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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 101 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 100 68 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.31% 2.13% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.09% 23.69% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 44 38
10th Percentile £403 £340 £277
25th Percentile £500 £394 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £432
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% +4.11% -13.55%
75th Percentile £700 £541 £498
90th Percentile £743 £675 £588
Central London median daily rate £530 £450 £427
% change year-on-year +17.78% +5.39% -14.60%

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 433 287 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.99% 8.98% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 224 191
10th Percentile £313 £327 £213
25th Percentile £413 £413 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £743 £704 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
10th Percentile £24.50 £12.93 £24.12
25th Percentile £26.00 £15.06 £32.24
Median hourly rate £41.25 £27.00 £37.63
Median % change year-on-year +52.78% -28.24% +18.50%
75th Percentile £62.75 £37.75 £43.09
90th Percentile £67.55 - £51.14
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +84.44% -40.00% +40.19%

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

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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 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the City of London

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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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 46 (46.00%) Azure
2 45 (45.00%) Finance
3 39 (39.00%) Cisco
4 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.00%) Windows
5 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 23 (23.00%) DNS
7 20 (20.00%) VPN
7 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 19 (19.00%) LAN
8 19 (19.00%) CheckPoint
8 19 (19.00%) VMware
9 18 (18.00%) WAN
9 18 (18.00%) AWS
10 16 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
10 16 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (16.00%) DevOps
10 16 (16.00%) Palo Alto
10 16 (16.00%) SSL
11 15 (15.00%) Linux
12 14 (14.00%) Python
12 14 (14.00%) Wireless
12 14 (14.00%) Migration
12 14 (14.00%) Banking
12 14 (14.00%) Terraform
13 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
13 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
14 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (12.00%) Ansible

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 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) Confluence
3 2 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 46 (46.00%) Azure
2 18 (18.00%) AWS
3 16 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (8.00%) Azure DevOps
5 7 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (6.00%) PaaS
7 5 (5.00%) GCP
7 5 (5.00%) Mimecast
7 5 (5.00%) SaaS
7 5 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (4.00%) IaaS
9 3 (3.00%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (3.00%) Nutanix
10 2 (2.00%) Azure AKS
10 2 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (2.00%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (2.00%) Google Kubernetes Engine
11 1 (1.00%) Azure Storage
11 1 (1.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.00%) DNS
2 20 (20.00%) VPN
3 19 (19.00%) LAN
4 18 (18.00%) WAN
5 16 (16.00%) SSL
6 14 (14.00%) Wireless
7 11 (11.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (10.00%) MPLS
8 10 (10.00%) Network Security
9 7 (7.00%) BGP
10 6 (6.00%) DHCP
10 6 (6.00%) Internet
10 6 (6.00%) IPsec
10 6 (6.00%) Multicast
10 6 (6.00%) NGFW
10 6 (6.00%) SD-WAN
10 6 (6.00%) VLAN
11 5 (5.00%) OSPF
11 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.00%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.00%) Power BI
4 1 (1.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.00%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (45.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.00%) Banking
3 12 (12.00%) Social Skills
4 5 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.00%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.00%) International Banking
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Front Office
7 1 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.00%) Law
7 1 (1.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (11.00%) Security Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 3 (3.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.00%) Node.js
3 2 (2.00%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.00%) REST
3 2 (2.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) YAML
4 1 (1.00%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.00%) JSON
4 1 (1.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.00%) Middleware
4 1 (1.00%) OAuth
4 1 (1.00%) React
4 1 (1.00%) SAML
4 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 8 (8.00%) PKI
4 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.00%) CSOC
6 4 (4.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.00%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.00%) Housing Association
8 2 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) BYOD
9 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.00%) IoT
9 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.00%) SCADA
9 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.00%) Unix
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.00%) Android
7 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.00%) HPUX
7 2 (2.00%) VMS
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.00%) CentOS
8 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (16.00%) DevOps
3 14 (14.00%) Migration
4 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
5 12 (12.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 11 (11.00%) Security Operations
7 10 (10.00%) Information Security
7 10 (10.00%) Knowledge Transfer
8 9 (9.00%) Agile
8 9 (9.00%) Business Continuity
8 9 (9.00%) CI/CD
8 9 (9.00%) Identity Management
8 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 9 (9.00%) Network Management
8 9 (9.00%) Patch Management
8 9 (9.00%) SIEM
9 7 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.00%) Low Latency
9 7 (7.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.00%) Python
2 11 (11.00%) Bash
2 11 (11.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.00%) Perl
4 8 (8.00%) Java
5 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.00%) SQL
6 5 (5.00%) Go
6 5 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.00%) C
7 3 (3.00%) C++
8 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.00%) C#
9 1 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) CCNP
3 8 (8.00%) CISSP
4 7 (7.00%) Degree
5 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) CCNA
7 3 (3.00%) CISA
7 3 (3.00%) CISM
7 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) OSCP
9 1 (1.00%) CEH
9 1 (1.00%) GIAC
9 1 (1.00%) ISEB
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.00%) MCSE
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) Docker
4 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.00%) Firmware
5 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.00%) XenApp
5 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.00%) Terraform
2 12 (12.00%) Ansible
3 11 (11.00%) SCCM
4 6 (6.00%) FortiGate
5 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (4.00%) SCOM
6 3 (3.00%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.00%) Nessus
6 3 (3.00%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.00%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (2.00%) SCSM
8 1 (1.00%) CASB
8 1 (1.00%) Nagios
8 1 (1.00%) Packer
8 1 (1.00%) Puppet
8 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 39 (39.00%) Cisco
2 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (19.00%) VMware
4 16 (16.00%) Palo Alto
5 12 (12.00%) F5
6 11 (11.00%) HP
6 11 (11.00%) Juniper
7 10 (10.00%) Citrix
8 9 (9.00%) Aruba
8 9 (9.00%) Oracle
9 8 (8.00%) Fortinet
10 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (6.00%) Okta
11 6 (6.00%) Zscaler
12 4 (4.00%) Arista
12 4 (4.00%) EMC
12 4 (4.00%) Infoblox
12 4 (4.00%) NetApp
12 4 (4.00%) Tufin