Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 123 61
Rank change year-on-year +27 -62 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 184 136 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.66% 1.98% 3.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.65% 18.99% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 108 200
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £311 £297 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £539
Central London median daily rate £441 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £107.50 - £22.00
Central London median hourly rate £107.50 - £22.00

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 778 716 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.23% 10.44% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 557 746
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £164 £212 £288
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £435 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 12
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.91 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.18 £24.33
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +2.94% -9.21% +4.14%

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 October 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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 75 (40.76%) Cisco
2 60 (32.61%) Windows
3 56 (30.43%) Finance
4 52 (28.26%) WAN
5 46 (25.00%) LAN
6 45 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
7 42 (22.83%) Microsoft
8 41 (22.28%) VPN
9 39 (21.20%) CheckPoint
10 35 (19.02%) Active Directory
11 33 (17.93%) BGP
11 33 (17.93%) Network Security
12 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 32 (17.39%) Data Centre
13 31 (16.85%) Migration
14 30 (16.30%) OSPF
14 30 (16.30%) DNS
15 28 (15.22%) CCNP
15 28 (15.22%) VMware
15 28 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (13.59%) Information Security
16 25 (13.59%) Windows Server
17 24 (13.04%) Palo Alto
17 24 (13.04%) Linux
18 23 (12.50%) MPLS
18 23 (12.50%) Wireless
19 22 (11.96%) TCP/IP
19 22 (11.96%) Juniper
19 22 (11.96%) SIEM
20 21 (11.41%) F5

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 11 (5.98%) Skype for Business
2 8 (4.35%) IIS
2 8 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.72%) Apache
4 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (1.09%) CMS
6 2 (1.09%) Drupal
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (9.78%) Office 365
4 10 (5.43%) SaaS
5 7 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.80%) IaaS
6 6 (3.26%) PaaS
7 4 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.17%) GitHub
8 3 (1.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.09%) NuGet
10 1 (0.54%) Akamai
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.54%) G Suite
10 1 (0.54%) npm
10 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.26%) WAN
2 46 (25.00%) LAN
3 41 (22.28%) VPN
4 33 (17.93%) BGP
4 33 (17.93%) Network Security
5 30 (16.30%) DNS
5 30 (16.30%) OSPF
6 23 (12.50%) MPLS
6 23 (12.50%) Wireless
7 22 (11.96%) TCP/IP
8 21 (11.41%) DHCP
9 15 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (8.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (8.15%) SAN
10 14 (7.61%) IPsec
10 14 (7.61%) VoIP
11 13 (7.07%) VLAN
12 12 (6.52%) Internet
13 11 (5.98%) Ethernet
13 11 (5.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) Big Data
2 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.63%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.63%) MySQL
3 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.09%) MS Access
4 2 (1.09%) Power BI
5 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) DataStage
5 1 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.54%) HBase
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.17%) MSI
2 4 (2.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.09%) JIRA
4 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.54%) Ant
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.54%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) Gradle
5 1 (0.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 56 (30.43%) Finance
2 18 (9.78%) Banking
3 7 (3.80%) Legal
4 6 (3.26%) Law
5 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.63%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) German Language
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) International Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.59%) Architect
3 21 (11.41%) Security Engineer
4 17 (9.24%) Analyst
5 15 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Consultant
9 8 (4.35%) Security Analyst
9 8 (4.35%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (3.26%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) .NET
2 6 (3.26%) Web Services
3 5 (2.72%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.17%) Middleware
5 3 (1.63%) LAMP
5 3 (1.63%) LDAP
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.09%) CSS
6 2 (1.09%) HTML
6 2 (1.09%) JSON
6 2 (1.09%) Kafka
6 2 (1.09%) SAML
7 1 (0.54%) Gearman
7 1 (0.54%) JPA
7 1 (0.54%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.54%) Node.js
7 1 (0.54%) OAuth
7 1 (0.54%) OpenID
7 1 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.54%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.52%) PKI
3 7 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.72%) User Experience
6 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.17%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.09%) Handset
7 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.54%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (32.61%) Windows
2 25 (13.59%) Windows Server
3 24 (13.04%) Linux
4 11 (5.98%) Unix
5 9 (4.89%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.26%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.63%) Android
10 3 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.09%) Solaris
11 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.85%) Migration
2 25 (13.59%) Information Security
3 22 (11.96%) SIEM
4 21 (11.41%) ITIL
5 18 (9.78%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (9.78%) DevOps
5 18 (9.78%) Load Balancing
6 16 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (6.52%) Network Design
9 11 (5.98%) Change Management
10 10 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.89%) Identity Management
12 8 (4.35%) Network Architecture
12 8 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (3.80%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.80%) High Availability
13 7 (3.80%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.52%) Python
2 12 (6.52%) SQL
3 7 (3.80%) Java
4 6 (3.26%) Perl
5 4 (2.17%) Ruby
6 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.63%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.63%) VBScript
7 2 (1.09%) C#
7 2 (1.09%) VB
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) Korn
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
8 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (24.46%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (15.22%) CCNP
3 17 (9.24%) CCNA
4 15 (8.15%) CISSP
5 11 (5.98%) CCIE
6 5 (2.72%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.17%) Degree
7 4 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.63%) CCSE
8 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.09%) CCSM
9 2 (1.09%) CISA
9 2 (1.09%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.09%) GIAC
9 2 (1.09%) MCSA
9 2 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.63%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.63%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.54%) FISMA
4 1 (0.54%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 35 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.35%) vSphere
4 7 (3.80%) Docker
4 7 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.80%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.63%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.63%) XenApp
7 3 (1.63%) XenServer
8 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.54%) Gluster
9 1 (0.54%) iptables
9 1 (0.54%) NFS
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.54%) pfSense
9 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (7.61%) SCCM
2 7 (3.80%) Ansible
2 7 (3.80%) Terraform
3 6 (3.26%) Nagios
4 5 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.72%) Puppet
4 5 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.17%) CSIRT
5 4 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.17%) SCOM
6 3 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.63%) WSUS
7 2 (1.09%) Cacti
7 2 (1.09%) CASB
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.09%) Nessus
7 2 (1.09%) QRadar
7 2 (1.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 75 (40.76%) Cisco
2 42 (22.83%) Microsoft
3 39 (21.20%) CheckPoint
4 28 (15.22%) VMware
5 24 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 22 (11.96%) Juniper
7 21 (11.41%) Citrix
7 21 (11.41%) F5
8 12 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 11 (5.98%) Oracle
10 9 (4.89%) Blue Coat
11 8 (4.35%) McAfee
11 8 (4.35%) Symantec
12 7 (3.80%) Apple
12 7 (3.80%) Google
12 7 (3.80%) NetApp
12 7 (3.80%) Polycom
12 7 (3.80%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.26%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.26%) HP