Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 82 102
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20 -29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 200 213 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.00% 3.00% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.32% 23.96% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 168 121
City of London median daily rate £500 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £321 £285 £231
90th Percentile £625 £629 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +28.72% +13.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £31.00 £23.91
90th Percentile £37.50 £52.60 £28.59
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £24.86
% change year-on-year +9.38% +28.72% +13.00%

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 732 889 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.97% 12.54% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 695 530
City of London median daily rate £486 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% - +2.21%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £181
90th Percentile £663 £625 £636
Central London median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 21
City of London median hourly rate £31.75 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.79% -11.60% +8.49%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.35 £13.36
90th Percentile £43.91 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £31.75 £18.85 £21.16
% change year-on-year +68.44% -10.90% +5.78%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 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
London Bridge - 4 £300 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 88 (44.00%) Cisco
2 75 (37.50%) Finance
3 70 (35.00%) Windows
4 68 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 61 (30.50%) Active Directory
6 58 (29.00%) DNS
7 56 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (25.50%) Microsoft
8 51 (25.50%) WAN
9 42 (21.00%) Office 365
10 40 (20.00%) VPN
11 39 (19.50%) CheckPoint
12 38 (19.00%) BGP
13 37 (18.50%) Palo Alto
14 34 (17.00%) Wireless
15 33 (16.50%) OSPF
15 33 (16.50%) LAN
15 33 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (16.00%) F5
16 32 (16.00%) Linux
16 32 (16.00%) CCNP
17 31 (15.50%) CCIE
17 31 (15.50%) Migration
17 31 (15.50%) PowerShell
17 31 (15.50%) Network Security
17 31 (15.50%) Data Centre
18 30 (15.00%) Windows Server
18 30 (15.00%) ITIL
18 30 (15.00%) SQL
19 29 (14.50%) DHCP

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 18 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.00%) IIS
3 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.00%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.50%) JBoss
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 68 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (21.00%) Office 365
3 29 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (4.50%) IaaS
7 6 (3.00%) PaaS
8 2 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.00%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.50%) GitHub
9 1 (0.50%) Route 53
9 1 (0.50%) SaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.00%) DNS
2 51 (25.50%) WAN
3 40 (20.00%) VPN
4 38 (19.00%) BGP
5 34 (17.00%) Wireless
6 33 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 33 (16.50%) LAN
6 33 (16.50%) OSPF
7 31 (15.50%) Network Security
8 29 (14.50%) DHCP
8 29 (14.50%) MPLS
9 27 (13.50%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (13.50%) Internet
10 26 (13.00%) TCP/IP
11 19 (9.50%) EIGRP
12 17 (8.50%) Multicast
13 15 (7.50%) VLAN
14 14 (7.00%) VoIP
15 11 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (5.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.50%) MySQL
3 8 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (3.50%) Big Data
5 5 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.50%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.00%) MSI
2 4 (2.00%) WiX
3 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.50%) Hudson
3 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (37.50%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Financial Institution
3 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.50%) Law
5 5 (2.50%) Legal
6 4 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.00%) International Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (30.50%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.00%) Analyst
3 19 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.50%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (7.50%) Architect
5 15 (7.50%) Consultant
6 14 (7.00%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (6.00%) Administrator
8 11 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.50%) Azure Administrator
10 9 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.00%) Active Directory Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) Design Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
11 8 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) .NET
2 7 (3.50%) Regular Expression
3 6 (3.00%) JSON
3 6 (3.00%) YAML
4 5 (2.50%) Middleware
4 5 (2.50%) Node.js
5 4 (2.00%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.50%) OAuth
6 3 (1.50%) OpenID
6 3 (1.50%) SAML
6 3 (1.50%) SOAP
7 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.00%) LDAP
7 2 (1.00%) REST
8 1 (0.50%) CSS
8 1 (0.50%) Spring
8 1 (0.50%) VML
8 1 (0.50%) Web Services
8 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.00%) Hedge funds
4 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.00%) Clustering
4 8 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.50%) PKI
7 4 (2.00%) Tandem
8 3 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.50%) iPad
8 3 (1.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.50%) User Experience
9 2 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.00%) Windows
2 32 (16.00%) Linux
3 30 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.00%) Unix
4 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.50%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.50%) Debian
8 5 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 5 (2.50%) openSUSE
8 5 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.00%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (2.00%) VMS
10 3 (1.50%) Android
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.50%) Migration
2 30 (15.00%) ITIL
3 29 (14.50%) Load Balancing
4 26 (13.00%) Information Security
5 21 (10.50%) DevOps
5 21 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (9.50%) Change Management
6 19 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (9.50%) SIEM
7 17 (8.50%) Project Management
8 16 (8.00%) Network Design
9 15 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (7.00%) Network Management
11 12 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (5.50%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.50%) Service Design
13 10 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.50%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.00%) SQL
3 21 (10.50%) Python
4 12 (6.00%) VB
5 9 (4.50%) Java
6 7 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.50%) Ruby
8 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.00%) C
8 4 (2.00%) C#
8 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.00%) Perl
9 2 (1.00%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) C++
10 1 (0.50%) Go
10 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (16.00%) CCNP
3 31 (15.50%) CCIE
4 17 (8.50%) CISSP
5 13 (6.50%) CCDP
5 13 (6.50%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.50%) CCNA
8 9 (4.50%) Degree
9 8 (4.00%) CCDA
10 7 (3.50%) BC Cleared
10 7 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (3.00%) CISM
12 5 (2.50%) CCDE
12 5 (2.50%) CISMP
13 4 (2.00%) CCVP
13 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.00%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.50%) CCSP
15 2 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) COBIT
2 7 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.50%) NIST
4 4 (2.00%) MiFID
5 2 (1.00%) GDPR
5 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.00%) QA
6 1 (0.50%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (30.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.50%) Docker
5 6 (3.00%) vSphere
6 5 (2.50%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.50%) XenApp
7 4 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.50%) KVM
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
10 1 (0.50%) pfSense
10 1 (0.50%) Samba
10 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (9.00%) SCCM
2 10 (5.00%) Ansible
3 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (3.00%) Nessus
5 5 (2.50%) HP Fortify
5 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.00%) Puppet
6 4 (2.00%) SCOM
6 4 (2.00%) Terraform
7 3 (1.50%) Cacti
7 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.50%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.50%) QRadar
7 3 (1.50%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.00%) logstash
8 2 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (44.00%) Cisco
2 51 (25.50%) Microsoft
3 39 (19.50%) CheckPoint
4 37 (18.50%) Palo Alto
5 32 (16.00%) F5
6 18 (9.00%) VMware
7 16 (8.00%) Juniper
8 14 (7.00%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.50%) Citrix
10 12 (6.00%) HP
11 9 (4.50%) ArcSight
11 9 (4.50%) Fortinet
11 9 (4.50%) Google
12 8 (4.00%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.00%) Meraki
12 8 (4.00%) Riverbed
12 8 (4.00%) Splunk
13 7 (3.50%) Red Box
14 6 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (2.50%) NetApp