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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
London / City of London
Rank 62 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 97 71 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.30% 2.23% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.65% 20.29% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 55 125
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.89%

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
364 350 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.38% 11.00% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 247 514
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £27.71 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 93 (46.04%) Cisco
2 78 (38.61%) Windows
3 76 (37.62%) Finance
4 62 (30.69%) Linux
5 47 (23.27%) LAN
5 47 (23.27%) Network Security
6 46 (22.77%) VMware
6 46 (22.77%) Data Centre
7 43 (21.29%) WAN
8 41 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (20.30%) CheckPoint
9 40 (19.80%) Banking
10 38 (18.81%) TCP/IP
11 35 (17.33%) Unix
12 34 (16.83%) Windows Server
13 33 (16.34%) DNS
13 33 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (15.84%) VPN
15 31 (15.35%) SQL
16 30 (14.85%) Wireless
17 28 (13.86%) Active Directory
17 28 (13.86%) Citrix
17 28 (13.86%) Palo Alto
18 27 (13.37%) CCNP
18 27 (13.37%) ITIL
19 26 (12.87%) Internet
20 24 (11.88%) Juniper
20 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
21 23 (11.39%) Migration
21 23 (11.39%) BGP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (7.92%) Apache
1 16 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.95%) IIS
4 8 (3.96%) nginx
5 7 (3.47%) JBoss
6 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.49%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.50%) Jetty
10 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.46%) GitHub
4 7 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.47%) IaaS
4 7 (3.47%) Office 365
5 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.98%) PaaS
5 4 (1.98%) SaaS
6 3 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.50%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.27%) LAN
1 47 (23.27%) Network Security
2 43 (21.29%) WAN
3 38 (18.81%) TCP/IP
4 33 (16.34%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (16.34%) DNS
5 32 (15.84%) VPN
6 30 (14.85%) Wireless
7 26 (12.87%) Internet
8 23 (11.39%) BGP
9 22 (10.89%) SAN
10 21 (10.40%) DHCP
10 21 (10.40%) OSPF
10 21 (10.40%) SSL
11 20 (9.90%) MPLS
12 11 (5.45%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (5.45%) EIGRP
12 11 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
12 11 (5.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.45%) MySQL
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.97%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.48%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.49%) DB2
7 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.99%) Redis
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.95%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.47%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.49%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.49%) Gerrit
5 3 (1.49%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.99%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.50%) GitLab
7 1 (0.50%) JIRA
7 1 (0.50%) MSI
7 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 76 (37.62%) Finance
2 40 (19.80%) Banking
3 13 (6.44%) Financial Institution
4 10 (4.95%) Retail
5 8 (3.96%) Legal
6 7 (3.47%) Front Office
7 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.48%) Back Office
9 4 (1.98%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.99%) Electronics
10 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.99%) Marketing
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (27.72%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.84%) Analyst
3 24 (11.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (9.90%) Security Analyst
5 17 (8.42%) Architect
6 15 (7.43%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.93%) Consultant
8 13 (6.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (5.45%) Firewall Engineer
10 11 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Network Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.97%) Administrator
13 6 (2.97%) Senior Firewall Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.46%) LAPP Stack
2 8 (3.96%) LAMP
3 5 (2.48%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.98%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.98%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (1.98%) Middleware
4 4 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.98%) SOAP
4 4 (1.98%) Web Services
5 3 (1.49%) .NET
5 3 (1.49%) J2EE
6 2 (0.99%) CSS
6 2 (0.99%) HTML
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.99%) REST
7 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.50%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.50%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.46%) Clustering
5 9 (4.46%) Fixed Income
6 8 (3.96%) Replication
7 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.97%) Equities
8 5 (2.48%) PKI
9 4 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.98%) User Experience
10 3 (1.49%) CMDB
11 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (38.61%) Windows
2 62 (30.69%) Linux
3 35 (17.33%) Unix
4 34 (16.83%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.97%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.48%) CentOS
11 3 (1.49%) Debian
11 3 (1.49%) Solaris
12 2 (0.99%) AIX
12 2 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.99%) SUSE
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.50%) Android
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.37%) ITIL
2 23 (11.39%) Migration
3 22 (10.89%) Information Security
3 22 (10.89%) Load Balancing
4 21 (10.40%) DevOps
5 18 (8.91%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (8.91%) Security Operations
6 14 (6.93%) SIEM
7 13 (6.44%) Network Design
8 12 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.94%) Change Management
8 12 (5.94%) Configuration Management
8 12 (5.94%) High Availability
8 12 (5.94%) Project Management
8 12 (5.94%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (5.45%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.45%) Service Management
10 10 (4.95%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (4.46%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.35%) SQL
2 22 (10.89%) Python
3 20 (9.90%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.43%) Perl
5 13 (6.44%) Ruby
6 12 (5.94%) Java
7 11 (5.45%) Bash Shell
8 7 (3.47%) VBScript
9 6 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.48%) PHP
11 2 (0.99%) C
11 2 (0.99%) C#
11 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.99%) Korn
11 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.50%) Go
12 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (20.30%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (13.37%) CCNP
3 15 (7.43%) Degree
3 15 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.93%) CISSP
5 12 (5.94%) CCNA
6 10 (4.95%) CCSP
6 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.96%) CCIE
7 8 (3.96%) CCSE
7 8 (3.96%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.97%) CCMSE
8 6 (2.97%) CISM
8 6 (2.97%) CNA
8 6 (2.97%) GCIA
8 6 (2.97%) GCIH
8 6 (2.97%) GIAC
8 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.97%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (2.97%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.98%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) COBIT
5 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.97%) XenApp
5 5 (2.48%) Docker
5 5 (2.48%) Xen
6 4 (1.98%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.49%) XenServer
8 2 (0.99%) Firmware
8 2 (0.99%) iptables
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.50%) Ceph
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.91%) Puppet
2 14 (6.93%) SCCM
3 9 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.47%) Ansible
4 7 (3.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (3.47%) logstash
5 6 (2.97%) Control-M
5 6 (2.97%) HAProxy
5 6 (2.97%) Kibana
6 5 (2.48%) Nagios
6 5 (2.48%) SCOM
7 4 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.98%) SELinux
7 4 (1.98%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.49%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.49%) OPNET
8 3 (1.49%) QRadar
9 2 (0.99%) Nessus
9 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 93 (46.04%) Cisco
2 46 (22.77%) VMware
3 41 (20.30%) CheckPoint
4 28 (13.86%) Citrix
4 28 (13.86%) Palo Alto
5 24 (11.88%) Juniper
6 21 (10.40%) F5
6 21 (10.40%) Microsoft
7 15 (7.43%) Oracle
8 13 (6.44%) Blue Coat
9 11 (5.45%) HP
9 11 (5.45%) Red Hat
10 10 (4.95%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.46%) Aruba
12 8 (3.96%) Riverbed
12 8 (3.96%) Splunk
12 8 (3.96%) Sun
13 7 (3.47%) Arista
13 7 (3.47%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.48%) Meraki
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