Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for pfSense skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited pfSense over the 6 months to 22 October 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.

pfSense
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 879 865 906
Rank change year-on-year -14 +41 -11
Contract jobs citing pfSense 4 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.001%
As % of the System Software category 0.026% 0.11% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
UK median daily rate £575 £375 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% +57.89% -40.63%
10th Percentile £538 £275 £231
90th Percentile £613 £550 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £238
% change year-on-year - +57.89% -40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

pfSense is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 15,471 12,146 13,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,068 7,830 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 677 888
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% -1.61%

pfSense
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing pfSense as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing pfSense.

Contractor daily rate trend for pfSense in the UK

pfSense
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing pfSense within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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
London -5 4 £575 +35.29% 3
England -14 4 £575 +53.33% 10

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing pfSense 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 pfSense.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (100.00%) OpenVPN
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) PagerDuty
2 3 (75.00%) Video Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) KVM
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) SaaS
2 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 3 (75.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (75.00%) OPNsense
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) ZABBIX
2 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (75.00%) Samba
2 3 (75.00%) Debian
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) FreeBSD
2 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (75.00%) NFS

pfSense
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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (75.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) OpenVPN
2 3 (75.00%) OPNsense
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) AWS Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Debian
2 3 (75.00%) FreeBSD
2 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Video Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Deep Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) KVM
1 3 (75.00%) NFS
1 3 (75.00%) Samba
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform
1 3 (75.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) PagerDuty
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) VMware