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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 88 64 107
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +43
Contract jobs citing Firewall 559 697 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.64% 3.28% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.74% 24.66% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 479 290
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Average hourly rate £38.75 £22.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.13% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.06 £17.40 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £29.00 £52.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
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
2695 2826 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 13.31% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1855 1717
Average daily rate £420 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 79 74
Average hourly rate £25.12 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.18% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.14 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 73 £425 +6.25% 50
Croydon -1 11 £375 - 1
New Malden - 5 - -
Feltham +2 2 £355 -
Uxbridge +2 2 - -
Canary Wharf 0 2 £260 -42.22%
Harrow -1 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £300 - 1
Westminster - 2 £413 -
Ilford -1 1 £200 -42.85%
Ealing -5 1 - -
Bromley -9 1 - - 2
Osterley - 1 £420 -
Hillingdon - 1 £388 -
Romford - 1 £200 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 595 (51.25%) Cisco
2 389 (33.51%) Windows
3 341 (29.37%) LAN
4 333 (28.68%) WAN
5 317 (27.30%) Cisco Certification
6 308 (26.53%) Finance
7 297 (25.58%) VPN
8 279 (24.03%) Linux
9 250 (21.53%) DNS
10 249 (21.45%) CheckPoint
11 243 (20.93%) Active Directory
12 229 (19.72%) Juniper
13 226 (19.47%) CCNP
14 225 (19.38%) VMware
15 212 (18.26%) Microsoft
16 211 (18.17%) Network Security
17 207 (17.83%) Data Centre
18 199 (17.14%) TCP/IP
19 187 (16.11%) F5
20 175 (15.07%) OSPF
21 164 (14.13%) Wireless
22 163 (14.04%) BGP
23 158 (13.61%) DHCP
23 158 (13.61%) ITIL
23 158 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
24 145 (12.49%) Windows Server
25 140 (12.06%) Unix
26 138 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
27 137 (11.80%) Cisco Nexus
28 134 (11.54%) Information Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 93 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 47 (4.05%) IIS
3 36 (3.10%) Apache
4 32 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 29 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 27 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 27 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.98%) Confluence
8 16 (1.38%) nginx
9 15 (1.29%) Node.js
10 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.03%) JBoss
12 11 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.78%) MQSeries
14 9 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.69%) Alfresco
15 8 (0.69%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 79 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.74%) MS Office
3 25 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.52%) MS Project
6 5 (0.43%) HipChat
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.26%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.086%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 24 (2.07%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.52%) BusinessWare
2 6 (0.52%) SAP R/3
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.34%) Relativity
5 2 (0.17%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.086%) Maximo
6 1 (0.086%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.086%) RMDS
6 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.086%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (4.39%) Office 365
3 27 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.46%) IaaS
5 13 (1.12%) SaaS
6 11 (0.95%) PaaS
7 10 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
8 9 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.52%) GitHub
11 5 (0.43%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 341 (29.37%) LAN
2 333 (28.68%) WAN
3 297 (25.58%) VPN
4 250 (21.53%) DNS
5 211 (18.17%) Network Security
6 199 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 175 (15.07%) OSPF
8 164 (14.13%) Wireless
9 163 (14.04%) BGP
10 158 (13.61%) Cisco ASA
10 158 (13.61%) DHCP
11 137 (11.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 127 (10.94%) Internet
13 126 (10.85%) MPLS
14 117 (10.08%) SAN
15 103 (8.87%) SSL
16 95 (8.18%) EIGRP
16 95 (8.18%) VLAN
17 77 (6.63%) IPsec
18 76 (6.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.67%) MySQL
3 30 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 17 (1.46%) Big Data
6 15 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.03%) DB2
10 10 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.52%) DB2 UDB
14 4 (0.34%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.62%) Jenkins
3 29 (2.50%) Subversion
4 28 (2.41%) JIRA
5 19 (1.64%) Maven
6 18 (1.55%) Selenium
7 14 (1.21%) Artifactory
7 14 (1.21%) Gradle
8 13 (1.12%) Gerrit
9 12 (1.03%) Hudson
10 11 (0.95%) JMeter
11 9 (0.78%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.52%) Gitweb
13 6 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.52%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.43%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.43%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.43%) MSI
15 4 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 308 (26.53%) Finance
2 103 (8.87%) Banking
3 47 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 41 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 40 (3.45%) Retail
6 28 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.38%) Front Office
8 13 (1.12%) Legal
9 12 (1.03%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.78%) Advertising
11 8 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.60%) Back Office
12 7 (0.60%) Games
12 7 (0.60%) Law
12 7 (0.60%) Publishing
13 6 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.34%) Local Government
15 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 334 (28.77%) Network Engineer
2 168 (14.47%) Architect
3 113 (9.73%) Security Engineer
4 100 (8.61%) Analyst
4 100 (8.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 92 (7.92%) Consultant
6 86 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 80 (6.89%) Network Security Engineer
8 76 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (6.37%) Network Architect
10 65 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 62 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
12 61 (5.25%) Administrator
13 47 (4.05%) Firewall Engineer
14 44 (3.79%) Security Architect
14 44 (3.79%) Security Consultant
15 42 (3.62%) Project Manager
16 33 (2.84%) Juniper Engineer
16 33 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
17 32 (2.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.00%) Web Services
2 23 (1.98%) Middleware
2 23 (1.98%) Rendezvous
3 21 (1.81%) .NET
4 18 (1.55%) XML
5 16 (1.38%) HTML
5 16 (1.38%) LAMP
6 15 (1.29%) LAPP Stack
7 14 (1.21%) 802.1X
8 13 (1.12%) J2EE
9 12 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.95%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (0.86%) CSS
11 10 (0.86%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (0.86%) jQuery
12 9 (0.78%) WebSockets
13 8 (0.69%) JMS
13 8 (0.69%) RESTful
13 8 (0.69%) Spring
14 7 (0.60%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 207 (17.83%) Data Centre
2 79 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (2.84%) PKI
7 19 (1.64%) Clustering
7 19 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 16 (1.38%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.12%) BYOD
11 13 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.03%) New Media
13 11 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.86%) iPhone
14 10 (0.86%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 389 (33.51%) Windows
2 279 (24.03%) Linux
3 145 (12.49%) Windows Server
4 140 (12.06%) Unix
5 84 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (4.31%) Windows 7
9 48 (4.13%) CentOS
10 24 (2.07%) Ubuntu
11 22 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (1.38%) Android
12 16 (1.38%) Solaris
13 15 (1.29%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.12%) AIX
15 12 (1.03%) SUSE
16 9 (0.78%) Debian
16 9 (0.78%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (13.61%) ITIL
2 134 (11.54%) Information Security
3 129 (11.11%) Migration
4 116 (9.99%) Load Balancing
5 103 (8.87%) Network Design
6 100 (8.61%) Project Management
7 85 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (6.72%) Change Management
9 62 (5.34%) SIEM
10 54 (4.65%) Network Architecture
11 52 (4.48%) Security Architecture
12 50 (4.31%) Configuration Management
13 48 (4.13%) DevOps
14 42 (3.62%) Vulnerability Management
15 41 (3.53%) Problem Management
16 39 (3.36%) Risk Management
17 37 (3.19%) Penetration Testing
18 36 (3.10%) Security Operations
18 36 (3.10%) TOGAF
19 35 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 131 (11.28%) SQL
2 76 (6.55%) Python
3 53 (4.57%) Bash Shell
4 52 (4.48%) Java
5 48 (4.13%) Perl
6 44 (3.79%) PowerShell
7 29 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.64%) C
10 15 (1.29%) Ruby
11 14 (1.21%) PHP
12 13 (1.12%) C++
13 8 (0.69%) C#
14 7 (0.60%) VB
14 7 (0.60%) VBScript
15 6 (0.52%) Korn
15 6 (0.52%) Lisp
16 4 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.34%) VBA
17 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 317 (27.30%) Cisco Certification
2 226 (19.47%) CCNP
3 106 (9.13%) CCNA
4 105 (9.04%) Security Cleared
5 94 (8.10%) CISSP
6 91 (7.84%) CCIE
7 78 (6.72%) SC Cleared
8 75 (6.46%) Degree
9 56 (4.82%) CISM
10 34 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (2.41%) CCSE
12 25 (2.15%) MCSE
13 24 (2.07%) GIAC
14 23 (1.98%) CCSA
15 22 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (1.81%) CISA
17 17 (1.46%) MCSA
17 17 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 16 (1.38%) JNCIP
18 16 (1.38%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.38%) COBIT
3 16 (1.38%) SLA
4 8 (0.69%) ISO27002
5 7 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.52%) QA
7 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.26%) ISO15022
8 3 (0.26%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.17%) RMADS
10 1 (0.086%) BS7799
10 1 (0.086%) COSO
10 1 (0.086%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.086%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
System Software
1 243 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 138 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 48 (4.13%) vSphere
4 39 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (3.01%) XenApp
6 27 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 25 (2.15%) Snort
8 17 (1.46%) vCloud
9 16 (1.38%) Firmware
10 15 (1.29%) iptables
10 15 (1.29%) ProxySG
10 15 (1.29%) XenServer
11 13 (1.12%) NFS
12 12 (1.03%) Docker
13 11 (0.95%) Samba
14 10 (0.86%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.78%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (4.65%) Puppet
2 45 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 30 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (2.33%) ZABBIX
5 26 (2.24%) SCCM
6 25 (2.15%) Ansible
6 25 (2.15%) Salt
7 23 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
8 21 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 20 (1.72%) Proventia
10 17 (1.46%) Nagios
11 14 (1.21%) Backup Exec
11 14 (1.21%) WSUS
12 11 (0.95%) logstash
13 10 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.86%) Kibana
13 10 (0.86%) QRadar
14 9 (0.78%) SCOM
15 8 (0.69%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 595 (51.25%) Cisco
2 249 (21.45%) CheckPoint
3 229 (19.72%) Juniper
4 225 (19.38%) VMware
5 212 (18.26%) Microsoft
6 187 (16.11%) F5
7 114 (9.82%) Citrix
8 102 (8.79%) Palo Alto
9 88 (7.58%) Oracle
10 59 (5.08%) HP
11 57 (4.91%) SolarWinds
12 52 (4.48%) Fortinet
12 52 (4.48%) Splunk
13 49 (4.22%) Blue Coat
14 48 (4.13%) Red Hat
15 45 (3.88%) IBM
15 45 (3.88%) Riverbed
16 38 (3.27%) Dell
17 34 (2.93%) ArcSight
18 31 (2.67%) Aruba
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