Period
to 20 July 2017

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 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2929 4022 3575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.65% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.19% 23.37% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1913 2510 2208
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £255 £213
90th Percentile £560 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 117 138
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £15.24 £13.65 £13.43
90th Percentile £51.80 £46.90 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.80 £23.50
% change year-on-year -6.47% +18.30% +17.50%

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 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 16 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
England -20 2671 £406 +1.56% 467
UK excluding London -14 1795 £390 +4.00% 340
London -26 1081 £450 +2.27% 158
South East -13 639 £410 +6.49% 98
North of England -11 384 £388 +0.06% 95
South West -24 218 £370 -1.33% 27
Midlands -5 210 £388 +3.33% 56
North West -5 175 £393 -2.48% 57
Scotland +9 161 £390 +11.43% 20
Yorkshire -13 147 £420 +5.00% 34
East of England -28 144 £375 - 33
West Midlands +4 138 £388 +4.73% 35
East Midlands -13 70 £400 +4.92% 21
North East +5 62 £338 +8.87% 4
Wales +10 51 £180 -52.32% 11
Northern Ireland -43 5 £400 -16.88%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1421 (48.51%) Cisco
2 829 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
3 828 (28.27%) Windows
4 770 (26.29%) WAN
5 742 (25.33%) LAN
6 698 (23.83%) Linux
7 628 (21.44%) VMware
8 608 (20.76%) VPN
9 583 (19.90%) CheckPoint
10 578 (19.73%) Security Cleared
11 537 (18.33%) CCNP
12 530 (18.09%) Active Directory
13 506 (17.28%) Microsoft
14 495 (16.90%) DNS
15 487 (16.63%) ITIL
16 486 (16.59%) Data Centre
17 482 (16.46%) TCP/IP
18 463 (15.81%) F5
19 461 (15.74%) Network Security
20 458 (15.64%) SC Cleared
21 456 (15.57%) Juniper
22 454 (15.50%) Cisco ASA
23 440 (15.02%) Wireless
24 398 (13.59%) Windows Server
25 382 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 373 (12.73%) Unix
27 372 (12.70%) Finance
28 341 (11.64%) HP
29 334 (11.40%) CCNA
30 313 (10.69%) BGP

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
1 188 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 164 (5.60%) Apache
3 117 (3.99%) IIS
4 93 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 85 (2.90%) JBoss
6 84 (2.87%) Skype for Business
7 72 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 61 (2.08%) WebLogic
9 59 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 51 (1.74%) nginx
11 40 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 34 (1.16%) iPlanet
13 33 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
14 26 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
16 18 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.55%) CMS
17 16 (0.55%) Confluence
18 10 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 94 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 47 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 12 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.034%) Maximo
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.034%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.034%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.034%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.034%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.034%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 305 (10.41%) Amazon AWS
2 280 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (5.36%) Office 365
4 90 (3.07%) IaaS
5 76 (2.59%) SaaS
6 60 (2.05%) PaaS
7 24 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 22 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.48%) Mimecast
11 13 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.34%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.27%) Akamai
14 8 (0.27%) G Suite
14 8 (0.27%) GitHub
15 7 (0.24%) Heroku
16 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 770 (26.29%) WAN
2 742 (25.33%) LAN
3 608 (20.76%) VPN
4 495 (16.90%) DNS
5 482 (16.46%) TCP/IP
6 461 (15.74%) Network Security
7 454 (15.50%) Cisco ASA
8 440 (15.02%) Wireless
9 313 (10.69%) BGP
10 289 (9.87%) MPLS
11 280 (9.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 260 (8.88%) Internet
13 257 (8.77%) OSPF
14 246 (8.40%) SAN
15 245 (8.36%) DHCP
16 219 (7.48%) VoIP
17 195 (6.66%) VLAN
18 194 (6.62%) SSL
19 140 (4.78%) IPsec
20 139 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (2.08%) MySQL
4 59 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 51 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 45 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (1.16%) Big Data
7 34 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 27 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 21 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (0.61%) Redis
11 17 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 17 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 17 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 124 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 91 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 35 (1.19%) JIRA
5 34 (1.16%) Artifactory
6 28 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 26 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 20 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 17 (0.58%) Maven
10 16 (0.55%) Subversion
11 10 (0.34%) GitLab
11 10 (0.34%) MSI
12 9 (0.31%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.17%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.17%) ClearQuest
13 5 (0.17%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.17%) Gerrit
General
1 372 (12.70%) Finance
2 177 (6.04%) Telecoms
3 141 (4.81%) Banking
4 65 (2.22%) Retail
5 56 (1.91%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.47%) Law
7 40 (1.37%) Marketing
8 34 (1.16%) Back Office
9 30 (1.02%) Legal
10 28 (0.96%) Electronics
11 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.72%) Military
13 19 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.55%) Front Office
14 16 (0.55%) Local Government
15 10 (0.34%) Spanish Language
16 9 (0.31%) Games
17 7 (0.24%) Billing
18 6 (0.20%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 795 (27.14%) Network Engineer
2 321 (10.96%) Architect
3 313 (10.69%) Analyst
4 240 (8.19%) Consultant
5 225 (7.68%) Security Engineer
6 217 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 199 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 166 (5.67%) Security Analyst
9 163 (5.57%) Support Engineer
10 133 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 124 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
12 116 (3.96%) Network Architect
13 106 (3.62%) Administrator
13 106 (3.62%) Firewall Engineer
14 104 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
15 93 (3.18%) Security Consultant
16 91 (3.11%) Network Support
17 83 (2.83%) Senior Network Engineer
18 78 (2.66%) Linux Engineer
19 77 (2.63%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
2 79 (2.70%) 802.1X
3 77 (2.63%) Web Services
4 74 (2.53%) .NET
5 54 (1.84%) XML
6 51 (1.74%) J2EE
7 41 (1.40%) Middleware
8 34 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
9 33 (1.13%) SOAP
10 31 (1.06%) HTML
11 28 (0.96%) SAML
12 24 (0.82%) CSS
13 23 (0.79%) Sensu
14 22 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (0.72%) LAMP
16 18 (0.61%) Node.js
17 17 (0.58%) REST
18 16 (0.55%) Kafka
19 15 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
19 15 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 486 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 144 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 142 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 119 (4.06%) Clustering
5 114 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 96 (3.28%) PKI
7 39 (1.33%) Private Cloud
7 39 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
8 38 (1.30%) Replication
9 34 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
10 31 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 29 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 26 (0.89%) Driving Licence
13 25 (0.85%) BYOD
14 24 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 22 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (0.75%) Mainframe
17 21 (0.72%) Cyber Attack
18 19 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 828 (28.27%) Windows
2 698 (23.83%) Linux
3 398 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 373 (12.73%) Unix
5 200 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 192 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 120 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 101 (3.45%) Solaris
9 100 (3.41%) AIX
10 95 (3.24%) Windows 7
11 85 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 78 (2.66%) Windows 10
13 77 (2.63%) CentOS
14 58 (1.98%) SUSE
15 42 (1.43%) Ubuntu
16 33 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 31 (1.06%) HPUX
18 20 (0.68%) Windows XP
19 18 (0.61%) Windows Vista
20 15 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (16.63%) ITIL
2 268 (9.15%) Load Balancing
3 267 (9.12%) Migration
4 261 (8.91%) Information Security
5 259 (8.84%) Network Design
6 239 (8.16%) DevOps
7 190 (6.49%) SIEM
8 173 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (5.46%) High Availability
10 159 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
11 156 (5.33%) Configuration Management
12 153 (5.22%) Network Management
13 149 (5.09%) Project Management
14 147 (5.02%) Change Management
15 123 (4.20%) Service Management
16 104 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
17 103 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
18 95 (3.24%) Penetration Testing
19 91 (3.11%) Incident Management
19 91 (3.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 243 (8.30%) SQL
2 201 (6.86%) Python
3 190 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 161 (5.50%) Java
5 142 (4.85%) Perl
6 134 (4.57%) Bash Shell
7 66 (2.25%) Ruby
8 46 (1.57%) C
9 45 (1.54%) VBScript
10 41 (1.40%) C#
11 34 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.06%) PHP
13 29 (0.99%) JavaScript
14 27 (0.92%) Korn
15 15 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.48%) C++
16 14 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.38%) C-shell
18 10 (0.34%) VB
19 9 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 829 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 578 (19.73%) Security Cleared
3 537 (18.33%) CCNP
4 458 (15.64%) SC Cleared
5 334 (11.40%) CCNA
6 227 (7.75%) CCIE
7 192 (6.56%) Degree
8 188 (6.42%) CISSP
9 114 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 94 (3.21%) DV Cleared
11 91 (3.11%) CCDP
12 88 (3.00%) JNCIA
13 87 (2.97%) CCSA
13 87 (2.97%) CCSE
14 80 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
15 79 (2.70%) SANS
16 75 (2.56%) CISM
17 63 (2.15%) JNCIE
18 60 (2.05%) CCIP
19 58 (1.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (3.41%) SLA
3 99 (3.38%) PCI DSS
4 63 (2.15%) QA
5 29 (0.99%) GDPR
6 19 (0.65%) COBIT
6 19 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.51%) PMO
8 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (0.31%) GPG13
9 8 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (0.27%) RMADS
10 7 (0.24%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.20%) PA-DSS
12 5 (0.17%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.068%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.068%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 530 (18.09%) Active Directory
2 382 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (5.22%) Hyper-V
4 125 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.04%) Docker
6 70 (2.39%) vSphere
7 57 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 56 (1.91%) ProxySG
9 46 (1.57%) KVM
10 34 (1.16%) XenApp
11 30 (1.02%) NFS
12 29 (0.99%) Xen
13 24 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 23 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
15 21 (0.72%) XenDesktop
16 20 (0.68%) XenServer
17 16 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
18 15 (0.51%) ISA Server
19 13 (0.44%) vCloud
20 12 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 205 (7.00%) Puppet
2 159 (5.43%) FortiGate
3 133 (4.54%) Ansible
4 112 (3.82%) SCCM
5 81 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (2.70%) SCOM
7 76 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
8 56 (1.91%) logstash
9 54 (1.84%) Kubernetes
9 54 (1.84%) Nagios
10 51 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
11 45 (1.54%) QRadar
12 43 (1.47%) Kibana
13 36 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 35 (1.19%) Tivoli
15 30 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 29 (0.99%) WSUS
16 29 (0.99%) ZABBIX
17 28 (0.96%) Nessus
17 28 (0.96%) yum
Vendors
1 1421 (48.51%) Cisco
2 628 (21.44%) VMware
3 583 (19.90%) CheckPoint
4 506 (17.28%) Microsoft
5 463 (15.81%) F5
6 456 (15.57%) Juniper
7 341 (11.64%) HP
8 269 (9.18%) Palo Alto
9 244 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 243 (8.30%) Oracle
11 237 (8.09%) Citrix
12 211 (7.20%) Red Hat
13 152 (5.19%) SolarWinds
14 145 (4.95%) Blue Coat
15 135 (4.61%) Splunk
16 127 (4.34%) IBM
17 118 (4.03%) McAfee
18 115 (3.93%) Riverbed
19 85 (2.90%) Aruba
20 83 (2.83%) Dell
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £220 - 280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £400 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum + Dependant On Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Apply Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day 6 months.
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday