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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 197 150 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.39% 2.11% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.80% 18.38% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 100 95
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£389 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £553 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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
735 816 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.66% 11.50% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 532 599
Average daily rate £375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 41 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.40 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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.

1 232 (58.00%) Cisco
2 135 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
3 127 (31.75%) Finance
4 118 (29.50%) CheckPoint
5 107 (26.75%) Juniper
6 102 (25.50%) CCNP
7 100 (25.00%) VPN
7 100 (25.00%) Windows
8 95 (23.75%) Network Security
9 90 (22.50%) LAN
10 89 (22.25%) WAN
11 88 (22.00%) F5
12 81 (20.25%) BGP
13 80 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 69 (17.25%) Banking
15 61 (15.25%) Linux
15 61 (15.25%) UNIX
16 60 (15.00%) DNS
17 57 (14.25%) VMware
18 56 (14.00%) OSPF
19 55 (13.75%) Active Directory
20 52 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
21 51 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
22 49 (12.25%) ITIL
23 45 (11.25%) Microsoft
24 44 (11.00%) VLAN
25 42 (10.50%) EIGRP
26 41 (10.25%) SQL
27 38 (9.50%) CCNA
27 38 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.25%) IIS
3 16 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.25%) Lync
6 8 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.25%) CMS
9 1 (0.25%) JBoss
9 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (5.75%) MS Office
2 16 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) 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 (1.50%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.75%) PaaS
3 2 (0.50%) IaaS
3 2 (0.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 100 (25.00%) VPN
2 95 (23.75%) Network Security
3 90 (22.50%) LAN
4 89 (22.25%) WAN
5 81 (20.25%) BGP
6 80 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 60 (15.00%) DNS
8 56 (14.00%) OSPF
9 52 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (11.00%) VLAN
12 42 (10.50%) EIGRP
13 35 (8.75%) HSRP
14 34 (8.50%) Multicast
15 33 (8.25%) Wireless
16 31 (7.75%) MPLS
16 31 (7.75%) Internet
16 31 (7.75%) DHCP
16 31 (7.75%) SAN
17 28 (7.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.00%) 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 Reporting Services
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 127 (31.75%) Finance
2 69 (17.25%) Banking
3 26 (6.50%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.00%) Retail
6 11 (2.75%) Legal
7 7 (1.75%) Front Office
8 5 (1.25%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (28.75%) Network Engineer
2 59 (14.75%) Analyst
3 50 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 39 (9.75%) Support Engineer
5 37 (9.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 30 (7.50%) Architect
7 28 (7.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 23 (5.75%) Consultant
9 22 (5.50%) Security Analyst
10 17 (4.25%) Cisco Support
10 17 (4.25%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 14 (3.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (3.25%) Network Support
13 12 (3.00%) Support Analyst
13 12 (3.00%) Security Consultant
13 12 (3.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.00%) Security Specialist
14 11 (2.75%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.25%) Rendezvous
2 7 (1.75%) Middleware
3 6 (1.50%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.25%) XML
5 4 (1.00%) CSS
5 4 (1.00%) LAMP
6 3 (0.75%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.50%) .NET
7 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 2 (0.50%) FIXML
8 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.25%) YAML
8 1 (0.25%) J2EE
8 1 (0.25%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.25%) PKI
1 17 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.00%) Clustering
2 12 (3.00%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.75%) Replication
3 11 (2.75%) FlexPod
4 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.50%) CESG
6 5 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (0.75%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.75%) SecurID
8 3 (0.75%) RMADS
8 3 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.75%) Open Source
9 2 (0.50%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 100 (25.00%) Windows
2 61 (15.25%) Linux
2 61 (15.25%) UNIX
3 28 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (6.50%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.50%) Solaris
8 8 (2.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.00%) AIX
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.75%) Android
11 3 (0.75%) SUSE
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.25%) ITIL
2 32 (8.00%) Information Security
3 30 (7.50%) Change Management
4 28 (7.00%) Load Balancing
5 26 (6.50%) Project Management
6 25 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 22 (5.50%) Service Management
7 22 (5.50%) Mentoring
8 21 (5.25%) Migration
9 19 (4.75%) Network Architecture
10 18 (4.50%) Security Architecture
10 18 (4.50%) Network Design
11 16 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (3.75%) E-Commerce
12 15 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (3.50%) Business Continuity
14 13 (3.25%) Project Planning
15 12 (3.00%) Service Delivery
15 12 (3.00%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (3.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.25%) SQL
2 27 (6.75%) Perl
3 10 (2.50%) Python
4 5 (1.25%) Java
5 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.75%) C
6 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 135 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (25.50%) CCNP
3 38 (9.50%) CCNA
4 31 (7.75%) CCIE
5 28 (7.00%) CISSP
6 21 (5.25%) Security Cleared
7 20 (5.00%) CCSE
8 15 (3.75%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.00%) CCSA
10 11 (2.75%) CCVP
10 11 (2.75%) GIAC
10 11 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (2.50%) Degree
11 10 (2.50%) GCIA
12 9 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (2.00%) MCSE
14 7 (1.75%) CNA
14 7 (1.75%) Novell Certification
15 5 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.00%) SLA
2 8 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) QA
5 2 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.25%) vSphere
5 12 (3.00%) XenApp
6 10 (2.50%) ProxySG
7 8 (2.00%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.50%) Xen
9 6 (1.50%) NLBS
9 6 (1.50%) Snort
10 5 (1.25%) UAG
11 4 (1.00%) NFS
12 3 (0.75%) Firmware
12 3 (0.75%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.50%) KVM
13 2 (0.50%) OpenSSH
13 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.25%) SCCM
1 13 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.00%) RANCID
3 11 (2.75%) OpenNMS
4 10 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 10 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 9 (2.25%) WSUS
6 7 (1.75%) Puppet
7 6 (1.50%) Control-M
8 5 (1.25%) SCOM
8 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (1.00%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.00%) Nagios
10 3 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.75%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 232 (58.00%) Cisco
2 118 (29.50%) CheckPoint
3 107 (26.75%) Juniper
4 88 (22.00%) F5
5 57 (14.25%) VMware
6 45 (11.25%) Microsoft
7 37 (9.25%) Blue Coat
8 30 (7.50%) Citrix
9 25 (6.25%) HP
10 19 (4.75%) Oracle
11 15 (3.75%) IBM
12 14 (3.50%) Symantec
12 14 (3.50%) TIBCO
12 14 (3.50%) Sourcefire
13 11 (2.75%) Fortinet
14 10 (2.50%) NetApp
15 9 (2.25%) Sophos
15 9 (2.25%) Red Hat
16 8 (2.00%) Imperva
16 8 (2.00%) Dell
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
7 Fifty Two
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago