Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 92 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 +18 -45
Contract jobs citing Firewall 228 251 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.84% 2.74% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.82% 22.88% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 205 139
Central London median daily rate £493 £441 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.68% -4.65% +2.78%
10th Percentile £314 £230 £290
90th Percentile £635 £633 £628
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Central London median hourly rate - £69.75 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +180.57% +13.00%
London median hourly rate £50.00 £53.92 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.26% +79.72% +15.38%

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 883 1,097 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.01% 11.99% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 844 656
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £203 £181 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £13.95 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.20 £30.90
London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £19.92
% change year-on-year +8.75% +0.41% +4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +19 186 £488 +8.33% 83
West End of London +5 8 £500 +21.21%
City of Westminster -10 5 £600 +6.67%
Camden +6 3 £500 -16.67%
Southwark - 2 £375 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 82 (35.96%) Cisco
2 72 (31.58%) Windows
3 70 (30.70%) Finance
3 70 (30.70%) Azure
4 65 (28.51%) Active Directory
5 57 (25.00%) DNS
5 57 (25.00%) WAN
6 54 (23.68%) Linux
7 50 (21.93%) Microsoft
8 49 (21.49%) Office 365
9 48 (21.05%) Network Security
9 48 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (20.61%) VPN
11 45 (19.74%) LAN
12 44 (19.30%) AWS
12 44 (19.30%) Palo Alto
13 38 (16.67%) CheckPoint
14 37 (16.23%) PowerShell
15 36 (15.79%) Migration
16 34 (14.91%) Data Centre
17 33 (14.47%) Wireless
17 33 (14.47%) Load Balancing
18 32 (14.04%) BGP
18 32 (14.04%) Windows Server
19 31 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
20 29 (12.72%) SQL
20 29 (12.72%) DevOps
21 28 (12.28%) OSPF
21 28 (12.28%) CCNP
22 27 (11.84%) MPLS

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 15 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.26%) IIS
3 10 (4.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.75%) Confluence
4 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.88%) Apache
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 70 (30.70%) Azure
2 49 (21.49%) Office 365
3 44 (19.30%) AWS
4 18 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (7.89%) GCP
5 11 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.63%) PaaS
7 5 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.19%) IaaS
8 4 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.75%) GitHub
8 4 (1.75%) Route 53
8 4 (1.75%) SaaS
8 4 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.88%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 57 (25.00%) DNS
1 57 (25.00%) WAN
2 48 (21.05%) Network Security
3 47 (20.61%) VPN
4 45 (19.74%) LAN
5 33 (14.47%) Wireless
6 32 (14.04%) BGP
7 31 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (12.28%) OSPF
9 27 (11.84%) MPLS
10 25 (10.96%) TCP/IP
11 24 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (10.09%) Internet
13 22 (9.65%) DHCP
14 17 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 17 (7.46%) VoIP
15 14 (6.14%) VLAN
16 13 (5.70%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (5.70%) Ethernet
17 12 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.46%) MySQL
2 14 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.39%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.07%) Big Data
5 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.44%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (0.88%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.88%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.88%) GoCD
4 2 (0.88%) Maven
4 2 (0.88%) Subversion
4 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.44%) MSI
5 1 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 70 (30.70%) Finance
2 15 (6.58%) Banking
3 10 (4.39%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.32%) Law
6 3 (1.32%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.88%) International Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (25.88%) Network Engineer
2 26 (11.40%) Security Engineer
3 23 (10.09%) Analyst
4 20 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (8.33%) Administrator
5 19 (8.33%) Architect
6 18 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (7.46%) Azure Engineer
7 17 (7.46%) Consultant
8 16 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (6.14%) Azure Administrator
11 13 (5.70%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
14 10 (4.39%) Security Analyst
15 8 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 8 (3.51%) Design Engineer
15 8 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.19%) Middleware
1 5 (2.19%) Node.js
2 4 (1.75%) .NET
2 4 (1.75%) LDAP
2 4 (1.75%) Web Services
3 3 (1.32%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.32%) CSS
3 3 (1.32%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) jQuery
5 1 (0.44%) OAuth
5 1 (0.44%) OpenID
5 1 (0.44%) REST
5 1 (0.44%) SAML
5 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.44%) VML
5 1 (0.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.70%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.51%) Hedge funds
3 8 (3.51%) PKI
4 7 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.63%) Replication
6 5 (2.19%) Clustering
7 4 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.32%) BYOD
8 3 (1.32%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.32%) iPad
8 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.32%) Tandem
8 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.88%) CCTV
9 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 72 (31.58%) Windows
2 54 (23.68%) Linux
3 32 (14.04%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.02%) Unix
5 12 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.51%) Windows 10
9 6 (2.63%) Debian
9 6 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.63%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.19%) openSUSE
11 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.32%) Check Point GAiA
12 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.88%) Android
13 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.88%) CentOS
13 2 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.79%) Migration
2 33 (14.47%) Load Balancing
3 29 (12.72%) DevOps
4 25 (10.96%) ITIL
5 24 (10.53%) Information Security
6 23 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 21 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (8.77%) Change Management
9 19 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (8.33%) Network Design
10 18 (7.89%) Project Management
11 16 (7.02%) Infrastructure as Code
12 15 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (6.58%) Project Delivery
12 15 (6.58%) Service Design
13 14 (6.14%) SIEM
14 13 (5.70%) Application Packaging
14 13 (5.70%) Network Management
15 12 (5.26%) Time Management
16 11 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.23%) PowerShell
2 29 (12.72%) SQL
3 25 (10.96%) Python
4 14 (6.14%) Java
5 13 (5.70%) VB
6 12 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.39%) Ruby
8 7 (3.07%) C
9 6 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.63%) Go
9 6 (2.63%) Perl
10 3 (1.32%) C#
10 3 (1.32%) Groovy
10 3 (1.32%) Scala
11 2 (0.88%) C++
11 2 (0.88%) PHP
11 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (12.28%) CCNP
3 24 (10.53%) CCIE
4 17 (7.46%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.58%) CISSP
5 15 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.14%) Degree
7 11 (4.82%) CCNA
8 7 (3.07%) CCDA
8 7 (3.07%) CCDP
9 6 (2.63%) CISM
10 5 (2.19%) BC Cleared
10 5 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.75%) CCSP
11 4 (1.75%) CISMP
11 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.75%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.32%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.51%) NIST
2 5 (2.19%) COBIT
3 4 (1.75%) MiFID
4 3 (1.32%) PMO
4 3 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.88%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 65 (28.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.26%) Docker
3 11 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.19%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.75%) vSphere
6 4 (1.75%) XenApp
7 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.88%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.44%) KVM
8 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (11.84%) SCCM
2 22 (9.65%) Ansible
2 22 (9.65%) Terraform
3 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (5.26%) Puppet
5 10 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.95%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.63%) Nagios
8 5 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (2.19%) HP Fortify
8 5 (2.19%) Nessus
8 5 (2.19%) Packer
9 3 (1.32%) Cacti
9 3 (1.32%) Consul
9 3 (1.32%) Salt
10 2 (0.88%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (35.96%) Cisco
2 50 (21.93%) Microsoft
3 44 (19.30%) Palo Alto
4 38 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 25 (10.96%) VMware
6 23 (10.09%) F5
7 20 (8.77%) Juniper
8 19 (8.33%) Citrix
9 13 (5.70%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.82%) Google
11 9 (3.95%) Blue Coat
11 9 (3.95%) HP
11 9 (3.95%) Meraki
11 9 (3.95%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.07%) Riverbed
13 6 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (2.19%) Adobe
14 5 (2.19%) IBM
14 5 (2.19%) Qualys
14 5 (2.19%) Reuters