Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 84 102
Rank change year-on-year +21 +18 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 57 173 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.17% 2.80% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.65% 25.86% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 150 149
Median daily rate £500 £481 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -2.70%
10th Percentile £238 £305 £309
90th Percentile £578 £625 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £481 £435
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.63% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £69.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £69.75

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 241 669 827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.40% 10.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 504 651
Median daily rate £500 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.15% -0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £203 £178
90th Percentile £637 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £465 £438
% change year-on-year +7.53% +6.29% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 29
Median hourly rate £46.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.24% +12.30% +6.55%
10th Percentile £26.78 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £60.18 £44.80 £27.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +161.90% +12.30% +6.55%

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 1 October 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 22 (38.60%) Cisco
2 20 (35.09%) Finance
3 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (26.32%) Information Security
5 13 (22.81%) SIEM
5 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (22.81%) Kubernetes
6 12 (21.05%) Banking
7 11 (19.30%) BGP
7 11 (19.30%) Python
7 11 (19.30%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
8 10 (17.54%) Windows
8 10 (17.54%) Perl
8 10 (17.54%) CCNP
8 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
8 10 (17.54%) Azure
9 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
9 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.79%) LAN
9 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
10 8 (14.04%) WAN
10 8 (14.04%) SQL
10 8 (14.04%) DNS
10 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (14.04%) F5
10 8 (14.04%) Palo Alto
10 8 (14.04%) Secure Coding
11 7 (12.28%) Security Monitoring

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 5 (8.77%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.02%) CMS
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Azure
2 7 (12.28%) AWS
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon Cognito
4 4 (7.02%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.51%) Office 365
6 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.75%) IaaS
6 1 (1.75%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) BGP
2 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.79%) LAN
4 8 (14.04%) DNS
4 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 7 (12.28%) VPN
6 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 6 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (10.53%) IPsec
6 6 (10.53%) MPLS
7 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (8.77%) HTTPS
7 5 (8.77%) SNMP
7 5 (8.77%) Wireless
8 4 (7.02%) H.323
8 4 (7.02%) HTTP
8 4 (7.02%) Network Security
8 4 (7.02%) Skype
8 4 (7.02%) Telepresence
8 4 (7.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Neo4j
1 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) GoCD
2 4 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) International Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) CloudOps Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.51%) Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Azure Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) CISSP Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (8.77%) Kafka
2 4 (7.02%) CORBA
2 4 (7.02%) WebRTC
3 2 (3.51%) Middleware
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) SOAP
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (7.02%) Tandem
6 3 (5.26%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.75%) PKI
7 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Unix
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Information Security
2 13 (22.81%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (22.81%) SIEM
3 11 (19.30%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.04%) Secure Coding
5 7 (12.28%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (8.77%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (8.77%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.77%) Log Correlation
7 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
8 4 (7.02%) Antivirus Management
8 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.02%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
8 4 (7.02%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (7.02%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) Python
2 10 (17.54%) Perl
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 6 (10.53%) C
5 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.77%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) PHP
5 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) Lisp
7 1 (1.75%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.54%) CCNP
3 6 (10.53%) CCIE
3 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) CISSP
5 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.26%) CCNA
5 3 (5.26%) CISM
5 3 (5.26%) DBS Check
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.75%) CCSP
7 1 (1.75%) CISA
7 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) FFIEC
7 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) NIST
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.53%) Ansible
3 5 (8.77%) Netcool
3 5 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.77%) Puppet
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (7.02%) FortiGate
4 4 (7.02%) Rundeck
4 4 (7.02%) SCCM
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.51%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Cisco
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.04%) F5
3 8 (14.04%) Palo Alto
4 5 (8.77%) AppDynamics
4 5 (8.77%) Atlassian
4 5 (8.77%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.77%) SevOne
4 5 (8.77%) Splunk
5 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
5 4 (7.02%) Arista
5 4 (7.02%) CyberArk
5 4 (7.02%) Juniper
5 4 (7.02%) McAfee
5 4 (7.02%) Polycom
5 4 (7.02%) Qualys
5 4 (7.02%) SaltStack
6 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.26%) Symantec