The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 82 101 62
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -39
Contract jobs citing Firewall 150 105 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.33% 1.65% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.35% 11.59% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 63 166
Average daily rate £398 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £40.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.01% +50.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
737 906 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.42% 14.24% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 613 731
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 41
Average hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +127.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £18.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Firewall
London

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 23 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 139 (49.64%) Cisco
2 104 (37.14%) Windows
3 81 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 79 (28.21%) Finance
6 67 (23.93%) WAN
7 64 (22.86%) Juniper
8 63 (22.50%) TCP/IP
9 62 (22.14%) Active Directory
10 60 (21.43%) LAN
11 56 (20.00%) CCNP
11 56 (20.00%) VMware
11 56 (20.00%) Banking
12 55 (19.64%) Microsoft
12 55 (19.64%) VPN
13 54 (19.29%) Network Security
14 53 (18.93%) Linux
15 50 (17.86%) DNS
16 48 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 47 (16.79%) UNIX
18 45 (16.07%) Citrix
19 44 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (14.64%) ITIL
21 39 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
22 38 (13.57%) F5
23 36 (12.86%) MS Exchange
24 32 (11.43%) BGP
25 30 (10.71%) HP
26 29 (10.36%) VoIP
27 28 (10.00%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 36 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.21%) IIS
6 8 (2.86%) Apache
7 7 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.07%) nginx
10 3 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.71%) Confluence
11 2 (0.71%) Lync
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.21%) RMDS
2 1 (0.36%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.36%) Eikon
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (23.93%) WAN
2 63 (22.50%) TCP/IP
3 60 (21.43%) LAN
4 55 (19.64%) VPN
5 54 (19.29%) Network Security
6 50 (17.86%) DNS
7 39 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (11.43%) BGP
9 29 (10.36%) VoIP
10 28 (10.00%) SSL
11 25 (8.93%) Wireless
12 24 (8.57%) MPLS
13 22 (7.86%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (7.86%) Multicast
14 21 (7.50%) EIGRP
15 20 (7.14%) VLAN
15 20 (7.14%) OSPF
15 20 (7.14%) DHCP
16 19 (6.79%) SAN
17 18 (6.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.14%) MySQL
3 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.71%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.36%) KDB
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) DTS
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.50%) JUnit
3 6 (2.14%) Selenium
3 6 (2.14%) FitNesse
4 5 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.43%) JIRA
6 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.36%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.36%) AppScan
7 1 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) JMeter
7 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (28.21%) Finance
2 56 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.79%) Law
5 5 (1.79%) Legal
6 3 (1.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Front Office
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (18.93%) Network Engineer
2 37 (13.21%) Analyst
3 30 (10.71%) Architect
4 24 (8.57%) Security Engineer
5 19 (6.79%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.64%) Security Analyst
9 11 (3.93%) Consultant
9 11 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (3.93%) Administrator
10 10 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (3.57%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (3.21%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.86%) Network Analyst
12 8 (2.86%) Network Support
12 8 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.50%) Market Data Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) HTML
2 7 (2.50%) .NET
3 6 (2.14%) XML
4 5 (1.79%) XMPP
5 4 (1.43%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.43%) REST
6 3 (1.07%) OAuth
6 3 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.07%) SAML
6 3 (1.07%) SOAP
7 2 (0.71%) Web Services
7 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.71%) Middleware
7 2 (0.71%) JSON
7 2 (0.71%) WCF
7 2 (0.71%) jQuery
7 2 (0.71%) HTML5
7 2 (0.71%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.36%) wxWidgets
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.29%) Blackberry
1 12 (4.29%) PKI
2 10 (3.57%) Clustering
3 8 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.14%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.79%) e-Health
5 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.43%) Replication
6 4 (1.43%) SecurID
6 4 (1.43%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.43%) CESG
7 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.07%) GIS
7 3 (1.07%) Equities
7 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 104 (37.14%) Windows
2 53 (18.93%) Linux
3 48 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (16.79%) UNIX
5 23 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (8.21%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.57%) Solaris
8 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.43%) VMS
9 4 (1.43%) CentOS
10 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.36%) SUSE
11 1 (0.36%) Debian
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.64%) ITIL
2 21 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 19 (6.79%) Project Management
4 16 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (5.71%) Network Design
5 14 (5.00%) Information Security
6 13 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (4.64%) Migration
6 13 (4.64%) PRINCE2
7 12 (4.29%) Risk Management
8 11 (3.93%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.57%) Change Management
9 10 (3.57%) TOGAF
9 10 (3.57%) SIEM
10 9 (3.21%) Low Latency
10 9 (3.21%) PRINCE
10 9 (3.21%) E-Commerce
11 8 (2.86%) CRM
11 8 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.93%) SQL
2 23 (8.21%) Java
3 13 (4.64%) Perl
4 10 (3.57%) C
5 7 (2.50%) Ruby
5 7 (2.50%) PHP
5 7 (2.50%) Python
6 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.79%) VB
6 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.43%) C++
7 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.07%) C#
9 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.36%) C-shell
10 1 (0.36%) Korn
10 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.36%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 81 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (20.00%) CCNP
3 28 (10.00%) CCNA
4 16 (5.71%) CISSP
5 15 (5.36%) Degree
6 14 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.29%) CISM
9 11 (3.93%) CCIE
10 9 (3.21%) MCSE
11 8 (2.86%) CCVP
12 7 (2.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (2.50%) CCSA
13 6 (2.14%) MCSA
13 6 (2.14%) CCSE
14 5 (1.79%) JNCIE
14 5 (1.79%) PMP
14 5 (1.79%) PMI Certification
15 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.14%) QA
3 5 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.43%) BS7799
5 2 (0.71%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 44 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.79%) XenApp
4 12 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.50%) XenServer
5 7 (2.50%) Xen
6 5 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.79%) RHEV
6 5 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.43%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.43%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.07%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.71%) NLBS
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) UAG
10 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (5.00%) SCCM
3 8 (2.86%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (2.14%) CiscoWorks
5 6 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.43%) WSUS
6 4 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.07%) Puppet
7 3 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.07%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.07%) Nagios
8 2 (0.71%) OpenView
8 2 (0.71%) Nessus
8 2 (0.71%) Cacti
8 2 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 139 (49.64%) Cisco
2 80 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 64 (22.86%) Juniper
4 56 (20.00%) VMware
5 55 (19.64%) Microsoft
6 45 (16.07%) Citrix
7 38 (13.57%) F5
8 30 (10.71%) HP
9 26 (9.29%) Blue Coat
10 17 (6.07%) EMC
10 17 (6.07%) Oracle
11 13 (4.64%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.29%) NetApp
12 12 (4.29%) Reuters
13 11 (3.93%) Websense
13 11 (3.93%) McAfee
13 11 (3.93%) CA
14 10 (3.57%) Bloomberg
14 10 (3.57%) Symantec
14 10 (3.57%) SolarWinds
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