Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FortiGate skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FortiGate over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 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.

Fortinet FortiGate
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 764 735 652
Rank change year-on-year -29 -83 +113
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 96 144 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.69% 1.10% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 102 116
UK median daily rate £425 £460 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.61% +7.60% +6.88%
10th Percentile £299 £305 £299
90th Percentile £589 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £460 £400
% change year-on-year -15.76% +15.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £21.59 £19.12 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.92% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.59 £19.12 -
% change year-on-year +12.92% - -

FortiGate is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,900 13,039 9,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.60% 12.90% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,277 8,684 6,519
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.20% +7.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £274
90th Percentile £675 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 296 230
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year +9.38% -19.75% -0.31%

FortiGate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FortiGate as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FortiGate.

Contractor daily rate trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FortiGate over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FortiGate.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FortiGate within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. 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 -24 96 £425 -9.09% 6
UK excluding London -46 66 £388 -15.76% 6
London +38 29 £475 +16.92%
South East +8 27 £350 -17.65% 2
North of England +18 16 £363 -0.68% 2
Midlands -43 11 £450 -7.22% 2
North West +12 10 £363 -0.68% 1
West Midlands -61 9 £450 -7.22% 1
East of England +23 7 £403 -
South West -42 6 £425 -15.00%
North East - 5 £295 -
East Midlands +20 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £450 +104.55% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing FortiGate 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 FortiGate.

1 76 (79.17%) Firewall
2 50 (52.08%) Cisco
3 39 (40.63%) Fortinet
4 38 (39.58%) F5
4 38 (39.58%) VPN
5 35 (36.46%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (26.04%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (20.83%) Network Security
10 20 (20.83%) WAN
10 20 (20.83%) IPsec
11 19 (19.79%) BIG-IP
11 19 (19.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (19.79%) Palo Alto
12 17 (17.71%) Wireless
13 16 (16.67%) Linux
13 16 (16.67%) CCNP
13 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 15 (15.63%) Juniper
14 15 (15.63%) DNS
14 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
15 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
16 13 (13.54%) SSL
16 13 (13.54%) Network Design
16 13 (13.54%) Blue Coat
16 13 (13.54%) High Availability
17 12 (12.50%) Office 365

FortiGate
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 8 (8.33%) nginx
2 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.04%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.50%) Office 365
4 11 (11.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (10.42%) Serverless
6 8 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (8.33%) Amazon S3
6 8 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (6.25%) PaaS
8 2 (2.08%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (1.04%) IaaS
9 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (79.17%) Firewall
2 38 (39.58%) VPN
3 35 (36.46%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (20.83%) IPsec
4 20 (20.83%) Network Security
4 20 (20.83%) WAN
5 19 (19.79%) BIG-IP
5 19 (19.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (17.71%) Wireless
7 15 (15.63%) DNS
8 13 (13.54%) SSL
9 12 (12.50%) DHCP
9 12 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (11.46%) Cisco ISE
10 11 (11.46%) OSPF
11 10 (10.42%) BGP
12 9 (9.38%) LAN
13 8 (8.33%) DMZ
13 8 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Banking
2 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (48.96%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.46%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Firewall Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Design Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Network Design Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Firewall Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.46%) LDAP
2 8 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 8 (8.33%) ModSecurity
3 7 (7.29%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) WAP
5 2 (2.08%) RESTful
5 2 (2.08%) SAML
6 1 (1.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) PKI
3 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 3 (3.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Linux
2 12 (12.50%) Unix
2 12 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (8.33%) CentOS
3 8 (8.33%) Debian
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) Android
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) High Availability
1 13 (13.54%) Network Design
2 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.46%) Migration
3 10 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.33%) SIEM
5 7 (7.29%) Security Architecture
6 6 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.21%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (5.21%) Information Security
7 5 (5.21%) Security Operations
7 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (4.17%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (3.13%) Microservices
9 3 (3.13%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) Python
1 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 4 (4.17%) SQL
3 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) C
5 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.67%) CCNP
2 16 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) CCSA
4 10 (10.42%) CCSE
4 10 (10.42%) Check Point Certification
5 9 (9.38%) CCNA
6 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.13%) CISSP
7 3 (3.13%) GIAC
7 3 (3.13%) ISACA
8 2 (2.08%) CCIE
8 2 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (8.33%) Snort
2 8 (8.33%) Squid
3 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.13%) Docker
5 2 (2.08%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.08%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.04%) Firmware
6 1 (1.04%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.42%) Terraform
3 8 (8.33%) HAProxy
3 8 (8.33%) Kibana
3 8 (8.33%) Packer
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (5.21%) TrustSec
5 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.17%) Opsview
5 4 (4.17%) Puppet
6 3 (3.13%) Ansible
6 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.13%) Nessus
6 3 (3.13%) OSSEC
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.08%) SCCM
8 1 (1.04%) WSUS
8 1 (1.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (52.08%) Cisco
2 39 (40.63%) Fortinet
3 38 (39.58%) F5
4 24 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 19 (19.79%) Palo Alto
6 15 (15.63%) Juniper
7 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.54%) Blue Coat
9 10 (10.42%) Aruba
9 10 (10.42%) CA
9 10 (10.42%) VMware
10 8 (8.33%) Dynatrace
11 7 (7.29%) Citrix
12 6 (6.25%) Meraki
12 6 (6.25%) SolarWinds
13 5 (5.21%) Infoblox
13 5 (5.21%) McAfee
13 5 (5.21%) Oracle
13 5 (5.21%) Rackspace
14 4 (4.17%) HP