Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 719 768 704
Rank change year-on-year +49 -64 +46
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 125 138 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.93% 0.98% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 86 104
UK median daily rate £400 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £350 £319
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 £31.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% +17.74% -
10th Percentile £62.50 £24.00 £23.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £37.50 £31.85
% change year-on-year +73.33% +17.74% -

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 13,476 14,072 10,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 13.65% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,051 9,420 7,250
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +8.24%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £673 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 386 243
UK median hourly rate £20.95 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +10.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.22 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.94
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.32% -32.25%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +38 117 £400 -15.79% 48
UK excluding London +5 87 £375 -21.05% 29
South East +20 37 £375 -11.76% 8
London +71 32 £438 +1.16% 19
North of England +34 24 £363 -19.44% 8
North West +22 17 £363 -0.68% 6
Midlands +13 12 £400 -24.53% 7
East of England +25 11 £438 +16.67% 3
West Midlands +3 10 £375 -29.25% 3
North East +27 7 £295 -
Scotland +32 2 £210 -50.59%
East Midlands +25 2 £452 +20.61% 4
South West -33 1 £588 +6.82% 3

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 103 (82.40%) Firewall
2 97 (77.60%) Cisco
3 60 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
4 54 (43.20%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (37.60%) F5
6 41 (32.80%) Fortinet
7 39 (31.20%) CCNP
8 36 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (28.00%) WAN
10 31 (24.80%) LAN
11 30 (24.00%) VPN
12 29 (23.20%) Palo Alto
13 25 (20.00%) CCNA
14 23 (18.40%) Network Design
15 22 (17.60%) Wireless
15 22 (17.60%) Office 365
16 21 (16.80%) CheckPoint
17 20 (16.00%) OSPF
17 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
17 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 19 (15.20%) BGP
19 18 (14.40%) Windows
19 18 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
19 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
20 17 (13.60%) Cisco IOS
20 17 (13.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 17 (13.60%) Migration
20 17 (13.60%) VMware
21 16 (12.80%) Finance
21 16 (12.80%) Juniper

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 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.40%) Confluence
4 2 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Office 365
2 20 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.20%) Mimecast
5 4 (3.20%) PaaS
6 3 (2.40%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.40%) IaaS
6 3 (2.40%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.60%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.60%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (82.40%) Firewall
2 60 (48.00%) Cisco ASA
3 36 (28.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 35 (28.00%) WAN
5 31 (24.80%) LAN
6 30 (24.00%) VPN
7 22 (17.60%) Wireless
8 20 (16.00%) OSPF
8 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 19 (15.20%) BGP
10 17 (13.60%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (13.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (12.80%) Network Security
12 14 (11.20%) IPsec
12 14 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (9.60%) BIG-IP
13 12 (9.60%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (8.80%) VLAN
15 10 (8.00%) EIGRP
15 10 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) Power BI
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.60%) Big Data
3 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.60%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (12.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Local Government
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (53.60%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.60%) Architect
3 20 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 16 (12.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (7.20%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.80%) Network Support
10 6 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Cisco Support
11 5 (4.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) Network Support Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) Telecoms Architect
12 4 (3.20%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.20%) LDAP
2 4 (3.20%) RESTful
2 4 (3.20%) Web Services
3 2 (1.60%) REST
3 2 (1.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.20%) Clustering
4 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.40%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.60%) FMCG
5 2 (1.60%) Tandem
6 1 (0.80%) CCTV
6 1 (0.80%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.40%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Linux
2 11 (8.80%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.60%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.60%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Network Design
2 17 (13.60%) Migration
3 14 (11.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.60%) ITIL
5 9 (7.20%) Change Management
6 8 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (5.60%) Change Control
7 7 (5.60%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (5.60%) Presales
7 7 (5.60%) SIEM
8 6 (4.80%) Data Protection
8 6 (4.80%) High Availability
8 6 (4.80%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.80%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.20%) BCP
10 4 (3.20%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (3.20%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.20%) SQL
2 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.40%) Python
4 2 (1.60%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) C
5 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (43.20%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (31.20%) CCNP
3 25 (20.00%) CCNA
4 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.20%) CCIE
7 4 (3.20%) Degree
8 3 (2.40%) CCSA
8 3 (2.40%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.60%) CCSE
9 2 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (1.60%) CISSP
10 1 (0.80%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.80%) CCIP
10 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) GDPR
3 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.60%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (4.00%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.60%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.80%) Docker
6 1 (0.80%) Firmware
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (5.60%) TrustSec
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.20%) Ansible
3 4 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.20%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (3.20%) Opsview
3 4 (3.20%) SCCM
4 3 (2.40%) Terraform
4 3 (2.40%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) Iperf
5 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.60%) Plesk
5 2 (1.60%) Puppet
5 2 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.80%) OpenView
Vendors
1 97 (77.60%) Cisco
2 47 (37.60%) F5
3 41 (32.80%) Fortinet
4 29 (23.20%) Palo Alto
5 21 (16.80%) CheckPoint
6 17 (13.60%) VMware
7 16 (12.80%) Juniper
8 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.80%) Meraki
10 10 (8.00%) McAfee
11 9 (7.20%) Blue Coat
11 9 (7.20%) HP
11 9 (7.20%) SolarWinds
12 8 (6.40%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (4.80%) Citrix
13 6 (4.80%) Splunk
14 5 (4.00%) Arista
14 5 (4.00%) Aruba
14 5 (4.00%) Veeam
15 4 (3.20%) Infoblox