Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 93 75
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 251 249 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.82% 2.70% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.13% 22.05% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 194 166
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.73% +1.76%
10th Percentile £313 £215 £289
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +33.41%
10th Percentile £32.50 £31.00 £24.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £52.60 £55.00
London median hourly rate £44.18 £47.83 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.63% +12.54% +54.55%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 999 1,129 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.23% 12.25% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 867 660
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £211
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 23
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.03% -24.78% +2.39%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.13 £13.44
90th Percentile £37.50 £33.00 £55.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +11.11%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Central London over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 192 £475 +8.26% 26
West End of London -8 17 £500 +110.53%
City of Westminster -4 15 £458 +185.94%
Southwark -33 5 - -
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 118 (47.01%) Cisco
2 78 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (29.88%) WAN
4 74 (29.48%) Windows
5 72 (28.69%) Finance
6 67 (26.69%) DNS
7 65 (25.90%) CheckPoint
8 63 (25.10%) VPN
9 61 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 59 (23.51%) Network Security
10 59 (23.51%) Active Directory
11 55 (21.91%) Palo Alto
12 53 (21.12%) BGP
13 52 (20.72%) LAN
14 51 (20.32%) OSPF
15 50 (19.92%) CCNP
16 46 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (17.93%) Cisco ASA
18 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
18 44 (17.53%) MPLS
19 43 (17.13%) Data Centre
20 42 (16.73%) CCIE
21 41 (16.33%) DHCP
22 39 (15.54%) TCP/IP
23 38 (15.14%) Linux
23 38 (15.14%) Wireless
24 37 (14.74%) ITIL
24 37 (14.74%) F5
25 35 (13.94%) Office 365
25 35 (13.94%) Amazon AWS

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (8.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.78%) IIS
3 11 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.59%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.20%) Apache
7 3 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (0.80%) Confluence
8 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 61 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (13.94%) Office 365
3 14 (5.58%) IaaS
4 10 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.19%) PaaS
7 5 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.59%) GitHub
8 4 (1.59%) Serverless
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.20%) G Suite
9 3 (1.20%) SaaS
9 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.80%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 75 (29.88%) WAN
2 67 (26.69%) DNS
3 63 (25.10%) VPN
4 59 (23.51%) Network Security
5 53 (21.12%) BGP
6 52 (20.72%) LAN
7 51 (20.32%) OSPF
8 46 (18.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 45 (17.93%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (17.53%) MPLS
11 41 (16.33%) DHCP
12 39 (15.54%) TCP/IP
13 38 (15.14%) Wireless
14 34 (13.55%) Internet
15 31 (12.35%) EIGRP
16 25 (9.96%) VLAN
17 21 (8.37%) VoIP
18 20 (7.97%) Multicast
19 17 (6.77%) SSL
20 16 (6.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.19%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (3.19%) MySQL
3 5 (1.99%) Big Data
4 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.40%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (4.78%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.59%) GoCD
4 4 (1.59%) Maven
4 4 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.20%) JIRA
5 3 (1.20%) MSI
5 3 (1.20%) Subversion
5 3 (1.20%) WiX
6 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
General
1 72 (28.69%) Finance
2 18 (7.17%) Banking
3 12 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.98%) Law
5 7 (2.79%) Legal
6 5 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) International Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (36.25%) Network Engineer
2 32 (12.75%) Analyst
3 24 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.76%) Security Engineer
4 22 (8.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (8.37%) Architect
6 17 (6.77%) Security Analyst
7 15 (5.98%) Consultant
8 14 (5.58%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) Active Directory Analyst
11 8 (3.19%) Administrator
11 8 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 7 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (2.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.59%) JSON
2 7 (2.79%) Regular Expression
3 6 (2.39%) .NET
3 6 (2.39%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.39%) SOAP
3 6 (2.39%) YAML
4 5 (1.99%) LDAP
4 5 (1.99%) Middleware
4 5 (1.99%) REST
5 4 (1.59%) Web Services
5 4 (1.59%) XML
6 3 (1.20%) SAML
6 3 (1.20%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.80%) gRPC
7 2 (0.80%) OAuth
7 2 (0.80%) OpenID
8 1 (0.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.13%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.98%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 9 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (3.59%) PKI
4 8 (3.19%) Clustering
4 8 (3.19%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.59%) User Experience
7 3 (1.20%) Fintech
7 3 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (29.48%) Windows
2 38 (15.14%) Linux
3 27 (10.76%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.37%) Unix
6 11 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.74%) ITIL
2 33 (13.15%) Migration
3 29 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (10.36%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (9.96%) Information Security
6 24 (9.56%) Load Balancing
7 23 (9.16%) Change Management
7 23 (9.16%) SIEM
8 22 (8.76%) DevOps
9 19 (7.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (7.17%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (5.98%) Network Management
13 13 (5.18%) Network Design
13 13 (5.18%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (5.18%) Security Operations
14 12 (4.78%) Web Filtering
15 10 (3.98%) Identity Access Management
15 10 (3.98%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.16%) SQL
2 26 (10.36%) Python
3 23 (9.16%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.18%) Perl
5 9 (3.59%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.19%) VB
7 7 (2.79%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.39%) Java
8 6 (2.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.99%) C
9 5 (1.99%) Ruby
10 3 (1.20%) PHP
11 2 (0.80%) C#
11 2 (0.80%) Go
11 2 (0.80%) R
12 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (19.92%) CCNP
3 42 (16.73%) CCIE
4 20 (7.97%) CISSP
5 19 (7.57%) CCNA
6 18 (7.17%) Security Cleared
7 15 (5.98%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.18%) Degree
9 12 (4.78%) CCDP
10 8 (3.19%) CISM
11 7 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (2.79%) CCDA
11 7 (2.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 6 (2.39%) BC Cleared
13 5 (1.99%) CCDE
14 4 (1.59%) CCVP
14 4 (1.59%) CISMP
14 4 (1.59%) PMI Certification
15 3 (1.20%) CCSE
15 3 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.39%) COBIT
2 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 59 (23.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.98%) Docker
4 13 (5.18%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.99%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.59%) vSphere
7 4 (1.59%) XenApp
8 3 (1.20%) Firmware
8 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.40%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) pfSense
10 1 (0.40%) Samba
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (7.17%) Ansible
2 16 (6.37%) SCCM
3 14 (5.58%) Puppet
4 10 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.59%) Terraform
6 8 (3.19%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.99%) Cacti
8 5 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.99%) Nagios
8 5 (1.99%) SCOM
9 4 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.59%) QRadar
9 4 (1.59%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.59%) Salt
10 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 118 (47.01%) Cisco
2 65 (25.90%) CheckPoint
3 55 (21.91%) Palo Alto
4 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
5 37 (14.74%) F5
6 29 (11.55%) VMware
7 28 (11.16%) SolarWinds
8 23 (9.16%) Juniper
9 17 (6.77%) HP
10 14 (5.58%) Oracle
11 12 (4.78%) Citrix
11 12 (4.78%) Riverbed
11 12 (4.78%) Splunk
12 11 (4.38%) Google
13 8 (3.19%) ArcSight
13 8 (3.19%) Meraki
14 7 (2.79%) Aerohive Networks
14 7 (2.79%) Aruba
14 7 (2.79%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.79%) Red Hat