Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 747 768
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 +64
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 137 134 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.95% 1.18% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 87 88
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.87% +4.58%
10th Percentile £277 £298 £300
90th Percentile £550 £527 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £31.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.84% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £31.85 -
% change year-on-year +64.84% - -

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 14,422 11,339 12,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.99% 11.52% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,700 7,530 7,798
UK median daily rate £495 £465 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +8.14% +7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +4.24% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 268 279
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -40.74% +28.57%

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 15 October 2018.

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 14 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 15 October 2018. 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 +6 134 £450 +5.88% 40
UK excluding London -23 117 £440 +3.53% 32
South East +16 50 £438 -2.78% 8
Midlands -13 25 £510 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -2 22 £510 +20.00% 1
London -4 20 £475 -9.52% 8
North of England -20 19 £450 +9.09% 16
East of England +1 13 £325 -12.75% 3
Yorkshire -21 11 £453 +4.02% 2
South West -19 7 £463 +12.80% 1
North West -12 5 £350 +12.00% 14
North East -3 3 - -
Wales -11 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 127 (92.70%) Firewall
2 82 (59.85%) Cisco
3 73 (53.28%) CheckPoint
4 55 (40.15%) Cisco ASA
5 52 (37.96%) Network Security
6 50 (36.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (36.50%) WAN
7 47 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (30.66%) CCNP
9 40 (29.20%) Palo Alto
10 39 (28.47%) Juniper
10 39 (28.47%) Security Cleared
10 39 (28.47%) F5
11 38 (27.74%) Amazon AWS
12 37 (27.01%) Fortinet
12 37 (27.01%) Data Centre
13 33 (24.09%) Migration
14 32 (23.36%) Wireless
15 31 (22.63%) LAN
15 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
16 30 (21.90%) VPN
17 25 (18.25%) VMware
18 24 (17.52%) Network Design
19 23 (16.79%) Blue Coat
20 22 (16.06%) BGP
20 22 (16.06%) EIGRP
21 21 (15.33%) McAfee
21 21 (15.33%) Aruba
22 20 (14.60%) OSPF
23 19 (13.87%) Windows

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 (5.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (36.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (27.74%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.84%) Office 365
4 7 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.65%) PaaS
7 4 (2.92%) Azure Functions
7 4 (2.92%) Serverless
8 3 (2.19%) SaaS
9 2 (1.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 127 (92.70%) Firewall
2 55 (40.15%) Cisco ASA
3 52 (37.96%) Network Security
4 50 (36.50%) WAN
5 32 (23.36%) Wireless
6 31 (22.63%) LAN
7 30 (21.90%) VPN
8 22 (16.06%) BGP
8 22 (16.06%) EIGRP
9 20 (14.60%) OSPF
10 17 (12.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (11.68%) BIG-IP
12 15 (10.95%) VoIP
13 14 (10.22%) TCP/IP
14 13 (9.49%) IPsec
15 12 (8.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (8.76%) MPLS
16 10 (7.30%) DNS
17 9 (6.57%) Cisco ISE
17 9 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (2.92%) Finance
2 3 (2.19%) Publishing
3 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Legal
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (50.36%) Network Engineer
2 30 (21.90%) Firewall Engineer
3 27 (19.71%) Security Engineer
4 19 (13.87%) Implementation Engineer
5 17 (12.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 17 (12.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (10.95%) Architect
6 15 (10.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (10.22%) Design Engineer
7 14 (10.22%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (7.30%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (5.11%) Network Architect
12 6 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) Consultant
12 6 (4.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.65%) SAML
3 3 (2.19%) Web Services
4 2 (1.46%) WAP
5 1 (0.73%) CSS
5 1 (0.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 37 (27.01%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.38%) Public Cloud
3 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.19%) User Experience
5 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Windows
2 14 (10.22%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.03%) Linux
4 9 (6.57%) Unix
5 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.19%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (2.19%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.09%) Migration
2 24 (17.52%) Network Design
3 16 (11.68%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (11.68%) WAN Optimisation
4 12 (8.76%) ITIL
5 10 (7.30%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (6.57%) Change Management
7 7 (5.11%) Information Security
7 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.11%) Project Management
8 6 (4.38%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (3.65%) Change Control
9 5 (3.65%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (3.65%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (3.65%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (3.65%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.65%) Network Packet Analysis
9 5 (3.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.38%) SQL
2 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.19%) C#
4 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.73%) C
4 1 (0.73%) Perl
4 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (30.66%) CCNP
3 39 (28.47%) Security Cleared
4 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
5 17 (12.41%) CCSA
5 17 (12.41%) CCSE
6 16 (11.68%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (10.22%) CCNA
8 11 (8.03%) DV Cleared
9 10 (7.30%) CCIE
10 2 (1.46%) HNC
11 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.73%) CCDP
11 1 (0.73%) CISSP
11 1 (0.73%) Degree
11 1 (0.73%) GIAC
11 1 (0.73%) ISACA
11 1 (0.73%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.73%) MCSA
11 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) GDPR
2 3 (2.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.22%) Active Directory
1 14 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.92%) Docker
3 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.19%) Firmware
4 3 (2.19%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.19%) vSphere
5 2 (1.46%) Snort
6 1 (0.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.92%) Puppet
2 4 (2.92%) Terraform
3 3 (2.19%) OSSEC
3 3 (2.19%) SCCM
3 3 (2.19%) TrustSec
3 3 (2.19%) vMotion
4 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (59.85%) Cisco
2 73 (53.28%) CheckPoint
3 40 (29.20%) Palo Alto
4 39 (28.47%) F5
4 39 (28.47%) Juniper
5 37 (27.01%) Fortinet
6 25 (18.25%) VMware
7 23 (16.79%) Blue Coat
8 21 (15.33%) Aruba
8 21 (15.33%) McAfee
9 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
10 14 (10.22%) CA
10 14 (10.22%) SolarWinds
11 12 (8.76%) Barracuda Networks
11 12 (8.76%) HP
11 12 (8.76%) Oracle
12 11 (8.03%) Forcepoint
12 11 (8.03%) Nokia
13 6 (4.38%) Dell
13 6 (4.38%) Symantec