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 3 months to 27 March 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.

Fortinet FortiGate
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 586 591
Rank change year-on-year +115 +5  
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 112 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.10% 0.074%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.49% 1.10% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 24 16
Median daily rate £420 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +14.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £249 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 4493 4925 4506
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.00% 9.25% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3015 3119 2679
Median daily rate £468 £450 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 133 173
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.55% +9.75%  

FortiGate
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FortiGate as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Systems Management category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +105 104 £425 +13.33% 8
London +49 43 £469 +15.38% 2
South East +22 24 £413 +10.00% 1
Hampshire +27 18 £415 +10.66%
North East +6 17 £360 +37.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 17 £360 +37.14%
Tyne and Wear +3 17 £360 +37.14%
Hook - 13 £423 -
North West +35 10 £300 - 4
Scotland +28 9 £319 +2.00% 1
Manchester - 9 - - 3
Erskine - 6 £319 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £319 -
South West - 6 £344 -
Yorkshire +22 5 - - 1
Cornwall - 5 £350 -
Croydon - 5 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Leeds - 4 - - 1
City of London +4 3 £419 +6.34% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 - 1
East of England - 2 £488 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £488 -
Cheshire +28 1 £300 - 1
Reading +20 1 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £320 -

FortiGate
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FortiGate 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 FortiGate.

1 159 (89.33%) Firewall
2 138 (77.53%) Cisco
3 112 (62.92%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (61.80%) CheckPoint
5 104 (58.43%) Juniper
6 91 (51.12%) Wireless
7 88 (49.44%) CCNP
7 88 (49.44%) Fortinet
7 88 (49.44%) F5
8 81 (45.51%) LAN
9 70 (39.33%) WAN
10 62 (34.83%) CCIE
10 62 (34.83%) Security Cleared
11 57 (32.02%) VPN
12 54 (30.34%) SC Cleared
13 50 (28.09%) ITIL
14 49 (27.53%) HP
14 49 (27.53%) Service Management
14 49 (27.53%) Aruba
15 46 (25.84%) Riverbed
15 46 (25.84%) MPLS
16 45 (25.28%) Network Security
17 44 (24.72%) JNCIE
18 43 (24.16%) CCSE
18 43 (24.16%) Network Design
18 43 (24.16%) CCDP
18 43 (24.16%) CCSA
19 42 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
20 41 (23.03%) JNCIA
21 40 (22.47%) CCIP

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 10 (5.62%) Confluence
2 5 (2.81%) Apache
2 5 (2.81%) nginx
3 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.81%) IaaS
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Office 365
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (89.33%) Firewall
2 91 (51.12%) Wireless
3 81 (45.51%) LAN
4 70 (39.33%) WAN
5 57 (32.02%) VPN
6 46 (25.84%) MPLS
7 45 (25.28%) Network Security
8 42 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
9 37 (20.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (19.10%) BIG-IP
11 27 (15.17%) OSPF
12 26 (14.61%) DNS
13 22 (12.36%) BGP
13 22 (12.36%) TCP/IP
14 18 (10.11%) SSL
15 17 (9.55%) IPsec
16 16 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (7.87%) WLAN
18 13 (7.30%) VPLS
19 12 (6.74%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
1 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.69%) Big Data
2 3 (1.69%) Data Lake
2 3 (1.69%) DocumentDB
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.62%) Jenkins
1 10 (5.62%) JIRA
1 10 (5.62%) Sonatype Nexus
1 10 (5.62%) Vagrant
2 4 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (14.61%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.67%) Finance
3 5 (2.81%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Law
4 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 99 (55.62%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.61%) Security Engineer
3 22 (12.36%) Architect
4 20 (11.24%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (11.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (11.24%) Network Architect
5 19 (10.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Design Engineer
6 15 (8.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (7.87%) Implementation Engineer
8 13 (7.30%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 13 (7.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (3.93%) Network Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.93%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.99%) 802.1X
2 10 (5.62%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 19 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.81%) Clustering
5 5 (2.81%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (2.25%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.43%) Linux
2 10 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.12%) Windows
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.09%) ITIL
2 49 (27.53%) Service Management
3 43 (24.16%) Network Design
4 39 (21.91%) ITSM
5 12 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.18%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.62%) Coaching
7 10 (5.62%) Configuration Management
7 10 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (5.62%) DevOps
7 10 (5.62%) Scrum
8 9 (5.06%) Migration
8 9 (5.06%) Network Management
9 7 (3.93%) Network Architecture
10 6 (3.37%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.81%) Information Security
12 3 (1.69%) Change Management
12 3 (1.69%) Project Management
12 3 (1.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.37%) SQL
2 4 (2.25%) Perl
2 4 (2.25%) Python
3 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 112 (62.92%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (49.44%) CCNP
3 62 (34.83%) CCIE
3 62 (34.83%) Security Cleared
4 54 (30.34%) SC Cleared
5 44 (24.72%) JNCIE
6 43 (24.16%) CCDP
6 43 (24.16%) CCSA
6 43 (24.16%) CCSE
7 41 (23.03%) JNCIA
8 40 (22.47%) CCIP
9 31 (17.42%) HP ASE
10 30 (16.85%) HP MASE
11 26 (14.61%) Degree
12 15 (8.43%) CCSP
13 10 (5.62%) CCNA
13 10 (5.62%) JNCIP
14 6 (3.37%) JNCIS
15 5 (2.81%) CISSP
16 4 (2.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) vCloud
2 10 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (4.49%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) Puppet
2 12 (6.74%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (5.62%) Forum Sentry
3 10 (5.62%) ZABBIX
4 7 (3.93%) Terraform
5 5 (2.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.25%) HP UCMDB
6 4 (2.25%) Nagios
6 4 (2.25%) OPNET
7 3 (1.69%) SCOM
8 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.56%) HP NNM
9 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.56%) SCCM
9 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.56%) WMI
9 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 138 (77.53%) Cisco
2 110 (61.80%) CheckPoint
3 104 (58.43%) Juniper
4 88 (49.44%) F5
4 88 (49.44%) Fortinet
5 49 (27.53%) Aruba
5 49 (27.53%) HP
6 46 (25.84%) Riverbed
7 33 (18.54%) Palo Alto
8 20 (11.24%) Blue Coat
8 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
9 14 (7.87%) VMware
10 10 (5.62%) AlienVault
10 10 (5.62%) Atlassian
10 10 (5.62%) Oracle
11 9 (5.06%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.49%) Infoblox
13 7 (3.93%) Splunk
14 5 (2.81%) Radware
15 4 (2.25%) IBM