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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 60 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 162 127 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.27% 2.12% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.70% 18.19% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 79
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £15.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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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
656 698 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.23% 11.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 449 519
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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.

1 238 (61.82%) Cisco
2 144 (37.40%) Cisco Certification
3 124 (32.21%) Finance
4 123 (31.95%) CheckPoint
5 108 (28.05%) Juniper
6 107 (27.79%) CCNP
7 100 (25.97%) F5
8 99 (25.71%) Windows
9 94 (24.42%) Network Security
10 91 (23.64%) BGP
11 86 (22.34%) VPN
12 79 (20.52%) TCP/IP
13 77 (20.00%) LAN
14 76 (19.74%) WAN
15 70 (18.18%) OSPF
16 69 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
17 67 (17.40%) VMware
18 66 (17.14%) Linux
19 65 (16.88%) DNS
20 56 (14.55%) UNIX
21 55 (14.29%) Banking
21 55 (14.29%) Blue Coat
21 55 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
22 46 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 44 (11.43%) CCIE
24 41 (10.65%) HP
24 41 (10.65%) DHCP
24 41 (10.65%) Cisco IOS
25 40 (10.39%) Load Balancing
26 39 (10.13%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.90%) IIS
3 13 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.82%) Apache
4 7 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.82%) Lync
5 6 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.52%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (4.42%) MS Office
2 12 (3.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) RMDS
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.26%) assyst
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.04%) PaaS
2 4 (1.04%) IaaS
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
3 3 (0.78%) Office 365
4 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 94 (24.42%) Network Security
2 91 (23.64%) BGP
3 86 (22.34%) VPN
4 79 (20.52%) TCP/IP
5 77 (20.00%) LAN
6 76 (19.74%) WAN
7 70 (18.18%) OSPF
8 69 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
9 65 (16.88%) DNS
10 55 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (10.65%) DHCP
11 41 (10.65%) Cisco IOS
12 39 (10.13%) VLAN
13 38 (9.87%) EIGRP
14 35 (9.09%) MPLS
15 33 (8.57%) Internet
16 31 (8.05%) Multicast
17 30 (7.79%) DMVPN
17 30 (7.79%) Wireless
18 29 (7.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.08%) MySQL
3 3 (0.78%) DB2
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.04%) JIRA
2 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.52%) Xcode
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Maven
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
4 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.26%) JUnit
4 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 124 (32.21%) Finance
2 55 (14.29%) Banking
3 21 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.60%) Legal
6 9 (2.34%) Retail
7 6 (1.56%) Front Office
8 5 (1.30%) Spanish Language
8 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.78%) Marketing
9 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) Games
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 125 (32.47%) Network Engineer
2 53 (13.77%) Analyst
3 45 (11.69%) Security Engineer
4 33 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 32 (8.31%) Architect
6 29 (7.53%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (6.75%) Security Analyst
8 24 (6.23%) Consultant
9 23 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
10 21 (5.45%) Security Specialist
11 17 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (3.64%) Cisco Support Engineer
12 14 (3.64%) Cisco Support
13 13 (3.38%) Network Support
13 13 (3.38%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.12%) Network Analyst
14 12 (3.12%) Network Specialist
15 11 (2.86%) Network Security Specialist
15 11 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
16 10 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
1 7 (1.82%) Rendezvous
2 5 (1.30%) Middleware
2 5 (1.30%) LAMP
2 5 (1.30%) Web Services
2 5 (1.30%) XML
3 4 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.04%) .NET
4 3 (0.78%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.52%) Cocoa
6 1 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.26%) YAML
6 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.26%) WAP
6 1 (0.26%) J2EE
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.64%) PKI
3 13 (3.38%) Fat Client
3 13 (3.38%) Replication
3 13 (3.38%) Thin Client
4 12 (3.12%) FlexPod
5 11 (2.86%) Clustering
6 10 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.56%) CESG
9 4 (1.04%) Physics
9 4 (1.04%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.78%) PDA
10 3 (0.78%) RMADS
10 3 (0.78%) Celerra
10 3 (0.78%) Equities
10 3 (0.78%) Handset
10 3 (0.78%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 99 (25.71%) Windows
2 66 (17.14%) Linux
3 56 (14.55%) UNIX
4 26 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.19%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.34%) Solaris
8 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.30%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.04%) AIX
10 4 (1.04%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.78%) SUSE
11 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.52%) CentOS
12 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (10.39%) Load Balancing
2 35 (9.09%) ITIL
3 33 (8.57%) Migration
4 29 (7.53%) Information Security
5 28 (7.27%) Change Management
6 24 (6.23%) Mentoring
6 24 (6.23%) Risk Management
7 23 (5.97%) E-Commerce
8 21 (5.45%) Project Management
8 21 (5.45%) Network Architecture
9 20 (5.19%) Network Design
10 19 (4.94%) Service Management
11 15 (3.90%) Investment Management
11 15 (3.90%) Low Latency
12 14 (3.64%) SIEM
13 12 (3.12%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (3.12%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (3.12%) Business Continuity
13 12 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.12%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.83%) SQL
2 29 (7.53%) Perl
3 11 (2.86%) C
4 9 (2.34%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.82%) Java
6 6 (1.56%) Python
7 3 (0.78%) C#
7 3 (0.78%) C++
8 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.52%) PHP
8 2 (0.52%) VBScript
8 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.26%) VBA
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) Golang
Qualifications
1 144 (37.40%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (27.79%) CCNP
3 44 (11.43%) CCIE
4 38 (9.87%) CCNA
5 28 (7.27%) CCSE
6 26 (6.75%) CISSP
7 19 (4.94%) Security Cleared
8 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (3.90%) Degree
9 15 (3.90%) CCSA
10 13 (3.38%) SC Cleared
11 11 (2.86%) GIAC
11 11 (2.86%) MCSE
12 10 (2.60%) GCIA
13 9 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (1.82%) MCITP
14 7 (1.82%) CNA
14 7 (1.82%) Novell Certification
15 6 (1.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.08%) SLA
1 8 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 46 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.42%) vSphere
4 14 (3.64%) ProxySG
5 11 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.82%) XenApp
6 7 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.56%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.04%) Firmware
8 4 (1.04%) NFS
9 3 (0.78%) UAG
9 3 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.52%) KVM
10 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.52%) Xen
10 2 (0.52%) NLBS
10 2 (0.52%) XenServer
10 2 (0.52%) Snort
11 1 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (3.38%) RANCID
2 12 (3.12%) OpenNMS
3 11 (2.86%) SCCM
4 9 (2.34%) Puppet
5 7 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.56%) Control-M
7 5 (1.30%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.04%) DatAdvantage
8 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.04%) SCOM
8 4 (1.04%) WSUS
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.78%) Nagios
9 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 238 (61.82%) Cisco
2 123 (31.95%) CheckPoint
3 108 (28.05%) Juniper
4 100 (25.97%) F5
5 67 (17.40%) VMware
6 55 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 41 (10.65%) HP
8 39 (10.13%) Microsoft
9 36 (9.35%) Citrix
10 19 (4.94%) Imperva
10 19 (4.94%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.68%) Oracle
12 12 (3.12%) Symantec
12 12 (3.12%) Infoblox
13 11 (2.86%) Reuters
13 11 (2.86%) Bloomberg
13 11 (2.86%) TIBCO
13 11 (2.86%) IBM
14 10 (2.60%) Red Hat
14 10 (2.60%) Sourcefire
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