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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 215 128 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.70% 1.77% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.91% 14.50% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 72 85
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.79% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £312 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £48.00 £24.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +94.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £25.90 £22.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £53.70 £30.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
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
799 883 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.74% 12.23% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 580 661
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.97 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £49.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 206 (53.93%) Cisco
2 120 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
3 119 (31.15%) Finance
4 102 (26.70%) CheckPoint
5 100 (26.18%) Juniper
6 97 (25.39%) VPN
6 97 (25.39%) Windows
7 89 (23.30%) Network Security
8 88 (23.04%) CCNP
9 83 (21.73%) WAN
10 80 (20.94%) LAN
11 79 (20.68%) TCP/IP
12 78 (20.42%) F5
13 64 (16.75%) Linux
13 64 (16.75%) Banking
14 60 (15.71%) BGP
15 59 (15.45%) Active Directory
16 58 (15.18%) UNIX
17 57 (14.92%) DNS
18 54 (14.14%) ITIL
18 54 (14.14%) VMware
19 47 (12.30%) Microsoft
20 43 (11.26%) SQL
21 42 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
22 41 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (10.73%) SSL
23 40 (10.47%) Wireless
23 40 (10.47%) OSPF
24 39 (10.21%) VLAN
24 39 (10.21%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 35 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.93%) IIS
3 13 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.14%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.36%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.09%) Lync
8 6 (1.57%) Apache
8 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.26%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.26%) CMS
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (6.02%) MS Office
2 12 (3.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.79%) MS Project
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.09%) SaaS
2 5 (1.31%) PaaS
3 3 (0.79%) Office 365
3 3 (0.79%) IaaS
3 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 97 (25.39%) VPN
2 89 (23.30%) Network Security
3 83 (21.73%) WAN
4 80 (20.94%) LAN
5 79 (20.68%) TCP/IP
6 60 (15.71%) BGP
7 57 (14.92%) DNS
8 42 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (10.73%) SSL
10 40 (10.47%) Wireless
10 40 (10.47%) OSPF
11 39 (10.21%) VLAN
11 39 (10.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (9.69%) SAN
12 37 (9.69%) Multicast
13 34 (8.90%) EIGRP
14 33 (8.64%) MPLS
15 28 (7.33%) DHCP
15 28 (7.33%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (7.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.83%) MySQL
3 3 (0.79%) DB2
4 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) JUnit
2 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.26%) Selenium
2 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 119 (31.15%) Finance
2 64 (16.75%) Banking
3 25 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.40%) Retail
5 12 (3.14%) Legal
6 9 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.31%) Front Office
8 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.05%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.79%) International Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.52%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (24.61%) Network Engineer
2 63 (16.49%) Analyst
3 46 (12.04%) Security Engineer
4 30 (7.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 29 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.81%) Architect
7 23 (6.02%) Security Analyst
8 19 (4.97%) Administrator
9 18 (4.71%) Consultant
10 17 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 16 (4.19%) Network Security Engineer
12 15 (3.93%) Network Support
12 15 (3.93%) Cisco Support
13 14 (3.66%) Project Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Project Manager
14 13 (3.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 12 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
16 11 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (2.88%) Senior Security Analyst
16 11 (2.88%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (2.36%) Rendezvous
3 7 (1.83%) Middleware
4 6 (1.57%) XMPP
4 6 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (1.57%) XML
5 4 (1.05%) CSS
6 3 (0.79%) Web Services
6 3 (0.79%) LAMP
6 3 (0.79%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.52%) FIXML
7 2 (0.52%) .NET
8 1 (0.26%) WAP
8 1 (0.26%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) J2EE
8 1 (0.26%) HTML
8 1 (0.26%) YAML
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) JSON
8 1 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.66%) Clustering
3 13 (3.40%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.40%) PKI
4 11 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.09%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.09%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.57%) CESG
7 6 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.57%) Replication
8 4 (1.05%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (0.79%) RMADS
9 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.79%) SecurID
9 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.79%) Open Source
10 2 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.39%) Windows
2 64 (16.75%) Linux
3 58 (15.18%) UNIX
4 27 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.54%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (3.40%) Solaris
9 8 (2.09%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.05%) AIX
12 3 (0.79%) SUSE
12 3 (0.79%) Android
12 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (14.14%) ITIL
2 31 (8.12%) Information Security
3 28 (7.33%) Project Management
4 27 (7.07%) Security Architecture
5 26 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (6.54%) Load Balancing
7 21 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (5.50%) Risk Management
7 21 (5.50%) Business Continuity
8 19 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 18 (4.71%) Business Continuity Planning
9 18 (4.71%) Network Design
9 18 (4.71%) Migration
9 18 (4.71%) BCP
10 17 (4.45%) Service Management
10 17 (4.45%) Change Management
10 17 (4.45%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (3.66%) E-Commerce
12 13 (3.40%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.40%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.26%) SQL
2 22 (5.76%) Perl
3 12 (3.14%) Python
4 7 (1.83%) Java
5 4 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.05%) C
6 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.52%) Ruby
7 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) C++
7 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) VB
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 120 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (23.04%) CCNP
3 37 (9.69%) CCNA
4 27 (7.07%) CISSP
5 20 (5.24%) CCIE
6 19 (4.97%) Security Cleared
7 18 (4.71%) CCSE
8 15 (3.93%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.40%) Degree
9 13 (3.40%) CCVP
10 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.36%) JNCIS
12 8 (2.09%) GIAC
13 7 (1.83%) GCIA
14 6 (1.57%) CCSA
14 6 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (1.57%) MCSE
14 6 (1.57%) CNA
14 6 (1.57%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.31%) SLA
5 4 (1.05%) QA
6 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.71%) XenApp
4 17 (4.45%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.40%) vSphere
6 9 (2.36%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.36%) Xen
6 9 (2.36%) ProxySG
7 8 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.83%) NLBS
8 7 (1.83%) UAG
9 6 (1.57%) RHEV
9 6 (1.57%) Snort
10 5 (1.31%) NFS
11 3 (0.79%) Firmware
11 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.79%) XenServer
11 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (3.40%) SCCM
3 10 (2.62%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (2.62%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (2.62%) WSUS
4 8 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 6 (1.57%) OPNET
6 5 (1.31%) Control-M
6 5 (1.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.05%) RANCID
7 4 (1.05%) Puppet
7 4 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.05%) SCOM
7 4 (1.05%) OpenNMS
8 3 (0.79%) Nagios
8 3 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.52%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 206 (53.93%) Cisco
2 102 (26.70%) CheckPoint
3 100 (26.18%) Juniper
4 78 (20.42%) F5
5 54 (14.14%) VMware
6 47 (12.30%) Microsoft
7 38 (9.95%) Citrix
8 36 (9.42%) Blue Coat
9 30 (7.85%) HP
10 23 (6.02%) Oracle
11 19 (4.97%) IBM
12 16 (4.19%) TIBCO
13 13 (3.40%) Red Hat
14 12 (3.14%) McAfee
14 12 (3.14%) Symantec
15 11 (2.88%) Sun
15 11 (2.88%) Sourcefire
16 10 (2.62%) Websense
16 10 (2.62%) NetApp
17 9 (2.36%) Nokia
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £250 to £340 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £190 - £210 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago