Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 19 August 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 85 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.20% 3.36% 4.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.42% 26.98% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 74 76
Surrey median daily rate £475 £423 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +3.30% +3.54%
10th Percentile £338 £252 £256
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £430 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +6.70% +0.75% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +95.65% +31.43%
10th Percentile £17.40 £22.30 £19.13
90th Percentile £134.00 £49.50 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £27.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -13.17% -16.67% +26.92%

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 444 315 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.65% 12.47% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 184 339
Surrey median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +12.68%
10th Percentile £139 £177 £213
90th Percentile £605 £533 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.95% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 30
Surrey median hourly rate £37.50 £19.06 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% -20.57% +33.33%
10th Percentile £15.75 £13.40 £11.75
90th Percentile £103.63 £47.50 £48.83
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Surrey

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Surrey

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Surrey over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Surrey

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Surrey

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Surrey over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Surrey

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Staines -5 23 £463 -2.63%
Epsom - 8 £380 - 1
Leatherhead +9 7 £550 +29.41% 3
Guildford -28 7 £370 -4.52% 10
Sunbury-on-Thames -10 6 £600 +42.01%
Camberley -8 4 £500 +32.45%
Reigate - 4 £175 - 4
Woking +5 3 £473 +25.17% 1
Redhill - 3 £550 - 1
Addlestone - 2 £350 - 1
Weybridge - 2 £118 - 1
Tadworth +5 1 - -
Egham - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 38 (36.54%) Cisco
1 38 (36.54%) CheckPoint
2 37 (35.58%) Palo Alto
3 35 (33.65%) Finance
4 33 (31.73%) Network Security
5 31 (29.81%) Juniper
6 27 (25.96%) TCP/IP
7 22 (21.15%) WAN
8 20 (19.23%) Linux
8 20 (19.23%) VMware
9 19 (18.27%) Windows
9 19 (18.27%) LAN
9 19 (18.27%) Internet
9 19 (18.27%) F5
10 18 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (16.35%) Active Directory
11 17 (16.35%) VPN
12 16 (15.38%) Migration
12 16 (15.38%) Aruba
12 16 (15.38%) Blue Coat
13 15 (14.42%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (13.46%) FortiGate
14 14 (13.46%) Data Centre
14 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (13.46%) IPsec
14 14 (13.46%) DNS
14 14 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (13.46%) SSL
14 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (12.50%) Qualys

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (2.88%) Apache
2 2 (1.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) CMS
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.96%) JBoss
3 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.96%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.73%) Network Security
2 27 (25.96%) TCP/IP
3 22 (21.15%) WAN
4 19 (18.27%) Internet
4 19 (18.27%) LAN
5 17 (16.35%) VPN
6 14 (13.46%) DNS
6 14 (13.46%) IPsec
6 14 (13.46%) SSL
6 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (7.69%) DHCP
9 7 (6.73%) BIG-IP
10 6 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.77%) NetScaler
10 6 (5.77%) VLAN
11 5 (4.81%) BGP
11 5 (4.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (3.85%) OSPF
12 4 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Big Data
1 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (33.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (17.31%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Network Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Security Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Architect
4 14 (13.46%) Network Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Network Security Analyst
4 14 (13.46%) Security Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 7 (6.73%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.77%) Network Security Architect
10 5 (4.81%) Citrix Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.81%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Middleware
2 4 (3.85%) Rendezvous
3 3 (2.88%) LDAP
3 3 (2.88%) Servlets
4 2 (1.92%) SOAP
4 2 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.65%) PKI
3 4 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.92%) Wiki
5 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.96%) DataPower
5 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.23%) Linux
2 19 (18.27%) Windows
3 6 (5.77%) Unix
4 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Android
6 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
2 16 (15.38%) Migration
3 15 (14.42%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (12.50%) ITIL
5 11 (10.58%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (6.73%) Change Control
6 7 (6.73%) Change Management
6 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (6.73%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (6.73%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (5.77%) Computer Security
7 6 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.77%) Information Security
7 6 (5.77%) Network Design
7 6 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.77%) SIEM
8 5 (4.81%) DevOps
8 5 (4.81%) OWASP
8 5 (4.81%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (4.81%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) SQL
2 6 (5.77%) Python
3 4 (3.85%) Java
4 3 (2.88%) C++
5 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.92%) C
5 2 (1.92%) Perl
5 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.58%) CCNP
3 10 (9.62%) CCSA
3 10 (9.62%) CCSE
3 10 (9.62%) Check Point Certification
4 9 (8.65%) CCNA
4 9 (8.65%) CISSP
5 8 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.77%) CISM
6 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.81%) CISA
8 4 (3.85%) CCIE
9 3 (2.88%) Degree
10 2 (1.92%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.92%) CRISC
10 2 (1.92%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.96%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.77%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.81%) GDPR
4 4 (3.85%) GPG13
4 4 (3.85%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.92%) ECSS
5 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.85%) XenApp
6 3 (2.88%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.96%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.85%) QRadar
3 2 (1.92%) Nessus
4 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.96%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.96%) Puppet
4 1 (0.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (36.54%) CheckPoint
1 38 (36.54%) Cisco
2 37 (35.58%) Palo Alto
3 31 (29.81%) Juniper
4 20 (19.23%) VMware
5 19 (18.27%) F5
6 16 (15.38%) Aruba
6 16 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 13 (12.50%) Qualys
8 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 7 (6.73%) CA
9 7 (6.73%) Citrix
10 5 (4.81%) Barracuda Networks
10 5 (4.81%) IBM
10 5 (4.81%) Oracle
11 4 (3.85%) Bloomberg
11 4 (3.85%) Radianz
11 4 (3.85%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.85%) Tradeweb
12 3 (2.88%) IBM Sterling