Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 86 87
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 69 184 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.18% 2.84% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.62% 25.10% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 155 157
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +5.14%
10th Percentile £291 £320 £285
90th Percentile £663 £588 £613
Central London median daily rate £450 £500 £430
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.35% -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% +28.72%
Central London median hourly rate - £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +28.72%

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 305 733 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.62% 11.32% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 547 688
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £212 £210 £233
90th Percentile £653 £656 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £486 £450
% change year-on-year -7.46% +8.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 26
Median hourly rate £36.50 £32.50 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.31% +79.56% -9.85%
10th Percentile £27.73 £18.47 £12.13
90th Percentile £53.35 £43.73 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.75 £26.75 £18.10
% change year-on-year +33.64% +47.79% -9.85%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 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 +14 1 £238 -5.00%
Firewall
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 20 (28.99%) Cisco
3 17 (24.64%) SIEM
4 16 (23.19%) Windows
5 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
7 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 10 (14.49%) CCNP
8 10 (14.49%) VPN
8 10 (14.49%) Python
8 10 (14.49%) Migration
8 10 (14.49%) Azure
8 10 (14.49%) Network Security
8 10 (14.49%) Palo Alto
9 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
9 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 9 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (13.04%) OSPF
10 8 (11.59%) VMware
10 8 (11.59%) DNS
10 8 (11.59%) WAN
10 8 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
11 7 (10.14%) Terraform
11 7 (10.14%) GCP
11 7 (10.14%) DevOps
11 7 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (10.14%) F5

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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Azure
2 7 (10.14%) GCP
3 5 (7.25%) Office 365
4 2 (2.90%) AWS
4 2 (2.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.45%) Cloudflare
5 1 (1.45%) G Suite
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Network Security
1 10 (14.49%) VPN
2 9 (13.04%) OSPF
3 8 (11.59%) DNS
3 8 (11.59%) WAN
4 7 (10.14%) BGP
4 7 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (10.14%) MPLS
4 7 (10.14%) Wireless
5 6 (8.70%) LAN
6 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.80%) DHCP
7 4 (5.80%) EIGRP
7 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.80%) VXLAN
7 4 (5.80%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
3 2 (2.90%) Front Office
4 1 (1.45%) French Language
4 1 (1.45%) International Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Security Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Platform Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) IT Security Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Firewall Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Python Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Velocity
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.45%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.45%) SAML
4 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Linux
2 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) CentOS
5 1 (1.45%) Debian
5 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) SIEM
2 10 (14.49%) Migration
3 9 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 8 (11.59%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.14%) DevOps
5 7 (10.14%) Project Delivery
5 7 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.70%) Dashboard Development
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Privileged Access Management
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security
7 5 (7.25%) ITIL
7 5 (7.25%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Python
2 6 (8.70%) Go
2 6 (8.70%) Groovy
2 6 (8.70%) Java
2 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.70%) Ruby
2 6 (8.70%) Scala
3 4 (5.80%) C++
4 3 (4.35%) SQL
5 2 (2.90%) Lisp
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) CCNP
3 6 (8.70%) CCNA
3 6 (8.70%) CISSP
4 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) CCENT
5 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (4.35%) PMP
6 2 (2.90%) CCIE
6 2 (2.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.45%) GCFW
7 1 (1.45%) GCIA
7 1 (1.45%) GCIH
7 1 (1.45%) GCWN
7 1 (1.45%) GSEC
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) NIST
2 3 (4.35%) PMO
3 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) QA
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.45%) NCSC
4 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) NFS
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) VMFS
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Terraform
2 4 (5.80%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.35%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) Ansible
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.90%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
4 2 (2.90%) SCOM
4 2 (2.90%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.45%) EnCase
5 1 (1.45%) Endace
5 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.45%) Packer
5 1 (1.45%) QRadar
5 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.45%) vMotion
5 1 (1.45%) vRealize
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Cisco
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.49%) Palo Alto
4 8 (11.59%) VMware
5 7 (10.14%) F5
6 6 (8.70%) Juniper
7 5 (7.25%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.25%) Citrix
7 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.90%) Google
9 2 (2.90%) Qualys
9 2 (2.90%) Remedy
9 2 (2.90%) Splunk
9 2 (2.90%) Varonis
9 2 (2.90%) Zscaler
10 1 (1.45%) AlgoSec
10 1 (1.45%) Arista
10 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.45%) Reuters