Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 89 79
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 208 176 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.02% 2.84% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.99% 26.19% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 133 148
City of London median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% -4.89% +9.09%
10th Percentile £302 £283 £296
90th Percentile £634 £613 £575
Central London median daily rate £440 £429 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% -4.67% +9.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.86 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.72% +13.00% +33.33%
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.86 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.72% +13.00% +33.33%

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 867 672 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.57% 10.84% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 514 613
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.85%
10th Percentile £235 £207 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £593
Central London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.16 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% -11.85% +23.98%
10th Percentile £14.03 £13.36 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.16 £21.34
% change year-on-year -14.44% -0.87% +10.86%

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

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 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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 84 (40.38%) Cisco
1 84 (40.38%) Finance
2 72 (34.62%) Windows
3 49 (23.56%) WAN
4 47 (22.60%) DNS
5 44 (21.15%) LAN
6 39 (18.75%) Linux
6 39 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 38 (18.27%) CheckPoint
8 35 (16.83%) Banking
8 35 (16.83%) Network Security
9 34 (16.35%) Migration
9 34 (16.35%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (16.35%) Unix
10 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (15.38%) ITIL
11 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 31 (14.90%) SIEM
13 30 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
13 30 (14.42%) Active Directory
13 30 (14.42%) DevOps
14 29 (13.94%) Windows Server
14 29 (13.94%) DHCP
14 29 (13.94%) VPN
15 28 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (12.98%) Information Security
16 27 (12.98%) TCP/IP
16 27 (12.98%) F5
17 25 (12.02%) Load Balancing
17 25 (12.02%) Palo Alto

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 (4.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.40%) nginx
3 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 3 (1.44%) Drupal
4 3 (1.44%) IIS
4 3 (1.44%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.96%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) Confluence
5 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) RMDS
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (14.42%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.69%) Office 365
4 8 (3.85%) npm
4 8 (3.85%) PaaS
5 7 (3.37%) IaaS
6 6 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.40%) GitHub
8 4 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (1.44%) SaaS
10 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.96%) NuGet
10 2 (0.96%) Route 53
11 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.48%) Datadog
11 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 49 (23.56%) WAN
2 47 (22.60%) DNS
3 44 (21.15%) LAN
4 35 (16.83%) Network Security
5 29 (13.94%) DHCP
5 29 (13.94%) VPN
6 27 (12.98%) TCP/IP
7 21 (10.10%) MPLS
7 21 (10.10%) OSPF
7 21 (10.10%) Wireless
8 18 (8.65%) BGP
8 18 (8.65%) Internet
9 16 (7.69%) SSL
10 14 (6.73%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (6.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (6.25%) Wireshark
12 11 (5.29%) IPsec
13 10 (4.81%) Extranet
13 10 (4.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.37%) MySQL
4 5 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.44%) Power BI
5 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.96%) Big Data
6 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) HBase
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.48%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.48%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (4.81%) Cucumber
4 10 (4.81%) JIRA
5 9 (4.33%) Maven
6 8 (3.85%) Liquibase
6 8 (3.85%) Selenium
6 8 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.37%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.92%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.96%) Subversion
10 1 (0.48%) Ant
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.48%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.48%) Gradle
10 1 (0.48%) JUnit
10 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.48%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 84 (40.38%) Finance
2 35 (16.83%) Banking
3 15 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.85%) Legal
5 7 (3.37%) Retail
6 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.92%) Front Office
7 4 (1.92%) Law
8 3 (1.44%) Advertising
8 3 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.90%) Architect
3 27 (12.98%) Analyst
4 20 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 15 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.21%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.29%) Security Architect
8 9 (4.33%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.33%) Network Analyst
8 9 (4.33%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.85%) Java Engineer
9 8 (3.85%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.37%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.88%) Administrator
11 6 (2.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Digital Architect
11 6 (2.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.33%) Spring
2 8 (3.85%) Node.js
2 8 (3.85%) Spring MVC
3 7 (3.37%) .NET
4 6 (2.88%) HTML
4 6 (2.88%) Web Services
5 5 (2.40%) JSON
6 4 (1.92%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.92%) HTML5
6 4 (1.92%) LAMP
6 4 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.44%) LDAP
8 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.96%) Middleware
8 2 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.96%) YAML
9 1 (0.48%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.77%) PKI
4 9 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.37%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.40%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.92%) Eurex
9 4 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.44%) e-Health
10 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.96%) CMDB
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.96%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (34.62%) Windows
2 39 (18.75%) Linux
3 34 (16.35%) Unix
4 29 (13.94%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.33%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.92%) Android
8 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.96%) Solaris
10 2 (0.96%) VMS
11 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.48%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.35%) Migration
2 32 (15.38%) ITIL
3 31 (14.90%) SIEM
4 30 (14.42%) DevOps
5 28 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (12.98%) Information Security
7 25 (12.02%) Load Balancing
8 24 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.73%) Network Design
9 14 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.77%) Project Management
11 11 (5.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (4.81%) Creative Thinking
12 10 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.33%) BDD
13 9 (4.33%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.10%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.69%) SQL
3 14 (6.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.25%) Ruby
5 12 (5.77%) Java
6 11 (5.29%) Python
7 10 (4.81%) Perl
8 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.44%) C
10 2 (0.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.48%) Korn
11 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (16.35%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (11.54%) CISSP
3 15 (7.21%) CCNP
4 13 (6.25%) CCIE
5 12 (5.77%) CCNA
6 9 (4.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.88%) CISM
7 6 (2.88%) Degree
8 5 (2.40%) CISA
8 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.92%) CEH
10 3 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.44%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.44%) MCSA
10 3 (1.44%) MCSE
10 3 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.85%) QA
3 7 (3.37%) GDPR
3 7 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.44%) COBIT
5 3 (1.44%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.48%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 30 (14.42%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.65%) Docker
3 10 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.37%) ProxySG
4 7 (3.37%) vSphere
5 5 (2.40%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.44%) XenServer
7 2 (0.96%) Firmware
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.96%) XenApp
8 1 (0.48%) Gluster
8 1 (0.48%) NFS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.48%) vCloud
8 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (10.58%) Puppet
2 16 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (6.73%) Kubernetes
4 9 (4.33%) Ansible
5 8 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (3.85%) SCCM
6 7 (3.37%) Terraform
7 6 (2.88%) Nessus
8 4 (1.92%) Kibana
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (1.44%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.44%) QRadar
9 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.96%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.96%) Grafana
10 2 (0.96%) logstash
10 2 (0.96%) Nagios
10 2 (0.96%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.96%) SCOM
11 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 84 (40.38%) Cisco
2 38 (18.27%) CheckPoint
3 32 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.98%) F5
5 25 (12.02%) Palo Alto
6 23 (11.06%) Juniper
7 20 (9.62%) Citrix
8 18 (8.65%) VMware
9 15 (7.21%) Splunk
10 11 (5.29%) Oracle
11 10 (4.81%) Blue Coat
11 10 (4.81%) McAfee
11 10 (4.81%) Qualys
12 9 (4.33%) HP
13 8 (3.85%) AppDynamics
14 7 (3.37%) Reuters
15 6 (2.88%) Dell
15 6 (2.88%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.88%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.40%) Aruba