Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 23 June 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 55 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,792 1,798 2,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.38% 3.65% 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.73% 23.21% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 1,205 1,377
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% +4.90%
10th Percentile £252 £215 £239
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 76 102
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.22% +16.84%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.19 £13.30
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.00 £45.45
UK median hourly rate £33.78 £26.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year +26.56% -4.68% +16.67%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,551 7,746 10,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.23% 15.70% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,261 4,438 5,769
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £532
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 598 614
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.34% +21.22%
10th Percentile £12.19 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK excluding London

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 June 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
South East -6 660 £425 +5.72% 153
North of England -22 325 £425 +9.68% 149
Midlands +13 262 £419 +8.19% 74
South West +2 211 £400 +8.11% 58
North West 0 201 £425 +11.48% 84
West Midlands +5 174 £414 +6.71% 45
East of England +2 169 £381 +1.67% 94
Yorkshire -40 112 £425 +1.19% 54
Scotland -64 98 £358 -8.33% 24
East Midlands +8 85 £438 +16.67% 28
Wales -7 66 £400 +122.22% 10
North East -33 15 £625 +81.16% 11
Northern Ireland +18 4 £238 -32.14% 1
Channel Islands - 2 £175 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 831 (46.37%) Cisco
2 539 (30.08%) Windows
3 446 (24.89%) Security Cleared
4 408 (22.77%) WAN
4 408 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
5 386 (21.54%) VMware
6 373 (20.81%) Linux
7 372 (20.76%) VPN
8 370 (20.65%) Active Directory
9 355 (19.81%) Microsoft
10 350 (19.53%) LAN
11 335 (18.69%) SC Cleared
12 306 (17.08%) CCNP
13 305 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
14 298 (16.63%) Network Security
15 288 (16.07%) CheckPoint
16 275 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
17 269 (15.01%) ITIL
18 268 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
19 263 (14.68%) Data Centre
19 263 (14.68%) Windows Server
20 259 (14.45%) DNS
21 237 (13.23%) TCP/IP
22 220 (12.28%) Juniper
23 207 (11.55%) Wireless
24 192 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
25 188 (10.49%) Migration
26 183 (10.21%) F5
27 178 (9.93%) CCNA
28 174 (9.71%) SIEM

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 120 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 82 (4.58%) IIS
3 72 (4.02%) Skype for Business
4 58 (3.24%) Apache
5 57 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 34 (1.90%) Confluence
6 34 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.23%) nginx
10 15 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.56%) SAS
13 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.28%) JBoss
17 4 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 60 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.056%) Simulink
6 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.22%) RMDS
3 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.056%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 275 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (8.76%) Office 365
4 83 (4.63%) IaaS
5 71 (3.96%) PaaS
6 43 (2.40%) SaaS
7 28 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 23 (1.28%) OpenShift
9 15 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (0.50%) Yammer
12 8 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.39%) GitHub
13 7 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.33%) NuGet
14 6 (0.33%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.22%) Heroku
16 3 (0.17%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 408 (22.77%) WAN
2 372 (20.76%) VPN
3 350 (19.53%) LAN
4 305 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
5 298 (16.63%) Network Security
6 259 (14.45%) DNS
7 237 (13.23%) TCP/IP
8 207 (11.55%) Wireless
9 167 (9.32%) VLAN
10 141 (7.87%) DHCP
11 138 (7.70%) BGP
12 137 (7.65%) MPLS
13 135 (7.53%) SAN
14 126 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 115 (6.42%) OSPF
16 114 (6.36%) VoIP
17 106 (5.92%) Cisco ISE
17 106 (5.92%) Internet
18 79 (4.41%) SSL
19 77 (4.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.68%) MongoDB
3 33 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 32 (1.79%) MySQL
5 25 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (1.06%) Big Data
7 16 (0.89%) DB2
8 15 (0.84%) NuoDB
8 15 (0.84%) Redis
9 13 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.28%) HBase
14 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 91 (5.08%) Git (software)
2 83 (4.63%) Jenkins
3 42 (2.34%) JIRA
4 24 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 22 (1.23%) Maven
6 20 (1.12%) Artifactory
7 19 (1.06%) MSI
8 15 (0.84%) Selenium
8 15 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 13 (0.73%) Subversion
9 13 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 12 (0.67%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.50%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.39%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.33%) JMeter
15 6 (0.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 157 (8.76%) Finance
2 87 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 41 (2.29%) Banking
4 37 (2.06%) Retail
5 24 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.23%) Back Office
7 21 (1.17%) Legal
8 9 (0.50%) Local Government
9 6 (0.33%) Automotive
10 5 (0.28%) Publishing
11 3 (0.17%) Electronics
11 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.17%) Law
12 2 (0.11%) Advertising
12 2 (0.11%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.11%) Front Office
12 2 (0.11%) International Banking
12 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.11%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.056%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 458 (25.56%) Network Engineer
2 235 (13.11%) Architect
3 170 (9.49%) Analyst
4 145 (8.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 142 (7.92%) Security Engineer
6 116 (6.47%) Consultant
7 95 (5.30%) Security Analyst
8 90 (5.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 89 (4.97%) Firewall Engineer
10 86 (4.80%) Support Engineer
11 79 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 79 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
12 73 (4.07%) Network Architect
13 71 (3.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 68 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
14 68 (3.79%) Security Architect
15 67 (3.74%) Administrator
16 53 (2.96%) Design Engineer
17 45 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
18 44 (2.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.68%) LDAP
2 38 (2.12%) Web Services
3 23 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
3 23 (1.28%) Middleware
4 22 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
5 21 (1.17%) .NET
6 18 (1.00%) JSON
7 17 (0.95%) 802.1X
8 15 (0.84%) REST
9 14 (0.78%) LAMP
10 12 (0.67%) WAP
11 11 (0.61%) SAML
12 9 (0.50%) XML
13 8 (0.45%) Node.js
14 7 (0.39%) HTML
14 7 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
14 7 (0.39%) SOAP
14 7 (0.39%) Spring
15 6 (0.33%) MAPI
15 6 (0.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 263 (14.68%) Data Centre
2 115 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.13%) PKI
4 91 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 46 (2.57%) Clustering
6 44 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
7 37 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 29 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
11 23 (1.28%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 20 (1.12%) Driving Licence
13 20 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.95%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (0.89%) NHS
15 16 (0.89%) Replication
16 15 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
17 13 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 539 (30.08%) Windows
2 373 (20.81%) Linux
3 263 (14.68%) Windows Server
4 151 (8.43%) Unix
5 99 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 66 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (3.63%) Windows 10
10 46 (2.57%) CentOS
11 32 (1.79%) Solaris
11 32 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (1.45%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.23%) AIX
14 19 (1.06%) Windows 8
14 19 (1.06%) Windows Vista
15 18 (1.00%) Windows NT
16 16 (0.89%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (15.01%) ITIL
2 188 (10.49%) Migration
3 174 (9.71%) SIEM
4 166 (9.26%) Load Balancing
5 150 (8.37%) Information Security
5 150 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
6 133 (7.42%) Network Design
7 129 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (7.20%) Cybersecurity
8 125 (6.98%) DevOps
9 102 (5.69%) Change Management
10 97 (5.41%) Network Management
11 93 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 85 (4.74%) Configuration Management
13 76 (4.24%) Service Delivery
14 75 (4.19%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (4.13%) Project Management
16 71 (3.96%) High Availability
17 68 (3.79%) Incident Management
17 68 (3.79%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 162 (9.04%) PowerShell
2 158 (8.82%) SQL
3 92 (5.13%) Python
4 49 (2.73%) Java
5 46 (2.57%) Bash Shell
6 45 (2.51%) C
7 29 (1.62%) Perl
7 29 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 23 (1.28%) C#
8 23 (1.28%) Ruby
9 19 (1.06%) PHP
10 11 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.56%) C++
11 10 (0.56%) Groovy
11 10 (0.56%) VBScript
12 6 (0.33%) CQL
12 6 (0.33%) VBA
13 4 (0.22%) VB
14 3 (0.17%) COBOL
14 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 446 (24.89%) Security Cleared
2 408 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
3 335 (18.69%) SC Cleared
4 306 (17.08%) CCNP
5 178 (9.93%) CCNA
6 111 (6.19%) DV Cleared
7 100 (5.58%) CISSP
8 89 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 82 (4.58%) CCIE
10 78 (4.35%) Degree
11 58 (3.24%) CCDP
12 45 (2.51%) CISM
13 41 (2.29%) MCSA
14 39 (2.18%) MCSE
15 28 (1.56%) JNCIS
16 23 (1.28%) CCSA
17 22 (1.23%) CCSE
18 21 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 19 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
20 16 (0.89%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (2.85%) SLA
3 46 (2.57%) PCI DSS
4 39 (2.18%) GDPR
5 35 (1.95%) QA
6 17 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.67%) PMO
8 7 (0.39%) COBIT
8 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.33%) RMADS
10 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.28%) TickIT
11 4 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.22%) GPG13
11 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.17%) CESG Infosec
12 3 (0.17%) GCP
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) ECSS
System Software
1 370 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 268 (14.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (7.92%) Hyper-V
4 74 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (4.02%) vSphere
6 61 (3.40%) Docker
7 50 (2.79%) XenApp
8 33 (1.84%) VMware NSX
9 32 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 31 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
11 30 (1.67%) ProxySG
12 29 (1.62%) XenServer
13 15 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.67%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.61%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.50%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.50%) KVM
17 9 (0.50%) LXC
18 7 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 108 (6.03%) FortiGate
2 87 (4.85%) SCCM
3 65 (3.63%) Ansible
3 65 (3.63%) Puppet
4 51 (2.85%) SCOM
5 39 (2.18%) Nessus
6 30 (1.67%) WSUS
7 28 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
8 26 (1.45%) QRadar
9 25 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
10 24 (1.34%) Nagios
11 23 (1.28%) Backup Exec
12 21 (1.17%) Terraform
13 20 (1.12%) Nmap
14 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (0.89%) HAProxy
15 16 (0.89%) Kubernetes
15 16 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
16 14 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 831 (46.37%) Cisco
2 386 (21.54%) VMware
3 355 (19.81%) Microsoft
4 288 (16.07%) CheckPoint
5 220 (12.28%) Juniper
6 183 (10.21%) F5
7 155 (8.65%) Palo Alto
8 140 (7.81%) Citrix
9 135 (7.53%) Oracle
10 128 (7.14%) HP
11 121 (6.75%) McAfee
12 111 (6.19%) Red Hat
13 99 (5.52%) Fortinet
14 88 (4.91%) SolarWinds
15 83 (4.63%) IBM
16 78 (4.35%) Aruba
17 58 (3.24%) Blue Coat
18 55 (3.07%) Splunk
19 53 (2.96%) Sophos
20 51 (2.85%) NetApp