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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 81 102 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -44
Contract jobs citing Firewall 149 104 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.31% 1.67% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.05% 11.71% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 64 165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £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 £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 888 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.49% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 601 727
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 £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -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 17 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 17 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.

1 140 (49.65%) Cisco
2 106 (37.59%) Windows
3 81 (28.72%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (28.37%) Finance
5 78 (27.66%) CheckPoint
6 68 (24.11%) WAN
7 65 (23.05%) TCP/IP
7 65 (23.05%) Active Directory
8 64 (22.70%) Juniper
9 62 (21.99%) LAN
10 58 (20.57%) Microsoft
10 58 (20.57%) VMware
11 56 (19.86%) VPN
11 56 (19.86%) Linux
11 56 (19.86%) Banking
12 55 (19.50%) CCNP
13 53 (18.79%) DNS
13 53 (18.79%) Network Security
14 50 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 48 (17.02%) UNIX
16 45 (15.96%) Citrix
16 45 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
17 40 (14.18%) ITIL
18 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
19 37 (13.12%) F5
20 34 (12.06%) BGP
21 32 (11.35%) HP
22 29 (10.28%) VoIP
23 28 (9.93%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 38 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.67%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.19%) IIS
7 8 (2.84%) Apache
8 6 (2.13%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.06%) nginx
12 2 (0.71%) Confluence
12 2 (0.71%) Lync
12 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.71%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.35%) CICS
13 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.19%) RMDS
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) Eikon
2 1 (0.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (24.11%) WAN
2 65 (23.05%) TCP/IP
3 62 (21.99%) LAN
4 56 (19.86%) VPN
5 53 (18.79%) DNS
5 53 (18.79%) Network Security
6 40 (14.18%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (12.06%) BGP
8 29 (10.28%) VoIP
9 26 (9.22%) SSL
10 25 (8.87%) Wireless
11 24 (8.51%) MPLS
11 24 (8.51%) Multicast
12 22 (7.80%) OSPF
12 22 (7.80%) VLAN
13 21 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (7.45%) EIGRP
13 21 (7.45%) SAN
13 21 (7.45%) DHCP
14 18 (6.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.13%) MySQL
3 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.71%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.71%) DB2
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.35%) OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) DTS
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.48%) JUnit
3 6 (2.13%) Selenium
3 6 (2.13%) FitNesse
4 5 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.35%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.35%) JMeter
7 1 (0.35%) AppScan
7 1 (0.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (28.37%) Finance
2 56 (19.86%) Banking
3 10 (3.55%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.77%) Law
5 5 (1.77%) Legal
6 4 (1.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Back Office
7 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (18.79%) Network Engineer
2 36 (12.77%) Analyst
3 31 (10.99%) Architect
4 23 (8.16%) Security Engineer
5 20 (7.09%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (4.61%) Security Analyst
9 11 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (3.90%) Administrator
9 11 (3.90%) Consultant
10 10 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.19%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.19%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) Network Analyst
12 8 (2.84%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (2.84%) Network Support
12 8 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (2.48%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.19%) HTML
2 7 (2.48%) .NET
2 7 (2.48%) XML
3 5 (1.77%) XMPP
4 4 (1.42%) REST
4 4 (1.42%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.06%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.06%) Middleware
5 3 (1.06%) SAML
5 3 (1.06%) SOAP
5 3 (1.06%) OAuth
5 3 (1.06%) HTML5
6 2 (0.71%) WebSockets
6 2 (0.71%) JSON
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Flex
6 2 (0.71%) WCF
6 2 (0.71%) jQuery
7 1 (0.35%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.61%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.26%) PKI
3 10 (3.55%) Clustering
4 8 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.13%) Replication
5 6 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.77%) e-Health
6 5 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.42%) CESG
7 4 (1.42%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.42%) SecurID
8 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.06%) Equities
8 3 (1.06%) GIS
9 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 106 (37.59%) Windows
2 56 (19.86%) Linux
3 50 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (17.02%) UNIX
5 24 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (8.16%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.90%) Solaris
9 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.42%) VMS
10 4 (1.42%) CentOS
11 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.71%) Android
11 2 (0.71%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.35%) zOS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.35%) SUSE
12 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.18%) ITIL
2 20 (7.09%) Load Balancing
3 18 (6.38%) Project Management
3 18 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.03%) Network Design
5 14 (4.96%) Information Security
6 13 (4.61%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (4.61%) Migration
6 13 (4.61%) PRINCE2
7 12 (4.26%) Risk Management
8 11 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.55%) TOGAF
9 10 (3.55%) Change Management
9 10 (3.55%) SIEM
10 9 (3.19%) E-Commerce
10 9 (3.19%) PRINCE
11 8 (2.84%) CRM
11 8 (2.84%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.84%) Low Latency
11 8 (2.84%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.87%) SQL
2 24 (8.51%) Java
3 14 (4.96%) Perl
4 11 (3.90%) C
5 7 (2.48%) PHP
5 7 (2.48%) Python
5 7 (2.48%) Ruby
6 6 (2.13%) VB
7 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.42%) C++
8 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.06%) C#
10 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.71%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.35%) C-shell
11 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 81 (28.72%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (19.50%) CCNP
3 28 (9.93%) CCNA
4 16 (5.67%) CISSP
5 15 (5.32%) Degree
6 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (4.26%) CCIE
7 12 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (4.26%) CISM
8 9 (3.19%) MCSE
9 8 (2.84%) CCVP
9 8 (2.84%) Security Cleared
10 7 (2.48%) CCSA
11 6 (2.13%) CCSE
11 6 (2.13%) MCSA
12 5 (1.77%) PMP
12 5 (1.77%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.77%) JNCIE
12 5 (1.77%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.13%) QA
2 6 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.42%) BS7799
4 2 (0.71%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (23.05%) Active Directory
2 45 (15.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.09%) XenApp
4 12 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.48%) XenServer
5 7 (2.48%) Xen
6 5 (1.77%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.42%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.06%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.06%) Sendmail
8 3 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.71%) UAG
9 2 (0.71%) vSphere
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) NLBS
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.35%) qmail
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) SCCM
1 15 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.84%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.42%) WSUS
6 4 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.06%) Puppet
7 3 (1.06%) Cacti
7 3 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.06%) Nagios
8 2 (0.71%) Nessus
8 2 (0.71%) SCOM
8 2 (0.71%) OpenView
Vendors
1 140 (49.65%) Cisco
2 78 (27.66%) CheckPoint
3 64 (22.70%) Juniper
4 58 (20.57%) Microsoft
4 58 (20.57%) VMware
5 45 (15.96%) Citrix
6 37 (13.12%) F5
7 32 (11.35%) HP
8 24 (8.51%) Blue Coat
9 19 (6.74%) EMC
10 18 (6.38%) Oracle
11 13 (4.61%) NetApp
11 13 (4.61%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.26%) Reuters
13 11 (3.90%) CA
13 11 (3.90%) McAfee
13 11 (3.90%) Symantec
14 10 (3.55%) Websense
14 10 (3.55%) Bloomberg
14 10 (3.55%) Dell
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