The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 March 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 60 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1454 1727 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.19% 3.19% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.15% 21.62% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1012 1011
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 67
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.63% -25.00%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 30 March 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
England -4 1348 £400 - 434
London -4 543 £450 +5.88% 163
South East -10 335 £400 +6.66% 99
Hampshire -1 131 £410 +9.33% 26
City of London +33 92 £429 +0.94% 40
North West +13 92 £400 -5.88% 47
South West -15 91 £325 -13.33% 29
East of England +4 88 £375 -9.09% 22
Yorkshire 0 70 £425 +9.81% 29
West Midlands +18 64 £375 -2.84% 19
Manchester +18 61 £425 +11.11% 35
Scotland +10 57 £390 - 10
Berkshire -16 56 £400 +14.28% 30
West Yorkshire 0 46 £425 +6.18% 26
Buckinghamshire +8 43 £356 -8.06% 9
Hertfordshire +17 42 £363 -27.50% 11
Milton Keynes +15 39 £356 -10.93% 6
East Midlands -4 39 £306 -4.29% 17
Surrey -31 37 £380 -15.55% 20
Bristol +10 35 £352 -4.54% 13
Wales +15 29 £263 -7.07% 11
South Wales +29 28 £263 +38.15% 10
Hook +29 28 £405 -14.73% 2
North East -7 27 £385 +37.50% 7
Leeds -5 26 £463 +15.62% 14
Croydon +19 23 £470 +25.33% 1
Reading -9 23 £438 +16.66% 12
Oxfordshire +9 22 £350 +22.80% 4
Birmingham -3 21 £363 -9.37% 10
Shropshire +48 20 £485 +21.25% 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1614 (50.55%) Cisco
2 929 (29.09%) Windows
3 904 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
4 858 (26.87%) LAN
5 852 (26.68%) WAN
6 708 (22.17%) CheckPoint
7 704 (22.05%) VMware
8 660 (20.67%) Security Cleared
9 651 (20.39%) VPN
10 622 (19.48%) Linux
11 614 (19.23%) Network Security
12 594 (18.60%) Juniper
13 588 (18.42%) CCNP
14 557 (17.44%) SC Cleared
15 539 (16.88%) Active Directory
16 529 (16.57%) Microsoft
17 526 (16.47%) ITIL
18 525 (16.44%) DNS
18 525 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
19 513 (16.07%) Data Centre
20 505 (15.82%) TCP/IP
21 502 (15.72%) F5
22 471 (14.75%) Wireless
23 448 (14.03%) Finance
24 430 (13.47%) Windows Server
25 407 (12.75%) CCNA
26 401 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
27 317 (9.93%) MPLS
28 316 (9.90%) Unix
29 300 (9.40%) HP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 181 (5.67%) MS Exchange
2 142 (4.45%) Apache
3 127 (3.98%) IIS
4 86 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 81 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 75 (2.35%) SharePoint
7 71 (2.22%) JBoss
8 67 (2.10%) Skype for Business
9 52 (1.63%) nginx
10 44 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 36 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (0.91%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
14 20 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 19 (0.60%) Confluence
16 17 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.41%) Jetty
19 12 (0.38%) iPlanet
19 12 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 179 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 110 (3.45%) MS Office
3 61 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.44%) MS Project
5 11 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.22%) Maximo
5 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.031%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.031%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.031%) Magento
8 1 (0.031%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.031%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 273 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 257 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 113 (3.54%) Office 365
4 85 (2.66%) IaaS
5 54 (1.69%) SaaS
6 32 (1.00%) PaaS
7 29 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
10 21 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.44%) GitHub
11 14 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.31%) Akamai
14 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.19%) G Suite
15 6 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
16 5 (0.16%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 858 (26.87%) LAN
2 852 (26.68%) WAN
3 651 (20.39%) VPN
4 614 (19.23%) Network Security
5 525 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
5 525 (16.44%) DNS
6 505 (15.82%) TCP/IP
7 471 (14.75%) Wireless
8 317 (9.93%) MPLS
9 293 (9.18%) BGP
10 289 (9.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 276 (8.64%) DHCP
12 273 (8.55%) OSPF
13 251 (7.86%) Internet
14 232 (7.27%) SSL
15 224 (7.02%) VoIP
16 223 (6.98%) VLAN
17 214 (6.70%) SAN
18 147 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
19 144 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 101 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
3 81 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 58 (1.82%) MySQL
5 45 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (1.10%) Hadoop
7 31 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.66%) Big Data
11 21 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 20 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (0.60%) Redis
13 19 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
14 16 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
15 15 (0.47%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 109 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 79 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.60%) JIRA
4 43 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 26 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (0.69%) Subversion
7 20 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (0.50%) Maven
10 15 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (0.41%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.38%) MSI
12 12 (0.38%) Vagrant
13 11 (0.34%) Gerrit
13 11 (0.34%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.31%) GitLab
15 9 (0.28%) Artifactory
16 7 (0.22%) ClearCase
16 7 (0.22%) ClearQuest
16 7 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 448 (14.03%) Finance
2 167 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 137 (4.29%) Banking
4 62 (1.94%) Retail
5 47 (1.47%) Legal
6 41 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.13%) Back Office
8 34 (1.06%) Law
9 23 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.72%) Marketing
10 20 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 18 (0.56%) Front Office
12 17 (0.53%) Electronics
13 16 (0.50%) Local Government
14 15 (0.47%) Billing
14 15 (0.47%) Military
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
15 10 (0.31%) Publishing
16 8 (0.25%) Games
17 6 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 942 (29.50%) Network Engineer
2 356 (11.15%) Architect
3 338 (10.59%) Analyst
4 257 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 253 (7.92%) Security Engineer
6 232 (7.27%) Consultant
7 220 (6.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 175 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 174 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 163 (5.10%) Support Engineer
11 141 (4.42%) Security Analyst
12 128 (4.01%) Firewall Engineer
13 124 (3.88%) Network Architect
14 113 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
15 112 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 109 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
17 105 (3.29%) Administrator
18 97 (3.04%) Security Consultant
19 96 (3.01%) Network Analyst
20 91 (2.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.01%) Web Services
2 65 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 63 (1.97%) 802.1X
4 61 (1.91%) Middleware
5 56 (1.75%) .NET
6 42 (1.32%) LAMP
7 40 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
8 35 (1.10%) J2EE
9 34 (1.06%) XML
10 31 (0.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 27 (0.85%) CSS
11 27 (0.85%) SOAP
12 24 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (0.60%) REST
13 19 (0.60%) SAML
14 18 (0.56%) ASP.NET
14 18 (0.56%) HTML
15 15 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
16 12 (0.38%) Regular Expression
16 12 (0.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 513 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 156 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 142 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (3.41%) Clustering
5 106 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 99 (3.10%) PKI
7 59 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 52 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (1.25%) Replication
9 40 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
10 32 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 27 (0.85%) NHS
11 27 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 26 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
13 25 (0.78%) Private Cloud
14 24 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.72%) CMDB
16 21 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 19 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
18 17 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 929 (29.09%) Windows
2 622 (19.48%) Linux
3 430 (13.47%) Windows Server
4 316 (9.90%) Unix
5 263 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 243 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 126 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 117 (3.66%) Windows 7
9 115 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 80 (2.51%) Windows 10
11 59 (1.85%) CentOS
12 54 (1.69%) Solaris
13 52 (1.63%) AIX
14 34 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.78%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.66%) SUSE
17 21 (0.66%) Windows XP
18 20 (0.63%) Android
19 11 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (16.47%) ITIL
2 292 (9.15%) Load Balancing
3 254 (7.95%) Migration
4 253 (7.92%) Information Security
5 246 (7.70%) Network Design
6 213 (6.67%) DevOps
7 208 (6.51%) SIEM
8 182 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
9 172 (5.39%) Project Management
10 163 (5.10%) Service Management
11 152 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
12 144 (4.51%) Network Management
13 139 (4.35%) Configuration Management
14 135 (4.23%) Change Management
15 123 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
16 121 (3.79%) Vulnerability Management
17 120 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 115 (3.60%) High Availability
18 115 (3.60%) Security Operations
19 103 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (7.23%) SQL
2 226 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 183 (5.73%) Python
4 152 (4.76%) Java
5 136 (4.26%) Perl
6 110 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 72 (2.25%) Ruby
8 62 (1.94%) VBScript
9 44 (1.38%) C
10 36 (1.13%) C#
11 28 (0.88%) JavaScript
12 26 (0.81%) Korn
13 24 (0.75%) T-SQL
14 22 (0.69%) PHP
15 21 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.41%) VB
17 12 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.31%) C++
19 4 (0.13%) Go
19 4 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 904 (28.31%) Cisco Certification
2 660 (20.67%) Security Cleared
3 588 (18.42%) CCNP
4 557 (17.44%) SC Cleared
5 407 (12.75%) CCNA
6 218 (6.83%) CCIE
7 203 (6.36%) CISSP
8 180 (5.64%) Degree
9 142 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 98 (3.07%) CCSA
11 97 (3.04%) CCDP
11 97 (3.04%) CCSE
12 94 (2.94%) JNCIA
13 81 (2.54%) MCSE
14 77 (2.41%) CISM
15 76 (2.38%) DV Cleared
15 76 (2.38%) SANS
16 64 (2.00%) JNCIE
17 61 (1.91%) CCIP
18 58 (1.82%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (4.79%) PCI DSS
2 127 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 98 (3.07%) SLA
4 33 (1.03%) QA
5 21 (0.66%) COBIT
6 19 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.53%) ISO27002
9 12 (0.38%) GDPR
9 12 (0.38%) HIPAA
9 12 (0.38%) PMO
10 11 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.25%) PA-DSS
12 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.19%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
13 4 (0.13%) GPG13
14 3 (0.094%) ISO27005
15 2 (0.063%) ISO20022
System Software
1 539 (16.88%) Active Directory
2 401 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 91 (2.85%) Docker
5 77 (2.41%) vSphere
6 68 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 67 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
8 57 (1.79%) ProxySG
8 57 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 45 (1.41%) XenApp
10 25 (0.78%) vCloud
11 23 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 23 (0.72%) Xen
12 19 (0.60%) Firmware
12 19 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.60%) XenServer
13 18 (0.56%) KVM
13 18 (0.56%) NFS
14 16 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 191 (5.98%) Puppet
2 163 (5.10%) FortiGate
3 114 (3.57%) Ansible
4 80 (2.51%) SCCM
5 73 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 69 (2.16%) Nagios
7 49 (1.53%) QRadar
8 48 (1.50%) Kubernetes
8 48 (1.50%) SCOM
9 45 (1.41%) ZABBIX
10 42 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
11 40 (1.25%) Nessus
12 36 (1.13%) logstash
12 36 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
12 36 (1.13%) yum
13 34 (1.06%) Tivoli
14 33 (1.03%) Kibana
14 33 (1.03%) Terraform
15 29 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 28 (0.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1614 (50.55%) Cisco
2 708 (22.17%) CheckPoint
3 704 (22.05%) VMware
4 594 (18.60%) Juniper
5 529 (16.57%) Microsoft
6 502 (15.72%) F5
7 300 (9.40%) HP
7 300 (9.40%) Palo Alto
8 294 (9.21%) Citrix
9 229 (7.17%) Fortinet
10 207 (6.48%) Blue Coat
11 201 (6.30%) Oracle
12 159 (4.98%) Red Hat
13 141 (4.42%) Splunk
14 137 (4.29%) Intel Security
15 131 (4.10%) Aruba
16 116 (3.63%) SolarWinds
17 109 (3.41%) IBM
18 105 (3.29%) Riverbed
19 87 (2.72%) NetApp
Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £430 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Skillbase Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Eames Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago