Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 776 783
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +26
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 136 122 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.89% 1.00% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 73
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £273 £298 £282
90th Percentile £555 £530 £540
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 2 0
UK median hourly rate £21.59 £19.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.46% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.59 £19.37 -
% change year-on-year +11.46% - -

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 15,274 12,239 11,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.51% 11.84% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,293 8,282 7,505
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.85% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 282 270
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +8.97%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.93 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -31.91% +23.49%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +38 135 £445 +4.71% 20
UK excluding London -17 107 £440 +3.53% 14
South East -4 42 £438 +2.94% 3
London +13 28 £475 +5.56% 6
Midlands -24 20 £510 +15.91% 2
North of England -18 18 £250 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -29 18 £509 +15.63% 2
East of England +7 17 £344 -8.33% 1
South West -28 9 £425 +3.66% 3
Yorkshire -15 8 - - 1
North West -15 7 £250 -20.00% 4
North East - 3 - -
East Midlands +8 1 - -
Wales -12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 120 (88.24%) Firewall
2 79 (58.09%) Cisco
3 72 (52.94%) CheckPoint
4 57 (41.91%) Cisco ASA
5 52 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 48 (35.29%) Network Security
7 46 (33.82%) WAN
8 43 (31.62%) Juniper
9 42 (30.88%) Fortinet
9 42 (30.88%) F5
10 41 (30.15%) Palo Alto
11 39 (28.68%) Amazon AWS
12 35 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (25.00%) Migration
14 33 (24.26%) VPN
15 30 (22.06%) CCNP
15 30 (22.06%) Security Cleared
16 29 (21.32%) LAN
17 27 (19.85%) VMware
17 27 (19.85%) Wireless
18 26 (19.12%) SC Cleared
18 26 (19.12%) Blue Coat
19 25 (18.38%) Data Centre
20 24 (17.65%) EIGRP
21 23 (16.91%) OSPF
22 22 (16.18%) Network Design
22 22 (16.18%) BGP
22 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
23 21 (15.44%) CCSA
23 21 (15.44%) BIG-IP

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 9 (6.62%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 52 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (28.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (7.35%) Office 365
5 8 (5.88%) PaaS
5 8 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (4.41%) Azure Functions
6 6 (4.41%) Serverless
7 4 (2.94%) SaaS
8 3 (2.21%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 120 (88.24%) Firewall
2 57 (41.91%) Cisco ASA
3 48 (35.29%) Network Security
4 46 (33.82%) WAN
5 33 (24.26%) VPN
6 29 (21.32%) LAN
7 27 (19.85%) Wireless
8 24 (17.65%) EIGRP
9 23 (16.91%) OSPF
10 22 (16.18%) BGP
11 21 (15.44%) BIG-IP
12 19 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (11.03%) VoIP
14 14 (10.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (9.56%) DNS
16 11 (8.09%) Intrusion Detection
17 10 (7.35%) Cisco ISE
17 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
18 9 (6.62%) IP Telephony
18 9 (6.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (5.15%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Banking
2 3 (2.21%) Publishing
3 1 (0.74%) Law
3 1 (0.74%) Legal
3 1 (0.74%) Marketing
3 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (44.85%) Network Engineer
2 26 (19.12%) Security Engineer
3 23 (16.91%) Firewall Engineer
4 17 (12.50%) Architect
4 17 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
5 16 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (11.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 15 (11.03%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (8.82%) Design Engineer
7 12 (8.82%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (7.35%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.15%) Azure Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Consultant
10 6 (4.41%) Network Architect
10 6 (4.41%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (3.68%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.09%) 802.1X
2 7 (5.15%) SAML
3 3 (2.21%) Web Services
4 2 (1.47%) JSON
4 2 (1.47%) WAP
5 1 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.15%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.21%) User Experience
4 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.97%) Windows
2 15 (11.03%) Linux
3 12 (8.82%) Unix
4 10 (7.35%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.21%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (2.21%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.00%) Migration
2 22 (16.18%) Network Design
3 20 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (10.29%) WAN Optimisation
5 13 (9.56%) ITIL
6 11 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (7.35%) Change Management
7 10 (7.35%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (5.88%) Information Security
9 7 (5.15%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.15%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (5.15%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.15%) Security Operations
9 7 (5.15%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.41%) ITSM
10 6 (4.41%) Security Monitoring
10 6 (4.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.62%) SQL
2 6 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.21%) C#
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (22.06%) CCNP
2 30 (22.06%) Security Cleared
3 26 (19.12%) SC Cleared
4 21 (15.44%) CCSA
4 21 (15.44%) CCSE
5 20 (14.71%) Check Point Certification
6 12 (8.82%) CCNA
7 6 (4.41%) CCIE
7 6 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.21%) CISSP
8 3 (2.21%) GIAC
8 3 (2.21%) ISACA
9 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.74%) CCMSE
10 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.74%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 17 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (11.03%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.41%) Docker
4 5 (3.68%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.21%) vSphere
6 2 (1.47%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.47%) Snort
6 2 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.15%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (5.15%) Puppet
2 6 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.41%) Terraform
3 5 (3.68%) OSSEC
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (2.94%) SCCM
5 3 (2.21%) TrustSec
5 3 (2.21%) vMotion
6 1 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.74%) Nessus
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (58.09%) Cisco
2 72 (52.94%) CheckPoint
3 43 (31.62%) Juniper
4 42 (30.88%) F5
4 42 (30.88%) Fortinet
5 41 (30.15%) Palo Alto
6 27 (19.85%) VMware
7 26 (19.12%) Blue Coat
8 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
9 20 (14.71%) McAfee
10 18 (13.24%) Aruba
10 18 (13.24%) CA
11 13 (9.56%) HP
12 11 (8.09%) Forcepoint
12 11 (8.09%) Oracle
12 11 (8.09%) SolarWinds
13 9 (6.62%) Nokia
14 8 (5.88%) Citrix
14 8 (5.88%) Meraki
15 7 (5.15%) Splunk