Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 74 98
Rank change year-on-year -16 +24 -32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 195 198 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.78% 3.26% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.00% 28.01% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 141 119
City of London median daily rate £440 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £278 £298
90th Percentile £607 £600 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +30.43% -
10th Percentile £31.00 £24.13 £20.50
90th Percentile £52.60 £55.00 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £22.49
% change year-on-year +6.67% +33.41% -

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 848 707 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.10% 11.63% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 533 537
City of London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £242 £206 £225
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.83 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.08% -7.12% +25.67%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.50 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £16.93 £22.50 £21.98
% change year-on-year -24.78% +2.39% +17.51%

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 25 April 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 25 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 April 2018. 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 - 2 £300 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 80 (41.03%) Finance
2 76 (38.97%) Cisco
3 67 (34.36%) Windows
4 43 (22.05%) WAN
5 40 (20.51%) DNS
6 39 (20.00%) Unix
7 38 (19.49%) Linux
8 37 (18.97%) LAN
8 37 (18.97%) Data Centre
9 36 (18.46%) Banking
10 34 (17.44%) CheckPoint
10 34 (17.44%) DevOps
11 33 (16.92%) Active Directory
11 33 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
12 31 (15.90%) Jenkins
13 30 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (14.87%) Puppet
15 28 (14.36%) ITIL
16 27 (13.85%) Microsoft
16 27 (13.85%) Git (software)
16 27 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (13.33%) TCP/IP
18 25 (12.82%) Migration
18 25 (12.82%) Wireless
18 25 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
18 25 (12.82%) Network Security
19 24 (12.31%) Docker
19 24 (12.31%) Information Security
19 24 (12.31%) VPN

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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 16 (8.21%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (3.59%) nginx
3 5 (2.56%) Apache
3 5 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.05%) Confluence
4 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.54%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.03%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) Drupal
6 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) RMDS
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (8.21%) npm
4 12 (6.15%) Office 365
5 8 (4.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (3.59%) GitHub
7 6 (3.08%) IaaS
7 6 (3.08%) PaaS
8 5 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.56%) Route 53
9 4 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (2.05%) SaaS
10 3 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.51%) Datadog
11 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.05%) WAN
2 40 (20.51%) DNS
3 37 (18.97%) LAN
4 26 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 25 (12.82%) Network Security
5 25 (12.82%) Wireless
6 24 (12.31%) DHCP
6 24 (12.31%) VPN
7 23 (11.79%) SSL
8 18 (9.23%) Internet
9 17 (8.72%) MPLS
10 15 (7.69%) OSPF
11 14 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (6.15%) BGP
14 9 (4.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (4.62%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.10%) Extranet
15 8 (4.10%) IPsec
15 8 (4.10%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (3.59%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.05%) MySQL
5 3 (1.54%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.03%) Power BI
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (15.90%) Jenkins
2 27 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (8.72%) JIRA
4 17 (8.72%) Maven
4 17 (8.72%) TeamCity
5 15 (7.69%) Cucumber
6 14 (7.18%) Liquibase
7 13 (6.67%) Selenium
8 8 (4.10%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.05%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.03%) Chocolatey
10 2 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.51%) JUnit
11 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (41.03%) Finance
2 36 (18.46%) Banking
3 20 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.59%) Legal
5 6 (3.08%) Retail
6 5 (2.56%) Front Office
7 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.03%) French Language
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (23.59%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.36%) Analyst
2 28 (14.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (12.82%) Architect
4 16 (8.21%) Security Analyst
5 13 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 12 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (5.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (5.64%) Security Architect
7 11 (5.64%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Consultant
9 8 (4.10%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.10%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.59%) Cloud Architect
11 6 (3.08%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.72%) Node.js
2 14 (7.18%) Spring
2 14 (7.18%) Spring MVC
3 7 (3.59%) .NET
4 6 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (3.08%) HTML
5 5 (2.56%) JSON
6 4 (2.05%) 802.1X
6 4 (2.05%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (2.05%) HTML5
6 4 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.05%) SAML
7 3 (1.54%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.54%) Middleware
7 3 (1.54%) Web Services
7 3 (1.54%) YAML
8 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.03%) LAMP
8 2 (1.03%) LDAP
9 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.72%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.10%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.56%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.05%) Eurex
8 4 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.05%) PKI
9 3 (1.54%) e-Health
9 3 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.03%) Equities
10 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.51%) iPhone
11 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.36%) Windows
2 39 (20.00%) Unix
3 38 (19.49%) Linux
4 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.62%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.54%) Android
8 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.54%) VMS
9 2 (1.03%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.44%) DevOps
2 30 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (14.36%) ITIL
4 25 (12.82%) Migration
5 24 (12.31%) Information Security
6 21 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.77%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (10.26%) SIEM
8 18 (9.23%) Network Design
9 16 (8.21%) Load Balancing
10 15 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (7.18%) BDD
11 14 (7.18%) MVC
11 14 (7.18%) Project Management
12 13 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (5.13%) Analytics
13 10 (5.13%) Incident Management
13 10 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (5.13%) Security Architecture
14 9 (4.62%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.28%) Java
1 22 (11.28%) JavaScript
2 20 (10.26%) Ruby
3 19 (9.74%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.15%) SQL
5 11 (5.64%) Python
6 8 (4.10%) Perl
7 5 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.54%) C
9 2 (1.03%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (11.79%) CISSP
3 18 (9.23%) CCNP
4 13 (6.67%) CCNA
5 12 (6.15%) CCIE
6 10 (5.13%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.62%) CISM
7 9 (4.62%) Degree
8 7 (3.59%) CISA
9 4 (2.05%) CEH
9 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.03%) OCA
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.03%) PMP
11 2 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.23%) QA
2 7 (3.59%) GDPR
2 7 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.54%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.03%) COBIT
7 1 (0.51%) PMO
7 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.31%) Docker
3 6 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.08%) vSphere
4 5 (2.56%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.54%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.54%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.03%) Firmware
6 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.03%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) RHEV
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (14.87%) Puppet
2 21 (10.77%) Kubernetes
3 20 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (7.18%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (5.64%) Ansible
6 8 (4.10%) Terraform
7 5 (2.56%) CASB
7 5 (2.56%) Nessus
7 5 (2.56%) SCCM
7 5 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.54%) Kibana
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.03%) Grafana
9 2 (1.03%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.03%) logstash
9 2 (1.03%) Mesos
9 2 (1.03%) Nagios
9 2 (1.03%) PingFederate
9 2 (1.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 76 (38.97%) Cisco
2 34 (17.44%) CheckPoint
3 27 (13.85%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.28%) F5
4 22 (11.28%) Juniper
5 20 (10.26%) Palo Alto
6 19 (9.74%) Splunk
7 18 (9.23%) Citrix
8 14 (7.18%) AppDynamics
9 13 (6.67%) HP
9 13 (6.67%) VMware
10 9 (4.62%) Aruba
10 9 (4.62%) Qualys
11 7 (3.59%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.59%) Meraki
12 6 (3.08%) Reuters
13 5 (2.56%) Dell
13 5 (2.56%) McAfee
13 5 (2.56%) Oracle
14 4 (2.05%) Symantec