Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 620 764 766
Rank change year-on-year +144 +2 -23
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 127 116 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.22% 0.80% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 58 78
UK median daily rate £400 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.33% +7.35% +6.12%
10th Percentile £302 £254 £294
90th Percentile £575 £611 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £21.59 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +37.22% -
10th Percentile £19.05 £20.41 £15.23
90th Percentile £58.23 £22.76 £16.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £21.59 £15.73
% change year-on-year -6.86% +37.22% -

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 10,383 14,488 12,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.67% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,994 9,682 8,174
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £268
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 363 274
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.28 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.69
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.54% -20.56%

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 19 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FortiGate over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 2020. 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 +155 122 £400 -12.33% 39
UK excluding London +103 98 £400 -9.09% 32
South East +74 35 £400 -11.11% 11
London +134 28 £425 -10.53% 9
North of England +69 26 £385 +54.00% 10
Midlands +60 21 £400 -21.57% 6
North West +31 20 £425 +70.00% 5
West Midlands +38 17 £400 -21.57% 3
Yorkshire +44 6 £329 - 4
East of England +25 6 £400 +23.08% 2
South West +11 6 £456 +7.35% 1
Scotland - 4 £550 - 2
East Midlands - 4 £413 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 113 (88.98%) Cisco
2 105 (82.68%) Firewall
3 62 (48.82%) WAN
4 61 (48.03%) Cisco ASA
5 59 (46.46%) LAN
6 55 (43.31%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (26.77%) CCNP
7 34 (26.77%) Fortinet
8 31 (24.41%) CCNA
8 31 (24.41%) Palo Alto
9 30 (23.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (22.83%) TCP/IP
11 28 (22.05%) VPN
11 28 (22.05%) F5
12 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
12 25 (19.69%) Finance
13 24 (18.90%) Wireless
14 23 (18.11%) ITIL
15 22 (17.32%) Migration
15 22 (17.32%) VMware
15 22 (17.32%) Network Security
16 21 (16.54%) Azure
16 21 (16.54%) BGP
17 20 (15.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 19 (14.96%) Security Cleared
18 19 (14.96%) Network Design
18 19 (14.96%) Juniper
19 18 (14.17%) Change Management
19 18 (14.17%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (14.17%) Data Centre

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 13 (10.24%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.36%) Confluence
5 2 (1.57%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.79%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.54%) Azure
2 12 (9.45%) AWS
3 10 (7.87%) Office 365
4 8 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.72%) Mimecast
6 5 (3.94%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.94%) IaaS
6 5 (3.94%) PaaS
6 5 (3.94%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.15%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.15%) PowerApps
8 3 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.79%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 105 (82.68%) Firewall
2 62 (48.82%) WAN
3 61 (48.03%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (46.46%) LAN
5 29 (22.83%) TCP/IP
6 28 (22.05%) VPN
7 24 (18.90%) Wireless
8 22 (17.32%) Network Security
9 21 (16.54%) BGP
10 20 (15.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (14.17%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (14.17%) Skype
12 17 (13.39%) OSPF
13 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (11.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 15 (11.81%) MPLS
14 14 (11.02%) WLAN
15 13 (10.24%) VLAN
16 11 (8.66%) VoIP
17 10 (7.87%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) MySQL
2 5 (3.94%) Power BI
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (3.15%) Big Data
3 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) JIRA
2 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.15%) Local Government
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 3 (2.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (45.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (12.60%) Architect
2 16 (12.60%) Network Architect
3 14 (11.02%) Security Engineer
4 13 (10.24%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (9.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (8.66%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) IP Security Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) Web Services
2 2 (1.57%) REST
2 2 (1.57%) RESTful
2 2 (1.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.15%) Tandem
5 2 (1.57%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.57%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.02%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 7 (5.51%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.94%) Check Point GAiA
4 5 (3.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.57%) CentOS
6 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (18.11%) ITIL
3 22 (17.32%) Migration
4 19 (14.96%) Network Design
5 18 (14.17%) Change Management
6 15 (11.81%) BCP
6 15 (11.81%) Business Continuity
6 15 (11.81%) Business Continuity Planning
6 15 (11.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (11.81%) Technology Roadmap
7 12 (9.45%) Change Control
8 11 (8.66%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (7.87%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (7.87%) Presales
10 9 (7.09%) High Availability
10 9 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (5.51%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.51%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) SQL
2 8 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.15%) Python
4 2 (1.57%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (43.31%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (26.77%) CCNP
3 31 (24.41%) CCNA
4 19 (14.96%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.51%) CCIE
6 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.57%) CCDA
7 2 (1.57%) CCDP
7 2 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.57%) CISSP
7 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.57%) Degree
7 2 (1.57%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.79%) CCSP
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) MBA
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.15%) GDPR
2 4 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (2.36%) NIST
4 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.15%) vSphere
4 3 (2.36%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.79%) Docker
5 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.79%) vCloud
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.94%) SCCM
2 5 (3.94%) Terraform
3 4 (3.15%) Opsview
3 4 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.36%) Ansible
5 2 (1.57%) Iperf
5 2 (1.57%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 113 (88.98%) Cisco
2 34 (26.77%) Fortinet
3 31 (24.41%) Palo Alto
4 28 (22.05%) F5
5 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
6 22 (17.32%) VMware
7 19 (14.96%) Juniper
8 17 (13.39%) Meraki
9 14 (11.02%) Microsoft
10 13 (10.24%) Splunk
11 12 (9.45%) McAfee
11 12 (9.45%) SolarWinds
12 11 (8.66%) Barracuda Networks
13 7 (5.51%) Blue Coat
13 7 (5.51%) Tufin
14 6 (4.72%) HP
15 5 (3.94%) Apple
15 5 (3.94%) Citrix
15 5 (3.94%) Polycom
15 5 (3.94%) Symantec