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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 61 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +45
Contract jobs citing Firewall 206 180 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.56% 3.12% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.86% 24.73% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 118 81
Average daily rate
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£428 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -60.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £18.57 £45.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £59.92 £57.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -8.79%
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
767 728 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.27% 12.63% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 491 531
Average daily rate £425 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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.

1 196 (56.00%) Cisco
2 118 (33.71%) LAN
3 117 (33.43%) Windows
4 113 (32.29%) Finance
5 107 (30.57%) WAN
6 104 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (29.71%) CheckPoint
7 82 (23.43%) F5
8 72 (20.57%) Juniper
9 68 (19.43%) DNS
10 67 (19.14%) CCNP
11 65 (18.57%) VPN
11 65 (18.57%) Linux
12 58 (16.57%) Active Directory
13 57 (16.29%) UNIX
13 57 (16.29%) BGP
14 56 (16.00%) OSPF
14 56 (16.00%) Microsoft
15 55 (15.71%) TCP/IP
15 55 (15.71%) Data Centre
16 53 (15.14%) MPLS
17 52 (14.86%) VMware
18 51 (14.57%) Banking
19 48 (13.71%) BIG-IP
20 45 (12.86%) Network Security
21 44 (12.57%) ITIL
22 43 (12.29%) Citrix
22 43 (12.29%) Wireless
23 41 (11.71%) Cisco ASA
24 40 (11.43%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 27 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.71%) IIS
3 16 (4.57%) Apache
4 13 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.43%) JBoss
7 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.14%) Lync
8 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.14%) nginx
9 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.86%) WordPress
10 2 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.57%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.57%) CMS
10 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.00%) MS Office
3 7 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.71%) SaaS
4 4 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.14%) Office 365
4 4 (1.14%) IaaS
5 3 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 118 (33.71%) LAN
2 107 (30.57%) WAN
3 68 (19.43%) DNS
4 65 (18.57%) VPN
5 57 (16.29%) BGP
6 56 (16.00%) OSPF
7 55 (15.71%) TCP/IP
8 53 (15.14%) MPLS
9 48 (13.71%) BIG-IP
10 45 (12.86%) Network Security
11 43 (12.29%) Wireless
12 41 (11.71%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (11.43%) SAN
14 39 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (10.29%) DHCP
16 32 (9.14%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (8.57%) VLAN
17 30 (8.57%) VoIP
17 30 (8.57%) SSL
17 30 (8.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.14%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.29%) MySQL
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.86%) Redis
5 3 (0.86%) DB2
5 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.57%) Informix
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.57%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Subversion
2 7 (2.00%) Maven
2 7 (2.00%) JIRA
2 7 (2.00%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.14%) Mercurial
3 4 (1.14%) JUnit
3 4 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.86%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.57%) Gradle
5 2 (0.57%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.57%) Ant
5 2 (0.57%) Hudson
5 2 (0.57%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (32.29%) Finance
2 51 (14.57%) Banking
3 18 (5.14%) Investment Banking
4 16 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.71%) Advertising
7 5 (1.43%) Front Office
7 5 (1.43%) Back Office
8 4 (1.14%) Retail
8 4 (1.14%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Legal
10 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (26.86%) Network Engineer
2 48 (13.71%) Analyst
3 37 (10.57%) Architect
4 28 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 22 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (5.43%) Consultant
7 18 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (4.57%) Administrator
8 16 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.71%) Support Engineer
10 13 (3.71%) Network Specialist
11 12 (3.43%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (3.43%) Security Analyst
12 11 (3.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (3.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 11 (3.14%) Network Architect
13 10 (2.86%) Security Manager
14 9 (2.57%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.86%) Middleware
2 11 (3.14%) .NET
3 9 (2.57%) XMPP
3 9 (2.57%) 802.1X
4 8 (2.29%) Web Services
5 7 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (2.00%) Rendezvous
5 7 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (1.43%) LAMP
6 5 (1.43%) XML
6 5 (1.43%) J2EE
6 5 (1.43%) HTML
7 4 (1.14%) MEAP
8 3 (0.86%) Java EE
8 3 (0.86%) WebSockets
8 3 (0.86%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.86%) JSP
8 3 (0.86%) Servlets
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.29%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (3.71%) PKI
6 11 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.29%) Replication
7 8 (2.29%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.71%) Eurex
9 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.43%) Clustering
11 4 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.86%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 117 (33.43%) Windows
2 65 (18.57%) Linux
3 57 (16.29%) UNIX
4 37 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.29%) Windows 7
5 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (5.71%) Solaris
7 19 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.29%) CentOS
10 7 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.71%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.71%) Android
11 6 (1.71%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.71%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.43%) AIX
12 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.57%) ITIL
2 30 (8.57%) Migration
2 30 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 29 (8.29%) Project Management
4 16 (4.57%) Service Management
4 16 (4.57%) Business Continuity
4 16 (4.57%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (4.29%) Information Security
5 15 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.00%) Change Management
6 14 (4.00%) Network Architecture
6 14 (4.00%) SIEM
7 13 (3.71%) Business Continuity Planning
7 13 (3.71%) Capacity Management
7 13 (3.71%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.71%) BCP
7 13 (3.71%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.14%) Network Design
8 11 (3.14%) Configuration Management
8 11 (3.14%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.14%) SQL
2 15 (4.29%) Perl
2 15 (4.29%) Java
3 13 (3.71%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.43%) Python
5 9 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.29%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.00%) PHP
8 6 (1.71%) Ruby
9 4 (1.14%) VBScript
9 4 (1.14%) C
10 3 (0.86%) C#
11 2 (0.57%) C++
11 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.57%) Tcl
11 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (29.71%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (19.14%) CCNP
3 36 (10.29%) CCNA
4 25 (7.14%) CCIE
5 22 (6.29%) CCSA
6 19 (5.43%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.00%) Degree
7 14 (4.00%) CCSE
7 14 (4.00%) CISSP
8 13 (3.71%) SC Cleared
9 11 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (2.57%) MCSE
11 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.14%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.86%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.86%) MCTS
12 3 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.86%) MCSA
12 3 (0.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.43%) SLA
2 10 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.14%) BS7799
4 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.57%) COBIT
5 2 (0.57%) QA
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.29%) COSO
System Software
1 58 (16.57%) Active Directory
2 35 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.14%) ProxySG
4 13 (3.71%) XenApp
5 12 (3.43%) vSphere
6 10 (2.86%) NLBS
7 9 (2.57%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.00%) Xen
10 5 (1.43%) NDS
10 5 (1.43%) Snort
10 5 (1.43%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.86%) vCloud
12 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.57%) Firmware
13 2 (0.57%) Squid
13 2 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (3.14%) Control-M
2 11 (3.14%) WSUS
3 10 (2.86%) Puppet
4 8 (2.29%) SCCM
5 7 (2.00%) ZABBIX
5 7 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.43%) OpenView
6 5 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 5 (1.43%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.14%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.14%) OPNET
8 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.86%) SCOM
8 3 (0.86%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 196 (56.00%) Cisco
2 104 (29.71%) CheckPoint
3 82 (23.43%) F5
4 72 (20.57%) Juniper
5 56 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 52 (14.86%) VMware
7 43 (12.29%) Citrix
8 38 (10.86%) Oracle
9 29 (8.29%) Blue Coat
10 17 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 16 (4.57%) HP
12 15 (4.29%) Nokia
12 15 (4.29%) Riverbed
13 14 (4.00%) Nortel
13 14 (4.00%) Avaya
13 14 (4.00%) CA
14 12 (3.43%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.43%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.14%) IBM
16 10 (2.86%) Aruba
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