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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 64 68 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +45
Contract jobs citing Firewall 689 674 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.94% 2.87% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.66% 22.98% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 407 313
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 11
Average hourly rate £28.66 £22.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.90 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £31.77 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -8.79%
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
3041 2933 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.97% 12.50% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1967 1816 1801
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 85 101
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +8 206 £428 +14.00% 47
Docklands, London -4 7 £550 +15.78% 1
Ilford - 7 £400 -
Croydon -12 6 £444 -13.41% 1
Isleworth - 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -4 3 £353 -4.08% 2
Canary Wharf -15 3 £425 +11.84%
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Paddington - 2 £558 -
Uxbridge +1 1 - -
Bromley -3 1 £243 -
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 700 (52.75%) Cisco
2 461 (34.74%) Windows
3 424 (31.95%) WAN
4 415 (31.27%) LAN
5 383 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
6 344 (25.92%) CheckPoint
7 336 (25.32%) VPN
8 309 (23.29%) Finance
9 282 (21.25%) Linux
10 278 (20.95%) DNS
11 277 (20.87%) Juniper
12 260 (19.59%) VMware
13 250 (18.84%) CCNP
14 244 (18.39%) F5
15 243 (18.31%) Network Security
16 230 (17.33%) Microsoft
17 229 (17.26%) Active Directory
17 229 (17.26%) MPLS
18 225 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
19 219 (16.50%) Data Centre
20 217 (16.35%) Wireless
21 211 (15.90%) TCP/IP
22 202 (15.22%) BGP
23 187 (14.09%) ITIL
24 183 (13.79%) Citrix
25 182 (13.72%) UNIX
26 172 (12.96%) OSPF
27 168 (12.66%) SQL
28 161 (12.13%) VLAN
29 160 (12.06%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 130 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 92 (6.93%) IIS
3 67 (5.05%) Apache
4 59 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.22%) Tomcat
6 41 (3.09%) Lync
7 38 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 38 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 38 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (1.96%) JBoss
9 24 (1.81%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.58%) nginx
11 14 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (1.06%) Mule ESB
12 11 (0.83%) Drupal
13 8 (0.60%) Node.js
13 8 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 80 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.92%) MS Office
3 29 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.60%) MS Project
6 1 (0.075%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.90%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.23%) Tridion
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.075%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 70 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.88%) Office 365
4 23 (1.73%) SaaS
5 17 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.06%) PaaS
7 13 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.83%) IaaS
9 7 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.30%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.23%) Yammer
14 2 (0.15%) Heroku
14 2 (0.15%) Engine Yard
15 1 (0.075%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 424 (31.95%) WAN
2 415 (31.27%) LAN
3 336 (25.32%) VPN
4 278 (20.95%) DNS
5 243 (18.31%) Network Security
6 229 (17.26%) MPLS
7 225 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
8 217 (16.35%) Wireless
9 211 (15.90%) TCP/IP
10 202 (15.22%) BGP
11 172 (12.96%) OSPF
12 161 (12.13%) VLAN
13 157 (11.83%) DHCP
14 144 (10.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 143 (10.78%) SAN
16 118 (8.89%) VoIP
16 118 (8.89%) IPsec
17 111 (8.36%) Internet
18 110 (8.29%) EIGRP
19 108 (8.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.07%) MySQL
3 47 (3.54%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (1.51%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
8 12 (0.90%) Redis
8 12 (0.90%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.68%) Big Data
10 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.53%) DB2
13 6 (0.45%) Informix
13 6 (0.45%) JasperReports
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 62 (4.67%) Jenkins
2 44 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.94%) Subversion
4 37 (2.79%) JIRA
5 35 (2.64%) Maven
6 32 (2.41%) Mercurial
7 26 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 24 (1.81%) Ant
8 24 (1.81%) Gradle
9 19 (1.43%) MSBuild
10 17 (1.28%) Gerrit
11 15 (1.13%) Artifactory
12 14 (1.06%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.60%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.53%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.53%) Hudson
14 7 (0.53%) Selenium
15 6 (0.45%) JUnit
15 6 (0.45%) JMeter
16 4 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 309 (23.29%) Finance
2 128 (9.65%) Banking
3 62 (4.67%) Investment Banking
4 52 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.79%) Retail
6 23 (1.73%) Multimedia
7 21 (1.58%) Games
8 19 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.28%) Back Office
9 17 (1.28%) Legal
10 16 (1.21%) Advertising
11 11 (0.83%) Front Office
12 10 (0.75%) Marketing
13 6 (0.45%) Local Government
13 6 (0.45%) Electronics
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
14 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.23%) French Language
15 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 370 (27.88%) Network Engineer
2 145 (10.93%) Analyst
3 143 (10.78%) Architect
4 105 (7.91%) Consultant
5 95 (7.16%) Security Engineer
6 87 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 66 (4.97%) Senior Network Engineer
8 64 (4.82%) Support Engineer
9 58 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
10 55 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
11 54 (4.07%) Security Analyst
12 53 (3.99%) Project Manager
13 46 (3.47%) Network Architect
14 42 (3.17%) Administrator
15 40 (3.01%) Security Consultant
16 39 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
17 37 (2.79%) Support Analyst
18 33 (2.49%) Network Consultant
18 33 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support
19 32 (2.41%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.92%) .NET
1 52 (3.92%) Web Services
2 51 (3.84%) 802.1X
3 36 (2.71%) Middleware
4 31 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
5 28 (2.11%) LAMP
6 27 (2.03%) Rendezvous
7 24 (1.81%) J2EE
8 19 (1.43%) XML
9 18 (1.36%) XMPP
9 18 (1.36%) Django
10 16 (1.21%) HTML
11 15 (1.13%) SAML
12 13 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (0.90%) Java EE
13 12 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (0.83%) jQuery
14 11 (0.83%) MCollective
15 9 (0.68%) RESTful
16 8 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 219 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.58%) PKI
3 54 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 44 (3.32%) Fixed Income
5 44 (3.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 39 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (2.11%) Clustering
9 26 (1.96%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.73%) Fat Client
10 23 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.58%) iPhone
12 19 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (1.36%) iPad
14 17 (1.28%) NHS
14 17 (1.28%) Streaming Video
15 15 (1.13%) Equities
16 14 (1.06%) Eurex
16 14 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 461 (34.74%) Windows
2 282 (21.25%) Linux
3 182 (13.72%) UNIX
4 139 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (5.43%) Windows 7
8 60 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (4.14%) Solaris
10 48 (3.62%) Ubuntu
11 42 (3.17%) CentOS
12 28 (2.11%) Windows 8
13 24 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
14 20 (1.51%) AIX
15 19 (1.43%) Android
16 17 (1.28%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (14.09%) ITIL
2 160 (12.06%) Load Balancing
3 114 (8.59%) Project Management
4 100 (7.54%) Migration
5 89 (6.71%) Information Security
6 77 (5.80%) Service Management
7 64 (4.82%) DevOps
8 63 (4.75%) Change Management
9 62 (4.67%) Network Management
10 61 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
11 56 (4.22%) Network Design
12 54 (4.07%) Problem Management
13 51 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
14 49 (3.69%) Business Continuity
15 47 (3.54%) SIEM
16 46 (3.47%) Performance Management
17 45 (3.39%) PRINCE2
18 44 (3.32%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 168 (12.66%) SQL
2 93 (7.01%) Java
3 88 (6.63%) Python
4 66 (4.97%) Perl
5 59 (4.45%) Bash Shell
6 42 (3.17%) PowerShell
7 40 (3.01%) PHP
8 38 (2.86%) Ruby
9 30 (2.26%) JavaScript
10 28 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.88%) C++
12 16 (1.21%) VB
13 14 (1.06%) C#
14 13 (0.98%) VBScript
15 12 (0.90%) C
16 4 (0.30%) Korn
17 3 (0.23%) Tcl
18 2 (0.15%) Jython
18 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
19 1 (0.075%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 383 (28.86%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (18.84%) CCNP
3 134 (10.10%) CCNA
4 89 (6.71%) Security Cleared
5 78 (5.88%) CCIE
5 78 (5.88%) CISSP
6 62 (4.67%) Degree
6 62 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 56 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (3.62%) MCSE
9 46 (3.47%) CCSA
10 31 (2.34%) CCSE
11 24 (1.81%) CISM
11 24 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (1.58%) MCTS
13 20 (1.51%) CCDA
14 19 (1.43%) MCSA
15 17 (1.28%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.21%) MCP
16 16 (1.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (3.92%) SLA
3 36 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.36%) QA
5 10 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.53%) COBIT
7 6 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.38%) BS7799
9 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.075%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.075%) COSO
10 1 (0.075%) PMBOK
System Software
1 229 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 147 (11.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (5.58%) vSphere
4 69 (5.20%) Hyper-V
5 47 (3.54%) ProxySG
6 39 (2.94%) XenApp
7 29 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (2.03%) vCloud
8 27 (2.03%) NLBS
9 23 (1.73%) Docker
10 21 (1.58%) VMware ESX
11 17 (1.28%) Xen
12 16 (1.21%) XenServer
12 16 (1.21%) Snort
13 11 (0.83%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.68%) Firmware
14 9 (0.68%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 60 (4.52%) Puppet
2 48 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.41%) BladeLogic
5 31 (2.34%) ITRS Geneos
6 30 (2.26%) WSUS
7 28 (2.11%) Control-M
8 26 (1.96%) ZABBIX
8 26 (1.96%) FortiGate
9 25 (1.88%) SCCM
10 23 (1.73%) Ansible
11 21 (1.58%) CA Spectrum
12 18 (1.36%) logstash
12 18 (1.36%) Salt
12 18 (1.36%) CA Single Sign-On
13 17 (1.28%) Nagios
14 16 (1.21%) HAProxy
15 15 (1.13%) Kibana
15 15 (1.13%) RANCID
15 15 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 700 (52.75%) Cisco
2 344 (25.92%) CheckPoint
3 277 (20.87%) Juniper
4 260 (19.59%) VMware
5 244 (18.39%) F5
6 230 (17.33%) Microsoft
7 183 (13.79%) Citrix
8 127 (9.57%) Oracle
9 108 (8.14%) Blue Coat
10 97 (7.31%) HP
11 94 (7.08%) SolarWinds
12 90 (6.78%) Red Hat
13 58 (4.37%) CA
14 52 (3.92%) Riverbed
15 51 (3.84%) Nortel
16 47 (3.54%) Avaya
17 42 (3.17%) Infoblox
18 41 (3.09%) Dell
18 41 (3.09%) Nokia
19 39 (2.94%) IBM
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £635 to £685 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £455 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £450 - £470 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
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