Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 55 59
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2916 4018 3584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 3.65% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.15% 23.34% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1902 2518 2214
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 106 116 139
UK median hourly rate £27.88 £27.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +14.74% +18.75%
10th Percentile £15.06 £13.63 £13.45
90th Percentile £52.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £27.80 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.51% +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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £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 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 2655 £408 +1.88% 432
UK excluding London -12 1788 £390 +4.00% 306
London -24 1078 £450 +1.64% 145
South East -12 636 £411 +5.79% 90
North of England -11 376 £388 +0.39% 88
South West -18 221 £373 -0.67% 21
Midlands -8 206 £388 +3.33% 58
North West -8 171 £398 -0.63% 51
Scotland +10 165 £390 +11.43% 13
East of England -32 144 £375 - 30
Yorkshire -16 143 £420 +5.00% 31
West Midlands -3 136 £388 +4.73% 36
East Midlands -21 68 £413 +3.13% 22
North East +8 62 £338 +8.87% 6
Wales +6 52 £180 -53.85% 6
Northern Ireland -45 5 £400 -16.88%

For the 6 months to 24 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 1414 (48.49%) Cisco
2 831 (28.50%) Windows
3 817 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
4 777 (26.65%) WAN
5 749 (25.69%) LAN
6 703 (24.11%) Linux
7 636 (21.81%) VMware
8 610 (20.92%) VPN
9 584 (20.03%) CheckPoint
10 574 (19.68%) Security Cleared
11 531 (18.21%) Active Directory
12 528 (18.11%) CCNP
13 508 (17.42%) Microsoft
14 492 (16.87%) Data Centre
15 490 (16.80%) DNS
16 483 (16.56%) TCP/IP
17 482 (16.53%) ITIL
18 463 (15.88%) F5
19 459 (15.74%) Network Security
20 454 (15.57%) SC Cleared
21 451 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
22 449 (15.40%) Juniper
23 437 (14.99%) Wireless
24 404 (13.85%) Windows Server
25 382 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
26 376 (12.89%) Finance
27 374 (12.83%) Unix
28 343 (11.76%) HP
29 330 (11.32%) CCNA
30 309 (10.60%) 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
1 190 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 170 (5.83%) Apache
3 119 (4.08%) IIS
4 100 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 85 (2.91%) JBoss
6 84 (2.88%) Skype for Business
7 71 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 62 (2.13%) SharePoint
9 61 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 51 (1.75%) nginx
11 40 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 40 (1.37%) OpenStack
12 34 (1.17%) iPlanet
12 34 (1.17%) Oracle Application Server
13 30 (1.03%) WebSphere
14 20 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
15 18 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.55%) CMS
16 16 (0.55%) Confluence
17 10 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 95 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 47 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.069%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.069%) 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 (0.069%) Oracle Retail
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%) Remedy ITSM
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
1 306 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
2 282 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (5.38%) Office 365
4 93 (3.19%) IaaS
5 77 (2.64%) SaaS
6 62 (2.13%) PaaS
7 25 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 14 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.38%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.27%) Akamai
13 8 (0.27%) G Suite
13 8 (0.27%) GitHub
14 7 (0.24%) Heroku
15 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 777 (26.65%) WAN
2 749 (25.69%) LAN
3 610 (20.92%) VPN
4 490 (16.80%) DNS
5 483 (16.56%) TCP/IP
6 459 (15.74%) Network Security
7 451 (15.47%) Cisco ASA
8 437 (14.99%) Wireless
9 309 (10.60%) BGP
10 288 (9.88%) MPLS
11 276 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 254 (8.71%) OSPF
13 252 (8.64%) Internet
14 250 (8.57%) SAN
15 247 (8.47%) DHCP
16 216 (7.41%) VoIP
17 196 (6.72%) SSL
18 193 (6.62%) VLAN
19 139 (4.77%) IPsec
19 139 (4.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 82 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (2.09%) MySQL
4 60 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 51 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 45 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (1.20%) Big Data
7 35 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 27 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.62%) Redis
11 18 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (0.58%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
15 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 126 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 90 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 36 (1.23%) JIRA
5 33 (1.13%) Artifactory
6 28 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 26 (0.89%) Visual Studio
8 20 (0.69%) Maven
9 19 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.55%) Subversion
11 11 (0.38%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.34%) GitLab
12 10 (0.34%) MSI
13 9 (0.31%) Metasploit
13 9 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.17%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.17%) ClearQuest
15 5 (0.17%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.17%) Gerrit
General
1 376 (12.89%) Finance
2 177 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 145 (4.97%) Banking
4 65 (2.23%) Retail
5 55 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.47%) Law
7 42 (1.44%) Marketing
8 34 (1.17%) Back Office
9 28 (0.96%) Legal
10 26 (0.89%) Electronics
11 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.69%) Military
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
17 7 (0.24%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 791 (27.13%) Network Engineer
2 322 (11.04%) Architect
3 308 (10.56%) Analyst
4 241 (8.26%) Consultant
5 220 (7.54%) Security Engineer
6 214 (7.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 196 (6.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 170 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 158 (5.42%) Security Analyst
10 135 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 121 (4.15%) Network Security Engineer
12 117 (4.01%) Network Architect
13 108 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
14 107 (3.67%) Firewall Engineer
15 105 (3.60%) Administrator
16 94 (3.22%) Network Support
17 93 (3.19%) Security Consultant
18 83 (2.85%) Senior Network Engineer
19 76 (2.61%) Linux Engineer
20 75 (2.57%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (2.81%) Elastic Stack
2 79 (2.71%) Web Services
3 78 (2.67%) 802.1X
4 75 (2.57%) .NET
5 54 (1.85%) XML
6 51 (1.75%) J2EE
7 43 (1.47%) Middleware
8 38 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
9 35 (1.20%) SOAP
10 30 (1.03%) HTML
11 28 (0.96%) SAML
12 24 (0.82%) Sensu
13 23 (0.79%) CSS
14 22 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (0.72%) LAMP
16 19 (0.65%) Node.js
17 17 (0.58%) REST
18 16 (0.55%) Kafka
18 16 (0.55%) RESTful
19 15 (0.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 492 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 145 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 124 (4.25%) Clustering
5 110 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 96 (3.29%) PKI
7 41 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 40 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (1.34%) Replication
10 34 (1.17%) Security Operations Centre
11 32 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 25 (0.86%) BYOD
13 25 (0.86%) Driving Licence
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 19 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
17 19 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 831 (28.50%) Windows
2 703 (24.11%) Linux
3 404 (13.85%) Windows Server
4 374 (12.83%) Unix
5 204 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 195 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 121 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 100 (3.43%) AIX
9 99 (3.40%) Solaris
10 94 (3.22%) Windows 7
11 86 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 81 (2.78%) Windows 10
13 76 (2.61%) CentOS
14 58 (1.99%) SUSE
15 43 (1.47%) Ubuntu
16 31 (1.06%) HPUX
17 29 (0.99%) Mac OS X
18 21 (0.72%) Windows XP
19 19 (0.65%) Windows 8
20 18 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (16.53%) ITIL
2 273 (9.36%) Migration
3 271 (9.29%) Load Balancing
4 258 (8.85%) Network Design
5 256 (8.78%) Information Security
6 243 (8.33%) DevOps
7 186 (6.38%) SIEM
8 174 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
9 165 (5.66%) High Availability
10 159 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
11 154 (5.28%) Network Management
12 153 (5.25%) Configuration Management
13 149 (5.11%) Project Management
14 148 (5.08%) Change Management
15 124 (4.25%) Service Management
16 107 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
17 105 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
18 93 (3.19%) Penetration Testing
19 90 (3.09%) Open Source
20 88 (3.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (8.37%) SQL
2 207 (7.10%) Python
3 183 (6.28%) PowerShell
4 166 (5.69%) Java
5 145 (4.97%) Perl
6 138 (4.73%) Bash Shell
7 68 (2.33%) Ruby
8 47 (1.61%) C
9 42 (1.44%) C#
9 42 (1.44%) VBScript
10 34 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 31 (1.06%) PHP
12 28 (0.96%) Korn
13 15 (0.51%) C++
14 14 (0.48%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.41%) C-shell
15 12 (0.41%) VB
16 9 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 817 (28.02%) Cisco Certification
2 574 (19.68%) Security Cleared
3 528 (18.11%) CCNP
4 454 (15.57%) SC Cleared
5 330 (11.32%) CCNA
6 228 (7.82%) CCIE
7 183 (6.28%) Degree
8 181 (6.21%) CISSP
9 116 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 93 (3.19%) DV Cleared
11 89 (3.05%) CCDP
12 87 (2.98%) CCSA
12 87 (2.98%) CCSE
13 85 (2.91%) JNCIA
14 74 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 74 (2.54%) SANS
15 70 (2.40%) CISM
16 62 (2.13%) JNCIE
17 59 (2.02%) MCSE
18 57 (1.95%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 100 (3.43%) SLA
3 93 (3.19%) PCI DSS
4 63 (2.16%) QA
5 28 (0.96%) GDPR
6 19 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (0.62%) COBIT
8 15 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (0.51%) PMO
9 9 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.31%) GPG13
10 8 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.27%) RMADS
11 7 (0.24%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.17%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.14%) AS 2805
14 4 (0.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 531 (18.21%) Active Directory
2 382 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (5.32%) Hyper-V
4 122 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (3.12%) Docker
6 71 (2.43%) vSphere
7 59 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 54 (1.85%) ProxySG
9 44 (1.51%) KVM
10 34 (1.17%) XenApp
11 31 (1.06%) NFS
12 29 (0.99%) Xen
13 24 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 24 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (0.75%) XenDesktop
14 22 (0.75%) XenServer
15 16 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.51%) ISA Server
17 12 (0.41%) Firmware
17 12 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 204 (7.00%) Puppet
2 158 (5.42%) FortiGate
3 135 (4.63%) Ansible
4 114 (3.91%) SCCM
5 83 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (2.78%) SCOM
7 77 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
8 56 (1.92%) logstash
8 56 (1.92%) Nagios
9 55 (1.89%) Kubernetes
10 51 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
11 45 (1.54%) QRadar
12 43 (1.47%) Kibana
13 36 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
14 35 (1.20%) Tivoli
15 30 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 30 (1.03%) WSUS
16 29 (0.99%) ZABBIX
17 27 (0.93%) Nessus
17 27 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1414 (48.49%) Cisco
2 636 (21.81%) VMware
3 584 (20.03%) CheckPoint
4 508 (17.42%) Microsoft
5 463 (15.88%) F5
6 449 (15.40%) Juniper
7 343 (11.76%) HP
8 276 (9.47%) Palo Alto
9 243 (8.33%) Oracle
10 242 (8.30%) Citrix
11 241 (8.26%) Fortinet
12 210 (7.20%) Red Hat
13 156 (5.35%) SolarWinds
14 143 (4.90%) Blue Coat
15 135 (4.63%) Splunk
16 131 (4.49%) IBM
17 119 (4.08%) McAfee
18 115 (3.94%) Riverbed
19 83 (2.85%) Aruba
19 83 (2.85%) Dell
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £150 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £600 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £220 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum + Dependant On Experience
Posted: 6 days ago