Period
to 23 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Fortinet products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fortinet 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Fortinet, Inc.

Fortinet
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 592 427 570
Rank change year-on-year -165 +143 +136
Contract jobs citing Fortinet 214 115 256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.82% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 160
10th Percentile £313 £356 £283
25th Percentile £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £405
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% -7.43%
75th Percentile £562 £488 £515
90th Percentile £628 £551 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £49.90
Median % change year-on-year -53.57% -15.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - £49.90

Fortinet is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 33,839 14,059 36,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.25% 43.94% 42.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,003 9,074 23,087
10th Percentile £275 £259 £238
25th Percentile £400 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £663 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 415 1,363
10th Percentile £11.56 £11.16 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.03
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +18.23% +11.94%
75th Percentile £43.88 £44.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.29% +6.06%

Fortinet
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Fortinet in the UK

Fortinet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Fortinet in the UK

Fortinet
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Daily rate histogram for Fortinet in the UK

Fortinet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Fortinet in the UK

Fortinet
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Fortinet over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Fortinet in the UK

Fortinet
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fortinet 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 -181 161 £450 +5.88% 78
UK excluding London -122 95 £431 +4.48% 61
Work from Home -192 70 £500 +16.96% 16
London -187 55 £475 - 20
North of England -76 27 £488 +21.88% 24
North West -60 24 £475 +18.75% 20
South East -75 22 £488 -11.36% 16
Midlands -59 15 £420 +5.00% 8
South West -48 14 £410 -3.53% 3
West Midlands -60 13 £420 +5.00% 7
East of England -50 9 £400 +23.08% 7
Scotland -76 4 £513 -2.38% 3
Wales - 4 £200 -
Yorkshire -52 3 £500 -13.04% 2
East Midlands - 2 £505 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Fortinet 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 Fortinet.

1 144 (67.29%) Firewall
2 140 (65.42%) Cisco
3 72 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (29.91%) CheckPoint
5 63 (29.44%) Azure
6 61 (28.50%) Palo Alto
7 60 (28.04%) Network Security
8 51 (23.83%) F5
9 49 (22.90%) FortiGate
10 48 (22.43%) BGP
10 48 (22.43%) WAN
11 47 (21.96%) VPN
12 45 (21.03%) VMware
13 42 (19.63%) Microsoft
13 42 (19.63%) Windows
14 41 (19.16%) LAN
14 41 (19.16%) CCNP
15 40 (18.69%) CCNA
15 40 (18.69%) SD-WAN
16 36 (16.82%) Juniper
17 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
17 35 (16.36%) DNS
17 35 (16.36%) Security Cleared
18 34 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (15.89%) Social Skills
19 33 (15.42%) SC Cleared
19 33 (15.42%) AWS
20 30 (14.02%) ITIL
21 28 (13.08%) MPLS
21 28 (13.08%) Wireless

Fortinet
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 13 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.80%) Confluence
3 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.87%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (29.44%) Azure
2 33 (15.42%) AWS
3 25 (11.68%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (7.94%) IaaS
5 13 (6.07%) PaaS
6 11 (5.14%) GCP
7 6 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.80%) SaaS
8 5 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (2.34%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (2.34%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.87%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.93%) Akamai
10 2 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.93%) Datadog
10 2 (0.93%) Serverless
11 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.47%) Route 53
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (67.29%) Firewall
2 60 (28.04%) Network Security
3 48 (22.43%) BGP
3 48 (22.43%) WAN
4 47 (21.96%) VPN
5 41 (19.16%) LAN
6 40 (18.69%) SD-WAN
7 35 (16.36%) DNS
8 28 (13.08%) MPLS
8 28 (13.08%) Wireless
9 25 (11.68%) OSPF
10 23 (10.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 20 (9.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 19 (8.88%) DHCP
13 16 (7.48%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (7.01%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (6.07%) Cisco Firepower
16 13 (6.07%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (5.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.21%) Postman
2 9 (4.21%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.93%) CircleCI
3 2 (0.93%) GitLab
3 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 34 (15.89%) Social Skills
2 24 (11.21%) Public Sector
3 22 (10.28%) Finance
4 13 (6.07%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.74%) Banking
6 5 (2.34%) French Language
7 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.40%) German Language
8 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (0.93%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.93%) Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (46.73%) Network Engineer
2 33 (15.42%) Security Engineer
3 32 (14.95%) Architect
4 21 (9.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (7.48%) Network Architect
6 14 (6.54%) Consultant
6 14 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.07%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 8 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Network Consultant
10 8 (3.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.01%) JSON
2 12 (5.61%) LDAP
2 12 (5.61%) XML
3 11 (5.14%) Web Services
4 10 (4.67%) 802.1X
5 9 (4.21%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (4.21%) REST
5 9 (4.21%) SOAP
5 9 (4.21%) XSLT
6 3 (1.40%) Jinja
7 2 (0.93%) RESTful
8 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.75%) Public Cloud
2 22 (10.28%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.74%) NHS
4 7 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.34%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (2.34%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.40%) iPad
9 2 (0.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.47%) Blog
10 1 (0.47%) e-Health
10 1 (0.47%) SCADA
10 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.63%) Windows
2 23 (10.75%) Linux
2 23 (10.75%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2016
3 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2019
4 8 (3.74%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.34%) Android
5 5 (2.34%) Unix
6 2 (0.93%) CentOS
6 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.02%) ITIL
2 25 (11.68%) Migration
3 18 (8.41%) DevOps
3 18 (8.41%) Network Design
4 14 (6.54%) Network Virtualisation
4 14 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (6.07%) Change Management
5 13 (6.07%) Network Architecture
6 11 (5.14%) Incident Management
6 11 (5.14%) Project Management
7 10 (4.67%) Load Balancing
7 10 (4.67%) Project Delivery
8 9 (4.21%) ERP
8 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (4.21%) Network Segmentation
8 9 (4.21%) Unit Testing
9 8 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.74%) Patch Management
9 8 (3.74%) Security Hardening
9 8 (3.74%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.94%) SQL
2 16 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.01%) Python
4 9 (4.21%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.87%) Java
5 4 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (19.16%) CCNP
3 40 (18.69%) CCNA
4 35 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 33 (15.42%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (7.94%) CCIE
8 16 (7.48%) MCSE
8 16 (7.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (6.54%) Degree
10 6 (2.80%) CISSP
10 6 (2.80%) DBS Check
11 5 (2.34%) CCDP
11 5 (2.34%) CCIE Security
12 3 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.93%) GPEN
13 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.93%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) SLA
3 4 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.01%) VMware NSX
3 15 (7.01%) vSphere
4 11 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.74%) Docker
6 4 (1.87%) Firmware
7 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.93%) KVM
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (22.90%) FortiGate
2 28 (13.08%) Ansible
3 22 (10.28%) Terraform
4 14 (6.54%) WSUS
5 12 (5.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (3.74%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.74%) Nessus
7 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (2.34%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.87%) SCCM
10 3 (1.40%) Nagios
10 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.93%) Puppet
11 2 (0.93%) QRadar
11 2 (0.93%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.93%) vRealize
11 2 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 140 (65.42%) Cisco
2 64 (29.91%) CheckPoint
3 61 (28.50%) Palo Alto
4 51 (23.83%) F5
5 45 (21.03%) VMware
6 42 (19.63%) Microsoft
7 36 (16.82%) Juniper
8 16 (7.48%) SolarWinds
8 16 (7.48%) Splunk
9 14 (6.54%) Meraki
10 11 (5.14%) HP
10 11 (5.14%) McAfee
10 11 (5.14%) Oracle
10 11 (5.14%) Zscaler
11 10 (4.67%) Barracuda Networks
12 9 (4.21%) Dell
13 8 (3.74%) Aruba
13 8 (3.74%) Huawei
14 7 (3.27%) Citrix
14 7 (3.27%) Extreme Networks