Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 114 69
Rank change year-on-year +20 -45 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,285 1,056 1,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.79% 2.34% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.38% 20.62% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 695 1,093
London median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £267 £282
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £430 £410 £409
% change year-on-year +4.88% +0.24% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
London median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +24.09% +55.68%
10th Percentile £30.50 £21.20 £20.00
90th Percentile £117.00 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £27.55
% change year-on-year +50.20% -9.26% +27.99%

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 5,271 5,121 6,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.43% 11.37% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,646 3,466 4,116
London median daily rate £455 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +9.59%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 139 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.50 £47.75 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in London over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in London

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor 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 19 October 2018. 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 +32 265 £441 -2.00% 91
South London +3 75 £550 +37.50% 14
West London +13 61 £425 +11.48% 54
East London -14 23 £473 +82.61% 34
North London -2 8 £350 -24.32% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 510 (39.69%) Cisco
2 437 (34.01%) Windows
3 303 (23.58%) Linux
4 286 (22.26%) WAN
5 267 (20.78%) VPN
6 266 (20.70%) Microsoft
7 261 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
8 260 (20.23%) Finance
9 256 (19.92%) LAN
10 246 (19.14%) Active Directory
11 231 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
12 227 (17.67%) DNS
13 224 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
14 218 (16.96%) VMware
15 213 (16.58%) ITIL
16 212 (16.50%) Data Centre
17 206 (16.03%) DevOps
18 200 (15.56%) CheckPoint
18 200 (15.56%) Wireless
18 200 (15.56%) Network Security
19 189 (14.71%) Windows Server
20 179 (13.93%) CCNP
21 175 (13.62%) TCP/IP
22 166 (12.92%) BGP
23 161 (12.53%) Python
24 157 (12.22%) Migration
25 153 (11.91%) Load Balancing
26 148 (11.52%) Palo Alto
27 144 (11.21%) OSPF
28 142 (11.05%) Unix

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 71 (5.53%) IIS
2 55 (4.28%) MS Exchange
3 47 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 41 (3.19%) Apache
5 40 (3.11%) Skype for Business
6 27 (2.10%) nginx
7 22 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 21 (1.63%) OpenStack
9 20 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (1.01%) Confluence
14 10 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
15 9 (0.70%) CMS
16 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
16 6 (0.47%) Drupal
17 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
18 3 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 231 (17.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 224 (17.43%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (10.74%) Office 365
4 74 (5.76%) PaaS
5 68 (5.29%) IaaS
6 59 (4.59%) SaaS
7 36 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 32 (2.49%) GitHub
9 30 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 23 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.79%) Serverless
12 21 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
14 18 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.78%) Akamai
15 10 (0.78%) Mimecast
16 9 (0.70%) Datadog
17 7 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 7 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 286 (22.26%) WAN
2 267 (20.78%) VPN
3 256 (19.92%) LAN
4 227 (17.67%) DNS
5 200 (15.56%) Network Security
5 200 (15.56%) Wireless
6 175 (13.62%) TCP/IP
7 166 (12.92%) BGP
8 144 (11.21%) OSPF
9 139 (10.82%) Cisco ASA
10 114 (8.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 109 (8.48%) SSL
12 107 (8.33%) DHCP
13 104 (8.09%) MPLS
14 87 (6.77%) Internet
15 84 (6.54%) VLAN
16 83 (6.46%) IPsec
17 75 (5.84%) VoIP
18 72 (5.60%) WLAN
19 60 (4.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.04%) MySQL
3 32 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 28 (2.18%) NoSQL
6 24 (1.87%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.63%) Big Data
8 18 (1.40%) HBase
9 15 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
10 14 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.86%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.70%) Pentaho
13 9 (0.70%) Redis
14 8 (0.62%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.47%) QlikView
16 6 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 103 (8.02%) Jenkins
2 76 (5.91%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.80%) Artifactory
4 31 (2.41%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (2.10%) Bitbucket
7 23 (1.79%) JIRA
8 22 (1.71%) Maven
8 22 (1.71%) Subversion
9 14 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 13 (1.01%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
12 10 (0.78%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.62%) Gerrit
13 8 (0.62%) Selenium
13 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.47%) GitLab
14 6 (0.47%) Zephyr
15 5 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.39%) SonarQube
General
1 260 (20.23%) Finance
2 104 (8.09%) Banking
3 51 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 38 (2.96%) Law
4 38 (2.96%) Retail
5 33 (2.57%) Legal
6 20 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.93%) Back Office
7 12 (0.93%) French Language
7 12 (0.93%) Marketing
8 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.78%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.70%) Italian Language
11 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.54%) German Language
12 7 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 325 (25.29%) Network Engineer
2 137 (10.66%) Architect
2 137 (10.66%) Security Engineer
3 108 (8.40%) Analyst
4 105 (8.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 86 (6.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 76 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 75 (5.84%) Consultant
8 74 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 69 (5.37%) Network Security Engineer
10 61 (4.75%) Senior Network Engineer
11 53 (4.12%) Support Engineer
12 50 (3.89%) AWS Engineer
13 49 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
13 49 (3.81%) Network Architect
14 38 (2.96%) Security Architect
15 34 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
16 33 (2.57%) Support Analyst
17 32 (2.49%) Azure Engineer
17 32 (2.49%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.29%) 802.1X
2 56 (4.36%) .NET
3 44 (3.42%) Web Services
4 43 (3.35%) SAML
5 34 (2.65%) Middleware
6 32 (2.49%) LDAP
7 27 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
8 26 (2.02%) OAuth
9 19 (1.48%) OpenID
10 18 (1.40%) HTML
11 17 (1.32%) JSON
12 16 (1.25%) REST
13 15 (1.17%) CSS
13 15 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
13 15 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (1.17%) Rendezvous
14 14 (1.09%) XML
15 12 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
15 12 (0.93%) LAMP
16 11 (0.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 212 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.45%) PKI
4 54 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 52 (4.05%) Private Cloud
6 40 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 40 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 37 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 28 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (1.63%) Clustering
11 17 (1.32%) Fat Client
11 17 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.32%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.17%) User Experience
13 13 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.86%) Cloud Native
15 10 (0.78%) Replication
16 9 (0.70%) Fintech
16 9 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 437 (34.01%) Windows
2 303 (23.58%) Linux
3 189 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 142 (11.05%) Unix
5 93 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 60 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (2.88%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.79%) CentOS
10 23 (1.79%) Solaris
11 21 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 17 (1.32%) Android
13 12 (0.93%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.54%) CoreOS
17 5 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
18 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (16.58%) ITIL
2 206 (16.03%) DevOps
3 157 (12.22%) Migration
4 153 (11.91%) Load Balancing
5 135 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (9.73%) Information Security
7 114 (8.87%) SIEM
8 100 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
9 99 (7.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 86 (6.69%) Cybersecurity
10 86 (6.69%) Network Design
11 85 (6.61%) Change Management
12 84 (6.54%) Configuration Management
13 66 (5.14%) Project Management
14 59 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
16 54 (4.20%) Analytics
17 51 (3.97%) High Availability
18 50 (3.89%) Change Control
19 49 (3.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 161 (12.53%) Python
2 111 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 104 (8.09%) SQL
4 78 (6.07%) Bash Shell
5 69 (5.37%) Java
6 65 (5.06%) Perl
7 42 (3.27%) Ruby
8 34 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 28 (2.18%) C#
10 25 (1.95%) C
11 17 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.93%) C++
13 11 (0.86%) Go
14 7 (0.54%) PHP
15 6 (0.47%) VBScript
16 5 (0.39%) Groovy
17 4 (0.31%) Scala
17 4 (0.31%) VB
18 2 (0.16%) Tcl
18 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 261 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (13.93%) CCNP
3 142 (11.05%) Security Cleared
4 112 (8.72%) SC Cleared
5 91 (7.08%) CCIE
5 91 (7.08%) CCNA
6 79 (6.15%) Degree
7 78 (6.07%) CISSP
8 39 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (2.57%) CCSE
10 32 (2.49%) CISM
11 29 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 24 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
13 17 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.25%) CISA
15 13 (1.01%) CCSP
15 13 (1.01%) CEH
15 13 (1.01%) MCSE
16 12 (0.93%) CCSA
16 12 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.33%) SLA
4 23 (1.79%) GDPR
5 19 (1.48%) HIPAA
6 17 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (1.25%) FedRAMP
8 15 (1.17%) QA
9 11 (0.86%) COBIT
9 11 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.23%) GAMP
12 3 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.16%) FISMA
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.16%) PMO
14 1 (0.078%) SAS 70
System Software
1 246 (19.14%) Active Directory
2 130 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (9.11%) Docker
4 56 (4.36%) Hyper-V
5 36 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (2.33%) vSphere
7 26 (2.02%) NFS
8 20 (1.56%) VMware NSX
9 18 (1.40%) ProxySG
9 18 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.09%) XenApp
11 11 (0.86%) BitLocker
12 10 (0.78%) KVM
12 10 (0.78%) Xen
13 8 (0.62%) etcd
13 8 (0.62%) flannel
13 8 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.62%) vCloud
14 7 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 125 (9.73%) Ansible
2 84 (6.54%) Kubernetes
3 74 (5.76%) Terraform
4 73 (5.68%) Puppet
5 63 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (3.42%) SCCM
7 30 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 26 (2.02%) BladeLogic
8 26 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
8 26 (2.02%) Rancher
9 23 (1.79%) Nagios
10 22 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
11 18 (1.40%) Salt
12 17 (1.32%) vCenter Server
13 16 (1.25%) FortiGate
14 14 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (0.93%) CASB
15 12 (0.93%) SCOM
15 12 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 510 (39.69%) Cisco
2 266 (20.70%) Microsoft
3 218 (16.96%) VMware
4 200 (15.56%) CheckPoint
5 148 (11.52%) Palo Alto
6 141 (10.97%) Juniper
7 129 (10.04%) F5
8 97 (7.55%) Citrix
9 74 (5.76%) Splunk
10 71 (5.53%) SolarWinds
11 67 (5.21%) Oracle
12 62 (4.82%) HP
13 57 (4.44%) Fortinet
14 53 (4.12%) Red Hat
15 44 (3.42%) Google
15 44 (3.42%) Meraki
16 42 (3.27%) NetApp
17 41 (3.19%) Blue Coat
18 33 (2.57%) CyberArk
18 33 (2.57%) Symantec