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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 55 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 144 191 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.16% 3.51% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.52% 26.13% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 145 119
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
543 731 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.69% 13.44% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 539 518
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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 27 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 135 (53.57%) Cisco
2 103 (40.87%) Finance
3 89 (35.32%) Windows
4 78 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (28.17%) WAN
6 68 (26.98%) LAN
7 67 (26.59%) Active Directory
8 64 (25.40%) CheckPoint
9 62 (24.60%) TCP/IP
10 58 (23.02%) DNS
11 57 (22.62%) Data Centre
12 53 (21.03%) Linux
13 50 (19.84%) VMware
14 48 (19.05%) CCNP
15 45 (17.86%) ITIL
16 44 (17.46%) Network Security
17 43 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
18 41 (16.27%) Migration
19 40 (15.87%) Unix
20 38 (15.08%) Juniper
20 38 (15.08%) PowerShell
21 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
22 32 (12.70%) BGP
22 32 (12.70%) Palo Alto
22 32 (12.70%) F5
23 31 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
24 30 (11.90%) Banking
24 30 (11.90%) CCNA
24 30 (11.90%) Oracle
24 30 (11.90%) Windows Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 13 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.37%) Apache
2 11 (4.37%) IIS
3 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.17%) JBoss
5 7 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.38%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.19%) CMS
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.79%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.79%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) Jetty
11 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.98%) MS Office
2 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.17%) Office 365
4 6 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.38%) IaaS
5 5 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Force.com
8 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (28.17%) WAN
2 68 (26.98%) LAN
3 62 (24.60%) TCP/IP
4 58 (23.02%) DNS
5 44 (17.46%) Network Security
6 43 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (12.70%) BGP
8 28 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (10.71%) VPN
10 26 (10.32%) Wireless
11 23 (9.13%) DHCP
12 21 (8.33%) LDAP
13 19 (7.54%) MPLS
13 19 (7.54%) SAN
14 18 (7.14%) Multicast
14 18 (7.14%) SSL
15 17 (6.75%) OSPF
16 13 (5.16%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (5.16%) VoIP
17 12 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.19%) Big Data
3 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.19%) MySQL
4 2 (0.79%) DB2
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.40%) Ingres
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.78%) Artifactory
3 5 (1.98%) JIRA
4 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.79%) Subversion
6 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.40%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.40%) GitLab
6 1 (0.40%) Maven
6 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (40.87%) Finance
2 30 (11.90%) Banking
3 12 (4.76%) Legal
4 11 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.98%) Law
7 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (28.17%) Network Engineer
2 35 (13.89%) Architect
3 20 (7.94%) Analyst
3 20 (7.94%) Consultant
3 20 (7.94%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (7.54%) Administrator
5 18 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 15 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.97%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (3.97%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (3.97%) Security Analyst
10 9 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.57%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.57%) Security Engineer
11 8 (3.17%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.75%) HTML
2 13 (5.16%) .NET
2 13 (5.16%) Middleware
3 7 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.98%) Web Services
5 4 (1.59%) LAMP
5 4 (1.59%) SOAP
6 3 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.79%) RESTful
7 2 (0.79%) XML
8 1 (0.40%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.40%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.40%) Java EE
8 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.40%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.40%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.95%) Clustering
3 14 (5.56%) Public Cloud
4 13 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.16%) PKI
5 10 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.97%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.38%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.98%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.98%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.98%) Replication
8 4 (1.59%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.59%) CMDB
8 4 (1.59%) DataPower
9 3 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.19%) Fintech
10 2 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.32%) Windows
2 53 (21.03%) Linux
3 40 (15.87%) Unix
4 30 (11.90%) Windows Server
5 22 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.78%) CentOS
8 6 (2.38%) AIX
8 6 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.98%) Solaris
10 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.59%) SUSE
10 4 (1.59%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.79%) Android
12 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.86%) ITIL
2 41 (16.27%) Migration
3 29 (11.51%) Network Design
4 26 (10.32%) Information Security
5 23 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (8.33%) Change Control
6 21 (8.33%) Project Management
7 20 (7.94%) Change Management
8 19 (7.54%) Load Balancing
9 15 (5.95%) Network Management
10 14 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.56%) High Availability
11 13 (5.16%) Configuration Management
11 13 (5.16%) SIEM
12 12 (4.76%) Security Operations
13 11 (4.37%) DevOps
13 11 (4.37%) Network Architecture
13 11 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (3.57%) Service Management
14 9 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.08%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.92%) Python
3 22 (8.73%) Bash Shell
4 17 (6.75%) Perl
5 14 (5.56%) Java
6 13 (5.16%) SQL
7 9 (3.57%) C++
8 8 (3.17%) C#
9 7 (2.78%) VBScript
10 6 (2.38%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.98%) Ruby
12 2 (0.79%) C
12 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.79%) Korn
13 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.40%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 78 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (19.05%) CCNP
3 30 (11.90%) CCNA
4 16 (6.35%) CCIE
4 16 (6.35%) CISSP
4 16 (6.35%) Degree
4 16 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.56%) MCSE
6 14 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.16%) CCDP
8 10 (3.97%) CCDE
8 10 (3.97%) CISA
8 10 (3.97%) CISM
8 10 (3.97%) MCP
9 7 (2.78%) CCSE
9 7 (2.78%) MCITP
9 7 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.98%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.54%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.17%) COBIT
4 6 (2.38%) SLA
5 3 (1.19%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.79%) COSO
6 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.79%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.79%) QA
7 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 67 (26.59%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 10 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.17%) vSphere
6 6 (2.38%) UAG
7 5 (1.98%) XenApp
8 4 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.59%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.59%) XenServer
9 3 (1.19%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.19%) NFS
9 3 (1.19%) Xen
10 2 (0.79%) Docker
10 2 (0.79%) Snort
10 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.35%) Ansible
1 16 (6.35%) SCOM
2 15 (5.95%) Puppet
3 8 (3.17%) SCCM
4 6 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.98%) WSUS
6 4 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.59%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (1.59%) Nagios
6 4 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.19%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.79%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 135 (53.57%) Cisco
2 64 (25.40%) CheckPoint
3 50 (19.84%) VMware
4 38 (15.08%) Juniper
5 35 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 32 (12.70%) F5
6 32 (12.70%) Palo Alto
7 30 (11.90%) Oracle
8 19 (7.54%) Citrix
9 17 (6.75%) HP
10 15 (5.95%) Dell
11 13 (5.16%) SolarWinds
12 11 (4.37%) Fortinet
13 10 (3.97%) IBM
13 10 (3.97%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.97%) Riverbed
14 9 (3.57%) ArcSight
14 9 (3.57%) Avaya
14 9 (3.57%) Blue Coat
15 8 (3.17%) TOWER Software
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