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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 72 69 110
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +41
Contract jobs citing Firewall 667 727 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.81% 3.04% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.47% 23.46% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 448 321
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 £253 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 9
Average hourly rate £28.66 £20.75 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -56.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.15 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £43.25 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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
2968 3099 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1953 1961
Average daily rate £417 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -7 175 £438 +7.03% 44
Croydon -11 11 £450 +7.46%
Ilford +4 6 £400 -5.88%
Docklands, London -12 5 £550 +307.40%
Canary Wharf -8 4 £425 -
Hammersmith - 4 £438 -
Isleworth - 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 3 £353 +11.90% 3
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Bromley -6 1 £243 +38.57%
Chessington - 1 £375 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 725 (53.86%) Cisco
2 450 (33.43%) Windows
3 443 (32.91%) WAN
4 435 (32.32%) LAN
5 390 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
6 372 (27.64%) CheckPoint
7 352 (26.15%) VPN
8 335 (24.89%) Finance
9 287 (21.32%) Juniper
10 285 (21.17%) DNS
11 282 (20.95%) Linux
12 267 (19.84%) CCNP
13 257 (19.09%) F5
14 245 (18.20%) MPLS
15 242 (17.98%) Network Security
16 240 (17.83%) VMware
17 235 (17.46%) Data Centre
18 233 (17.31%) Microsoft
19 230 (17.09%) Cisco ASA
20 229 (17.01%) TCP/IP
21 220 (16.34%) Active Directory
21 220 (16.34%) Wireless
22 217 (16.12%) BGP
23 201 (14.93%) ITIL
24 190 (14.12%) UNIX
25 189 (14.04%) OSPF
26 171 (12.70%) Citrix
26 171 (12.70%) DHCP
27 163 (12.11%) VLAN
28 162 (12.04%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 123 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 85 (6.32%) IIS
3 63 (4.68%) Apache
4 53 (3.94%) Tomcat
5 50 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (3.19%) Lync
7 41 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 39 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (2.23%) JBoss
10 28 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 25 (1.86%) nginx
12 18 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
13 17 (1.26%) Mule ESB
14 15 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.97%) Node.js
16 11 (0.82%) Drupal
17 10 (0.74%) Confluence
18 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
19 8 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 74 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.53%) MS Office
3 27 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.59%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.074%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.15%) Magento
5 2 (0.15%) RMDS
5 2 (0.15%) Tridion
5 2 (0.15%) BusinessWare
5 2 (0.15%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.45%) Office 365
4 22 (1.63%) SaaS
5 21 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (1.04%) IaaS
6 14 (1.04%) PaaS
7 13 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.45%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.22%) Yammer
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.074%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.074%) Route 53
13 1 (0.074%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 443 (32.91%) WAN
2 435 (32.32%) LAN
3 352 (26.15%) VPN
4 285 (21.17%) DNS
5 245 (18.20%) MPLS
6 242 (17.98%) Network Security
7 230 (17.09%) Cisco ASA
8 229 (17.01%) TCP/IP
9 220 (16.34%) Wireless
10 217 (16.12%) BGP
11 189 (14.04%) OSPF
12 171 (12.70%) DHCP
13 163 (12.11%) VLAN
14 150 (11.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 136 (10.10%) SAN
16 130 (9.66%) IPsec
17 128 (9.51%) Internet
18 123 (9.14%) EIGRP
19 120 (8.92%) VoIP
20 113 (8.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.86%) MySQL
3 39 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 30 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 19 (1.41%) NoSQL
6 13 (0.97%) Oracle Exadata
6 13 (0.97%) Redis
7 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.74%) DB2
8 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.59%) Big Data
9 7 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.52%) Informix
9 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.45%) JasperReports
10 6 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.82%) JIRA
4 34 (2.53%) Subversion
5 32 (2.38%) Maven
6 27 (2.01%) Mercurial
7 22 (1.63%) Gerrit
8 20 (1.49%) TeamCity
8 20 (1.49%) Gradle
8 20 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 18 (1.34%) Ant
10 17 (1.26%) SonarQube
11 13 (0.97%) Selenium
12 11 (0.82%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.82%) JMeter
13 9 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.59%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.52%) Hudson
16 6 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 335 (24.89%) Finance
2 126 (9.36%) Banking
3 61 (4.53%) Investment Banking
4 54 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.75%) Retail
6 27 (2.01%) Multimedia
7 22 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.56%) Legal
9 18 (1.34%) Advertising
9 18 (1.34%) Back Office
10 17 (1.26%) Games
11 13 (0.97%) Front Office
12 10 (0.74%) Marketing
13 7 (0.52%) Publishing
14 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.45%) Local Government
15 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.22%) French Language
16 3 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 385 (28.60%) Network Engineer
2 156 (11.59%) Architect
3 136 (10.10%) Analyst
4 115 (8.54%) Consultant
5 98 (7.28%) Security Engineer
6 89 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 67 (4.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 61 (4.53%) Project Manager
9 60 (4.46%) Support Engineer
10 59 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 58 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
12 50 (3.71%) Network Architect
13 47 (3.49%) Security Analyst
14 45 (3.34%) Administrator
15 43 (3.19%) Security Consultant
16 39 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
17 37 (2.75%) Support Analyst
18 35 (2.60%) Network Consultant
19 34 (2.53%) Security Manager
20 33 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.01%) Web Services
2 49 (3.64%) 802.1X
3 43 (3.19%) .NET
4 38 (2.82%) Middleware
5 30 (2.23%) LAMP
5 30 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
6 23 (1.71%) J2EE
7 21 (1.56%) XML
7 21 (1.56%) Rendezvous
8 19 (1.41%) HTML
9 18 (1.34%) XMPP
10 15 (1.11%) SAML
10 15 (1.11%) jQuery
11 14 (1.04%) Java EE
11 14 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
12 13 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.82%) RESTful
14 10 (0.74%) Django
15 9 (0.67%) WebSockets
15 9 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 235 (17.46%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.57%) PKI
3 56 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (3.79%) Blackberry
5 48 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 42 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (2.53%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.78%) Clustering
10 23 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 21 (1.56%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.56%) iPhone
12 19 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 18 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.19%) iPad
15 14 (1.04%) Eurex
15 14 (1.04%) Streaming Video
16 13 (0.97%) NHS
16 13 (0.97%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 450 (33.43%) Windows
2 282 (20.95%) Linux
3 190 (14.12%) UNIX
4 136 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (5.20%) Windows 7
8 58 (4.31%) Solaris
9 51 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (3.57%) Ubuntu
11 44 (3.27%) CentOS
12 24 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
14 21 (1.56%) Android
15 20 (1.49%) AIX
16 13 (0.97%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.52%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (14.93%) ITIL
2 145 (10.77%) Load Balancing
3 115 (8.54%) Project Management
4 114 (8.47%) Migration
5 106 (7.88%) Information Security
6 80 (5.94%) Service Management
7 73 (5.42%) Network Design
8 68 (5.05%) Change Management
9 65 (4.83%) Network Management
10 64 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
11 62 (4.61%) DevOps
12 59 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (4.16%) Problem Management
14 55 (4.09%) Penetration Testing
15 54 (4.01%) SIEM
16 53 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
17 50 (3.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (3.71%) Business Continuity
17 50 (3.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 46 (3.42%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (12.04%) SQL
2 94 (6.98%) Java
3 79 (5.87%) Python
4 65 (4.83%) Perl
5 52 (3.86%) Bash Shell
6 45 (3.34%) PowerShell
7 40 (2.97%) PHP
8 37 (2.75%) JavaScript
8 37 (2.75%) Ruby
9 24 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 21 (1.56%) C++
11 17 (1.26%) C
12 16 (1.19%) VB
13 14 (1.04%) C#
14 9 (0.67%) VBScript
15 3 (0.22%) Tcl
16 2 (0.15%) Jython
16 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.15%) Groovy
17 1 (0.074%) R
Qualifications
1 390 (28.97%) Cisco Certification
2 267 (19.84%) CCNP
3 131 (9.73%) CCNA
4 94 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 83 (6.17%) CCIE
6 82 (6.09%) CISSP
7 71 (5.27%) Degree
8 63 (4.68%) SC Cleared
9 53 (3.94%) CCSA
10 49 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 40 (2.97%) MCSE
12 35 (2.60%) CCSE
13 34 (2.53%) CISM
14 23 (1.71%) MCSA
15 22 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (1.56%) CCDA
17 18 (1.34%) JNCIA
18 16 (1.19%) CCIP
18 16 (1.19%) CEH
19 13 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (3.34%) SLA
3 43 (3.19%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.11%) QA
5 12 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.45%) COBIT
6 6 (0.45%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.37%) BS7799
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.074%) COSO
System Software
1 220 (16.34%) Active Directory
2 129 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (5.72%) vSphere
4 67 (4.98%) Hyper-V
5 45 (3.34%) ProxySG
6 38 (2.82%) XenApp
7 33 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (2.30%) vCloud
9 29 (2.15%) NLBS
10 28 (2.08%) Docker
11 26 (1.93%) VMware ESX
12 19 (1.41%) Snort
13 17 (1.26%) Xen
14 15 (1.11%) XenServer
15 11 (0.82%) Firmware
16 9 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 8 (0.59%) Squid
17 8 (0.59%) VirtualBox
18 7 (0.52%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 60 (4.46%) Puppet
2 46 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 41 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (2.45%) WSUS
5 29 (2.15%) Control-M
6 28 (2.08%) ZABBIX
7 26 (1.93%) Ansible
8 24 (1.78%) FortiGate
8 24 (1.78%) BladeLogic
9 23 (1.71%) SCCM
10 22 (1.63%) logstash
11 20 (1.49%) ITRS Geneos
11 20 (1.49%) Nagios
11 20 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
12 19 (1.41%) HAProxy
12 19 (1.41%) Salt
13 18 (1.34%) Kibana
13 18 (1.34%) RANCID
14 17 (1.26%) Rundeck
15 14 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 725 (53.86%) Cisco
2 372 (27.64%) CheckPoint
3 287 (21.32%) Juniper
4 257 (19.09%) F5
5 240 (17.83%) VMware
6 233 (17.31%) Microsoft
7 171 (12.70%) Citrix
8 123 (9.14%) Oracle
9 103 (7.65%) Blue Coat
10 94 (6.98%) SolarWinds
11 89 (6.61%) HP
12 81 (6.02%) Red Hat
13 56 (4.16%) Riverbed
14 55 (4.09%) CA
15 46 (3.42%) Nortel
15 46 (3.42%) Avaya
15 46 (3.42%) Infoblox
16 45 (3.34%) Nokia
17 42 (3.12%) Dell
17 42 (3.12%) Aruba
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £270 - £305 Per Day to c.£300/day (Ltd. Co. basis)
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £275 - £305 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £200.00 - £266.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Unspecified £market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago