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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 44 37
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.88% 4.28% 4.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 22.59% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 37
Surrey median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £293 £363 £262
90th Percentile £538 £525 £491
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Surrey median hourly rate £50.00 £23.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.39% +35.29%  
South East median hourly rate £32.45 £35.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -8.59% +39.21%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 140 239 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.50% 18.92% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 399 381
Surrey median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
10th Percentile £171 £229 £205
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 40
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% +48.38%  
10th Percentile £26.25 £12.19 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.90 £40.15
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -44.44% +20.00%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford 0 7 £500 +25.00% 4
Staines +9 6 £475 -22.44%
Camberley - 4 £450 - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames -14 2 £423 -
Tadworth -3 1 £525 -
Woking -4 1 £380 -13.14% 1
Cobham - 1 £275 -
Farnham - 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 29 (39.73%) Cisco
2 25 (34.25%) VPN
3 24 (32.88%) Juniper
4 22 (30.14%) Windows
4 22 (30.14%) Network Security
5 20 (27.40%) Palo Alto
6 19 (26.03%) VMware
7 18 (24.66%) DNS
7 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
7 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
7 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (24.66%) F5
8 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
9 16 (21.92%) Linux
10 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (17.81%) Finance
10 13 (17.81%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
10 13 (17.81%) Blue Coat
11 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
13 10 (13.70%) WAN
13 10 (13.70%) ITIL
13 10 (13.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (13.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
14 9 (12.33%) ProxySG

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 9 (12.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) nginx
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (10.96%) Office 365
3 8 (10.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.25%) VPN
2 22 (30.14%) Network Security
3 18 (24.66%) DNS
4 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
5 13 (17.81%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (13.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (13.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (13.70%) WAN
7 8 (10.96%) BGP
7 8 (10.96%) Skype
7 8 (10.96%) VLAN
8 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (9.59%) DHCP
8 7 (9.59%) LAN
8 7 (9.59%) Wireless
9 6 (8.22%) HTTP
9 6 (8.22%) IPsec
9 6 (8.22%) SAN
9 6 (8.22%) Wireshark
10 5 (6.85%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Law
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (10.96%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Administrator
5 7 (9.59%) Consultant
6 6 (8.22%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) Juniper Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.74%) Flash
2 2 (2.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.74%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Windows
2 16 (21.92%) Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
8 4 (5.48%) AIX
8 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.11%) Solaris
9 3 (4.11%) Unix
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.74%) Debian
10 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
2 10 (13.70%) ITIL
3 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.22%) Migration
4 5 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.11%) Change Management
6 3 (4.11%) DevOps
6 3 (4.11%) Internal Audit
6 3 (4.11%) Network Management
6 3 (4.11%) Network Packet Analysis
6 3 (4.11%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.11%) SIEM
6 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.74%) IT Audit
7 2 (2.74%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (2.74%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.48%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.74%) Perl
2 2 (2.74%) PHP
2 2 (2.74%) Python
2 2 (2.74%) Ruby
3 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.59%) CCNA
3 6 (8.22%) CCNP
4 4 (5.48%) CCIE
4 4 (5.48%) CCIE Security
4 4 (5.48%) CISM
4 4 (5.48%) CISSP
5 3 (4.11%) CCDP
5 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) ACSA
7 1 (1.37%) CCDA
7 1 (1.37%) CCIP
7 1 (1.37%) CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) PCI DSS
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.74%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.74%) QA
4 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) ProxySG
4 6 (8.22%) vSphere
5 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) iptables
7 2 (2.74%) NFS
8 1 (1.37%) Docker
8 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.37%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.85%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.11%) Ansible
4 3 (4.11%) BladeLogic
4 3 (4.11%) SCCM
4 3 (4.11%) vRealize
5 2 (2.74%) Control-M
5 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.74%) Nagios
5 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.74%) OpenView
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.74%) vMotion
6 1 (1.37%) DameWare
6 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 29 (39.73%) Cisco
2 24 (32.88%) Juniper
3 20 (27.40%) Palo Alto
4 19 (26.03%) VMware
5 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
5 18 (24.66%) F5
6 13 (17.81%) Blue Coat
7 8 (10.96%) HP
8 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.48%) Citrix
10 4 (5.48%) Dell
11 3 (4.11%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.11%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (4.11%) BMC
11 3 (4.11%) IBM
11 3 (4.11%) Mitel
11 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.11%) Veritas