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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 83 57 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs citing Firewall 73 175 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.32% 3.40% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.79% 25.22% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 131 83
Average daily rate £425 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 82 (53.25%) Cisco
2 63 (40.91%) Finance
3 49 (31.82%) Windows
4 46 (29.87%) WAN
5 43 (27.92%) VPN
6 42 (27.27%) LAN
7 41 (26.62%) Linux
8 39 (25.32%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (22.08%) Juniper
9 34 (22.08%) CheckPoint
10 32 (20.78%) OSPF
11 31 (20.13%) BGP
12 29 (18.83%) F5
13 28 (18.18%) VMware
13 28 (18.18%) CCNP
14 27 (17.53%) DNS
14 27 (17.53%) Network Security
15 26 (16.88%) Unix
16 25 (16.23%) TCP/IP
16 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
17 24 (15.58%) SQL
17 24 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (15.58%) Banking
18 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
18 23 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (13.64%) Active Directory
20 20 (12.99%) ITIL
20 20 (12.99%) DHCP
20 20 (12.99%) Wireless
20 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.90%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.25%) Apache
4 5 (3.25%) IIS
4 5 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.60%) nginx
5 4 (2.60%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.95%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.95%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.30%) JBoss
7 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) Confluence
8 1 (0.65%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.65%) Maximo
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Relativity
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.25%) IaaS
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.95%) Office 365
3 3 (1.95%) PaaS
4 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.30%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (29.87%) WAN
2 43 (27.92%) VPN
3 42 (27.27%) LAN
4 32 (20.78%) OSPF
5 31 (20.13%) BGP
6 27 (17.53%) DNS
6 27 (17.53%) Network Security
7 25 (16.23%) TCP/IP
8 24 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (12.99%) DHCP
10 20 (12.99%) Wireless
11 17 (11.04%) MPLS
12 15 (9.74%) Internet
13 14 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (9.09%) EIGRP
14 12 (7.79%) SAN
15 11 (7.14%) VLAN
16 10 (6.49%) BIG-IP
16 10 (6.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.95%) Big Data
3 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.95%) MySQL
4 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.30%) DB2
4 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.30%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.65%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.25%) Subversion
3 3 (1.95%) Selenium
4 2 (1.30%) JIRA
4 2 (1.30%) MSI
4 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.65%) gulp
5 1 (0.65%) Hudson
5 1 (0.65%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.65%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.65%) Maven
5 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (40.91%) Finance
2 24 (15.58%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.90%) Legal
6 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.95%) Back Office
7 3 (1.95%) Front Office
7 3 (1.95%) Retail
7 3 (1.95%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (30.52%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Security Engineer
3 16 (10.39%) Analyst
4 12 (7.79%) Architect
4 12 (7.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Consultant
6 9 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Administrator
9 6 (3.90%) Network Analyst
9 6 (3.90%) Network Support
9 6 (3.90%) SWIFT Specialist
10 5 (3.25%) Security Specialist
10 5 (3.25%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.55%) Middleware
2 6 (3.90%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.60%) .NET
3 4 (2.60%) Web Services
3 4 (2.60%) XML
4 3 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.95%) JMS
4 3 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.95%) XML Messaging
4 3 (1.95%) XMPP
5 2 (1.30%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.65%) LAMP
6 1 (0.65%) POSIX
6 1 (0.65%) RSS
6 1 (0.65%) SAML
6 1 (0.65%) SOAP
6 1 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.23%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.19%) SWIFT
4 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.25%) PKI
7 4 (2.60%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.60%) iPhone
7 4 (2.60%) Statistics
8 3 (1.95%) BYOD
8 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.95%) iPad
8 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.30%) Handset
9 2 (1.30%) IPTV
9 2 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.82%) Windows
2 41 (26.62%) Linux
3 26 (16.88%) Unix
4 9 (5.84%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.90%) CentOS
6 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.25%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.60%) Debian
9 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 3 (1.95%) Solaris
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.95%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.30%) SUSE
11 1 (0.65%) Android
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.99%) ITIL
2 18 (11.69%) Information Security
3 12 (7.79%) Change Management
4 11 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.14%) Migration
5 9 (5.84%) SIEM
6 8 (5.19%) Asset Management
6 8 (5.19%) Network Architecture
6 8 (5.19%) Network Design
6 8 (5.19%) Project Management
7 7 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 6 (3.90%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.90%) DevOps
8 6 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (3.90%) Security Operations
9 5 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.25%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.25%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.58%) SQL
2 9 (5.84%) Perl
3 8 (5.19%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
4 7 (4.55%) Python
5 5 (3.25%) Java
6 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.60%) VBScript
7 3 (1.95%) C#
7 3 (1.95%) Korn
8 2 (1.30%) C
8 2 (1.30%) C++
8 2 (1.30%) Go
8 2 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (25.32%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (18.18%) CCNP
3 14 (9.09%) CISSP
4 13 (8.44%) Degree
5 12 (7.79%) CCIE
5 12 (7.79%) CCNA
6 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.19%) CISM
7 8 (5.19%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.55%) CCSE
9 5 (3.25%) CCSA
9 5 (3.25%) CISA
9 5 (3.25%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.60%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.95%) CCDP
11 3 (1.95%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (1.95%) GIAC
11 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.30%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.25%) PCI DSS
1 5 (3.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) ISO15022
2 3 (1.95%) ISO20022
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.25%) vSphere
4 4 (2.60%) Snort
4 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.60%) XenApp
5 3 (1.95%) Docker
5 3 (1.95%) iptables
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.30%) Postfix
6 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.30%) Samba
6 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.65%) Firmware
7 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Puppet
2 7 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (3.25%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.60%) Ansible
4 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.60%) Proventia
4 4 (2.60%) SCCM
5 3 (1.95%) Nagios
5 3 (1.95%) Nessus
5 3 (1.95%) vMotion
5 3 (1.95%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.30%) Mesos
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.30%) SCOM
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 82 (53.25%) Cisco
2 34 (22.08%) CheckPoint
2 34 (22.08%) Juniper
3 29 (18.83%) F5
4 28 (18.18%) VMware
5 23 (14.94%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.04%) Oracle
6 17 (11.04%) Palo Alto
7 16 (10.39%) Citrix
8 15 (9.74%) Riverbed
9 11 (7.14%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.19%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.19%) IBM
11 7 (4.55%) Intel Security
11 7 (4.55%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.25%) ArcSight
12 5 (3.25%) Aruba
12 5 (3.25%) Avaya
12 5 (3.25%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.25%) Splunk
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £45000 - £54000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Market Rate Circa £700/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago