The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 66 76 122
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +46
Contract jobs citing Firewall 683 608 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.99% 2.65% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.43% 21.64% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 385 278
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £261 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £15.40 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £34.02 £55.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
Firewall
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3045 2810 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.32% 12.26% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 1785 1803
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in London

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the London region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in London

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in London

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the London region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in London

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 189 £435 +10.12% 60
Docklands, London +2 6 £550 +15.78%
Ilford - 5 £450 -
Croydon -13 4 £438 -14.63% 1
Isleworth - 4 - - 1
Bromley -5 3 £243 -57.82%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 2 £336 - 2
Hammersmith -7 2 £438 +13.63% 1
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £350 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 726 (52.46%) Cisco
2 482 (34.83%) Windows
3 399 (28.83%) LAN
4 396 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
5 394 (28.47%) WAN
6 362 (26.16%) VPN
7 333 (24.06%) CheckPoint
8 317 (22.90%) Finance
9 307 (22.18%) VMware
10 303 (21.89%) Linux
11 288 (20.81%) DNS
12 285 (20.59%) Juniper
13 252 (18.21%) Cisco ASA
14 250 (18.06%) CCNP
15 246 (17.77%) Network Security
16 245 (17.70%) F5
17 244 (17.63%) Microsoft
17 244 (17.63%) Active Directory
18 231 (16.69%) TCP/IP
19 223 (16.11%) Data Centre
20 221 (15.97%) MPLS
21 214 (15.46%) Wireless
22 200 (14.45%) BGP
23 194 (14.02%) UNIX
24 192 (13.87%) Citrix
25 185 (13.37%) ITIL
26 182 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
27 174 (12.57%) Load Balancing
28 170 (12.28%) SQL
29 168 (12.14%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 130 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 103 (7.44%) IIS
3 69 (4.99%) Apache
4 60 (4.34%) Tomcat
4 60 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (3.03%) Lync
6 41 (2.96%) SharePoint
7 39 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (2.10%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (1.73%) JBoss
12 22 (1.59%) nginx
13 19 (1.37%) WebLogic
14 18 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
15 16 (1.16%) Mule ESB
16 13 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
17 10 (0.72%) OpenStack
18 8 (0.58%) Node.js
18 8 (0.58%) Drupal
Applications
1 76 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.97%) MS Office
3 28 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.51%) MS Project
6 1 (0.072%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.29%) RMDS
3 3 (0.22%) Tridion
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 80 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.53%) Office 365
4 22 (1.59%) SaaS
5 20 (1.45%) PaaS
6 19 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.23%) IaaS
7 17 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.65%) CloudFront
11 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.29%) Heroku
13 4 (0.29%) Engine Yard
13 4 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.22%) Yammer
15 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 399 (28.83%) LAN
2 394 (28.47%) WAN
3 362 (26.16%) VPN
4 288 (20.81%) DNS
5 252 (18.21%) Cisco ASA
6 246 (17.77%) Network Security
7 231 (16.69%) TCP/IP
8 221 (15.97%) MPLS
9 214 (15.46%) Wireless
10 200 (14.45%) BGP
11 168 (12.14%) OSPF
12 167 (12.07%) VLAN
13 159 (11.49%) DHCP
14 154 (11.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 147 (10.62%) SAN
16 119 (8.60%) VoIP
16 119 (8.60%) Cisco IOS
17 112 (8.09%) Internet
18 107 (7.73%) IPsec
19 103 (7.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.26%) MySQL
3 58 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 28 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 26 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (0.94%) Redis
9 13 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.65%) Big Data
14 6 (0.43%) JasperReports
14 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.36%) DB2
16 4 (0.29%) Informix
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 70 (5.06%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.11%) Subversion
4 41 (2.96%) Maven
5 39 (2.82%) TeamCity
6 35 (2.53%) JIRA
7 34 (2.46%) Mercurial
8 26 (1.88%) Gradle
9 24 (1.73%) Ant
10 21 (1.52%) MSBuild
11 18 (1.30%) Gerrit
12 16 (1.16%) Artifactory
12 16 (1.16%) SonarQube
13 15 (1.08%) JUnit
13 15 (1.08%) Eclipse
14 10 (0.72%) Hudson
15 9 (0.65%) Introscope
16 8 (0.58%) Visual Studio
17 7 (0.51%) Selenium
18 6 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 317 (22.90%) Finance
2 136 (9.83%) Banking
3 67 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 56 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.46%) Retail
6 33 (2.38%) Games
7 23 (1.66%) Multimedia
8 18 (1.30%) Back Office
9 15 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.08%) Legal
10 12 (0.87%) Advertising
11 11 (0.79%) Marketing
12 10 (0.72%) Local Government
12 10 (0.72%) Front Office
13 6 (0.43%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Publishing
15 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 374 (27.02%) Network Engineer
2 162 (11.71%) Architect
3 143 (10.33%) Analyst
4 102 (7.37%) Consultant
5 91 (6.58%) Security Engineer
6 89 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 72 (5.20%) Support Engineer
8 63 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 58 (4.19%) Senior Network Engineer
10 52 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
11 51 (3.68%) Network Architect
12 50 (3.61%) Security Analyst
13 49 (3.54%) Administrator
14 44 (3.18%) Project Manager
15 40 (2.89%) Support Analyst
15 40 (2.89%) Network Support
16 39 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
17 37 (2.67%) Security Consultant
18 36 (2.60%) Network Consultant
18 36 (2.60%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.26%) Web Services
2 53 (3.83%) .NET
3 35 (2.53%) Rendezvous
3 35 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
4 29 (2.10%) Middleware
4 29 (2.10%) J2EE
5 26 (1.88%) LAMP
6 21 (1.52%) Django
7 19 (1.37%) XML
8 18 (1.30%) HTML
9 15 (1.08%) MCollective
9 15 (1.08%) SAML
9 15 (1.08%) XMPP
10 14 (1.01%) Java EE
11 13 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (0.72%) CSS
13 9 (0.65%) JSP
13 9 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (0.65%) jQuery
14 6 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 223 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.27%) PKI
3 61 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (3.97%) Fixed Income
5 45 (3.25%) Clustering
6 44 (3.18%) Blackberry
7 35 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 32 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 24 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 22 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 21 (1.52%) Eurex
12 21 (1.52%) iPhone
13 19 (1.37%) NHS
14 18 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (1.30%) iPad
14 18 (1.30%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.16%) Streaming Video
16 15 (1.08%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 482 (34.83%) Windows
2 303 (21.89%) Linux
3 194 (14.02%) UNIX
4 153 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 90 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 79 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 73 (5.27%) Solaris
8 62 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (3.32%) CentOS
10 45 (3.25%) Ubuntu
11 23 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 22 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
13 19 (1.37%) Android
14 16 (1.16%) AIX
15 15 (1.08%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (13.37%) ITIL
2 174 (12.57%) Load Balancing
3 109 (7.88%) Project Management
4 105 (7.59%) Migration
5 72 (5.20%) Information Security
5 72 (5.20%) Service Management
5 72 (5.20%) DevOps
6 69 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (4.62%) Network Management
8 59 (4.26%) Change Management
9 58 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
10 55 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 49 (3.54%) E-Commerce
11 49 (3.54%) Network Design
11 49 (3.54%) Problem Management
12 48 (3.47%) Business Continuity
12 48 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 44 (3.18%) Performance Management
14 43 (3.11%) SIEM
14 43 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 170 (12.28%) SQL
2 110 (7.95%) Python
3 109 (7.88%) Java
4 87 (6.29%) Perl
5 71 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 44 (3.18%) Ruby
7 38 (2.75%) PHP
8 35 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 32 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 26 (1.88%) C++
11 25 (1.81%) JavaScript
12 18 (1.30%) C
13 15 (1.08%) C#
14 11 (0.79%) VB
15 10 (0.72%) VBScript
16 9 (0.65%) Korn
17 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.22%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 396 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (18.06%) CCNP
3 142 (10.26%) CCNA
4 95 (6.86%) Security Cleared
5 80 (5.78%) CISSP
6 79 (5.71%) CCIE
7 69 (4.99%) SC Cleared
8 68 (4.91%) Degree
9 63 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 48 (3.47%) MCSE
11 38 (2.75%) CCSE
12 33 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (2.31%) CCSA
14 22 (1.59%) MCP
15 21 (1.52%) MCTS
15 21 (1.52%) MCITP
16 20 (1.45%) CISM
17 15 (1.08%) CEH
18 13 (0.94%) JNCIA
18 13 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.68%) SLA
2 43 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.66%) QA
5 10 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.43%) COBIT
6 6 (0.43%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.22%) BS7799
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.072%) GPG13
9 1 (0.072%) PMBOK
System Software
1 244 (17.63%) Active Directory
2 182 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 77 (5.56%) vSphere
4 46 (3.32%) XenApp
5 43 (3.11%) ProxySG
6 31 (2.24%) vCloud
7 28 (2.02%) XenServer
8 26 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (1.59%) Docker
11 21 (1.52%) NLBS
12 19 (1.37%) Xen
13 15 (1.08%) Snort
14 12 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.87%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.72%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.65%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.58%) Firmware
17 8 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 68 (4.91%) Puppet
2 41 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (2.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (2.46%) BladeLogic
4 32 (2.31%) ITRS Geneos
5 29 (2.10%) FortiGate
6 27 (1.95%) CA Single Sign-On
7 26 (1.88%) SCCM
7 26 (1.88%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.81%) Ansible
9 24 (1.73%) WSUS
10 23 (1.66%) Control-M
10 23 (1.66%) Salt
11 20 (1.45%) logstash
12 17 (1.23%) Kibana
12 17 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
13 16 (1.16%) HAProxy
13 16 (1.16%) RANCID
13 16 (1.16%) Rundeck
14 15 (1.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 726 (52.46%) Cisco
2 333 (24.06%) CheckPoint
3 307 (22.18%) VMware
4 285 (20.59%) Juniper
5 245 (17.70%) F5
6 244 (17.63%) Microsoft
7 192 (13.87%) Citrix
8 138 (9.97%) Oracle
9 126 (9.10%) Blue Coat
10 115 (8.31%) HP
11 113 (8.16%) Red Hat
12 90 (6.50%) SolarWinds
13 64 (4.62%) CA
14 58 (4.19%) Infoblox
15 47 (3.40%) Nortel
15 47 (3.40%) Avaya
16 42 (3.03%) IBM
16 42 (3.03%) NetApp
16 42 (3.03%) Splunk
17 41 (2.96%) Aruba
East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £281.79 - £356.16 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Fusion4IT.com
Rate: From £130 to £150 per day - potential to become a permanent position
Posted: 24 days ago