59%) Nessus
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.59%) OVSD
Vendors
1 304 (45.17%) Cisco
2 174 (25.85%) VMware
3 126 (18.72%) Microsoft
4 125 (18.57%) Juniper
5 116 (17.24%) Citrix
6 111 (16.49%) CheckPoint
7 71 (10.55%) F5
8 70 (10.40%) Red Hat
9 65 (9.66%) Palo Alto
10 63 (9.36%) HP
11 59 (8.77%) SolarWinds
12 45 (6.69%) IBM
13 38 (5.65%) Oracle
14 35 (5.20%) Blue Coat
15 33 (4.90%) McAfee
16 22 (3.27%) Extreme Networks
16 22 (3.27%) Lumension
17 20 (2.97%) Dell
18 19 (2.82%) Forcepoint
19 18 (2.67%) Fortinet