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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 67 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 725 525 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.19% 2.21% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.02% 17.91% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 365 340
Average daily rate
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£390 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 14
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.38 £23.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.45% -34.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £40.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +16 181 £400 - 52
Kingston Upon Thames -3 9 £319 -17.67% 2
Docklands, London +19 6 £503 +25.62%
Hounslow +3 6 - -
Harrow - 5 £375 - 1
Enfield -2 3 - -
Uxbridge +1 2 £375 -28.57%
Bromley - 2 £393 - 1
Canary Wharf +4 1 £450 +9.09% 1
Wimbledon 0 1 £425 +54.54%
Romford - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Croydon - 1 - - 2
Hayes - - - - 2
Morden - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 856 (59.03%) Cisco
2 464 (32.00%) Windows
3 434 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
4 399 (27.52%) CheckPoint
5 358 (24.69%) VPN
6 346 (23.86%) WAN
7 330 (22.76%) LAN
8 325 (22.41%) Juniper
9 321 (22.14%) Finance
10 290 (20.00%) F5
11 287 (19.79%) DNS
12 286 (19.72%) CCNP
13 284 (19.59%) BGP
14 276 (19.03%) Network Security
15 267 (18.41%) TCP/IP
16 266 (18.34%) Cisco ASA
17 265 (18.28%) VMware
18 259 (17.86%) Microsoft
19 258 (17.79%) Active Directory
20 248 (17.10%) Linux
21 223 (15.38%) OSPF
22 197 (13.59%) Cisco Nexus
23 188 (12.97%) ITIL
24 185 (12.76%) MPLS
25 178 (12.28%) VLAN
26 175 (12.07%) Load Balancing
27 174 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
27 174 (12.00%) Banking
28 172 (11.86%) UNIX
29 164 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 156 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 91 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (5.45%) IIS
4 63 (4.34%) Lync
5 61 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 53 (3.66%) Apache
7 39 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (2.28%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 25 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
12 20 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (1.31%) Confluence
14 15 (1.03%) WebSphere
15 14 (0.97%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.83%) IBM Notes
17 11 (0.76%) JBoss
17 11 (0.76%) nginx
18 10 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
19 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.66%) MS Office
3 33 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.76%) MS Project
6 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) assyst
2 11 (0.76%) RMDS
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.31%) Office 365
4 18 (1.24%) PaaS
5 14 (0.97%) SaaS
5 14 (0.97%) IaaS
6 10 (0.69%) Heroku
6 10 (0.69%) Engine Yard
7 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.069%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 358 (24.69%) VPN
2 346 (23.86%) WAN
3 330 (22.76%) LAN
4 287 (19.79%) DNS
5 284 (19.59%) BGP
6 276 (19.03%) Network Security
7 267 (18.41%) TCP/IP
8 266 (18.34%) Cisco ASA
9 223 (15.38%) OSPF
10 197 (13.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 185 (12.76%) MPLS
12 178 (12.28%) VLAN
13 147 (10.14%) SAN
14 137 (9.45%) DHCP
15 125 (8.62%) EIGRP
16 124 (8.55%) Wireless
17 119 (8.21%) Internet
18 110 (7.59%) IPsec
19 104 (7.17%) SSL
20 99 (6.83%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.69%) MySQL
3 33 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.93%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 14 (0.97%) DB2
10 12 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.41%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
16 4 (0.28%) Hadoop
17 3 (0.21%) Crystal Enterprise
17 3 (0.21%) Redis
17 3 (0.21%) Couchbase
18 2 (0.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.72%) JIRA
3 21 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.31%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.17%) Subversion
6 12 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.69%) MSI
8 3 (0.21%) Selenium
8 3 (0.21%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.14%) Hudson
9 2 (0.14%) GCC
9 2 (0.14%) Xcode
9 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.14%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.14%) Maven
9 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 321 (22.14%) Finance
2 174 (12.00%) Banking
3 95 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 71 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 37 (2.55%) Retail
6 36 (2.48%) Law
7 35 (2.41%) Financial Institution
8 32 (2.21%) Legal
9 23 (1.59%) Games
10 19 (1.31%) Front Office
11 15 (1.03%) Local Government
12 13 (0.90%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.62%) Marketing
14 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 7 (0.48%) Publishing
15 5 (0.34%) French Language
16 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
18 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 414 (28.55%) Network Engineer
2 167 (11.52%) Analyst
3 137 (9.45%) Architect
4 118 (8.14%) Security Engineer
5 109 (7.52%) Support Engineer
6 100 (6.90%) Consultant
7 80 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 75 (5.17%) Security Analyst
9 68 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
10 67 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 53 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
12 52 (3.59%) Network Support
13 51 (3.52%) Network Analyst
14 44 (3.03%) Project Manager
15 43 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
16 42 (2.90%) Network Consultant
17 40 (2.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 39 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
19 38 (2.62%) Network Architect
20 37 (2.55%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.76%) Web Services
2 36 (2.48%) .NET
3 29 (2.00%) Middleware
4 22 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
5 20 (1.38%) WebSockets
6 18 (1.24%) Rendezvous
6 18 (1.24%) CSS
7 12 (0.83%) LAMP
8 11 (0.76%) Regular Expression
9 10 (0.69%) MCollective
10 9 (0.62%) MSMQ
10 9 (0.62%) XML
11 8 (0.55%) HTML
11 8 (0.55%) Application Packaging
12 7 (0.48%) WAP
13 6 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.34%) HTML5
14 5 (0.34%) REST
14 5 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.76%) Clustering
3 49 (3.38%) PKI
4 42 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.62%) Blackberry
6 32 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.07%) Replication
8 28 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.52%) FlexPod
10 20 (1.38%) CESG
11 18 (1.24%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 18 (1.24%) Open Source
12 15 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 13 (0.90%) Online Games
14 12 (0.83%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
16 10 (0.69%) Device Driver
17 9 (0.62%) Client/Server
18 8 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 464 (32.00%) Windows
2 248 (17.10%) Linux
3 174 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 172 (11.86%) UNIX
5 114 (7.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (5.52%) Windows 7
8 43 (2.97%) Solaris
9 40 (2.76%) Windows XP
10 34 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 23 (1.59%) CentOS
12 23 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 20 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.10%) SUSE
16 13 (0.90%) AIX
17 12 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
19 6 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (12.97%) ITIL
2 175 (12.07%) Load Balancing
3 129 (8.90%) Migration
4 112 (7.72%) Information Security
5 103 (7.10%) Network Design
6 102 (7.03%) Change Management
7 85 (5.86%) Service Management
8 75 (5.17%) Project Management
9 69 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
10 61 (4.21%) Network Architecture
11 60 (4.14%) DevOps
12 59 (4.07%) Network Management
12 59 (4.07%) E-Commerce
13 54 (3.72%) Service Delivery
14 51 (3.52%) Risk Management
14 51 (3.52%) Penetration Testing
14 51 (3.52%) SIEM
15 45 (3.10%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (2.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 129 (8.90%) SQL
2 81 (5.59%) Perl
3 48 (3.31%) Java
4 45 (3.10%) Python
5 40 (2.76%) Shell Script
6 34 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 25 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 24 (1.66%) Ruby
9 23 (1.59%) C
10 20 (1.38%) C#
11 14 (0.97%) VBScript
11 14 (0.97%) Korn
12 12 (0.83%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.76%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.69%) C++
14 10 (0.69%) VB
15 7 (0.48%) R
16 6 (0.41%) PHP
17 5 (0.34%) Scala
17 5 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 434 (29.93%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (19.72%) CCNP
3 157 (10.83%) CCNA
4 120 (8.28%) CCIE
5 90 (6.21%) CISSP
6 85 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 71 (4.90%) SC Cleared
8 61 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (3.72%) Degree
10 47 (3.24%) MCSE
11 45 (3.10%) CCSE
12 29 (2.00%) GIAC
12 29 (2.00%) CCSA
13 23 (1.59%) CCDP
13 23 (1.59%) CEH
14 21 (1.45%) CCVP
14 21 (1.45%) CISM
15 20 (1.38%) CCSP
16 17 (1.17%) MCITP
17 16 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (3.31%) SLA
3 29 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.38%) QA
5 16 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) GPG13
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.069%) BS7799
8 1 (0.069%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.069%) GCP
8 1 (0.069%) GMP
8 1 (0.069%) GxP
System Software
1 258 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 164 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 74 (5.10%) vSphere
5 43 (2.97%) XenApp
5 43 (2.97%) VMware ESX
6 41 (2.83%) ProxySG
7 23 (1.59%) Snort
8 21 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.38%) Xen
10 17 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (0.97%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.90%) NLBS
13 12 (0.83%) NFS
13 12 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
13 12 (0.83%) vCloud
13 12 (0.83%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.69%) XenServer
14 10 (0.69%) Firmware
15 9 (0.62%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (4.14%) SCCM
2 47 (3.24%) Puppet
3 32 (2.21%) CA Spectrum
4 29 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 29 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 28 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 28 (1.93%) FortiGate
6 24 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.66%) SCOM
7 22 (1.52%) RANCID
8 19 (1.31%) OpenNMS
9 18 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 17 (1.17%) Control-M
11 15 (1.03%) Nagios
11 15 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
12 14 (0.97%) WSUS
12 14 (0.97%) Nessus
12 14 (0.97%) MOM
13 13 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
14 12 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 856 (59.03%) Cisco
2 399 (27.52%) CheckPoint
3 325 (22.41%) Juniper
4 290 (20.00%) F5
5 265 (18.28%) VMware
6 259 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 160 (11.03%) Citrix
8 141 (9.72%) Blue Coat
9 128 (8.83%) HP
10 82 (5.66%) Oracle
11 68 (4.69%) Fortinet
12 63 (4.34%) Symantec
13 58 (4.00%) Red Hat
14 54 (3.72%) Riverbed
14 54 (3.72%) SolarWinds
15 40 (2.76%) NetApp
16 39 (2.69%) CA
17 38 (2.62%) Dell
17 38 (2.62%) McAfee
18 35 (2.41%) Sourcefire
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £200.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago