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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 85 70
Rank change year-on-year -11 -15  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 521 646 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.54% 2.79% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.92% 22.02% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 430 444
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 15
Median hourly rate £30.00 £110.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.72% +282.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £110.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £110.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.55% -25.00%  

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 2377 2934 3020
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.60% 12.67% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 2018 1938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 48 81
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.34 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.52% -21.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.13 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £31.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +19 91 £441 +3.82% 33
Croydon +15 17 £513 +30.57% 1
New Malden - 4 - - 1
Bromley +7 2 - -
Docklands, London -3 2 £569 +8.33%
Brentford - 2 £458 -
Feltham - 2 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £375 -
Westminster +5 1 £475 +15.15%
Canary Wharf +2 1 - -
Harrow 0 1 £438 +4.16%
West Drayton - 1 £225 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 514 (46.86%) Cisco
2 318 (28.99%) Windows
3 302 (27.53%) WAN
3 302 (27.53%) Cisco Certification
4 297 (27.07%) VMware
5 277 (25.25%) LAN
6 266 (24.25%) VPN
7 261 (23.79%) Linux
8 236 (21.51%) CheckPoint
9 226 (20.60%) Finance
10 222 (20.24%) Network Security
11 211 (19.23%) DNS
12 210 (19.14%) Microsoft
13 197 (17.96%) CCNP
13 197 (17.96%) Data Centre
14 196 (17.87%) TCP/IP
15 187 (17.05%) Juniper
16 175 (15.95%) Cisco ASA
17 173 (15.77%) Active Directory
18 172 (15.68%) Wireless
19 163 (14.86%) Windows Server
20 155 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 148 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
21 148 (13.49%) MPLS
22 143 (13.04%) Security Cleared
23 140 (12.76%) ITIL
24 129 (11.76%) DevOps
25 128 (11.67%) Palo Alto
26 123 (11.21%) OSPF
26 123 (11.21%) BGP

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 77 (7.02%) Apache
1 77 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 70 (6.38%) IIS
3 48 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (3.19%) Skype for Business
6 31 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (2.64%) nginx
7 29 (2.64%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.82%) Confluence
8 20 (1.82%) JBoss
9 17 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.00%) CMS
12 11 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.64%) Jetty
14 7 (0.64%) WildFly
15 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 17 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.46%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 148 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (4.28%) Office 365
4 44 (4.01%) IaaS
5 37 (3.37%) SaaS
6 26 (2.37%) PaaS
7 25 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (1.00%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.91%) GitHub
13 6 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.46%) G Suite
15 4 (0.36%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.36%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.18%) Heroku
17 2 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 302 (27.53%) WAN
2 277 (25.25%) LAN
3 266 (24.25%) VPN
4 222 (20.24%) Network Security
5 211 (19.23%) DNS
6 196 (17.87%) TCP/IP
7 175 (15.95%) Cisco ASA
8 172 (15.68%) Wireless
9 148 (13.49%) MPLS
10 123 (11.21%) BGP
10 123 (11.21%) OSPF
11 112 (10.21%) Internet
12 106 (9.66%) SAN
13 100 (9.12%) DHCP
14 97 (8.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 87 (7.93%) SSL
16 75 (6.84%) VLAN
17 65 (5.93%) VoIP
18 63 (5.74%) IPsec
19 60 (5.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 25 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.01%) MySQL
7 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
10 15 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
11 10 (0.91%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.73%) Big Data
13 8 (0.73%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 71 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 49 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 39 (3.56%) JIRA
4 35 (3.19%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (1.37%) Subversion
7 14 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 10 (0.91%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.91%) Maven
9 9 (0.82%) Vagrant
9 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.55%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.46%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.36%) GitLab
15 3 (0.27%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 226 (20.60%) Finance
2 94 (8.57%) Banking
3 44 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.19%) Retail
5 27 (2.46%) Legal
6 26 (2.37%) Back Office
7 21 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.82%) Front Office
9 19 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.00%) Law
10 11 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.00%) Marketing
11 10 (0.91%) Military
12 9 (0.82%) Games
13 7 (0.64%) Advertising
13 7 (0.64%) Billing
14 5 (0.46%) Electronics
14 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 276 (25.16%) Network Engineer
2 175 (15.95%) Architect
3 125 (11.39%) Analyst
4 85 (7.75%) Consultant
5 84 (7.66%) Cisco Engineer
6 80 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 79 (7.20%) Security Engineer
8 73 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
9 67 (6.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 62 (5.65%) Network Architect
11 57 (5.20%) Senior Network Engineer
12 55 (5.01%) Network Security Engineer
13 53 (4.83%) Support Engineer
14 48 (4.38%) Security Analyst
15 45 (4.10%) Administrator
16 33 (3.01%) Security Consultant
17 32 (2.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 32 (2.92%) Firewall Engineer
17 32 (2.92%) Network Consultant
18 31 (2.83%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 33 (3.01%) .NET
3 32 (2.92%) Elastic Stack
4 31 (2.83%) Web Services
5 24 (2.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 23 (2.10%) Middleware
6 23 (2.10%) SOAP
7 21 (1.91%) LAMP
8 19 (1.73%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (1.19%) SAML
11 12 (1.09%) XML
12 11 (1.00%) HTML
12 11 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
12 11 (1.00%) Software Packaging
13 9 (0.82%) JSON
13 9 (0.82%) REST
14 8 (0.73%) CSS
15 7 (0.64%) MSMQ
15 7 (0.64%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 197 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 51 (4.65%) Clustering
5 39 (3.56%) PKI
6 34 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 25 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (2.01%) Replication
10 20 (1.82%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
14 9 (0.82%) User Experience
15 7 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 6 (0.55%) Blackberry
16 6 (0.55%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 318 (28.99%) Windows
2 261 (23.79%) Linux
3 163 (14.86%) Windows Server
4 96 (8.75%) Unix
5 95 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (3.19%) Windows 10
9 35 (3.19%) Windows 7
10 30 (2.73%) CentOS
11 23 (2.10%) Mac OS X
12 22 (2.01%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.19%) Solaris
15 9 (0.82%) AIX
16 8 (0.73%) SUSE
17 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (12.76%) ITIL
2 129 (11.76%) DevOps
3 110 (10.03%) Load Balancing
4 108 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (9.21%) Migration
6 77 (7.02%) Information Security
7 76 (6.93%) Network Management
8 66 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 64 (5.83%) Network Design
9 64 (5.83%) Project Management
10 59 (5.38%) Change Management
11 58 (5.29%) Configuration Management
12 56 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (5.01%) SIEM
14 54 (4.92%) Service Management
15 53 (4.83%) High Availability
16 50 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
17 41 (3.74%) Identity Access Management
18 38 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
19 36 (3.28%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (10.48%) SQL
2 114 (10.39%) PowerShell
3 79 (7.20%) Python
4 68 (6.20%) Java
5 57 (5.20%) Perl
6 53 (4.83%) Bash Shell
7 28 (2.55%) Ruby
8 23 (2.10%) T-SQL
8 23 (2.10%) VBScript
9 20 (1.82%) C
10 9 (0.82%) C#
10 9 (0.82%) Korn
11 8 (0.73%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.64%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.36%) PHP
13 4 (0.36%) Scala
14 3 (0.27%) C++
14 3 (0.27%) Go
14 3 (0.27%) VB
15 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 302 (27.53%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (17.96%) CCNP
3 143 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 120 (10.94%) CCNA
5 115 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 101 (9.21%) CCIE
7 74 (6.75%) Degree
8 61 (5.56%) CISSP
9 47 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (3.65%) CISM
11 33 (3.01%) CCSP
12 31 (2.83%) MCSE
13 26 (2.37%) CCSA
14 24 (2.19%) DV Cleared
14 24 (2.19%) SANS
15 22 (2.01%) CCDP
16 21 (1.91%) JNCIS
17 20 (1.82%) CCSE
17 20 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (1.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.01%) PCI DSS
2 44 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.19%) SLA
4 7 (0.64%) COBIT
4 7 (0.64%) GDPR
4 7 (0.64%) QA
5 5 (0.46%) GPG13
5 5 (0.46%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.27%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) BS25999
8 2 (0.18%) GMP
8 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.18%) RMADS
9 1 (0.091%) BS7799
9 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 173 (15.77%) Active Directory
2 155 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (7.57%) Hyper-V
4 61 (5.56%) Docker
5 34 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (2.55%) vSphere
8 21 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.37%) vCloud
10 13 (1.19%) Xen
11 12 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.00%) ProxySG
13 9 (0.82%) XenApp
14 8 (0.73%) Firmware
14 8 (0.73%) ISA Server
15 7 (0.64%) KVM
15 7 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.36%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (8.39%) Puppet
2 76 (6.93%) Ansible
3 49 (4.47%) FortiGate
4 43 (3.92%) Kubernetes
5 33 (3.01%) Nagios
6 32 (2.92%) ZABBIX
7 29 (2.64%) SCCM
8 27 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (2.37%) Terraform
10 24 (2.19%) SCOM
11 22 (2.01%) logstash
11 22 (2.01%) yum
12 20 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
13 19 (1.73%) Control-M
13 19 (1.73%) Kibana
14 14 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
14 14 (1.28%) Consul
14 14 (1.28%) NetBackup
14 14 (1.28%) Packer
14 14 (1.28%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 514 (46.86%) Cisco
2 297 (27.07%) VMware
3 236 (21.51%) CheckPoint
4 210 (19.14%) Microsoft
5 187 (17.05%) Juniper
6 128 (11.67%) Palo Alto
7 118 (10.76%) Citrix
7 118 (10.76%) F5
8 112 (10.21%) Oracle
9 74 (6.75%) HP
10 73 (6.65%) Fortinet
11 60 (5.47%) Blue Coat
12 54 (4.92%) Red Hat
12 54 (4.92%) SolarWinds
13 53 (4.83%) Splunk
14 36 (3.28%) Atlassian
15 35 (3.19%) Aruba
16 34 (3.10%) Avaya
16 34 (3.10%) Dell
17 27 (2.46%) EMC
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