Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 January 2021 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 102 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 448 829 1,208
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.60% 2.74% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.72% 24.52% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 620 896
Median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £278 £290 £306
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £23.00 £48.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.82% +8.33% -5.92%
England median hourly rate £23.00 £45.00 £37.53
% change year-on-year -48.89% +19.92% +69.49%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,742 3,381 4,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.12% 11.16% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,172 2,378 3,237
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £250 £183 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £644
England median daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 99 115
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +24.31%
10th Percentile £21.55 £14.22 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.45 £50.25 £51.75
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.53 £18.00
% change year-on-year +45.18% +19.58% -2.37%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in London.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in London.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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
Central London +27 80 £500 +11.11% 48
South London +26 11 £425 -15.00% 5
East London +24 8 £644 +32.05% 9
West London +9 7 £356 -9.81% 20
North London +12 4 £563 +12.50% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 157 (35.04%) Windows
2 138 (30.80%) Cisco
3 134 (29.91%) Azure
4 120 (26.79%) Finance
5 114 (25.45%) Linux
6 96 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 91 (20.31%) Active Directory
8 90 (20.09%) VPN
9 84 (18.75%) WAN
9 84 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
10 79 (17.63%) SIEM
11 77 (17.19%) Python
12 73 (16.29%) Network Security
13 71 (15.85%) VMware
14 70 (15.63%) DNS
14 70 (15.63%) Security Cleared
15 69 (15.40%) DevOps
16 65 (14.51%) Data Centre
17 63 (14.06%) Palo Alto
17 63 (14.06%) AWS
18 62 (13.84%) Ansible
19 61 (13.62%) SC Cleared
20 57 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
20 57 (12.72%) Cisco Certification
20 57 (12.72%) LAN
21 52 (11.61%) Office 365
22 51 (11.38%) Load Balancing
23 49 (10.94%) TCP/IP
23 49 (10.94%) Information Security
24 48 (10.71%) Banking

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (4.02%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.46%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.01%) Confluence
5 7 (1.56%) CMS
5 7 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.34%) Apache
6 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.12%) IIS
7 5 (1.12%) nginx
8 4 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 21 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 134 (29.91%) Azure
2 63 (14.06%) AWS
3 52 (11.61%) Office 365
4 39 (8.71%) PaaS
5 35 (7.81%) IaaS
6 19 (4.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.57%) GCP
8 14 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (2.68%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.68%) SaaS
10 10 (2.23%) Amazon Cognito
11 9 (2.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.34%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.34%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.34%) Route 53
13 5 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.12%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.12%) Power Automate
14 4 (0.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (20.09%) VPN
2 84 (18.75%) WAN
3 73 (16.29%) Network Security
4 70 (15.63%) DNS
5 57 (12.72%) LAN
6 49 (10.94%) TCP/IP
7 40 (8.93%) DMZ
8 37 (8.26%) MPLS
9 35 (7.81%) Wireless
10 33 (7.37%) BGP
11 30 (6.70%) Internet
12 26 (5.80%) OSPF
13 23 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (4.91%) SSL
14 22 (4.91%) VLAN
15 21 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (4.46%) Wireshark
17 19 (4.24%) HTTP
17 19 (4.24%) SAN
17 19 (4.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.90%) MySQL
2 13 (2.90%) NoSQL
3 8 (1.79%) DB2
3 8 (1.79%) Neo4j
4 7 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.45%) Big Data
8 2 (0.45%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.22%) GIS
9 1 (0.22%) Power BI
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 46 (10.27%) Jenkins
2 44 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.90%) JIRA
4 10 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (2.01%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.01%) GoCD
6 7 (1.56%) Maven
6 7 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.12%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.12%) GitLab
7 5 (1.12%) ReSharper
8 4 (0.89%) Subversion
9 3 (0.67%) MSI
10 2 (0.45%) Hudson
10 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.22%) Gradle
11 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
General
1 120 (26.79%) Finance
2 48 (10.71%) Banking
3 38 (8.48%) Public Sector
4 25 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.13%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.01%) Electronics
8 9 (2.01%) Law
8 9 (2.01%) Marketing
9 7 (1.56%) Legal
10 4 (0.89%) Police
10 4 (0.89%) Retail
11 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.45%) International Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 95 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 62 (13.84%) Architect
3 49 (10.94%) Security Engineer
4 45 (10.04%) Analyst
5 28 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 27 (6.03%) Consultant
7 25 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.91%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
9 20 (4.46%) Security Architect
10 19 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
11 15 (3.35%) Security Analyst
11 15 (3.35%) Senior Network Engineer
12 14 (3.13%) Developer
12 14 (3.13%) Security Specialist
13 12 (2.68%) Security Consultant
13 12 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.46%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
1 13 (2.90%) REST
2 11 (2.46%) .NET
3 10 (2.23%) Kafka
4 9 (2.01%) LDAP
5 7 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (1.56%) YAML
6 6 (1.34%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.34%) RESTful
6 6 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.12%) CORBA
7 5 (1.12%) JSON
7 5 (1.12%) OAuth
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.12%) SOAP
8 4 (0.89%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.89%) Middleware
8 4 (0.89%) Web Services
8 4 (0.89%) WebRTC
9 3 (0.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 65 (14.51%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.13%) PKI
4 22 (4.91%) Public Cloud
5 18 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.79%) Cybercrime
9 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.56%) Replication
9 7 (1.56%) User Experience
10 6 (1.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.34%) NHS
11 5 (1.12%) Clustering
11 5 (1.12%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 157 (35.04%) Windows
2 114 (25.45%) Linux
3 39 (8.71%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.70%) Unix
5 15 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.79%) CentOS
8 8 (1.79%) Solaris
8 8 (1.79%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.56%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.89%) Android
11 4 (0.89%) Debian
11 4 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
2 79 (17.63%) SIEM
3 69 (15.40%) DevOps
4 57 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (11.38%) Load Balancing
6 49 (10.94%) Information Security
7 41 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 37 (8.26%) Security Monitoring
9 32 (7.14%) Security Operations
10 31 (6.92%) Incident Management
10 31 (6.92%) ITIL
10 31 (6.92%) Patch Management
11 30 (6.70%) Threat Modelling
12 29 (6.47%) Infrastructure as Code
13 28 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 26 (5.80%) Data Protection
14 26 (5.80%) Migration
14 26 (5.80%) Secure Coding
15 25 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
16 24 (5.36%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 77 (17.19%) Python
2 34 (7.59%) PowerShell
3 31 (6.92%) SQL
4 27 (6.03%) Bash Shell
4 27 (6.03%) Perl
5 22 (4.91%) Java
6 17 (3.79%) Ruby
7 12 (2.68%) PHP
8 10 (2.23%) C++
9 9 (2.01%) C
9 9 (2.01%) Go
9 9 (2.01%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.79%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.89%) Groovy
11 4 (0.89%) Scala
12 3 (0.67%) C#
13 2 (0.45%) VB
13 2 (0.45%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 61 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 57 (12.72%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (7.81%) CCNP
5 30 (6.70%) CISSP
6 16 (3.57%) Degree
7 14 (3.13%) CCIE
8 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.68%) CCNA
10 11 (2.46%) CISM
10 11 (2.46%) DBS Check
11 10 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (2.23%) MCSE
12 8 (1.79%) GCIH
13 7 (1.56%) CEH
13 7 (1.56%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.56%) GCIA
13 7 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (1.34%) CISA
14 6 (1.34%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.46%) NIST
2 16 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.35%) SLA
4 7 (1.56%) GDPR
4 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 7 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (1.56%) NCSC
5 6 (1.34%) COBIT
6 5 (1.12%) QA
7 3 (0.67%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 91 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 48 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.70%) Docker
4 23 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (4.02%) vSphere
7 17 (3.79%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.68%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.01%) XenApp
10 7 (1.56%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.12%) vCloud
11 5 (1.12%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.89%) NFS
13 3 (0.67%) KVM
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.45%) iptables
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.45%) Varnish
15 1 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 62 (13.84%) Ansible
2 45 (10.04%) Kubernetes
3 43 (9.60%) Terraform
4 33 (7.37%) Puppet
5 28 (6.25%) SCCM
6 18 (4.02%) FortiGate
6 18 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.46%) ITRS Geneos
7 11 (2.46%) Rundeck
8 10 (2.23%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
10 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.79%) Netcool
11 7 (1.56%) EnCase
12 6 (1.34%) Grafana
12 6 (1.34%) Nessus
12 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (1.12%) WSUS
14 4 (0.89%) vMotion
Vendors
1 138 (30.80%) Cisco
2 96 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 71 (15.85%) VMware
4 63 (14.06%) Palo Alto
5 46 (10.27%) Fortinet
6 44 (9.82%) Citrix
7 43 (9.60%) CheckPoint
8 42 (9.38%) F5
9 40 (8.93%) Splunk
10 33 (7.37%) Juniper
11 27 (6.03%) Oracle
12 23 (5.13%) ArcSight
13 19 (4.24%) CyberArk
14 18 (4.02%) Red Hat
15 17 (3.79%) HP
16 15 (3.35%) Meraki
16 15 (3.35%) SolarWinds
17 14 (3.13%) McAfee
18 13 (2.90%) Dell
18 13 (2.90%) NetApp