Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 102 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 -37 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 200 161 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.86% 2.45% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.28% 22.97% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 125 201
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £284 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £466 £450
% change year-on-year -3.49% +3.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
City of London median hourly rate £55.00 £24.86 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.24% +13.00% +51.72%
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 £24.86 £22.00
% change year-on-year +121.24% +13.00% +49.15%

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 859 701 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.30% 10.69% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 528 732
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £206 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £641 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.90% +11.34% +3.60%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.13 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +1.60%

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 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 89 (44.50%) Cisco
2 71 (35.50%) Finance
3 69 (34.50%) Windows
4 52 (26.00%) WAN
5 49 (24.50%) LAN
6 43 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
8 39 (19.50%) CheckPoint
9 37 (18.50%) DNS
10 36 (18.00%) Linux
10 36 (18.00%) Migration
11 35 (17.50%) VPN
12 34 (17.00%) Network Security
12 34 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (16.50%) Active Directory
14 31 (15.50%) Data Centre
15 28 (14.00%) ITIL
16 27 (13.50%) VMware
17 26 (13.00%) SIEM
17 26 (13.00%) Windows Server
18 25 (12.50%) Palo Alto
18 25 (12.50%) TCP/IP
19 24 (12.00%) Citrix
19 24 (12.00%) OSPF
19 24 (12.00%) Banking
20 23 (11.50%) Office 365
20 23 (11.50%) Information Security
20 23 (11.50%) DHCP
21 22 (11.00%) CCNP

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 9 (4.50%) MS Exchange
1 9 (4.50%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.50%) IIS
3 5 (2.50%) Apache
3 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.00%) CMS
4 4 (2.00%) Drupal
5 3 (1.50%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.50%) nginx
6 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) SAS
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (11.50%) Office 365
4 7 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.50%) SaaS
5 6 (3.00%) GitHub
5 6 (3.00%) IaaS
5 6 (3.00%) PaaS
6 5 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.00%) npm
8 2 (1.00%) NuGet
8 2 (1.00%) Route 53
9 1 (0.50%) Akamai
9 1 (0.50%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 52 (26.00%) WAN
2 49 (24.50%) LAN
3 37 (18.50%) DNS
4 35 (17.50%) VPN
5 34 (17.00%) Network Security
6 25 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 24 (12.00%) OSPF
8 23 (11.50%) DHCP
9 22 (11.00%) BGP
9 22 (11.00%) MPLS
10 20 (10.00%) Wireless
11 17 (8.50%) Internet
12 15 (7.50%) SAN
13 14 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (6.50%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.50%) Wireshark
15 12 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (5.50%) Multicast
17 10 (5.00%) Extranet
17 10 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.50%) MySQL
4 4 (2.00%) Big Data
4 4 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.50%) Power BI
5 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.00%) MS Access
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) DataStage
7 1 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) HBase
7 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.50%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 14 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.00%) Artifactory
3 4 (2.00%) JIRA
3 4 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.50%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.00%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.00%) Maven
5 2 (1.00%) Selenium
5 2 (1.00%) Subversion
5 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.50%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.50%) Gradle
6 1 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 71 (35.50%) Finance
2 24 (12.00%) Banking
3 8 (4.00%) Legal
4 7 (3.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.00%) Law
7 3 (1.50%) Advertising
7 3 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.00%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) German Language
9 1 (0.50%) International Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (21.50%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.50%) Architect
3 20 (10.00%) Analyst
4 15 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.50%) Network Architect
5 13 (6.50%) Security Engineer
6 11 (5.50%) Security Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Security Architect
8 9 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Consultant
9 8 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 7 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.00%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.00%) Technical Leader
12 5 (2.50%) Administrator
12 5 (2.50%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.00%) .NET
2 7 (3.50%) Web Services
3 5 (2.50%) HTML
3 5 (2.50%) LAMP
4 4 (2.00%) JSON
4 4 (2.00%) Middleware
5 3 (1.50%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.50%) LDAP
5 3 (1.50%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.50%) Spring
6 2 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.00%) CSS
6 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.00%) HTML5
6 2 (1.00%) Node.js
6 2 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.00%) YAML
7 1 (0.50%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.00%) PKI
3 10 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.50%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.50%) User Experience
6 4 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.00%) Eurex
6 4 (2.00%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.00%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.50%) e-Health
7 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.50%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.50%) Windows
2 36 (18.00%) Linux
3 26 (13.00%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.00%) Unix
5 10 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.50%) Android
9 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
11 1 (0.50%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.50%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.50%) HPUX
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.00%) Migration
2 28 (14.00%) ITIL
3 26 (13.00%) SIEM
4 23 (11.50%) Information Security
5 21 (10.50%) DevOps
6 20 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.50%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (7.50%) Load Balancing
10 13 (6.50%) Network Design
11 11 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.50%) Project Management
13 9 (4.50%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.50%) Waterfall
14 8 (4.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.50%) SQL
2 16 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.50%) Python
4 9 (4.50%) Perl
5 8 (4.00%) Ruby
6 7 (3.50%) Java
6 7 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.50%) VBScript
8 3 (1.50%) C
9 2 (1.00%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) C#
10 1 (0.50%) Korn
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (11.00%) CCNP
3 17 (8.50%) CISSP
4 16 (8.00%) CCIE
5 14 (7.00%) CCNA
6 7 (3.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.50%) Degree
8 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.50%) CISA
9 3 (1.50%) CISM
9 3 (1.50%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.50%) MCSE
10 2 (1.00%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.00%) MCSA
10 2 (1.00%) PMP
10 2 (1.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.00%) GDPR
3 7 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.50%) COBIT
4 3 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.50%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.00%) GCP
5 2 (1.00%) QA
5 2 (1.00%) SLA
6 1 (0.50%) FISMA
6 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 33 (16.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.50%) Docker
2 13 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.50%) ProxySG
4 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.50%) vSphere
6 4 (2.00%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.50%) XenServer
8 2 (1.00%) Firmware
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.00%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.00%) XenApp
9 1 (0.50%) iptables
9 1 (0.50%) pfSense
9 1 (0.50%) RHEV
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) Puppet
2 10 (5.00%) SCCM
3 9 (4.50%) Terraform
4 8 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.50%) Ansible
6 6 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.50%) Nessus
8 4 (2.00%) SCOM
8 4 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.50%) CSIRT
9 3 (1.50%) QRadar
10 2 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.00%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.00%) Nagios
10 2 (1.00%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.00%) WSUS
11 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 89 (44.50%) Cisco
2 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (19.50%) CheckPoint
4 27 (13.50%) VMware
5 25 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 24 (12.00%) Citrix
7 21 (10.50%) F5
8 20 (10.00%) Juniper
9 11 (5.50%) Oracle
10 9 (4.50%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.00%) HP
11 8 (4.00%) McAfee
12 7 (3.50%) Apple
12 7 (3.50%) Polycom
12 7 (3.50%) Reuters
12 7 (3.50%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.00%) Qualys
13 6 (3.00%) Splunk
14 5 (2.50%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.50%) Riverbed