Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 685 464 695
Rank change year-on-year -221 +231 +75
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 117 78 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.87% 1.51% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 54 93
10th Percentile £350 £356 £313
25th Percentile £400 £371 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £413 £415
Median % change year-on-year +10.30% -0.60% -5.68%
75th Percentile £538 £441 £488
90th Percentile £575 £484 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £17.75 " £19.05
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £20.11
75th Percentile £19.25 " £44.33
90th Percentile " " £58.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 - £20.11

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 13,505 5,158 12,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.06% 16.12% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,687 3,542 8,661
10th Percentile £353 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £402 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £628 £588 £595
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 101 288
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.48
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.00 £14.84
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.11
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -0.52% +14.89%
75th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £41.88
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.94% +6.16% +4.29%

FortiGate
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FortiGate as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FortiGate.

Daily rate trend for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FortiGate over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FortiGate.

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 23 October 2021. 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 -226 91 £450 +9.09% 54
UK excluding London -153 52 £406 +1.56% 48
Work from Home -211 42 £500 +21.21% 6
London -186 38 £520 +18.86% 11
North of England -89 17 £450 +12.50% 19
North West -77 12 £463 +15.63% 16
East of England -48 11 £400 +6.67% 6
South East -85 9 £488 +3.72% 6
South West -46 7 £350 +3.70% 4
Midlands -69 6 £325 - 8
West Midlands -68 5 £325 - 4
Yorkshire - 5 £388 - 3
Scotland - 3 £525 -
East Midlands -41 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 92 (78.63%) Firewall
2 73 (62.39%) Cisco
3 49 (41.88%) Fortinet
4 43 (36.75%) Azure
5 38 (32.48%) WAN
6 36 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 35 (29.91%) Microsoft
8 34 (29.06%) VMware
9 31 (26.50%) F5
10 30 (25.64%) Microsoft 365
11 29 (24.79%) CheckPoint
12 28 (23.93%) Windows
13 27 (23.08%) Data Centre
13 27 (23.08%) SD-WAN
14 26 (22.22%) Migration
14 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (21.37%) BGP
15 25 (21.37%) Social Skills
16 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (18.80%) VPN
17 22 (18.80%) Palo Alto
18 21 (17.95%) LAN
19 20 (17.09%) DNS
19 20 (17.09%) Citrix
20 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
21 18 (15.38%) CCNP
21 18 (15.38%) Juniper
21 18 (15.38%) Wireless
21 18 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
22 17 (14.53%) Network Security

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 15 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.55%) IIS
3 9 (7.69%) Apache
3 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.13%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (36.75%) Azure
2 30 (25.64%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (11.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (7.69%) IaaS
5 7 (5.98%) AWS
5 7 (5.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 6 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (5.13%) Azure Data Factory
6 6 (5.13%) Azure Key Vault
6 6 (5.13%) Serverless
7 3 (2.56%) Azure Sentinel
7 3 (2.56%) PaaS
7 3 (2.56%) SaaS
8 2 (1.71%) AWS Direct Connect
8 2 (1.71%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 1 (0.85%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 92 (78.63%) Firewall
2 38 (32.48%) WAN
3 27 (23.08%) SD-WAN
4 25 (21.37%) BGP
5 22 (18.80%) VPN
6 21 (17.95%) LAN
7 20 (17.09%) DNS
8 19 (16.24%) TCP/IP
9 18 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (15.38%) Wireless
10 17 (14.53%) Network Security
10 17 (14.53%) OSPF
11 14 (11.97%) SSL
12 13 (11.11%) MPLS
13 12 (10.26%) HTTP
13 12 (10.26%) SAN
14 11 (9.40%) Cisco Firepower
14 11 (9.40%) HSRP
14 11 (9.40%) Internet
15 10 (8.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.85%) Metadata
3 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Power BI
3 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.85%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.13%) kappa
1 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (21.37%) Social Skills
2 13 (11.11%) Finance
3 12 (10.26%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 5 (4.27%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.56%) French Language
7 2 (1.71%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.71%) Retail
7 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
8 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (41.88%) Network Engineer
2 27 (23.08%) Architect
3 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.26%) Network Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) VMware Architect
11 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) 802.1X
1 7 (5.98%) ARM Templates
2 6 (5.13%) JSON
2 6 (5.13%) Kafka
2 6 (5.13%) SAML
2 6 (5.13%) Spark Streaming
3 3 (2.56%) Jinja
3 3 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) PySpark
4 1 (0.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.82%) Public Cloud
3 10 (8.55%) Clustering
3 10 (8.55%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.56%) PKI
5 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.71%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) IPTV
7 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.93%) Windows
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
3 15 (12.82%) Windows 10
4 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2019
5 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (8.55%) Unix
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.56%) Android
9 2 (1.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.22%) Migration
2 15 (12.82%) DevOps
3 12 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (9.40%) Change Management
4 11 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (8.55%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.69%) Architectural Design
6 9 (7.69%) ITIL
6 9 (7.69%) Network Design
7 8 (6.84%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.98%) Analytics
8 7 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.13%) Data Ingestion
9 6 (5.13%) Data Pipeline
9 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.13%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (5.13%) Presales
10 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.27%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.26%) SQL
2 11 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.98%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (15.38%) CCNP
3 14 (11.97%) CCNA
4 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.84%) CCIE
7 6 (5.13%) DBS Check
8 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.56%) CCIE Security
10 2 (1.71%) CCDP
10 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.71%) Degree
11 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.26%) VMware NSX
4 10 (8.55%) NFS
5 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.71%) Firmware
7 2 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.71%) vSphere
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Terraform
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.98%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 6 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.13%) Puppet
5 5 (4.27%) Ansible
6 4 (3.42%) SCCM
7 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.85%) Kibana
8 1 (0.85%) logstash
8 1 (0.85%) Nessus
8 1 (0.85%) NetMRI
8 1 (0.85%) PaperCut
8 1 (0.85%) QRadar
8 1 (0.85%) Salt
8 1 (0.85%) SCOM
8 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 73 (62.39%) Cisco
2 49 (41.88%) Fortinet
3 35 (29.91%) Microsoft
4 34 (29.06%) VMware
5 31 (26.50%) F5
6 29 (24.79%) CheckPoint
7 22 (18.80%) Palo Alto
8 20 (17.09%) Citrix
9 18 (15.38%) Juniper
10 13 (11.11%) Meraki
11 11 (9.40%) NetApp
11 11 (9.40%) SolarWinds
12 10 (8.55%) Dell
12 10 (8.55%) EMC
12 10 (8.55%) Oracle
13 9 (7.69%) Red Hat
14 7 (5.98%) Arista
15 6 (5.13%) Databricks
15 6 (5.13%) Ubiquiti
16 5 (4.27%) Aruba