Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 100 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 -26 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 176 183 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.60% 2.59% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.31% 23.80% 26.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 143 132
City of London median daily rate £475 £440 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +2.33% +1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £306
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% - +139.13%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% - +144.58%

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 755 769 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.14% 10.87% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 611 558
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £167 £233 £234
90th Percentile £650 £618 £608
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 19
City of London median hourly rate £20.65 £18.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.59% -4.34% -22.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.54
90th Percentile £37.50 £23.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.32 £16.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.64% -14.87% -15.51%

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

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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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 -40 4 - -
Moorgate - 4 £400 -
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 90 (51.14%) Cisco
2 60 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (32.39%) Finance
4 54 (30.68%) CheckPoint
4 54 (30.68%) WAN
5 50 (28.41%) Windows
6 46 (26.14%) VPN
7 44 (25.00%) DNS
7 44 (25.00%) BGP
8 43 (24.43%) OSPF
8 43 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 41 (23.30%) Network Security
9 41 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (23.30%) LAN
10 40 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (22.16%) CCNP
11 39 (22.16%) Active Directory
12 36 (20.45%) Palo Alto
13 32 (18.18%) ITIL
13 32 (18.18%) Wireless
13 32 (18.18%) F5
13 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
14 31 (17.61%) DHCP
15 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
16 29 (16.48%) EIGRP
17 26 (14.77%) TCP/IP
18 25 (14.20%) CCIE
18 25 (14.20%) Information Security
18 25 (14.20%) Windows Server
19 24 (13.64%) MPLS

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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 11 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (4.55%) IIS
3 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.70%) JBoss
6 2 (1.14%) Apache
6 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (24.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.80%) Office 365
3 18 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (9.09%) IaaS
5 9 (5.11%) PaaS
6 8 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (3.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.70%) SaaS
10 2 (1.14%) npm
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.57%) G Suite
11 1 (0.57%) GitHub
11 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.57%) Route 53
11 1 (0.57%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 54 (30.68%) WAN
2 46 (26.14%) VPN
3 44 (25.00%) BGP
3 44 (25.00%) DNS
4 43 (24.43%) OSPF
5 41 (23.30%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (23.30%) LAN
5 41 (23.30%) Network Security
6 40 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (18.18%) Wireless
8 31 (17.61%) DHCP
9 29 (16.48%) EIGRP
10 26 (14.77%) TCP/IP
11 24 (13.64%) MPLS
12 20 (11.36%) Internet
13 19 (10.80%) Multicast
14 17 (9.66%) VLAN
15 16 (9.09%) SSL
16 15 (8.52%) VoIP
17 11 (6.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) Big Data
3 3 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.41%) MSI
4 5 (2.84%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.70%) WiX
7 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.14%) JIRA
7 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.57%) GoCD
8 1 (0.57%) Hudson
8 1 (0.57%) Maven
8 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 57 (32.39%) Finance
2 19 (10.80%) Banking
3 10 (5.68%) Law
4 6 (3.41%) Legal
4 6 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.14%) International Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (39.20%) Network Engineer
2 22 (12.50%) Analyst
3 19 (10.80%) Security Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (8.52%) Architect
6 14 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) Security Analyst
7 12 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Firewall Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Voice Network Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Security Architect
12 5 (2.84%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Consultant
12 5 (2.84%) Network Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) .NET
2 7 (3.98%) JSON
3 5 (2.84%) SOAP
3 5 (2.84%) YAML
4 4 (2.27%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.70%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.70%) Middleware
5 3 (1.70%) OAuth
5 3 (1.70%) OpenID
5 3 (1.70%) REST
5 3 (1.70%) SAML
5 3 (1.70%) Software Packaging
6 2 (1.14%) Kafka
6 2 (1.14%) Node.js
6 2 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.14%) Socket.IO
6 2 (1.14%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) XML
7 1 (0.57%) LDAP
7 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (3.41%) Clustering
3 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.41%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.84%) PKI
4 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.70%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Fintech
7 2 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.14%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.14%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.41%) Windows
2 25 (14.20%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.23%) Linux
4 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.82%) Unix
6 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.41%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.70%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.70%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.14%) Android
10 2 (1.14%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (1.14%) VMS
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.18%) ITIL
2 25 (14.20%) Information Security
3 23 (13.07%) Change Management
4 21 (11.93%) Load Balancing
4 21 (11.93%) Migration
5 19 (10.80%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (10.23%) SIEM
7 17 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
9 15 (8.52%) DevOps
10 14 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (7.39%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (6.82%) High Availability
13 11 (6.25%) Security Operations
14 10 (5.68%) Incident Management
14 10 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (5.68%) Web Filtering
15 9 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
16 7 (3.98%) Network Design
16 7 (3.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.93%) SQL
3 16 (9.09%) Python
4 8 (4.55%) Perl
5 6 (3.41%) VB
6 3 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.70%) C#
6 3 (1.70%) Java
7 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) R
7 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (22.16%) CCNP
3 25 (14.20%) CCIE
4 21 (11.93%) CISSP
5 17 (9.66%) CCNA
6 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 9 (5.11%) Degree
7 9 (5.11%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.55%) CCDP
9 7 (3.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 6 (3.41%) CISM
11 5 (2.84%) CCDE
11 5 (2.84%) CCSE
12 4 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.70%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.70%) CISA
13 3 (1.70%) CRISC
13 3 (1.70%) GIAC
13 3 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) COBIT
2 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.27%) SLA
4 3 (1.70%) GDPR
5 2 (1.14%) FedRAMP
5 2 (1.14%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.57%) QA
6 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.55%) Docker
3 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.41%) ProxySG
4 6 (3.41%) vSphere
5 5 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.27%) XenApp
7 3 (1.70%) Firmware
7 3 (1.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.57%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.57%) pfSense
8 1 (0.57%) Samba
8 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) SCCM
2 9 (5.11%) Ansible
3 6 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.41%) SCOM
4 5 (2.84%) Puppet
5 4 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.27%) Nagios
5 4 (2.27%) QRadar
6 3 (1.70%) Cacti
6 3 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.70%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.70%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.70%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.70%) Terraform
7 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 90 (51.14%) Cisco
2 54 (30.68%) CheckPoint
3 36 (20.45%) Palo Alto
4 32 (18.18%) F5
5 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
6 21 (11.93%) Juniper
7 19 (10.80%) VMware
8 16 (9.09%) SolarWinds
9 11 (6.25%) HP
10 10 (5.68%) Riverbed
11 9 (5.11%) Google
12 8 (4.55%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.55%) Citrix
12 8 (4.55%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.55%) Oracle
12 8 (4.55%) Splunk
12 8 (4.55%) Symantec
13 7 (3.98%) Meraki
14 6 (3.41%) ArcSight
14 6 (3.41%) Forcepoint