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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -20 +10  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1469 2092 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 3.88% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.78% 23.97% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1310 1077
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £262 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 67 64
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £20.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +45.55%  

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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
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 £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 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 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 11 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 28 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 -26 1318 £400 - 427
UK excluding London -15 935 £398 +6.00% 319
London -40 507 £450 +0.27% 133
South East -6 324 £425 +6.25% 78
North of England -14 193 £378 -5.62% 86
South West -16 127 £400 +6.66% 29
Midlands -13 102 £398 +9.65% 57
Scotland +8 96 £375 +7.14% 16
East of England -16 71 £375 +7.14% 43
Wales +5 28 £180 -57.64% 6
Northern Ireland -50 4 £350 -27.27% 4

For the 6 months to 28 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 1438 (49.28%) Cisco
2 870 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
3 804 (27.55%) WAN
4 786 (26.94%) LAN
4 786 (26.94%) Windows
5 628 (21.52%) Linux
6 614 (21.04%) VMware
6 614 (21.04%) Security Cleared
7 586 (20.08%) CheckPoint
8 578 (19.81%) CCNP
9 574 (19.67%) VPN
10 518 (17.75%) ITIL
11 502 (17.20%) Microsoft
12 501 (17.17%) Active Directory
13 495 (16.96%) DNS
14 492 (16.86%) Juniper
15 487 (16.69%) SC Cleared
16 477 (16.35%) Data Centre
17 476 (16.31%) F5
18 475 (16.28%) Network Security
19 463 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
20 459 (15.73%) Wireless
21 457 (15.66%) TCP/IP
22 376 (12.89%) Windows Server
23 373 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
24 371 (12.71%) Finance
25 354 (12.13%) CCNA
26 333 (11.41%) HP
27 324 (11.10%) Unix
28 288 (9.87%) 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
1 171 (5.86%) MS Exchange
2 152 (5.21%) Apache
3 119 (4.08%) IIS
4 87 (2.98%) Tomcat
5 81 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 72 (2.47%) JBoss
7 68 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 61 (2.09%) SharePoint
9 41 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 39 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 33 (1.13%) nginx
11 33 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 27 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.82%) iPlanet
14 23 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
15 19 (0.65%) Confluence
16 18 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
17 17 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (0.55%) CMS
19 10 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 95 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (2.06%) 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
1 282 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (4.93%) Office 365
4 87 (2.98%) IaaS
5 74 (2.54%) SaaS
6 57 (1.95%) PaaS
7 25 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.38%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.34%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.17%) G Suite
14 4 (0.14%) GitHub
14 4 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 804 (27.55%) WAN
2 786 (26.94%) LAN
3 574 (19.67%) VPN
4 495 (16.96%) DNS
5 475 (16.28%) Network Security
6 463 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
7 459 (15.73%) Wireless
8 457 (15.66%) TCP/IP
9 288 (9.87%) BGP
10 282 (9.66%) MPLS
11 279 (9.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 268 (9.18%) Internet
13 242 (8.29%) OSPF
14 234 (8.02%) DHCP
15 229 (7.85%) SAN
16 205 (7.03%) VoIP
17 200 (6.85%) SSL
18 191 (6.55%) VLAN
19 132 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
20 128 (4.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 76 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 69 (2.36%) MySQL
4 59 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 45 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (1.27%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.03%) Big Data
9 27 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (0.58%) NoSQL
14 16 (0.55%) Redis
14 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.48%) Oracle9i Database
16 13 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.47%) JIRA
4 33 (1.13%) TeamCity
5 32 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 28 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 25 (0.86%) Artifactory
9 20 (0.69%) 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%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 8 (0.27%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.27%) Metasploit
14 7 (0.24%) ClearCase
14 7 (0.24%) ClearQuest
15 5 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 371 (12.71%) Finance
2 176 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 137 (4.69%) Banking
4 61 (2.09%) Retail
5 49 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 40 (1.37%) Back Office
7 31 (1.06%) Marketing
8 30 (1.03%) Legal
9 27 (0.93%) Law
10 22 (0.75%) Electronics
10 22 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.72%) Military
12 20 (0.69%) Front Office
13 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.55%) Local Government
14 9 (0.31%) Games
15 8 (0.27%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.24%) Billing
17 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 834 (28.58%) Network Engineer
2 330 (11.31%) Architect
3 312 (10.69%) Analyst
4 236 (8.09%) Consultant
5 229 (7.85%) Security Engineer
6 208 (7.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 189 (6.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 157 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 152 (5.21%) Security Analyst
10 133 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
11 130 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 129 (4.42%) Network Architect
13 109 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
14 104 (3.56%) Administrator
15 100 (3.43%) Firewall Engineer
16 93 (3.19%) Network Support
16 93 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
17 91 (3.12%) Security Consultant
18 78 (2.67%) Network Analyst
19 75 (2.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (2.57%) 802.1X
2 73 (2.50%) Web Services
3 71 (2.43%) .NET
4 63 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
5 47 (1.61%) XML
6 42 (1.44%) LAPP Stack
6 42 (1.44%) Middleware
7 40 (1.37%) J2EE
8 33 (1.13%) SOAP
9 29 (0.99%) HTML
9 29 (0.99%) LAMP
9 29 (0.99%) SAML
10 24 (0.82%) CSS
11 23 (0.79%) Sensu
12 22 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (0.69%) REST
14 18 (0.62%) Node.js
14 18 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 15 (0.51%) JSON
16 13 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 477 (16.35%) Data Centre
2 146 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 137 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 121 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 118 (4.04%) Clustering
6 87 (2.98%) PKI
7 42 (1.44%) Replication
8 37 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 37 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 31 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 31 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
10 27 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 27 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 22 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
12 21 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
14 19 (0.65%) Smart Meter
15 18 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 786 (26.94%) Windows
2 628 (21.52%) Linux
3 376 (12.89%) Windows Server
4 324 (11.10%) Unix
5 210 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 93 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 89 (3.05%) AIX
11 86 (2.95%) Solaris
12 78 (2.67%) Windows 10
13 77 (2.64%) CentOS
14 45 (1.54%) SUSE
15 41 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 29 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.75%) HPUX
18 19 (0.65%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.62%) Windows 8
20 14 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (17.75%) ITIL
2 271 (9.29%) Load Balancing
3 264 (9.05%) Network Design
4 259 (8.88%) Migration
5 245 (8.40%) DevOps
6 237 (8.12%) Information Security
7 182 (6.24%) Agile Software Development
8 166 (5.69%) SIEM
9 154 (5.28%) Configuration Management
10 153 (5.24%) High Availability
11 151 (5.17%) Project Management
12 146 (5.00%) Change Management
13 144 (4.93%) Network Management
14 141 (4.83%) Service Management
15 118 (4.04%) Cybersecurity
16 114 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 105 (3.60%) Incident Management
18 101 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
19 98 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
20 89 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 235 (8.05%) SQL
2 215 (7.37%) PowerShell
3 181 (6.20%) Python
4 163 (5.59%) Java
5 128 (4.39%) Perl
6 126 (4.32%) Bash Shell
7 70 (2.40%) Ruby
8 50 (1.71%) VBScript
9 48 (1.64%) C
10 40 (1.37%) C#
11 31 (1.06%) PHP
12 28 (0.96%) JavaScript
13 25 (0.86%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.72%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.51%) 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%) JCL
Qualifications
1 870 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
2 614 (21.04%) Security Cleared
3 578 (19.81%) CCNP
4 487 (16.69%) SC Cleared
5 354 (12.13%) CCNA
6 242 (8.29%) CCIE
7 185 (6.34%) CISSP
7 185 (6.34%) Degree
8 123 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 121 (4.15%) CCDP
10 111 (3.80%) CCSA
11 109 (3.74%) CCSE
12 108 (3.70%) JNCIA
13 98 (3.36%) DV Cleared
14 85 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
15 80 (2.74%) JNCIE
16 77 (2.64%) CCIP
17 68 (2.33%) CISM
18 64 (2.19%) SANS
19 60 (2.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.77%) SLA
2 105 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (3.56%) PCI DSS
4 54 (1.85%) QA
5 26 (0.89%) GDPR
6 17 (0.58%) COBIT
7 16 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (0.51%) PMO
9 13 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.31%) GPG13
12 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 8 (0.27%) RMADS
13 7 (0.24%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.069%) Def Stans
17 2 (0.069%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 501 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 373 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 122 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
5 91 (3.12%) Docker
6 66 (2.26%) vSphere
7 55 (1.88%) ProxySG
8 54 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
9 46 (1.58%) KVM
10 31 (1.06%) XenApp
11 29 (0.99%) Xen
12 22 (0.75%) ISA Server
13 21 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 21 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.72%) XenServer
14 19 (0.65%) XenDesktop
15 17 (0.58%) vCloud
16 14 (0.48%) Firmware
17 12 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
18 11 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 192 (6.58%) Puppet
2 172 (5.89%) FortiGate
3 127 (4.35%) Ansible
4 95 (3.26%) SCCM
5 80 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (2.57%) SCOM
7 72 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
8 60 (2.06%) Kubernetes
9 56 (1.92%) Nagios
10 48 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
11 43 (1.47%) logstash
12 39 (1.34%) QRadar
13 38 (1.30%) 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 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1438 (49.28%) Cisco
2 614 (21.04%) VMware
3 586 (20.08%) CheckPoint
4 502 (17.20%) Microsoft
5 492 (16.86%) Juniper
6 476 (16.31%) F5
7 333 (11.41%) HP
8 268 (9.18%) Palo Alto
9 256 (8.77%) Fortinet
10 251 (8.60%) Citrix
11 224 (7.68%) Oracle
12 180 (6.17%) Red Hat
13 154 (5.28%) Blue Coat
14 133 (4.56%) SolarWinds
15 128 (4.39%) IBM
16 126 (4.32%) Splunk
17 122 (4.18%) Riverbed
18 112 (3.84%) McAfee
19 97 (3.32%) Aruba
20 79 (2.71%) Dell
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
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Melrose, Roxburghshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
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South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £150.00 per day
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Cornwall
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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Northern Ireland
X4 Group
Rate: €190 - 200 per day
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £100 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
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London
Testing Circle Ltd
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South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
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City, London
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London
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Derby, Derbyshire
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London
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