Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 216 198 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.23% 3.75% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.27% 24.94% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 145 180
South West median daily rate £406 £352 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.41% -5.50% +6.43%
10th Percentile £218 £170 £219
90th Percentile £552 £530 £476
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £33.38 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% +21.36% +3.77%
10th Percentile £15.38 £18.69 £14.75
90th Percentile £42.85 £103.28 £41.00
England median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year +47.50% -9.86% -6.58%

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 764 794 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.96% 15.05% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 492 564
South West median daily rate £395 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.22% +4.21% -2.71%
10th Percentile £197 £188 £198
90th Percentile £550 £537 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 63
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +65.27%
10th Percentile £14.90 £13.93 £14.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £46.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -16 47 £309 -17.50% 24
Somerset +18 41 £488 +30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +4 36 £400 +29.03% 15
Wiltshire -1 34 £425 +25.93% 8
Devon +18 31 £450 +12.50% 3
Dorset -7 10 £250 +3.09% 10
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 93 (43.06%) Cisco
2 69 (31.94%) Security Cleared
3 67 (31.02%) Windows
4 60 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 60 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 55 (25.46%) Linux
6 50 (23.15%) Network Security
7 45 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (18.52%) Windows Server
10 39 (18.06%) Microsoft
11 38 (17.59%) Ansible
12 34 (15.74%) Unix
12 34 (15.74%) ITIL
13 33 (15.28%) LAN
13 33 (15.28%) Docker
13 33 (15.28%) DevOps
13 33 (15.28%) Git (software)
14 32 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (14.35%) CCNP
15 31 (14.35%) VMware
16 28 (12.96%) Kerberos
16 28 (12.96%) DNS
17 27 (12.50%) LDAP
17 27 (12.50%) Migration
17 27 (12.50%) Fortinet
17 27 (12.50%) Office 365
18 26 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
18 26 (12.04%) Hyper-V

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 12 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.09%) IIS
2 11 (5.09%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.70%) Apache
4 8 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.85%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.85%) CICS
7 3 (1.39%) Confluence
8 2 (0.93%) CMS
8 2 (0.93%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.50%) Office 365
2 22 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.09%) IaaS
5 10 (4.63%) SaaS
6 9 (4.17%) PaaS
7 8 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.39%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.15%) Network Security
2 33 (15.28%) LAN
3 32 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (12.96%) DNS
4 28 (12.96%) Kerberos
5 26 (12.04%) WAN
6 23 (10.65%) Internet
7 17 (7.87%) VPN
8 16 (7.41%) TCP/IP
9 15 (6.94%) DMZ
10 9 (4.17%) DHCP
10 9 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (4.17%) Skype
10 9 (4.17%) VoIP
11 8 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (3.70%) SSL
12 7 (3.24%) BGP
12 7 (3.24%) MPLS
12 7 (3.24%) SAN
12 7 (3.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.19%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.85%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.85%) DB2
4 4 (1.85%) HBase
5 3 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 25 (11.57%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.02%) Maven
4 12 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (4.63%) Artifactory
5 10 (4.63%) JIRA
5 10 (4.63%) Vagrant
6 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.85%) webpack
9 2 (0.93%) GitLab
9 2 (0.93%) JMeter
9 2 (0.93%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.93%) WebPagetest
10 1 (0.46%) Gradle
10 1 (0.46%) Rational Team Concert
10 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 15 (6.94%) Finance
2 11 (5.09%) Banking
3 10 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.93%) Back Office
4 2 (0.93%) Front Office
4 2 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Electronics
5 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.46%) Marketing
5 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 24 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (8.80%) Administrator
4 19 (8.80%) Security Engineer
5 18 (8.33%) Consultant
6 16 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (6.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) Developer
9 11 (5.09%) Architect
9 11 (5.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
11 8 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.50%) LDAP
2 9 (4.17%) SAML
2 9 (4.17%) Web Services
3 7 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.31%) .NET
5 4 (1.85%) Node.js
5 4 (1.85%) React
5 4 (1.85%) Spring
5 4 (1.85%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.39%) HTML
6 3 (1.39%) YAML
7 2 (0.93%) Ajax
7 2 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.46%) JSON
8 1 (0.46%) JSP
8 1 (0.46%) LAMP
8 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.17%) PKI
2 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.85%) DataPower
3 4 (1.85%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.85%) Replication
4 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.39%) Clustering
4 3 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.46%) iPad
6 1 (0.46%) iPhone
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.02%) Windows
2 55 (25.46%) Linux
3 40 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 34 (15.74%) Unix
5 21 (9.72%) CentOS
6 11 (5.09%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.09%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.78%) VMS
8 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.85%) Solaris
9 4 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.39%) AIX
10 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.74%) ITIL
3 33 (15.28%) DevOps
4 31 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (12.50%) Migration
6 26 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (8.80%) Server Hardening
8 16 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (6.48%) SIEM
11 11 (5.09%) Information Security
11 11 (5.09%) Security Architecture
12 10 (4.63%) Load Balancing
12 10 (4.63%) Test Automation
13 9 (4.17%) Configuration Management
13 9 (4.17%) Data Security
13 9 (4.17%) Open Source
13 9 (4.17%) Service Management
14 7 (3.24%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.94%) SQL
3 11 (5.09%) Java
3 11 (5.09%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.63%) Python
5 9 (4.17%) Ruby
6 7 (3.24%) Groovy
7 5 (2.31%) C#
8 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (31.94%) Security Cleared
2 60 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 45 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (14.35%) CCNP
5 26 (12.04%) CCNA
6 17 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (6.94%) MCSA
8 12 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.24%) CCDA
9 7 (3.24%) CCIE
9 7 (3.24%) Degree
10 6 (2.78%) CCDE
10 6 (2.78%) CCDP
10 6 (2.78%) CCENT
11 5 (2.31%) CISSP
12 4 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.85%) MCITP
13 3 (1.39%) MCP
14 2 (0.93%) CISM
14 2 (0.93%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (4.63%) QA
2 6 (2.78%) SLA
3 5 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.93%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 60 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.28%) Docker
3 26 (12.04%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.24%) vSphere
7 5 (2.31%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.85%) HDFS
8 4 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.85%) XenApp
9 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.93%) Firmware
11 1 (0.46%) IAG
11 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (17.59%) Ansible
2 21 (9.72%) Puppet
3 19 (8.80%) FortiGate
4 17 (7.87%) SCCM
5 10 (4.63%) Nagios
6 9 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.78%) SCOM
7 6 (2.78%) WSUS
8 5 (2.31%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.85%) QRadar
9 4 (1.85%) RSA enVision
10 3 (1.39%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.39%) SCSM
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.93%) FreeIPA
11 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.93%) Opsview
11 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 93 (43.06%) Cisco
2 39 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 31 (14.35%) VMware
4 27 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 26 (12.04%) HP
6 23 (10.65%) Red Hat
7 21 (9.72%) Juniper
8 20 (9.26%) Sophos
9 19 (8.80%) F5
10 18 (8.33%) CheckPoint
11 11 (5.09%) IBM
11 11 (5.09%) Palo Alto
12 10 (4.63%) SonicWALL
13 9 (4.17%) Splunk
13 9 (4.17%) Veeam
14 8 (3.70%) Oracle
15 7 (3.24%) McAfee
16 6 (2.78%) Citrix
16 6 (2.78%) Dell
16 6 (2.78%) NetApp