Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 96 90
Rank change year-on-year +36 -6 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 70 204 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.42% 2.70% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.03% 25.15% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 174 218
Median daily rate £500 £475 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.62% -1.00%
10th Percentile £238 £300 £271
90th Percentile £638 £623 £638
London median daily rate £495 £493 £465
% change year-on-year +0.51% +5.91% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £107.50
London median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -18.75% +71.43%

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 259 811 1,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 12.67% 10.74% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 614 778
Median daily rate £500 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% -4.22%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £163
90th Percentile £638 £650 £632
London median daily rate £475 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.17% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% +12.12% +10.18%
10th Percentile £22.70 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £111.70 £44.80 £26.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +6.95%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Central London over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Central London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Central London.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +34 60 £500 +5.26% 20
West End of London +5 4 £458 -8.50%
City of Westminster +9 2 £538 +13.16%
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 24 (34.29%) Cisco
3 20 (28.57%) SIEM
4 19 (27.14%) Information Security
5 18 (25.71%) Kubernetes
6 16 (22.86%) Python
6 16 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (21.43%) Banking
7 15 (21.43%) LAN
7 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (20.00%) Perl
8 14 (20.00%) Windows
9 13 (18.57%) Linux
9 13 (18.57%) Jenkins
9 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
9 13 (18.57%) Azure
10 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
10 12 (17.14%) Secure Coding
11 11 (15.71%) Security Monitoring
11 11 (15.71%) BGP
11 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
11 11 (15.71%) VPN
11 11 (15.71%) Unix
11 11 (15.71%) WAN
11 11 (15.71%) AWS
12 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.29%) SQL
12 10 (14.29%) Threat Modelling

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 8 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.71%) CMS
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) nginx
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.57%) Azure
2 11 (15.71%) AWS
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon Cognito
4 4 (5.71%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.29%) Office 365
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.86%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.86%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.43%) Apigee
7 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.43%) IaaS
7 1 (1.43%) PaaS
7 1 (1.43%) Route 53
7 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) LAN
2 11 (15.71%) BGP
2 11 (15.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (15.71%) VPN
2 11 (15.71%) WAN
3 8 (11.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (10.00%) DNS
5 6 (8.57%) Network Security
5 6 (8.57%) SNMP
6 5 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (7.14%) IPsec
6 5 (7.14%) MPLS
6 5 (7.14%) Skype
7 4 (5.71%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.71%) H.323
7 4 (5.71%) HTTP
7 4 (5.71%) HTTPS
7 4 (5.71%) TACACS
7 4 (5.71%) Telepresence
7 4 (5.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Neo4j
1 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.71%) MySQL
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Git (software)
1 13 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.14%) GoCD
2 5 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 15 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.43%) International Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Law
6 1 (1.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) CloudOps Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (11.43%) Kafka
2 5 (7.14%) CORBA
3 4 (5.71%) WebRTC
4 2 (2.86%) REST
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) XML
4 2 (2.86%) YAML
5 1 (1.43%) .NET
5 1 (1.43%) J2EE
5 1 (1.43%) JSON
5 1 (1.43%) Middleware
5 1 (1.43%) Node.js
5 1 (1.43%) OAuth
5 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.71%) Tandem
6 3 (4.29%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (4.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.86%) Robotics
7 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Linux
3 11 (15.71%) Unix
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.29%) Solaris
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) SIEM
2 19 (27.14%) Information Security
3 16 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (17.14%) Secure Coding
5 11 (15.71%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (14.29%) Threat Modelling
7 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.86%) Load Balancing
7 9 (12.86%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
8 8 (11.43%) Ethical Hacking
8 8 (11.43%) Use Case
8 8 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (10.00%) Security Operations
10 6 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.57%) ITIL
10 6 (8.57%) Log Correlation
10 6 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) Python
2 14 (20.00%) Perl
3 10 (14.29%) SQL
4 9 (12.86%) Bash Shell
4 9 (12.86%) C
4 9 (12.86%) Java
5 8 (11.43%) PHP
5 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.57%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) Erlang
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) CCNP
4 6 (8.57%) CISSP
5 5 (7.14%) CISM
6 4 (5.71%) CCIE
7 3 (4.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.29%) CCSP
7 3 (4.29%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.86%) CCNA
8 2 (2.86%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) GCFA
8 2 (2.86%) GCIA
8 2 (2.86%) GCIH
8 2 (2.86%) MCSE
9 1 (1.43%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) NIST
2 3 (4.29%) COBIT
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (7.14%) Docker
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (25.71%) Kubernetes
2 8 (11.43%) Netcool
3 7 (10.00%) Ansible
4 6 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.57%) Puppet
4 6 (8.57%) SCCM
5 5 (7.14%) Rundeck
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (5.71%) FortiGate
7 3 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.86%) CSIRT
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.43%) QRadar
9 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Cisco
2 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) AppDynamics
3 8 (11.43%) ArcSight
3 8 (11.43%) Palo Alto
3 8 (11.43%) SevOne
4 7 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.00%) CyberArk
4 7 (10.00%) F5
4 7 (10.00%) Qualys
5 6 (8.57%) Atlassian
6 5 (7.14%) Juniper
6 5 (7.14%) SaltStack
6 5 (7.14%) Splunk
6 5 (7.14%) VMware
7 4 (5.71%) EMC
7 4 (5.71%) HP
7 4 (5.71%) McAfee
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds