Period
to

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 25 June 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 96 114 95
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,021 622 476
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.63% 2.33% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.10% 25.35% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 445 346
10th Percentile £363 £326 £293
25th Percentile £450 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.79% +8.33% -10.00%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £725 £673 £675
England median daily rate £525 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
10th Percentile £22.41 £47.25 £34.38
25th Percentile £25.72 £48.28 £41.47
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £46.13
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +8.40% +31.79%
75th Percentile £62.54 £64.50 £49.69
90th Percentile £76.80 £71.55 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.50 £32.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year +36.92% +0.78% +15.18%

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 3,768 2,454 1,892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.69% 9.18% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,668 1,683 1,306
10th Percentile £313 £300 £246
25th Percentile £450 £392 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £660 £600 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 23 50
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.45 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.44 £20.69
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.50 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year -24.66% -12.05% +93.02%
75th Percentile £45.50 £58.25 £48.52
90th Percentile £67.50 £75.40 £53.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.80 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +18.10% +5.00%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 116 £525 +13.51% 65
West London +4 26 £469 +167.71% 21
East London -1 13 £350 -17.65% 19
South London -16 13 £513 +25.00% 5
North London -2 4 £468 +33.57% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 353 (34.57%) Azure
2 328 (32.13%) Cisco
3 313 (30.66%) Windows
4 259 (25.37%) Microsoft
5 241 (23.60%) Linux
6 239 (23.41%) Finance
7 213 (20.86%) VMware
8 211 (20.67%) VPN
9 203 (19.88%) AWS
10 192 (18.81%) WAN
11 190 (18.61%) Network Security
12 183 (17.92%) DNS
13 181 (17.73%) Migration
14 171 (16.75%) Active Directory
15 167 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
16 164 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 160 (15.67%) Palo Alto
18 157 (15.38%) LAN
19 150 (14.69%) Data Centre
20 145 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
21 143 (14.01%) DevOps
22 139 (13.61%) Social Skills
23 138 (13.52%) Python
24 126 (12.34%) CheckPoint
24 126 (12.34%) Microsoft 365
25 125 (12.24%) Load Balancing
26 117 (11.46%) Agile
26 117 (11.46%) F5
27 113 (11.07%) BGP
28 109 (10.68%) Ansible

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 43 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 31 (3.04%) Confluence
3 25 (2.45%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.86%) OpenStack
6 18 (1.76%) IIS
7 16 (1.57%) Apache
8 14 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 14 (1.37%) nginx
9 12 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (0.98%) JBoss
11 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.59%) Drupal
13 4 (0.39%) CMS
13 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (0.39%) SAS
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 46 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.02%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
1 12 (1.18%) Shopify
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.29%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 3 (0.29%) RMDS
3 1 (0.098%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.098%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 353 (34.57%) Azure
2 203 (19.88%) AWS
3 126 (12.34%) Microsoft 365
4 91 (8.91%) IaaS
5 86 (8.42%) GCP
6 81 (7.93%) PaaS
7 76 (7.44%) SaaS
8 61 (5.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (3.82%) Azure Sentinel
10 37 (3.62%) OpenShift
11 35 (3.43%) GitHub
12 22 (2.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 22 (2.15%) Azure Monitor
13 21 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.86%) Serverless
15 17 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (1.37%) Akamai
16 14 (1.37%) Azure AKS
16 14 (1.37%) OneDrive
17 13 (1.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 211 (20.67%) VPN
2 192 (18.81%) WAN
3 190 (18.61%) Network Security
4 183 (17.92%) DNS
5 157 (15.38%) LAN
6 113 (11.07%) BGP
7 103 (10.09%) Internet
8 98 (9.60%) Wireless
9 91 (8.91%) MPLS
10 84 (8.23%) TCP/IP
11 81 (7.93%) DHCP
11 81 (7.93%) SSL
12 76 (7.44%) SD-WAN
13 75 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
14 65 (6.37%) OSPF
15 64 (6.27%) IPsec
16 62 (6.07%) VLAN
17 51 (5.00%) Multicast
18 38 (3.72%) HTTP
18 38 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.86%) DB2
3 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.98%) Power BI
4 9 (0.88%) MySQL
4 9 (0.88%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.78%) MariaDB
5 8 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.49%) Big Data
8 5 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (4.21%) JIRA
2 42 (4.11%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.67%) Bitbucket
4 13 (1.27%) Artifactory
5 12 (1.18%) GitLab
6 11 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (0.78%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.59%) Zephyr
10 5 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.49%) Selenium
11 4 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.29%) Balsamiq
12 3 (0.29%) Maven
12 3 (0.29%) Postman
12 3 (0.29%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 239 (23.41%) Finance
2 139 (13.61%) Social Skills
3 104 (10.19%) Banking
4 52 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 49 (4.80%) Public Sector
6 45 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.96%) Retail
9 19 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
10 16 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.57%) Legal
11 13 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.18%) Games
13 11 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (0.88%) Local Government
14 9 (0.88%) Military
15 8 (0.78%) Law
16 6 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
17 3 (0.29%) Advertising
17 3 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (21.06%) Network Engineer
2 183 (17.92%) Architect
3 124 (12.14%) Security Engineer
4 62 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (5.68%) Analyst
6 56 (5.48%) Azure Engineer
7 53 (5.19%) Security Architect
8 51 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 44 (4.31%) Consultant
10 42 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
10 42 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
11 41 (4.02%) Network Security Engineer
12 40 (3.92%) Project Manager
13 36 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
14 35 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
15 33 (3.23%) Support Engineer
16 28 (2.74%) Design Engineer
16 28 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
17 26 (2.55%) Security Analyst
18 24 (2.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.94%) JSON
2 29 (2.84%) REST
3 28 (2.74%) OAuth
4 22 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (1.96%) Middleware
6 19 (1.86%) jQuery
6 19 (1.86%) OAuth2
6 19 (1.86%) SOAP
7 18 (1.76%) XML
8 17 (1.67%) .NET
8 17 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (1.67%) Rendezvous
8 17 (1.67%) SAML
8 17 (1.67%) Web Services
9 16 (1.57%) ARM Templates
10 14 (1.37%) HTML
10 14 (1.37%) LDAP
11 12 (1.18%) CSS
11 12 (1.18%) CSS3
11 12 (1.18%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 150 (14.69%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.48%) Private Cloud
3 54 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 53 (5.19%) Public Cloud
5 51 (5.00%) PKI
6 37 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 29 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (2.25%) Cloud Native
9 21 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.96%) Clustering
11 19 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 16 (1.57%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.47%) Legacy Applications
15 12 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.98%) CMDB
18 9 (0.88%) CCTV
19 8 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
19 8 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 313 (30.66%) Windows
2 241 (23.60%) Linux
3 105 (10.28%) Windows Server
4 96 (9.40%) Unix
5 72 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (4.02%) Windows 10
7 23 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 15 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.37%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.08%) Android
12 11 (1.08%) VMS
13 10 (0.98%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.78%) HPUX
16 7 (0.69%) CentOS
16 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (17.73%) Migration
2 167 (16.36%) Cybersecurity
3 143 (14.01%) DevOps
4 125 (12.24%) Load Balancing
5 117 (11.46%) Agile
6 94 (9.21%) CI/CD
7 92 (9.01%) SIEM
8 91 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 80 (7.84%) Data Loss Prevention
10 76 (7.44%) ITIL
11 74 (7.25%) Information Security
12 63 (6.17%) Vulnerability Management
13 60 (5.88%) Project Management
14 58 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
15 57 (5.58%) Security Operations
16 54 (5.29%) Change Management
17 51 (5.00%) Application Security
18 50 (4.90%) Identity Access Management
19 46 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
19 46 (4.51%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 138 (13.52%) Python
2 106 (10.38%) SQL
3 97 (9.50%) PowerShell
4 52 (5.09%) Java
5 51 (5.00%) Bash
6 35 (3.43%) Perl
7 33 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.76%) C
10 16 (1.57%) PHP
11 15 (1.47%) Go
11 15 (1.47%) Ruby
12 11 (1.08%) C#
13 10 (0.98%) Groovy
14 9 (0.88%) C++
15 7 (0.69%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.39%) Korn
17 3 (0.29%) Scala
17 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (9.11%) Security Cleared
3 87 (8.52%) CCNP
4 74 (7.25%) SC Cleared
5 68 (6.66%) CISSP
5 68 (6.66%) Degree
6 50 (4.90%) CCNA
7 42 (4.11%) CCIE
8 30 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
10 20 (1.96%) CISM
11 19 (1.86%) CISA
11 19 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (1.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 15 (1.47%) GIAC
13 15 (1.47%) SANS
14 14 (1.37%) CCDP
14 14 (1.37%) CEH
14 14 (1.37%) Master's Degree
15 13 (1.27%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (3.13%) NIST
3 25 (2.45%) GDPR
4 23 (2.25%) SLA
5 21 (2.06%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 12 (1.18%) NIST 800
8 10 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.69%) NCSC
9 7 (0.69%) QA
10 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.39%) GxP
11 3 (0.29%) COBIT
11 3 (0.29%) DICOM
11 3 (0.29%) HL7
11 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.29%) PSD2
12 1 (0.098%) Accessibility
12 1 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.098%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 171 (16.75%) Active Directory
2 164 (16.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (6.46%) Docker
4 58 (5.68%) vSphere
5 38 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (3.33%) VMware NSX
7 32 (3.13%) Hyper-V
8 30 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (2.84%) vCloud
10 17 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.78%) NFS
13 7 (0.69%) XenApp
14 6 (0.59%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.29%) iptables
16 3 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 109 (10.68%) Ansible
2 100 (9.79%) Terraform
3 81 (7.93%) Kubernetes
4 46 (4.51%) FortiGate
5 45 (4.41%) SCCM
6 36 (3.53%) Puppet
7 30 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (2.74%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.76%) Istio
9 18 (1.76%) ITRS Geneos
10 17 (1.67%) Grafana
10 17 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (1.57%) Nagios
12 15 (1.47%) Kibana
12 15 (1.47%) WSUS
13 14 (1.37%) vCenter Server
14 12 (1.18%) CASB
14 12 (1.18%) vRealize
14 12 (1.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 328 (32.13%) Cisco
2 259 (25.37%) Microsoft
3 213 (20.86%) VMware
4 160 (15.67%) Palo Alto
5 126 (12.34%) CheckPoint
6 117 (11.46%) F5
7 91 (8.91%) Juniper
8 90 (8.81%) Red Hat
9 84 (8.23%) Oracle
10 82 (8.03%) Fortinet
11 81 (7.93%) Citrix
12 69 (6.76%) HP
13 57 (5.58%) Splunk
14 55 (5.39%) Google
15 47 (4.60%) Aruba
15 47 (4.60%) IBM
16 33 (3.23%) Meraki
17 32 (3.13%) Infoblox
17 32 (3.13%) SolarWinds
17 32 (3.13%) Zscaler