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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 63 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
+42 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 720 515 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.01% 2.03% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.50% 16.79% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 328 291
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.88 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.98% +39.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £19.25 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £51.60 £56.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -1.11%
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
3064 3068 3621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.80% 12.09% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1896 1980 2142
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 97 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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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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 +58 209 £419 +11.66% 60
Docklands, London +19 9 £293 -39.69%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 5 £315 -16.00%
Croydon +3 4 £419 +43.16% 4
Greenwich - 4 £384 -
Bromley - 3 £175 -
Uxbridge -3 1 £585 - 1
Ilford - 1 £425 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 3
Wembley - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 636 (49.73%) Cisco
2 431 (33.70%) Windows
3 329 (25.72%) Cisco Certification
4 313 (24.47%) CheckPoint
5 297 (23.22%) VPN
5 297 (23.22%) WAN
6 283 (22.13%) Finance
7 280 (21.89%) LAN
8 277 (21.66%) Linux
9 270 (21.11%) Active Directory
10 260 (20.33%) Microsoft
11 254 (19.86%) DNS
12 250 (19.55%) Network Security
13 244 (19.08%) Juniper
14 240 (18.76%) TCP/IP
15 226 (17.67%) CCNP
16 218 (17.04%) VMware
17 191 (14.93%) ITIL
18 190 (14.86%) UNIX
19 179 (14.00%) F5
20 163 (12.74%) Banking
21 161 (12.59%) SQL
22 160 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
23 155 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
24 154 (12.04%) Citrix
25 142 (11.10%) MS Exchange
26 141 (11.02%) SAN
27 135 (10.56%) BGP
28 132 (10.32%) Cisco Nexus
29 127 (9.93%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 142 (11.10%) MS Exchange
2 70 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (5.39%) IIS
4 65 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 40 (3.13%) Apache
6 37 (2.89%) Lync
7 36 (2.81%) WebSphere
8 34 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 29 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.56%) Tomcat
12 14 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (1.02%) Confluence
14 12 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (0.70%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.70%) CMS
16 9 (0.70%) ColdFusion
17 8 (0.63%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 100 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 65 (5.08%) MS Office
3 15 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.94%) MS Project
5 9 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) assyst
2 10 (0.78%) RMDS
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.16%) Agresso
5 1 (0.078%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.25%) Office 365
3 14 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.09%) SaaS
4 8 (0.63%) PaaS
4 8 (0.63%) IaaS
5 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.31%) Joyent
6 4 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.078%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 297 (23.22%) WAN
1 297 (23.22%) VPN
2 280 (21.89%) LAN
3 254 (19.86%) DNS
4 250 (19.55%) Network Security
5 240 (18.76%) TCP/IP
6 155 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
7 141 (11.02%) SAN
8 135 (10.56%) BGP
9 132 (10.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 127 (9.93%) DHCP
11 122 (9.54%) VLAN
12 119 (9.30%) Wireless
13 106 (8.29%) MPLS
14 99 (7.74%) SSL
15 98 (7.66%) Multicast
16 94 (7.35%) OSPF
17 91 (7.11%) Internet
18 82 (6.41%) VoIP
19 74 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.19%) MySQL
3 21 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.02%) DB2
5 9 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
6 8 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.31%) Redis
11 2 (0.16%) Big Data
11 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (1.80%) JIRA
2 20 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.25%) TeamCity
4 11 (0.86%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.47%) JUnit
7 5 (0.39%) Selenium
7 5 (0.39%) MSI
8 4 (0.31%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.16%) GCC
11 1 (0.078%) Redmine
11 1 (0.078%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.078%) Trac
11 1 (0.078%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.078%) Ant
11 1 (0.078%) Mercurial
General
1 283 (22.13%) Finance
2 163 (12.74%) Banking
3 61 (4.77%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.83%) Financial Institution
5 47 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.27%) Retail
7 25 (1.95%) Advertising
8 23 (1.80%) Front Office
9 20 (1.56%) Law
9 20 (1.56%) French Language
9 20 (1.56%) Spanish Language
10 19 (1.49%) Marketing
10 19 (1.49%) Legal
11 14 (1.09%) Publishing
11 14 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
12 13 (1.02%) Back Office
13 8 (0.63%) Local Government
14 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 288 (22.52%) Network Engineer
2 171 (13.37%) Analyst
3 122 (9.54%) Security Engineer
4 121 (9.46%) Architect
5 88 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 85 (6.65%) Consultant
7 74 (5.79%) Security Analyst
8 67 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
9 64 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 55 (4.30%) Administrator
11 51 (3.99%) Project Manager
12 42 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 42 (3.28%) Security Consultant
12 42 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
13 41 (3.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 37 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
15 35 (2.74%) Network Analyst
15 35 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
16 33 (2.58%) Network Consultant
16 33 (2.58%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.97%) Web Services
2 37 (2.89%) Rendezvous
3 31 (2.42%) .NET
4 30 (2.35%) Middleware
5 24 (1.88%) CSS
6 23 (1.80%) XML
7 21 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
8 19 (1.49%) JSON
9 17 (1.33%) WebSockets
10 16 (1.25%) HTML
11 14 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (0.78%) SOAP
12 10 (0.78%) ASP.NET
12 10 (0.78%) XMPP
13 9 (0.70%) LAMP
13 9 (0.70%) Regular Expression
14 8 (0.63%) Application Packaging
15 7 (0.55%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.55%) REST
16 6 (0.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (3.52%) Clustering
3 44 (3.44%) Blackberry
4 40 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.66%) Replication
6 33 (2.58%) Fixed Income
7 32 (2.50%) PKI
8 30 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.64%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.49%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.41%) Open Source
12 14 (1.09%) CESG
13 10 (0.78%) Equities
14 9 (0.70%) SecurID
14 9 (0.70%) FMCG
15 8 (0.63%) CESG CLAS
15 8 (0.63%) Cryptography
15 8 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 431 (33.70%) Windows
2 277 (21.66%) Linux
3 190 (14.86%) UNIX
4 125 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (5.00%) Windows 7
9 39 (3.05%) Solaris
10 33 (2.58%) Windows XP
11 19 (1.49%) Windows 8
12 15 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (1.09%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.86%) SUSE
14 11 (0.86%) AIX
15 10 (0.78%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.78%) Android
16 8 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (14.93%) ITIL
2 112 (8.76%) Information Security
2 112 (8.76%) Load Balancing
3 109 (8.52%) Project Management
4 102 (7.97%) Migration
5 88 (6.88%) Change Management
6 69 (5.39%) Service Management
7 65 (5.08%) SIEM
8 63 (4.93%) Network Design
9 61 (4.77%) Security Architecture
10 55 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
10 55 (4.30%) Low Latency
11 54 (4.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 51 (3.99%) Service Delivery
13 50 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (3.91%) Risk Management
14 44 (3.44%) Change Control
15 43 (3.36%) DevOps
15 43 (3.36%) Kalman Filter
16 42 (3.28%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 161 (12.59%) SQL
2 88 (6.88%) Perl
3 61 (4.77%) Java
4 59 (4.61%) Python
5 41 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 34 (2.66%) C
7 27 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.33%) VB
11 16 (1.25%) Ruby
12 15 (1.17%) C#
13 14 (1.09%) PHP
14 11 (0.86%) VBA
15 10 (0.78%) VBScript
15 10 (0.78%) C++
16 9 (0.70%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.70%) Korn
17 4 (0.31%) C-shell
18 3 (0.23%) Jython
Qualifications
1 329 (25.72%) Cisco Certification
2 226 (17.67%) CCNP
3 124 (9.70%) CCNA
4 103 (8.05%) CISSP
5 75 (5.86%) CCIE
6 73 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 62 (4.85%) MCSE
8 57 (4.46%) Degree
8 57 (4.46%) Security Cleared
9 46 (3.60%) SC Cleared
10 44 (3.44%) CCSE
11 34 (2.66%) CISM
12 28 (2.19%) JNCIS
13 25 (1.95%) CCVP
14 22 (1.72%) MCITP
14 22 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.72%) MCP
15 20 (1.56%) GIAC
16 18 (1.41%) CCSA
16 18 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (1.49%) SLA
5 18 (1.41%) QA
6 8 (0.63%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
8 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.16%) GCP
8 2 (0.16%) GMP
9 1 (0.078%) TickIT
9 1 (0.078%) GPG13
System Software
1 270 (21.11%) Active Directory
2 160 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 56 (4.38%) vSphere
5 50 (3.91%) XenApp
6 27 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 27 (2.11%) Xen
7 21 (1.64%) ProxySG
7 21 (1.64%) NFS
7 21 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (1.41%) Snort
9 16 (1.25%) NLBS
9 16 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 13 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (0.94%) UAG
12 11 (0.86%) vCloud
13 10 (0.78%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.70%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 45 (3.52%) SCCM
2 40 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (2.11%) Puppet
3 27 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
5 18 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
6 17 (1.33%) WSUS
6 17 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (1.25%) Tivoli
7 16 (1.25%) SCOM
7 16 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
8 15 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 13 (1.02%) Control-M
10 12 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 11 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.78%) OpenView
12 10 (0.78%) FortiGate
13 9 (0.70%) OPNET
13 9 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 636 (49.73%) Cisco
2 313 (24.47%) CheckPoint
3 260 (20.33%) Microsoft
4 244 (19.08%) Juniper
5 218 (17.04%) VMware
6 179 (14.00%) F5
7 154 (12.04%) Citrix
8 127 (9.93%) HP
9 107 (8.37%) Blue Coat
10 86 (6.72%) Oracle
11 79 (6.18%) Red Hat
12 60 (4.69%) IBM
13 52 (4.07%) Symantec
14 51 (3.99%) Websense
15 48 (3.75%) TIBCO
16 46 (3.60%) McAfee
17 44 (3.44%) NetApp
18 42 (3.28%) SolarWinds
19 35 (2.74%) EMC
20 31 (2.42%) Reuters
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