Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 96 98
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 397 1,006 1,263
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.01% 2.62% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.29% 24.94% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 712 931
Median daily rate £475 £491 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +4.52% +4.44%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £48.75 £53.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -9.58% +79.72%
10th Percentile £31.25 £30.00 £31.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £52.63 £111.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.55
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.18% +50.20%

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 1,510 4,034 5,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.45% 10.52% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 2,724 3,755
Median daily rate £467 £463 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% +2.21% +0.56%
10th Percentile £263 £206 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 108 136
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.30% +11.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.80 £14.00 £13.38
90th Percentile £57.40 £53.75 £53.56
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +35.92% +28.75% +8.11%

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 27 September 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in London over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 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 +25 63 £500 +2.56% 36
East London +54 10 £563 +11.11% 4
South London +34 8 £400 -27.27% 3
West London +28 7 £668 +48.33% 11
North London +9 2 £563 +78.57%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 144 (36.27%) Windows
2 117 (29.47%) Cisco
3 114 (28.72%) Azure
4 90 (22.67%) VPN
4 90 (22.67%) Active Directory
4 90 (22.67%) Finance
5 86 (21.66%) Linux
6 79 (19.90%) DNS
7 76 (19.14%) SIEM
8 74 (18.64%) WAN
8 74 (18.64%) Network Security
9 71 (17.88%) Data Centre
10 70 (17.63%) Cybersecurity
11 69 (17.38%) Microsoft
12 62 (15.62%) AWS
13 58 (14.61%) LAN
14 57 (14.36%) Security Cleared
15 56 (14.11%) Python
16 52 (13.10%) SC Cleared
17 51 (12.85%) TCP/IP
17 51 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
18 50 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
18 50 (12.59%) Ansible
18 50 (12.59%) DevOps
18 50 (12.59%) Palo Alto
19 48 (12.09%) Internet
19 48 (12.09%) VMware
20 47 (11.84%) Information Security
21 46 (11.59%) DMZ
22 45 (11.34%) Jenkins

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 12 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.77%) Confluence
3 10 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.02%) Apache
4 8 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.76%) IIS
6 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.76%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.25%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 114 (28.72%) Azure
2 62 (15.62%) AWS
3 44 (11.08%) Office 365
4 43 (10.83%) PaaS
5 36 (9.07%) IaaS
6 28 (7.05%) SaaS
7 17 (4.28%) GCP
8 12 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (2.52%) Amazon Cognito
9 10 (2.52%) Amazon S3
10 9 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.76%) GitHub
12 6 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.26%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.26%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.01%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 4 (1.01%) Slack
14 4 (1.01%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 90 (22.67%) VPN
2 79 (19.90%) DNS
3 74 (18.64%) Network Security
3 74 (18.64%) WAN
4 58 (14.61%) LAN
5 51 (12.85%) TCP/IP
6 48 (12.09%) Internet
7 46 (11.59%) DMZ
8 40 (10.08%) Wireless
9 34 (8.56%) BGP
10 33 (8.31%) OSPF
11 31 (7.81%) MPLS
12 28 (7.05%) SNMP
12 28 (7.05%) SSL
13 25 (6.30%) SAN
14 23 (5.79%) HTTP
15 20 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (5.04%) Intranet
15 20 (5.04%) VLAN
16 19 (4.79%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.53%) MySQL
3 8 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.26%) BigQuery
5 4 (1.01%) Big Data
5 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.76%) DB2
6 3 (0.76%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (0.50%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.50%) OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (11.34%) Jenkins
2 36 (9.07%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.78%) JIRA
4 13 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (2.52%) GoCD
5 10 (2.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.76%) Maven
7 5 (1.26%) GitLab
8 4 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.01%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.76%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.25%) AppScan
11 1 (0.25%) JUnit
11 1 (0.25%) Selenium
11 1 (0.25%) Subversion
11 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (22.67%) Finance
2 29 (7.30%) Banking
3 23 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.02%) Electronics
7 8 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.02%) Legal
7 8 (2.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) French Language
8 3 (0.76%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (20.40%) Network Engineer
2 57 (14.36%) Security Engineer
3 44 (11.08%) Architect
4 30 (7.56%) Analyst
4 30 (7.56%) Consultant
5 28 (7.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 26 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (4.28%) Security Architect
9 16 (4.03%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (4.03%) Security Consultant
10 13 (3.27%) Developer
10 13 (3.27%) Security Analyst
10 13 (3.27%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.77%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (2.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (2.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 9 (2.27%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.80%) .NET
2 16 (4.03%) Web Services
3 14 (3.53%) LDAP
4 13 (3.27%) Middleware
5 9 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (2.27%) REST
6 8 (2.02%) 802.1X
6 8 (2.02%) YAML
7 5 (1.26%) OAuth
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.26%) Velocity
8 4 (1.01%) Jinja
8 4 (1.01%) Kafka
8 4 (1.01%) SAML
8 4 (1.01%) SOAP
9 3 (0.76%) Flask
9 3 (0.76%) gRPC
9 3 (0.76%) Node.js
9 3 (0.76%) OpenID
9 3 (0.76%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.88%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.30%) Management Information System
3 27 (6.80%) PKI
4 23 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (4.53%) Public Cloud
6 16 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.02%) NHS
7 8 (2.02%) User Experience
8 7 (1.76%) Clustering
9 6 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.51%) Replication
9 6 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.26%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.26%) Cyberattack
10 5 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.26%) Social Media
11 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 144 (36.27%) Windows
2 86 (21.66%) Linux
3 39 (9.82%) Unix
4 31 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 24 (6.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 21 (5.29%) Windows 10
7 17 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.02%) CentOS
11 7 (1.76%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.26%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.01%) Debian
13 4 (1.01%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.76%) Solaris
14 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.50%) AIX
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.14%) SIEM
2 70 (17.63%) Cybersecurity
3 50 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (12.59%) DevOps
4 47 (11.84%) Information Security
5 40 (10.08%) Migration
6 36 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 31 (7.81%) Security Monitoring
8 27 (6.80%) Load Balancing
8 27 (6.80%) Security Operations
9 25 (6.30%) ITIL
10 24 (6.05%) Network Virtualisation
10 24 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.54%) Data Protection
11 22 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (5.54%) Security Architecture
11 22 (5.54%) Threat Modelling
11 22 (5.54%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (5.29%) Risk Management
12 21 (5.29%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.11%) Python
2 38 (9.57%) Java
3 36 (9.07%) Bash Shell
4 27 (6.80%) C
5 26 (6.55%) PowerShell
6 24 (6.05%) SQL
7 22 (5.54%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.29%) Perl
9 17 (4.28%) Ruby
10 8 (2.02%) Go
10 8 (2.02%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.76%) PHP
12 5 (1.26%) C++
13 4 (1.01%) C#
13 4 (1.01%) Groovy
13 4 (1.01%) Scala
14 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.50%) Lisp
16 1 (0.25%) Erlang
16 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 57 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 51 (12.85%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (8.56%) CISSP
5 29 (7.30%) CCNP
6 18 (4.53%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.03%) CCIE
8 14 (3.53%) CCNA
9 13 (3.27%) Degree
9 13 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.52%) MCSE
11 8 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (2.02%) CISM
12 7 (1.76%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.51%) CISA
14 5 (1.26%) CCDP
14 5 (1.26%) GCIA
14 5 (1.26%) GIAC
14 5 (1.26%) GSEC
14 5 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.77%) GDPR
2 11 (2.77%) NCSC
3 10 (2.52%) NIST
4 7 (1.76%) SLA
5 6 (1.51%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.26%) QA
7 3 (0.76%) COBIT
7 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.76%) PMO
8 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.25%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.25%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 90 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (7.56%) Docker
5 15 (3.78%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.77%) XenApp
8 10 (2.52%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.27%) vSphere
10 6 (1.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.01%) NFS
11 4 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.76%) KVM
12 3 (0.76%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.50%) Varnish
13 2 (0.50%) vCloud
13 2 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (12.59%) Ansible
2 40 (10.08%) Kubernetes
3 35 (8.82%) Terraform
4 28 (7.05%) Puppet
5 22 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.53%) SCCM
7 17 (4.28%) FortiGate
8 13 (3.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (2.77%) Nessus
9 11 (2.77%) Rundeck
10 10 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
11 9 (2.27%) vCenter Server
12 8 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (1.76%) Grafana
13 7 (1.76%) Packer
13 7 (1.76%) QRadar
14 6 (1.51%) WSUS
15 5 (1.26%) Kibana
15 5 (1.26%) Nmap
16 4 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 117 (29.47%) Cisco
2 69 (17.38%) Microsoft
3 50 (12.59%) Palo Alto
4 48 (12.09%) VMware
5 42 (10.58%) CheckPoint
6 36 (9.07%) F5
7 35 (8.82%) Splunk
8 34 (8.56%) Fortinet
9 32 (8.06%) Citrix
10 31 (7.81%) Oracle
11 27 (6.80%) CyberArk
12 24 (6.05%) Juniper
13 20 (5.04%) ArcSight
14 17 (4.28%) HP
15 16 (4.03%) NetApp
15 16 (4.03%) Qualys
16 15 (3.78%) Atlassian
16 15 (3.78%) Dell
16 15 (3.78%) SolarWinds
17 14 (3.53%) McAfee