Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 120 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -45 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 260 185 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.79% 2.13% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.77% 19.05% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 138 204
Central London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £259 £244 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £538
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Central London median hourly rate £107.50 - £55.00
London median hourly rate £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -4.34% +81.82%

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 1,009 971 1,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.83% 11.20% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 737 826
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £205 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 19
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.50 £22.18 £55.00
London median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +28.34% - -8.78%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +18 174 £441 -2.00% 85
West End of London -5 26 £400 +60.00%
City of Westminster +8 12 £400 -23.81%
Camden - 4 £600 -
Southwark -35 1 - -
Firewall
London

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 108 (41.54%) Cisco
2 91 (35.00%) Windows
3 72 (27.69%) WAN
4 71 (27.31%) VPN
5 64 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
6 63 (24.23%) Active Directory
6 63 (24.23%) LAN
7 60 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 57 (21.92%) DNS
9 56 (21.54%) CheckPoint
9 56 (21.54%) Finance
10 54 (20.77%) Network Security
11 53 (20.38%) Palo Alto
12 52 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 50 (19.23%) BGP
14 48 (18.46%) Wireless
15 44 (16.92%) OSPF
15 44 (16.92%) Office 365
16 42 (16.15%) CCNP
17 41 (15.77%) TCP/IP
18 39 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (14.62%) Linux
19 38 (14.62%) ITIL
20 37 (14.23%) Data Centre
20 37 (14.23%) Windows Server
21 36 (13.85%) Migration
21 36 (13.85%) VMware
22 35 (13.46%) DHCP
22 35 (13.46%) MPLS
23 34 (13.08%) 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 18 (6.92%) MS Exchange
1 18 (6.92%) Skype for Business
2 12 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.46%) IIS
4 7 (2.69%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.77%) Confluence
6 2 (0.77%) JBoss
6 2 (0.77%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Drupal
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Jetty
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 52 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (16.92%) Office 365
3 34 (13.08%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.38%) SaaS
5 9 (3.46%) IaaS
6 8 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.08%) PaaS
7 5 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.92%) GitHub
8 4 (1.54%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.15%) G Suite
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.77%) Datadog
10 2 (0.77%) npm
10 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.69%) WAN
2 71 (27.31%) VPN
3 63 (24.23%) LAN
4 57 (21.92%) DNS
5 54 (20.77%) Network Security
6 50 (19.23%) BGP
7 48 (18.46%) Wireless
8 44 (16.92%) OSPF
9 41 (15.77%) TCP/IP
10 39 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (13.46%) DHCP
11 35 (13.46%) MPLS
12 30 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (11.54%) VoIP
13 25 (9.62%) IPsec
14 24 (9.23%) EIGRP
14 24 (9.23%) SSL
15 20 (7.69%) Internet
15 20 (7.69%) VLAN
16 19 (7.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.15%) Big Data
3 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.15%) MySQL
3 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.77%) HBase
4 2 (0.77%) MS Access
4 2 (0.77%) Redis
5 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) DataStage
5 1 (0.38%) DB2
5 1 (0.38%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.31%) JIRA
3 6 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (2.31%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.92%) Subversion
5 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.54%) Maven
5 4 (1.54%) MSI
5 4 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.77%) CircleCI
7 2 (0.77%) GoCD
8 1 (0.38%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.38%) GitLab
8 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 56 (21.54%) Finance
2 15 (5.77%) Banking
3 10 (3.85%) French Language
4 9 (3.46%) Italian Language
4 9 (3.46%) Spanish Language
5 8 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.69%) Law
7 5 (1.92%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.92%) Retail
8 4 (1.54%) Legal
8 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.77%) German Language
10 2 (0.77%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (34.62%) Network Engineer
2 35 (13.46%) Security Engineer
3 26 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (8.46%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (8.46%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.08%) Analyst
6 18 (6.92%) Architect
6 18 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (6.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.00%) Consultant
10 11 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.46%) Azure Engineer
12 9 (3.46%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.46%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.77%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.31%) .NET
2 6 (2.31%) Web Services
3 5 (1.92%) LDAP
3 5 (1.92%) SOAP
4 4 (1.54%) Middleware
4 4 (1.54%) SAML
5 3 (1.15%) LAMP
5 3 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.15%) XML
6 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.77%) Kafka
6 2 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.77%) Memcached
6 2 (0.77%) Node.js
6 2 (0.77%) REST
6 2 (0.77%) RESTful
6 2 (0.77%) Sensu
6 2 (0.77%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.23%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.00%) PKI
4 9 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.54%) Clustering
6 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) Chromecast
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) User Experience
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.77%) Handset
8 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 91 (35.00%) Windows
2 38 (14.62%) Linux
3 37 (14.23%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.31%) Unix
5 15 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.62%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.92%) Solaris
10 4 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.15%) Android
11 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.77%) CentOS
12 2 (0.77%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.38%) Debian
13 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.62%) ITIL
2 36 (13.85%) Migration
3 30 (11.54%) Information Security
4 20 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (7.31%) DevOps
5 19 (7.31%) SIEM
6 17 (6.54%) Change Management
7 16 (6.15%) Load Balancing
8 15 (5.77%) Network Design
9 14 (5.38%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.00%) High Availability
10 13 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (4.23%) Project Management
13 10 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (3.46%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.08%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.92%) Python
3 15 (5.77%) SQL
4 13 (5.00%) Perl
5 12 (4.62%) Java
6 5 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.92%) Ruby
7 3 (1.15%) C
7 3 (1.15%) C#
7 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.15%) VBScript
8 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.77%) VB
9 1 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) PHP
9 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (16.15%) CCNP
3 22 (8.46%) CCNA
4 21 (8.08%) CCIE
5 16 (6.15%) CISSP
6 13 (5.00%) Degree
7 8 (3.08%) CCSE
7 8 (3.08%) Security Cleared
8 6 (2.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.92%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.54%) CISA
10 4 (1.54%) GIAC
11 3 (1.15%) CCSA
11 3 (1.15%) CISM
11 3 (1.15%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (3.08%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) COBIT
2 3 (1.15%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.77%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.77%) GDPR
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) FISMA
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 63 (24.23%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.38%) Docker
4 8 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.31%) vSphere
6 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.92%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.77%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.77%) Firmware
9 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.38%) KVM
10 1 (0.38%) NFS
10 1 (0.38%) pfSense
10 1 (0.38%) Samba
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (6.15%) SCCM
2 14 (5.38%) Ansible
3 11 (4.23%) Terraform
4 10 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.85%) Puppet
5 9 (3.46%) Nagios
5 9 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.92%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.54%) Cacti
9 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.54%) Rundeck
9 4 (1.54%) SCOM
9 4 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.15%) Salt
10 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.15%) WSUS
11 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 108 (41.54%) Cisco
2 60 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 56 (21.54%) CheckPoint
4 53 (20.38%) Palo Alto
5 36 (13.85%) VMware
6 33 (12.69%) Juniper
7 27 (10.38%) F5
8 24 (9.23%) Citrix
8 24 (9.23%) SolarWinds
9 16 (6.15%) Oracle
10 15 (5.77%) Aruba
11 13 (5.00%) HP
11 13 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 12 (4.62%) Apple
13 10 (3.85%) Google
13 10 (3.85%) Zscaler
14 9 (3.46%) Forcepoint
14 9 (3.46%) Meraki
14 9 (3.46%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.08%) Infoblox