Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 58 41
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 153 244 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.82% 3.80% 4.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.14% 25.13% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 130 154
South West median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £257 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
England median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
South West median hourly rate £160.00 £41.53 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +285.26% +95.44% -36.33%
10th Percentile £63.00 £26.45 £15.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £49.50 £25.75
England median hourly rate £44.39 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.82% +47.37% +18.75%

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 691 971 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.75% 15.13% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 553 460
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £204 £147 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 49
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.38 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +56.94% -29.87%
10th Percentile £11.08 £14.50 £14.70
90th Percentile £52.03 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.76 £20.02
% change year-on-year +11.94% -6.29% -6.88%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +22 63 £400 +5.26% 25
Wiltshire -37 44 £375 -6.25% 16
Somerset +6 19 £350 -19.08% 10
Gloucestershire +3 16 £519 +25.00% 18
Dorset -4 6 £325 -29.73% 11
Devon -16 2 £425 +41.67% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 78 (50.98%) Cisco
2 66 (43.14%) Windows
3 43 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (26.14%) Linux
4 40 (26.14%) WAN
4 40 (26.14%) VMware
4 40 (26.14%) Security Cleared
5 37 (24.18%) LAN
6 35 (22.88%) VPN
7 32 (20.92%) Windows Server
8 28 (18.30%) Active Directory
9 27 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 26 (16.99%) CCNP
11 25 (16.34%) Azure
12 24 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (15.69%) Palo Alto
12 24 (15.69%) Migration
13 23 (15.03%) CCNA
13 23 (15.03%) ITIL
13 23 (15.03%) Juniper
13 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (14.38%) Network Security
14 22 (14.38%) CheckPoint
14 22 (14.38%) Wireless
15 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
16 20 (13.07%) SQL
17 19 (12.42%) TCP/IP
17 19 (12.42%) DNS
17 19 (12.42%) Load Balancing
17 19 (12.42%) Data Centre

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 9 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.96%) Apache
4 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.31%) Confluence
5 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.31%) nginx
5 2 (1.31%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.34%) Azure
2 18 (11.76%) AWS
2 18 (11.76%) Office 365
3 7 (4.58%) SaaS
4 5 (3.27%) IaaS
5 4 (2.61%) PaaS
6 3 (1.96%) GCP
6 3 (1.96%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.31%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.65%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (26.14%) WAN
2 37 (24.18%) LAN
3 35 (22.88%) VPN
4 24 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (14.38%) Network Security
5 22 (14.38%) Wireless
6 19 (12.42%) DNS
6 19 (12.42%) TCP/IP
7 16 (10.46%) BGP
8 15 (9.80%) OSPF
9 13 (8.50%) SSL
10 12 (7.84%) VoIP
11 10 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (6.54%) DHCP
12 9 (5.88%) Kerberos
12 9 (5.88%) MPLS
12 9 (5.88%) Skype
13 7 (4.58%) IPsec
13 7 (4.58%) VLAN
14 6 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.61%) Big Data
3 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.31%) MySQL
3 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) IBM UrbanCode
2 5 (3.27%) JIRA
2 5 (3.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.31%) git-flow
4 2 (1.31%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.31%) TestRail
General
1 12 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.19%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Publishing
4 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.96%) Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Law
6 2 (1.31%) Legal
6 2 (1.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.07%) Security Engineer
3 14 (9.15%) Consultant
4 13 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Analyst
6 9 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 6 (3.92%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Architect
9 5 (3.27%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) SAML
2 2 (1.31%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.31%) GraphQL
2 2 (1.31%) J2EE
2 2 (1.31%) Kafka
2 2 (1.31%) LDAP
2 2 (1.31%) Node.js
2 2 (1.31%) React
2 2 (1.31%) REST
2 2 (1.31%) Spring
2 2 (1.31%) Spring MVC
2 2 (1.31%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.19%) PKI
3 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.58%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.92%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.61%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) iPhone
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.65%) Shadow IT
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (43.14%) Windows
2 40 (26.14%) Linux
3 32 (20.92%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.23%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.58%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.27%) CentOS
8 5 (3.27%) Unix
8 5 (3.27%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.61%) Android
9 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
12 1 (0.65%) Debian
12 1 (0.65%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.69%) Migration
2 23 (15.03%) ITIL
3 19 (12.42%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.15%) SIEM
5 12 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (5.88%) Network Design
7 9 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.23%) Information Security
9 7 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.92%) Cloud Operations
10 6 (3.92%) Data Encryption
10 6 (3.92%) Network Management
10 6 (3.92%) Process Improvement
10 6 (3.92%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (3.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.07%) SQL
2 11 (7.19%) Bash Shell
2 11 (7.19%) Python
3 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.58%) C
6 3 (1.96%) Perl
7 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (26.14%) Security Cleared
3 27 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 26 (16.99%) CCNP
5 23 (15.03%) CCNA
6 15 (9.80%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.58%) CCDP
8 5 (3.27%) Degree
8 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.61%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.96%) MCSE
10 3 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.31%) CCIE
11 2 (1.31%) CCIP
11 2 (1.31%) CCSA
11 2 (1.31%) CISSP
11 2 (1.31%) GIAC
11 2 (1.31%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 9 (5.88%) SLA
2 8 (5.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.31%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 28 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.54%) vSphere
4 9 (5.88%) XenApp
5 7 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.27%) Docker
8 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) SCCM
2 8 (5.23%) SCOM
3 7 (4.58%) vCenter Server
4 6 (3.92%) Ansible
5 5 (3.27%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.27%) WSUS
6 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.96%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.96%) Puppet
8 2 (1.31%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.31%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.31%) Nessus
8 2 (1.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.65%) Icinga
9 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 78 (50.98%) Cisco
2 40 (26.14%) VMware
3 24 (15.69%) Palo Alto
4 23 (15.03%) Juniper
5 22 (14.38%) CheckPoint
6 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
7 18 (11.76%) F5
8 17 (11.11%) McAfee
9 13 (8.50%) Aruba
10 11 (7.19%) Citrix
11 10 (6.54%) IBM
11 10 (6.54%) Oracle
12 9 (5.88%) Sophos
13 8 (5.23%) HP
13 8 (5.23%) Meraki
14 7 (4.58%) AppDynamics
14 7 (4.58%) Brocade
14 7 (4.58%) Dynatrace
14 7 (4.58%) Riverbed
15 6 (3.92%) Dell