Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 42 72
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 236 228 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.69% 4.39% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.82% 29.23% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 155 104
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.36% -5.17%
10th Percentile £219 £225 £142
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 4
South West median hourly rate £39.54 £21.25 £33.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.07% -36.33% +21.36%
10th Percentile £25.44 £15.00 £18.69
90th Percentile £49.50 £25.75 £103.28
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% -8.05%

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 951 780 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.87% 15.01% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 471 444
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £140 £175 £156
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 74
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -29.87% +0.65%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.00 £13.43
90th Percentile £49.60 £43.40 £70.00
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% -6.98% -2.27%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +16 124 £400 - 26
Bristol -34 49 £384 +9.64% 32
Gloucestershire -19 26 £415 +50.91% 17
Somerset -21 16 £433 -8.95% 6
Devon -10 11 £300 -38.14% 4
Dorset -4 5 £465 +77.99% 16
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 131 (55.51%) Cisco
2 102 (43.22%) Security Cleared
3 82 (34.75%) Windows
4 68 (28.81%) VMware
5 64 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (27.12%) SC Cleared
6 62 (26.27%) Active Directory
7 54 (22.88%) Windows Server
8 52 (22.03%) VPN
9 50 (21.19%) LAN
9 50 (21.19%) Data Centre
10 49 (20.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 47 (19.92%) Network Security
11 47 (19.92%) OSPF
12 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (18.64%) CheckPoint
14 43 (18.22%) Load Balancing
15 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
16 41 (17.37%) CCNP
17 39 (16.53%) Juniper
17 39 (16.53%) BGP
17 39 (16.53%) WAN
17 39 (16.53%) Linux
18 38 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (15.25%) DV Cleared
20 34 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (13.56%) DNS
21 32 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
22 28 (11.86%) McAfee
23 27 (11.44%) ITIL

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 13 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.24%) Confluence
3 8 (3.39%) IIS
4 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) Apache
7 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) HipChat
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.93%) OpenShift
4 12 (5.08%) Office 365
5 6 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.69%) PaaS
7 3 (1.27%) IaaS
8 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (22.03%) VPN
2 50 (21.19%) LAN
3 49 (20.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 47 (19.92%) Network Security
4 47 (19.92%) OSPF
5 39 (16.53%) BGP
5 39 (16.53%) WAN
6 38 (16.10%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (13.56%) DNS
8 27 (11.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (9.75%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (8.47%) MPLS
11 19 (8.05%) Multicast
12 18 (7.63%) DMVPN
13 17 (7.20%) VXLAN
14 16 (6.78%) DHCP
15 13 (5.51%) SAN
16 12 (5.08%) Cisco Firepower
17 11 (4.66%) TCP/IP
17 11 (4.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.54%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.66%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.66%) JIRA
3 10 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (3.39%) Gerrit
5 5 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.42%) CodeSonar
6 1 (0.42%) git-flow
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 21 (8.90%) Finance
2 11 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.54%) Electronics
3 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.54%) Marketing
4 5 (2.12%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Banking
5 4 (1.69%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (30.51%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.44%) Architect
3 25 (10.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 23 (9.75%) Security Engineer
5 22 (9.32%) Analyst
6 19 (8.05%) Network Architect
7 14 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (5.51%) Security Analyst
9 12 (5.08%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) Consultant
11 10 (4.24%) Network Design Architect
12 9 (3.81%) Designer
12 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) IT Security Analyst
14 7 (2.97%) Network Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.51%) Spine.js
2 8 (3.39%) Middleware
3 7 (2.97%) LDAP
4 2 (0.85%) .NET
4 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.85%) JSON
4 2 (0.85%) LAMP
4 2 (0.85%) PostGIS
4 2 (0.85%) React
4 2 (0.85%) RESTful
4 2 (0.85%) XML
5 1 (0.42%) Django
5 1 (0.42%) Java EE
5 1 (0.42%) Node.js
5 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.42%) REST
5 1 (0.42%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.42%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.19%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (2.54%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.12%) NHS
6 4 (1.69%) iPad
6 4 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.27%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.85%) CESG
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Social Media
9 1 (0.42%) Derivative
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (34.75%) Windows
2 54 (22.88%) Windows Server
3 39 (16.53%) Linux
4 32 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (9.75%) Unix
6 20 (8.47%) Windows 10
7 18 (7.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.39%) AIX
8 8 (3.39%) CentOS
8 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.39%) Solaris
8 8 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.27%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.85%) Android
11 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.22%) Load Balancing
2 34 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.44%) ITIL
4 26 (11.02%) DevOps
5 25 (10.59%) Network Virtualisation
6 24 (10.17%) Migration
7 22 (9.32%) Network Architecture
8 19 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.51%) Network Design
10 13 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (5.08%) Computer Science
11 12 (5.08%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.66%) Server Management
13 10 (4.24%) ITIL V3
13 10 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.24%) NsoIT
14 9 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.90%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.51%) SQL
3 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.27%) Java
4 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.85%) C
5 2 (0.85%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) C#
6 1 (0.42%) C++
6 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.42%) Perl
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.42%) Tcl
6 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (43.22%) Security Cleared
2 64 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (27.12%) SC Cleared
3 41 (17.37%) CCNP
4 36 (15.25%) DV Cleared
5 24 (10.17%) CCNA
6 18 (7.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (5.93%) Degree
8 12 (5.08%) CCIE
8 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (4.24%) CISSP
10 9 (3.81%) MCSE
11 5 (2.12%) GIAC
12 4 (1.69%) CCSE
12 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.69%) ISACA
13 3 (1.27%) CCSP
13 3 (1.27%) CISM
13 3 (1.27%) MCSA
14 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.12%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.85%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 45 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.63%) Docker
4 16 (6.78%) VMware NSX
5 15 (6.36%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.54%) Snort
8 5 (2.12%) vSphere
9 4 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.85%) Firmware
11 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.85%) UAG
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.85%) XenServer
12 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (8.47%) SCCM
1 20 (8.47%) vCenter Server
2 16 (6.78%) Ansible
2 16 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.81%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.54%) Terraform
7 5 (2.12%) OSSEC
7 5 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.27%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (1.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.85%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.85%) Nagios
10 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.85%) Puppet
10 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 131 (55.51%) Cisco
2 68 (28.81%) VMware
3 44 (18.64%) CheckPoint
4 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
5 39 (16.53%) Juniper
6 28 (11.86%) McAfee
7 25 (10.59%) Red Hat
8 22 (9.32%) F5
9 15 (6.36%) Atlassian
10 13 (5.51%) Palo Alto
11 11 (4.66%) HP
12 9 (3.81%) Blue Coat
12 9 (3.81%) LogRhythm
13 7 (2.97%) Nokia
14 6 (2.54%) Citrix
14 6 (2.54%) Dell
14 6 (2.54%) Google
14 6 (2.54%) SAP
14 6 (2.54%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.12%) ServiceNow