Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 104 78
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,252 1,089 1,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.71% 2.58% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 22.38% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 724 1,020
London median daily rate £450 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.64% +5.42%
10th Percentile £269 £279 £269
90th Percentile £650 £598 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +77.08% -16.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £18.50 £18.13
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.50 £79.38
England median hourly rate £33.50 £24.61 £23.00
% change year-on-year +36.12% +7.00% -3.16%

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 5,634 4,867 6,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.22% 11.53% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,907 3,227 4,149
London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £208 £236 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 137 93
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.16 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +3.20% +6.41%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.84 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.00 £47.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 263 £427 -6.41% 74
South London -12 96 £555 +26.86% 8
West London -18 55 £425 +31.78% 37
East London -14 17 £473 +0.53% 21
North London +4 6 £325 -35.00% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 515 (41.13%) Cisco
2 410 (32.75%) Windows
3 316 (25.24%) Linux
4 274 (21.88%) Finance
5 266 (21.25%) Cisco Certification
5 266 (21.25%) WAN
6 263 (21.01%) DNS
7 234 (18.69%) Data Centre
8 232 (18.53%) LAN
8 232 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
9 227 (18.13%) Microsoft
10 225 (17.97%) VPN
11 213 (17.01%) TCP/IP
12 209 (16.69%) DevOps
13 208 (16.61%) Active Directory
13 208 (16.61%) ITIL
13 208 (16.61%) VMware
14 206 (16.45%) Network Security
15 191 (15.26%) Security Cleared
16 189 (15.10%) CheckPoint
17 186 (14.86%) CCNP
18 183 (14.62%) Wireless
19 180 (14.38%) Migration
20 174 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
21 173 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 168 (13.42%) Windows Server
23 160 (12.78%) Load Balancing
23 160 (12.78%) Python
24 150 (11.98%) Unix
25 146 (11.66%) Cisco ASA

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 67 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 62 (4.95%) nginx
3 33 (2.64%) Apache
3 33 (2.64%) Skype for Business
4 26 (2.08%) IIS
5 24 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 22 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.44%) Confluence
8 16 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.96%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.64%) CMS
14 7 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.40%) Drupal
15 5 (0.40%) Jetty
15 5 (0.40%) Mule ESB
15 5 (0.40%) WildFly
16 4 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.40%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.40%) RMDS
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.080%) Magento
4 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.080%) Relativity
4 1 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 232 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (10.14%) Office 365
4 47 (3.75%) PaaS
5 40 (3.19%) IaaS
6 35 (2.80%) GitHub
7 34 (2.72%) SaaS
8 32 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.84%) Serverless
9 23 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (1.04%) OpenShift
11 13 (1.04%) Route 53
12 12 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.64%) Heroku
15 7 (0.56%) OneDrive
16 5 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 266 (21.25%) WAN
2 263 (21.01%) DNS
3 232 (18.53%) LAN
4 225 (17.97%) VPN
5 213 (17.01%) TCP/IP
6 206 (16.45%) Network Security
7 183 (14.62%) Wireless
8 146 (11.66%) Cisco ASA
9 139 (11.10%) BGP
10 122 (9.74%) SSL
11 120 (9.58%) OSPF
12 116 (9.27%) DHCP
13 108 (8.63%) MPLS
14 95 (7.59%) Internet
15 88 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 73 (5.83%) IPsec
17 67 (5.35%) SAN
18 61 (4.87%) EIGRP
19 58 (4.63%) VLAN
20 57 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 79 (6.31%) MySQL
3 69 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 25 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 21 (1.68%) Big Data
8 14 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.80%) HBase
9 10 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.56%) Power BI
12 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.40%) Redis
13 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 132 (10.54%) Jenkins
2 102 (8.15%) Git (software)
3 68 (5.43%) Artifactory
4 52 (4.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 39 (3.12%) JIRA
6 28 (2.24%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.76%) Maven
7 22 (1.76%) Subversion
8 21 (1.68%) Vagrant
9 16 (1.28%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.72%) Gerrit
12 9 (0.72%) Selenium
13 8 (0.64%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.56%) Metasploit
15 6 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
16 5 (0.40%) Ant
16 5 (0.40%) GitLab
16 5 (0.40%) Mercurial
General
1 274 (21.88%) Finance
2 96 (7.67%) Banking
3 42 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.92%) Retail
5 23 (1.84%) Legal
6 22 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.60%) Law
8 15 (1.20%) Marketing
9 14 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.88%) Back Office
10 11 (0.88%) Electronics
11 8 (0.64%) French Language
11 8 (0.64%) Games
12 6 (0.48%) Advertising
13 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.24%) Front Office
15 3 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 302 (24.12%) Network Engineer
2 155 (12.38%) Architect
3 121 (9.66%) Security Engineer
4 117 (9.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 112 (8.95%) Analyst
6 79 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 77 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 73 (5.83%) Consultant
9 67 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 62 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
11 52 (4.15%) Support Engineer
12 51 (4.07%) Security Architect
12 51 (4.07%) Senior Network Engineer
13 48 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
14 41 (3.27%) Network Architect
15 38 (3.04%) Security Analyst
16 35 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
17 33 (2.64%) Cloud Engineer
18 32 (2.56%) Support Analyst
19 31 (2.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.15%) Elastic Stack
1 52 (4.15%) LEMP Stack
2 50 (3.99%) 802.1X
3 42 (3.35%) RabbitMQ
4 35 (2.80%) ActiveMQ
5 31 (2.48%) Web Services
6 27 (2.16%) Sensu
7 23 (1.84%) .NET
8 18 (1.44%) LAMP
8 18 (1.44%) Middleware
9 16 (1.28%) Rendezvous
10 15 (1.20%) JSON
11 12 (0.96%) Kafka
12 10 (0.80%) LDAP
13 9 (0.72%) HTML
13 9 (0.72%) SAML
14 8 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (0.64%) REST
14 8 (0.64%) XML
14 8 (0.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 234 (18.69%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.11%) PKI
4 54 (4.31%) Private Cloud
5 51 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 47 (3.75%) Linux Command Line
7 38 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.68%) Clustering
11 20 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 20 (1.60%) Replication
12 18 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 13 (1.04%) Fintech
15 11 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.80%) Cyberattack
17 9 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 410 (32.75%) Windows
2 316 (25.24%) Linux
3 168 (13.42%) Windows Server
4 150 (11.98%) Unix
5 79 (6.31%) Windows 10
6 73 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 43 (3.43%) CentOS
10 39 (3.12%) Solaris
11 38 (3.04%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.80%) Android
14 10 (0.80%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.56%) CoreOS
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
17 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (16.69%) DevOps
2 208 (16.61%) ITIL
3 180 (14.38%) Migration
4 174 (13.90%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (12.78%) Load Balancing
6 120 (9.58%) Information Security
7 119 (9.50%) SIEM
8 113 (9.03%) Network Design
9 105 (8.39%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
11 95 (7.59%) Configuration Management
12 93 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (5.67%) Project Management
14 64 (5.11%) Change Management
15 61 (4.87%) Microservices
16 54 (4.31%) Open Source
17 50 (3.99%) Security Architecture
18 49 (3.91%) Vulnerability Management
19 46 (3.67%) Continuous Delivery
20 45 (3.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (12.78%) Python
2 97 (7.75%) Bash Shell
2 97 (7.75%) SQL
3 83 (6.63%) Ruby
4 79 (6.31%) Perl
5 71 (5.67%) PowerShell
6 44 (3.51%) Java
7 24 (1.92%) C
8 16 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.96%) C#
10 9 (0.72%) Go
10 9 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.64%) VBScript
12 4 (0.32%) Groovy
12 4 (0.32%) PHP
13 3 (0.24%) C++
13 3 (0.24%) VBA
14 2 (0.16%) AWK
14 2 (0.16%) Erlang
14 2 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 266 (21.25%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (15.26%) Security Cleared
3 186 (14.86%) CCNP
4 139 (11.10%) SC Cleared
5 105 (8.39%) CCNA
6 88 (7.03%) Degree
7 86 (6.87%) CISSP
8 81 (6.47%) CCIE
9 42 (3.35%) DV Cleared
10 37 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (2.64%) CISM
12 30 (2.40%) CCSE
13 24 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (1.52%) CEH
14 19 (1.52%) CISA
15 18 (1.44%) MCSE
16 15 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.12%) GIAC
18 13 (1.04%) JNCIP
18 13 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (3.12%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.40%) SLA
4 18 (1.44%) GDPR
5 16 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.20%) QA
7 12 (0.96%) COBIT
8 11 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (0.72%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.48%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.24%) GAMP
13 2 (0.16%) FISMA
13 2 (0.16%) GCP
13 2 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.080%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.080%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 208 (16.61%) Active Directory
2 124 (9.90%) Docker
3 122 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (3.59%) Hyper-V
6 33 (2.64%) vSphere
7 23 (1.84%) ProxySG
8 20 (1.60%) VMware NSX
9 18 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.36%) BitLocker
11 13 (1.04%) XenApp
12 11 (0.88%) etcd
12 11 (0.88%) flannel
13 10 (0.80%) NFS
14 9 (0.72%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.64%) Firmware
15 8 (0.64%) Xen
16 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.48%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 109 (8.71%) Ansible
1 109 (8.71%) Puppet
2 88 (7.03%) Kubernetes
3 70 (5.59%) Terraform
4 47 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (3.59%) HAProxy
6 42 (3.35%) SCCM
7 34 (2.72%) logstash
8 27 (2.16%) Grafana
9 26 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
10 23 (1.84%) vCenter Server
11 19 (1.52%) FortiGate
11 19 (1.52%) Kibana
12 16 (1.28%) SCOM
13 15 (1.20%) Nessus
14 12 (0.96%) WSUS
14 12 (0.96%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.88%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.88%) QRadar
15 11 (0.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 515 (41.13%) Cisco
2 227 (18.13%) Microsoft
3 208 (16.61%) VMware
4 189 (15.10%) CheckPoint
5 144 (11.50%) Palo Alto
6 132 (10.54%) Juniper
7 131 (10.46%) Citrix
8 129 (10.30%) F5
9 77 (6.15%) HP
10 69 (5.51%) Red Hat
11 68 (5.43%) Oracle
12 61 (4.87%) Splunk
13 58 (4.63%) SolarWinds
14 46 (3.67%) NetApp
15 42 (3.35%) Blue Coat
16 38 (3.04%) Fortinet
16 38 (3.04%) McAfee
17 31 (2.48%) Dell
17 31 (2.48%) Meraki
18 26 (2.08%) Aruba