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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK
Rank 66 62 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1467 1703 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 3.20% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.17% 21.64% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 995 973
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 63
Median hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% -12.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.90 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.50%  

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 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 25 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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 25 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 -5 1358 £402 +0.43% 458
London -6 553 £450 +5.88% 166
South East -11 329 £400 +6.66% 97
Hampshire -6 123 £410 +9.33% 27
East of England +9 95 £375 -7.69% 31
City of London +32 91 £429 +0.94% 46
South West -14 89 £325 -13.33% 28
North West +14 86 £400 -5.88% 48
Yorkshire -4 74 £425 +9.81% 28
West Midlands +18 66 £381 -4.32% 29
Manchester +20 60 £425 +13.33% 33
Scotland +9 57 £390 - 10
Berkshire -17 57 £400 +14.28% 29
Hertfordshire +19 51 £345 -25.40% 13
West Yorkshire -2 47 £450 +12.35% 28
Buckinghamshire +5 45 £356 +0.70% 8
Milton Keynes +18 42 £363 -9.37% 5
East Midlands +2 41 £310 -3.87% 22
Surrey -26 37 £380 -15.55% 20
Bristol +3 35 £352 -4.54% 12
Wales +14 31 £263 +87.50% 9
South Wales +27 30 £263 +90.90% 7
Hook +26 28 £405 -14.73% 1
Leeds -2 27 £463 +15.62% 18
Croydon +20 25 £470 +25.33%
Birmingham -2 25 £363 -9.37% 12
North East -9 24 £361 +29.01% 7
Oxfordshire +5 23 £350 +40.00% 5
Reading -10 22 £400 +10.34% 9
Wiltshire -16 21 £298 -17.93% 2

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 1647 (50.63%) Cisco
2 945 (29.05%) Windows
3 913 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
4 868 (26.68%) LAN
5 858 (26.38%) WAN
6 726 (22.32%) CheckPoint
7 718 (22.07%) VMware
8 670 (20.60%) Security Cleared
9 656 (20.17%) VPN
10 655 (20.14%) Linux
11 622 (19.12%) Network Security
12 608 (18.69%) Juniper
13 591 (18.17%) CCNP
14 568 (17.46%) SC Cleared
15 542 (16.66%) Active Directory
16 539 (16.57%) ITIL
17 537 (16.51%) Microsoft
18 536 (16.48%) DNS
19 534 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
20 531 (16.32%) TCP/IP
21 529 (16.26%) F5
22 518 (15.92%) Data Centre
23 472 (14.51%) Wireless
24 453 (13.93%) Finance
25 440 (13.53%) Windows Server
26 424 (13.03%) CCNA
27 412 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
28 343 (10.54%) Unix
29 326 (10.02%) MPLS
30 313 (9.62%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related 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
1 184 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 166 (5.10%) Apache
3 134 (4.12%) IIS
4 103 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 89 (2.74%) JBoss
6 86 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 79 (2.43%) SharePoint
8 71 (2.18%) Skype for Business
9 60 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 57 (1.75%) nginx
11 37 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 29 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.86%) iPlanet
14 21 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 21 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
15 19 (0.58%) Confluence
15 19 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 181 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 109 (3.35%) MS Office
3 64 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.43%) MS Project
5 11 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.22%) Maximo
5 6 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.061%) 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
1 276 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 260 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (3.57%) Office 365
4 86 (2.64%) IaaS
5 58 (1.78%) SaaS
6 32 (0.98%) PaaS
7 29 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 27 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (0.43%) GitHub
12 14 (0.43%) Mimecast
13 12 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.31%) Akamai
15 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.18%) G Suite
16 6 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
17 5 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 868 (26.68%) LAN
2 858 (26.38%) WAN
3 656 (20.17%) VPN
4 622 (19.12%) Network Security
5 536 (16.48%) DNS
6 534 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
7 531 (16.32%) TCP/IP
8 472 (14.51%) Wireless
9 326 (10.02%) MPLS
10 291 (8.95%) BGP
11 289 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 278 (8.55%) DHCP
13 272 (8.36%) OSPF
14 249 (7.65%) Internet
15 232 (7.13%) SSL
16 226 (6.95%) SAN
16 226 (6.95%) VoIP
17 218 (6.70%) VLAN
18 155 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
19 143 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
3 82 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 62 (1.91%) MySQL
5 45 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (1.05%) Hadoop
7 32 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (0.86%) Big Data
9 27 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (0.68%) Relational Database
12 22 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (0.65%) Redis
14 20 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (0.61%) NoSQL
15 19 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
16 16 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
17 14 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 117 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 86 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 49 (1.51%) JIRA
4 44 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 25 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (0.65%) Subversion
7 20 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 18 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 17 (0.52%) Mercurial
10 15 (0.46%) Maven
10 15 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (0.43%) GitLab
12 13 (0.40%) Vagrant
13 12 (0.37%) MSI
14 11 (0.34%) Artifactory
14 11 (0.34%) Visual Studio
15 8 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.22%) ClearQuest
General
1 453 (13.93%) Finance
2 167 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 137 (4.21%) Banking
4 65 (2.00%) Retail
5 49 (1.51%) Legal
6 40 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.08%) Back Office
8 34 (1.05%) Law
9 24 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 23 (0.71%) Marketing
11 19 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.55%) Front Office
13 17 (0.52%) Electronics
14 16 (0.49%) Local Government
15 15 (0.46%) Billing
16 14 (0.43%) Military
17 10 (0.31%) Advertising
17 10 (0.31%) Publishing
18 8 (0.25%) Games
19 7 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 963 (29.60%) Network Engineer
2 355 (10.91%) Architect
3 346 (10.64%) Analyst
4 268 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
5 256 (7.87%) Security Engineer
6 236 (7.25%) Consultant
7 231 (7.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 180 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 175 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
10 172 (5.29%) Support Engineer
11 145 (4.46%) Security Analyst
12 128 (3.93%) Firewall Engineer
13 115 (3.54%) Network Architect
13 115 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
14 114 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
14 114 (3.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 110 (3.38%) Administrator
16 102 (3.14%) Security Consultant
17 98 (3.01%) Network Analyst
18 92 (2.83%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.10%) Web Services
2 67 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
3 64 (1.97%) 802.1X
4 62 (1.91%) Middleware
5 57 (1.75%) .NET
6 51 (1.57%) J2EE
7 46 (1.41%) LAMP
8 43 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
9 33 (1.01%) XML
10 31 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 28 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
12 27 (0.83%) SOAP
13 26 (0.80%) CSS
14 20 (0.61%) ASP.NET
14 20 (0.61%) REST
15 19 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
16 18 (0.55%) SAML
17 17 (0.52%) HTML
18 13 (0.40%) Regular Expression
19 12 (0.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 518 (15.92%) Data Centre
2 164 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 151 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (3.81%) Clustering
5 103 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 101 (3.10%) PKI
7 60 (1.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 54 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
9 40 (1.23%) Replication
9 40 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
10 33 (1.01%) Driving Licence
11 29 (0.89%) NHS
12 27 (0.83%) Public Cloud
13 26 (0.80%) Cyber Attack
14 24 (0.74%) Private Cloud
15 23 (0.71%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.71%) CMDB
16 21 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 19 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
18 16 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 945 (29.05%) Windows
2 655 (20.14%) Linux
3 440 (13.53%) Windows Server
4 343 (10.54%) Unix
5 273 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 249 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 119 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 117 (3.60%) Windows 7
10 78 (2.40%) Windows 10
11 64 (1.97%) CentOS
12 60 (1.84%) Solaris
13 51 (1.57%) AIX
14 38 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 27 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 24 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.68%) SUSE
18 20 (0.61%) Android
18 20 (0.61%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (16.57%) ITIL
2 313 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 261 (8.02%) Information Security
4 257 (7.90%) Migration
5 252 (7.75%) Network Design
6 222 (6.82%) DevOps
7 221 (6.79%) SIEM
8 186 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
9 173 (5.32%) Project Management
10 166 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
11 161 (4.95%) Service Management
12 146 (4.49%) Configuration Management
13 143 (4.40%) Network Management
14 136 (4.18%) Change Management
15 126 (3.87%) High Availability
16 123 (3.78%) Kalman Filter
16 123 (3.78%) Security Operations
16 123 (3.78%) Vulnerability Management
17 120 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
18 104 (3.20%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 239 (7.35%) SQL
2 229 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 190 (5.84%) Python
4 152 (4.67%) Java
5 147 (4.52%) Perl
6 115 (3.54%) Bash Shell
7 73 (2.24%) Ruby
8 62 (1.91%) VBScript
9 44 (1.35%) C
10 37 (1.14%) C#
11 27 (0.83%) JavaScript
11 27 (0.83%) Korn
12 25 (0.77%) PHP
12 25 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 22 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.37%) VB
16 10 (0.31%) C++
17 4 (0.12%) Go
17 4 (0.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 913 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
2 670 (20.60%) Security Cleared
3 591 (18.17%) CCNP
4 568 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 424 (13.03%) CCNA
6 219 (6.73%) CCIE
7 207 (6.36%) CISSP
8 180 (5.53%) Degree
9 146 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 100 (3.07%) CCSE
11 99 (3.04%) CCSA
12 94 (2.89%) JNCIA
13 90 (2.77%) CCDP
14 84 (2.58%) MCSE
15 81 (2.49%) CISM
16 76 (2.34%) SANS
17 71 (2.18%) DV Cleared
18 61 (1.88%) JNCIE
19 59 (1.81%) CCIP
19 59 (1.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 133 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 100 (3.07%) SLA
4 32 (0.98%) QA
5 22 (0.68%) COBIT
6 21 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
7 20 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (0.52%) ISO27002
9 12 (0.37%) GDPR
9 12 (0.37%) HIPAA
10 11 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (0.34%) PMO
11 8 (0.25%) PA-DSS
12 7 (0.22%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
14 4 (0.12%) GPG13
14 4 (0.12%) RMADS
15 3 (0.092%) ISO27005
System Software
1 542 (16.66%) Active Directory
2 412 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 95 (2.92%) Docker
5 78 (2.40%) vSphere
6 69 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 68 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 63 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
9 59 (1.81%) ProxySG
10 46 (1.41%) XenApp
11 27 (0.83%) vCloud
11 27 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 26 (0.80%) Xen
13 23 (0.71%) XenServer
14 22 (0.68%) ISA Server
15 20 (0.61%) Terminal Services
16 19 (0.58%) Firmware
17 18 (0.55%) NFS
18 17 (0.52%) KVM
18 17 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 195 (5.99%) Puppet
2 161 (4.95%) FortiGate
3 119 (3.66%) Ansible
4 84 (2.58%) SCCM
5 74 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (2.21%) Nagios
7 51 (1.57%) ZABBIX
8 50 (1.54%) QRadar
9 48 (1.48%) Kubernetes
9 48 (1.48%) SCOM
10 43 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
11 42 (1.29%) logstash
11 42 (1.29%) Nessus
12 39 (1.20%) Kibana
13 37 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
14 36 (1.11%) yum
15 34 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 34 (1.05%) Terraform
16 33 (1.01%) Tivoli
17 30 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1647 (50.63%) Cisco
2 726 (22.32%) CheckPoint
3 718 (22.07%) VMware
4 608 (18.69%) Juniper
5 537 (16.51%) Microsoft
6 529 (16.26%) F5
7 301 (9.25%) Citrix
7 301 (9.25%) Palo Alto
8 293 (9.01%) HP
9 230 (7.07%) Fortinet
10 218 (6.70%) Oracle
11 210 (6.46%) Blue Coat
12 180 (5.53%) Red Hat
13 144 (4.43%) Splunk
14 138 (4.24%) Intel Security
15 134 (4.12%) Aruba
16 117 (3.60%) SolarWinds
17 107 (3.29%) IBM
18 106 (3.26%) Riverbed
19 87 (2.67%) Dell
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £210 - £280 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago