Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 80 87
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 66 95 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.64% 2.49% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 72 160
10th Percentile £340 £288 £313
25th Percentile £388 £363 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £432 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.67% -9.00% +7.95%
75th Percentile £575 £531 £538
90th Percentile £645 £650 £576
Central London median daily rate £500 £439 £475
% change year-on-year +13.96% -7.63% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £35.00
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 - £35.00

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 264 380 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.56% 9.97% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 275 586
10th Percentile £338 £208 £194
25th Percentile £406 £337 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £502 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.61% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 21
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.39 £18.13
25th Percentile £13.88 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.75 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -44.88% +44.32% +17.65%
75th Percentile £20.88 £42.25 £33.50
90th Percentile £22.15 £52.83 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £30.05 £21.50
% change year-on-year -41.76% +39.77% +22.86%

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 22 April 2021.

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

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 22 April 2021. 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 +1 1 £475 +31.03%
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 30 (45.45%) WAN
2 28 (42.42%) Finance
3 24 (36.36%) LAN
4 23 (34.85%) Cisco
4 23 (34.85%) Windows
5 22 (33.33%) Citrix
5 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 19 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
7 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 17 (25.76%) DNS
8 17 (25.76%) Azure
9 16 (24.24%) VPN
9 16 (24.24%) VMware
10 15 (22.73%) Linux
10 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
11 14 (21.21%) Internet
12 12 (18.18%) Red Hat
12 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 12 (18.18%) Wireless
12 12 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (18.18%) Network Security
12 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (16.67%) Resource Management
13 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
14 10 (15.15%) Skype
14 10 (15.15%) Ethernet

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 10 (15.15%) Skype for Business
2 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Eikon
1 5 (7.58%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (25.76%) Azure
3 3 (4.55%) AWS
3 3 (4.55%) GCP
4 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.52%) npm
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (45.45%) WAN
2 24 (36.36%) LAN
3 17 (25.76%) DNS
4 16 (24.24%) VPN
5 14 (21.21%) Internet
6 12 (18.18%) Network Security
6 12 (18.18%) Wireless
7 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (15.15%) Ethernet
7 10 (15.15%) Skype
7 10 (15.15%) Unified Communications
8 9 (13.64%) MPLS
9 7 (10.61%) SD-WAN
10 6 (9.09%) VoIP
11 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.58%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (6.06%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (6.06%) DMZ
12 4 (6.06%) WebEx
13 3 (4.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.52%) Chocolatey
2 1 (1.52%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (42.42%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) International Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Police
5 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Voice Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Citrix Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Market Data Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Market Data Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) VMware Architect
7 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (7.58%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.52%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) Node.js
4 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (15.15%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (13.64%) Tandem
4 7 (10.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (7.58%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (3.03%) CESG
7 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
7 2 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (3.03%) SWIFT
7 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.52%) Clustering
8 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.52%) Replication
8 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Windows
2 15 (22.73%) Linux
3 12 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.03%) Unix
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 10 (15.15%) Load Balancing
2 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 9 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
3 9 (13.64%) Project Delivery
4 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (10.61%) Patch Management
4 7 (10.61%) Time Management
5 6 (9.09%) SIEM
5 6 (9.09%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.58%) Email Migration
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (7.58%) SDLC
6 5 (7.58%) Software Distribution
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.52%) Perl
3 1 (1.52%) PHP
3 1 (1.52%) R
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (7.58%) CCNP
2 5 (7.58%) CEH
2 5 (7.58%) RHCA
3 4 (6.06%) CISSP
3 4 (6.06%) GIAC
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) FFIEC
4 2 (3.03%) GSEC
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.03%) SSCP
5 1 (1.52%) CCSA
5 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CISM
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) GCIH
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.06%) NIST
3 3 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.03%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (3.03%) NIST 800
4 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.03%) SEPA
5 1 (1.52%) COBIT
5 1 (1.52%) ISO 22301
5 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.52%) PMO
5 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (13.64%) vSphere
4 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.03%) Docker
5 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.52%) Snort
6 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.55%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) Suricata
4 1 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 22 (33.33%) Citrix
3 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (24.24%) VMware
5 12 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 9 (13.64%) Sonus
7 8 (12.12%) IBM
8 7 (10.61%) Fortinet
8 7 (10.61%) Riverbed
9 6 (9.09%) Juniper
10 5 (7.58%) Bloomberg
10 5 (7.58%) Meraki
10 5 (7.58%) Palo Alto
10 5 (7.58%) Refinitiv
10 5 (7.58%) Reuters
11 4 (6.06%) F5
12 3 (4.55%) Zscaler
13 2 (3.03%) AlgoSec
13 2 (3.03%) Arista