The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 69 108 85
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 642 479 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.72% 1.98% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.60% 17.02% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 310 356
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.13 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.71% +22.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £23.65 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £53.40 £63.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.95% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2841 2815 3595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.05% 11.61% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1770 2080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +43 172 £375 -3.22% 76
Canary Wharf - 8 £380 -
Docklands, London +15 7 £475 -2.06%
Croydon +2 3 £513 +138.37% 3
Sidcup - 3 - - 1
Hammersmith +2 2 £385 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £425 - 2
Uxbridge +1 1 £550 -
Hayes -9 1 - - 2
Bromley - 1 - - 1
Chislehurst - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Ilford - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - - 1
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 2
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Hackney - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 580 (49.53%) Cisco
2 408 (34.84%) Windows
3 299 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
4 283 (24.17%) WAN
5 280 (23.91%) CheckPoint
6 275 (23.48%) Finance
7 258 (22.03%) LAN
7 258 (22.03%) Linux
8 257 (21.95%) VPN
9 245 (20.92%) Active Directory
10 240 (20.50%) Microsoft
11 229 (19.56%) DNS
12 218 (18.62%) TCP/IP
13 216 (18.45%) CCNP
13 216 (18.45%) VMware
14 211 (18.02%) Juniper
15 209 (17.85%) Network Security
16 177 (15.12%) ITIL
17 168 (14.35%) UNIX
18 162 (13.83%) F5
19 161 (13.75%) Banking
20 156 (13.32%) Citrix
21 149 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
22 144 (12.30%) SQL
23 135 (11.53%) MS Exchange
24 124 (10.59%) SAN
25 123 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
26 121 (10.33%) CCNA
27 120 (10.25%) Wireless
28 119 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 135 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 71 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 52 (4.44%) IIS
5 36 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (2.90%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.73%) Lync
8 31 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 28 (2.39%) Apache
9 28 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.02%) Confluence
13 11 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.77%) ColdFusion
15 9 (0.77%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.77%) CMS
16 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 88 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 54 (4.61%) MS Office
3 14 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.60%) MS Project
5 4 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.085%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.45%) RMDS
2 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.43%) assyst
4 2 (0.17%) Agresso
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.085%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.28%) Office 365
1 15 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.94%) SaaS
3 10 (0.85%) IaaS
4 9 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.68%) PaaS
6 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.34%) Joyent
8 2 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.085%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 283 (24.17%) WAN
2 258 (22.03%) LAN
3 257 (21.95%) VPN
4 229 (19.56%) DNS
5 218 (18.62%) TCP/IP
6 209 (17.85%) Network Security
7 124 (10.59%) SAN
8 123 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
9 120 (10.25%) Wireless
10 107 (9.14%) BGP
11 105 (8.97%) DHCP
12 98 (8.37%) MPLS
12 98 (8.37%) VLAN
13 94 (8.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 89 (7.60%) Multicast
15 88 (7.51%) VoIP
16 84 (7.17%) SSL
17 73 (6.23%) OSPF
18 69 (5.89%) Internet
19 62 (5.29%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (2.13%) MySQL
3 17 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.85%) DB2
6 8 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.34%) Redis
10 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.45%) JIRA
3 15 (1.28%) TeamCity
4 13 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.77%) JUnit
6 8 (0.68%) Selenium
7 7 (0.60%) FitNesse
8 6 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.17%) WebLOAD
11 1 (0.085%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.085%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.085%) Redmine
11 1 (0.085%) Trac
11 1 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.085%) MSI
11 1 (0.085%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.085%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.085%) Ant
11 1 (0.085%) Subversion
General
1 275 (23.48%) Finance
2 161 (13.75%) Banking
3 53 (4.53%) Investment Banking
4 51 (4.36%) Financial Institution
5 40 (3.42%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.39%) Advertising
7 26 (2.22%) Retail
8 23 (1.96%) Marketing
9 22 (1.88%) French Language
10 21 (1.79%) Front Office
11 17 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
11 17 (1.45%) Spanish Language
11 17 (1.45%) Back Office
12 16 (1.37%) Legal
13 13 (1.11%) Publishing
14 12 (1.02%) Law
15 6 (0.51%) Local Government
16 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 252 (21.52%) Network Engineer
2 147 (12.55%) Analyst
3 135 (11.53%) Architect
4 109 (9.31%) Security Engineer
5 80 (6.83%) Consultant
6 79 (6.75%) Support Engineer
7 58 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
8 54 (4.61%) Administrator
8 54 (4.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 50 (4.27%) Security Analyst
10 45 (3.84%) Project Manager
11 43 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
12 42 (3.59%) Security Consultant
13 41 (3.50%) Security Architect
14 37 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 37 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (2.90%) Senior Network Engineer
16 32 (2.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 31 (2.65%) Firewall Engineer
17 31 (2.65%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.31%) Web Services
1 27 (2.31%) XML
2 26 (2.22%) Rendezvous
3 24 (2.05%) .NET
4 22 (1.88%) Middleware
5 18 (1.54%) JSON
6 16 (1.37%) CSS
7 14 (1.20%) HTML
8 12 (1.02%) WebSockets
9 11 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
9 11 (0.94%) Application Packaging
10 10 (0.85%) XMPP
11 9 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (0.77%) SOAP
12 8 (0.68%) LAMP
12 8 (0.68%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.51%) HTML5
13 6 (0.51%) REST
13 6 (0.51%) jQuery
14 5 (0.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (4.10%) Clustering
2 44 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 36 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 34 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (2.90%) Replication
5 32 (2.73%) PKI
6 27 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 25 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 20 (1.71%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.45%) Cryptography
11 13 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.11%) Open Source
12 10 (0.85%) Equities
13 9 (0.77%) FMCG
13 9 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.68%) NHS
15 7 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 408 (34.84%) Windows
2 258 (22.03%) Linux
3 168 (14.35%) UNIX
4 119 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (6.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 72 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (5.98%) Windows 7
8 63 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.65%) Solaris
10 28 (2.39%) Windows XP
11 19 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.62%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.11%) Android
13 11 (0.94%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.85%) VMS
15 8 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (15.12%) ITIL
2 94 (8.03%) Migration
3 93 (7.94%) Load Balancing
4 88 (7.51%) Project Management
5 77 (6.58%) Information Security
6 74 (6.32%) SIEM
7 71 (6.06%) Change Management
8 60 (5.12%) Network Design
9 57 (4.87%) Security Architecture
10 48 (4.10%) Service Management
10 48 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 47 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (3.59%) Low Latency
13 41 (3.50%) Vulnerability Management
14 38 (3.25%) Change Control
14 38 (3.25%) PRINCE2
15 36 (3.07%) Business Continuity
15 36 (3.07%) Penetration Testing
15 36 (3.07%) DevOps
16 35 (2.99%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 144 (12.30%) SQL
2 76 (6.49%) Perl
3 68 (5.81%) Java
4 52 (4.44%) Python
5 36 (3.07%) PowerShell
6 34 (2.90%) C
7 25 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.28%) Ruby
11 14 (1.20%) VB
12 13 (1.11%) PHP
13 11 (0.94%) VBA
14 10 (0.85%) C++
15 9 (0.77%) C#
16 8 (0.68%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.60%) VBScript
17 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.51%) Korn
19 2 (0.17%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 299 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (18.45%) CCNP
3 121 (10.33%) CCNA
4 75 (6.40%) CISSP
5 72 (6.15%) CCIE
6 64 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (5.21%) Degree
8 57 (4.87%) MCSE
9 44 (3.76%) Security Cleared
10 39 (3.33%) CCSE
11 31 (2.65%) CISM
12 30 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (2.56%) JNCIS
13 29 (2.48%) SC Cleared
14 23 (1.96%) MCITP
15 21 (1.79%) CCVP
16 20 (1.71%) CCDP
16 20 (1.71%) MCP
17 18 (1.54%) CCSA
18 17 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.54%) QA
5 10 (0.85%) SLA
6 6 (0.51%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) BS7799
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) GPG13
8 1 (0.085%) GxP
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.085%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.085%) GCP
8 1 (0.085%) GMP
8 1 (0.085%) TickIT
System Software
1 245 (20.92%) Active Directory
2 149 (12.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (5.12%) Hyper-V
4 57 (4.87%) XenApp
5 41 (3.50%) vSphere
6 28 (2.39%) Xen
7 23 (1.96%) VMware ESX
8 20 (1.71%) NFS
9 17 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.37%) ISA Server
11 15 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (1.20%) NLBS
13 13 (1.11%) XenDesktop
14 12 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.94%) Snort
15 11 (0.94%) ProxySG
16 10 (0.85%) UAG
16 10 (0.85%) vCloud
17 9 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (0.68%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 45 (3.84%) SCCM
2 36 (3.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 26 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 24 (2.05%) Tivoli
5 20 (1.71%) Puppet
5 20 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 19 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
7 18 (1.54%) Cisco UCCE
8 17 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.28%) WSUS
9 15 (1.28%) SCOM
10 11 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.77%) CA Spectrum
11 9 (0.77%) OpenView
11 9 (0.77%) OPNET
11 9 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.68%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 580 (49.53%) Cisco
2 280 (23.91%) CheckPoint
3 240 (20.50%) Microsoft
4 216 (18.45%) VMware
5 211 (18.02%) Juniper
6 162 (13.83%) F5
7 156 (13.32%) Citrix
8 114 (9.74%) HP
9 89 (7.60%) Blue Coat
10 75 (6.40%) Red Hat
11 66 (5.64%) Oracle
12 60 (5.12%) McAfee
13 59 (5.04%) IBM
14 46 (3.93%) Symantec
14 46 (3.93%) Websense
15 43 (3.67%) NetApp
15 43 (3.67%) SolarWinds
16 42 (3.59%) EMC
17 34 (2.90%) TIBCO
18 33 (2.82%) Reuters
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