The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 75 76 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 85 144 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.43% 2.63% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.68% 19.57% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 105 101
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £244 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £30.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-26.01% +61.84%
Firewall
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 736 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.46% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 539 512
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £12.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £19.72 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 82 (51.25%) Cisco
2 61 (38.13%) Finance
3 53 (33.13%) Windows
4 52 (32.50%) WAN
5 47 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (28.75%) LAN
7 40 (25.00%) VPN
8 39 (24.38%) Linux
9 38 (23.75%) DNS
10 35 (21.88%) Unix
11 34 (21.25%) ITIL
11 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
11 34 (21.25%) CCNP
11 34 (21.25%) TCP/IP
12 31 (19.38%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (17.50%) Juniper
13 28 (17.50%) BGP
14 27 (16.88%) Network Security
15 26 (16.25%) VMware
15 26 (16.25%) CheckPoint
16 24 (15.00%) OSPF
16 24 (15.00%) Wireless
16 24 (15.00%) Data Centre
17 22 (13.75%) F5
18 21 (13.13%) Banking
18 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
18 21 (13.13%) DHCP
19 20 (12.50%) Oracle
19 20 (12.50%) Bash Shell
20 19 (11.88%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (4.38%) Apache
3 7 (4.38%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.13%) IIS
4 5 (3.13%) JBoss
4 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.88%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.88%) Zimbra
7 2 (1.25%) CloudStack
7 2 (1.25%) Confluence
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.25%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.25%) Node.js
8 1 (0.63%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.00%) MS Office
3 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) HipChat
5 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Maximo
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.50%) Office 365
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.50%) WAN
2 46 (28.75%) LAN
3 40 (25.00%) VPN
4 38 (23.75%) DNS
5 34 (21.25%) TCP/IP
6 31 (19.38%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (17.50%) BGP
8 27 (16.88%) Network Security
9 24 (15.00%) OSPF
9 24 (15.00%) Wireless
10 21 (13.13%) DHCP
11 19 (11.88%) MPLS
12 17 (10.63%) SAN
13 16 (10.00%) EIGRP
14 15 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (8.75%) Internet
16 13 (8.13%) SSL
17 12 (7.50%) LDAP
18 11 (6.88%) VoIP
19 9 (5.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) DB2
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.25%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (6.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.50%) JIRA
3 4 (2.50%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.88%) Subversion
5 2 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.25%) Maven
5 2 (1.25%) MSI
6 1 (0.63%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) gulp
6 1 (0.63%) Hudson
6 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.63%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.63%) Selenium
6 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (38.13%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Banking
3 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.13%) Legal
5 4 (2.50%) Law
5 4 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 16 (10.00%) Architect
3 14 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (8.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Consultant
7 6 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (3.75%) Network Analyst
7 6 (3.75%) Network Architect
7 6 (3.75%) Network Support
7 6 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Voice Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Voice Network Engineer
9 4 (2.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) Middleware
2 10 (6.25%) 802.1X
3 8 (5.00%) .NET
4 4 (2.50%) HTML
4 4 (2.50%) LAMP
4 4 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.50%) XML
5 3 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.25%) JMS
6 2 (1.25%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.63%) POSIX
7 1 (0.63%) RSS
7 1 (0.63%) SAML
7 1 (0.63%) SOAP
7 1 (0.63%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.63%) WCF
7 1 (0.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.75%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.13%) Clustering
5 5 (3.13%) PKI
5 5 (3.13%) Statistics
6 4 (2.50%) DataPower
6 4 (2.50%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.25%) iPhone
8 2 (1.25%) IPTV
8 2 (1.25%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.13%) Windows
2 39 (24.38%) Linux
3 35 (21.88%) Unix
4 19 (11.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.38%) AIX
7 7 (4.38%) CentOS
7 7 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.75%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.75%) SUSE
9 4 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.50%) Solaris
9 4 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.25%) Debian
11 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.25%) ITIL
2 17 (10.63%) Change Management
2 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
3 15 (9.38%) Migration
4 13 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.13%) Information Security
5 11 (6.88%) Network Design
5 11 (6.88%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (5.63%) Network Architecture
6 9 (5.63%) Project Management
7 8 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.00%) DevOps
8 7 (4.38%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.38%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (4.38%) Service Management
9 6 (3.75%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.75%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.75%) OWASP
9 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 14 (8.75%) Perl
3 13 (8.13%) Python
3 13 (8.13%) SQL
4 12 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.63%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.38%) Java
7 4 (2.50%) C++
7 4 (2.50%) Korn
7 4 (2.50%) Ruby
7 4 (2.50%) VBScript
8 3 (1.88%) C
8 3 (1.88%) C#
9 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (29.38%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (21.25%) CCNP
3 15 (9.38%) CCNA
4 14 (8.75%) Degree
5 9 (5.63%) CCIE
5 9 (5.63%) CISSP
6 6 (3.75%) CISM
6 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.13%) CCDP
7 5 (3.13%) MCSE
7 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.50%) JNCIP
9 3 (1.88%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (1.88%) JNCIE
9 3 (1.88%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.88%) MCTS
9 3 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.25%) CCSE
10 2 (1.25%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.88%) ISO15022
3 3 (1.88%) ISO20022
4 2 (1.25%) COBIT
4 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.25%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.13%) vSphere
5 4 (2.50%) UAG
5 4 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.88%) NFS
6 3 (1.88%) Snort
6 3 (1.88%) XenApp
7 2 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.25%) iptables
7 2 (1.25%) Postfix
7 2 (1.25%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.25%) Samba
7 2 (1.25%) Xen
7 2 (1.25%) XenServer
8 1 (0.63%) Ceph
8 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) Puppet
2 8 (5.00%) Ansible
3 6 (3.75%) FortiGate
4 5 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.13%) SCCM
5 4 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.50%) SCOM
6 3 (1.88%) Nagios
6 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.88%) vMotion
6 3 (1.88%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.25%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.25%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.25%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.25%) Salt
7 2 (1.25%) Terraform
7 2 (1.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (51.25%) Cisco
2 28 (17.50%) Juniper
3 26 (16.25%) CheckPoint
3 26 (16.25%) VMware
4 22 (13.75%) F5
5 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
6 20 (12.50%) Oracle
7 17 (10.63%) Palo Alto
8 15 (9.38%) Riverbed
9 13 (8.13%) Citrix
10 11 (6.88%) IBM
10 11 (6.88%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.63%) Fortinet
11 9 (5.63%) HP
11 9 (5.63%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.38%) Avaya
12 7 (4.38%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.13%) ArcSight
13 5 (3.13%) Dell
14 4 (2.50%) Software AG
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago