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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 52 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 +8  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1464 2085 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.11% 3.86% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.71% 23.93% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 1282 1052
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 68 63
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +43.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £21.05 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 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
England -24 1316 £400 - 445
London -42 507 £450 - 142
South East -8 321 £425 +6.25% 81
South West -14 127 £395 +5.33% 30
Hampshire +12 112 £425 +13.33% 19
Scotland +10 94 £383 +9.28% 15
Yorkshire -1 82 £391 -6.84% 33
City of London -29 81 £427 -7.67% 32
North West -19 79 £376 -5.93% 47
Berkshire -2 73 £495 +32.00% 25
West Midlands -2 70 £388 +10.71% 37
East of England -14 69 £375 +7.14% 51
West Yorkshire -10 55 £408 -4.11% 23
Buckinghamshire -4 52 £388 -3.12% 10
Manchester -10 48 £400 -0.06% 27
Bristol +2 45 £435 +16.00% 11
Leeds -11 42 £420 -1.17% 14
Edinburgh +39 40 £350 -22.22% 4
Milton Keynes +2 40 £388 -13.88% 5
Reading +1 35 £525 +31.25% 7
North East +21 34 £348 +6.33% 6
Surrey -9 34 £475 +7.95% 12
Basingstoke +14 31 £429 +42.83% 4
East Midlands -16 31 £413 -2.94% 16
Tyne and Wear +29 29 £344 +5.84% 6
Kent +10 29 £375 +14.94% 4
Wales +2 28 £180 -55.27% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 27 £348 +7.15% 4
South Wales +6 27 £180 -50.68% 4
Birmingham -4 25 £400 +17.64% 11

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1434 (49.36%) Cisco
2 869 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
3 802 (27.61%) WAN
4 784 (26.99%) LAN
5 783 (26.95%) Windows
6 624 (21.48%) Linux
7 612 (21.07%) Security Cleared
8 611 (21.03%) VMware
9 583 (20.07%) CheckPoint
10 578 (19.90%) CCNP
11 570 (19.62%) VPN
12 517 (17.80%) ITIL
13 500 (17.21%) Active Directory
14 496 (17.07%) Microsoft
15 492 (16.94%) DNS
16 491 (16.90%) Juniper
17 487 (16.76%) SC Cleared
18 474 (16.32%) Network Security
18 474 (16.32%) Data Centre
19 472 (16.25%) F5
20 465 (16.01%) Cisco ASA
21 459 (15.80%) Wireless
22 454 (15.63%) TCP/IP
23 374 (12.87%) Windows Server
24 371 (12.77%) Finance
25 370 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
26 353 (12.15%) CCNA
27 335 (11.53%) HP
28 321 (11.05%) Unix
29 288 (9.91%) 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
1 170 (5.85%) MS Exchange
2 151 (5.20%) Apache
3 118 (4.06%) IIS
4 86 (2.96%) Tomcat
5 80 (2.75%) Skype for Business
6 70 (2.41%) JBoss
7 67 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 61 (2.10%) SharePoint
9 41 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 38 (1.31%) WebLogic
11 33 (1.14%) nginx
11 33 (1.14%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.90%) WebSphere
13 23 (0.79%) iPlanet
14 22 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
15 18 (0.62%) Confluence
15 18 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.55%) CMS
18 10 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 94 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 44 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.10%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.069%) Maximo
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.034%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 278 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 263 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (4.89%) Office 365
4 86 (2.96%) IaaS
5 73 (2.51%) SaaS
6 57 (1.96%) PaaS
7 25 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 9 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.17%) G Suite
15 4 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
16 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 802 (27.61%) WAN
2 784 (26.99%) LAN
3 570 (19.62%) VPN
4 492 (16.94%) DNS
5 474 (16.32%) Network Security
6 465 (16.01%) Cisco ASA
7 459 (15.80%) Wireless
8 454 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 288 (9.91%) BGP
10 282 (9.71%) MPLS
11 279 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 269 (9.26%) Internet
13 242 (8.33%) OSPF
14 232 (7.99%) DHCP
15 227 (7.81%) SAN
16 204 (7.02%) VoIP
17 201 (6.92%) SSL
18 188 (6.47%) VLAN
19 133 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
20 128 (4.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
3 68 (2.34%) MySQL
4 59 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 45 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 36 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.00%) Big Data
9 27 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (0.55%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.55%) Redis
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.48%) Oracle9i Database
15 13 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 105 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.48%) JIRA
4 33 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 31 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 30 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 28 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 23 (0.79%) Artifactory
9 21 (0.72%) Subversion
10 14 (0.48%) Maven
10 14 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.34%) GitLab
11 10 (0.34%) MSI
12 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.28%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.28%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.24%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.24%) ClearQuest
15 5 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 371 (12.77%) Finance
2 174 (5.99%) Telecoms
3 137 (4.72%) Banking
4 61 (2.10%) Retail
5 50 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.31%) Back Office
7 31 (1.07%) Marketing
8 30 (1.03%) Legal
9 27 (0.93%) Law
10 22 (0.76%) Electronics
10 22 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.72%) Military
12 20 (0.69%) Front Office
13 17 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.55%) Local Government
15 9 (0.31%) Games
16 8 (0.28%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.24%) Billing
18 6 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 833 (28.67%) Network Engineer
2 326 (11.22%) Architect
3 311 (10.71%) Analyst
4 234 (8.06%) Consultant
5 227 (7.81%) Security Engineer
6 209 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
7 189 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 159 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 153 (5.27%) Security Analyst
10 132 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 130 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
12 127 (4.37%) Network Architect
13 108 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
14 104 (3.58%) Administrator
15 101 (3.48%) Firewall Engineer
16 94 (3.24%) Network Support
17 92 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
18 91 (3.13%) Security Consultant
19 77 (2.65%) Network Analyst
20 76 (2.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.58%) 802.1X
2 74 (2.55%) Web Services
3 71 (2.44%) .NET
4 62 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
5 47 (1.62%) XML
6 42 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
7 40 (1.38%) Middleware
8 39 (1.34%) J2EE
9 32 (1.10%) SOAP
10 29 (1.00%) LAMP
10 29 (1.00%) SAML
11 28 (0.96%) HTML
12 24 (0.83%) CSS
13 23 (0.79%) Sensu
14 22 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (0.65%) REST
16 18 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 17 (0.59%) Node.js
18 15 (0.52%) JSON
19 13 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 474 (16.32%) Data Centre
2 145 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 121 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 116 (3.99%) Clustering
6 87 (2.99%) PKI
7 41 (1.41%) Replication
8 37 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 37 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 31 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
10 26 (0.90%) Driving Licence
10 26 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 21 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
12 20 (0.69%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.65%) Smart Meter
14 18 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 783 (26.95%) Windows
2 624 (21.48%) Linux
3 374 (12.87%) Windows Server
4 321 (11.05%) Unix
5 210 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 94 (3.24%) Windows 7
10 89 (3.06%) AIX
11 84 (2.89%) Solaris
12 78 (2.69%) Windows 10
13 77 (2.65%) CentOS
14 45 (1.55%) SUSE
15 41 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 29 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.76%) HPUX
18 19 (0.65%) Windows Vista
19 17 (0.59%) Windows 8
20 13 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (17.80%) ITIL
2 266 (9.16%) Load Balancing
3 264 (9.09%) Network Design
4 256 (8.81%) Migration
5 244 (8.40%) DevOps
6 236 (8.12%) Information Security
7 182 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
8 166 (5.71%) SIEM
9 152 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 151 (5.20%) High Availability
10 151 (5.20%) Project Management
11 146 (5.03%) Change Management
11 146 (5.03%) Network Management
12 139 (4.78%) Service Management
13 118 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
14 114 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 105 (3.61%) Incident Management
16 102 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
17 98 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
18 89 (3.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 233 (8.02%) SQL
2 211 (7.26%) PowerShell
3 179 (6.16%) Python
4 162 (5.58%) Java
5 126 (4.34%) Perl
6 124 (4.27%) Bash Shell
7 70 (2.41%) Ruby
8 50 (1.72%) VBScript
9 48 (1.65%) C
10 40 (1.38%) C#
11 31 (1.07%) PHP
12 27 (0.93%) JavaScript
13 25 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.48%) Korn
16 12 (0.41%) VB
17 9 (0.31%) C++
17 9 (0.31%) Scala
18 7 (0.24%) Groovy
19 5 (0.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 869 (29.91%) Cisco Certification
2 612 (21.07%) Security Cleared
3 578 (19.90%) CCNP
4 487 (16.76%) SC Cleared
5 353 (12.15%) CCNA
6 241 (8.30%) CCIE
7 186 (6.40%) Degree
8 183 (6.30%) CISSP
9 124 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 121 (4.17%) CCDP
11 111 (3.82%) CCSA
12 109 (3.75%) CCSE
13 108 (3.72%) JNCIA
14 99 (3.41%) DV Cleared
15 85 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 80 (2.75%) JNCIE
17 77 (2.65%) CCIP
18 68 (2.34%) CISM
19 64 (2.20%) SANS
20 61 (2.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.79%) SLA
2 105 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 54 (1.86%) QA
4 26 (0.90%) GDPR
5 17 (0.59%) COBIT
6 16 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (0.52%) PMO
8 13 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.31%) GPG13
11 8 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (0.28%) RMADS
12 7 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
14 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.069%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.069%) GMP
System Software
1 500 (17.21%) Active Directory
2 370 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 122 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (3.06%) Docker
6 65 (2.24%) vSphere
7 55 (1.89%) ProxySG
8 54 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (1.58%) KVM
10 31 (1.07%) XenApp
11 29 (1.00%) Xen
12 22 (0.76%) ISA Server
12 22 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.72%) XenServer
14 20 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 19 (0.65%) XenDesktop
16 17 (0.59%) vCloud
17 14 (0.48%) Firmware
18 12 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
19 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 191 (6.57%) Puppet
2 171 (5.89%) FortiGate
3 124 (4.27%) Ansible
4 95 (3.27%) SCCM
5 77 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 74 (2.55%) SCOM
7 71 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
8 58 (2.00%) Kubernetes
9 56 (1.93%) Nagios
10 48 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (1.48%) logstash
12 39 (1.34%) QRadar
13 38 (1.31%) Tivoli
14 35 (1.20%) yum
15 32 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
15 32 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 32 (1.10%) ZABBIX
16 28 (0.96%) Kibana
17 27 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
18 26 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1434 (49.36%) Cisco
2 611 (21.03%) VMware
3 583 (20.07%) CheckPoint
4 496 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 491 (16.90%) Juniper
6 472 (16.25%) F5
7 335 (11.53%) HP
8 267 (9.19%) Palo Alto
9 255 (8.78%) Fortinet
10 252 (8.67%) Citrix
11 221 (7.61%) Oracle
12 181 (6.23%) Red Hat
13 153 (5.27%) Blue Coat
14 133 (4.58%) SolarWinds
15 129 (4.44%) IBM
16 125 (4.30%) Splunk
17 123 (4.23%) Riverbed
18 112 (3.86%) McAfee
19 97 (3.34%) Aruba
20 79 (2.72%) Dell
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Talent International
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Cornwall
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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London
Joseph Harry Ltd
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
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London
Mortimer Spinks
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London
Cititec
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London
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