Period
to 15 April 2021

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 15 April 2021 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
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 83 91
Rank change year-on-year -35 +8 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 504 676 1,206
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.30% 2.79% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.17% 25.17% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 508 858
10th Percentile £305 £274 £308
25th Percentile £400 £363 £383
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £474
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.06% +5.33%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £556
90th Percentile £673 £663 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 14
10th Percentile " £41.69 £30.75
25th Percentile £23.00 £44.19 £32.56
Median hourly rate £36.50 £47.00 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -22.34% +6.38% -7.63%
75th Percentile £56.56 £49.38 £47.40
90th Percentile £68.38 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -42.50% +39.13% +26.17%

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 2,002 2,686 4,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.15% 11.09% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,879 3,065
10th Percentile £286 £200 £213
25th Percentile £381 £325 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £471
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.46% +4.67%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £575
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
England median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 87 94
10th Percentile £13.55 £14.41 £15.00
25th Percentile £21.34 £16.98 £18.70
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
75th Percentile £50.75 £46.70 £37.50
90th Percentile £67.40 £50.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -4.99%

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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 2021.

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 15 April 2021. 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 +4 74 £500 +17.37% 59
South London +33 10 £275 -40.54% 6
East London +9 7 £425 -10.53% 15
West London -4 7 £269 -31.96% 25
North London +9 5 £275 -50.00% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 2021, 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.

1 190 (37.70%) Cisco
2 173 (34.33%) Windows
3 156 (30.95%) Azure
4 129 (25.60%) Finance
5 125 (24.80%) Linux
6 114 (22.62%) Microsoft
7 113 (22.42%) WAN
8 107 (21.23%) Active Directory
9 100 (19.84%) Microsoft 365
10 87 (17.26%) VPN
10 87 (17.26%) DNS
10 87 (17.26%) Network Security
11 81 (16.07%) LAN
12 80 (15.87%) VMware
13 78 (15.48%) Data Centre
14 68 (13.49%) TCP/IP
15 67 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
16 65 (12.90%) DevOps
17 63 (12.50%) Citrix
18 61 (12.10%) F5
19 60 (11.90%) SIEM
19 60 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
19 60 (11.90%) CheckPoint
20 59 (11.71%) Python
20 59 (11.71%) Wireless
20 59 (11.71%) Banking
20 59 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 56 (11.11%) Load Balancing
22 55 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
22 55 (10.91%) Windows Server

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 27 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.79%) Confluence
4 9 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.59%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.39%) Apache
7 6 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.19%) IIS
8 5 (0.99%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.79%) CMS
10 3 (0.60%) Drupal
11 2 (0.40%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.40%) nginx
11 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.40%) WordPress
12 1 (0.20%) MTS
12 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.79%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.99%) Eikon
2 5 (0.99%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.60%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 156 (30.95%) Azure
2 100 (19.84%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (10.52%) AWS
4 39 (7.74%) PaaS
5 36 (7.14%) IaaS
6 21 (4.17%) SaaS
7 19 (3.77%) GCP
8 17 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (3.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 10 (1.98%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.79%) OneDrive
11 8 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (1.19%) Akamai
13 4 (0.79%) AWS Direct Connect
14 3 (0.60%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 3 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.60%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.60%) Serverless
14 3 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 113 (22.42%) WAN
2 87 (17.26%) DNS
2 87 (17.26%) Network Security
2 87 (17.26%) VPN
3 81 (16.07%) LAN
4 68 (13.49%) TCP/IP
5 59 (11.71%) Wireless
6 50 (9.92%) MPLS
7 48 (9.52%) Internet
8 46 (9.13%) BGP
9 43 (8.53%) OSPF
10 38 (7.54%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (7.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (7.54%) Multicast
11 36 (7.14%) DMZ
12 27 (5.36%) DHCP
13 26 (5.16%) VLAN
14 25 (4.96%) SD-WAN
15 22 (4.37%) EIGRP
15 22 (4.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.98%) MySQL
3 9 (1.79%) Big Data
3 9 (1.79%) DB2
4 8 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.99%) Apache Hive
6 5 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (0.60%) Data Vault
8 3 (0.60%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.60%) Power BI
9 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.58%) JIRA
2 12 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.98%) GitLab
4 8 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.60%) ReSharper
6 3 (0.60%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.40%) MSI
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.20%) Hudson
8 1 (0.20%) JMeter
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 129 (25.60%) Finance
2 59 (11.71%) Banking
3 29 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 27 (5.36%) Public Sector
5 19 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.79%) Front Office
8 8 (1.59%) Marketing
9 7 (1.39%) Electronics
10 6 (1.19%) Law
10 6 (1.19%) Legal
11 5 (0.99%) Retail
12 4 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.79%) Police
12 4 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.40%) International Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Local Government
14 1 (0.20%) Billing
14 1 (0.20%) French Language
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (22.02%) Network Engineer
2 73 (14.48%) Architect
3 55 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 32 (6.35%) Analyst
5 30 (5.95%) Azure Engineer
6 29 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.36%) Security Architect
8 25 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (4.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 23 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) Consultant
10 22 (4.37%) Senior Network Engineer
11 16 (3.17%) Applications Support
12 15 (2.98%) Administrator
12 15 (2.98%) Cloud Architect
12 15 (2.98%) Security Specialist
13 14 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
13 14 (2.78%) Firewall Engineer
14 13 (2.58%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.17%) .NET
2 15 (2.98%) YAML
3 13 (2.58%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (2.18%) Rendezvous
5 10 (1.98%) Web Services
6 9 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (1.39%) Express
7 7 (1.39%) REST
7 7 (1.39%) SAML
8 6 (1.19%) Node.js
8 6 (1.19%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.99%) .NET Core
9 5 (0.99%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.99%) JSON
10 4 (0.79%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.79%) XML
11 3 (0.60%) Kafka
11 3 (0.60%) React
11 3 (0.60%) SOAP
12 2 (0.40%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (4.96%) PKI
4 18 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.79%) Tandem
9 7 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.19%) NHS
10 6 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.99%) AS400
11 5 (0.99%) Clustering
11 5 (0.99%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (0.99%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.99%) Replication
12 4 (0.79%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 173 (34.33%) Windows
2 125 (24.80%) Linux
3 55 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.16%) Windows 10
6 16 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.98%) Unix
8 14 (2.78%) CentOS
8 14 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (2.18%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.79%) Android
11 8 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.99%) Solaris
13 5 (0.99%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.90%) DevOps
2 60 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
2 60 (11.90%) SIEM
3 59 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 56 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 43 (8.53%) ITIL
6 42 (8.33%) Change Management
7 40 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (6.75%) Information Security
9 33 (6.55%) Migration
10 32 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (6.15%) Project Delivery
12 30 (5.95%) Incident Management
13 26 (5.16%) Infrastructure as Code
13 26 (5.16%) Low Latency
13 26 (5.16%) Patch Management
13 26 (5.16%) Project Management
13 26 (5.16%) Security Architecture
14 24 (4.76%) Service Delivery
15 21 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.71%) Python
2 49 (9.72%) PowerShell
3 37 (7.34%) SQL
4 17 (3.37%) Java
5 11 (2.18%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.59%) C#
7 8 (1.59%) Perl
8 5 (0.99%) C++
9 4 (0.79%) Ruby
9 4 (0.79%) VBScript
10 3 (0.60%) Go
10 3 (0.60%) PHP
11 2 (0.40%) R
11 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.40%) VB
11 2 (0.40%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) Erlang
12 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 44 (8.73%) CCNP
4 38 (7.54%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.17%) CISSP
6 18 (3.57%) CCIE
7 16 (3.17%) Degree
8 15 (2.98%) CCNA
9 11 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.79%) GIAC
11 9 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (1.59%) CEH
12 8 (1.59%) CISM
12 8 (1.59%) FFIEC
13 7 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (1.39%) CISA
13 7 (1.39%) RHCA
14 6 (1.19%) CCDA
14 6 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.56%) NIST
3 19 (3.77%) SLA
4 10 (1.98%) NIST 800
5 9 (1.79%) COBIT
5 9 (1.79%) GDPR
5 9 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (1.19%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.19%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.99%) QA
8 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 3 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.40%) GRC
10 2 (0.40%) PMO
10 2 (0.40%) SEPA
11 1 (0.20%) COSO
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 107 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 55 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.96%) vSphere
4 23 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.97%) Hyper-V
7 19 (3.77%) Docker
8 10 (1.98%) VMware NSX
9 8 (1.59%) iptables
10 5 (0.99%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.99%) XenApp
11 4 (0.79%) Samba
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.60%) NFS
12 3 (0.60%) vCloud
12 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.40%) KVM
13 2 (0.40%) UAG
13 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (9.92%) Ansible
2 39 (7.74%) Terraform
3 27 (5.36%) FortiGate
4 22 (4.37%) Kubernetes
5 18 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (3.57%) SCCM
6 15 (2.98%) Puppet
7 10 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.59%) HP NNM
9 8 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (1.19%) EnCase
10 6 (1.19%) Nessus
10 6 (1.19%) SCOM
11 5 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.99%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.79%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 190 (37.70%) Cisco
2 114 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 80 (15.87%) VMware
4 63 (12.50%) Citrix
5 61 (12.10%) F5
6 60 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 54 (10.71%) Palo Alto
8 52 (10.32%) Fortinet
9 49 (9.72%) Juniper
10 47 (9.33%) Red Hat
11 24 (4.76%) Splunk
12 21 (4.17%) SolarWinds
13 20 (3.97%) HP
14 16 (3.17%) Arista
14 16 (3.17%) Blue Coat
15 14 (2.78%) Meraki
16 13 (2.58%) IBM
16 13 (2.58%) Riverbed
17 11 (2.18%) Oracle
17 11 (2.18%) TIBCO