Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 52 34
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 +25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 200 214 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.39% 3.92% 5.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.42% 25.42% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 129 201
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +2.78%
10th Percentile £209 £249 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £438 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 9 14
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £34.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.62% +36.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £31.42 £23.95 £20.13
90th Percentile £101.40 £42.15 £44.43
England median hourly rate £36.28 £25.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year +45.10% -9.42% +28.22%

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 819 842 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.87% 15.43% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 506 530
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £200
90th Percentile £550 £528 £519
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 58 86
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +17.04% -4.93%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -20.96% +15.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +23 62 £420 +29.23% 25
Bristol -21 59 £400 +2.56% 11
Gloucestershire -5 29 £400 +14.29% 16
Somerset +12 20 £450 +20.00% 7
Devon -3 9 £400 - 3
Dorset -11 7 £375 -16.67% 10
Cornwall -15 4 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 75 (37.50%) Windows
1 75 (37.50%) Cisco
2 73 (36.50%) Active Directory
3 68 (34.00%) Security Cleared
4 64 (32.00%) Linux
5 57 (28.50%) VMware
6 48 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
8 45 (22.50%) SC Cleared
9 41 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (20.50%) ITIL
9 41 (20.50%) WAN
10 38 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (18.00%) LAN
12 34 (17.00%) VPN
13 33 (16.50%) PowerShell
13 33 (16.50%) Network Security
14 30 (15.00%) Data Centre
14 30 (15.00%) Juniper
15 29 (14.50%) CheckPoint
15 29 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (13.00%) OSPF
16 26 (13.00%) BGP
17 25 (12.50%) Red Hat
17 25 (12.50%) Unix
18 24 (12.00%) McAfee
18 24 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (12.00%) SCCM
19 23 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 15 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.00%) Apache
3 8 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.00%) Confluence
5 5 (2.50%) IIS
6 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.50%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Simulink
3 1 (0.50%) Maya
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.00%) Office 365
3 15 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.50%) SaaS
5 4 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.00%) PaaS
6 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.00%) IaaS
7 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) WAN
2 36 (18.00%) LAN
3 34 (17.00%) VPN
4 33 (16.50%) Network Security
5 26 (13.00%) BGP
5 26 (13.00%) OSPF
6 24 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (9.50%) MPLS
7 19 (9.50%) VLAN
8 18 (9.00%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (9.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (8.50%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (8.00%) DNS
10 16 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (7.00%) Wireless
12 13 (6.50%) Kerberos
13 12 (6.00%) OpenLDAP
13 12 (6.00%) SAN
14 11 (5.50%) DMVPN
14 11 (5.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.00%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.00%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (3.00%) JIRA
4 5 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.00%) Maven
6 3 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.00%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.50%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.50%) Hudson
8 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (8.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.00%) Banking
5 4 (2.00%) Electronics
5 4 (2.00%) Marketing
6 3 (1.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.00%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (18.50%) Network Engineer
2 20 (10.00%) Architect
3 18 (9.00%) Analyst
4 15 (7.50%) Consultant
5 13 (6.50%) Integration Engineer
5 13 (6.50%) Network Architect
6 12 (6.00%) Administrator
6 12 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Designer
8 9 (4.50%) Network Consultant
8 9 (4.50%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Network Design Architect
9 8 (4.00%) Network Designer
9 8 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Systems Support
10 7 (3.50%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) LDAP
2 7 (3.50%) Spine.js
2 7 (3.50%) XML
3 5 (2.50%) SAML
4 4 (2.00%) Spring
4 4 (2.00%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.00%) .NET
5 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.00%) JSON
5 2 (1.00%) React
5 2 (1.00%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.50%) COM
6 1 (0.50%) HTML
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.50%) PKI
6 4 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.00%) User Experience
7 3 (1.50%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.50%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) iPhone
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Replication
8 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.00%) Wiki
9 1 (0.50%) FMCG
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.50%) Windows
2 64 (32.00%) Linux
3 48 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 29 (14.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (12.50%) Unix
6 20 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 18 (9.00%) CentOS
8 11 (5.50%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.00%) AIX
11 4 (2.00%) Solaris
12 3 (1.50%) Android
12 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.50%) ITIL
2 29 (14.50%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.50%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.50%) DevOps
5 16 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 15 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (7.00%) Information Security
7 14 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (7.00%) Migration
7 14 (7.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 14 (7.00%) Service Delivery
8 13 (6.50%) Network Design
8 13 (6.50%) Protective Monitoring
8 13 (6.50%) Security Architecture
8 13 (6.50%) SIEM
8 13 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.50%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.00%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.50%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (4.00%) NsoIT
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.50%) SQL
3 7 (3.50%) Java
4 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.00%) C
6 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.00%) C#
7 2 (1.00%) C++
7 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.00%) Python
7 2 (1.00%) VBScript
8 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) Tcl
8 1 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 41 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (11.50%) CCNA
4 23 (11.50%) CCNP
5 19 (9.50%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.00%) Degree
6 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.50%) CCIE
7 9 (4.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.50%) CISSP
9 6 (3.00%) MCSA
10 4 (2.00%) MOS
11 3 (1.50%) CCIE Security
11 3 (1.50%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.50%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.50%) MCP
11 3 (1.50%) MCSE
12 2 (1.00%) CCDP
12 2 (1.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.50%) RMADS
4 3 (1.50%) SLA
5 2 (1.00%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.00%) MISRA
5 2 (1.00%) MISRA C
5 2 (1.00%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (36.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.50%) VMware NSX
5 10 (5.00%) Docker
5 10 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.00%) XenServer
7 4 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.50%) XenApp
9 2 (1.00%) NFS
9 2 (1.00%) vSphere
9 2 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.50%) Firmware
10 1 (0.50%) Snort
10 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (12.00%) SCCM
2 17 (8.50%) vCenter Server
3 16 (8.00%) Ansible
4 11 (5.50%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (5.50%) SCOM
5 10 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 8 (4.00%) Puppet
7 7 (3.50%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.50%) WSUS
8 6 (3.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.50%) SCSM
9 3 (1.50%) systemd
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.00%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.00%) Salt
10 2 (1.00%) Terraform
11 1 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
11 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (37.50%) Cisco
2 57 (28.50%) VMware
3 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
4 30 (15.00%) Juniper
5 29 (14.50%) CheckPoint
6 25 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 24 (12.00%) McAfee
8 14 (7.00%) Atlassian
9 13 (6.50%) Citrix
10 11 (5.50%) Splunk
11 10 (5.00%) F5
11 10 (5.00%) HP
11 10 (5.00%) Veeam
12 5 (2.50%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.50%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.50%) Sophos
13 4 (2.00%) Forcepoint
13 4 (2.00%) SAP
14 3 (1.50%) IBM
14 3 (1.50%) NetApp