Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 91 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30 -50
Contract jobs citing Firewall 196 260 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.78% 2.78% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.65% 25.84% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 215 132
Central London median daily rate £475 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £259 £238
90th Percentile £611 £592 £599
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Central London median hourly rate - £107.50 -
London median hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year -9.52% +9.76% -4.34%

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 764 1,006 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.84% 10.77% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 761 731
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £179 £156 £200
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 18
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +14.42% -13.16%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.00 £11.43
90th Percentile £32.60 £26.50 £22.18
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -12.50% +28.34% +0.67%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +31 149 £475 +7.71% 80
West End of London +12 10 £500 +25.00% 1
Camden +10 5 £500 -16.67% 1
City of Westminster -10 4 £419 +4.69%
Southwark +31 3 £375 -
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 - 1
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 88 (44.90%) Cisco
2 66 (33.67%) Windows
3 59 (30.10%) VPN
4 57 (29.08%) Active Directory
5 50 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (24.49%) WAN
7 47 (23.98%) LAN
8 45 (22.96%) Office 365
8 45 (22.96%) Palo Alto
9 44 (22.45%) Network Security
9 44 (22.45%) Azure
9 44 (22.45%) Finance
10 43 (21.94%) Microsoft
11 39 (19.90%) Linux
12 38 (19.39%) CCNP
12 38 (19.39%) DNS
13 36 (18.37%) ITIL
14 35 (17.86%) OSPF
15 34 (17.35%) Migration
15 34 (17.35%) Windows Server
16 32 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (15.82%) Data Centre
18 30 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
18 30 (15.31%) VMware
18 30 (15.31%) Juniper
19 28 (14.29%) CheckPoint
19 28 (14.29%) BGP
19 28 (14.29%) AWS
20 27 (13.78%) Load Balancing
21 25 (12.76%) 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 11 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.06%) IIS
4 3 (1.53%) Confluence
4 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.96%) Office 365
2 44 (22.45%) Azure
3 28 (14.29%) AWS
4 13 (6.63%) GCP
5 11 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (2.55%) IaaS
6 5 (2.55%) PaaS
7 4 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.04%) SaaS
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.02%) GitHub
8 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.02%) Route 53
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) G Suite
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (30.10%) VPN
2 48 (24.49%) WAN
3 47 (23.98%) LAN
4 44 (22.45%) Network Security
5 38 (19.39%) DNS
6 35 (17.86%) OSPF
7 32 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (14.29%) BGP
10 25 (12.76%) MPLS
11 24 (12.24%) Wireless
12 20 (10.20%) VoIP
13 18 (9.18%) TCP/IP
14 17 (8.67%) Ethernet
15 15 (7.65%) DHCP
15 15 (7.65%) Wireshark
16 14 (7.14%) IPsec
17 13 (6.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 13 (6.63%) IP Telephony
17 13 (6.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) MySQL
1 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.04%) Big Data
3 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.53%) JIRA
4 2 (1.02%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) GoCD
5 1 (0.51%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 44 (22.45%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.04%) Advertising
4 4 (2.04%) Law
5 3 (1.53%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (1.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Games
6 2 (1.02%) International Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.51%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 23 (11.73%) Administrator
3 22 (11.22%) Analyst
4 19 (9.69%) Security Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) Architect
7 12 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) Network Administrator
8 11 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Azure Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.08%) Consultant
11 6 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.55%) Node.js
2 3 (1.53%) .NET
2 3 (1.53%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.02%) CSS
3 2 (1.02%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) jQuery
4 1 (0.51%) LAMP
4 1 (0.51%) React
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.55%) PKI
3 5 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.04%) Replication
5 3 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.53%) CCTV
5 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.53%) User Experience
6 2 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 66 (33.67%) Windows
2 39 (19.90%) Linux
3 34 (17.35%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.61%) Unix
8 10 (5.10%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.06%) Debian
10 6 (3.06%) Mac OS X
10 6 (3.06%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.55%) openSUSE
12 4 (2.04%) CentOS
13 3 (1.53%) Check Point GAiA
14 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.51%) Android
15 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.37%) ITIL
2 34 (17.35%) Migration
3 27 (13.78%) Load Balancing
4 25 (12.76%) Change Management
5 22 (11.22%) Information Security
6 18 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (8.67%) DevOps
8 16 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (6.63%) Infrastructure as Code
11 12 (6.12%) Project Management
12 11 (5.61%) Network Design
13 10 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (5.10%) Service Design
14 9 (4.59%) Application Packaging
14 9 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.59%) Project Delivery
14 9 (4.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.73%) PowerShell
1 23 (11.73%) Python
2 22 (11.22%) SQL
3 14 (7.14%) Java
4 13 (6.63%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.10%) Ruby
6 9 (4.59%) VB
7 6 (3.06%) Go
8 5 (2.55%) Groovy
8 5 (2.55%) Scala
9 4 (2.04%) C++
10 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.53%) C
10 3 (1.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) C#
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (25.51%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (19.39%) CCNP
3 17 (8.67%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.65%) Degree
4 15 (7.65%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.12%) CCNA
5 12 (6.12%) JNCIP
6 10 (5.10%) CCIE
7 9 (4.59%) CISSP
8 4 (2.04%) CCSP
8 4 (2.04%) CISM
8 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.53%) CCDA
9 3 (1.53%) CCDP
9 3 (1.53%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.53%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.02%) MCP
10 2 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.59%) NIST
3 5 (2.55%) COBIT
3 5 (2.55%) SLA
4 3 (1.53%) PMO
5 2 (1.02%) GDPR
5 2 (1.02%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.02%) QA
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (29.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.55%) vSphere
5 4 (2.04%) Docker
5 4 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.53%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.02%) XenApp
7 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.51%) KVM
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.69%) SCCM
2 14 (7.14%) Nagios
3 13 (6.63%) Terraform
4 12 (6.12%) Ansible
5 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.55%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.55%) HP Fortify
7 5 (2.55%) Nessus
8 3 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.53%) Puppet
8 3 (1.53%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.02%) Cacti
9 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.02%) Packer
9 2 (1.02%) Salt
9 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 88 (44.90%) Cisco
2 45 (22.96%) Palo Alto
3 43 (21.94%) Microsoft
4 30 (15.31%) Juniper
4 30 (15.31%) VMware
5 28 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.24%) F5
7 15 (7.65%) Citrix
7 15 (7.65%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.06%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.06%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.06%) HP
8 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.55%) Adobe
9 5 (2.55%) Google
9 5 (2.55%) Qualys
9 5 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.04%) Bloomberg
10 4 (2.04%) Reuters
10 4 (2.04%) Riverbed