Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 56 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 103 97 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 3.21% 3.49% 3.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.57% 22.82% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 83 59
Surrey median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £163 £263 £261
90th Percentile £600 £548 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Surrey median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +81.25% +9.59%
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.67% +15.38% +49.43%

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 437 425 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 13.61% 15.30% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 254 277
Surrey median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £132 £166 £163
90th Percentile £594 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 34
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £15.24 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.04% -61.90% +153.97%
10th Percentile £15.15 £11.58 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.25 £25.00 £42.20
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 27 £475 -5.00%
Guildford -27 11 £375 +20.00% 2
Reigate - 8 £175 - 5
Epsom +7 6 £394 -1.50% 5
Camberley +5 4 - -
Redhill +5 4 £550 - 3
Sunbury-on-Thames -9 4 £469 -23.16% 1
Godalming - 4 £370 - 2
Woking +5 3 £473 +26.00% 2
Addlestone - 3 £350 -
Leatherhead 0 2 £600 +26.32% 3
Egham - 1 - - 1
Tadworth - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (36.89%) Juniper
2 37 (35.92%) Palo Alto
3 35 (33.98%) CheckPoint
3 35 (33.98%) Network Security
4 31 (30.10%) Cisco
5 28 (27.18%) Finance
6 26 (25.24%) Windows
7 24 (23.30%) Migration
8 23 (22.33%) Blue Coat
9 22 (21.36%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (20.39%) FortiGate
10 21 (20.39%) F5
10 21 (20.39%) VMware
10 21 (20.39%) WAN
11 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
12 19 (18.45%) Active Directory
12 19 (18.45%) CCSA
12 19 (18.45%) CCSE
13 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
13 18 (17.48%) VPN
13 18 (17.48%) Check Point Certification
13 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (16.50%) Linux
15 16 (15.53%) BIG-IP
16 15 (14.56%) LAN
16 15 (14.56%) DNS
16 15 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (14.56%) Internet
16 15 (14.56%) CA
16 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (2.91%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.71%) Office 365
3 9 (8.74%) IaaS
4 8 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (6.80%) PaaS
6 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.94%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.98%) Network Security
2 21 (20.39%) WAN
3 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
4 18 (17.48%) VPN
5 16 (15.53%) BIG-IP
6 15 (14.56%) DNS
6 15 (14.56%) Internet
6 15 (14.56%) LAN
7 12 (11.65%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (8.74%) VLAN
9 8 (7.77%) SSL
9 8 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (7.77%) Wireless
10 7 (6.80%) IPsec
10 7 (6.80%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.88%) DHCP
11 4 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.91%) BGP
12 3 (2.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (27.18%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Billing
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.97%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Firewall Engineer
2 18 (17.48%) Security Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Network Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Architect
6 9 (8.74%) Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Network Architect
8 7 (6.80%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Principal Security Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) Middleware
2 2 (1.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.97%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.88%) PKI
2 4 (3.88%) Wiki
3 3 (2.91%) Clustering
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.24%) Windows
2 17 (16.50%) Linux
3 11 (10.68%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.85%) VMS
5 2 (1.94%) Unix
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) CentOS
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Migration
2 22 (21.36%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (8.74%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (8.74%) Information Security
3 9 (8.74%) Security Management
4 8 (7.77%) DevOps
4 8 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
4 8 (7.77%) Proactive Monitoring
4 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (7.77%) Security Architecture
5 7 (6.80%) Change Control
6 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.83%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (5.83%) ITIL
6 6 (5.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (4.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.85%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (4.85%) SIEM
7 5 (4.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) SQL
2 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.94%) Python
4 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) CCSA
1 19 (18.45%) CCSE
2 18 (17.48%) Check Point Certification
3 15 (14.56%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.77%) CCNA
5 7 (6.80%) CCNP
5 7 (6.80%) CISM
5 7 (6.80%) CISSP
6 6 (5.83%) CCIE
7 5 (4.85%) CISA
7 5 (4.85%) JNCIE
8 4 (3.88%) MCSE
8 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.91%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.94%) Degree
10 2 (1.94%) MCITP
10 2 (1.94%) MCSA
10 2 (1.94%) VCP6
10 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.83%) GDPR
3 4 (3.88%) GPG13
3 4 (3.88%) NIST 800
3 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (18.45%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.80%) Docker
5 6 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.91%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.94%) vSphere
7 2 (1.94%) XenApp
7 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.83%) SCCM
3 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.91%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.91%) Nessus
4 3 (2.91%) SCOM
4 3 (2.91%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.94%) PaperCut
5 2 (1.94%) QRadar
6 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.97%) Puppet
6 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (36.89%) Juniper
2 37 (35.92%) Palo Alto
3 35 (33.98%) CheckPoint
4 31 (30.10%) Cisco
5 23 (22.33%) Blue Coat
6 21 (20.39%) F5
6 21 (20.39%) VMware
7 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
8 15 (14.56%) CA
9 11 (10.68%) Aruba
10 6 (5.83%) Oracle
10 6 (5.83%) Qualys
11 5 (4.85%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (3.88%) Meraki
12 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.91%) CommVault
13 3 (2.91%) Google
13 3 (2.91%) NetApp
13 3 (2.91%) Sophos
13 3 (2.91%) WatchGuard