Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 184 248 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.27% 4.27% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.17% 29.07% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 158 129
South West median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £219 £191 £180
90th Percentile £575 £625 £503
England median daily rate £401 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -2.91% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £23.75 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.16% -37.91% +9.29%
10th Percentile £20.13 £19.78 £18.83
90th Percentile £41.95 £44.98 £43.70
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £21.86
% change year-on-year +2.00% +14.35% -4.95%

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 830 853 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.77% 14.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 479
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £181
90th Percentile £527 £538 £508
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 75
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £13.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £48.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +11 91 £355 -5.33% 10
Gloucestershire +9 27 £250 -21.88% 7
Dorset +9 21 £273 -31.88% 2
Wiltshire -44 20 £325 -15.58% 2
Somerset -23 9 £425 -33.33% 3
Devon -10 8 £368 +5.00%
Cornwall -5 5 £279 - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 96 (52.17%) Cisco
2 63 (34.24%) Windows
3 61 (33.15%) Linux
4 56 (30.43%) LAN
5 49 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (26.09%) WAN
7 42 (22.83%) Security Cleared
8 39 (21.20%) Unix
9 36 (19.57%) ITIL
9 36 (19.57%) VPN
9 36 (19.57%) Network Security
10 35 (19.02%) F5
10 35 (19.02%) Oracle
10 35 (19.02%) Active Directory
11 33 (17.93%) SC Cleared
12 31 (16.85%) Microsoft
12 31 (16.85%) VMware
13 29 (15.76%) TCP/IP
14 28 (15.22%) CCNP
15 27 (14.67%) CCNA
15 27 (14.67%) DNS
15 27 (14.67%) Tomcat
15 27 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (12.50%) Apache
18 22 (11.96%) HP
18 22 (11.96%) Load Balancing
18 22 (11.96%) Windows Server
19 21 (11.41%) Finance
20 20 (10.87%) MS Exchange

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 27 (14.67%) Tomcat
2 23 (12.50%) Apache
3 20 (10.87%) MS Exchange
4 19 (10.33%) IIS
5 17 (9.24%) WebLogic
6 12 (6.52%) Skype for Business
7 11 (5.98%) JBoss
8 10 (5.43%) CICS
8 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (4.35%) iPlanet
9 8 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (2.72%) EPiServer
10 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.09%) MQSeries
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.54%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.07%) Office 365
3 10 (5.43%) PaaS
4 9 (4.89%) Adobe Analytics
4 9 (4.89%) IaaS
5 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.43%) LAN
2 48 (26.09%) WAN
3 36 (19.57%) Network Security
3 36 (19.57%) VPN
4 29 (15.76%) TCP/IP
5 27 (14.67%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (14.67%) DNS
6 20 (10.87%) DHCP
7 19 (10.33%) Wireless
8 14 (7.61%) Internet
9 13 (7.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (7.07%) VLAN
10 12 (6.52%) BIG-IP
11 11 (5.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (5.98%) IPsec
12 10 (5.43%) MPLS
13 9 (4.89%) SAN
14 8 (4.35%) HTTP
14 8 (4.35%) IP Telephony
14 8 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.43%) DB2
3 7 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.26%) MySQL
5 5 (2.72%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (7.61%) Artifactory
2 10 (5.43%) webpack
3 9 (4.89%) Bitbucket
3 9 (4.89%) JIRA
3 9 (4.89%) TeamCity
4 5 (2.72%) Hudson
4 5 (2.72%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (11.41%) Finance
2 14 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.26%) Back Office
3 6 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) German Language
5 1 (0.54%) Law
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (10.87%) Consultant
2 20 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (9.78%) Analyst
4 13 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (7.07%) Security Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) Administrator
6 11 (5.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Architect
7 10 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.89%) Network Support
8 9 (4.89%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) IT Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) J2EE
2 10 (5.43%) Node.js
2 10 (5.43%) React
2 10 (5.43%) Spring
2 10 (5.43%) Spring Boot
3 9 (4.89%) .NET
4 8 (4.35%) Web Services
5 4 (2.17%) CSS
5 4 (2.17%) Middleware
5 4 (2.17%) SAML
6 3 (1.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.54%) JSON
7 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.52%) Clustering
1 12 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.43%) DataPower
4 8 (4.35%) PKI
4 8 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.26%) User Experience
5 6 (3.26%) VAX
5 6 (3.26%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.72%) Replication
7 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.54%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.24%) Windows
2 61 (33.15%) Linux
3 39 (21.20%) Unix
4 22 (11.96%) Windows Server
5 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.61%) Solaris
7 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.35%) AIX
8 8 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.80%) HPUX
10 6 (3.26%) SUSE
11 5 (2.72%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.09%) CentOS
14 1 (0.54%) Android
14 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.57%) ITIL
2 22 (11.96%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.78%) Analytics
4 17 (9.24%) Network Design
5 15 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (7.61%) DevOps
6 14 (7.61%) SIEM
7 13 (7.07%) High Availability
7 13 (7.07%) Risk Management
7 13 (7.07%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.98%) Microservices
9 10 (5.43%) Migration
9 10 (5.43%) Network Management
9 10 (5.43%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (4.89%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.35%) Open Source
11 8 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (3.80%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.61%) Java
2 11 (5.98%) SQL
3 7 (3.80%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.26%) C
4 6 (3.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (2.72%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.63%) Perl
6 3 (1.63%) Python
7 1 (0.54%) C#
7 1 (0.54%) C-shell
7 1 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (22.83%) Security Cleared
3 33 (17.93%) SC Cleared
4 28 (15.22%) CCNP
5 27 (14.67%) CCNA
6 16 (8.70%) CISSP
7 11 (5.98%) DV Cleared
8 10 (5.43%) Degree
9 9 (4.89%) CISM
10 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.26%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.26%) Security+ Certification
12 5 (2.72%) MySQL Certification
13 4 (2.17%) GIAC
13 4 (2.17%) ISSAP
13 4 (2.17%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.17%) JNCIP
13 4 (2.17%) JNCIS
13 4 (2.17%) MCSE
14 3 (1.63%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.26%) QA
4 5 (2.72%) SLA
5 4 (2.17%) RMADS
6 3 (1.63%) GDPR
7 2 (1.09%) PMO
7 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 35 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.07%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.07%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (4.35%) ISA Server
4 8 (4.35%) vSphere
5 7 (3.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (3.26%) KVM
7 5 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.17%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.17%) XenServer
9 3 (1.63%) Samba
10 2 (1.09%) IAG
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.09%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.09%) XenApp
11 1 (0.54%) Docker
11 1 (0.54%) Firmware
11 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) Puppet
1 7 (3.80%) WSUS
2 6 (3.26%) Kibana
2 6 (3.26%) logstash
2 6 (3.26%) SCCM
3 4 (2.17%) Nagios
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.17%) SCOM
4 3 (1.63%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.63%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.09%) Nessus
5 2 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.09%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (52.17%) Cisco
2 35 (19.02%) F5
2 35 (19.02%) Oracle
3 31 (16.85%) Microsoft
3 31 (16.85%) VMware
4 22 (11.96%) HP
5 18 (9.78%) IBM
5 18 (9.78%) Juniper
6 17 (9.24%) CheckPoint
7 14 (7.61%) Sun
8 12 (6.52%) McAfee
9 11 (5.98%) Citrix
9 11 (5.98%) Fortinet
10 10 (5.43%) Dell
10 10 (5.43%) Palo Alto
10 10 (5.43%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.89%) Adobe
11 9 (4.89%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.89%) Sophos
11 9 (4.89%) Veritas