Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 91 97
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 536 1,133 1,243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.76% 2.82% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.51% 27.04% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 808 870
Median daily rate £450 £495 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.03% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £269
90th Percentile £676 £638 £669
England median daily rate £425 £434 £438
% change year-on-year -2.02% -0.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 17
Median hourly rate £44.76 £35.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.87% -26.82% +31.94%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £55.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -6.45% +44.19%

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 2,101 4,190 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.80% 10.44% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 2,843 3,845
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £218
90th Percentile £654 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 99 168
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -15.54%
10th Percentile £16.63 £14.66 £12.93
90th Percentile £51.75 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 0 84 £450 -10.00% 21
West London +20 31 £410 -8.89% 3
East London +54 19 £463 -2.63% 1
South London +22 19 £378 -20.53% 1
North London -1 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 176 (32.84%) Windows
2 164 (30.60%) Cisco
3 137 (25.56%) Azure
4 124 (23.13%) Active Directory
5 118 (22.01%) Finance
6 108 (20.15%) Microsoft
7 103 (19.22%) DNS
8 99 (18.47%) Linux
9 98 (18.28%) Cisco Certification
10 95 (17.72%) DevOps
11 91 (16.98%) WAN
12 90 (16.79%) VPN
12 90 (16.79%) SIEM
13 89 (16.60%) Network Security
14 87 (16.23%) AWS
15 83 (15.49%) VMware
16 81 (15.11%) Data Centre
17 77 (14.37%) Cybersecurity
17 77 (14.37%) Python
18 76 (14.18%) Office 365
19 75 (13.99%) LAN
20 72 (13.43%) Java
20 72 (13.43%) Migration
21 71 (13.25%) CCNP
22 69 (12.87%) Palo Alto
23 64 (11.94%) TCP/IP
24 62 (11.57%) Wireless
25 56 (10.45%) Internet
26 53 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
27 52 (9.70%) Security Cleared

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 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.17%) Confluence
3 14 (2.61%) Apache
3 14 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.49%) IIS
7 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Mailman
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 137 (25.56%) Azure
2 87 (16.23%) AWS
3 76 (14.18%) Office 365
4 48 (8.96%) PaaS
5 43 (8.02%) SaaS
6 42 (7.84%) IaaS
7 35 (6.53%) GCP
8 22 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (2.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 10 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.87%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.75%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.56%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.56%) G Suite
14 3 (0.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 103 (19.22%) DNS
2 91 (16.98%) WAN
3 90 (16.79%) VPN
4 89 (16.60%) Network Security
5 75 (13.99%) LAN
6 64 (11.94%) TCP/IP
7 62 (11.57%) Wireless
8 56 (10.45%) Internet
9 45 (8.40%) BGP
10 44 (8.21%) SSL
11 42 (7.84%) OSPF
12 41 (7.65%) SAN
13 38 (7.09%) DHCP
14 33 (6.16%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (6.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (6.16%) MPLS
15 30 (5.60%) IPsec
16 28 (5.22%) DMZ
17 26 (4.85%) Multicast
18 20 (3.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.87%) MySQL
4 7 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
6 5 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.93%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.56%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.56%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.56%) HBase
7 3 (0.56%) Power BI
7 3 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
7 3 (0.56%) Sqoop
8 2 (0.37%) Aerospike
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.37%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (4.29%) Jenkins
1 23 (4.29%) JIRA
2 9 (1.68%) Artifactory
3 8 (1.49%) GitLab
3 8 (1.49%) Selenium
4 7 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.12%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.93%) Metasploit
6 5 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.56%) Maven
8 3 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.37%) AppScan
9 2 (0.37%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.19%) Paros
General
1 118 (22.01%) Finance
2 36 (6.72%) Banking
3 33 (6.16%) Public Sector
4 32 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.36%) Marketing
6 15 (2.80%) Electronics
6 15 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.24%) French Language
8 9 (1.68%) German Language
9 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Legal
11 4 (0.75%) Police
12 3 (0.56%) Retail
12 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Front Office
13 2 (0.37%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 108 (20.15%) Network Engineer
2 67 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 55 (10.26%) Architect
4 34 (6.34%) Analyst
4 34 (6.34%) Cloud Engineer
5 31 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (4.85%) Security Architect
8 25 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (4.29%) Azure Engineer
9 23 (4.29%) Security Analyst
10 20 (3.73%) Administrator
11 19 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
11 19 (3.54%) Office 365 Engineer
12 18 (3.36%) Consultant
13 17 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
13 17 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 16 (2.99%) DevSecOps Engineer
14 16 (2.99%) Project Manager
15 15 (2.80%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.90%) .NET
2 24 (4.48%) SAML
3 21 (3.92%) LDAP
4 20 (3.73%) Web Services
5 19 (3.54%) Velocity
6 12 (2.24%) HTML
6 12 (2.24%) XML
7 10 (1.87%) Middleware
7 10 (1.87%) OAuth
7 10 (1.87%) SOAP
8 8 (1.49%) XSLT
9 7 (1.31%) CSS
9 7 (1.31%) JSON
10 6 (1.12%) 802.1X
10 6 (1.12%) Flask
10 6 (1.12%) HTML5
10 6 (1.12%) Rendezvous
10 6 (1.12%) REST
10 6 (1.12%) SciPy
11 5 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.11%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.78%) PKI
4 18 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.80%) Social Media
6 12 (2.24%) Clustering
6 12 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (2.05%) NHS
8 8 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (1.31%) User Experience
9 7 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.93%) CESG
11 5 (0.93%) DataPower
11 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 176 (32.84%) Windows
2 99 (18.47%) Linux
3 50 (9.33%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.21%) Windows 10
5 31 (5.78%) Unix
6 28 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.61%) CentOS
10 9 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.12%) VMS
12 4 (0.75%) Android
12 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.37%) Solaris
13 2 (0.37%) SUSE
13 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (17.72%) DevOps
2 90 (16.79%) SIEM
3 77 (14.37%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (13.43%) Migration
5 53 (9.89%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 38 (7.09%) ITIL
9 32 (5.97%) Information Security
10 31 (5.78%) Change Management
11 29 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (5.41%) Incident Management
12 28 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.04%) Open Source
14 26 (4.85%) Project Management
15 25 (4.66%) Infrastructure as Code
16 23 (4.29%) Load Balancing
16 23 (4.29%) Risk Management
16 23 (4.29%) Security Architecture
16 23 (4.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 77 (14.37%) Python
2 72 (13.43%) Java
3 44 (8.21%) SQL
4 43 (8.02%) PowerShell
5 25 (4.66%) Bash Shell
6 23 (4.29%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.80%) C++
7 15 (2.80%) Go
7 15 (2.80%) Scala
8 14 (2.61%) Ruby
9 11 (2.05%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.87%) Groovy
11 9 (1.68%) C
12 7 (1.31%) Clojure
12 7 (1.31%) VBScript
13 5 (0.93%) C#
14 4 (0.75%) Perl
15 3 (0.56%) PHP
15 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.37%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 98 (18.28%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (13.25%) CCNP
3 52 (9.70%) Security Cleared
4 44 (8.21%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.90%) CISSP
6 26 (4.85%) CCNA
7 23 (4.29%) CCIE
8 17 (3.17%) Degree
9 16 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.43%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.24%) JNCIP
11 12 (2.24%) SANS
12 11 (2.05%) MCSE
13 9 (1.68%) CCENT
13 9 (1.68%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.68%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (1.31%) GSEC
15 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.12%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.29%) GDPR
2 22 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.73%) NIST
4 8 (1.49%) SSAE 16
5 6 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.93%) SLA
7 4 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.75%) PMO
8 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.56%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.56%) NCSC
8 3 (0.56%) QA
9 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 124 (23.13%) Active Directory
2 49 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 23 (4.29%) Docker
5 21 (3.92%) XenApp
6 17 (3.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 16 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.61%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.49%) vSphere
10 6 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.93%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.75%) iptables
12 4 (0.75%) KVM
12 4 (0.75%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.56%) HDFS
13 3 (0.56%) NFS
13 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (8.02%) Terraform
2 41 (7.65%) Ansible
3 24 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (4.29%) SCCM
5 22 (4.10%) Kubernetes
6 21 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (2.99%) FortiGate
9 13 (2.43%) SCOM
9 13 (2.43%) vCenter Server
10 11 (2.05%) Puppet
10 11 (2.05%) WSUS
11 10 (1.87%) Nessus
12 8 (1.49%) Grafana
12 8 (1.49%) Nagios
12 8 (1.49%) QRadar
13 7 (1.31%) Prometheus
14 6 (1.12%) Consul
15 5 (0.93%) Nmap
16 4 (0.75%) yum
Vendors
1 164 (30.60%) Cisco
2 108 (20.15%) Microsoft
3 83 (15.49%) VMware
4 69 (12.87%) Palo Alto
5 43 (8.02%) Citrix
6 41 (7.65%) CheckPoint
6 41 (7.65%) F5
6 41 (7.65%) Juniper
7 28 (5.22%) Fortinet
8 23 (4.29%) Splunk
9 21 (3.92%) CyberArk
9 21 (3.92%) SolarWinds
10 20 (3.73%) Dell
10 20 (3.73%) SAP
11 18 (3.36%) HP
12 17 (3.17%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.61%) NetApp
14 13 (2.43%) EqualLogic
14 13 (2.43%) IBM
14 13 (2.43%) Reuters