Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 10 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 111 65
Rank change year-on-year +9 -46 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 182 142 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.55% 1.99% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.45% 18.83% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 106 172
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £281 £313
90th Percentile £620 £621 £549
Central London median daily rate £438 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £107.50 - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £107.50 - £55.00

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 776 754 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.87% 10.56% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 585 702
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £203 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.30 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 10 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
Moorgate - 4 £400 -
London Bridge -51 1 - -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 10 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 City of London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 78 (42.86%) Cisco
2 59 (32.42%) Windows
3 56 (30.77%) WAN
4 50 (27.47%) LAN
4 50 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (26.92%) Finance
6 46 (25.27%) CheckPoint
7 43 (23.63%) VPN
8 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
9 39 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 35 (19.23%) BGP
10 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 34 (18.68%) OSPF
12 33 (18.13%) DNS
13 32 (17.58%) CCNP
13 32 (17.58%) Migration
13 32 (17.58%) Windows Server
14 31 (17.03%) Data Centre
14 31 (17.03%) Palo Alto
14 31 (17.03%) Network Security
15 29 (15.93%) TCP/IP
16 28 (15.38%) Wireless
17 26 (14.29%) VMware
17 26 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (13.74%) Information Security
18 25 (13.74%) Linux
19 24 (13.19%) DHCP
19 24 (13.19%) MPLS
19 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
20 23 (12.64%) Juniper

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 10 (5.49%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.40%) IIS
2 8 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.30%) Apache
4 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.65%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.10%) JBoss
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Drupal
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) nginx
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (10.44%) Office 365
4 9 (4.95%) SaaS
5 7 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.85%) IaaS
6 6 (3.30%) PaaS
7 3 (1.65%) GitHub
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.10%) G Suite
8 2 (1.10%) npm
9 1 (0.55%) Akamai
9 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (30.77%) WAN
2 50 (27.47%) LAN
3 43 (23.63%) VPN
4 35 (19.23%) BGP
5 34 (18.68%) OSPF
6 33 (18.13%) DNS
7 31 (17.03%) Network Security
8 29 (15.93%) TCP/IP
9 28 (15.38%) Wireless
10 26 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (13.19%) DHCP
11 24 (13.19%) MPLS
12 19 (10.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (9.89%) VoIP
14 16 (8.79%) EIGRP
15 15 (8.24%) SSL
16 14 (7.69%) Internet
17 13 (7.14%) WLAN
18 12 (6.59%) Ethernet
18 12 (6.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.65%) Big Data
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.10%) MS Access
4 2 (1.10%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) DataStage
5 1 (0.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.55%) Power BI
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.55%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.30%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (2.20%) MSI
3 4 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.65%) Subversion
5 2 (1.10%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.10%) JIRA
5 2 (1.10%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.55%) GoCD
6 1 (0.55%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (26.92%) Finance
2 17 (9.34%) Banking
3 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.75%) Law
4 5 (2.75%) Legal
5 4 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.65%) French Language
6 3 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) German Language
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (32.42%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.54%) Architect
3 19 (10.44%) Security Engineer
4 14 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (7.14%) Analyst
5 13 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Consultant
9 8 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Security Analyst
11 6 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
12 5 (2.75%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
13 4 (2.20%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
13 4 (2.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.30%) .NET
2 5 (2.75%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.20%) Middleware
3 4 (2.20%) Web Services
4 3 (1.65%) SOAP
4 3 (1.65%) XML
5 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.10%) JSON
5 2 (1.10%) Kafka
5 2 (1.10%) LAMP
5 2 (1.10%) Node.js
5 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.10%) SAML
5 2 (1.10%) Socket.IO
6 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.55%) Gearman
6 1 (0.55%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.55%) React
6 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.03%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.40%) PKI
5 6 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.65%) User Experience
8 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.10%) Clustering
8 2 (1.10%) Handset
8 2 (1.10%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.55%) Fintech
9 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.42%) Windows
2 32 (17.58%) Windows Server
3 25 (13.74%) Linux
4 14 (7.69%) Unix
5 8 (4.40%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.65%) Solaris
9 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.10%) Android
10 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.10%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.58%) Migration
2 25 (13.74%) Information Security
3 21 (11.54%) ITIL
4 19 (10.44%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (10.44%) SIEM
5 15 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.14%) DevOps
7 13 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.59%) Change Management
8 12 (6.59%) Network Design
9 11 (6.04%) High Availability
10 10 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (4.40%) Identity Management
12 8 (4.40%) Network Architecture
13 7 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (3.85%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.89%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.24%) SQL
3 13 (7.14%) Python
4 9 (4.95%) Perl
5 7 (3.85%) Java
6 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.20%) Ruby
7 3 (1.65%) C#
7 3 (1.65%) VBScript
8 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) Korn
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (27.47%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (17.58%) CCNP
3 17 (9.34%) CISSP
4 16 (8.79%) CCNA
5 15 (8.24%) CCIE
6 8 (4.40%) Degree
7 6 (3.30%) CCSE
8 5 (2.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.20%) CISA
9 4 (2.20%) GIAC
9 4 (2.20%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.65%) CCSA
10 3 (1.65%) CISM
10 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.10%) CCSM
11 2 (1.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.20%) SLA
3 3 (1.65%) COBIT
3 3 (1.65%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.10%) FedRAMP
4 2 (1.10%) GDPR
4 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.55%) FISMA
5 1 (0.55%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 39 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.30%) Docker
3 6 (3.30%) vSphere
4 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.75%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.65%) XenApp
7 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.10%) Firmware
7 2 (1.10%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.55%) vCloud
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.69%) SCCM
2 7 (3.85%) Nagios
3 6 (3.30%) Ansible
3 6 (3.30%) Terraform
4 5 (2.75%) Puppet
5 4 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.65%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.65%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.65%) SCOM
6 3 (1.65%) WSUS
7 2 (1.10%) Cacti
7 2 (1.10%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.10%) QRadar
8 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 78 (42.86%) Cisco
2 46 (25.27%) CheckPoint
3 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
4 31 (17.03%) Palo Alto
5 26 (14.29%) VMware
6 23 (12.64%) Juniper
7 19 (10.44%) F5
8 18 (9.89%) Citrix
9 15 (8.24%) Oracle
10 12 (6.59%) SolarWinds
11 8 (4.40%) Google
11 8 (4.40%) HP
11 8 (4.40%) Polycom
12 7 (3.85%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.85%) Riverbed
12 7 (3.85%) Symantec
13 6 (3.30%) Forcepoint
13 6 (3.30%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.30%) Meraki
13 6 (3.30%) NetApp