Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 97 118
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21 -46
Contract jobs citing Firewall 967 1,266 1,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.60% 2.77% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.64% 24.09% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 913 684
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £272
90th Percentile £656 £643 £600
England median daily rate £425 £433 £410
% change year-on-year -1.73% +5.49% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 13
London median hourly rate £50.00 £53.92 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +96.05% -19.71%
10th Percentile £39.75 £31.00 £22.70
90th Percentile £53.50 £111.25 £52.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.55 £24.93
% change year-on-year +13.18% +50.62% -9.67%

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 3,925 5,255 5,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.57% 11.50% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,642 3,641 3,435
London median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 134 141
London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +5.26% +2.98%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.36 £47.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.50% +6.95% -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 14 October 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 14 October 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 14 October 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 -4 202 £475 +7.71% 124
West London +18 45 £431 +1.47% 55
South London +1 25 £550 - 18
East London +10 14 £436 -14.88% 27
North London -5 1 £450 +28.57% 8
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 352 (36.40%) Cisco
2 255 (26.37%) Windows
3 233 (24.10%) Finance
4 224 (23.16%) Linux
5 221 (22.85%) WAN
6 220 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
7 211 (21.82%) Azure
8 194 (20.06%) Network Security
9 184 (19.03%) Active Directory
10 181 (18.72%) VPN
11 174 (17.99%) LAN
12 173 (17.89%) AWS
13 171 (17.68%) Microsoft
14 158 (16.34%) CheckPoint
14 158 (16.34%) Data Centre
15 156 (16.13%) CCNP
16 145 (14.99%) Palo Alto
17 143 (14.79%) DNS
18 136 (14.06%) VMware
19 130 (13.44%) DevOps
20 129 (13.34%) Office 365
21 128 (13.24%) PowerShell
22 123 (12.72%) Migration
23 117 (12.10%) Wireless
23 117 (12.10%) Python
24 114 (11.79%) ITIL
25 111 (11.48%) Juniper
25 111 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
25 111 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
26 110 (11.38%) 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 49 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 29 (3.00%) IIS
4 25 (2.59%) Confluence
5 22 (2.28%) Skype for Business
6 17 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.93%) Apache
10 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.10%) JBoss
13 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.31%) Aligne
5 2 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) Relativity
6 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 211 (21.82%) Azure
2 173 (17.89%) AWS
3 129 (13.34%) Office 365
4 61 (6.31%) IaaS
5 56 (5.79%) PaaS
6 52 (5.38%) GCP
7 48 (4.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 46 (4.76%) SaaS
9 23 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 9 (0.93%) GitHub
13 7 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.72%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.52%) Route 53
14 5 (0.52%) Serverless
14 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 221 (22.85%) WAN
2 194 (20.06%) Network Security
3 181 (18.72%) VPN
4 174 (17.99%) LAN
5 143 (14.79%) DNS
6 117 (12.10%) Wireless
7 111 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
8 110 (11.38%) BGP
9 103 (10.65%) TCP/IP
10 95 (9.82%) MPLS
11 89 (9.20%) DHCP
12 88 (9.10%) OSPF
13 87 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 67 (6.93%) VoIP
15 64 (6.62%) EIGRP
16 61 (6.31%) Internet
17 56 (5.79%) VLAN
18 54 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
19 48 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
20 46 (4.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.79%) MySQL
3 25 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.96%) Big Data
5 13 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 8 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.31%) Power BI
10 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.21%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 28 (2.90%) JIRA
3 20 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.45%) GitLab
4 14 (1.45%) SonarQube
5 12 (1.24%) Artifactory
6 11 (1.14%) Selenium
6 11 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.72%) Subversion
8 5 (0.52%) MSI
8 5 (0.52%) WiX
9 4 (0.41%) Toad
9 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.31%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.31%) Maven
10 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.21%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.21%) Protractor
General
1 233 (24.10%) Finance
2 72 (7.45%) Banking
3 42 (4.34%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.21%) Financial Institution
5 24 (2.48%) Public Sector
6 23 (2.38%) Retail
7 22 (2.28%) Marketing
8 16 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.45%) Billing
9 14 (1.45%) Law
9 14 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.03%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.83%) Electronics
12 7 (0.72%) Games
13 6 (0.62%) Legal
13 6 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.52%) Police
15 3 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (23.27%) Network Engineer
2 125 (12.93%) Architect
3 86 (8.89%) Security Engineer
4 75 (7.76%) Analyst
5 67 (6.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (6.31%) Consultant
7 53 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 51 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 50 (5.17%) Security Architect
10 48 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
11 42 (4.34%) Administrator
11 42 (4.34%) Network Security Engineer
12 37 (3.83%) Project Manager
13 32 (3.31%) Support Engineer
14 31 (3.21%) Cisco Engineer
14 31 (3.21%) Firewall Engineer
15 29 (3.00%) Security Analyst
16 26 (2.69%) Cloud Architect
16 26 (2.69%) Network Architect
17 24 (2.48%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.00%) Web Services
2 26 (2.69%) .NET
3 25 (2.59%) 802.1X
4 22 (2.28%) LDAP
5 18 (1.86%) SAML
6 13 (1.34%) OAuth
6 13 (1.34%) OpenID
7 11 (1.14%) Node.js
8 10 (1.03%) Middleware
9 7 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
9 7 (0.72%) REST
9 7 (0.72%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.62%) AngularJS
10 6 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.62%) JSON
10 6 (0.62%) RESTful
11 5 (0.52%) HTML
12 4 (0.41%) CSS
12 4 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 158 (16.34%) Data Centre
2 43 (4.45%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.34%) Public Cloud
4 38 (3.93%) PKI
5 33 (3.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 29 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 16 (1.65%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.34%) BYOD
9 13 (1.34%) iPhone
10 12 (1.24%) Clustering
10 12 (1.24%) Handset
11 11 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.83%) Replication
14 7 (0.72%) Social Media
15 6 (0.62%) Blackberry
15 6 (0.62%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.62%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 255 (26.37%) Windows
2 224 (23.16%) Linux
3 104 (10.75%) Windows Server
4 60 (6.20%) Unix
5 59 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (3.72%) Windows 10
8 27 (2.79%) Ubuntu
9 21 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 19 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.65%) CentOS
12 15 (1.55%) Mac OS
13 14 (1.45%) Debian
14 12 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.03%) Android
16 9 (0.93%) openSUSE
16 9 (0.93%) VMS
16 9 (0.93%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (13.44%) DevOps
2 123 (12.72%) Migration
3 114 (11.79%) ITIL
4 111 (11.48%) Cybersecurity
5 107 (11.07%) Information Security
6 101 (10.44%) SIEM
7 88 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 69 (7.14%) Load Balancing
11 63 (6.51%) Project Management
12 60 (6.20%) Security Architecture
13 57 (5.89%) Network Design
14 56 (5.79%) Change Management
15 54 (5.58%) Infrastructure as Code
16 52 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
17 44 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
18 43 (4.45%) Configuration Management
19 42 (4.34%) Network Management
20 39 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 128 (13.24%) PowerShell
2 117 (12.10%) Python
3 74 (7.65%) SQL
4 56 (5.79%) Java
5 38 (3.93%) JavaScript
6 25 (2.59%) Bash Shell
6 25 (2.59%) Ruby
7 24 (2.48%) Go
8 17 (1.76%) VB
9 13 (1.34%) C
9 13 (1.34%) Perl
10 12 (1.24%) C#
11 11 (1.14%) Groovy
12 10 (1.03%) Scala
13 9 (0.93%) C++
13 9 (0.93%) PHP
14 4 (0.41%) VBScript
15 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.21%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.10%) ES6
Qualifications
1 220 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (16.13%) CCNP
3 96 (9.93%) Security Cleared
4 92 (9.51%) CCNA
5 74 (7.65%) SC Cleared
6 71 (7.34%) CISSP
7 61 (6.31%) CCIE
8 58 (6.00%) Degree
9 36 (3.72%) CISM
10 24 (2.48%) CEH
11 22 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (2.07%) JNCIP
13 16 (1.65%) CCDP
13 16 (1.65%) CISA
13 16 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.55%) CCDA
14 15 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (1.55%) GIAC
14 15 (1.55%) MCSE
15 11 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (2.69%) NIST
3 22 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.65%) COBIT
5 14 (1.45%) SLA
6 11 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (1.03%) GDPR
8 9 (0.93%) QA
9 7 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.72%) PMO
10 5 (0.52%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.31%) MiFID
12 3 (0.31%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.31%) PSD2
13 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.10%) HL7
13 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 184 (19.03%) Active Directory
2 92 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (6.00%) Docker
4 33 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 29 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.90%) vSphere
7 26 (2.69%) XenApp
8 22 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.55%) VMware NSX
10 12 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.83%) KVM
13 7 (0.72%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.62%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.41%) Firmware
15 4 (0.41%) NFS
15 4 (0.41%) pfSense
15 4 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 99 (10.24%) Ansible
2 90 (9.31%) Terraform
3 51 (5.27%) Kubernetes
4 48 (4.96%) SCCM
5 39 (4.03%) Puppet
6 28 (2.90%) Consul
7 25 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (2.59%) Packer
8 23 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.86%) Nagios
10 17 (1.76%) FortiGate
11 16 (1.65%) Grafana
12 15 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
12 15 (1.55%) Nessus
13 14 (1.45%) Prometheus
14 13 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (1.34%) SCOM
15 12 (1.24%) HP Fortify
16 11 (1.14%) AirWatch
17 10 (1.03%) Salt
Vendors
1 352 (36.40%) Cisco
2 171 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 158 (16.34%) CheckPoint
4 145 (14.99%) Palo Alto
5 136 (14.06%) VMware
6 111 (11.48%) Juniper
7 88 (9.10%) Citrix
8 83 (8.58%) F5
9 48 (4.96%) Fortinet
10 46 (4.76%) Meraki
11 43 (4.45%) SolarWinds
12 42 (4.34%) Red Hat
12 42 (4.34%) Splunk
13 39 (4.03%) HP
14 30 (3.10%) Aruba
14 30 (3.10%) Oracle
15 27 (2.79%) Dell
16 23 (2.38%) Google
17 22 (2.28%) Blue Coat
18 21 (2.17%) ArcSight