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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 40 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 317 383 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.15% 4.29% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.16% 22.07% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 237 206
Median daily rate £423 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 25
Median hourly rate £36.19 £35.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +36.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £23.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1735 1834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.45% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 960 899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 120
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 114 £425 +13.33% 17
Berkshire -4 70 £500 +36.98% 29
Buckinghamshire -2 52 £388 -4.32% 8
Surrey -16 32 £475 +5.55% 9
Kent +10 29 £375 +14.94% 4
West Sussex -2 15 £416 -2.05% 2
Oxfordshire -14 9 £155 -57.41% 4
Middlesex +13 4 £453 -9.50% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 367 (56.81%) Cisco
2 225 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
3 203 (31.42%) Security Cleared
4 181 (28.02%) WAN
5 177 (27.40%) CCNP
5 177 (27.40%) LAN
6 164 (25.39%) CheckPoint
7 159 (24.61%) SC Cleared
8 157 (24.30%) Windows
9 150 (23.22%) VMware
10 140 (21.67%) Juniper
11 139 (21.52%) F5
12 126 (19.50%) Network Security
13 121 (18.73%) Cisco ASA
14 120 (18.58%) VPN
14 120 (18.58%) ITIL
15 115 (17.80%) DNS
16 114 (17.65%) Linux
17 109 (16.87%) Microsoft
17 109 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 109 (16.87%) Data Centre
18 108 (16.72%) Active Directory
19 101 (15.63%) Wireless
20 93 (14.40%) TCP/IP
21 90 (13.93%) HP
22 80 (12.38%) Network Design
23 79 (12.23%) MPLS
23 79 (12.23%) BGP
24 77 (11.92%) CCNA
24 77 (11.92%) Palo Alto

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 50 (7.74%) MS Exchange
2 36 (5.57%) Skype for Business
3 23 (3.56%) Apache
4 22 (3.41%) IIS
4 22 (3.41%) JBoss
5 19 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 18 (2.79%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.93%) EPiServer
9 6 (0.93%) nginx
10 5 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.77%) FileNet
10 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.62%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.95%) Office 365
4 12 (1.86%) IaaS
5 10 (1.55%) SaaS
5 10 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.24%) PaaS
7 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.31%) Yammer
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.15%) G Suite
10 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 181 (28.02%) WAN
2 177 (27.40%) LAN
3 126 (19.50%) Network Security
4 121 (18.73%) Cisco ASA
5 120 (18.58%) VPN
6 115 (17.80%) DNS
7 101 (15.63%) Wireless
8 93 (14.40%) TCP/IP
9 79 (12.23%) BGP
9 79 (12.23%) MPLS
10 74 (11.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 62 (9.60%) OSPF
12 56 (8.67%) VoIP
13 51 (7.89%) DHCP
14 46 (7.12%) SSL
15 43 (6.66%) SAN
16 42 (6.50%) VLAN
17 38 (5.88%) NetScaler
18 36 (5.57%) IPsec
19 33 (5.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.10%) MySQL
3 15 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.62%) Big Data
8 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.46%) MS Access
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.46%) Redis
10 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.32%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.39%) MSI
4 4 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.62%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.62%) ClearQuest
4 4 (0.62%) Subversion
5 3 (0.46%) JIRA
6 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (8.82%) Finance
2 56 (8.67%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.32%) Banking
4 10 (1.55%) Marketing
5 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.77%) Electronics
6 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.77%) Law
6 5 (0.77%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.62%) Legal
7 4 (0.62%) Military
8 3 (0.46%) Local Government
9 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Retail
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (31.89%) Network Engineer
2 86 (13.31%) Architect
3 52 (8.05%) Analyst
3 52 (8.05%) Consultant
4 49 (7.59%) Security Engineer
5 39 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
6 38 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 36 (5.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 34 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 34 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 33 (5.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 29 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
11 24 (3.72%) Senior Network Engineer
12 23 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 22 (3.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 21 (3.25%) Security Analyst
15 20 (3.10%) Security Consultant
16 19 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.94%) Network Consultant
17 18 (2.79%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.79%) XML
2 17 (2.63%) .NET
3 11 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (1.70%) Sensu
4 9 (1.39%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.39%) Web Services
5 8 (1.24%) Middleware
5 8 (1.24%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.93%) REST
6 6 (0.93%) SAML
7 5 (0.77%) JSON
7 5 (0.77%) SOAP
8 4 (0.62%) J2EE
8 4 (0.62%) Node.js
8 4 (0.62%) OAuth2
8 4 (0.62%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.62%) XSLT
9 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.46%) Java EE
9 3 (0.46%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 31 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.87%) PKI
5 23 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.17%) Clustering
7 13 (2.01%) Replication
8 12 (1.86%) Smart Meter
8 12 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.86%) Video on Demand
9 11 (1.70%) Driving Licence
10 9 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.08%) BBC
12 7 (1.08%) CESG
12 7 (1.08%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
14 5 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 157 (24.30%) Windows
2 114 (17.65%) Linux
3 70 (10.84%) Windows Server
4 58 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (7.89%) Unix
6 40 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.95%) Windows 7
8 23 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (3.10%) CentOS
10 19 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.63%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.01%) Solaris
13 11 (1.70%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.55%) AIX
15 7 (1.08%) SUSE
16 6 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.62%) Android
18 2 (0.31%) Debian
18 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.58%) ITIL
2 80 (12.38%) Network Design
3 57 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 51 (7.89%) DevOps
5 47 (7.28%) Migration
6 43 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (6.66%) Information Security
7 41 (6.35%) Configuration Management
8 39 (6.04%) Service Management
9 36 (5.57%) Network Management
10 35 (5.42%) Change Management
11 32 (4.95%) SIEM
12 30 (4.64%) ITSM
12 30 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
13 28 (4.33%) Incident Management
14 26 (4.02%) Network Architecture
15 25 (3.87%) Project Management
16 24 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (3.72%) Service Delivery
17 21 (3.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 51 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 49 (7.59%) SQL
3 35 (5.42%) Python
4 19 (2.94%) Perl
4 19 (2.94%) PHP
5 18 (2.79%) VBScript
6 17 (2.63%) Java
7 13 (2.01%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.70%) Ruby
9 7 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.93%) C
11 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.77%) JCL
12 3 (0.46%) VB
13 2 (0.31%) C#
13 2 (0.31%) C++
13 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.15%) VB6
14 1 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 225 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (31.42%) Security Cleared
3 177 (27.40%) CCNP
4 159 (24.61%) SC Cleared
5 77 (11.92%) CCNA
6 68 (10.53%) CCIE
7 51 (7.89%) CCDP
8 48 (7.43%) DV Cleared
9 46 (7.12%) Degree
10 41 (6.35%) CCSA
10 41 (6.35%) CISSP
11 39 (6.04%) CCSE
12 34 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 33 (5.11%) CCIP
13 33 (5.11%) JNCIA
14 31 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
15 27 (4.18%) JNCIE
16 22 (3.41%) HP ASE
17 21 (3.25%) HP MASE
18 17 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.33%) PCI DSS
2 27 (4.18%) SLA
3 20 (3.10%) QA
4 17 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.24%) PMO
6 7 (1.08%) GDPR
7 6 (0.93%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.93%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.15%) GPG13
11 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 109 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (16.72%) Active Directory
3 42 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.48%) vSphere
6 14 (2.17%) ProxySG
6 14 (2.17%) Xen
7 13 (2.01%) Docker
7 13 (2.01%) KVM
8 12 (1.86%) XenServer
9 11 (1.70%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.93%) XenApp
12 5 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.77%) UAG
13 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 42 (6.50%) FortiGate
2 31 (4.80%) Puppet
3 29 (4.49%) Ansible
4 28 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (3.87%) SCCM
6 17 (2.63%) SCOM
7 13 (2.01%) Nagios
7 13 (2.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (1.86%) Kubernetes
9 11 (1.70%) Grafana
9 11 (1.70%) logstash
10 10 (1.55%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.93%) OVSD
12 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.62%) Cobbler
13 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.62%) Unicenter
13 4 (0.62%) vRealize
Vendors
1 367 (56.81%) Cisco
2 164 (25.39%) CheckPoint
3 150 (23.22%) VMware
4 140 (21.67%) Juniper
5 139 (21.52%) F5
6 109 (16.87%) Microsoft
7 90 (13.93%) HP
8 77 (11.92%) Palo Alto
9 65 (10.06%) Citrix
10 58 (8.98%) Fortinet
11 48 (7.43%) Riverbed
12 47 (7.28%) Blue Coat
13 45 (6.97%) Red Hat
14 29 (4.49%) Aruba
15 28 (4.33%) Oracle
16 27 (4.18%) NetApp
17 21 (3.25%) Brocade
17 21 (3.25%) Splunk
18 19 (2.94%) McAfee
19 18 (2.79%) IBM
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