Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 203 676 667
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.12% 4.55% 3.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.19% 26.21% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 447 386
Median daily rate £425 £400 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.16% +6.03%
10th Percentile £201 £230 £300
90th Percentile £550 £559 £575
England median daily rate £450 £428 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.29% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Median hourly rate £31.50 £47.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.68% +89.96% -8.67%
10th Percentile £18.65 £16.25 £16.60
90th Percentile £45.52 £82.50 £97.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 915 2,579 2,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.59% 17.35% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 1,512 1,357
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £210 £200
90th Percentile £558 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 136 152
Median hourly rate £34.00 £25.12 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.35% +5.77% +35.71%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.78
90th Percentile £57.00 £63.75 £52.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 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
Hampshire +15 89 £450 +20.00% 13
Thames Valley -4 72 £450 - 32
Berkshire -7 46 £450 +5.88% 16
Surrey +9 26 £375 -11.76% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 22 £480 +1.05% 6
West Sussex -3 9 £393 -4.85% 5
Oxfordshire +27 4 £316 -15.67% 10
East Sussex +25 2 £450 -10.00% 5
Middlesex +9 1 £300 -36.84%
Sussex +5 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 88 (43.35%) Cisco
2 82 (40.39%) Windows
3 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
4 63 (31.03%) WAN
5 56 (27.59%) VMware
6 50 (24.63%) LAN
6 50 (24.63%) DNS
7 49 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 47 (23.15%) SC Cleared
9 46 (22.66%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (21.67%) VPN
11 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 42 (20.69%) Linux
12 41 (20.20%) VLAN
13 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (19.21%) Migration
13 39 (19.21%) Windows Server
14 38 (18.72%) Data Centre
14 38 (18.72%) Juniper
14 38 (18.72%) PowerShell
15 36 (17.73%) CheckPoint
16 35 (17.24%) BGP
16 35 (17.24%) CCNP
17 34 (16.75%) MPLS
18 31 (15.27%) Azure
18 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2016
19 29 (14.29%) OSPF
19 29 (14.29%) DHCP
20 28 (13.79%) TCP/IP
21 27 (13.30%) Office 365

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 13 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.42%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.97%) Confluence
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) assyst
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.27%) Azure
2 27 (13.30%) Office 365
3 15 (7.39%) AWS
3 15 (7.39%) GitHub
4 12 (5.91%) PaaS
5 10 (4.93%) IaaS
6 7 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.97%) SaaS
8 2 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.99%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) Apigee
9 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.49%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.49%) G Suite
9 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.49%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (31.03%) WAN
2 50 (24.63%) DNS
2 50 (24.63%) LAN
3 44 (21.67%) VPN
4 41 (20.20%) VLAN
5 35 (17.24%) BGP
6 34 (16.75%) MPLS
7 29 (14.29%) DHCP
7 29 (14.29%) OSPF
8 28 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 26 (12.81%) SNMP
10 24 (11.82%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (11.82%) Network Security
11 20 (9.85%) Internet
11 20 (9.85%) VoIP
12 18 (8.87%) IPsec
13 17 (8.37%) Skype
13 17 (8.37%) Wireless
14 16 (7.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (7.39%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.49%) Redis
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (9.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.87%) JIRA
3 17 (8.37%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (6.90%) GitLab
5 3 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.99%) JUnit
6 2 (0.99%) Maven
6 2 (0.99%) MSI
6 2 (0.99%) Subversion
6 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) FishEye
7 1 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.49%) Toad
7 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (7.39%) Finance
2 14 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.43%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.48%) Local Government
5 3 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.99%) Digital Economy
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Police
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.78%) Architect
3 17 (8.37%) Analyst
3 17 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (5.42%) Consultant
5 11 (5.42%) Network Architect
5 11 (5.42%) Security Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) Security Analyst
6 10 (4.93%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.45%) Administrator
7 7 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (2.96%) Network Support
9 5 (2.46%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) IP Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (2.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.88%) .NET
2 10 (4.93%) LDAP
2 10 (4.93%) REST
3 9 (4.43%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (4.43%) gRPC
3 9 (4.43%) RESTful
3 9 (4.43%) Swagger
4 7 (3.45%) Middleware
5 4 (1.97%) OpenID
5 4 (1.97%) SAML
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.99%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.99%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (0.99%) Flutter
7 2 (0.99%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.99%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (0.99%) Node.js
7 2 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.99%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.72%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.88%) PKI
4 11 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.45%) NHS
7 6 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.97%) Clustering
8 4 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.48%) Replication
10 2 (0.99%) CESG
10 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.99%) iPhone
10 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (40.39%) Windows
2 42 (20.69%) Linux
3 39 (19.21%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (10.84%) Windows 10
6 18 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.90%) CentOS
9 11 (5.42%) Unix
10 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (3.45%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.46%) Solaris
13 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.97%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (0.99%) AIX
14 2 (0.99%) Android
14 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.21%) Migration
2 23 (11.33%) Load Balancing
3 22 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 20 (9.85%) DevOps
5 20 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (7.88%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (7.39%) Continuous Deployment
8 15 (7.39%) High Availability
8 15 (7.39%) Information Security
9 13 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.40%) ITIL
9 13 (6.40%) Microservices
9 13 (6.40%) Service Management
9 13 (6.40%) Validation
10 12 (5.91%) Network Management
11 11 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.43%) SIEM
12 9 (4.43%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.72%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.39%) Python
3 11 (5.42%) C#
3 11 (5.42%) SQL
4 10 (4.93%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.43%) Go
6 8 (3.94%) Java
7 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.99%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.49%) AWK
9 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.49%) C++
9 1 (0.49%) COBOL
9 1 (0.49%) C-shell
9 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) sed
9 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
2 47 (23.15%) SC Cleared
3 46 (22.66%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (17.24%) CCNP
5 23 (11.33%) CCNA
6 14 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.40%) CCIE
8 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.96%) BC Cleared
9 6 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.46%) CCDP
10 5 (2.46%) CISSP
11 4 (1.97%) CCIP
11 4 (1.97%) GIAC
11 4 (1.97%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.97%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.48%) CCSA
12 3 (1.48%) CCSE
12 3 (1.48%) CEH
12 3 (1.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.97%) GDPR
1 4 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.97%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (0.99%) NIST
2 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.49%) NCSC
3 1 (0.49%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 39 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.33%) Docker
4 21 (10.34%) vSphere
5 10 (4.93%) VMware NSX
6 9 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.48%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.99%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.99%) Snort
9 2 (0.99%) vCloud
10 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.49%) Firmware
10 1 (0.49%) iptables
10 1 (0.49%) NDS
10 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.49%) UAG
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (11.33%) Kubernetes
2 22 (10.84%) Ansible
3 15 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.39%) Puppet
4 14 (6.90%) Packer
4 14 (6.90%) Terraform
5 11 (5.42%) Grafana
5 11 (5.42%) Prometheus
6 10 (4.93%) SCCM
6 10 (4.93%) ZABBIX
7 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.46%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.97%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.97%) Nessus
9 4 (1.97%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.48%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.48%) vRealize
10 3 (1.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (43.35%) Cisco
2 56 (27.59%) VMware
3 42 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 38 (18.72%) Juniper
5 36 (17.73%) CheckPoint
6 25 (12.32%) F5
7 21 (10.34%) Palo Alto
8 16 (7.88%) HP
8 16 (7.88%) Splunk
9 15 (7.39%) Citrix
10 14 (6.90%) Atlassian
11 11 (5.42%) Dell
11 11 (5.42%) EMC
12 10 (4.93%) Oracle
12 10 (4.93%) SolarWinds
13 9 (4.43%) Fortinet
13 9 (4.43%) Sonus
14 8 (3.94%) Blue Coat
15 7 (3.45%) Red Hat
16 6 (2.96%) McAfee