Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 91 100
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1,142 1,253 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.83% 2.77% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.11% 22.69% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 855 714
London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £308 £276 £291
90th Percentile £650 £670 £588
England median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 19
London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.17 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.51% +6.27% -20.93%
10th Percentile £30.00 £12.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.63 £50.50
England median hourly rate £28.75 £33.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.18% +45.65% -8.00%

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 4,213 5,522 4,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.44% 12.20% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,827 3,805 3,124
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £432 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 163 132
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £52.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +7 238 £500 +13.64% 11
West London +28 73 £450 +5.88% 6
South London -36 27 £466 -15.23% 2
North London +3 18 £363 +5.07% 3
East London -6 11 £500 +5.26% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 445 (38.97%) Cisco
2 302 (26.44%) WAN
3 287 (25.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 282 (24.69%) Finance
5 277 (24.26%) Windows
6 254 (22.24%) VPN
7 253 (22.15%) Microsoft
8 250 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
9 247 (21.63%) Active Directory
10 241 (21.10%) CheckPoint
11 231 (20.23%) Linux
12 226 (19.79%) Network Security
13 221 (19.35%) Data Centre
14 219 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
15 218 (19.09%) DNS
16 212 (18.56%) LAN
17 177 (15.50%) Palo Alto
18 171 (14.97%) BGP
19 158 (13.84%) CCNP
20 157 (13.75%) PowerShell
20 157 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
21 156 (13.66%) DevOps
22 155 (13.57%) Migration
23 143 (12.52%) OSPF
24 138 (12.08%) TCP/IP
24 138 (12.08%) Office 365
25 137 (12.00%) Python
26 133 (11.65%) ITIL
26 133 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
27 132 (11.56%) 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 55 (4.82%) IIS
2 54 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 37 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 32 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 26 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.75%) nginx
7 17 (1.49%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.88%) Apache
10 9 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.61%) WildFly
12 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.44%) Confluence
14 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 57 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.088%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.088%) Relativity
5 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.088%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 287 (25.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 219 (19.18%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (12.08%) Office 365
4 77 (6.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 77 (6.74%) IaaS
5 69 (6.04%) PaaS
6 65 (5.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 30 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (2.54%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 22 (1.93%) SaaS
12 17 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (1.49%) Serverless
13 12 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.05%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.88%) GitHub
15 9 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (0.79%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 302 (26.44%) WAN
2 254 (22.24%) VPN
3 226 (19.79%) Network Security
4 218 (19.09%) DNS
5 212 (18.56%) LAN
6 171 (14.97%) BGP
7 157 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
8 143 (12.52%) OSPF
9 138 (12.08%) TCP/IP
10 133 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 132 (11.56%) Wireless
12 130 (11.38%) MPLS
13 127 (11.12%) DHCP
14 88 (7.71%) Internet
15 85 (7.44%) VLAN
16 80 (7.01%) EIGRP
17 58 (5.08%) IPsec
17 58 (5.08%) Multicast
18 54 (4.73%) SSL
19 53 (4.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.24%) Big Data
3 31 (2.71%) MySQL
4 22 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
6 15 (1.31%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.44%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.35%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.18%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 32 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.66%) JIRA
3 19 (1.66%) MSI
4 16 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 16 (1.40%) WiX
5 10 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.61%) CF BOSH
6 7 (0.61%) GoCD
7 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.44%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.26%) Toad
11 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.18%) GitLab
11 2 (0.18%) Maven
11 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 282 (24.69%) Finance
2 68 (5.95%) Banking
3 48 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.94%) Financial Institution
5 32 (2.80%) Retail
6 28 (2.45%) Law
7 19 (1.66%) Legal
7 19 (1.66%) Marketing
8 18 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.23%) Billing
10 11 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.70%) Electronics
11 8 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.35%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) International Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.088%) French Language
14 1 (0.088%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 307 (26.88%) Network Engineer
2 181 (15.85%) Architect
3 100 (8.76%) Security Engineer
4 81 (7.09%) Analyst
5 78 (6.83%) Consultant
6 76 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 67 (5.87%) Security Architect
8 66 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
8 66 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
9 55 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 55 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 47 (4.12%) Network Architect
11 45 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
11 45 (3.94%) Support Engineer
12 41 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 37 (3.24%) Administrator
13 37 (3.24%) Azure Architect
14 34 (2.98%) Security Analyst
15 33 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
15 33 (2.89%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (3.85%) Web Services
2 43 (3.77%) .NET
3 36 (3.15%) LDAP
4 26 (2.28%) JSON
5 23 (2.01%) REST
6 21 (1.84%) 802.1X
7 20 (1.75%) YAML
8 16 (1.40%) SAML
9 15 (1.31%) Software Packaging
10 12 (1.05%) XML
11 11 (0.96%) Middleware
11 11 (0.96%) OAuth
11 11 (0.96%) OpenID
11 11 (0.96%) Regular Expression
12 10 (0.88%) RESTful
13 9 (0.79%) HTML
13 9 (0.79%) Node.js
13 9 (0.79%) XMPP
14 7 (0.61%) J2EE
14 7 (0.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 53 (4.64%) Management Information System
2 53 (4.64%) Public Cloud
3 48 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 33 (2.89%) PKI
6 29 (2.54%) Clustering
7 27 (2.36%) Hedge funds
8 25 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 25 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (1.31%) BYOD
11 14 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.23%) User Experience
12 11 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (0.96%) Replication
13 9 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.70%) Blog
14 8 (0.70%) CESG
14 8 (0.70%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 277 (24.26%) Windows
2 231 (20.23%) Linux
3 120 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 64 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (4.99%) Unix
6 51 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (2.98%) Windows 10
9 23 (2.01%) Ubuntu
10 21 (1.84%) Windows 7
11 14 (1.23%) CentOS
12 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.96%) Debian
13 11 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.88%) Android
14 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.88%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.88%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (13.66%) DevOps
2 155 (13.57%) Migration
3 133 (11.65%) ITIL
4 114 (9.98%) Cybersecurity
5 112 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (9.11%) Information Security
7 99 (8.67%) SIEM
8 87 (7.62%) Load Balancing
9 83 (7.27%) Network Design
10 82 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 76 (6.65%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (5.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 61 (5.34%) Change Management
14 55 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
14 55 (4.82%) High Availability
14 55 (4.82%) Network Virtualisation
14 55 (4.82%) Security Architecture
15 54 (4.73%) Network Architecture
16 52 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
17 51 (4.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 157 (13.75%) PowerShell
2 137 (12.00%) Python
3 103 (9.02%) SQL
4 57 (4.99%) Java
5 34 (2.98%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 30 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 29 (2.54%) Perl
9 26 (2.28%) Ruby
10 25 (2.19%) Go
11 23 (2.01%) VB
12 19 (1.66%) C#
13 18 (1.58%) C
14 11 (0.96%) Groovy
15 10 (0.88%) Scala
16 9 (0.79%) PHP
17 6 (0.53%) VBScript
18 4 (0.35%) C++
19 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 250 (21.89%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (13.84%) CCNP
3 103 (9.02%) Security Cleared
4 98 (8.58%) CCIE
5 84 (7.36%) SC Cleared
6 80 (7.01%) CCNA
7 71 (6.22%) Degree
8 55 (4.82%) CISSP
9 28 (2.45%) CISM
10 26 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (2.01%) CCDP
12 19 (1.66%) MCSE
13 18 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (1.49%) CISA
15 16 (1.40%) MCSA
16 15 (1.31%) JNCIE
17 13 (1.14%) CEH
18 12 (1.05%) CCSA
18 12 (1.05%) CCSE
18 12 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (2.89%) PCI DSS
3 23 (2.01%) GDPR
4 19 (1.66%) QA
4 19 (1.66%) SLA
5 16 (1.40%) NIST
6 11 (0.96%) COBIT
7 10 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.53%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.44%) PMO
11 4 (0.35%) FedRAMP
11 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.35%) MiFID
12 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.18%) GAMP
12 2 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.18%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.18%) PSD2
13 1 (0.088%) ITGC
System Software
1 247 (21.63%) Active Directory
2 88 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (6.48%) Docker
4 64 (5.60%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.89%) XenApp
6 28 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.19%) vSphere
8 24 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.31%) ProxySG
10 12 (1.05%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.88%) VMware NSX
12 9 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.70%) Snort
14 7 (0.61%) Squid
15 6 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.53%) Firmware
16 5 (0.44%) KVM
16 5 (0.44%) LXC
16 5 (0.44%) NFS
16 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 110 (9.63%) Ansible
2 78 (6.83%) Terraform
3 65 (5.69%) Kubernetes
4 63 (5.52%) Puppet
5 50 (4.38%) SCCM
6 38 (3.33%) SCOM
7 37 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
8 25 (2.19%) Prometheus
9 23 (2.01%) Packer
10 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.66%) Grafana
12 18 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
13 17 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
13 17 (1.49%) QRadar
14 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
14 16 (1.40%) Nessus
15 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (1.23%) Consul
16 14 (1.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 445 (38.97%) Cisco
2 253 (22.15%) Microsoft
3 241 (21.10%) CheckPoint
4 177 (15.50%) Palo Alto
5 132 (11.56%) VMware
6 130 (11.38%) F5
7 117 (10.25%) Juniper
8 72 (6.30%) Citrix
9 58 (5.08%) Fortinet
10 51 (4.47%) SolarWinds
11 50 (4.38%) Oracle
12 48 (4.20%) HP
13 44 (3.85%) Dell
13 44 (3.85%) Google
13 44 (3.85%) Splunk
14 34 (2.98%) Red Hat
15 32 (2.80%) Riverbed
16 27 (2.36%) Blue Coat
16 27 (2.36%) Meraki
17 26 (2.28%) Symantec