Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 64 49
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 199 165 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.83% 3.11% 3.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.25% 24.52% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 109 138
South West median daily rate £365 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -4.11% +12.31%
10th Percentile £219 £140 £172
90th Percentile £550 £533 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £33.38 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.57% +11.25% +13.21%
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.69 £20.50
90th Percentile £24.95 £103.28 £41.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +17.50% -10.61% -7.25%

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 758 673 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.61% 12.67% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 409 485
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £181 £147 £180
90th Percentile £546 £513 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 69
South West median hourly rate £26.75 £37.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.14% -3.21% +65.08%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.98 £16.19
90th Percentile £43.63 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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
Bristol +8 76 £344 -8.33% 22
Gloucestershire +36 36 £285 +66.42% 5
Somerset +14 33 £488 +12.72% 11
Wiltshire -20 21 £400 +14.29% 8
Devon +13 14 £473 +136.25% 15
Dorset -1 14 £250 -30.07% 10
Cornwall - 1 £238 - 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 93 (46.73%) Cisco
2 64 (32.16%) Windows
3 61 (30.65%) Linux
4 58 (29.15%) Network Security
5 50 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
6 46 (23.12%) Active Directory
7 42 (21.11%) LAN
7 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
8 41 (20.60%) Unix
9 38 (19.10%) WAN
9 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
10 34 (17.09%) ITIL
10 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (15.08%) DevOps
11 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
12 29 (14.57%) DNS
13 28 (14.07%) CCNP
13 28 (14.07%) Ansible
14 27 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (13.57%) CCNA
15 26 (13.07%) Git (software)
15 26 (13.07%) Docker
16 25 (12.56%) VPN
17 24 (12.06%) VMware
17 24 (12.06%) F5
18 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (11.56%) LDAP
18 23 (11.56%) Red Hat
19 22 (11.06%) HP

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 20 (10.05%) IIS
2 16 (8.04%) Apache
3 15 (7.54%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.54%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.53%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (5.03%) CICS
7 8 (4.02%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.51%) EPiServer
9 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.51%) Confluence
10 3 (1.51%) JBoss
11 2 (1.01%) CMS
11 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.01%) SAS
12 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.55%) Office 365
3 13 (6.53%) IaaS
3 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.03%) PaaS
5 9 (4.52%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.02%) SaaS
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.15%) Network Security
2 42 (21.11%) LAN
3 38 (19.10%) WAN
4 29 (14.57%) DNS
5 27 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (12.56%) VPN
7 22 (11.06%) Kerberos
7 22 (11.06%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.53%) DHCP
8 13 (6.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (6.53%) Wireless
9 11 (5.53%) Internet
10 10 (5.03%) BIG-IP
10 10 (5.03%) MPLS
10 10 (5.03%) VLAN
11 9 (4.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (4.52%) IPsec
12 8 (4.02%) HTTP
12 8 (4.02%) Skype
13 7 (3.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.54%) Hadoop
2 10 (5.03%) DB2
3 9 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.52%) MySQL
5 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.51%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.50%) HBase
Development Applications
1 26 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.55%) Artifactory
2 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
3 15 (7.54%) JIRA
4 12 (6.03%) Maven
5 11 (5.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (5.03%) Bitbucket
6 10 (5.03%) Vagrant
6 10 (5.03%) webpack
7 9 (4.52%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.51%) Hudson
9 5 (2.51%) Selenium
10 1 (0.50%) Gradle
General
1 21 (10.55%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.52%) Banking
4 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.51%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (26.13%) Network Engineer
2 26 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (10.05%) Consultant
4 18 (9.05%) Administrator
4 18 (9.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.04%) Analyst
5 16 (8.04%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (7.54%) Security Engineer
7 13 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (5.53%) Firewall Engineer
9 11 (5.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 10 (5.03%) Network Support
10 10 (5.03%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.52%) Architect
12 8 (4.02%) Developer
12 8 (4.02%) DevOps Consultant
12 8 (4.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.56%) LDAP
2 15 (7.54%) Web Services
3 10 (5.03%) Node.js
3 10 (5.03%) React
3 10 (5.03%) Spring
3 10 (5.03%) Spring Boot
4 9 (4.52%) .NET
5 7 (3.52%) SAML
6 5 (2.51%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (2.51%) J2EE
7 4 (2.01%) CSS
7 4 (2.01%) Middleware
8 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.01%) YAML
10 1 (0.50%) HTML
10 1 (0.50%) JSON
10 1 (0.50%) JSP
10 1 (0.50%) LAMP
10 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.03%) DataPower
1 10 (5.03%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.52%) PKI
3 6 (3.02%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.02%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.02%) Replication
3 6 (3.02%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.51%) User Experience
5 4 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.51%) Clustering
6 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.16%) Windows
2 61 (30.65%) Linux
3 41 (20.60%) Unix
4 30 (15.08%) Windows Server
5 20 (10.05%) CentOS
6 16 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.02%) VMS
10 5 (2.51%) Solaris
10 5 (2.51%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.50%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (17.09%) ITIL
2 30 (15.08%) DevOps
3 23 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (8.04%) Analytics
6 14 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (7.04%) Network Design
7 13 (6.53%) Migration
7 13 (6.53%) SIEM
8 12 (6.03%) Information Security
8 12 (6.03%) Open Source
8 12 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.53%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.53%) Server Hardening
9 11 (5.53%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.03%) Microservices
10 10 (5.03%) Security Architecture
11 9 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (4.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.55%) Java
2 14 (7.04%) Shell Script
3 13 (6.53%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.52%) Python
4 9 (4.52%) SQL
5 7 (3.52%) Ruby
6 6 (3.02%) Groovy
7 5 (2.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (2.01%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.01%) C
9 3 (1.51%) Perl
10 1 (0.50%) C#
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (25.13%) Cisco Certification
1 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
2 42 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.07%) CCNP
4 27 (13.57%) CCNA
5 14 (7.04%) CISSP
6 10 (5.03%) Degree
7 9 (4.52%) CISM
8 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (3.02%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.51%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.51%) MySQL Certification
11 4 (2.01%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.51%) GIAC
12 3 (1.51%) ISSAP
12 3 (1.51%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.51%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.51%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.53%) QA
3 5 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.01%) SLA
5 3 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.51%) GDPR
5 3 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 46 (23.12%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.07%) Docker
3 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.04%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.02%) ISA Server
5 6 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.02%) vSphere
6 5 (2.51%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.01%) Firmware
7 2 (1.01%) IAG
7 2 (1.01%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) HDFS
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.50%) Samba
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (14.07%) Ansible
2 16 (8.04%) Puppet
3 8 (4.02%) Nagios
4 6 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.02%) SCCM
5 5 (2.51%) Kibana
5 5 (2.51%) logstash
5 5 (2.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.01%) QRadar
6 4 (2.01%) RSA enVision
6 4 (2.01%) SCOM
7 3 (1.51%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.51%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.01%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (46.73%) Cisco
2 38 (19.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (12.06%) F5
3 24 (12.06%) VMware
4 23 (11.56%) Red Hat
5 22 (11.06%) HP
6 19 (9.55%) Oracle
7 16 (8.04%) IBM
7 16 (8.04%) Sophos
8 15 (7.54%) Fortinet
9 13 (6.53%) Juniper
9 13 (6.53%) Palo Alto
10 9 (4.52%) Adobe
10 9 (4.52%) CheckPoint
10 9 (4.52%) Dell
10 9 (4.52%) Green Hat
10 9 (4.52%) McAfee
10 9 (4.52%) SonicWALL
11 8 (4.02%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.02%) Veeam