Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 707 768
Rank change year-on-year -58 +61 +31
Contract jobs citing FortiGate 132 162 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.95% 1.47% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 104 91
UK median daily rate £453 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £288
90th Percentile £559 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.85 -
% change year-on-year +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 13,929 11,025 12,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.63% 11.43% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,314 7,296 7,966
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 245 264
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -22.22% +11.47%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £25.88
% change year-on-year +0.68% -32.82% +26.22%

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 19 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FortiGate over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FortiGate in the UK

FortiGate
Top 15 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 19 August 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 -40 122 £475 +5.56% 27
UK excluding London -31 114 £475 +11.76% 15
South East -12 40 £425 -7.61% 2
Midlands +10 29 £530 +24.71% 2
West Midlands -8 26 £530 +24.71% 1
North of England -26 20 £450 +4.65% 5
South West -12 13 £550 +51.72% 1
London -51 13 £429 -16.34% 12
Yorkshire -13 10 £453 +4.02% 2
North West -4 7 £365 +21.67% 3
East of England -1 6 £375 -3.23% 5
Scotland -65 5 £425 +13.33%
North East -11 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Wales - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (96.21%) Firewall
2 103 (78.03%) Cisco
3 67 (50.76%) Cisco ASA
4 62 (46.97%) CheckPoint
5 59 (44.70%) WAN
6 53 (40.15%) Security Cleared
6 53 (40.15%) Fortinet
7 51 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (38.64%) Data Centre
8 47 (35.61%) CCNP
9 46 (34.85%) SC Cleared
10 40 (30.30%) Network Security
10 40 (30.30%) Wireless
11 37 (28.03%) LAN
12 36 (27.27%) Network Design
13 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (26.52%) VPN
14 33 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
15 31 (23.48%) F5
16 29 (21.97%) Aruba
17 27 (20.45%) Palo Alto
18 26 (19.70%) Migration
19 24 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
19 24 (18.18%) McAfee
20 23 (17.42%) Oracle
21 22 (16.67%) Nokia
22 21 (15.91%) Juniper
22 21 (15.91%) Windows
23 19 (14.39%) CCNA
24 18 (13.64%) TCP/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 6 (4.55%) IIS
2 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (26.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (3.03%) Office 365
5 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (96.21%) Firewall
2 67 (50.76%) Cisco ASA
3 59 (44.70%) WAN
4 40 (30.30%) Network Security
4 40 (30.30%) Wireless
5 37 (28.03%) LAN
6 35 (26.52%) VPN
7 18 (13.64%) BGP
7 18 (13.64%) EIGRP
7 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 17 (12.88%) OSPF
9 16 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (10.61%) VoIP
11 13 (9.85%) DNS
12 12 (9.09%) IPsec
13 11 (8.33%) BIG-IP
13 11 (8.33%) MPLS
14 10 (7.58%) Cisco ISE
15 9 (6.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (0.76%) Law
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 34 (25.76%) Firewall Engineer
3 25 (18.94%) Design Engineer
3 25 (18.94%) Implementation Engineer
3 25 (18.94%) Network Design Engineer
3 25 (18.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 23 (17.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 22 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 17 (12.88%) Security Engineer
7 14 (10.61%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 12 (9.09%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 12 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Architect
11 7 (5.30%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
12 6 (4.55%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) WAP
2 8 (6.06%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.76%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (38.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) PKI
2 6 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.91%) Windows
2 15 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.06%) Linux
4 6 (4.55%) Unix
5 4 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.27%) Network Design
2 26 (19.70%) Migration
3 24 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
4 14 (10.61%) Change Management
5 12 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (6.82%) ITIL
8 8 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.55%) Project Management
10 6 (4.55%) Security Operations
11 5 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (3.03%) Due Diligence
12 4 (3.03%) High Availability
12 4 (3.03%) Information Security
12 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
12 4 (3.03%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.52%) C#
4 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) C
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (40.15%) Security Cleared
2 51 (38.64%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (35.61%) CCNP
4 46 (34.85%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.39%) CCNA
6 14 (10.61%) CCIE
7 13 (9.85%) DV Cleared
8 10 (7.58%) CCSA
8 10 (7.58%) CCSE
8 10 (7.58%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (4.55%) MCSA
9 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.03%) CCDP
11 2 (1.52%) CCDA
11 2 (1.52%) CCDE
11 2 (1.52%) CCENT
11 2 (1.52%) CISSP
11 2 (1.52%) Degree
11 2 (1.52%) GIAC
11 2 (1.52%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) GDPR
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.58%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.03%) Firmware
5 3 (2.27%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.52%) vSphere
6 2 (1.52%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) SCCM
1 6 (4.55%) WSUS
2 4 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.27%) TrustSec
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.52%) OSSEC
4 2 (1.52%) vMotion
5 1 (0.76%) Ansible
5 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (78.03%) Cisco
2 62 (46.97%) CheckPoint
3 53 (40.15%) Fortinet
4 31 (23.48%) F5
5 29 (21.97%) Aruba
6 27 (20.45%) Palo Alto
7 24 (18.18%) McAfee
8 23 (17.42%) Oracle
9 22 (16.67%) Nokia
10 21 (15.91%) Juniper
11 17 (12.88%) HP
12 16 (12.12%) SolarWinds
13 13 (9.85%) Blue Coat
13 13 (9.85%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
15 11 (8.33%) VMware
16 10 (7.58%) Forcepoint
17 9 (6.82%) Splunk
18 7 (5.30%) CA
18 7 (5.30%) Citrix