Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Firewall
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 67 75
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -45
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.83% 2.97% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.86% 17.95% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 9
West Sussex median daily rate £395 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +60.38% -24.82%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £155
90th Percentile £478 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £410 £385 £390
% change year-on-year +6.49% -1.28% +12.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £40.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £27.38 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.73% - +50.00%

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 176 234 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 16.03% 16.55% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 111 115
West Sussex median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £206
90th Percentile £530 £488 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £31.25 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -26.38% +169.52%
10th Percentile £15.55 £13.90 £14.75
90th Percentile £50.75 £46.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +3.77% +51.43%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in West Sussex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in West Sussex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Crawley -2 22 £391 -11.38%
Horsham - 7 £275 - 1
East Grinstead -7 5 £425 +30.77%
Gatwick -3 4 £300 -17.81% 1
Worthing +23 1 £550 +69.23%
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 16 (38.10%) WAN
2 16 (38.10%) VPN
3 15 (35.71%) LAN
3 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (35.71%) Data Centre
4 14 (33.33%) MPLS
4 14 (33.33%) CCNP
5 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 12 (28.57%) ITIL
6 12 (28.57%) Windows
7 11 (26.19%) Network Design
8 10 (23.81%) VLAN
8 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (21.43%) F5
9 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
9 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.05%) CCIE
10 8 (19.05%) CCNA
10 8 (19.05%) VoIP
11 7 (16.67%) CCDP
11 7 (16.67%) BBC
11 7 (16.67%) VMware
11 7 (16.67%) Information Security
11 7 (16.67%) Banking
11 7 (16.67%) Riverbed
11 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.52%) Mimecast
3 3 (7.14%) SaaS
4 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.76%) Office 365
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) VPN
1 16 (38.10%) WAN
2 15 (35.71%) LAN
3 14 (33.33%) MPLS
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (23.81%) VLAN
5 9 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (19.05%) VoIP
7 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
8 6 (14.29%) IPv4
8 6 (14.29%) IPv6
9 5 (11.90%) Network Security
9 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.52%) Wireless
11 3 (7.14%) DHCP
11 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.14%) Internet
12 2 (4.76%) OSPF
12 2 (4.76%) SAN
12 2 (4.76%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Redis
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.38%) Rational Rose
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Consultant
5 5 (11.90%) Security Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (7.14%) Security Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) SAP Basis
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (16.67%) BBC
3 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) VyOS
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Network Design
3 10 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 7 (16.67%) Information Security
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Validation
6 5 (11.90%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Security Operations
7 4 (9.52%) Test Management
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.14%) IT Governance
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
8 3 (7.14%) SIEM
9 2 (4.76%) Data Privacy
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (4.76%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) VB6
3 1 (2.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (19.05%) CCIE
3 8 (19.05%) CCNA
4 7 (16.67%) CCDP
5 6 (14.29%) Degree
5 6 (14.29%) PMI Certification
5 6 (14.29%) PMP
6 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) ISEB
7 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
7 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.14%) CISM
8 3 (7.14%) CISSP
9 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.76%) SANS
9 2 (4.76%) SSCP
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
3 2 (4.76%) COBIT
3 2 (4.76%) GDPR
3 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.52%) vSphere
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.76%) XenServer
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco
2 13 (30.95%) CheckPoint
3 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.43%) F5
5 7 (16.67%) Rackspace
5 7 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 7 (16.67%) Virgin Media
5 7 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (11.90%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) SAP
7 4 (9.52%) Juniper
8 3 (7.14%) SonicWALL
9 2 (4.76%) Dell
9 2 (4.76%) Draytek
9 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.76%) Qualys
9 2 (4.76%) Splunk
9 2 (4.76%) Tufin
10 1 (2.38%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) Ubiquiti