Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 16 November 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 West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 62 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 222 186 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.52% 3.28% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.34% 22.46% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 111 163
South West median daily rate £405 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £195
90th Percentile £538 £575 £618
England median daily rate £425 £401 £410
% change year-on-year +6.12% -2.20% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 12
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £34.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +43.16% -37.91%
10th Percentile £35.08 £20.13 £19.78
90th Percentile £165.75 £41.95 £44.98
England median hourly rate £37.55 £26.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year +41.70% +4.95% +14.90%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 912 828 847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.47% 14.61% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 497 496
South West median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% -6.04%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £164
90th Percentile £538 £527 £538
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 83
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +8.33% -23.57%
10th Percentile £16.98 £12.60 £11.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Wiltshire +37 94 £380 +16.92% 23
Bristol -34 57 £406 +12.07% 22
Gloucestershire -9 25 £394 +57.50% 16
Somerset +12 20 £500 +17.65% 8
Devon 0 11 £400 +8.84% 8
Dorset -15 5 £388 +42.20% 9
Cornwall -5 4 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 104 (46.85%) Cisco
2 84 (37.84%) Windows
3 83 (37.39%) Security Cleared
4 75 (33.78%) Active Directory
5 63 (28.38%) Linux
6 61 (27.48%) VMware
7 55 (24.77%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (23.42%) SC Cleared
9 51 (22.97%) Windows Server
10 45 (20.27%) Microsoft
11 40 (18.02%) VPN
11 40 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (18.02%) Network Security
12 39 (17.57%) WAN
12 39 (17.57%) CheckPoint
13 38 (17.12%) Data Centre
14 37 (16.67%) OSPF
15 36 (16.22%) CCNP
16 35 (15.77%) Unix
17 34 (15.32%) ITIL
17 34 (15.32%) BGP
17 34 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
18 33 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
19 32 (14.41%) Intrusion Detection
20 31 (13.96%) LAN
20 31 (13.96%) Load Balancing
21 29 (13.06%) PowerShell
22 28 (12.61%) DevOps

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (6.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.50%) Confluence
3 9 (4.05%) Apache
3 9 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.35%) IIS
6 3 (1.35%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.90%) Simulink
2 1 (0.45%) HipChat
2 1 (0.45%) Maya
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.86%) Office 365
4 7 (3.15%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.80%) PaaS
6 3 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.90%) IaaS
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.02%) Network Security
1 40 (18.02%) VPN
2 39 (17.57%) WAN
3 37 (16.67%) OSPF
4 34 (15.32%) BGP
5 33 (14.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (14.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 31 (13.96%) LAN
8 27 (12.16%) MPLS
9 25 (11.26%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (9.46%) DNS
11 16 (7.21%) Kerberos
12 15 (6.76%) OpenLDAP
12 15 (6.76%) TCP/IP
13 14 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (6.31%) Multicast
14 13 (5.86%) DMVPN
15 11 (4.95%) DHCP
15 11 (4.95%) VoIP
15 11 (4.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.80%) MarkLogic
4 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.90%) Big Data
5 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.45%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (12.16%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (5.86%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.95%) JIRA
5 7 (3.15%) Gerrit
6 5 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.80%) Maven
8 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.90%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.90%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.45%) CodeSonar
9 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.45%) git-flow
9 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.45%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.45%) Selenium
9 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (9.46%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.25%) Electronics
4 5 (2.25%) Marketing
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (22.97%) Network Engineer
2 26 (11.71%) Architect
3 19 (8.56%) Analyst
4 17 (7.66%) Network Architect
5 16 (7.21%) Consultant
6 15 (6.76%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 13 (5.86%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.86%) Support Engineer
8 11 (4.95%) Designer
8 11 (4.95%) Network Design Architect
9 10 (4.50%) Network Consultant
9 10 (4.50%) Network Designer
10 9 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.60%) Developer
11 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 8 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.15%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.21%) LDAP
2 7 (3.15%) Middleware
2 7 (3.15%) Spine.js
2 7 (3.15%) XML
3 4 (1.80%) Spring
3 4 (1.80%) Spring Boot
4 3 (1.35%) .NET
5 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.90%) JSON
5 2 (0.90%) LAMP
5 2 (0.90%) PostGIS
5 2 (0.90%) React
5 2 (0.90%) RESTful
6 1 (0.45%) Django
6 1 (0.45%) Java EE
6 1 (0.45%) Node.js
6 1 (0.45%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.25%) NHS
6 4 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.80%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.80%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.80%) User Experience
7 3 (1.35%) PKI
8 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.45%) Derivative
9 1 (0.45%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.84%) Windows
2 63 (28.38%) Linux
3 51 (22.97%) Windows Server
4 35 (15.77%) Unix
5 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.01%) CentOS
7 17 (7.66%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.15%) AIX
8 7 (3.15%) Solaris
9 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.35%) Android
11 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.32%) ITIL
3 31 (13.96%) Load Balancing
4 28 (12.61%) DevOps
5 23 (10.36%) Migration
6 19 (8.56%) Network Virtualisation
7 17 (7.66%) Network Architecture
7 17 (7.66%) Service Delivery
8 14 (6.31%) Network Design
9 13 (5.86%) Information Security
9 13 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (5.86%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (5.41%) Security Architecture
10 12 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (4.50%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.06%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.50%) SQL
3 9 (4.05%) Java
4 5 (2.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.80%) C
5 4 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.80%) Python
6 3 (1.35%) C#
6 3 (1.35%) C++
6 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.90%) Tcl
7 2 (0.90%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.45%) Perl
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
8 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.45%) VB
8 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (37.39%) Security Cleared
2 55 (24.77%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (23.42%) SC Cleared
4 36 (16.22%) CCNP
5 26 (11.71%) CCNA
6 22 (9.91%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.86%) CCIE
8 12 (5.41%) CISSP
8 12 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (4.05%) Degree
10 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.25%) CCSE
11 5 (2.25%) GIAC
11 5 (2.25%) MCSE
12 4 (1.80%) ISACA
12 4 (1.80%) MOS
13 3 (1.35%) CCIE Security
13 3 (1.35%) CCSA
13 3 (1.35%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.35%) PMO
5 2 (0.90%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.90%) MISRA
5 2 (0.90%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.90%) QA
5 2 (0.90%) SLA
6 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 75 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.01%) Docker
4 16 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.41%) VMware NSX
6 9 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.70%) XenServer
9 5 (2.25%) Snort
10 4 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.35%) vSphere
12 2 (0.90%) NFS
13 1 (0.45%) Firmware
13 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.45%) XenApp
13 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.26%) Ansible
2 23 (10.36%) SCCM
3 18 (8.11%) vCenter Server
4 14 (6.31%) Kubernetes
5 10 (4.50%) FortiGate
6 9 (4.05%) SCOM
7 8 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (3.15%) Puppet
8 7 (3.15%) Red Hat Satellite
9 5 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (2.25%) OSSEC
9 5 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.35%) systemd
10 3 (1.35%) WSUS
11 2 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
11 2 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.90%) Nagios
11 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (46.85%) Cisco
2 61 (27.48%) VMware
3 45 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 39 (17.57%) CheckPoint
5 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
6 24 (10.81%) Juniper
6 24 (10.81%) McAfee
7 16 (7.21%) Atlassian
8 13 (5.86%) Palo Alto
9 12 (5.41%) F5
9 12 (5.41%) HP
10 10 (4.50%) Citrix
11 9 (4.05%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.60%) LogRhythm
12 8 (3.60%) Splunk
12 8 (3.60%) Veeam
13 5 (2.25%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.25%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.25%) SAP
13 5 (2.25%) ServiceNow