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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 50 105 98
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 223 131 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.73% 1.80% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.94% 15.02% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 76 95
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£425 £423 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £33.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £12.75 £26.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £47.00 £40.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
798 872 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 220 (55.70%) Cisco
2 125 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
3 122 (30.89%) Finance
4 111 (28.10%) CheckPoint
5 101 (25.57%) Windows
6 100 (25.32%) Juniper
6 100 (25.32%) VPN
7 99 (25.06%) Network Security
8 95 (24.05%) CCNP
9 89 (22.53%) WAN
10 87 (22.03%) LAN
11 81 (20.51%) F5
12 80 (20.25%) TCP/IP
13 69 (17.47%) BGP
14 66 (16.71%) Linux
15 65 (16.46%) Banking
16 58 (14.68%) UNIX
17 57 (14.43%) VMware
18 55 (13.92%) DNS
18 55 (13.92%) Active Directory
19 51 (12.91%) ITIL
20 49 (12.41%) OSPF
21 47 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
22 46 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
23 45 (11.39%) Microsoft
24 44 (11.14%) VLAN
25 39 (9.87%) SQL
26 38 (9.62%) Wireless
26 38 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
27 37 (9.37%) Blue Coat

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (8.35%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.05%) IIS
3 13 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.28%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.03%) Lync
7 6 (1.52%) Apache
7 6 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.76%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (5.82%) MS Office
2 12 (3.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.25%) assyst
2 1 (0.25%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.28%) SaaS
2 5 (1.27%) PaaS
3 4 (1.01%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.51%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (25.32%) VPN
2 99 (25.06%) Network Security
3 89 (22.53%) WAN
4 87 (22.03%) LAN
5 80 (20.25%) TCP/IP
6 69 (17.47%) BGP
7 55 (13.92%) DNS
8 49 (12.41%) OSPF
9 47 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
10 46 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (11.14%) VLAN
12 38 (9.62%) Wireless
13 36 (9.11%) EIGRP
14 35 (8.86%) SSL
15 34 (8.61%) MPLS
16 33 (8.35%) Multicast
17 31 (7.85%) SAN
18 30 (7.59%) HSRP
19 29 (7.34%) Cisco IOS
19 29 (7.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.77%) MySQL
3 3 (0.76%) DB2
4 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
2 1 (0.25%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) JUnit
2 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 122 (30.89%) Finance
2 65 (16.46%) Banking
3 24 (6.08%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.04%) Legal
5 12 (3.04%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Front Office
7 5 (1.27%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.76%) International Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (25.57%) Network Engineer
2 61 (15.44%) Analyst
3 53 (13.42%) Security Engineer
4 35 (8.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 34 (8.61%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.34%) Architect
7 23 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 23 (5.82%) Security Analyst
8 20 (5.06%) Consultant
9 18 (4.56%) Cisco Support
10 16 (4.05%) Network Support
11 15 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.80%) Administrator
12 14 (3.54%) Cisco Support Engineer
13 13 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.29%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (3.29%) Security Specialist
14 11 (2.78%) Senior Security Engineer
14 11 (2.78%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.29%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (2.28%) Rendezvous
3 8 (2.03%) Middleware
4 6 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (1.27%) XML
6 4 (1.01%) CSS
6 4 (1.01%) LAMP
6 4 (1.01%) XMPP
7 3 (0.76%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.51%) Web Services
8 2 (0.51%) .NET
8 2 (0.51%) FIXML
9 1 (0.25%) WAP
9 1 (0.25%) J2EE
9 1 (0.25%) YAML
9 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.05%) PKI
3 13 (3.29%) Clustering
4 12 (3.04%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.03%) FlexPod
7 7 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.77%) Replication
8 6 (1.52%) CESG
9 5 (1.27%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.01%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.01%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.76%) RMADS
11 3 (0.76%) Open Source
11 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.76%) SecurID
12 2 (0.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.57%) Windows
2 66 (16.71%) Linux
3 58 (14.68%) UNIX
4 27 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.03%) Solaris
10 5 (1.27%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.01%) AIX
11 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.76%) Android
12 3 (0.76%) SUSE
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.91%) ITIL
2 33 (8.35%) Information Security
3 26 (6.58%) Load Balancing
4 25 (6.33%) Project Management
5 24 (6.08%) Security Architecture
6 23 (5.82%) Risk Management
7 22 (5.57%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (5.57%) Mentoring
8 21 (5.32%) Change Management
8 21 (5.32%) Migration
9 20 (5.06%) Service Management
10 19 (4.81%) Business Continuity
10 19 (4.81%) Network Design
11 17 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (3.80%) Network Architecture
12 15 (3.80%) Business Continuity Planning
12 15 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (3.80%) BCP
12 15 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (3.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.87%) SQL
2 23 (5.82%) Perl
3 11 (2.78%) Python
4 6 (1.52%) Java
5 5 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.76%) C
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.25%) VBA
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) VBScript
8 1 (0.25%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 125 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (24.05%) CCNP
3 37 (9.37%) CCNA
4 29 (7.34%) CISSP
5 27 (6.84%) CCIE
6 22 (5.57%) CCSE
7 19 (4.81%) Security Cleared
8 15 (3.80%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.04%) Degree
10 11 (2.78%) CCVP
10 11 (2.78%) GIAC
11 10 (2.53%) GCIA
11 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.28%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (2.03%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.03%) CCSA
14 7 (1.77%) CNA
14 7 (1.77%) Novell Certification
14 7 (1.77%) MCSE
15 5 (1.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.77%) SLA
4 6 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.01%) COBIT
5 4 (1.01%) QA
6 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 38 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.80%) XenApp
5 12 (3.04%) vSphere
6 9 (2.28%) VMware ESX
6 9 (2.28%) ProxySG
7 8 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (1.77%) Xen
8 7 (1.77%) NLBS
9 6 (1.52%) Snort
9 6 (1.52%) UAG
9 6 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.27%) NFS
11 3 (0.76%) Firmware
11 3 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.51%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.51%) RHEV
12 2 (0.51%) XenServer
13 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.04%) SCCM
3 10 (2.53%) WSUS
4 8 (2.03%) OpenNMS
4 8 (2.03%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (2.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.03%) RANCID
5 5 (1.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 5 (1.27%) SCOM
5 5 (1.27%) Control-M
5 5 (1.27%) Puppet
6 4 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.01%) OPNET
7 3 (0.76%) Nagios
7 3 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 220 (55.70%) Cisco
2 111 (28.10%) CheckPoint
3 100 (25.32%) Juniper
4 81 (20.51%) F5
5 57 (14.43%) VMware
6 45 (11.39%) Microsoft
7 37 (9.37%) Blue Coat
8 36 (9.11%) Citrix
9 24 (6.08%) HP
10 20 (5.06%) Oracle
11 18 (4.56%) IBM
12 15 (3.80%) TIBCO
13 12 (3.04%) Symantec
13 12 (3.04%) Sourcefire
14 10 (2.53%) Fortinet
15 9 (2.28%) McAfee
15 9 (2.28%) Sophos
15 9 (2.28%) Websense
15 9 (2.28%) NetApp
15 9 (2.28%) Red Hat
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £360 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £401 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
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Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per annum
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