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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 64 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 152 120 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.96% 1.98% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.16% 17.91% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 78 70
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £533 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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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
686 670 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.36% 11.04% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 441 543
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 40
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -57.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 March 2015, 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.

1 213 (64.55%) Cisco
2 124 (37.58%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (30.91%) CheckPoint
4 97 (29.39%) Finance
4 97 (29.39%) F5
5 89 (26.97%) CCNP
6 87 (26.36%) Windows
7 86 (26.06%) Juniper
8 73 (22.12%) LAN
9 69 (20.91%) Cisco ASA
10 68 (20.61%) Network Security
10 68 (20.61%) WAN
10 68 (20.61%) VPN
11 67 (20.30%) BGP
12 65 (19.70%) OSPF
13 60 (18.18%) VMware
14 59 (17.88%) DNS
14 59 (17.88%) TCP/IP
15 57 (17.27%) Linux
15 57 (17.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (15.45%) Blue Coat
17 45 (13.64%) UNIX
18 44 (13.33%) Banking
19 42 (12.73%) Load Balancing
20 40 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
21 38 (11.52%) DHCP
22 37 (11.21%) CCIE
23 36 (10.91%) CCNA
23 36 (10.91%) Citrix
23 36 (10.91%) Cisco IOS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (5.45%) IIS
1 18 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.33%) Apache
3 10 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.52%) Lync
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.30%) Jadu
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.42%) MS Office
3 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) RMDS
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.21%) PaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Office 365
2 3 (0.91%) IaaS
2 3 (0.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (22.12%) LAN
2 69 (20.91%) Cisco ASA
3 68 (20.61%) Network Security
3 68 (20.61%) WAN
3 68 (20.61%) VPN
4 67 (20.30%) BGP
5 65 (19.70%) OSPF
6 59 (17.88%) DNS
6 59 (17.88%) TCP/IP
7 57 (17.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 38 (11.52%) DHCP
9 36 (10.91%) Cisco IOS
10 33 (10.00%) Wireless
10 33 (10.00%) MPLS
11 32 (9.70%) VLAN
12 28 (8.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 26 (7.88%) EIGRP
13 26 (7.88%) Internet
14 25 (7.58%) SSL
14 25 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.91%) MySQL
3 3 (0.91%) DB2
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) Big Data
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.12%) TeamCity
2 6 (1.82%) Maven
3 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.21%) Subversion
4 3 (0.91%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.91%) Gradle
4 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.91%) Mercurial
4 3 (0.91%) Ant
5 2 (0.61%) JUnit
5 2 (0.61%) Introscope
5 2 (0.61%) Xcode
5 2 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.61%) MSI
5 2 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.30%) Hudson
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 97 (29.39%) Finance
2 44 (13.33%) Banking
3 16 (4.85%) Investment Banking
3 16 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.52%) Retail
6 4 (1.21%) Marketing
6 4 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (0.61%) Front Office
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 113 (34.24%) Network Engineer
2 36 (10.91%) Security Engineer
3 33 (10.00%) Analyst
4 28 (8.48%) Architect
5 26 (7.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (6.97%) Support Engineer
7 22 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (6.36%) Security Analyst
9 18 (5.45%) Security Specialist
9 18 (5.45%) Consultant
10 15 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.94%) Network Specialist
12 11 (3.33%) Cisco Support
12 11 (3.33%) Network Security Specialist
12 11 (3.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 11 (3.33%) Network Support
13 10 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 9 (2.73%) Senior Network Engineer
14 9 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.42%) .NET
2 6 (1.82%) Rendezvous
3 4 (1.21%) XMPP
3 4 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.91%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) XML
4 3 (0.91%) Middleware
4 3 (0.91%) J2EE
4 3 (0.91%) JSP
4 3 (0.91%) Servlets
4 3 (0.91%) Django
4 3 (0.91%) WebSockets
5 2 (0.61%) LAMP
5 2 (0.61%) Cocoa
5 2 (0.61%) Java EE
6 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.24%) Fat Client
2 14 (4.24%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.33%) PKI
4 10 (3.03%) Replication
4 10 (3.03%) Clustering
5 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.42%) FlexPod
5 8 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.12%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.21%) Handset
7 4 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.21%) Physics
8 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.91%) PDA
8 3 (0.91%) Celerra
8 3 (0.91%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.91%) Equities
8 3 (0.91%) IVR
9 2 (0.61%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.36%) Windows
2 57 (17.27%) Linux
3 45 (13.64%) UNIX
4 27 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.64%) Solaris
8 9 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.82%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.21%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.21%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.61%) CentOS
11 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.30%) SUSE
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (12.73%) Load Balancing
2 31 (9.39%) ITIL
2 31 (9.39%) Migration
3 22 (6.67%) Change Management
4 20 (6.06%) Project Management
5 17 (5.15%) E-Commerce
5 17 (5.15%) SIEM
5 17 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (4.24%) Mentoring
6 14 (4.24%) Information Security
7 13 (3.94%) TOGAF
7 13 (3.94%) Network Design
7 13 (3.94%) Network Architecture
8 12 (3.64%) Low Latency
9 11 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (3.33%) Investment Management
9 11 (3.33%) Asset Management
9 11 (3.33%) Service Management
10 10 (3.03%) Risk Management
11 8 (2.42%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.58%) SQL
2 22 (6.67%) Perl
3 13 (3.94%) Java
4 9 (2.73%) C
4 9 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.42%) Python
6 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (0.91%) C#
9 2 (0.61%) PHP
9 2 (0.61%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) Golang
10 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.30%) VBScript
10 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (37.58%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (26.97%) CCNP
3 37 (11.21%) CCIE
4 36 (10.91%) CCNA
5 25 (7.58%) CCSE
6 19 (5.76%) CISSP
7 16 (4.85%) Degree
8 15 (4.55%) CCSA
9 12 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (3.64%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.42%) MCSE
11 7 (2.12%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.52%) CCSP
14 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.21%) MCITP
15 3 (0.91%) CISM
15 3 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.91%) GIAC
15 3 (0.91%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.73%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.61%) COBIT
3 2 (0.61%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.24%) ProxySG
4 13 (3.94%) vSphere
5 11 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.91%) XenApp
7 3 (0.91%) XenServer
8 2 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.61%) NDS
8 2 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.61%) Snort
8 2 (0.61%) Xen
8 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.61%) KVM
9 1 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.30%) vCloud
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (2.73%) RANCID
2 8 (2.42%) Puppet
2 8 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.42%) OpenNMS
3 7 (2.12%) SCCM
4 6 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.21%) OPNET
6 4 (1.21%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.91%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.61%) SCOM
8 2 (0.61%) Nagios
8 2 (0.61%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.61%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 213 (64.55%) Cisco
2 102 (30.91%) CheckPoint
3 97 (29.39%) F5
4 86 (26.06%) Juniper
5 60 (18.18%) VMware
6 51 (15.45%) Blue Coat
7 36 (10.91%) Citrix
8 35 (10.61%) Microsoft
9 34 (10.30%) HP
10 19 (5.76%) Imperva
11 17 (5.15%) Fortinet
11 17 (5.15%) Oracle
12 14 (4.24%) Red Hat
13 13 (3.94%) Riverbed
13 13 (3.94%) Infoblox
14 12 (3.64%) Reuters
15 11 (3.33%) Bloomberg
15 11 (3.33%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.73%) Sourcefire
16 9 (2.73%) IBM
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