Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 67 71
Rank change year-on-year -47 +4 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 142 249 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.01% 3.71% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.91% 25.75% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 187 214
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £296
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
City of London median hourly rate - £55.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33% -6.94%
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year - +272.88% -16.81%

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 751 967 1131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.61% 14.41% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 738 849
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £287 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £13.81
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £31.65
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.75% +8.57% -10.26%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +3 2 £300 -40.00%
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 68 (47.89%) Cisco
2 60 (42.25%) Windows
3 47 (33.10%) Finance
4 38 (26.76%) CheckPoint
5 37 (26.06%) Microsoft
6 36 (25.35%) Linux
7 34 (23.94%) WAN
8 33 (23.24%) Windows Server
9 30 (21.13%) VPN
9 30 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (20.42%) Network Security
10 29 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (19.72%) TCP/IP
11 28 (19.72%) LAN
12 27 (19.01%) VMware
12 27 (19.01%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (17.61%) Active Directory
13 25 (17.61%) Data Centre
14 21 (14.79%) Unix
14 21 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (14.79%) DevOps
15 20 (14.08%) Information Security
16 19 (13.38%) Citrix
16 19 (13.38%) CCNP
17 18 (12.68%) Java
17 18 (12.68%) Banking
17 18 (12.68%) Migration
18 17 (11.97%) Wireless
18 17 (11.97%) SQL
18 17 (11.97%) Palo Alto

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 (9.15%) Apache
2 7 (4.93%) IIS
2 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.93%) nginx
2 7 (4.93%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.11%) Confluence
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.41%) Jetty
6 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.70%) JBoss
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.63%) IaaS
3 8 (5.63%) PaaS
4 7 (4.93%) SaaS
5 6 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.23%) npm
6 5 (3.52%) Office 365
7 4 (2.82%) GitHub
7 4 (2.82%) Route 53
7 4 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.70%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) WAN
2 30 (21.13%) VPN
3 29 (20.42%) Network Security
4 28 (19.72%) LAN
4 28 (19.72%) TCP/IP
5 27 (19.01%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (11.97%) Wireless
7 16 (11.27%) BGP
8 15 (10.56%) EIGRP
8 15 (10.56%) SSL
8 15 (10.56%) VLAN
9 14 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (8.45%) MPLS
11 11 (7.75%) OSPF
12 10 (7.04%) Multicast
12 10 (7.04%) NAS
13 9 (6.34%) BIG-IP
13 9 (6.34%) DNS
13 9 (6.34%) SAN
13 9 (6.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.23%) MySQL
1 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.41%) Hazelcast
3 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.70%) Power BI
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Maven
2 10 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.34%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.63%) JIRA
4 8 (5.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (3.52%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.82%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.11%) Liquibase
7 3 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.41%) Selenium
8 2 (1.41%) Subversion
8 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.70%) Ant
9 1 (0.70%) Bower
9 1 (0.70%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (33.10%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Legal
5 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 15 (10.56%) Firewall Engineer
3 15 (10.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (9.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.45%) Security Analyst
6 11 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (7.04%) Architect
8 8 (5.63%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Information Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (4.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Java Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) .NET
2 7 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (4.23%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.23%) Spring
4 5 (3.52%) Ajax
4 5 (3.52%) Java EE
4 5 (3.52%) jQuery
4 5 (3.52%) Node.js
4 5 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (3.52%) RESTful
4 5 (3.52%) XML
5 3 (2.11%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (2.11%) Spring MVC
5 3 (2.11%) Web Services
6 2 (1.41%) Hystrix
6 2 (1.41%) LAMP
6 2 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.41%) OAuth
6 2 (1.41%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.23%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.52%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.52%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.52%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) PKI
5 3 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (1.41%) DataPower
6 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 36 (25.35%) Linux
3 33 (23.24%) Windows Server
4 21 (14.79%) Unix
5 14 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.82%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.41%) AIX
9 2 (1.41%) Debian
9 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.70%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.70%) Solaris
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.79%) DevOps
2 20 (14.08%) Information Security
3 18 (12.68%) Migration
4 16 (11.27%) ITIL
5 15 (10.56%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (9.86%) High Availability
6 14 (9.86%) Network Design
6 14 (9.86%) SIEM
7 13 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.45%) Change Control
9 10 (7.04%) Computer Security
9 10 (7.04%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.63%) Network Management
11 7 (4.93%) Information Assurance
11 7 (4.93%) Security Operations
12 6 (4.23%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (4.23%) Patch Management
12 6 (4.23%) Release Management
13 5 (3.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) Java
2 17 (11.97%) SQL
3 15 (10.56%) Python
4 13 (9.15%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.15%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.75%) Ruby
7 8 (5.63%) Perl
8 3 (2.11%) C
9 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.41%) VBScript
10 1 (0.70%) C#
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (20.42%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.38%) CCNP
3 9 (6.34%) CCIE
3 9 (6.34%) GCIA
3 9 (6.34%) GCIH
3 9 (6.34%) GIAC
3 9 (6.34%) SANS
4 8 (5.63%) CCNA
4 8 (5.63%) CISSP
4 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.93%) CCSP
5 7 (4.93%) CISM
6 6 (4.23%) Degree
7 4 (2.82%) CCSE
7 4 (2.82%) CISA
7 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (2.11%) CCIE Service Provider
8 3 (2.11%) CCMSE
8 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.93%) NIST 800
3 5 (3.52%) QA
4 4 (2.82%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.11%) COBIT
6 2 (1.41%) AS 2805
6 2 (1.41%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.70%) GAMP
7 1 (0.70%) MiFID
7 1 (0.70%) PMO
7 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (17.61%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) vSphere
4 8 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.63%) VMware NSX
5 7 (4.93%) XenApp
6 6 (4.23%) Docker
7 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.11%) Firmware
10 2 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (1.41%) iptables
10 2 (1.41%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (8.45%) Ansible
1 12 (8.45%) Puppet
2 8 (5.63%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.23%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.52%) vRealize
6 4 (2.82%) CSIRT
6 4 (2.82%) Kibana
6 4 (2.82%) logstash
6 4 (2.82%) Nagios
6 4 (2.82%) Packer
6 4 (2.82%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.82%) SCCM
7 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (2.11%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.11%) Nessus
8 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 68 (47.89%) Cisco
2 38 (26.76%) CheckPoint
3 37 (26.06%) Microsoft
4 27 (19.01%) VMware
5 19 (13.38%) Citrix
6 17 (11.97%) Palo Alto
7 14 (9.86%) F5
8 12 (8.45%) Juniper
9 11 (7.75%) Dell
9 11 (7.75%) McAfee
9 11 (7.75%) Meraki
10 10 (7.04%) Blue Coat
10 10 (7.04%) Red Hat
10 10 (7.04%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.34%) Veeam
12 7 (4.93%) EMC
12 7 (4.93%) FireEye
13 6 (4.23%) HP
14 5 (3.52%) NetApp
14 5 (3.52%) Oracle