Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 99 118
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19 -57
Contract jobs citing Firewall 159 186 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.72% 2.63% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.52% 24.44% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 150 111
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £301 £309 £281
90th Percentile £624 £626 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £107.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £107.50 -

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 623 761 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.67% 10.75% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 591 583
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £158 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.10 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £13.78 £12.50 £11.86
90th Percentile £26.50 £25.50 £23.28
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.96
% change year-on-year +6.61% +10.63% -10.75%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Moorgate +2 5 £300 -25.00%
London Bridge - 4 £363 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 78 (49.06%) Cisco
2 56 (35.22%) Windows
3 54 (33.96%) Active Directory
4 50 (31.45%) Azure
5 46 (28.93%) Finance
6 44 (27.67%) Microsoft
6 44 (27.67%) Office 365
7 41 (25.79%) WAN
8 40 (25.16%) LAN
8 40 (25.16%) Network Security
9 39 (24.53%) VPN
10 37 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (22.64%) Palo Alto
12 32 (20.13%) DNS
13 30 (18.87%) Windows Server
14 29 (18.24%) Load Balancing
14 29 (18.24%) ITIL
14 29 (18.24%) VMware
15 27 (16.98%) PowerShell
15 27 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (16.35%) CCNP
16 26 (16.35%) CheckPoint
17 25 (15.72%) BGP
17 25 (15.72%) Linux
17 25 (15.72%) AWS
18 24 (15.09%) MPLS
18 24 (15.09%) Wireless
19 23 (14.47%) Migration
20 22 (13.84%) SQL
21 21 (13.21%) OSPF

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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 8 (5.03%) MS Exchange
1 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.26%) Confluence
3 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.26%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.26%) WordPress
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (31.45%) Azure
2 44 (27.67%) Office 365
3 25 (15.72%) AWS
4 14 (8.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.03%) GCP
6 5 (3.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (1.89%) IaaS
7 3 (1.89%) PaaS
8 2 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.26%) Route 53
8 2 (1.26%) SaaS
8 2 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) G Suite
9 1 (0.63%) GitHub
9 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.79%) WAN
2 40 (25.16%) LAN
2 40 (25.16%) Network Security
3 39 (24.53%) VPN
4 32 (20.13%) DNS
5 27 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (15.72%) BGP
7 24 (15.09%) MPLS
7 24 (15.09%) Wireless
8 21 (13.21%) OSPF
9 19 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (11.32%) VoIP
11 15 (9.43%) TCP/IP
12 13 (8.18%) DHCP
12 13 (8.18%) Internet
13 12 (7.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (7.55%) IP Telephony
14 11 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (6.92%) VLAN
15 10 (6.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) MySQL
1 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.26%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (28.93%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (2.52%) Advertising
3 4 (2.52%) Law
3 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
5 2 (1.26%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.63%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (33.96%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.58%) Security Engineer
3 16 (10.06%) Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) Administrator
5 14 (8.81%) Azure Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Architect
8 11 (6.92%) Azure Administrator
8 11 (6.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.92%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (5.66%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Network Security Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) Node.js
2 3 (1.89%) .NET
3 2 (1.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) CSS
4 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.63%) jQuery
4 1 (0.63%) React
4 1 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.63%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.58%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.14%) PKI
3 5 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.89%) CCTV
4 3 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.89%) iPad
4 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.89%) Replication
4 3 (1.89%) User Experience
5 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.26%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.22%) Windows
2 30 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.72%) Linux
4 12 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.92%) Unix
6 8 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.77%) Debian
8 6 (3.77%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.77%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.14%) openSUSE
10 3 (1.89%) CentOS
10 3 (1.89%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (1.26%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) ITIL
1 29 (18.24%) Load Balancing
2 23 (14.47%) Migration
3 21 (13.21%) Information Security
4 18 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (10.69%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (8.81%) Change Management
6 14 (8.81%) Project Management
7 13 (8.18%) DevOps
8 12 (7.55%) Network Design
9 11 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (6.92%) Service Design
10 10 (6.29%) Application Packaging
11 9 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.03%) Network Management
12 8 (5.03%) Project Delivery
12 8 (5.03%) Time Management
12 8 (5.03%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (4.40%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 22 (13.84%) SQL
3 18 (11.32%) Python
4 12 (7.55%) Java
5 11 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.29%) VB
7 8 (5.03%) Ruby
8 5 (3.14%) Go
9 3 (1.89%) C
9 3 (1.89%) Groovy
9 3 (1.89%) Scala
10 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.26%) C#
10 2 (1.26%) C++
10 2 (1.26%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (23.27%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (16.35%) CCNP
3 12 (7.55%) Degree
4 11 (6.92%) CCNA
5 10 (6.29%) CCIE
6 9 (5.66%) CISSP
6 9 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.52%) CCDA
9 4 (2.52%) CCDP
9 4 (2.52%) CCSP
10 3 (1.89%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.89%) CISM
11 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.26%) MCP
11 2 (1.26%) MCSA
11 2 (1.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.40%) NIST
3 5 (3.14%) COBIT
4 3 (1.89%) PMO
4 3 (1.89%) SLA
5 2 (1.26%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.26%) QA
6 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) vSphere
4 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.89%) Docker
5 3 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.26%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (12.58%) SCCM
2 10 (6.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.77%) Ansible
3 6 (3.77%) Terraform
4 5 (3.14%) HP Fortify
4 5 (3.14%) Nessus
5 4 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.52%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.63%) Nagios
8 1 (0.63%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.63%) Salt
8 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (49.06%) Cisco
2 44 (27.67%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.64%) Palo Alto
4 29 (18.24%) VMware
5 26 (16.35%) CheckPoint
6 20 (12.58%) F5
7 16 (10.06%) Juniper
8 11 (6.92%) Citrix
9 6 (3.77%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.14%) Adobe
10 5 (3.14%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.14%) HP
10 5 (3.14%) Meraki
10 5 (3.14%) Qualys
10 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.52%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.52%) Dell
11 4 (2.52%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (2.52%) Riverbed