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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 63 99 103
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 660 432 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.11% 1.99% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.44% 16.93% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 272 254
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 18
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £44.00 £40.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +28 158 £400 +14.28% 53
Enfield -2 7 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £450 - 2
Docklands, London - 4 £145 -
Bromley - 3 £213 -
Harrow - 2 £350 - 1
Canary Wharf +8 1 £450 +125.00%
Wimbledon +1 1 £425 +54.54%
Uxbridge 0 1 £375 +15.38%
Croydon -9 1 - - 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Chessington - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Westminster - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 812 (59.36%) Cisco
2 477 (34.87%) Windows
3 425 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
4 364 (26.61%) CheckPoint
5 343 (25.07%) VPN
6 327 (23.90%) VMware
7 324 (23.68%) WAN
8 307 (22.44%) LAN
9 291 (21.27%) Juniper
10 288 (21.05%) F5
11 284 (20.76%) Finance
12 267 (19.52%) DNS
13 266 (19.44%) CCNP
14 263 (19.23%) Linux
14 263 (19.23%) BGP
15 262 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
16 242 (17.69%) Network Security
17 228 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 228 (16.67%) TCP/IP
18 226 (16.52%) Active Directory
19 217 (15.86%) OSPF
20 198 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 197 (14.40%) Load Balancing
22 187 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
22 187 (13.67%) MPLS
23 174 (12.72%) Citrix
24 170 (12.43%) Cisco Nexus
25 167 (12.21%) CCNA
26 159 (11.62%) UNIX
27 158 (11.55%) Banking

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 144 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 90 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (6.51%) IIS
4 57 (4.17%) Apache
5 52 (3.80%) Lync
6 48 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 47 (3.44%) Tomcat
8 43 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.54%) OpenStack
10 21 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
11 17 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 16 (1.17%) nginx
12 16 (1.17%) Confluence
13 14 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.88%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
15 7 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 70 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 61 (4.46%) MS Office
3 31 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.51%) MS Project
4 7 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.073%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.73%) RMDS
2 8 (0.58%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) assyst
5 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.073%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.073%) Tridion
6 1 (0.073%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.05%) Office 365
4 21 (1.54%) PaaS
5 20 (1.46%) IaaS
6 19 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.02%) Heroku
7 14 (1.02%) Engine Yard
8 13 (0.95%) SaaS
9 12 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.73%) CloudFront
12 8 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.37%) ElastiCache
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 343 (25.07%) VPN
2 324 (23.68%) WAN
3 307 (22.44%) LAN
4 267 (19.52%) DNS
5 263 (19.23%) BGP
6 262 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
7 242 (17.69%) Network Security
8 228 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 217 (15.86%) OSPF
10 187 (13.67%) MPLS
11 170 (12.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 156 (11.40%) VLAN
13 140 (10.23%) SAN
14 137 (10.01%) Wireless
15 133 (9.72%) DHCP
16 124 (9.06%) EIGRP
17 103 (7.53%) VoIP
18 101 (7.38%) Internet
19 98 (7.16%) IPsec
20 89 (6.51%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.80%) MySQL
3 41 (3.00%) NoSQL
4 38 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 29 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 25 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 22 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.73%) DB2
11 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.37%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.29%) EDRMS
14 3 (0.22%) Redis
14 3 (0.22%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 51 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 43 (3.14%) Subversion
3 35 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.34%) TeamCity
5 23 (1.68%) JIRA
6 22 (1.61%) Maven
7 12 (0.88%) Gradle
8 11 (0.80%) Mercurial
8 11 (0.80%) Hudson
9 10 (0.73%) Ant
9 10 (0.73%) JUnit
10 9 (0.66%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.66%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.51%) MSI
12 6 (0.44%) Introscope
13 5 (0.37%) Selenium
13 5 (0.37%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.37%) Gerrit
14 3 (0.22%) JMeter
General
1 284 (20.76%) Finance
2 158 (11.55%) Banking
3 95 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 69 (5.04%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.92%) Games
6 26 (1.90%) Retail
6 26 (1.90%) Legal
7 22 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.54%) Law
9 17 (1.24%) Local Government
10 11 (0.80%) Front Office
11 7 (0.51%) Back Office
11 7 (0.51%) Marketing
12 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.29%) Electronics
12 4 (0.29%) Advertising
12 4 (0.29%) Publishing
13 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 388 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 136 (9.94%) Analyst
3 131 (9.58%) Architect
4 99 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 98 (7.16%) Consultant
6 92 (6.73%) Security Engineer
7 69 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 64 (4.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 61 (4.46%) Network Support
10 49 (3.58%) Senior Network Engineer
11 46 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 46 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
12 43 (3.14%) Network Analyst
12 43 (3.14%) Security Analyst
12 43 (3.14%) Network Consultant
13 39 (2.85%) Firewall Engineer
14 38 (2.78%) Network Architect
15 37 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
16 36 (2.63%) Security Consultant
17 35 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.58%) Web Services
2 46 (3.36%) .NET
3 24 (1.75%) Rendezvous
4 19 (1.39%) MCollective
5 17 (1.24%) Middleware
5 17 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (1.17%) CSS
7 15 (1.10%) J2EE
8 13 (0.95%) LAMP
8 13 (0.95%) HTML
9 12 (0.88%) Django
10 11 (0.80%) MSMQ
11 8 (0.58%) WebSockets
11 8 (0.58%) HTML5
12 7 (0.51%) Regular Expression
12 7 (0.51%) XML
13 6 (0.44%) Java EE
13 6 (0.44%) libvirt
14 5 (0.37%) REST
15 4 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.90%) Clustering
3 47 (3.44%) PKI
4 30 (2.19%) Computer Science
4 30 (2.19%) Blackberry
5 29 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.12%) Replication
6 26 (1.90%) Thin Client
6 26 (1.90%) Fat Client
7 23 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.39%) Device Driver
9 18 (1.32%) FlexPod
10 16 (1.17%) Online Games
10 16 (1.17%) NHS
11 14 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.02%) Open Source
12 11 (0.80%) CESG
13 10 (0.73%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.66%) Physics
15 8 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 477 (34.87%) Windows
2 263 (19.23%) Linux
3 187 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 159 (11.62%) UNIX
5 113 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (5.92%) Windows 7
8 51 (3.73%) Solaris
9 44 (3.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (2.85%) CentOS
11 37 (2.70%) Ubuntu
12 33 (2.41%) Windows XP
13 27 (1.97%) Windows 8
14 16 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.80%) SUSE
16 10 (0.73%) AIX
16 10 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.51%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.51%) Debian
18 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (14.40%) Load Balancing
2 147 (10.75%) ITIL
3 119 (8.70%) Migration
4 89 (6.51%) Change Management
5 78 (5.70%) Network Design
6 77 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
7 70 (5.12%) DevOps
7 70 (5.12%) E-Commerce
7 70 (5.12%) Project Management
8 66 (4.82%) Service Management
9 61 (4.46%) Information Security
10 55 (4.02%) Network Management
11 51 (3.73%) Mentoring
12 48 (3.51%) Network Architecture
13 47 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 47 (3.44%) Service Delivery
14 46 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (3.07%) Incident Management
16 41 (3.00%) SIEM
17 40 (2.92%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 134 (9.80%) SQL
2 96 (7.02%) Perl
3 79 (5.77%) Python
4 71 (5.19%) Java
5 48 (3.51%) Bash Shell
6 45 (3.29%) Shell Script
7 40 (2.92%) Ruby
8 25 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 21 (1.54%) C
10 20 (1.46%) Korn
11 19 (1.39%) C++
12 16 (1.17%) C#
13 14 (1.02%) PHP
13 14 (1.02%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.88%) VBScript
15 8 (0.58%) JavaScript
16 7 (0.51%) VB
17 6 (0.44%) R
18 5 (0.37%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 425 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
2 266 (19.44%) CCNP
3 167 (12.21%) CCNA
4 122 (8.92%) CCIE
5 79 (5.77%) Security Cleared
6 65 (4.75%) SC Cleared
6 65 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (4.39%) CISSP
8 54 (3.95%) Degree
9 49 (3.58%) CCSE
10 48 (3.51%) MCSE
11 31 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.97%) CCSA
13 26 (1.90%) MCITP
14 24 (1.75%) MCP
15 18 (1.32%) CCSP
16 16 (1.17%) MCTS
17 14 (1.02%) CEH
17 14 (1.02%) CCDP
18 13 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.44%) SLA
2 26 (1.90%) QA
3 24 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.44%) GPG13
7 3 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.073%) BS7799
8 1 (0.073%) PMBOK
System Software
1 226 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 198 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (6.29%) Hyper-V
4 68 (4.97%) vSphere
5 43 (3.14%) VMware ESX
6 41 (3.00%) XenApp
7 39 (2.85%) ProxySG
8 24 (1.75%) Xen
9 23 (1.68%) XenServer
10 18 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 17 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (1.17%) Snort
13 14 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.95%) Postfix
15 12 (0.88%) vCloud
15 12 (0.88%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (0.66%) Firmware
17 9 (0.66%) NLBS
18 8 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 64 (4.68%) Puppet
2 50 (3.65%) SCCM
3 31 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 30 (2.19%) CA Spectrum
4 30 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 28 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.54%) Salt
7 20 (1.46%) Cobbler
7 20 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 20 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
7 20 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 19 (1.39%) RANCID
9 17 (1.24%) Nagios
9 17 (1.24%) SCOM
10 15 (1.10%) OpenNMS
11 14 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
12 13 (0.95%) collectd
12 13 (0.95%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 812 (59.36%) Cisco
2 364 (26.61%) CheckPoint
3 327 (23.90%) VMware
4 291 (21.27%) Juniper
5 288 (21.05%) F5
6 228 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 174 (12.72%) Citrix
8 149 (10.89%) Blue Coat
9 130 (9.50%) HP
10 106 (7.75%) Oracle
11 97 (7.09%) Red Hat
12 63 (4.61%) Fortinet
13 59 (4.31%) SolarWinds
14 51 (3.73%) Riverbed
15 50 (3.65%) Symantec
16 45 (3.29%) CA
17 41 (3.00%) NetApp
18 40 (2.92%) Splunk
19 35 (2.56%) IBM
20 34 (2.49%) TIBCO
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £595.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £22.50 - 35.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £210 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago