Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 65 80
Rank change year-on-year -45 +15 -29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 153 218 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.16% 3.56% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.76% 26.42% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 156 137
City of London median daily rate £445 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +3.53% +6.12%
10th Percentile £281 £325 £286
90th Percentile £596 £566 £568
Central London median daily rate £425 £440 £435
% change year-on-year -3.41% +1.15% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
City of London median hourly rate - £55.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +139.13% +43.75%
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +272.88% -7.81%

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 737 825 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.42% 13.49% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 638 571
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £238
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £446 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.83% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.46 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% -15.39% +22.99%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £14.45
90th Percentile £22.63 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.11% -5.00% +6.95%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
London Bridge -2 2 £300 -40.00%
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 67 (43.79%) Cisco
2 59 (38.56%) Finance
3 52 (33.99%) Windows
4 35 (22.88%) WAN
5 34 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (21.57%) Linux
7 31 (20.26%) CheckPoint
7 31 (20.26%) Network Security
7 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
7 31 (20.26%) Windows Server
8 30 (19.61%) DevOps
8 30 (19.61%) LAN
8 30 (19.61%) VPN
9 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
9 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (17.65%) Unix
11 25 (16.34%) Java
11 25 (16.34%) Banking
12 24 (15.69%) Information Security
12 24 (15.69%) Active Directory
13 23 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
14 22 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (14.38%) Puppet
14 22 (14.38%) F5
14 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
14 22 (14.38%) SSL
15 21 (13.73%) CCNP
15 21 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (13.73%) Network Design
16 20 (13.07%) Migration

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 13 (8.50%) Apache
2 10 (6.54%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (4.58%) nginx
3 7 (4.58%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.27%) IIS
5 4 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.96%) Confluence
6 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.31%) Jetty
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.50%) npm
4 5 (3.27%) GitHub
4 5 (3.27%) IaaS
4 5 (3.27%) PaaS
4 5 (3.27%) Route 53
4 5 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.61%) SaaS
6 3 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.31%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.31%) Office 365
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.88%) WAN
2 31 (20.26%) Network Security
3 30 (19.61%) LAN
3 30 (19.61%) VPN
4 22 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (14.38%) SSL
4 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
5 20 (13.07%) Wireless
6 16 (10.46%) BGP
7 14 (9.15%) DNS
7 14 (9.15%) MPLS
8 13 (8.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (8.50%) EIGRP
9 11 (7.19%) IPsec
9 11 (7.19%) OSPF
10 10 (6.54%) DHCP
11 9 (5.88%) Multicast
12 7 (4.58%) BIG-IP
12 7 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (4.58%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.96%) Big Data
3 3 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.31%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.65%) Power BI
5 1 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
1 19 (12.42%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.76%) Maven
3 16 (10.46%) TeamCity
4 15 (9.80%) JIRA
5 14 (9.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (7.19%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.54%) Liquibase
8 9 (5.88%) Selenium
9 6 (3.92%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.31%) Chocolatey
11 2 (1.31%) Fiddler
11 2 (1.31%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (1.31%) Subversion
11 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.65%) Ant
12 1 (0.65%) JUnit
12 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (38.56%) Finance
2 25 (16.34%) Banking
3 10 (6.54%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.92%) Legal
5 5 (3.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.31%) French Language
6 2 (1.31%) Front Office
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (32.03%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.99%) Analyst
3 24 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) Firewall Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Architect
8 11 (7.19%) Java Engineer
9 10 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (5.23%) Security Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (4.58%) Security Architect
13 6 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
13 6 (3.92%) Cloud Architect
13 6 (3.92%) Network Analyst
13 6 (3.92%) Support Engineer
14 5 (3.27%) Information Analyst
14 5 (3.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) Node.js
2 12 (7.84%) Spring
3 10 (6.54%) Spring MVC
4 6 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.61%) .NET
6 4 (2.61%) HTML
7 3 (1.96%) HTML5
7 3 (1.96%) JSON
7 3 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.96%) LDAP
7 3 (1.96%) Middleware
7 3 (1.96%) RESTful
7 3 (1.96%) SAML
7 3 (1.96%) Web Services
7 3 (1.96%) XML
8 2 (1.31%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.31%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.31%) Hystrix
8 2 (1.31%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.58%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.27%) PKI
6 5 (3.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.96%) Clustering
7 3 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) SCADA
9 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.99%) Windows
2 33 (21.57%) Linux
3 31 (20.26%) Windows Server
4 27 (17.65%) Unix
5 12 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.96%) Solaris
8 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.31%) Debian
9 2 (1.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.61%) DevOps
2 24 (15.69%) Information Security
3 21 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.73%) Network Design
4 20 (13.07%) Migration
5 19 (12.42%) ITIL
6 18 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (11.11%) High Availability
8 16 (10.46%) Load Balancing
9 12 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.84%) SIEM
10 11 (7.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (6.54%) BDD
11 10 (6.54%) MVC
11 10 (6.54%) Security Operations
12 9 (5.88%) Change Control
13 8 (5.23%) Analytics
13 8 (5.23%) Project Management
14 7 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
14 7 (4.58%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.34%) Java
2 18 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 18 (11.76%) Ruby
3 16 (10.46%) SQL
4 14 (9.15%) Python
5 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.84%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.92%) Perl
8 3 (1.96%) C
9 2 (1.31%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) C#
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (13.73%) CCNP
3 18 (11.76%) CISSP
4 12 (7.84%) CCNA
4 12 (7.84%) CISM
5 11 (7.19%) Degree
6 9 (5.88%) CCIE
7 8 (5.23%) CCSP
7 8 (5.23%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.92%) CISA
9 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.27%) GCIA
9 5 (3.27%) GCIH
9 5 (3.27%) GIAC
9 5 (3.27%) SANS
10 4 (2.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.96%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.96%) CCMSE
11 3 (1.96%) CCSE
11 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.15%) QA
2 9 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.96%) COBIT
4 3 (1.96%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.31%) AS 2805
5 2 (1.31%) ISO 8583
5 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.65%) GAMP
6 1 (0.65%) GDPR
6 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.80%) Docker
3 9 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.58%) VMware NSX
5 6 (3.92%) vSphere
6 5 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.27%) XenApp
7 4 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.96%) Firmware
9 2 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (1.31%) iptables
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.31%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (14.38%) Puppet
2 16 (10.46%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (9.15%) Kubernetes
4 13 (8.50%) Ansible
5 10 (6.54%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (3.27%) Nessus
6 5 (3.27%) Terraform
7 4 (2.61%) Kibana
7 4 (2.61%) Packer
7 4 (2.61%) vRealize
8 3 (1.96%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.96%) CSIRT
8 3 (1.96%) Grafana
8 3 (1.96%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.96%) logstash
8 3 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.96%) Nagios
8 3 (1.96%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.31%) OSSEC
9 2 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 67 (43.79%) Cisco
2 31 (20.26%) CheckPoint
3 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.38%) F5
5 19 (12.42%) Palo Alto
5 19 (12.42%) VMware
6 18 (11.76%) Juniper
7 16 (10.46%) Citrix
8 13 (8.50%) Splunk
9 10 (6.54%) AppDynamics
10 8 (5.23%) Meraki
10 8 (5.23%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.58%) Aruba
11 7 (4.58%) HP
11 7 (4.58%) McAfee
12 6 (3.92%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.92%) Dell
12 6 (3.92%) Veeam
13 5 (3.27%) EMC
13 5 (3.27%) SolarWinds