Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 91 81
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 75 47 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.19% 1.99% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.08% 18.95% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 164
10th Percentile £340 £283 £363
25th Percentile £413 £388 £441
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £444 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.54% -11.25% +11.11%
75th Percentile £575 £515 £550
90th Percentile £676 £584 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £431 £500
% change year-on-year +10.14% -13.75% +16.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 299 248 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.72% 10.51% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 185 544
10th Percentile £338 £241 £211
25th Percentile £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £589 £576 £575
90th Percentile £706 £645 £667
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 17
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.05
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +16.15% +71.05%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £42.62
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year -40.86% +18.50% +67.11%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the City of London.

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 29 July 2021. 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 - 1 £475 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 31 (41.33%) Finance
3 28 (37.33%) WAN
4 27 (36.00%) Azure
5 26 (34.67%) Microsoft 365
6 24 (32.00%) LAN
6 24 (32.00%) Cisco
7 23 (30.67%) DNS
7 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
8 21 (28.00%) CheckPoint
8 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (26.67%) VMware
9 20 (26.67%) Citrix
10 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
11 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (17.33%) Linux
14 12 (16.00%) Ethernet
14 12 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
15 11 (14.67%) Resource Management
15 11 (14.67%) AWS
15 11 (14.67%) Unified Communications
15 11 (14.67%) Banking
15 11 (14.67%) VPN
15 11 (14.67%) Internet
16 10 (13.33%) MPLS
16 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
16 10 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM

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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.33%) CMS
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Eikon
1 5 (6.67%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.00%) Azure
2 26 (34.67%) Microsoft 365
3 11 (14.67%) AWS
4 5 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (6.67%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.00%) GCP
6 2 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.67%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.67%) PaaS
6 2 (2.67%) Serverless
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (1.33%) Amazon Macie
7 1 (1.33%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.33%) Azure App Service
7 1 (1.33%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.33%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (1.33%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) WAN
2 24 (32.00%) LAN
3 23 (30.67%) DNS
4 12 (16.00%) Ethernet
5 11 (14.67%) Internet
5 11 (14.67%) Unified Communications
5 11 (14.67%) VPN
6 10 (13.33%) MPLS
6 10 (13.33%) Network Security
7 9 (12.00%) SD-WAN
7 9 (12.00%) Skype
8 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (10.67%) VoIP
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 6 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (8.00%) Wireless
10 5 (6.67%) DHCP
10 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (6.67%) VLAN
11 4 (5.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.33%) Big Data
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.33%) Redis
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) CircleCI
1 1 (1.33%) GCC
1 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.33%) JIRA
1 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Social Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 6 (8.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Data Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) IT Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Market Data Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Market Data Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
1 5 (6.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) JSON
2 1 (1.33%) Node.js
2 1 (1.33%) OAuth
2 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.33%) SAML
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.33%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 12 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (12.00%) Tandem
4 6 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
8 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.33%) Clustering
9 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (1.33%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.33%) Replication
9 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Unix
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.33%) Android
8 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) CentOS
8 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.67%) Resource Management
5 9 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (12.00%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (12.00%) Patch Management
6 7 (9.33%) ITIL
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (8.00%) Change Management
7 6 (8.00%) DevOps
7 6 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (8.00%) Project Delivery
8 5 (6.67%) Email Migration
8 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (6.67%) SDLC
8 5 (6.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) Python
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.67%) CISSP
2 4 (5.33%) CCNP
2 4 (5.33%) CEH
3 3 (4.00%) GIAC
4 2 (2.67%) CCIE
4 2 (2.67%) CCSA
4 2 (2.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.33%) CCNA
5 1 (1.33%) CCSE
5 1 (1.33%) CCSP
5 1 (1.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.33%) CISM
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) GSEC
5 1 (1.33%) MCITP
5 1 (1.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) NIST
2 2 (2.67%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) SEPA
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (9.33%) vSphere
5 4 (5.33%) Docker
6 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.33%) Snort
7 1 (1.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (9.33%) SCCM
3 3 (4.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.67%) Ansible
4 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.67%) Terraform
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.33%) CASB
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) Suricata
5 1 (1.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco
2 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 20 (26.67%) Citrix
4 20 (26.67%) VMware
5 10 (13.33%) Meraki
6 9 (12.00%) Sonus
7 8 (10.67%) Fortinet
8 7 (9.33%) Bloomberg
8 7 (9.33%) Refinitiv
9 6 (8.00%) NetApp
9 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.00%) Riverbed
9 6 (8.00%) Zscaler
10 5 (6.67%) Reuters
11 4 (5.33%) EMC
11 4 (5.33%) Okta
11 4 (5.33%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.00%) HP
12 3 (4.00%) IBM