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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 70 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 141 144 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.56% 2.33% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.45% 20.22% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 99 60
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £262 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -7.31%
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
725 712 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 11.50% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 504 609
Average daily rate £408 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -84.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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.

1 180 (58.82%) Cisco
2 108 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (31.37%) Finance
4 88 (28.76%) CheckPoint
5 84 (27.45%) Windows
6 82 (26.80%) F5
7 77 (25.16%) Juniper
8 76 (24.84%) CCNP
9 69 (22.55%) LAN
10 63 (20.59%) DNS
11 62 (20.26%) WAN
12 58 (18.95%) Linux
13 57 (18.63%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (17.65%) VPN
15 53 (17.32%) OSPF
15 53 (17.32%) VMware
16 52 (16.99%) BGP
16 52 (16.99%) TCP/IP
17 48 (15.69%) Network Security
18 47 (15.36%) Cisco Nexus
19 46 (15.03%) UNIX
20 44 (14.38%) Blue Coat
21 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
22 40 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
23 39 (12.75%) Load Balancing
23 39 (12.75%) Banking
23 39 (12.75%) DHCP
24 38 (12.42%) Active Directory
25 35 (11.44%) Citrix
25 35 (11.44%) Cisco IOS

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (6.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.54%) IIS
3 13 (4.25%) Apache
4 12 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.61%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.63%) Lync
9 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.33%) Jadu
12 1 (0.33%) CMS
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (4.25%) MS Office
2 11 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.31%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) RMDS
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.98%) SaaS
3 3 (0.98%) PaaS
3 3 (0.98%) Office 365
3 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.55%) LAN
2 63 (20.59%) DNS
3 62 (20.26%) WAN
4 57 (18.63%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (17.65%) VPN
6 53 (17.32%) OSPF
7 52 (16.99%) BGP
7 52 (16.99%) TCP/IP
8 48 (15.69%) Network Security
9 47 (15.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (12.75%) DHCP
11 35 (11.44%) Cisco IOS
12 33 (10.78%) Wireless
12 33 (10.78%) MPLS
13 30 (9.80%) BIG-IP
13 30 (9.80%) VLAN
14 29 (9.48%) SAN
15 27 (8.82%) SSL
15 27 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (8.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.31%) MySQL
5 3 (0.98%) DB2
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 11 (3.59%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.94%) Maven
3 5 (1.63%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.63%) JUnit
4 4 (1.31%) JIRA
4 4 (1.31%) Subversion
4 4 (1.31%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.98%) Gradle
5 3 (0.98%) Ant
5 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.98%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.98%) Introscope
6 2 (0.65%) Xcode
6 2 (0.65%) MSI
6 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.33%) NCrunch
7 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 96 (31.37%) Finance
2 39 (12.75%) Banking
3 14 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.25%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.96%) Back Office
6 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.63%) Marketing
7 4 (1.31%) Retail
8 3 (0.98%) Advertising
9 2 (0.65%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Front Office
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.09%) Analyst
3 31 (10.13%) Architect
4 27 (8.82%) Security Engineer
5 19 (6.21%) Security Analyst
6 16 (5.23%) Consultant
7 15 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 15 (4.90%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.90%) Network Specialist
8 13 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (3.59%) Security Specialist
10 11 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.59%) Network Security Specialist
11 9 (2.94%) Network Architect
11 9 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (2.29%) Network Support
12 7 (2.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.94%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) Rendezvous
3 6 (1.96%) XML
4 5 (1.63%) Web Services
4 5 (1.63%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.31%) Java EE
5 4 (1.31%) Middleware
5 4 (1.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.31%) XMPP
6 3 (0.98%) HTML
6 3 (0.98%) J2EE
6 3 (0.98%) JSP
6 3 (0.98%) Servlets
6 3 (0.98%) Django
6 3 (0.98%) WebSockets
7 2 (0.65%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) JSON
7 2 (0.65%) SOAP
7 2 (0.65%) Cocoa
7 2 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.58%) Thin Client
2 14 (4.58%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.25%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.59%) Clustering
5 10 (3.27%) Replication
6 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.29%) PKI
8 5 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.31%) Handset
9 4 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.31%) Physics
10 3 (0.98%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) HACMP
10 3 (0.98%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.98%) PDA
10 3 (0.98%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.45%) Windows
2 58 (18.95%) Linux
3 46 (15.03%) UNIX
4 28 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (5.88%) Solaris
6 17 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.90%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.31%) Android
13 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.75%) Load Balancing
2 33 (10.78%) ITIL
3 27 (8.82%) Migration
4 20 (6.54%) SIEM
5 19 (6.21%) Project Management
5 19 (6.21%) Change Management
6 16 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (4.90%) E-Commerce
7 15 (4.90%) Information Security
8 14 (4.58%) Business Continuity
9 13 (4.25%) Network Design
10 12 (3.92%) TOGAF
10 12 (3.92%) Low Latency
10 12 (3.92%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (3.27%) Service Management
12 10 (3.27%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (2.61%) Line Management
13 8 (2.61%) Network Architecture
13 8 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.50%) SQL
2 20 (6.54%) Java
3 15 (4.90%) Perl
4 11 (3.59%) C
5 9 (2.94%) Python
5 9 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.63%) C++
8 4 (1.31%) C#
8 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.98%) VBScript
9 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.65%) PHP
10 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.33%) Ruby
11 1 (0.33%) Go
11 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (24.84%) CCNP
3 28 (9.15%) CCNA
4 27 (8.82%) CCIE
5 19 (6.21%) CCSE
6 16 (5.23%) CISSP
7 15 (4.90%) Degree
8 14 (4.58%) Security Cleared
9 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.61%) MCSE
10 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.61%) CCSA
11 6 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.31%) CISM
12 4 (1.31%) MCTS
12 4 (1.31%) MCITP
13 3 (0.98%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.98%) CEH
13 3 (0.98%) MCSA
13 3 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.29%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.98%) BS7799
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.65%) QA
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (12.42%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.90%) vSphere
4 13 (4.25%) ProxySG
5 10 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.63%) Xen
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.31%) NLBS
7 4 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.98%) XenApp
9 2 (0.65%) XenServer
9 2 (0.65%) NDS
9 2 (0.65%) Snort
9 2 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.96%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (1.96%) Puppet
3 6 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.96%) Control-M
3 6 (1.96%) SCCM
4 4 (1.31%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.31%) WSUS
4 4 (1.31%) OPNET
4 4 (1.31%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (1.31%) RANCID
5 3 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.98%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.98%) SCOM
5 3 (0.98%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.98%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 180 (58.82%) Cisco
2 88 (28.76%) CheckPoint
3 82 (26.80%) F5
4 77 (25.16%) Juniper
5 53 (17.32%) VMware
6 44 (14.38%) Blue Coat
7 43 (14.05%) Microsoft
8 35 (11.44%) Citrix
9 32 (10.46%) HP
10 30 (9.80%) Oracle
11 15 (4.90%) Fortinet
12 14 (4.58%) Red Hat
13 13 (4.25%) SolarWinds
13 13 (4.25%) Infoblox
13 13 (4.25%) Imperva
14 12 (3.92%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.92%) CA
15 10 (3.27%) Reuters
15 10 (3.27%) IBM
16 9 (2.94%) TIBCO
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago