The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / London
Rank 81 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 564 567 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.95% 2.70% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.07% 21.29% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 372 463
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.12 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.08% +27.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £18.84 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
2445 2663 2770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.68% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1732 1848
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 66
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.72% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the London region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 113 £430 +1.17% 42
Croydon +14 35 £473 +35.00% 1
Twickenham - 4 £400 -
New Malden -6 3 £143 - 3
Hounslow - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £375 -
Bromley +3 1 - -
Feltham -4 1 £490 +88.46% 2
Harrow - 1 £438 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - 1 £265 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 615 (46.21%) Cisco
2 416 (31.25%) Windows
3 379 (28.47%) Linux
4 361 (27.12%) VMware
5 331 (24.87%) WAN
6 318 (23.89%) LAN
7 302 (22.69%) CheckPoint
8 293 (22.01%) Cisco Certification
9 286 (21.49%) Finance
10 277 (20.81%) VPN
11 257 (19.31%) Network Security
12 241 (18.11%) DNS
13 235 (17.66%) TCP/IP
13 235 (17.66%) Microsoft
14 222 (16.68%) Juniper
15 219 (16.45%) Active Directory
16 218 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 201 (15.10%) CCNP
17 201 (15.10%) Windows Server
18 196 (14.73%) Data Centre
19 195 (14.65%) Load Balancing
20 194 (14.58%) Security Cleared
21 193 (14.50%) Cisco ASA
22 174 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
23 173 (13.00%) Unix
24 168 (12.62%) Python
25 161 (12.10%) SC Cleared
26 158 (11.87%) ITIL
27 152 (11.42%) DevOps
28 151 (11.34%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 103 (7.74%) Apache
2 101 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 79 (5.94%) Tomcat
4 67 (5.03%) IIS
5 62 (4.66%) nginx
6 57 (4.28%) SharePoint
7 40 (3.01%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 40 (3.01%) Skype for Business
8 33 (2.48%) WebSphere
9 31 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 25 (1.88%) Jetty
10 25 (1.88%) Mule ESB
10 25 (1.88%) WildFly
11 22 (1.65%) Confluence
12 19 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (1.20%) JBoss
14 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.83%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 59 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.88%) MS Office
2 25 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.075%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.075%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.075%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 151 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (3.76%) Office 365
4 38 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (2.85%) IaaS
5 32 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 30 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (2.25%) PaaS
6 30 (2.25%) SaaS
7 23 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (1.20%) GitHub
9 10 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.53%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.53%) Yammer
11 6 (0.45%) Heroku
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.38%) G Suite
13 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 331 (24.87%) WAN
2 318 (23.89%) LAN
3 277 (20.81%) VPN
4 257 (19.31%) Network Security
5 241 (18.11%) DNS
6 235 (17.66%) TCP/IP
7 193 (14.50%) Cisco ASA
8 151 (11.34%) Wireless
9 121 (9.09%) MPLS
10 112 (8.41%) SAN
11 106 (7.96%) SSL
12 105 (7.89%) DHCP
13 101 (7.59%) OSPF
14 100 (7.51%) BGP
15 97 (7.29%) Internet
16 95 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
17 75 (5.63%) VoIP
18 69 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
19 63 (4.73%) IPsec
20 60 (4.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 57 (4.28%) MySQL
4 49 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 43 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 32 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
7 27 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 21 (1.58%) Big Data
9 19 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.05%) DB2
11 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.75%) Redis
14 9 (0.68%) Sqoop
15 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 107 (8.04%) Jenkins
2 81 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.08%) JIRA
4 31 (2.33%) Gerrit
4 31 (2.33%) Mercurial
5 28 (2.10%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.73%) GitLab
7 16 (1.20%) Subversion
8 14 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 13 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 13 (0.98%) Maven
9 13 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.68%) ClearCase
10 9 (0.68%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.53%) XMLSpy
12 6 (0.45%) Selenium
12 6 (0.45%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.45%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.38%) Ant
13 5 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 286 (21.49%) Finance
2 99 (7.44%) Banking
3 50 (3.76%) Retail
4 46 (3.46%) Legal
5 36 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.35%) Back Office
7 18 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.28%) Marketing
9 11 (0.83%) Law
10 10 (0.75%) Advertising
11 8 (0.60%) Front Office
11 8 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.45%) Electronics
13 5 (0.38%) Billing
13 5 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.15%) Brand Awareness
14 2 (0.15%) Games
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 317 (23.82%) Network Engineer
2 179 (13.45%) Architect
3 142 (10.67%) Analyst
4 103 (7.74%) Security Engineer
5 101 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 95 (7.14%) Consultant
7 93 (6.99%) Cisco Engineer
8 85 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.63%) Security Analyst
10 72 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
11 71 (5.33%) Administrator
12 66 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
13 64 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 57 (4.28%) Support Engineer
15 56 (4.21%) Network Architect
16 49 (3.68%) Firewall Engineer
16 49 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
17 45 (3.38%) Developer
18 39 (2.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 38 (2.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (5.63%) Web Services
2 62 (4.66%) ELK Stack
3 46 (3.46%) LAMP
4 39 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
5 38 (2.85%) Middleware
6 37 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
7 35 (2.63%) J2EE
8 33 (2.48%) SOAP
9 32 (2.40%) LEMP Stack
10 31 (2.33%) .NET
11 26 (1.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 25 (1.88%) 802.1X
12 25 (1.88%) Django
12 25 (1.88%) REST
12 25 (1.88%) XML
13 22 (1.65%) JSON
14 19 (1.43%) boto
15 17 (1.28%) Regular Expression
16 16 (1.20%) XSLT
17 15 (1.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 196 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.46%) Clustering
5 40 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 35 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 31 (2.33%) PKI
8 30 (2.25%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.65%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.50%) DataPower
12 17 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.20%) Replication
14 14 (1.05%) NHS
15 12 (0.90%) Cryptography
15 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 9 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
18 8 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 416 (31.25%) Windows
2 379 (28.47%) Linux
3 201 (15.10%) Windows Server
4 173 (13.00%) Unix
5 130 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (4.21%) CentOS
10 45 (3.38%) AIX
11 44 (3.31%) Ubuntu
12 35 (2.63%) SUSE
13 30 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
14 23 (1.73%) Windows 7
15 21 (1.58%) Solaris
16 16 (1.20%) Windows 10
17 14 (1.05%) Windows 8
18 11 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.68%) Windows XP
20 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (14.65%) Load Balancing
2 174 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (11.87%) ITIL
4 152 (11.42%) DevOps
5 137 (10.29%) Migration
6 118 (8.87%) SIEM
7 103 (7.74%) Information Security
8 101 (7.59%) Security Operations
9 83 (6.24%) Configuration Management
10 78 (5.86%) High Availability
11 70 (5.26%) Change Management
11 70 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (5.18%) Network Design
13 68 (5.11%) Network Management
14 66 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (4.81%) Project Management
16 62 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
17 61 (4.58%) Vulnerability Management
18 59 (4.43%) Cybersecurity
19 58 (4.36%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 168 (12.62%) Python
2 146 (10.97%) SQL
3 123 (9.24%) Bash Shell
4 122 (9.17%) Perl
5 114 (8.56%) PowerShell
6 98 (7.36%) Java
7 35 (2.63%) PHP
7 35 (2.63%) Ruby
7 35 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 23 (1.73%) Korn
9 22 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.58%) C
11 20 (1.50%) C#
12 15 (1.13%) VBScript
13 14 (1.05%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.98%) Scala
15 7 (0.53%) C++
15 7 (0.53%) XPath
16 6 (0.45%) VB
17 4 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 293 (22.01%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (15.10%) CCNP
3 194 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 161 (12.10%) SC Cleared
5 137 (10.29%) CCNA
6 87 (6.54%) CCIE
7 81 (6.09%) CISSP
8 62 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 51 (3.83%) Degree
10 39 (2.93%) CISM
10 39 (2.93%) MCSE
11 32 (2.40%) CCSA
12 29 (2.18%) DV Cleared
13 27 (2.03%) JNCIP
14 26 (1.95%) JNCIS
14 26 (1.95%) MCSA
15 25 (1.88%) CCSE
16 23 (1.73%) CCDP
17 20 (1.50%) GIAC
18 18 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.94%) PCI DSS
2 68 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.88%) SLA
4 17 (1.28%) RMADS
5 13 (0.98%) COBIT
6 11 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (0.60%) QA
7 8 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.38%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.075%) BS25999
12 1 (0.075%) BS7799
12 1 (0.075%) GDPR
12 1 (0.075%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.075%) ISO20022
System Software
1 219 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 218 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (7.36%) Docker
4 89 (6.69%) Hyper-V
5 61 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (4.13%) vSphere
7 41 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (2.25%) Xen
9 27 (2.03%) VMware ESX
10 18 (1.35%) vCloud
11 17 (1.28%) XenApp
12 13 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 12 (0.90%) XenServer
14 11 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.75%) KVM
16 9 (0.68%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
17 7 (0.53%) Firmware
18 6 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 122 (9.17%) Puppet
2 108 (8.11%) Ansible
3 62 (4.66%) logstash
4 57 (4.28%) Kibana
5 49 (3.68%) ZABBIX
6 47 (3.53%) Nagios
7 39 (2.93%) HAProxy
8 38 (2.85%) Nessus
9 36 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
9 36 (2.70%) SCCM
10 33 (2.48%) Kubernetes
11 32 (2.40%) FortiGate
12 25 (1.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 25 (1.88%) Terraform
13 23 (1.73%) Rsyslog
14 21 (1.58%) yum
15 16 (1.20%) SCOM
15 16 (1.20%) WSUS
16 15 (1.13%) QRadar
17 14 (1.05%) Packer
Vendors
1 615 (46.21%) Cisco
2 361 (27.12%) VMware
3 302 (22.69%) CheckPoint
4 235 (17.66%) Microsoft
5 222 (16.68%) Juniper
6 133 (9.99%) Palo Alto
7 124 (9.32%) Citrix
8 117 (8.79%) Oracle
9 102 (7.66%) F5
10 97 (7.29%) Red Hat
11 81 (6.09%) HP
12 79 (5.94%) Fortinet
13 65 (4.88%) Blue Coat
14 63 (4.73%) Splunk
15 56 (4.21%) IBM
16 49 (3.68%) Aruba
17 42 (3.16%) Riverbed
18 39 (2.93%) SolarWinds
19 32 (2.40%) Dell
20 29 (2.18%) CA
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Michael Bailey Associates
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Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Ingenio
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