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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 62 101 97
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 700 440 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.31% 2.04% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.05% 16.72% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 298 282
Average daily rate
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£395 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% -28.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £52.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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
2794 2632 2713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.23% 12.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1703 1682
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 68 154
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +26 166 £400 - 75
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £375 - 1
Enfield -1 6 - -
Docklands, London +13 5 £414 +3.43% 1
Hounslow +2 4 - -
Croydon -5 2 - - 2
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Bromley - 2 £215 -
Canary Wharf +7 1 £450 +9.09%
Uxbridge +1 1 £375 -28.57% 1
Wimbledon +1 1 £425 +54.54%
Isleworth - 1 £483 - 1
Wembley - - - - 2
Worcester Park - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 4
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 843 (59.58%) Cisco
2 463 (32.72%) Windows
3 440 (31.10%) Cisco Certification
4 390 (27.56%) CheckPoint
5 350 (24.73%) VPN
6 324 (22.90%) WAN
7 318 (22.47%) Juniper
8 311 (21.98%) LAN
9 308 (21.77%) Finance
10 301 (21.27%) VMware
11 297 (20.99%) F5
12 283 (20.00%) CCNP
12 283 (20.00%) BGP
13 274 (19.36%) Network Security
14 273 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
15 265 (18.73%) DNS
16 258 (18.23%) TCP/IP
17 252 (17.81%) Linux
18 249 (17.60%) Microsoft
19 229 (16.18%) Active Directory
20 227 (16.04%) OSPF
21 194 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
22 186 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
22 186 (13.14%) MPLS
23 184 (13.00%) Load Balancing
24 180 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
25 177 (12.51%) UNIX
26 176 (12.44%) Banking
27 165 (11.66%) VLAN
28 163 (11.52%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 139 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 83 (5.87%) IIS
3 82 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (3.82%) Apache
5 53 (3.75%) Lync
6 52 (3.67%) SharePoint
7 41 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (2.61%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 23 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (1.13%) nginx
13 16 (1.13%) Confluence
14 15 (1.06%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.78%) WebSphere
15 11 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
16 10 (0.71%) JBoss
17 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 73 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 71 (5.02%) MS Office
3 29 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.78%) MS Project
5 1 (0.071%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.71%) RMDS
2 8 (0.57%) assyst
3 6 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.071%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.63%) Office 365
4 19 (1.34%) PaaS
5 17 (1.20%) IaaS
5 17 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.85%) SaaS
7 11 (0.78%) Heroku
7 11 (0.78%) Engine Yard
8 9 (0.64%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.57%) CloudFront
10 6 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.21%) ElastiCache
12 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.071%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 350 (24.73%) VPN
2 324 (22.90%) WAN
3 311 (21.98%) LAN
4 283 (20.00%) BGP
5 274 (19.36%) Network Security
6 273 (19.29%) Cisco ASA
7 265 (18.73%) DNS
8 258 (18.23%) TCP/IP
9 227 (16.04%) OSPF
10 194 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 186 (13.14%) MPLS
12 165 (11.66%) VLAN
13 145 (10.25%) SAN
14 139 (9.82%) DHCP
15 131 (9.26%) Wireless
16 130 (9.19%) EIGRP
17 110 (7.77%) Internet
18 98 (6.93%) SSL
18 98 (6.93%) IPsec
18 98 (6.93%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.25%) MySQL
3 39 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 35 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 32 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.99%) DB2
11 10 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.35%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.35%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.28%) Redis
16 3 (0.21%) Couchbase
16 3 (0.21%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 34 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 27 (1.91%) Subversion
3 26 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.63%) JIRA
4 23 (1.63%) TeamCity
5 13 (0.92%) Maven
6 10 (0.71%) JUnit
6 10 (0.71%) MSI
7 9 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.57%) Hudson
9 5 (0.35%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.35%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.28%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.28%) Selenium
11 3 (0.21%) Gradle
12 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.14%) Ant
12 2 (0.14%) Xcode
12 2 (0.14%) Introscope
General
1 308 (21.77%) Finance
2 176 (12.44%) Banking
3 94 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 78 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.33%) Games
6 31 (2.19%) Legal
7 29 (2.05%) Law
8 28 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.91%) Retail
10 16 (1.13%) Local Government
11 14 (0.99%) Front Office
12 10 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.49%) Marketing
14 6 (0.42%) Back Office
15 4 (0.28%) Advertising
15 4 (0.28%) Publishing
16 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.14%) French Language
17 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 411 (29.05%) Network Engineer
2 157 (11.10%) Analyst
3 130 (9.19%) Architect
4 108 (7.63%) Consultant
5 105 (7.42%) Support Engineer
6 104 (7.35%) Security Engineer
7 74 (5.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 70 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 63 (4.45%) Security Analyst
10 57 (4.03%) Network Support
11 54 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 53 (3.75%) Cisco Engineer
13 49 (3.46%) Network Analyst
14 45 (3.18%) Network Consultant
15 42 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
16 41 (2.90%) Security Consultant
17 40 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
17 40 (2.83%) Project Manager
18 36 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
18 36 (2.54%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.46%) Web Services
2 40 (2.83%) .NET
3 25 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (1.77%) Rendezvous
4 22 (1.55%) Middleware
5 20 (1.41%) CSS
6 14 (0.99%) MCollective
7 13 (0.92%) LAMP
7 13 (0.92%) HTML
8 11 (0.78%) WebSockets
8 11 (0.78%) J2EE
8 11 (0.78%) MSMQ
9 10 (0.71%) XML
9 10 (0.71%) Regular Expression
10 7 (0.49%) HTML5
11 6 (0.42%) libvirt
11 6 (0.42%) WAP
11 6 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.42%) REST
12 5 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.45%) Clustering
3 49 (3.46%) PKI
4 40 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 30 (2.12%) Replication
7 29 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.55%) FlexPod
9 22 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 22 (1.55%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.20%) CESG
10 17 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.06%) Open Source
12 14 (0.99%) Device Driver
12 14 (0.99%) Online Games
13 12 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.78%) CESG CLAS
14 11 (0.78%) NHS
15 9 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 463 (32.72%) Windows
2 252 (17.81%) Linux
3 186 (13.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 177 (12.51%) UNIX
5 121 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 104 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (5.30%) Windows 7
8 54 (3.82%) Solaris
9 40 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (2.40%) Windows XP
10 34 (2.40%) CentOS
11 32 (2.26%) Ubuntu
12 25 (1.77%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.13%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (1.06%) SUSE
15 14 (0.99%) AIX
16 6 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.42%) Debian
16 6 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (13.00%) Load Balancing
2 159 (11.24%) ITIL
3 126 (8.90%) Migration
4 95 (6.71%) Change Management
5 89 (6.29%) Information Security
6 88 (6.22%) Network Design
7 79 (5.58%) Service Management
8 75 (5.30%) Project Management
9 73 (5.16%) Network Monitoring
10 68 (4.81%) E-Commerce
11 61 (4.31%) DevOps
12 59 (4.17%) Network Management
13 54 (3.82%) Network Architecture
14 51 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
15 50 (3.53%) Mentoring
16 48 (3.39%) Incident Management
16 48 (3.39%) Service Delivery
17 47 (3.32%) Risk Management
18 46 (3.25%) Low Latency
19 42 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 134 (9.47%) SQL
2 98 (6.93%) Perl
3 64 (4.52%) Python
4 60 (4.24%) Java
5 43 (3.04%) Shell Script
6 35 (2.47%) Bash Shell
7 34 (2.40%) Ruby
8 28 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 24 (1.70%) C
10 21 (1.48%) C#
11 18 (1.27%) Korn
12 15 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 13 (0.92%) VBScript
14 12 (0.85%) C++
15 10 (0.71%) PHP
16 8 (0.57%) JavaScript
16 8 (0.57%) VB
17 7 (0.49%) R
18 5 (0.35%) Scala
19 4 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 440 (31.10%) Cisco Certification
2 283 (20.00%) CCNP
3 163 (11.52%) CCNA
4 129 (9.12%) CCIE
5 87 (6.15%) CISSP
5 87 (6.15%) Security Cleared
6 73 (5.16%) SC Cleared
7 60 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 57 (4.03%) Degree
9 53 (3.75%) CCSE
10 40 (2.83%) MCSE
11 29 (2.05%) CCSA
11 29 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (1.70%) GIAC
13 22 (1.55%) MCITP
14 21 (1.48%) CCSP
15 20 (1.41%) CEH
15 20 (1.41%) CISM
16 17 (1.20%) CCDP
17 16 (1.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.39%) SLA
2 34 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.55%) QA
5 17 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.42%) GPG13
7 1 (0.071%) COBIT
7 1 (0.071%) BS7799
7 1 (0.071%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.071%) GCP
7 1 (0.071%) GMP
7 1 (0.071%) GxP
System Software
1 229 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 180 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 75 (5.30%) vSphere
5 46 (3.25%) VMware ESX
6 44 (3.11%) ProxySG
7 38 (2.69%) XenApp
8 22 (1.55%) Xen
9 21 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.41%) Snort
11 18 (1.27%) XenServer
12 15 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (0.99%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.85%) Firmware
15 12 (0.85%) vCloud
15 12 (0.85%) Postfix
16 11 (0.78%) NLBS
16 11 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
17 10 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (4.24%) Puppet
2 53 (3.75%) SCCM
3 32 (2.26%) Backup Exec
4 29 (2.05%) FortiGate
5 28 (1.98%) CA Spectrum
6 26 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
8 23 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 23 (1.63%) RANCID
9 19 (1.34%) SCOM
9 19 (1.34%) OpenNMS
10 18 (1.27%) Salt
11 15 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
11 15 (1.06%) Cobbler
11 15 (1.06%) Nagios
12 14 (0.99%) Control-M
12 14 (0.99%) NetBackup
12 14 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
13 13 (0.92%) WSUS
13 13 (0.92%) MOM
Vendors
1 843 (59.58%) Cisco
2 390 (27.56%) CheckPoint
3 318 (22.47%) Juniper
4 301 (21.27%) VMware
5 297 (20.99%) F5
6 249 (17.60%) Microsoft
7 162 (11.45%) Citrix
8 157 (11.10%) Blue Coat
9 135 (9.54%) HP
10 102 (7.21%) Oracle
11 90 (6.36%) Red Hat
12 72 (5.09%) Fortinet
13 58 (4.10%) Symantec
14 56 (3.96%) SolarWinds
15 52 (3.67%) Riverbed
16 42 (2.97%) CA
17 41 (2.90%) NetApp
18 35 (2.47%) IBM
19 33 (2.33%) Splunk
19 33 (2.33%) TIBCO
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day £350.00 Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago