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 28 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 209 123 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.59% 1.70% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.46% 14.40% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 74 82
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£419 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £220 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.46 £48.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.54% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £48.00 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.69 £57.60 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.22%
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
790 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 194 (53.44%) Cisco
2 111 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
3 103 (28.37%) Finance
4 100 (27.55%) CheckPoint
5 90 (24.79%) Windows
6 89 (24.52%) Juniper
6 89 (24.52%) VPN
7 87 (23.97%) Network Security
8 82 (22.59%) CCNP
9 74 (20.39%) WAN
10 72 (19.83%) LAN
11 70 (19.28%) TCP/IP
12 68 (18.73%) Linux
13 67 (18.46%) Banking
14 62 (17.08%) UNIX
14 62 (17.08%) F5
15 59 (16.25%) ITIL
16 54 (14.88%) Active Directory
17 52 (14.33%) VMware
18 47 (12.95%) Microsoft
19 46 (12.67%) DNS
20 44 (12.12%) BGP
21 42 (11.57%) Citrix
22 41 (11.29%) VLAN
23 40 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (11.02%) SQL
24 38 (10.47%) SSL
24 38 (10.47%) Wireless
24 38 (10.47%) Cisco ASA
24 38 (10.47%) Blue Coat

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 28 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.58%) IIS
3 11 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.93%) Lync
6 7 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.93%) Apache
7 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.83%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.55%) Confluence
9 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (4.96%) MS Office
2 11 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) RMDS
2 1 (0.28%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) SaaS
2 4 (1.10%) PaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Office 365
3 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (24.52%) VPN
2 87 (23.97%) Network Security
3 74 (20.39%) WAN
4 72 (19.83%) LAN
5 70 (19.28%) TCP/IP
6 46 (12.67%) DNS
7 44 (12.12%) BGP
8 41 (11.29%) VLAN
9 38 (10.47%) Wireless
9 38 (10.47%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 38 (10.47%) SSL
10 34 (9.37%) Multicast
11 33 (9.09%) EIGRP
12 31 (8.54%) MPLS
13 30 (8.26%) SAN
13 30 (8.26%) VoIP
14 29 (7.99%) OSPF
15 21 (5.79%) Internet
15 21 (5.79%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.10%) MySQL
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.83%) DB2
3 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) OLAP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.28%) DTS
5 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.38%) JIRA
2 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) JUnit
3 1 (0.28%) Selenium
3 1 (0.28%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.28%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 103 (28.37%) Finance
2 67 (18.46%) Banking
3 22 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.58%) Retail
5 8 (2.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.38%) Front Office
7 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.38%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.83%) International Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 83 (22.87%) Network Engineer
2 56 (15.43%) Analyst
3 44 (12.12%) Security Engineer
4 34 (9.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 26 (7.16%) Architect
5 26 (7.16%) Support Engineer
6 23 (6.34%) Administrator
7 20 (5.51%) Security Analyst
8 17 (4.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (4.13%) Consultant
9 15 (4.13%) Telephony Engineer
9 15 (4.13%) Network Support
10 14 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (3.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (3.86%) Cisco Support
11 13 (3.58%) Project Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.75%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.75%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.75%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (2.48%) Rendezvous
2 9 (2.48%) XMPP
3 7 (1.93%) XML
4 6 (1.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (1.65%) Middleware
5 4 (1.10%) Web Services
6 3 (0.83%) HTML
6 3 (0.83%) .NET
6 3 (0.83%) CSS
6 3 (0.83%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.55%) JSON
7 2 (0.55%) REST
7 2 (0.55%) WebSockets
7 2 (0.55%) SOAP
7 2 (0.55%) FIXML
7 2 (0.55%) jQuery
8 1 (0.28%) YAML
8 1 (0.28%) HTML5
8 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.58%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.31%) Clustering
3 11 (3.03%) PKI
4 9 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.93%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.65%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.10%) Equities
7 4 (1.10%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.83%) CESG
8 3 (0.83%) Replication
8 3 (0.83%) Firmware
8 3 (0.83%) Open Source
9 2 (0.55%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.55%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.55%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 90 (24.79%) Windows
2 68 (18.73%) Linux
3 62 (17.08%) UNIX
4 30 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 18 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.58%) Solaris
9 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.10%) AIX
13 3 (0.83%) SUSE
13 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.55%) Android
15 1 (0.28%) CentOS
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.25%) ITIL
2 25 (6.89%) Project Management
2 25 (6.89%) Information Security
3 24 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (6.61%) Security Architecture
4 23 (6.34%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 22 (6.06%) Service Management
6 21 (5.79%) Business Continuity
7 18 (4.96%) BCP
7 18 (4.96%) Business Continuity Planning
8 17 (4.68%) Migration
9 15 (4.13%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (4.13%) Risk Management
10 14 (3.86%) Change Management
10 14 (3.86%) SIEM
11 13 (3.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 13 (3.58%) Network Design
12 12 (3.31%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.02%) SQL
2 20 (5.51%) Perl
3 13 (3.58%) Python
4 9 (2.48%) Java
5 6 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.83%) C
6 3 (0.83%) PHP
6 3 (0.83%) Ruby
6 3 (0.83%) C++
7 2 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.55%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) VB
8 1 (0.28%) VBA
8 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 111 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (22.59%) CCNP
3 37 (10.19%) CCNA
4 28 (7.71%) CISSP
5 18 (4.96%) CCIE
5 18 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 17 (4.68%) CCVP
7 15 (4.13%) Degree
8 14 (3.86%) SC Cleared
8 14 (3.86%) CCSE
9 12 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (2.20%) JNCIS
12 7 (1.93%) GIAC
12 7 (1.93%) CISM
13 6 (1.65%) GCIA
13 6 (1.65%) MCSE
14 5 (1.38%) CCSP
14 5 (1.38%) CNA
14 5 (1.38%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 14 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.13%) XenApp
4 10 (2.75%) vSphere
5 9 (2.48%) Xen
6 8 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.93%) RHEV
7 7 (1.93%) NLBS
7 7 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (1.93%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.65%) Snort
8 6 (1.65%) UAG
9 5 (1.38%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.10%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.10%) XenServer
10 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.55%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 28 (7.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (4.13%) Cisco UCCE
2 15 (4.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (2.75%) SCCM
4 9 (2.48%) WSUS
4 9 (2.48%) OPNET
5 5 (1.38%) Control-M
6 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.10%) Puppet
6 4 (1.10%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.83%) Nagios
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.55%) OpenView
8 2 (0.55%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.55%) SCOM
8 2 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.55%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 194 (53.44%) Cisco
2 100 (27.55%) CheckPoint
3 89 (24.52%) Juniper
4 62 (17.08%) F5
5 52 (14.33%) VMware
6 47 (12.95%) Microsoft
7 42 (11.57%) Citrix
8 38 (10.47%) Blue Coat
9 24 (6.61%) HP
10 20 (5.51%) Oracle
11 16 (4.41%) TIBCO
12 15 (4.13%) Red Hat
12 15 (4.13%) IBM
13 13 (3.58%) EMC
14 11 (3.03%) Sun
14 11 (3.03%) McAfee
15 10 (2.75%) Websense
16 9 (2.48%) Sourcefire
16 9 (2.48%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.48%) Nokia
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