Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 49 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 202 218 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.81% 3.97% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.20% 24.74% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 147 235
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £234 £250
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 7 18
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.86% +58.00% -17.36%
10th Percentile £22.25 £32.90 £14.15
90th Percentile £115.00 £42.55 £43.33
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.61 £23.00
% change year-on-year +42.22% +7.00% -3.16%

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 771 881 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.56% 16.02% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 543 629
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +0.69%
10th Percentile £206 £193 £227
90th Percentile £530 £529 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 88
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +14.29% +73.40%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.79 £11.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.50 £46.08
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -26 51 £375 -3.85% 12
Wiltshire +13 43 £425 +30.77% 11
Devon +14 31 £418 +4.38% 3
Gloucestershire -6 28 £320 +1.59% 11
Somerset +4 18 £450 +20.00% 5
Dorset -6 11 £313 -30.56% 12
Cornwall -10 4 - - 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 84 (41.58%) Cisco
2 73 (36.14%) Windows
3 63 (31.19%) Security Cleared
4 60 (29.70%) Active Directory
5 58 (28.71%) SC Cleared
6 50 (24.75%) Linux
7 43 (21.29%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (21.29%) VMware
7 43 (21.29%) Windows Server
8 42 (20.79%) ITIL
9 38 (18.81%) Microsoft
10 37 (18.32%) LAN
11 35 (17.33%) WAN
12 29 (14.36%) CCNP
12 29 (14.36%) CheckPoint
13 28 (13.86%) CCNA
14 27 (13.37%) DNS
14 27 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (13.37%) Office 365
15 26 (12.87%) TCP/IP
15 26 (12.87%) Juniper
16 25 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (11.88%) VPN
17 24 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (11.88%) PowerShell
17 24 (11.88%) Hyper-V
17 24 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (11.39%) FortiGate
18 23 (11.39%) Internet
19 22 (10.89%) Unix

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 16 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.94%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.95%) Apache
3 10 (4.95%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.96%) IIS
5 4 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.37%) Office 365
2 24 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.91%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.96%) SaaS
5 6 (2.97%) IaaS
6 4 (1.98%) PaaS
7 3 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.50%) GitHub
9 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.32%) LAN
2 35 (17.33%) WAN
3 27 (13.37%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (13.37%) DNS
4 26 (12.87%) TCP/IP
5 24 (11.88%) VPN
6 23 (11.39%) Internet
7 22 (10.89%) Network Security
8 19 (9.41%) BGP
9 18 (8.91%) DMZ
10 16 (7.92%) MPLS
10 16 (7.92%) OSPF
10 16 (7.92%) VLAN
11 15 (7.43%) SAN
12 13 (6.44%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (5.94%) DHCP
13 12 (5.94%) Skype
14 11 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (5.45%) Wireless
15 10 (4.95%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.97%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
2 4 (1.98%) HBase
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) MarkLogic
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.98%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.98%) JIRA
5 3 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.49%) Maven
5 3 (1.49%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.99%) GitLab
6 2 (0.99%) JMeter
6 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.99%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.99%) WebPagetest
7 1 (0.50%) Hudson
7 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (8.42%) Finance
2 9 (4.46%) Banking
3 5 (2.48%) Back Office
3 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (18.81%) Network Engineer
2 21 (10.40%) Administrator
3 17 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.92%) Consultant
5 14 (6.93%) Analyst
5 14 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (5.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Network Consultant
9 8 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Architect
9 8 (3.96%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Network Specialist
10 7 (3.47%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.46%) LDAP
2 7 (3.47%) SAML
3 5 (2.48%) .NET
4 4 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.49%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.99%) Ajax
6 2 (0.99%) CSS
6 2 (0.99%) HTML
6 2 (0.99%) Spring
6 2 (0.99%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.99%) XML
6 2 (0.99%) YAML
7 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.50%) COM
7 1 (0.50%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.94%) PKI
3 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.48%) Clustering
5 4 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.98%) Replication
5 4 (1.98%) User Experience
6 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.99%) iPhone
7 2 (0.99%) NHS
7 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) Wiki
8 1 (0.50%) CESG
8 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 73 (36.14%) Windows
2 50 (24.75%) Linux
3 43 (21.29%) Windows Server
4 22 (10.89%) Unix
5 16 (7.92%) Windows 10
6 14 (6.93%) Windows 7
6 14 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.97%) CentOS
10 4 (1.98%) Solaris
10 4 (1.98%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.49%) AIX
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.79%) ITIL
2 25 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.90%) Migration
4 19 (9.41%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.91%) DevOps
6 14 (6.93%) Information Security
6 14 (6.93%) SIEM
7 13 (6.44%) Server Hardening
8 12 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.45%) Network Architecture
9 11 (5.45%) Protective Monitoring
9 11 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.95%) Security Architecture
11 9 (4.46%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.46%) Service Management
11 9 (4.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.88%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.43%) SQL
3 11 (5.45%) Shell Script
4 8 (3.96%) Java
4 8 (3.96%) Python
5 6 (2.97%) C#
6 5 (2.48%) C
6 5 (2.48%) Ruby
7 3 (1.49%) Groovy
8 2 (0.99%) C++
8 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (31.19%) Security Cleared
2 58 (28.71%) SC Cleared
3 43 (21.29%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (14.36%) CCNP
5 28 (13.86%) CCNA
6 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (7.92%) MCSA
8 13 (6.44%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.46%) CISSP
10 8 (3.96%) CCIE
10 8 (3.96%) Degree
11 7 (3.47%) CCDP
12 6 (2.97%) CCDA
12 6 (2.97%) CCDE
12 6 (2.97%) CCENT
13 3 (1.49%) GIAC
13 3 (1.49%) MCITP
13 3 (1.49%) MCP
14 2 (0.99%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.99%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.97%) QA
4 5 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.48%) SLA
5 3 (1.49%) RMADS
6 2 (0.99%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.99%) GDPR
6 2 (0.99%) MISRA
6 2 (0.99%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.99%) PMO
7 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (29.70%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.88%) Hyper-V
2 24 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.94%) Docker
4 7 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.47%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.48%) XenApp
6 4 (1.98%) HDFS
6 4 (1.98%) XenServer
7 2 (0.99%) Firmware
7 2 (0.99%) NFS
7 2 (0.99%) vSphere
7 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.50%) IAG
8 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (11.39%) FortiGate
2 18 (8.91%) SCCM
3 15 (7.43%) Ansible
4 13 (6.44%) Puppet
5 10 (4.95%) WSUS
6 9 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (3.96%) vCenter Server
8 7 (3.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (3.47%) SCOM
9 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.97%) Nagios
10 4 (1.98%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.49%) SCSM
11 3 (1.49%) systemd
12 2 (0.99%) FreeIPA
12 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.99%) Opsview
12 2 (0.99%) OSSEC
12 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.99%) Salt
Vendors
1 84 (41.58%) Cisco
2 43 (21.29%) VMware
3 38 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 29 (14.36%) CheckPoint
5 26 (12.87%) Juniper
6 20 (9.90%) Fortinet
7 19 (9.41%) HP
8 15 (7.43%) Splunk
9 14 (6.93%) McAfee
10 12 (5.94%) F5
10 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
10 12 (5.94%) Veeam
11 10 (4.95%) Citrix
12 9 (4.46%) Sophos
13 7 (3.47%) Atlassian
14 6 (2.97%) IBM
15 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.98%) Cloudera
16 4 (1.98%) Palo Alto
16 4 (1.98%) SonicWALL