Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 63 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 226 184 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.56% 3.34% 3.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.27% 23.59% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 93 136
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £208 £208 £229
90th Percentile £590 £536 £530
England median daily rate £425 £435 £408
% change year-on-year -2.30% +6.75% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 9
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £43.88 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +29.04% +36.00%
10th Percentile £39.13 £30.50 £23.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £136.00 £42.15
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +40.00% -1.96%

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 1,015 780 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.97% 14.17% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 439 531
South West median daily rate £414 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +1.35% +4.23%
10th Percentile £167 £210 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 81 67
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £18.83 £16.25 £12.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +18.75% +10.80% -27.80%

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 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +8 103 £425 +6.25% 24
Gloucestershire -8 36 £450 +27.21% 19
Bristol -16 33 £400 - 26
Dorset +16 25 £400 +35.59% 23
Somerset -1 12 £190 -61.03% 16
Cornwall +13 9 £350 - 2
Devon -28 2 £165 -56.01% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 121 (53.54%) Cisco
2 81 (35.84%) Windows
3 74 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (32.30%) Security Cleared
5 62 (27.43%) WAN
6 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
7 55 (24.34%) Active Directory
8 54 (23.89%) VMware
9 52 (23.01%) CCNP
9 52 (23.01%) DV Cleared
10 51 (22.57%) LAN
10 51 (22.57%) Linux
11 50 (22.12%) Windows Server
12 47 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (20.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 46 (20.35%) ITIL
13 46 (20.35%) VPN
14 42 (18.58%) TCP/IP
15 41 (18.14%) F5
15 41 (18.14%) Office 365
15 41 (18.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (17.70%) MS Exchange
17 38 (16.81%) Data Centre
18 36 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (15.93%) Network Security
19 35 (15.49%) CCNA
20 34 (15.04%) BGP
20 34 (15.04%) Intrusion Detection
20 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
21 32 (14.16%) OSPF

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 40 (17.70%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.98%) IIS
6 7 (3.10%) nginx
6 7 (3.10%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.65%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.88%) Confluence
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (18.14%) Office 365
3 29 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (5.31%) OpenShift
5 10 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (3.10%) Apigee
7 6 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (2.21%) SaaS
9 3 (1.33%) Azure Stack
9 3 (1.33%) IaaS
9 3 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.33%) PaaS
9 3 (1.33%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (27.43%) WAN
2 51 (22.57%) LAN
3 47 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (20.35%) VPN
5 42 (18.58%) TCP/IP
6 41 (18.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (15.93%) Network Security
8 34 (15.04%) BGP
8 34 (15.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 32 (14.16%) OSPF
10 27 (11.95%) DNS
11 23 (10.18%) Wireless
12 18 (7.96%) Wireshark
13 16 (7.08%) Unified Communications
13 16 (7.08%) VoIP
14 15 (6.64%) DHCP
14 15 (6.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 15 (6.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (6.19%) SSL
16 12 (5.31%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.88%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.64%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.44%) Gerrit
General
1 21 (9.29%) Finance
2 17 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.75%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.21%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.21%) Retail
5 3 (1.33%) Banking
5 3 (1.33%) Electronics
5 3 (1.33%) Law
5 3 (1.33%) Local Government
5 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.33%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (33.19%) Network Engineer
2 24 (10.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (9.29%) Analyst
4 16 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (6.19%) Security Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (5.75%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.31%) Architect
7 12 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (4.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 11 (4.87%) SOC Analyst
9 10 (4.42%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.98%) Designer
10 9 (3.98%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.54%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.87%) Web Services
2 9 (3.98%) REST
2 9 (3.98%) Spine.js
3 8 (3.54%) SOAP
4 7 (3.10%) YAML
5 6 (2.65%) 802.1X
6 5 (2.21%) LDAP
7 3 (1.33%) Software Packaging
7 3 (1.33%) XML
8 2 (0.88%) Django
8 2 (0.88%) Middleware
8 2 (0.88%) OAuth
8 2 (0.88%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.88%) SAML
9 1 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.54%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.54%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.10%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.65%) iPad
7 3 (1.33%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) CESG
9 1 (0.44%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.44%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (35.84%) Windows
2 51 (22.57%) Linux
3 50 (22.12%) Windows Server
4 30 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.31%) Unix
8 8 (3.54%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.10%) Android
9 7 (3.10%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.65%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.33%) Debian
12 3 (1.33%) VMS
12 3 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.88%) CentOS
13 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.44%) AIX
14 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.35%) ITIL
2 28 (12.39%) Kalman Filter
3 27 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (11.50%) Load Balancing
4 26 (11.50%) Migration
4 26 (11.50%) SIEM
5 25 (11.06%) DevOps
5 25 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (8.85%) Data Protection
8 19 (8.41%) Problem Management
8 19 (8.41%) Service Delivery
8 19 (8.41%) Service Management
9 18 (7.96%) Information Security
10 16 (7.08%) Time Management
11 15 (6.64%) Network Management
11 15 (6.64%) Network Virtualisation
12 13 (5.75%) Information Assurance
13 12 (5.31%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.87%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.06%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.18%) SQL
3 18 (7.96%) Java
4 17 (7.52%) C
5 14 (6.19%) Python
6 10 (4.42%) Perl
7 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) VB
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (32.30%) Security Cleared
3 52 (23.01%) CCNP
3 52 (23.01%) DV Cleared
4 35 (15.49%) CCNA
5 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (5.75%) SANS
8 12 (5.31%) CCIE
8 12 (5.31%) CEH
9 11 (4.87%) CREST Certified
9 11 (4.87%) Degree
10 9 (3.98%) CISSP
11 5 (2.21%) CCDP
11 5 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.33%) CISM
12 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.88%) CCIE Security
13 2 (0.88%) MCSA
13 2 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.64%) SLA
2 7 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.33%) GDPR
4 2 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) GPG13
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 55 (24.34%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.73%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.75%) VMware NSX
5 10 (4.42%) Docker
6 8 (3.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (3.10%) LXC
8 6 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.21%) ProxySG
10 4 (1.77%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.77%) Firmware
11 3 (1.33%) vSphere
11 3 (1.33%) XenApp
11 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.88%) Snort
13 1 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (13.72%) SCCM
2 23 (10.18%) Ansible
3 22 (9.73%) SCOM
4 13 (5.75%) Kubernetes
5 11 (4.87%) Terraform
6 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (3.10%) AirWatch
7 7 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.10%) Puppet
7 7 (3.10%) SCVMM
7 7 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.65%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.77%) Nessus
10 3 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.33%) WSUS
11 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 121 (53.54%) Cisco
2 57 (25.22%) Microsoft
3 54 (23.89%) VMware
4 41 (18.14%) F5
5 31 (13.72%) CheckPoint
6 24 (10.62%) Juniper
6 24 (10.62%) McAfee
7 16 (7.08%) HP
8 13 (5.75%) ArcSight
8 13 (5.75%) Blue Coat
8 13 (5.75%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.87%) Aruba
9 11 (4.87%) Palo Alto
10 9 (3.98%) Fortinet
11 7 (3.10%) Dynatrace
11 7 (3.10%) Riverbed
12 6 (2.65%) Google
12 6 (2.65%) NetApp
12 6 (2.65%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.21%) Dell