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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 182 155 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.23% 2.28% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.66% 19.95% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 105 94
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £251 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.63 £22.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.23% -35.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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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
738 777 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 11.43% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 502 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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.

1 237 (58.96%) Cisco
2 140 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
3 130 (32.34%) Finance
4 123 (30.60%) CheckPoint
5 110 (27.36%) Juniper
6 102 (25.37%) CCNP
7 99 (24.63%) Network Security
8 97 (24.13%) VPN
9 96 (23.88%) Windows
9 96 (23.88%) F5
10 88 (21.89%) BGP
11 85 (21.14%) LAN
12 83 (20.65%) WAN
13 81 (20.15%) TCP/IP
14 65 (16.17%) OSPF
14 65 (16.17%) Banking
15 63 (15.67%) DNS
16 60 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
17 58 (14.43%) UNIX
18 56 (13.93%) Linux
19 55 (13.68%) VMware
20 51 (12.69%) Cisco Nexus
21 50 (12.44%) Active Directory
22 47 (11.69%) Blue Coat
23 46 (11.44%) ITIL
24 44 (10.95%) EIGRP
25 43 (10.70%) VLAN
26 41 (10.20%) Microsoft
27 38 (9.45%) CCNA
28 36 (8.96%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.48%) IIS
4 13 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.74%) Apache
6 7 (1.74%) Lync
7 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.50%) JBoss
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (4.98%) MS Office
2 15 (3.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.50%) RMDS
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.49%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) PaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) Office 365
3 2 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 99 (24.63%) Network Security
2 97 (24.13%) VPN
3 88 (21.89%) BGP
4 85 (21.14%) LAN
5 83 (20.65%) WAN
6 81 (20.15%) TCP/IP
7 65 (16.17%) OSPF
8 63 (15.67%) DNS
9 60 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (12.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (10.95%) EIGRP
12 43 (10.70%) VLAN
13 34 (8.46%) Internet
13 34 (8.46%) DHCP
14 32 (7.96%) HSRP
14 32 (7.96%) Multicast
15 31 (7.71%) MPLS
16 30 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (7.21%) Wireless
18 26 (6.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.49%) MySQL
3 3 (0.75%) DB2
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) JIRA
2 2 (0.50%) Xcode
3 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 130 (32.34%) Finance
2 65 (16.17%) Banking
3 23 (5.72%) Investment Banking
4 18 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.23%) Retail
6 11 (2.74%) Legal
7 6 (1.49%) Front Office
8 5 (1.24%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.75%) Games
9 3 (0.75%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 125 (31.09%) Network Engineer
2 63 (15.67%) Analyst
3 54 (13.43%) Security Engineer
4 38 (9.45%) Support Engineer
5 36 (8.96%) Cisco Engineer
6 34 (8.46%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (7.46%) Security Analyst
8 28 (6.97%) Architect
9 22 (5.47%) Consultant
10 18 (4.48%) Cisco Support
10 18 (4.48%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 16 (3.98%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.23%) Security Specialist
12 13 (3.23%) Network Support
12 13 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (2.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 11 (2.74%) Security Consultant
13 11 (2.74%) Network Analyst
14 10 (2.49%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.49%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.74%) XML
2 6 (1.49%) Rendezvous
2 6 (1.49%) Middleware
3 5 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.00%) LAMP
4 4 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.00%) .NET
5 3 (0.75%) Web Services
5 3 (0.75%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.50%) Cocoa
6 2 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) YAML
7 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.25%) WAP
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) J2EE
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.73%) PKI
3 12 (2.99%) FlexPod
4 11 (2.74%) Replication
5 10 (2.49%) Clustering
6 9 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.74%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.49%) CESG
9 4 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.75%) RMADS
10 3 (0.75%) Equities
10 3 (0.75%) Open Source
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.50%) IVR
11 2 (0.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.88%) Windows
2 58 (14.43%) UNIX
3 56 (13.93%) Linux
4 25 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (6.22%) Windows 7
5 16 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.49%) Solaris
7 8 (1.99%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.00%) AIX
11 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.75%) SUSE
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (11.44%) ITIL
2 33 (8.21%) Load Balancing
3 32 (7.96%) Information Security
4 31 (7.71%) Migration
5 29 (7.21%) Change Management
6 24 (5.97%) Risk Management
7 22 (5.47%) Network Design
7 22 (5.47%) Project Management
8 21 (5.22%) Mentoring
9 20 (4.98%) Network Architecture
9 20 (4.98%) Service Management
10 16 (3.98%) E-Commerce
10 16 (3.98%) SIEM
11 15 (3.73%) Security Architecture
11 15 (3.73%) Investment Management
11 15 (3.73%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (3.23%) Project Planning
12 13 (3.23%) Business Continuity
13 12 (2.99%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (2.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.46%) SQL
2 26 (6.47%) Perl
3 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.24%) C
5 5 (1.24%) Python
6 3 (0.75%) Java
6 3 (0.75%) C#
7 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.50%) VBScript
7 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Golang
Qualifications
1 140 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (25.37%) CCNP
3 38 (9.45%) CCNA
4 36 (8.96%) CCIE
5 28 (6.97%) CISSP
6 22 (5.47%) CCSE
7 20 (4.98%) Security Cleared
8 15 (3.73%) CCSA
9 14 (3.48%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.23%) Degree
10 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.74%) GIAC
12 10 (2.49%) GCIA
13 9 (2.24%) MCSE
13 9 (2.24%) CCVP
13 9 (2.24%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (1.74%) CCSP
14 7 (1.74%) CNA
14 7 (1.74%) Novell Certification
15 6 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (1.99%) SLA
3 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.23%) ProxySG
3 13 (3.23%) vSphere
4 12 (2.99%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.49%) XenApp
6 9 (2.24%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.00%) UAG
8 4 (1.00%) NFS
8 4 (1.00%) Snort
8 4 (1.00%) NLBS
8 4 (1.00%) Xen
9 3 (0.75%) Firmware
9 3 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.50%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.50%) KVM
10 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.23%) RANCID
2 12 (2.99%) OpenNMS
3 11 (2.74%) SCCM
3 11 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 9 (2.24%) Cisco UCCE
4 9 (2.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.49%) Puppet
5 6 (1.49%) Control-M
5 6 (1.49%) WSUS
6 5 (1.24%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.00%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.75%) SCOM
8 3 (0.75%) Nagios
8 3 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.75%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 237 (58.96%) Cisco
2 123 (30.60%) CheckPoint
3 110 (27.36%) Juniper
4 96 (23.88%) F5
5 55 (13.68%) VMware
6 47 (11.69%) Blue Coat
7 41 (10.20%) Microsoft
8 32 (7.96%) Citrix
9 29 (7.21%) HP
10 17 (4.23%) Oracle
11 15 (3.73%) Symantec
12 14 (3.48%) Fortinet
13 13 (3.23%) IBM
14 12 (2.99%) Sourcefire
15 10 (2.49%) Imperva
15 10 (2.49%) TIBCO
16 9 (2.24%) NetApp
16 9 (2.24%) Sophos
16 9 (2.24%) LogRhythm
17 7 (1.74%) Dell
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