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 27 June 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.

Firewall
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 57 61
Rank change year-on-year -29 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 125 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.45% 3.69% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.21% 26.48% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 102 130
Median daily rate £427 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 349 472 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.56% 13.94% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 370 549
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 76 (44.44%) Cisco
2 59 (34.50%) Windows
3 57 (33.33%) Finance
4 42 (24.56%) Linux
4 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
5 41 (23.98%) WAN
6 39 (22.81%) LAN
7 35 (20.47%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (18.71%) VMware
8 32 (18.71%) SQL
9 31 (18.13%) Active Directory
10 30 (17.54%) Banking
10 30 (17.54%) Data Centre
10 30 (17.54%) Windows Server
11 29 (16.96%) CheckPoint
11 29 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (16.37%) SAN
13 27 (15.79%) CCNP
13 27 (15.79%) Network Security
14 25 (14.62%) Microsoft
14 25 (14.62%) Wireless
15 23 (13.45%) VPN
15 23 (13.45%) DNS
16 22 (12.87%) Internet
17 21 (12.28%) Citrix
17 21 (12.28%) PowerShell
18 20 (11.70%) OSPF
18 20 (11.70%) BGP
19 19 (11.11%) SSL
19 19 (11.11%) Unix

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 14 (8.19%) Apache
2 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.85%) JBoss
3 10 (5.85%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.68%) IIS
5 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.17%) nginx
8 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.58%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.09%) Office 365
4 6 (3.51%) IaaS
5 5 (2.92%) SaaS
6 4 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.56%) TCP/IP
2 41 (23.98%) WAN
3 39 (22.81%) LAN
4 29 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (16.37%) SAN
6 27 (15.79%) Network Security
7 25 (14.62%) Wireless
8 23 (13.45%) DNS
8 23 (13.45%) VPN
9 22 (12.87%) Internet
10 20 (11.70%) BGP
10 20 (11.70%) OSPF
11 19 (11.11%) SSL
12 18 (10.53%) VoIP
13 17 (9.94%) DHCP
14 15 (8.77%) VLAN
15 14 (8.19%) MPLS
16 13 (7.60%) HSRP
16 13 (7.60%) NAS
17 11 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (2.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.75%) MySQL
7 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.58%) Big Data
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.68%) TeamCity
2 6 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.17%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.17%) Subversion
4 2 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 57 (33.33%) Finance
2 30 (17.54%) Banking
3 12 (7.02%) Front Office
4 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.09%) Retail
6 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.34%) Back Office
7 4 (2.34%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.75%) Legal
9 2 (1.17%) Electronics
9 2 (1.17%) Games
9 2 (1.17%) Law
9 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.17%) Marketing
9 2 (1.17%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (19.88%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.96%) Analyst
3 16 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.19%) Security Engineer
4 14 (8.19%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.60%) Consultant
6 12 (7.02%) Architect
6 12 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (6.43%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (5.26%) IT Support
8 9 (5.26%) Voice Analyst
8 9 (5.26%) Voice Support Analyst
9 8 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.68%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (4.09%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.85%) 802.1X
1 10 (5.85%) SOAP
2 6 (3.51%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (2.92%) XML
4 4 (2.34%) .NET
5 3 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.17%) LAMP
6 2 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.17%) Node.js
6 2 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.17%) SAML
6 2 (1.17%) Sensu
6 2 (1.17%) Web Services
7 1 (0.58%) OAuth
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.43%) Fixed Income
3 8 (4.68%) Replication
4 7 (4.09%) Clustering
5 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.34%) User Experience
7 3 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.75%) NHS
8 2 (1.17%) CCTV
8 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.17%) Fintech
8 2 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) PKI
9 1 (0.58%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.58%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.50%) Windows
2 42 (24.56%) Linux
3 30 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 19 (11.11%) Unix
5 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.92%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.17%) AIX
11 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.17%) Solaris
11 2 (1.17%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.58%) Android
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE
12 1 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.11%) ITIL
2 18 (10.53%) Network Management
3 16 (9.36%) Migration
4 15 (8.77%) DevOps
5 12 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (5.85%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (5.26%) Change Management
7 9 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.68%) Information Security
8 8 (4.68%) Investment Management
8 8 (4.68%) Project Management
8 8 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.09%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (4.09%) High Availability
9 7 (4.09%) Network Design
9 7 (4.09%) SIEM
9 7 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.71%) SQL
2 21 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 15 (8.77%) Python
4 14 (8.19%) Perl
5 13 (7.60%) Java
6 11 (6.43%) VBScript
7 9 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.09%) Ruby
9 2 (1.17%) Scala
10 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 35 (20.47%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (15.79%) CCNP
3 14 (8.19%) CCNA
4 12 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.51%) CCIE
6 6 (3.51%) CCSE
7 5 (2.92%) CISSP
7 5 (2.92%) Degree
8 4 (2.34%) CCSP
8 4 (2.34%) CNA
8 4 (2.34%) GCIA
8 4 (2.34%) GCIH
8 4 (2.34%) GIAC
8 4 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.34%) Novell Certification
8 4 (2.34%) SANS
9 3 (1.75%) CCMSE
9 3 (1.75%) CCSA
9 3 (1.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.17%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) GPG13
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.58%) MiFID
2 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.51%) vSphere
5 5 (2.92%) XenApp
6 4 (2.34%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.34%) Firmware
6 4 (2.34%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.17%) Docker
7 2 (1.17%) XenServer
8 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.09%) Puppet
2 7 (4.09%) SCCM
3 6 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.92%) Control-M
4 5 (2.92%) Nagios
4 5 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.92%) SCOM
5 3 (1.75%) Ansible
5 3 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.75%) logstash
6 2 (1.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.17%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.17%) Grafana
6 2 (1.17%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.17%) Kibana
6 2 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (44.44%) Cisco
2 32 (18.71%) VMware
3 29 (16.96%) CheckPoint
4 25 (14.62%) Microsoft
5 21 (12.28%) Citrix
6 18 (10.53%) Palo Alto
7 17 (9.94%) SolarWinds
8 16 (9.36%) Fortinet
8 16 (9.36%) Oracle
9 12 (7.02%) F5
10 11 (6.43%) Juniper
11 10 (5.85%) HP
12 8 (4.68%) Arista
13 7 (4.09%) NetApp
13 7 (4.09%) Veeam
14 6 (3.51%) ION Trading
14 6 (3.51%) Splunk
15 5 (2.92%) Avaya
15 5 (2.92%) IBM
15 5 (2.92%) Symantec
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £700 - £800 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £460 to £461 per day or £90k perm
Posted: 21 days ago