Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 60 76
Rank change year-on-year -48 +16 +35
Contract jobs citing Firewall 79 76 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.97% 3.64% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.15% 29.12% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 106
10th Percentile £422 £238 £294
25th Percentile £500 £344 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £551 £534
90th Percentile £668 £620 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £23.00 -

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 392 261 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.78% 12.50% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 211 395
10th Percentile £300 £238 £200
25th Percentile £453 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £554
90th Percentile £700 £631 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £433
% change year-on-year +5.00% +15.61% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £18.60 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £41.69 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +12.20% +9.28%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022, 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 40 (50.63%) Azure
2 34 (43.04%) Windows
3 31 (39.24%) Finance
4 30 (37.97%) Cisco
5 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
6 23 (29.11%) Active Directory
6 23 (29.11%) Data Centre
7 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (24.05%) DNS
8 19 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
9 18 (22.78%) VMware
10 17 (21.52%) Linux
11 16 (20.25%) VPN
11 16 (20.25%) Load Balancing
11 16 (20.25%) DevOps
12 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (18.99%) WAN
12 15 (18.99%) Migration
13 14 (17.72%) AWS
14 13 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (15.19%) Citrix
15 12 (15.19%) Python
16 11 (13.92%) CI/CD
16 11 (13.92%) LAN
16 11 (13.92%) DHCP
17 10 (12.66%) Network Security
17 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
18 9 (11.39%) MPLS
18 9 (11.39%) BGP

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 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) Confluence
4 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (50.63%) Azure
2 19 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (17.72%) AWS
4 8 (10.13%) PaaS
4 8 (10.13%) SaaS
5 6 (7.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.33%) IaaS
6 5 (6.33%) Mimecast
7 4 (5.06%) GitHub
8 3 (3.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (3.80%) Nutanix
8 3 (3.80%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (2.53%) GCP
9 2 (2.53%) Serverless
10 1 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.27%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (1.27%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) DNS
2 16 (20.25%) VPN
3 15 (18.99%) WAN
4 11 (13.92%) DHCP
4 11 (13.92%) LAN
5 10 (12.66%) Network Security
6 9 (11.39%) BGP
6 9 (11.39%) MPLS
7 7 (8.86%) IPv4
7 7 (8.86%) SD-WAN
8 6 (7.59%) IPv6
8 6 (7.59%) OSPF
8 6 (7.59%) Wireless
9 5 (6.33%) Internet
9 5 (6.33%) Multicast
10 4 (5.06%) DMZ
10 4 (5.06%) IPsec
11 3 (3.80%) Intranet
11 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (3.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.59%) Bitbucket
3 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.80%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.80%) Subversion
5 2 (2.53%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.27%) Balsamiq
6 1 (1.27%) GitLab
6 1 (1.27%) Gradle
6 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.27%) Terragrunt
General
1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Social Skills
3 8 (10.13%) Banking
4 5 (6.33%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.06%) Legal
6 3 (3.80%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.53%) Marketing
8 1 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.27%) Front Office
8 1 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Architect
3 12 (15.19%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (3.80%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Microsoft 365 Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) ARM Templates
2 3 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.27%) JSON
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) Node.js
4 1 (1.27%) REST
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) Spring
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
2 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.27%) Equities
4 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.27%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.04%) Windows
2 17 (21.52%) Linux
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.59%) Unix
5 3 (3.80%) CentOS
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.27%) Debian
6 1 (1.27%) HPUX
6 1 (1.27%) VMS
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (20.25%) DevOps
2 16 (20.25%) Load Balancing
3 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) Migration
4 11 (13.92%) CI/CD
5 9 (11.39%) Service Management
6 7 (8.86%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.59%) Identity Management
7 6 (7.59%) Network Design
7 6 (7.59%) Patch Management
7 6 (7.59%) Project Delivery
7 6 (7.59%) Scrum
8 5 (6.33%) Email Migration
8 5 (6.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.33%) Network Segmentation
8 5 (6.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.33%) Time Management
9 4 (5.06%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) Python
2 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) Groovy
4 3 (3.80%) SQL
5 2 (2.53%) Bash
5 2 (2.53%) C#
6 1 (1.27%) Bicep
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) C++
6 1 (1.27%) Go
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.13%) CCIE
2 8 (10.13%) Degree
3 7 (8.86%) CCNP
3 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.59%) CCNA
5 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.06%) CISSP
6 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.53%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.27%) CISM
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) GDPR
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
3 2 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (29.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.39%) Docker
4 4 (5.06%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) XenApp
5 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.53%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.27%) NFS
7 1 (1.27%) Squid
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Ansible
1 8 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 7 (8.86%) Terraform
3 5 (6.33%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 4 (5.06%) SCOM
5 3 (3.80%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (3.80%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) Salt
6 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (37.97%) Cisco
2 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.78%) VMware
4 12 (15.19%) Citrix
5 7 (8.86%) Juniper
6 6 (7.59%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.59%) F5
6 6 (7.59%) Okta
6 6 (7.59%) Palo Alto
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle
8 4 (5.06%) CyberArk
8 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.80%) HP
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.80%) Splunk
10 2 (2.53%) IBM
10 2 (2.53%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.53%) McAfee
10 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow