Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of SonicWALL products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SonicWALL over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 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 SonicWALL, Inc.

SonicWALL
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 860 850
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing SonicWALL 43 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.098% 0.065% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 25
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +3.17% +12.00%
10th Percentile £180 £175 £160
90th Percentile £498 £475 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £313 £250
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
UK median hourly rate £162.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +828.57% -22.22% +143.24%
10th Percentile £156.25 £16.25 £17.20
90th Percentile £168.75 £18.75 £172.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £162.50 - £93.75

SonicWALL 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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

SonicWALL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SonicWALL over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SonicWALL.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SonicWALL in the UK

SonicWALL
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SonicWALL within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +22 37 £300 -7.69% 15
UK excluding London +42 31 £313 - 11
South East +11 12 £425 +159.54% 1
North of England +56 7 £300 +9.09% 5
London -16 7 £240 -40.00% 4
South West -5 6 £238 -47.22% 1
North West +24 5 £275 -21.43% 3
Midlands - 4 £325 - 4
West Midlands - 4 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +14 2 £313 +56.25% 1
East of England -18 1 £188 -
Wales - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SonicWALL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SonicWALL.

1 34 (79.07%) Cisco
2 30 (69.77%) Firewall
3 25 (58.14%) Windows
4 22 (51.16%) WAN
5 21 (48.84%) VPN
5 21 (48.84%) DNS
6 19 (44.19%) DHCP
6 19 (44.19%) Hyper-V
7 17 (39.53%) TCP/IP
8 16 (37.21%) Dell
8 16 (37.21%) LAN
8 16 (37.21%) Wireless
8 16 (37.21%) Palo Alto
9 15 (34.88%) Citrix
10 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
10 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (27.91%) Fortinet
11 12 (27.91%) Network Security
11 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
11 12 (27.91%) Juniper
11 12 (27.91%) Linux
11 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
11 12 (27.91%) VMware
12 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (23.26%) MPLS
14 9 (20.93%) BGP
14 9 (20.93%) SAN
14 9 (20.93%) HP
14 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint

SonicWALL
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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (6.98%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.65%) G Suite
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 22 (51.16%) WAN
3 21 (48.84%) DNS
3 21 (48.84%) VPN
4 19 (44.19%) DHCP
5 17 (39.53%) TCP/IP
6 16 (37.21%) LAN
6 16 (37.21%) Wireless
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (27.91%) Network Security
8 10 (23.26%) MPLS
9 9 (20.93%) BGP
9 9 (20.93%) IPsec
9 9 (20.93%) LDAP
9 9 (20.93%) SAN
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (16.28%) Junos
11 7 (16.28%) OpenVPN
11 7 (16.28%) Quagga
11 7 (16.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Support
5 3 (6.98%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) BYOD
3 3 (6.98%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.33%) CCTV
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.91%) Linux
3 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.95%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.63%) Android
6 5 (11.63%) Unix
7 4 (9.30%) Mac OS X
7 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Kalman Filter
1 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
1 9 (20.93%) Migration
1 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
2 8 (18.60%) Network Design
3 6 (13.95%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.63%) Physics
4 5 (11.63%) Server Patching
4 5 (11.63%) SIEM
5 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (9.30%) Web Filtering
6 3 (6.98%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.98%) IT Strategy
6 3 (6.98%) Server Building
6 3 (6.98%) Workflow
7 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Bash Shell
1 9 (20.93%) C-shell
1 9 (20.93%) Korn
1 9 (20.93%) Perl
1 9 (20.93%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
3 3 (6.98%) CCNA
3 3 (6.98%) CCNP
4 2 (4.65%) CWNA
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) Hyper-V
2 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (20.93%) NFS
5 7 (16.28%) Openswan
5 7 (16.28%) pfSense
6 6 (13.95%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.98%) Firmware
7 3 (6.98%) XenServer
8 2 (4.65%) XenApp
9 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.33%) vSphere
9 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
1 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.98%) SmoothWall
2 3 (6.98%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (79.07%) Cisco
2 16 (37.21%) Dell
2 16 (37.21%) Palo Alto
3 15 (34.88%) Citrix
4 12 (27.91%) Fortinet
4 12 (27.91%) Juniper
4 12 (27.91%) VMware
5 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
5 9 (20.93%) F5
5 9 (20.93%) HP
5 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 8 (18.60%) Veeam
7 7 (16.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (16.28%) Arista
7 7 (16.28%) Brocade
7 7 (16.28%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (16.28%) Vyatta
8 6 (13.95%) Meraki
9 5 (11.63%) WatchGuard
10 4 (9.30%) EqualLogic