The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 63 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 176 125 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.03% 1.76% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.72% 15.72% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 81 114
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £48.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.41% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.57 £45.30 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.92 £57.60 £142.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 795 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.27% 11.22% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 528 652
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Firewall
London

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 172 (52.76%) Cisco
2 101 (30.98%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (28.53%) Windows
3 93 (28.53%) Finance
4 92 (28.22%) CheckPoint
5 74 (22.70%) CCNP
6 72 (22.09%) Juniper
6 72 (22.09%) Network Security
7 69 (21.17%) VPN
8 68 (20.86%) WAN
9 66 (20.25%) Banking
10 64 (19.63%) LAN
11 63 (19.33%) Linux
12 56 (17.18%) TCP/IP
13 52 (15.95%) UNIX
14 51 (15.64%) ITIL
14 51 (15.64%) Active Directory
14 51 (15.64%) VMware
14 51 (15.64%) F5
15 46 (14.11%) Citrix
16 44 (13.50%) Microsoft
17 41 (12.58%) DNS
17 41 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (10.74%) SSL
19 34 (10.43%) CCNA
19 34 (10.43%) SQL
19 34 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
20 33 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
21 31 (9.51%) Blue Coat
22 30 (9.20%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.45%) IIS
4 8 (2.45%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.15%) Lync
6 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.23%) Apache
7 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.92%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.61%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.61%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (3.68%) MS Office
2 8 (2.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) SaaS
2 4 (1.23%) PaaS
3 3 (0.92%) Office 365
4 2 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (22.09%) Network Security
2 69 (21.17%) VPN
3 68 (20.86%) WAN
4 64 (19.63%) LAN
5 56 (17.18%) TCP/IP
6 41 (12.58%) DNS
7 35 (10.74%) SSL
8 33 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
9 30 (9.20%) VoIP
9 30 (9.20%) Wireless
10 29 (8.90%) BGP
10 29 (8.90%) VLAN
10 29 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (8.28%) MPLS
12 26 (7.98%) Multicast
13 25 (7.67%) EIGRP
14 24 (7.36%) SAN
15 21 (6.44%) OSPF
16 20 (6.13%) DHCP
17 15 (4.60%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.92%) MySQL
3 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.31%) KDB
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.31%) DB2
4 1 (0.31%) OLAP
4 1 (0.31%) DTS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.23%) JUnit
2 3 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.92%) JIRA
2 3 (0.92%) Selenium
2 3 (0.92%) FitNesse
3 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 93 (28.53%) Finance
2 66 (20.25%) Banking
3 14 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.07%) Retail
5 7 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Front Office
7 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (0.92%) International Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 71 (21.78%) Network Engineer
2 41 (12.58%) Analyst
3 39 (11.96%) Security Engineer
4 30 (9.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 28 (8.59%) Architect
6 25 (7.67%) Support Engineer
7 24 (7.36%) Administrator
8 16 (4.91%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (4.29%) Project Engineer
10 14 (4.29%) Network Support
11 13 (3.99%) Cisco Support
11 13 (3.99%) Consultant
11 13 (3.99%) Telephony Engineer
12 12 (3.68%) Security Analyst
12 12 (3.68%) Data Analyst
12 12 (3.68%) Senior Network Engineer
13 11 (3.37%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (3.07%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.76%) XMPP
2 5 (1.53%) XML
2 5 (1.53%) Rendezvous
2 5 (1.53%) Middleware
3 4 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.92%) CSS
4 3 (0.92%) SOAP
4 3 (0.92%) HTML
4 3 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.61%) FIXML
5 2 (0.61%) .NET
5 2 (0.61%) Web Services
5 2 (0.61%) jQuery
5 2 (0.61%) JSON
5 2 (0.61%) WebSockets
5 2 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.31%) HTML5
6 1 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.31%) Xerces
6 1 (0.31%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.37%) PKI
2 11 (3.37%) Clustering
3 9 (2.76%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.15%) Cryptography
4 7 (2.15%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.84%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.23%) Equities
6 4 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.92%) Open Source
7 3 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.92%) Replication
8 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.61%) NHS
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 93 (28.53%) Windows
2 63 (19.33%) Linux
3 52 (15.95%) UNIX
4 34 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.75%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.68%) Solaris
9 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.84%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.92%) Android
12 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.92%) VMS
13 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.31%) OpenSolaris
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.64%) ITIL
2 22 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (6.44%) Security Architecture
4 20 (6.13%) Project Management
5 18 (5.52%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (5.21%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (5.21%) Load Balancing
6 17 (5.21%) Migration
6 17 (5.21%) Business Continuity
6 17 (5.21%) SIEM
7 15 (4.60%) Information Security
7 15 (4.60%) Service Management
8 14 (4.29%) BCP
8 14 (4.29%) Business Continuity Planning
9 12 (3.68%) Network Design
10 11 (3.37%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.37%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (2.76%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.43%) SQL
2 16 (4.91%) Perl
3 15 (4.60%) Java
4 12 (3.68%) Python
5 6 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.92%) Ruby
6 3 (0.92%) C#
6 3 (0.92%) C++
6 3 (0.92%) PHP
7 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.61%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.61%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.31%) C-shell
8 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.31%) Korn
8 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.31%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (30.98%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (22.70%) CCNP
3 34 (10.43%) CCNA
4 23 (7.06%) CISSP
5 16 (4.91%) Degree
6 14 (4.29%) CCVP
6 14 (4.29%) CCSE
7 13 (3.99%) CCIE
8 12 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.37%) Security Cleared
9 11 (3.37%) CISM
10 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.45%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (1.84%) CCSA
13 5 (1.53%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.53%) JNCIE
13 5 (1.53%) MCSE
13 5 (1.53%) Sun Certification
14 4 (1.23%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.84%) QA
5 3 (0.92%) COBIT
5 3 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.92%) BS7799
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (15.64%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.91%) XenApp
4 15 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.07%) Xen
6 8 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.15%) RHEV
8 6 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (1.84%) NLBS
9 5 (1.53%) vSphere
9 5 (1.53%) Snort
9 5 (1.53%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.53%) ISA Server
9 5 (1.53%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.23%) XenServer
10 4 (1.23%) UAG
11 3 (0.92%) OpenSSH
12 2 (0.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (7.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (3.99%) Cisco UCCX
2 13 (3.99%) Cisco UCCE
3 11 (3.37%) SCCM
4 9 (2.76%) OPNET
5 8 (2.45%) WSUS
6 7 (2.15%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.61%) Nagios
9 2 (0.61%) CA SiteMinder
9 2 (0.61%) SCOM
9 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.61%) Puppet
10 1 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 172 (52.76%) Cisco
2 92 (28.22%) CheckPoint
3 72 (22.09%) Juniper
4 51 (15.64%) VMware
4 51 (15.64%) F5
5 46 (14.11%) Citrix
6 44 (13.50%) Microsoft
7 31 (9.51%) Blue Coat
8 22 (6.75%) HP
9 14 (4.29%) McAfee
9 14 (4.29%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.99%) EMC
10 13 (3.99%) Oracle
11 12 (3.68%) Reuters
11 12 (3.68%) IBM
12 11 (3.37%) TIBCO
13 10 (3.07%) Websense
13 10 (3.07%) Nokia
14 9 (2.76%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.45%) Bloomberg
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