Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 94 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 -37
Contract jobs citing Firewall 811 1,218 1,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.72% 2.74% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.47% 25.79% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 876 729
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £288 £306 £258
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
London median hourly rate £47.50 £44.18 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.51% -7.63% -4.34%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +59.57% +17.50%

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 3,314 4,723 5,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.13% 10.62% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,277 3,205 3,636
London median daily rate £432 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.05% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £185 £203 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 121 150
London median hourly rate £20.50 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +29.57% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.97% +0.29% -16.89%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +21 167 £450 - 82
West London +19 45 £403 -10.56% 41
South London +9 29 £463 -5.13% 18
East London +52 26 £488 +21.88% 24
North London +7 3 £500 +21.21% 8
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 326 (40.20%) Cisco
2 218 (26.88%) Windows
3 197 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
4 189 (23.30%) Network Security
5 171 (21.09%) VPN
6 168 (20.72%) WAN
7 162 (19.98%) Finance
8 159 (19.61%) Azure
9 154 (18.99%) Linux
9 154 (18.99%) LAN
10 153 (18.87%) Active Directory
11 148 (18.25%) CCNP
12 145 (17.88%) Palo Alto
13 140 (17.26%) Microsoft
14 133 (16.40%) Data Centre
15 132 (16.28%) AWS
16 129 (15.91%) VMware
17 120 (14.80%) DNS
18 111 (13.69%) Cybersecurity
19 109 (13.44%) Migration
20 108 (13.32%) Security Cleared
21 106 (13.07%) Office 365
22 102 (12.58%) Wireless
23 98 (12.08%) Juniper
24 92 (11.34%) CheckPoint
24 92 (11.34%) DevOps
24 92 (11.34%) SC Cleared
24 92 (11.34%) SIEM
25 89 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
26 87 (10.73%) OSPF

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 32 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 26 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.71%) Confluence
4 18 (2.22%) IIS
5 14 (1.73%) Apache
6 13 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.48%) OpenStack
8 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.86%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.74%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.25%) WordPress
14 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.12%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.37%) Aligne
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 159 (19.61%) Azure
2 132 (16.28%) AWS
3 106 (13.07%) Office 365
4 48 (5.92%) IaaS
5 44 (5.43%) PaaS
5 44 (5.43%) SaaS
6 38 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (3.45%) GCP
8 17 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 10 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.99%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.62%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.62%) Serverless
13 4 (0.49%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.49%) G Suite
13 4 (0.49%) GitHub
13 4 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 189 (23.30%) Network Security
2 171 (21.09%) VPN
3 168 (20.72%) WAN
4 154 (18.99%) LAN
5 120 (14.80%) DNS
6 102 (12.58%) Wireless
7 89 (10.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 87 (10.73%) OSPF
9 85 (10.48%) BGP
9 85 (10.48%) MPLS
9 85 (10.48%) TCP/IP
10 84 (10.36%) Cisco ASA
11 60 (7.40%) DHCP
12 58 (7.15%) Internet
13 57 (7.03%) VoIP
14 51 (6.29%) IPsec
15 48 (5.92%) SSL
16 46 (5.67%) EIGRP
16 46 (5.67%) VLAN
17 42 (5.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.22%) MySQL
3 10 (1.23%) Big Data
3 10 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 7 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.37%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.37%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.37%) HBase
8 3 (0.37%) Power BI
8 3 (0.37%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 29 (3.58%) JIRA
2 21 (2.59%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.11%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.11%) Selenium
5 8 (0.99%) GitLab
6 7 (0.86%) Subversion
7 6 (0.74%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.62%) Maven
8 5 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.25%) AppScan
10 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.25%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.25%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.25%) TestRail
10 2 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 162 (19.98%) Finance
2 53 (6.54%) Banking
3 36 (4.44%) Public Sector
4 33 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.47%) Law
6 19 (2.34%) Marketing
7 13 (1.60%) Police
8 12 (1.48%) Retail
9 11 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.99%) Electronics
11 8 (0.99%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.86%) Games
12 7 (0.86%) German Language
13 6 (0.74%) Advertising
13 6 (0.74%) Billing
13 6 (0.74%) French Language
13 6 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 211 (26.02%) Network Engineer
2 88 (10.85%) Architect
3 86 (10.60%) Security Engineer
4 65 (8.01%) Analyst
5 56 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (6.54%) Consultant
7 50 (6.17%) Administrator
8 47 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 41 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
9 41 (5.06%) Support Engineer
10 37 (4.56%) Cisco Engineer
11 34 (4.19%) Security Analyst
12 31 (3.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 29 (3.58%) Firewall Engineer
13 29 (3.58%) Security Consultant
14 27 (3.33%) Security Architect
15 25 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
16 24 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
16 24 (2.96%) Network Administrator
17 22 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.45%) LDAP
2 27 (3.33%) SAML
3 24 (2.96%) 802.1X
4 21 (2.59%) .NET
5 20 (2.47%) Web Services
6 15 (1.85%) OAuth
7 12 (1.48%) OpenID
8 11 (1.36%) Velocity
9 9 (1.11%) HTML
9 9 (1.11%) Middleware
10 8 (0.99%) AngularJS
10 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.86%) JSON
11 7 (0.86%) REST
12 6 (0.74%) CSS
13 5 (0.62%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.62%) Rendezvous
13 5 (0.62%) SOAP
13 5 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 43 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.81%) PKI
4 34 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.36%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.11%) NHS
9 9 (1.11%) Replication
10 8 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.86%) Social Media
12 6 (0.74%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.74%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 218 (26.88%) Windows
2 154 (18.99%) Linux
3 82 (10.11%) Windows Server
4 49 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (5.30%) Unix
6 40 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (4.56%) Windows 10
8 27 (3.33%) CentOS
9 24 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.47%) Ubuntu
11 17 (2.10%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.60%) Mac OS
12 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.11%) VMS
14 8 (0.99%) SUSE
15 7 (0.86%) Android
16 5 (0.62%) Debian
16 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.49%) Check Point GAiA
18 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.69%) Cybersecurity
2 109 (13.44%) Migration
3 92 (11.34%) DevOps
3 92 (11.34%) SIEM
4 82 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (10.11%) ITIL
5 75 (9.25%) Information Security
5 75 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 71 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (7.52%) Load Balancing
8 53 (6.54%) Change Management
9 46 (5.67%) Network Design
10 42 (5.18%) Project Management
11 34 (4.19%) Project Delivery
12 31 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 30 (3.70%) Network Management
14 29 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (3.58%) Risk Management
15 28 (3.45%) Configuration Management
15 28 (3.45%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 87 (10.73%) Python
2 83 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 71 (8.75%) SQL
4 42 (5.18%) Java
5 35 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 24 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.34%) Ruby
8 16 (1.97%) Go
9 14 (1.73%) C++
10 11 (1.36%) C
10 11 (1.36%) Groovy
10 11 (1.36%) Scala
11 9 (1.11%) VB
12 8 (0.99%) C#
13 7 (0.86%) Perl
13 7 (0.86%) PHP
14 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.49%) VBScript
16 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (18.25%) CCNP
3 108 (13.32%) Security Cleared
4 92 (11.34%) SC Cleared
5 69 (8.51%) CCNA
6 59 (7.27%) CISSP
7 49 (6.04%) Degree
8 42 (5.18%) CCIE
9 28 (3.45%) JNCIP
10 24 (2.96%) CISM
11 20 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (1.97%) CCSP
12 16 (1.97%) GIAC
12 16 (1.97%) MCSE
13 13 (1.60%) CCDA
13 13 (1.60%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.48%) CEH
14 12 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.36%) CCDP
15 11 (1.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.45%) NIST
3 16 (1.97%) GDPR
3 16 (1.97%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.97%) SLA
4 10 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (1.23%) NCSC
4 10 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (0.74%) PMO
6 6 (0.74%) SSAE 16
7 5 (0.62%) COBIT
7 5 (0.62%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.49%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.25%) QA
11 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 153 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 81 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 23 (2.84%) Docker
4 23 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.47%) vSphere
6 18 (2.22%) VMware NSX
7 14 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 12 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.48%) XenApp
9 11 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.99%) KVM
12 6 (0.74%) iptables
13 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.49%) NFS
14 4 (0.49%) pfSense
15 3 (0.37%) HDFS
15 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.37%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 56 (6.91%) Ansible
2 55 (6.78%) Terraform
3 29 (3.58%) Nagios
3 29 (3.58%) SCCM
4 21 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (2.59%) Puppet
5 20 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
8 15 (1.85%) FortiGate
8 15 (1.85%) vCenter Server
9 14 (1.73%) WSUS
10 10 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.23%) Packer
11 8 (0.99%) Consul
12 7 (0.86%) Salt
12 7 (0.86%) SCOM
13 6 (0.74%) HP Fortify
13 6 (0.74%) Nessus
Vendors
1 326 (40.20%) Cisco
2 145 (17.88%) Palo Alto
3 140 (17.26%) Microsoft
4 129 (15.91%) VMware
5 98 (12.08%) Juniper
6 92 (11.34%) CheckPoint
7 67 (8.26%) F5
8 55 (6.78%) SolarWinds
9 54 (6.66%) Citrix
10 42 (5.18%) Aruba
11 37 (4.56%) Fortinet
12 36 (4.44%) Red Hat
13 35 (4.32%) Splunk
14 34 (4.19%) Meraki
15 28 (3.45%) HP
16 23 (2.84%) Dell
17 22 (2.71%) Oracle
18 18 (2.22%) Google
19 14 (1.73%) SAP
20 13 (1.60%) IBM