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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 68 83 88
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 729 577 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.03% 2.33% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.76% 18.98% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 395 350
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 14
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £22.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.75 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+21.83% -16.34%
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
3068 3040 3138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.75% 12.27% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2081 2009 1985
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 155
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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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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 +36 197 £400 -5.88% 65
Docklands, London +23 8 £293 -26.87% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £312 -19.41% 3
Hounslow +4 5 - -
Harrow - 4 £350 - 1
Bromley +5 3 £393 -25.23% 1
Uxbridge -1 2 £375 -27.53%
Croydon -9 2 £400 - 1
Romford +1 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - -
Greenford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Bexley - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Morden - - - - 1
New Malden - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 827 (56.88%) Cisco
2 490 (33.70%) Windows
3 403 (27.72%) CheckPoint
4 398 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
5 364 (25.03%) VPN
6 353 (24.28%) WAN
7 339 (23.31%) LAN
8 302 (20.77%) Juniper
9 301 (20.70%) Finance
10 291 (20.01%) DNS
11 282 (19.39%) Microsoft
12 281 (19.33%) TCP/IP
13 278 (19.12%) VMware
14 274 (18.84%) Active Directory
15 271 (18.64%) Network Security
16 270 (18.57%) Linux
17 264 (18.16%) CCNP
18 256 (17.61%) F5
19 248 (17.06%) BGP
20 230 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
21 203 (13.96%) ITIL
22 192 (13.20%) OSPF
23 182 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus
24 181 (12.45%) UNIX
25 180 (12.38%) VLAN
26 179 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
27 171 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
28 168 (11.55%) Citrix
28 168 (11.55%) Banking
29 162 (11.14%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 162 (11.14%) MS Exchange
2 90 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (5.78%) IIS
4 64 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 55 (3.78%) Lync
6 52 (3.58%) Apache
7 37 (2.54%) Tomcat
7 37 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 36 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
9 24 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.38%) Confluence
12 13 (0.89%) IBM Notes
13 12 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.83%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.69%) JBoss
16 9 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 98 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 86 (5.91%) MS Office
3 33 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.83%) MS Project
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.89%) assyst
2 11 (0.76%) RMDS
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.38%) Office 365
4 16 (1.10%) PaaS
5 14 (0.96%) SaaS
6 13 (0.89%) IaaS
7 9 (0.62%) Heroku
7 9 (0.62%) Engine Yard
8 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.069%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 364 (25.03%) VPN
2 353 (24.28%) WAN
3 339 (23.31%) LAN
4 291 (20.01%) DNS
5 281 (19.33%) TCP/IP
6 271 (18.64%) Network Security
7 248 (17.06%) BGP
8 230 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
9 192 (13.20%) OSPF
10 182 (12.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 180 (12.38%) VLAN
12 161 (11.07%) SAN
13 156 (10.73%) MPLS
14 140 (9.63%) DHCP
15 123 (8.46%) Internet
16 122 (8.39%) Wireless
17 110 (7.57%) SSL
18 104 (7.15%) HSRP
19 103 (7.08%) IPsec
19 103 (7.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.75%) MySQL
3 31 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.58%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 16 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.03%) DB2
9 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (0.34%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.21%) Redis
15 3 (0.21%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.21%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (1.93%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.79%) JIRA
3 21 (1.44%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 14 (0.96%) Subversion
6 12 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.62%) MSI
8 5 (0.34%) Selenium
9 3 (0.21%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.21%) JUnit
10 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.14%) Maven
10 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.14%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 301 (20.70%) Finance
2 168 (11.55%) Banking
3 92 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.54%) Retail
6 36 (2.48%) Law
7 35 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.93%) Legal
9 21 (1.44%) Front Office
10 16 (1.10%) Games
10 16 (1.10%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.89%) Local Government
12 11 (0.76%) Marketing
13 9 (0.62%) Advertising
13 9 (0.62%) Publishing
14 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.55%) French Language
15 6 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.34%) Back Office
17 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 377 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 183 (12.59%) Analyst
3 134 (9.22%) Architect
4 128 (8.80%) Security Engineer
5 105 (7.22%) Support Engineer
6 92 (6.33%) Consultant
7 82 (5.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 77 (5.30%) Security Analyst
9 70 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
10 66 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (3.58%) Senior Network Engineer
12 51 (3.51%) Project Manager
13 50 (3.44%) Network Analyst
14 45 (3.09%) Network Support
15 44 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
16 41 (2.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 37 (2.54%) Network Consultant
18 36 (2.48%) Security Consultant
18 36 (2.48%) Network Architect
19 35 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.75%) Web Services
2 35 (2.41%) Middleware
3 32 (2.20%) .NET
4 28 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
5 26 (1.79%) Rendezvous
6 21 (1.44%) WebSockets
7 19 (1.31%) CSS
8 13 (0.89%) LAMP
9 12 (0.83%) Regular Expression
10 11 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.55%) HTML
11 8 (0.55%) Application Packaging
11 8 (0.55%) MCollective
12 7 (0.48%) MSMQ
12 7 (0.48%) XML
12 7 (0.48%) WAP
13 6 (0.41%) J2EE
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.34%) REST
14 5 (0.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.40%) Clustering
3 54 (3.71%) PKI
4 46 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 43 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.34%) Replication
7 32 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (1.44%) Open Source
8 21 (1.44%) CESG
8 21 (1.44%) FlexPod
9 19 (1.31%) Fixed Income
10 18 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 18 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.10%) Hedge funds
12 14 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (0.69%) NHS
14 10 (0.69%) SecurID
15 9 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 490 (33.70%) Windows
2 270 (18.57%) Linux
3 181 (12.45%) UNIX
4 171 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 82 (5.64%) Windows 7
8 49 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 39 (2.68%) Solaris
11 31 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.44%) CentOS
12 21 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
13 19 (1.31%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 16 (1.10%) SUSE
16 14 (0.96%) AIX
17 12 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
19 7 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (13.96%) ITIL
2 153 (10.52%) Load Balancing
3 122 (8.39%) Information Security
4 120 (8.25%) Migration
5 118 (8.12%) Change Management
6 100 (6.88%) Network Design
7 93 (6.40%) Service Management
8 89 (6.12%) Project Management
9 62 (4.26%) Network Architecture
9 62 (4.26%) DevOps
10 60 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
11 54 (3.71%) Penetration Testing
12 52 (3.58%) Risk Management
13 50 (3.44%) SIEM
13 50 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 49 (3.37%) Service Delivery
15 47 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
16 44 (3.03%) Network Management
16 44 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
17 43 (2.96%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 142 (9.77%) SQL
2 83 (5.71%) Perl
3 54 (3.71%) Java
4 46 (3.16%) Python
5 41 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 34 (2.34%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.44%) C
9 19 (1.31%) Ruby
10 16 (1.10%) C#
10 16 (1.10%) Korn
11 15 (1.03%) VBScript
11 15 (1.03%) VB
12 13 (0.89%) JavaScript
13 10 (0.69%) C++
14 9 (0.62%) VB.NET
14 9 (0.62%) VBA
15 7 (0.48%) R
15 7 (0.48%) PHP
16 5 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 398 (27.37%) Cisco Certification
2 264 (18.16%) CCNP
3 145 (9.97%) CCNA
4 97 (6.67%) CISSP
5 93 (6.40%) CCIE
6 85 (5.85%) Security Cleared
7 68 (4.68%) SC Cleared
8 66 (4.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (3.44%) MCSE
10 49 (3.37%) CCSE
11 48 (3.30%) Degree
12 29 (1.99%) GIAC
12 29 (1.99%) CCSA
13 25 (1.72%) CCDP
14 24 (1.65%) CCVP
15 23 (1.58%) CISM
16 22 (1.51%) CEH
17 20 (1.38%) CCSP
18 19 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (1.31%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (2.41%) SLA
3 31 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.31%) QA
5 14 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) GxP
7 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.14%) GCP
7 2 (0.14%) GMP
7 2 (0.14%) GPG13
8 1 (0.069%) BS7799
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 274 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 179 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (6.05%) Hyper-V
4 77 (5.30%) vSphere
5 47 (3.23%) XenApp
6 43 (2.96%) VMware ESX
7 40 (2.75%) ProxySG
8 25 (1.72%) Snort
9 23 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.58%) Xen
10 21 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 19 (1.31%) NLBS
12 18 (1.24%) NFS
13 16 (1.10%) vCloud
14 13 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
14 13 (0.89%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.83%) Firmware
16 10 (0.69%) XenServer
16 10 (0.69%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (4.13%) SCCM
2 43 (2.96%) Puppet
3 34 (2.34%) CA Spectrum
4 32 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 31 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 27 (1.86%) FortiGate
7 25 (1.72%) SCOM
8 24 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (1.38%) RANCID
9 20 (1.38%) WSUS
10 19 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
10 19 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (1.24%) OpenNMS
12 17 (1.17%) Control-M
13 16 (1.10%) Nagios
14 15 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
15 14 (0.96%) Nessus
15 14 (0.96%) MOM
15 14 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
16 12 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 827 (56.88%) Cisco
2 403 (27.72%) CheckPoint
3 302 (20.77%) Juniper
4 282 (19.39%) Microsoft
5 278 (19.12%) VMware
6 256 (17.61%) F5
7 168 (11.55%) Citrix
8 130 (8.94%) HP
9 122 (8.39%) Blue Coat
10 79 (5.43%) Oracle
11 65 (4.47%) Red Hat
12 62 (4.26%) Symantec
13 51 (3.51%) SolarWinds
14 50 (3.44%) Fortinet
15 48 (3.30%) IBM
16 43 (2.96%) Riverbed
17 42 (2.89%) Websense
18 41 (2.82%) CA
18 41 (2.82%) Dell
19 40 (2.75%) NetApp
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