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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
London / City of London
Rank 69 97 68
Rank change year-on-year +28 -29  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 91 62 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.04% 1.86% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.38% 15.82% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 120
Median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 345 392 693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.52% 11.78% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 291 506
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the City of London

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 90 (46.15%) Cisco
2 80 (41.03%) Finance
3 73 (37.44%) Windows
4 59 (30.26%) Linux
5 47 (24.10%) LAN
6 44 (22.56%) WAN
6 44 (22.56%) Data Centre
7 43 (22.05%) Network Security
8 42 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (21.54%) VMware
9 39 (20.00%) CheckPoint
10 38 (19.49%) Windows Server
11 37 (18.97%) Banking
12 35 (17.95%) TCP/IP
13 34 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (16.41%) Wireless
15 31 (15.90%) VPN
15 31 (15.90%) SQL
16 30 (15.38%) CCNP
17 29 (14.87%) SAN
18 28 (14.36%) Citrix
18 28 (14.36%) Active Directory
18 28 (14.36%) DNS
19 27 (13.85%) Unix
19 27 (13.85%) Internet
19 27 (13.85%) Palo Alto
20 26 (13.33%) ITIL
21 23 (11.79%) SQL Server
22 22 (11.28%) OSPF
22 22 (11.28%) Migration

Firewall
Top Related 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%) Apache
2 15 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.15%) IIS
4 10 (5.13%) JBoss
5 9 (4.62%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.59%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.56%) nginx
8 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.56%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.10%) GitHub
3 8 (4.10%) IaaS
3 8 (4.10%) Office 365
4 7 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (3.08%) SaaS
6 4 (2.05%) PaaS
7 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.03%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (24.10%) LAN
2 44 (22.56%) WAN
3 43 (22.05%) Network Security
4 35 (17.95%) TCP/IP
5 34 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (16.41%) Wireless
7 31 (15.90%) VPN
8 29 (14.87%) SAN
9 28 (14.36%) DNS
10 27 (13.85%) Internet
11 22 (11.28%) BGP
11 22 (11.28%) OSPF
12 19 (9.74%) DHCP
12 19 (9.74%) MPLS
12 19 (9.74%) SSL
13 11 (5.64%) VoIP
13 11 (5.64%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (4.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.59%) MySQL
5 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) DB2
9 1 (0.51%) Ingres
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.51%) Redis
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.62%) TeamCity
2 8 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.03%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.03%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.51%) MSI
6 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 80 (41.03%) Finance
2 37 (18.97%) Banking
3 12 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 10 (5.13%) Front Office
5 9 (4.62%) Retail
6 7 (3.59%) Legal
7 6 (3.08%) Back Office
7 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.03%) Electronics
9 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
10 1 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Military
10 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (26.15%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.36%) Analyst
3 25 (12.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (9.74%) Consultant
5 17 (8.72%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) Architect
7 13 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (5.64%) Firewall Engineer
9 11 (5.64%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (3.59%) Network Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 7 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.08%) Administrator
12 6 (3.08%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.59%) LAPP Stack
1 7 (3.59%) SOAP
2 6 (3.08%) LAMP
3 4 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.05%) Web Services
4 3 (1.54%) .NET
4 3 (1.54%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.54%) HTML
4 3 (1.54%) Middleware
4 3 (1.54%) XML
5 2 (1.03%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) J2EE
5 2 (1.03%) JMS
5 2 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) SAML
6 1 (0.51%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.51%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.56%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.64%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.13%) Fixed Income
4 9 (4.62%) Clustering
5 8 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.10%) Replication
5 8 (4.10%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.08%) User Experience
7 5 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.56%) Equities
8 4 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.05%) PKI
9 3 (1.54%) CMDB
9 3 (1.54%) NHS
10 2 (1.03%) CCTV
10 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.51%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (37.44%) Windows
2 59 (30.26%) Linux
3 38 (19.49%) Windows Server
4 27 (13.85%) Unix
5 16 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.54%) Debian
10 3 (1.54%) Solaris
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.03%) CentOS
11 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) ITIL
2 22 (11.28%) DevOps
2 22 (11.28%) Migration
3 17 (8.72%) Information Security
4 13 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 13 (6.67%) Project Management
5 12 (6.15%) Asset Management
5 12 (6.15%) Change Management
5 12 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (6.15%) Network Management
6 10 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (5.13%) High Availability
6 10 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.62%) Network Design
7 9 (4.62%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.62%) Security Operations
8 8 (4.10%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.90%) SQL
2 22 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 18 (9.23%) Python
4 15 (7.69%) Perl
5 12 (6.15%) Ruby
6 11 (5.64%) Java
7 9 (4.62%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.62%) VBScript
8 7 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.05%) PHP
10 2 (1.03%) C
10 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.51%) Go
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) Tcl
11 1 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 42 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (15.38%) CCNP
3 16 (8.21%) CCNA
4 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.64%) Degree
6 10 (5.13%) CCSP
6 10 (5.13%) CISSP
6 10 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.10%) CCSE
8 7 (3.59%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.08%) CCMSE
9 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.56%) CCIE
10 5 (2.56%) CISM
10 5 (2.56%) CNA
10 5 (2.56%) GIAC
10 5 (2.56%) MCSE
10 5 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.56%) Novell Certification
10 5 (2.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) GPG13
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (14.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.08%) XenApp
5 4 (2.05%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.54%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.54%) Docker
6 3 (1.54%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.54%) Xen
6 3 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.03%) Firmware
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.03%) vSphere
7 2 (1.03%) XenServer
8 1 (0.51%) Gluster
8 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.67%) Puppet
2 9 (4.62%) SCCM
3 7 (3.59%) Control-M
3 7 (3.59%) Nagios
3 7 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (3.08%) logstash
5 5 (2.56%) Kibana
5 5 (2.56%) SCOM
6 4 (2.05%) Ansible
6 4 (2.05%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.05%) SELinux
7 3 (1.54%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.54%) OPNET
8 2 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (46.15%) Cisco
2 42 (21.54%) VMware
3 39 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 28 (14.36%) Citrix
5 27 (13.85%) Palo Alto
6 20 (10.26%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.74%) Juniper
8 17 (8.72%) F5
8 17 (8.72%) Oracle
9 14 (7.18%) Blue Coat
10 13 (6.67%) SolarWinds
11 12 (6.15%) HP
12 8 (4.10%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.10%) Riverbed
13 7 (3.59%) Arista
13 7 (3.59%) Aruba
13 7 (3.59%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.59%) Splunk
13 7 (3.59%) Sun
14 6 (3.08%) Meraki
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
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