Period
to 23 June 2018

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 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
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 70 60
Rank change year-on-year -9 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3,099 2,899 3,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.09% 3.17% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.26% 22.82% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,940 2,281
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £623 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 113
UK median hourly rate £33.78 £26.69 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.56% -4.68% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.71 £13.55
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £23.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.22% +16.84%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,325 12,706 16,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.88% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,700 9,772
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £219
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 753
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.28
% change year-on-year - -30.34% +21.22%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 17 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 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
England -4 2,878 £438 +9.38% 832
UK excluding London -7 1,792 £415 +7.10% 564
London +11 1,248 £463 +2.78% 303
South East -6 660 £425 +5.72% 155
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% 93
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 -

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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1,360 (43.89%) Cisco
2 953 (30.75%) Windows
3 702 (22.65%) WAN
4 697 (22.49%) Linux
5 665 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
6 653 (21.07%) Security Cleared
7 617 (19.91%) VPN
8 615 (19.85%) LAN
9 590 (19.04%) VMware
10 584 (18.84%) Active Directory
11 567 (18.30%) Microsoft
12 529 (17.07%) Network Security
13 509 (16.42%) DNS
14 498 (16.07%) Data Centre
15 497 (16.04%) CheckPoint
16 488 (15.75%) ITIL
17 483 (15.59%) SC Cleared
18 467 (15.07%) CCNP
19 463 (14.94%) TCP/IP
20 453 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
21 452 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
22 438 (14.13%) Finance
23 424 (13.68%) Windows Server
24 418 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
25 386 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
26 379 (12.23%) Wireless
27 377 (12.17%) Juniper
28 357 (11.52%) Migration
29 335 (10.81%) DevOps
30 331 (10.68%) Load Balancing

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
1 180 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 106 (3.42%) IIS
3 98 (3.16%) Skype for Business
4 91 (2.94%) Apache
5 87 (2.81%) nginx
6 78 (2.52%) SharePoint
7 56 (1.81%) Confluence
7 56 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 49 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 45 (1.45%) OpenStack
10 37 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 27 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 14 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.39%) CMS
16 11 (0.35%) SAS
17 10 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (0.29%) JBoss
19 8 (0.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 94 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.032%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.032%) Simulink
5 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.32%) RMDS
2 9 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.13%) Magento
6 3 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.065%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.065%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.032%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.032%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.032%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 452 (14.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 418 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
3 275 (8.87%) Office 365
4 127 (4.10%) IaaS
5 123 (3.97%) PaaS
6 81 (2.61%) SaaS
7 43 (1.39%) GitHub
8 42 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (1.19%) OpenShift
10 36 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 30 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 22 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.71%) Serverless
15 20 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
16 17 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
17 14 (0.45%) Heroku
17 14 (0.45%) Route 53
18 11 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 702 (22.65%) WAN
2 617 (19.91%) VPN
3 615 (19.85%) LAN
4 529 (17.07%) Network Security
5 509 (16.42%) DNS
6 463 (14.94%) TCP/IP
7 453 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
8 379 (12.23%) Wireless
9 288 (9.29%) BGP
10 260 (8.39%) MPLS
11 251 (8.10%) DHCP
12 250 (8.07%) OSPF
13 232 (7.49%) VLAN
14 222 (7.16%) Internet
15 215 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 210 (6.78%) SSL
17 196 (6.32%) SAN
18 160 (5.16%) VoIP
19 149 (4.81%) Cisco ISE
20 139 (4.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 114 (3.68%) MySQL
3 112 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 97 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 50 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 38 (1.23%) Big Data
7 36 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 27 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
9 26 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 23 (0.74%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.68%) Redis
12 17 (0.55%) DB2
13 16 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.48%) NuoDB
15 14 (0.45%) HBase
15 14 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.35%) Relational Database
18 10 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 220 (7.10%) Jenkins
2 202 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 89 (2.87%) JIRA
4 87 (2.81%) Artifactory
5 77 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 49 (1.58%) Maven
7 43 (1.39%) TeamCity
8 35 (1.13%) Subversion
9 31 (1.00%) Vagrant
10 25 (0.81%) Selenium
10 25 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 21 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 19 (0.61%) MSI
13 17 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.52%) Gerrit
14 16 (0.52%) Metasploit
15 13 (0.42%) GitLab
15 13 (0.42%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 438 (14.13%) Finance
2 142 (4.58%) Banking
3 133 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 65 (2.10%) Retail
5 46 (1.48%) Legal
6 40 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 26 (0.84%) Back Office
9 20 (0.65%) Law
10 17 (0.55%) Marketing
11 14 (0.45%) Electronics
12 11 (0.35%) Local Government
13 9 (0.29%) Advertising
13 9 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.26%) Games
14 8 (0.26%) Publishing
15 6 (0.19%) Automotive
15 6 (0.19%) French Language
15 6 (0.19%) Front Office
16 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 769 (24.81%) Network Engineer
2 419 (13.52%) Architect
3 289 (9.33%) Analyst
4 265 (8.55%) Security Engineer
5 215 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 195 (6.29%) Consultant
6 195 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 161 (5.20%) Cisco Engineer
8 145 (4.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 143 (4.61%) Network Security Engineer
10 141 (4.55%) Security Architect
11 140 (4.52%) Security Analyst
12 136 (4.39%) Support Engineer
13 123 (3.97%) Firewall Engineer
14 122 (3.94%) Network Architect
15 104 (3.36%) Administrator
16 78 (2.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 78 (2.52%) Senior Network Engineer
17 75 (2.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 74 (2.39%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.42%) Elastic Stack
2 73 (2.36%) Web Services
3 67 (2.16%) LDAP
3 67 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
4 57 (1.84%) 802.1X
4 57 (1.84%) LEMP Stack
5 41 (1.32%) .NET
6 38 (1.23%) Middleware
7 35 (1.13%) ActiveMQ
7 35 (1.13%) LAMP
8 33 (1.06%) JSON
9 29 (0.94%) Sensu
10 22 (0.71%) Node.js
11 21 (0.68%) SAML
12 19 (0.61%) REST
12 19 (0.61%) XML
13 18 (0.58%) HTML
14 17 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (0.55%) Rendezvous
14 17 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 498 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 183 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 153 (4.94%) PKI
4 137 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 89 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 85 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (2.16%) Private Cloud
8 65 (2.10%) Clustering
9 54 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
10 48 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
11 47 (1.52%) Public Cloud
12 38 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 38 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
13 35 (1.13%) Replication
14 33 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 32 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
16 27 (0.87%) NHS
16 27 (0.87%) Virtual Team
17 25 (0.81%) Driving Licence
18 20 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 953 (30.75%) Windows
2 697 (22.49%) Linux
3 424 (13.68%) Windows Server
4 303 (9.78%) Unix
5 176 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 143 (4.61%) Windows 10
6 143 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 104 (3.36%) Windows 7
9 99 (3.19%) CentOS
10 72 (2.32%) Solaris
11 48 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 28 (0.90%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 25 (0.81%) AIX
15 19 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 18 (0.58%) Windows NT
17 17 (0.55%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (15.75%) ITIL
2 357 (11.52%) Migration
3 335 (10.81%) DevOps
4 331 (10.68%) Load Balancing
5 322 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
6 313 (10.10%) SIEM
7 289 (9.33%) Information Security
8 255 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
9 243 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
10 242 (7.81%) Network Design
11 186 (6.00%) Configuration Management
12 164 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
13 162 (5.23%) Change Management
14 148 (4.78%) Project Management
15 133 (4.29%) Network Management
16 128 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 119 (3.84%) Security Operations
18 117 (3.78%) Vulnerability Management
19 116 (3.74%) High Availability
20 113 (3.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (8.36%) SQL
2 254 (8.20%) Python
3 243 (7.84%) PowerShell
4 145 (4.68%) Bash Shell
5 117 (3.78%) Ruby
6 112 (3.61%) Perl
7 96 (3.10%) Java
8 71 (2.29%) C
9 40 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 34 (1.10%) C#
11 33 (1.06%) JavaScript
12 27 (0.87%) PHP
13 18 (0.58%) VBScript
14 16 (0.52%) Groovy
15 12 (0.39%) C++
16 9 (0.29%) VBA
17 7 (0.23%) Go
18 6 (0.19%) CQL
19 4 (0.13%) Scala
19 4 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 665 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
2 653 (21.07%) Security Cleared
3 483 (15.59%) SC Cleared
4 467 (15.07%) CCNP
5 282 (9.10%) CCNA
6 211 (6.81%) CISSP
7 167 (5.39%) Degree
8 165 (5.32%) CCIE
9 156 (5.03%) DV Cleared
10 127 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 92 (2.97%) CISM
12 71 (2.29%) CCDP
13 66 (2.13%) MCSE
14 47 (1.52%) CCSE
15 46 (1.48%) MCSA
16 41 (1.32%) CISA
17 40 (1.29%) CCSA
18 35 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (1.13%) JNCIS
19 33 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 81 (2.61%) SLA
4 62 (2.00%) GDPR
5 53 (1.71%) QA
6 34 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 18 (0.58%) COBIT
8 12 (0.39%) PMO
9 11 (0.35%) RMADS
10 10 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.29%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.26%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.23%) GCP
13 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.16%) TickIT
15 4 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 584 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 386 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (6.32%) Docker
4 175 (5.65%) Hyper-V
5 127 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
6 105 (3.39%) vSphere
7 62 (2.00%) XenApp
8 55 (1.77%) ProxySG
9 52 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.58%) VMware NSX
11 43 (1.39%) XenDesktop
12 40 (1.29%) XenServer
13 31 (1.00%) BitLocker
14 22 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
16 15 (0.48%) KVM
16 15 (0.48%) NFS
16 15 (0.48%) Xen
17 14 (0.45%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 177 (5.71%) Ansible
2 171 (5.52%) Puppet
3 128 (4.13%) SCCM
4 124 (4.00%) FortiGate
5 109 (3.52%) Kubernetes
6 89 (2.87%) Terraform
7 73 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
8 64 (2.07%) HAProxy
9 63 (2.03%) Nessus
9 63 (2.03%) SCOM
10 43 (1.39%) logstash
11 42 (1.36%) vCenter Server
12 39 (1.26%) QRadar
13 38 (1.23%) WSUS
14 35 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
15 33 (1.06%) Nagios
16 31 (1.00%) Backup Exec
17 30 (0.97%) Grafana
17 30 (0.97%) Kibana
17 30 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1,360 (43.89%) Cisco
2 590 (19.04%) VMware
3 567 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 497 (16.04%) CheckPoint
5 377 (12.17%) Juniper
6 328 (10.58%) F5
7 291 (9.39%) Palo Alto
8 273 (8.81%) Citrix
9 205 (6.62%) HP
10 203 (6.55%) Oracle
11 177 (5.71%) Red Hat
12 165 (5.32%) McAfee
13 158 (5.10%) Fortinet
14 133 (4.29%) SolarWinds
15 129 (4.16%) Splunk
16 101 (3.26%) Blue Coat
17 99 (3.19%) NetApp
18 98 (3.16%) IBM
19 94 (3.03%) Aruba
20 80 (2.58%) Dell