Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 88 90
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 247 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.26% 2.95% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.61% 26.97% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 203 214
Median daily rate £450 £500 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% -3.24%
10th Percentile £320 £363 £239
90th Percentile £580 £625 £638
London median daily rate £473 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.36% +121.24%
London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.92% +12.54%

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 296 916 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.97% 10.95% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 682 870
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £210 £192
90th Percentile £638 £660 £638
London median daily rate £459 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.42% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 28
Median hourly rate £36.25 £31.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% +62.82% -7.82%
10th Percentile £33.14 £13.93 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.56 £44.80 £35.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 -14 44 £463 -7.50% 24
West End of London +8 4 £458 -8.50%
City of Westminster +18 2 £538 -2.27%
Camden +6 2 £400 -20.00%
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 20 (32.79%) Cisco
2 19 (31.15%) Finance
3 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 16 (26.23%) Linux
4 14 (22.95%) SIEM
5 12 (19.67%) Azure
5 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
6 11 (18.03%) LAN
6 11 (18.03%) Information Security
6 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
6 11 (18.03%) Palo Alto
7 10 (16.39%) Python
8 9 (14.75%) CCNP
8 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
8 9 (14.75%) Network Security
9 8 (13.11%) F5
9 8 (13.11%) WAN
9 8 (13.11%) ITIL
10 7 (11.48%) Unix
10 7 (11.48%) DNS
10 7 (11.48%) AWS
10 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
10 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
10 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
10 7 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Azure
2 7 (11.48%) AWS
3 5 (8.20%) GCP
4 4 (6.56%) Office 365
4 4 (6.56%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.92%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.92%) PaaS
5 3 (4.92%) SaaS
6 2 (3.28%) IaaS
7 1 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.64%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) LAN
1 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
2 9 (14.75%) Network Security
3 8 (13.11%) WAN
4 7 (11.48%) DNS
5 6 (9.84%) BGP
5 6 (9.84%) Internet
5 6 (9.84%) VPN
5 6 (9.84%) Wireless
6 5 (8.20%) HTTPS
7 4 (6.56%) DHCP
7 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (6.56%) HTTP
7 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (6.56%) IPsec
7 4 (6.56%) OSPF
7 4 (6.56%) SAN
7 4 (6.56%) TACACS
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) JUnit
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
1 1 (1.64%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.28%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) International Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Middleware
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.64%) Flask
3 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) NumPy
3 1 (1.64%) OAuth
3 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) SciPy
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.64%) WireMock
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Linux
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Unix
3 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) CentOS
5 1 (1.64%) Debian
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) SIEM
2 11 (18.03%) Information Security
3 8 (13.11%) ITIL
4 7 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.84%) DevOps
6 5 (8.20%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (8.20%) Migration
6 5 (8.20%) Network Design
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
7 4 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.92%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (4.92%) Project Management
8 3 (4.92%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Python
2 6 (9.84%) C
3 5 (8.20%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
4 4 (6.56%) Go
5 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) SQL
6 2 (3.28%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) Lisp
7 1 (1.64%) Erlang
7 1 (1.64%) Groovy
7 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.75%) CCNP
3 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) CISSP
4 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) CCIE
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.64%) GCFW
6 1 (1.64%) GCIA
6 1 (1.64%) GCIH
6 1 (1.64%) GCUX
6 1 (1.64%) GCWN
6 1 (1.64%) GIAC
6 1 (1.64%) GISF
6 1 (1.64%) GSEC
6 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) NIST
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.64%) NCSC
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Docker
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.20%) Ansible
2 5 (8.20%) Terraform
3 4 (6.56%) FortiGate
3 4 (6.56%) Grafana
3 4 (6.56%) Prometheus
4 3 (4.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.92%) QRadar
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.28%) SCCM
5 2 (3.28%) TrustSec
6 1 (1.64%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.64%) EnCase
6 1 (1.64%) Kibana
6 1 (1.64%) Nessus
6 1 (1.64%) Nmap
6 1 (1.64%) Packer
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Cisco
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Palo Alto
3 8 (13.11%) F5
4 5 (8.20%) ArcSight
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Qualys
4 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.20%) Splunk
4 5 (8.20%) VMware
5 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.56%) Juniper
6 3 (4.92%) Arista
6 3 (4.92%) Blue Coat
6 3 (4.92%) CyberArk
6 3 (4.92%) McAfee
6 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
6 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds