Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 77 72
Rank change year-on-year -24 -5 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1074 1438 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.56% 3.17% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.97% 23.28% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 1018 932
London median daily rate £450 £446 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +5.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £279 £270 £225
90th Percentile £598 £581 £550
England median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 22
London median hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -16.24% +28.79%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £79.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.61 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.00% -3.16% +18.75%

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 4888 6176 6137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.65% 13.61% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3246 4209 3961
London median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £237 £238 £206
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 92 199
London median hourly rate £21.16 £20.75 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% +6.33% +2.71%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.50 £12.10
90th Percentile £49.92 £47.91 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -18 202 £450 - 39
South London +1 55 £400 -7.62%
West London +1 39 £320 -20.00% 13
East London -25 15 £470 +23.28% 14
North London -8 10 £500 -9.09% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 446 (41.53%) Cisco
2 348 (32.40%) Linux
3 320 (29.80%) Windows
4 268 (24.95%) Cisco Certification
5 248 (23.09%) VMware
6 243 (22.63%) VPN
7 224 (20.86%) WAN
8 214 (19.93%) DNS
9 210 (19.55%) LAN
10 203 (18.90%) Network Security
11 196 (18.25%) TCP/IP
12 194 (18.06%) Data Centre
13 192 (17.88%) CheckPoint
14 188 (17.50%) Finance
15 186 (17.32%) Active Directory
16 175 (16.29%) Windows Server
17 171 (15.92%) Microsoft
18 168 (15.64%) CCNP
19 162 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
20 157 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
21 156 (14.53%) Juniper
22 151 (14.06%) Security Cleared
23 146 (13.59%) Unix
24 141 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
25 138 (12.85%) Palo Alto
26 136 (12.66%) ITIL
27 135 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
27 135 (12.57%) DevOps
28 131 (12.20%) Puppet
28 131 (12.20%) Wireless

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 87 (8.10%) Apache
2 68 (6.33%) IIS
3 64 (5.96%) MS Exchange
4 41 (3.82%) nginx
5 32 (2.98%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.51%) Skype for Business
7 23 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.86%) SharePoint
10 19 (1.77%) WebSphere
11 16 (1.49%) JBoss
12 14 (1.30%) CMS
12 14 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.21%) Confluence
14 8 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.74%) Jetty
14 8 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.74%) WildFly
15 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.37%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.093%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.093%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.093%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.093%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 162 (15.08%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (6.05%) Office 365
4 41 (3.82%) IaaS
5 39 (3.63%) SaaS
6 26 (2.42%) PaaS
7 20 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.84%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.74%) GitHub
12 7 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.56%) Akamai
13 6 (0.56%) G Suite
13 6 (0.56%) Heroku
14 5 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.47%) Fastly
14 5 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 243 (22.63%) VPN
2 224 (20.86%) WAN
3 214 (19.93%) DNS
4 210 (19.55%) LAN
5 203 (18.90%) Network Security
6 196 (18.25%) TCP/IP
7 157 (14.62%) Cisco ASA
8 131 (12.20%) Wireless
9 123 (11.45%) BGP
9 123 (11.45%) SAN
10 121 (11.27%) MPLS
11 117 (10.89%) SSL
12 106 (9.87%) OSPF
13 104 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
14 88 (8.19%) DHCP
15 81 (7.54%) Internet
16 76 (7.08%) VLAN
17 66 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
18 63 (5.87%) EIGRP
19 60 (5.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 65 (6.05%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (3.63%) Oracle Database
4 38 (3.54%) MongoDB
5 27 (2.51%) MySQL
6 26 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (2.05%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.68%) Big Data
9 14 (1.30%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.56%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 80 (7.45%) Jenkins
2 57 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 40 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 29 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 21 (1.96%) JIRA
6 20 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 17 (1.58%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.58%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.40%) Maven
9 10 (0.93%) Subversion
10 8 (0.74%) Metasploit
11 7 (0.65%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.56%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.47%) IBM UrbanCode
13 5 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.37%) Ant
14 4 (0.37%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.37%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.37%) GitLab
15 3 (0.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 188 (17.50%) Finance
2 84 (7.82%) Banking
3 58 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.26%) Retail
5 24 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.05%) Marketing
7 21 (1.96%) Law
8 18 (1.68%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.58%) Back Office
10 16 (1.49%) Electronics
11 14 (1.30%) Front Office
12 13 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.21%) Military
13 12 (1.12%) Legal
14 9 (0.84%) Games
15 5 (0.47%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.37%) Billing
17 3 (0.28%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.28%) Publishing
17 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 236 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 137 (12.76%) Architect
3 129 (12.01%) Analyst
4 89 (8.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 89 (8.29%) Consultant
5 84 (7.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 73 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 73 (6.80%) Security Engineer
7 67 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
8 66 (6.15%) Security Analyst
9 52 (4.84%) Administrator
9 52 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 46 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
10 46 (4.28%) Security Consultant
11 42 (3.91%) Network Architect
12 40 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
13 38 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
13 38 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
15 33 (3.07%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 44 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (3.82%) .NET
4 38 (3.54%) Web Services
5 28 (2.61%) LAPP Stack
6 27 (2.51%) XML
7 25 (2.33%) SOAP
8 21 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (1.86%) SAML
10 19 (1.77%) Middleware
11 14 (1.30%) Node.js
12 13 (1.21%) HTML
12 13 (1.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 13 (1.21%) Sensu
13 12 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (1.02%) Ajax
15 10 (0.93%) JSON
15 10 (0.93%) LAMP
15 10 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
16 9 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 194 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 47 (4.38%) Clustering
5 46 (4.28%) PKI
6 37 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 20 (1.86%) BYOD
9 15 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.12%) Replication
11 12 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.02%) Fintech
13 10 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.84%) NHS
14 9 (0.84%) Wiki
15 8 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 348 (32.40%) Linux
2 320 (29.80%) Windows
3 175 (16.29%) Windows Server
4 146 (13.59%) Unix
5 77 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (4.19%) CentOS
9 38 (3.54%) Solaris
10 34 (3.17%) AIX
11 32 (2.98%) Ubuntu
12 29 (2.70%) Windows 10
13 26 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (2.33%) Mac OS X
14 25 (2.33%) Windows 7
15 18 (1.68%) SUSE
16 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.56%) Android
18 5 (0.47%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (12.66%) ITIL
2 135 (12.57%) DevOps
3 112 (10.43%) Migration
4 105 (9.78%) Information Security
5 96 (8.94%) Load Balancing
6 85 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (7.26%) Network Management
8 74 (6.89%) Network Design
9 73 (6.80%) SIEM
10 64 (5.96%) Configuration Management
11 63 (5.87%) Project Management
12 62 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
13 60 (5.59%) Change Management
14 57 (5.31%) High Availability
15 49 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
17 46 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
18 42 (3.91%) Open Source
19 38 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
20 37 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (10.61%) SQL
2 113 (10.52%) Python
3 95 (8.85%) PowerShell
4 89 (8.29%) Java
5 81 (7.54%) Bash Shell
6 73 (6.80%) Perl
7 42 (3.91%) Ruby
8 24 (2.23%) C
9 21 (1.96%) C#
10 16 (1.49%) VBScript
11 12 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 11 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.74%) C++
14 7 (0.65%) Go
14 7 (0.65%) Scala
15 6 (0.56%) VB
16 5 (0.47%) Korn
17 4 (0.37%) PHP
18 3 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 268 (24.95%) Cisco Certification
2 168 (15.64%) CCNP
3 151 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 118 (10.99%) SC Cleared
5 96 (8.94%) CCIE
6 91 (8.47%) CCNA
7 69 (6.42%) Degree
8 68 (6.33%) CISSP
9 46 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (4.10%) CISM
11 27 (2.51%) MCSE
11 27 (2.51%) SANS
12 21 (1.96%) CCSP
12 21 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (1.96%) JNCIA
12 21 (1.96%) JNCIS
13 20 (1.86%) CCSE
14 17 (1.58%) DV Cleared
14 17 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.58%) SLA
4 10 (0.93%) QA
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (0.74%) NIST 800
6 7 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.65%) GDPR
7 6 (0.56%) COBIT
8 5 (0.47%) GPG13
9 3 (0.28%) AS 2805
9 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.19%) GCP
10 2 (0.19%) GMP
10 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.19%) PMO
10 2 (0.19%) RMADS
11 1 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.093%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 186 (17.32%) Active Directory
2 135 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 55 (5.12%) Docker
5 48 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.58%) vSphere
8 14 (1.30%) KVM
9 12 (1.12%) Xen
10 11 (1.02%) ProxySG
10 11 (1.02%) XenApp
11 10 (0.93%) NFS
12 9 (0.84%) iptables
12 9 (0.84%) vCloud
12 9 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.74%) ISA Server
14 7 (0.65%) Firmware
15 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 131 (12.20%) Puppet
2 78 (7.26%) Ansible
3 36 (3.35%) SCCM
4 35 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (3.26%) FortiGate
5 34 (3.17%) Kubernetes
5 34 (3.17%) Nagios
6 33 (3.07%) logstash
6 33 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (2.89%) Kibana
8 30 (2.79%) SCOM
9 26 (2.42%) ZABBIX
10 20 (1.86%) HAProxy
11 16 (1.49%) yum
12 15 (1.40%) Terraform
13 13 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
13 13 (1.21%) Cacti
13 13 (1.21%) Grafana
14 12 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (1.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 446 (41.53%) Cisco
2 248 (23.09%) VMware
3 192 (17.88%) CheckPoint
4 171 (15.92%) Microsoft
5 156 (14.53%) Juniper
6 138 (12.85%) Palo Alto
7 115 (10.71%) F5
8 112 (10.43%) Oracle
9 96 (8.94%) Red Hat
10 93 (8.66%) SolarWinds
11 87 (8.10%) Citrix
12 84 (7.82%) HP
13 75 (6.98%) Fortinet
14 50 (4.66%) Splunk
15 45 (4.19%) IBM
16 40 (3.72%) Riverbed
17 39 (3.63%) SAP
18 34 (3.17%) Dell
19 32 (2.98%) Blue Coat
20 30 (2.79%) NetApp
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