Period
to 20 January 2022

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 20 January 2022 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
20 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 103 90
Rank change year-on-year -16 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 879 452 827
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.34% 2.58% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.71% 25.46% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 332 590
10th Percentile £363 £268 £295
25th Percentile £450 £406 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £493 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.68% +9.44% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £550
90th Percentile £722 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
10th Percentile - - £45.73
25th Percentile £26.25 - £46.29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% -52.82% +9.33%
75th Percentile £28.75 £31.50 £50.00
90th Percentile - £36.60 £50.88
England median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% -48.89% +20.00%

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 3,708 1,775 3,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.88% 10.12% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,576 1,205 2,360
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -2.78%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £650 £650
England median daily rate £496 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +16.59% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 15 100
10th Percentile £12.21 £21.55 £14.25
25th Percentile £15.54 £22.75 £16.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year - +17.65% -3.41%
75th Percentile £42.63 £49.00 £46.55
90th Percentile £63.50 £61.45 £50.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -31.75% +46.51% +19.44%

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 20 January 2022.

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
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 20 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -42 92 £525 +5.00% 80
East London -8 8 £500 -23.08% 30
West London -25 8 £239 -32.98% 35
South London -7 7 £750 +172.73% 2
North London 0 2 £750 +172.73% 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2022, 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.

1 332 (37.77%) Windows
2 306 (34.81%) Azure
3 263 (29.92%) Cisco
4 227 (25.82%) Linux
5 221 (25.14%) Active Directory
6 202 (22.98%) Microsoft
7 196 (22.30%) Finance
8 193 (21.96%) VMware
9 170 (19.34%) DevOps
10 166 (18.89%) AWS
11 165 (18.77%) DNS
12 157 (17.86%) VPN
12 157 (17.86%) Network Security
13 146 (16.61%) Social Skills
14 141 (16.04%) Microsoft 365
15 134 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 131 (14.90%) PowerShell
17 125 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
18 124 (14.11%) BGP
19 120 (13.65%) CI/CD
20 117 (13.31%) Python
20 117 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
21 116 (13.20%) Cisco Certification
22 113 (12.86%) Windows Server
23 112 (12.74%) WAN
24 111 (12.63%) Data Centre
25 109 (12.40%) Migration
26 107 (12.17%) Load Balancing
27 106 (12.06%) CheckPoint
28 104 (11.83%) Ansible

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 31 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 29 (3.30%) IIS
3 26 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.73%) OpenStack
5 22 (2.50%) Apache
6 16 (1.82%) Confluence
7 14 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.80%) Apache Airflow
10 7 (0.80%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.57%) JBoss
12 5 (0.57%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.46%) nginx
14 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (3.19%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.46%) Primavera
2 4 (0.46%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.46%) Shopify
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.11%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 306 (34.81%) Azure
2 166 (18.89%) AWS
3 141 (16.04%) Microsoft 365
4 99 (11.26%) PaaS
5 79 (8.99%) IaaS
6 72 (8.19%) GCP
6 72 (8.19%) SaaS
7 61 (6.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 34 (3.87%) Azure Sentinel
9 32 (3.64%) Azure Monitor
9 32 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 17 (1.93%) OneDrive
10 17 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (1.71%) OpenShift
13 14 (1.59%) GitHub
13 14 (1.59%) Mimecast
14 13 (1.48%) Serverless
15 12 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 165 (18.77%) DNS
2 157 (17.86%) Network Security
2 157 (17.86%) VPN
3 124 (14.11%) BGP
4 112 (12.74%) WAN
5 97 (11.04%) LAN
6 84 (9.56%) TCP/IP
7 71 (8.08%) MPLS
8 60 (6.83%) Wireless
9 58 (6.60%) DHCP
10 54 (6.14%) OSPF
11 53 (6.03%) VLAN
12 49 (5.57%) IPsec
13 48 (5.46%) SD-WAN
14 46 (5.23%) SSL
15 44 (5.01%) Internet
16 35 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (3.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 33 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
18 32 (3.64%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.25%) Big Data
4 10 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
4 10 (1.14%) DB2
5 9 (1.02%) MySQL
6 7 (0.80%) Apache Hive
6 7 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
9 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.34%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Spanner
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 62 (7.05%) Bitbucket
3 50 (5.69%) Artifactory
4 47 (5.35%) Git (software)
5 24 (2.73%) Subversion
6 22 (2.50%) JIRA
7 17 (1.93%) GitLab
7 17 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (1.71%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.02%) Selenium
10 9 (1.02%) Zephyr
11 6 (0.68%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.68%) Maven
12 3 (0.34%) Balsamiq
12 3 (0.34%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (0.34%) JMeter
12 3 (0.34%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 196 (22.30%) Finance
2 146 (16.61%) Social Skills
3 85 (9.67%) Banking
4 43 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (4.78%) Public Sector
6 37 (4.21%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.50%) Influencing Skills
8 19 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
9 17 (1.93%) Games
9 17 (1.93%) Presentation Skills
10 13 (1.48%) Legal
11 10 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.02%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.91%) Marketing
14 7 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (0.80%) Retail
15 5 (0.57%) Local Government
15 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.46%) Electronics
16 4 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 194 (22.07%) Architect
2 156 (17.75%) Network Engineer
3 108 (12.29%) Security Engineer
4 76 (8.65%) Security Architect
5 70 (7.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 62 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (6.83%) Azure Engineer
8 44 (5.01%) Analyst
9 42 (4.78%) Infrastructure Architect
10 38 (4.32%) Azure Architect
10 38 (4.32%) Cloud Architect
11 37 (4.21%) Design Engineer
12 35 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
13 32 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
14 28 (3.19%) Network Architect
15 26 (2.96%) Technical Architect
16 25 (2.84%) Lead Architect
17 24 (2.73%) Cisco Engineer
18 22 (2.50%) Consultant
19 21 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.19%) OAuth
2 25 (2.84%) ARM Templates
3 23 (2.62%) OAuth2
4 22 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (2.28%) .NET
6 18 (2.05%) XML
7 17 (1.93%) SAML
8 15 (1.71%) Rendezvous
9 13 (1.48%) JSON
9 13 (1.48%) LDAP
9 13 (1.48%) Middleware
10 12 (1.37%) jQuery
11 10 (1.14%) REST
12 9 (1.02%) Ajax
12 9 (1.02%) EJB
13 8 (0.91%) EJB 3.0
13 8 (0.91%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.91%) Java EE
13 8 (0.91%) JPA
13 8 (0.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 49 (5.57%) Public Cloud
3 47 (5.35%) PKI
4 37 (4.21%) Private Cloud
5 23 (2.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.28%) Clustering
8 17 (1.93%) Cloud Native
8 17 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (1.02%) NHS
11 8 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
12 7 (0.80%) Replication
12 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 332 (37.77%) Windows
2 227 (25.82%) Linux
3 113 (12.86%) Windows Server
4 77 (8.76%) Unix
5 75 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (5.69%) Windows 10
7 31 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (2.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.93%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.59%) Mac OS
13 13 (1.48%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.91%) Android
14 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.80%) CentOS
16 6 (0.68%) VMS
17 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.34%) AIX
18 3 (0.34%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (19.34%) DevOps
2 125 (14.22%) Cybersecurity
3 120 (13.65%) CI/CD
4 117 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (12.40%) Migration
6 107 (12.17%) Load Balancing
7 96 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 89 (10.13%) SIEM
9 84 (9.56%) ITIL
10 64 (7.28%) Application Security
11 63 (7.17%) Analytics
12 62 (7.05%) Change Management
12 62 (7.05%) Service Management
13 56 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
14 55 (6.26%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (5.69%) Risk Management
16 49 (5.57%) Security Operations
17 47 (5.35%) Security Architecture
18 46 (5.23%) Project Management
19 43 (4.89%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 131 (14.90%) PowerShell
2 117 (13.31%) Python
3 89 (10.13%) SQL
4 41 (4.66%) Bash
5 34 (3.87%) C#
6 31 (3.53%) Java
7 26 (2.96%) Groovy
8 23 (2.62%) C
9 17 (1.93%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.25%) Perl
11 8 (0.91%) Ruby
12 7 (0.80%) PHP
12 7 (0.80%) VBScript
13 6 (0.68%) Go
14 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.34%) C++
15 3 (0.34%) VB
16 2 (0.23%) Bicep
16 2 (0.23%) Scala
17 1 (0.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 116 (13.20%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (11.60%) Security Cleared
3 76 (8.65%) SC Cleared
4 66 (7.51%) CCNP
5 49 (5.57%) CISSP
6 46 (5.23%) CCNA
7 43 (4.89%) CCIE
8 32 (3.64%) Degree
9 28 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.82%) CISM
11 16 (1.82%) MCITP
12 15 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (1.14%) CCIE Security
13 10 (1.14%) GIAC
13 10 (1.14%) MCTS
14 9 (1.02%) CCSP
15 8 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (3.41%) SLA
3 28 (3.19%) NIST
4 17 (1.93%) GDPR
5 13 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.02%) NIST 800
7 8 (0.91%) QA
8 5 (0.57%) NCSC
9 4 (0.46%) COBIT
10 3 (0.34%) GRC
10 3 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.23%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.23%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 221 (25.14%) Active Directory
2 134 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (10.01%) Docker
4 46 (5.23%) VMware NSX
5 35 (3.98%) vSphere
6 32 (3.64%) Hyper-V
7 26 (2.96%) vCloud
8 23 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (1.93%) NFS
12 16 (1.82%) XenApp
12 16 (1.82%) XenDesktop
13 15 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.68%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 104 (11.83%) Ansible
2 102 (11.60%) Kubernetes
3 84 (9.56%) Terraform
4 42 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (4.66%) FortiGate
6 35 (3.98%) Puppet
7 34 (3.87%) SCCM
8 25 (2.84%) ITRS Geneos
9 24 (2.73%) BladeLogic
9 24 (2.73%) vRealize
10 23 (2.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 18 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
12 17 (1.93%) Istio
12 17 (1.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 15 (1.71%) vCenter Server
14 14 (1.59%) Nagios
14 14 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
16 12 (1.37%) HP Fortify
16 12 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 263 (29.92%) Cisco
2 202 (22.98%) Microsoft
3 193 (21.96%) VMware
4 106 (12.06%) CheckPoint
5 94 (10.69%) Palo Alto
6 82 (9.33%) Citrix
7 72 (8.19%) Red Hat
8 60 (6.83%) F5
9 59 (6.71%) Splunk
10 54 (6.14%) Oracle
11 43 (4.89%) Fortinet
12 38 (4.32%) Google
13 36 (4.10%) Juniper
14 33 (3.75%) HP
15 30 (3.41%) CyberArk
16 29 (3.30%) IBM
17 26 (2.96%) Nokia
17 26 (2.96%) SolarWinds
18 25 (2.84%) NetApp
19 24 (2.73%) Meraki