Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 77 110 109
Rank change year-on-year +33 -1 -45
Contract jobs citing Firewall 132 156 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.67% 2.33% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.44% 21.52% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 124 114
City of London median daily rate £461 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.12% +1.14%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £281
90th Percentile £638 £575 £596
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £107.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £107.50 -

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 540 725 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.94% 10.83% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 552 580
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £163 £225
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £430 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +14.24% -15.21%
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 £25.70 £22.63
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.61% +19.11% -17.11%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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
Moorgate -3 6 £300 -25.00%
London Bridge +48 2 £363 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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 60 (45.45%) Cisco
2 44 (33.33%) Finance
3 41 (31.06%) Active Directory
4 35 (26.52%) Network Security
5 33 (25.00%) WAN
6 32 (24.24%) VPN
6 32 (24.24%) Windows
6 32 (24.24%) LAN
6 32 (24.24%) Azure
7 31 (23.48%) Office 365
8 30 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 29 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (21.97%) Palo Alto
10 24 (18.18%) Load Balancing
11 22 (16.67%) VMware
11 22 (16.67%) CCNP
11 22 (16.67%) MPLS
11 22 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (15.15%) BGP
12 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
13 19 (14.39%) OSPF
13 19 (14.39%) ITIL
13 19 (14.39%) Migration
14 18 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (12.88%) SCCM
15 17 (12.88%) PowerShell
15 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
15 17 (12.88%) DNS
16 16 (12.12%) Windows Server
17 15 (11.36%) AWS

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 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (1.52%) Confluence
3 2 (1.52%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.52%) WordPress
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.24%) Azure
2 31 (23.48%) Office 365
3 15 (11.36%) AWS
4 9 (6.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (5.30%) GCP
6 3 (2.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (2.27%) IaaS
6 3 (2.27%) PaaS
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.52%) Route 53
7 2 (1.52%) SaaS
7 2 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) G Suite
8 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (26.52%) Network Security
2 33 (25.00%) WAN
3 32 (24.24%) LAN
3 32 (24.24%) VPN
4 22 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (16.67%) MPLS
5 20 (15.15%) BGP
6 19 (14.39%) OSPF
7 18 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (12.88%) DNS
9 13 (9.85%) VoIP
10 12 (9.09%) Wireless
11 11 (8.33%) IPsec
12 10 (7.58%) IP Telephony
13 9 (6.82%) Internet
13 9 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (6.82%) TCP/IP
13 9 (6.82%) WLAN
14 8 (6.06%) VLAN
15 7 (5.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) MySQL
2 3 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.52%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Banking
3 4 (3.03%) Advertising
4 3 (2.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.52%) Front Office
5 2 (1.52%) Law
5 2 (1.52%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.76%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 47 (35.61%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.64%) Security Engineer
3 17 (12.88%) Analyst
4 16 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.09%) Architect
5 12 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 11 (8.33%) Administrator
7 10 (7.58%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Azure Administrator
9 8 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) IT Analyst
9 8 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.55%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) Velocity
2 3 (2.27%) Middleware
3 2 (1.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.52%) SAML
4 1 (0.76%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) jQuery
4 1 (0.76%) React
4 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.79%) PKI
4 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.27%) Replication
5 3 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.76%) CCTV
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.24%) Windows
2 16 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.85%) Linux
4 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.30%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.27%) CentOS
7 3 (2.27%) Unix
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.76%) Debian
8 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 19 (14.39%) ITIL
2 19 (14.39%) Migration
3 15 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (9.85%) Information Security
4 13 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (9.85%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.33%) Change Management
5 11 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (7.58%) Service Design
6 10 (7.58%) SIEM
7 9 (6.82%) Application Packaging
7 9 (6.82%) DevOps
7 9 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (6.82%) Project Delivery
7 9 (6.82%) Project Management
8 8 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (6.06%) Network Design
9 7 (5.30%) Threat Detection
9 7 (5.30%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.88%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.36%) SQL
3 12 (9.09%) Python
4 9 (6.82%) VB
5 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.30%) Java
7 6 (4.55%) Go
8 5 (3.79%) Groovy
8 5 (3.79%) Ruby
8 5 (3.79%) Scala
9 3 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.52%) C
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (16.67%) CCNP
3 11 (8.33%) CCNA
4 10 (7.58%) Degree
4 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.82%) CISSP
5 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.03%) CCIE
6 4 (3.03%) CCSP
7 3 (2.27%) CISM
8 2 (1.52%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.52%) CCDA
8 2 (1.52%) CCDP
8 2 (1.52%) CCENT
8 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.27%) NIST
2 3 (2.27%) PMO
3 2 (1.52%) NIST 800
3 2 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 41 (31.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) vSphere
5 2 (1.52%) Docker
5 2 (1.52%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (12.88%) SCCM
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.30%) Terraform
4 5 (3.79%) Ansible
5 4 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (3.03%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.27%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.76%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.76%) Endace
8 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.76%) Nagios
8 1 (0.76%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.76%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (45.45%) Cisco
2 30 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.97%) Palo Alto
4 22 (16.67%) VMware
5 20 (15.15%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.85%) Juniper
7 12 (9.09%) F5
8 8 (6.06%) Citrix
9 5 (3.79%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.03%) HP
11 3 (2.27%) Aruba
11 3 (2.27%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.27%) Dell
11 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.27%) Zscaler
12 2 (1.52%) Arista
12 2 (1.52%) NetScout
12 2 (1.52%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds