Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 77 81
Rank change year-on-year -35 +4 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1102 1446 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.32% 3.28% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.85% 24.06% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 974 912
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £289 £260
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £410 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 26
London median hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +86.92% +16.30%
10th Percentile £23.50 £17.75 £14.63
90th Percentile £55.57 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.73 £21.98
% change year-on-year +20.60% -5.67% -7.47%

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 5551 6011 5780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.68% 13.61% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3921 3824
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 151 171
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.79% +15.99%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 -40 184 £450 - 48
South London -59 44 £400 -15.12% 5
West London -39 40 £394 -12.50% 11
East London -27 12 £425 +28.30% 9
North London -9 8 £411 +13.37% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 445 (40.38%) Cisco
2 399 (36.21%) Windows
3 385 (34.94%) Linux
4 259 (23.50%) WAN
5 240 (21.78%) VMware
6 233 (21.14%) TCP/IP
7 231 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
8 229 (20.78%) Finance
9 228 (20.69%) LAN
10 218 (19.78%) VPN
10 218 (19.78%) Windows Server
11 210 (19.06%) Cisco Certification
12 209 (18.97%) DNS
13 208 (18.87%) Active Directory
14 207 (18.78%) Network Security
15 203 (18.42%) CheckPoint
16 202 (18.33%) Data Centre
17 198 (17.97%) DevOps
18 192 (17.42%) Microsoft
19 164 (14.88%) Python
20 148 (13.43%) Puppet
21 145 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
22 144 (13.07%) Unix
23 142 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
24 141 (12.79%) CCNP
25 140 (12.70%) Ansible
26 138 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
27 137 (12.43%) Information Security
28 135 (12.25%) SSL
28 135 (12.25%) ITIL

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 84 (7.62%) Apache
2 68 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 65 (5.90%) nginx
4 59 (5.35%) IIS
5 47 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 24 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (2.00%) SharePoint
8 17 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 15 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 15 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.27%) Confluence
11 13 (1.18%) JBoss
12 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.45%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.45%) HipChat
3 5 (0.45%) SmartSuite
4 4 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.091%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Magento
3 2 (0.18%) Maximo
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.091%) assyst
4 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.091%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.091%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.091%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.091%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 231 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
2 142 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (7.80%) Office 365
4 57 (5.17%) PaaS
5 47 (4.26%) IaaS
6 40 (3.63%) SaaS
6 40 (3.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 33 (2.99%) Route 53
8 32 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (1.63%) GitHub
12 17 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.45%) npm
14 13 (1.18%) Heroku
15 11 (1.00%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
17 9 (0.82%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.82%) Mimecast
18 8 (0.73%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 259 (23.50%) WAN
2 233 (21.14%) TCP/IP
3 228 (20.69%) LAN
4 218 (19.78%) VPN
5 209 (18.97%) DNS
6 207 (18.78%) Network Security
7 135 (12.25%) SSL
8 126 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
8 126 (11.43%) Wireless
9 118 (10.71%) SAN
10 113 (10.25%) BGP
11 107 (9.71%) MPLS
12 95 (8.62%) DHCP
13 94 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 93 (8.44%) OSPF
15 88 (7.99%) Internet
16 73 (6.62%) EIGRP
16 73 (6.62%) IPsec
17 63 (5.72%) VLAN
18 54 (4.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 38 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (3.45%) MySQL
5 27 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.54%) Power BI
9 14 (1.27%) Big Data
10 11 (1.00%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.45%) DB2
14 5 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 113 (10.25%) Jenkins
2 107 (9.71%) Git (software)
3 73 (6.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 64 (5.81%) Artifactory
5 39 (3.54%) JIRA
6 36 (3.27%) Maven
7 21 (1.91%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.27%) Subversion
8 14 (1.27%) Zephyr
9 12 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 11 (1.00%) JMeter
11 10 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.73%) Ant
13 8 (0.73%) Chocolatey
13 8 (0.73%) Liquibase
13 8 (0.73%) Selenium
13 8 (0.73%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.64%) Metasploit
15 6 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 229 (20.78%) Finance
2 99 (8.98%) Banking
3 51 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 39 (3.54%) Retail
5 25 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.00%) Marketing
8 21 (1.91%) Electronics
9 17 (1.54%) Law
10 13 (1.18%) Legal
11 9 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.73%) Billing
13 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.36%) German Language
14 4 (0.36%) Local Government
14 4 (0.36%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.27%) Back Office
16 2 (0.18%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 268 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 127 (11.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 118 (10.71%) Architect
4 115 (10.44%) Analyst
5 109 (9.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 100 (9.07%) Security Engineer
7 92 (8.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 84 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 63 (5.72%) Security Analyst
10 56 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
11 55 (4.99%) Consultant
12 43 (3.90%) Firewall Engineer
12 43 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (3.81%) Support Engineer
14 41 (3.72%) Administrator
15 38 (3.45%) Security Architect
16 33 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
16 33 (2.99%) Security Consultant
17 31 (2.81%) Senior Network Engineer
18 30 (2.72%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 46 (4.17%) Web Services
3 30 (2.72%) JSON
4 27 (2.45%) .NET
4 27 (2.45%) Node.js
5 25 (2.27%) LAPP Stack
5 25 (2.27%) XML
6 22 (2.00%) YAML
7 18 (1.63%) SOAP
8 16 (1.45%) 802.1X
8 16 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (1.45%) Middleware
8 16 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (1.36%) LEMP Stack
10 14 (1.27%) RESTful
10 14 (1.27%) Sensu
11 13 (1.18%) HTML
11 13 (1.18%) REST
11 13 (1.18%) SAML
11 13 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 202 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 45 (4.08%) PKI
5 44 (3.99%) Public Cloud
6 34 (3.09%) Clustering
7 31 (2.81%) Replication
8 29 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 24 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (1.27%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.18%) DataPower
11 13 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 12 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.00%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.91%) BYOD
14 10 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.91%) User Experience
15 9 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 399 (36.21%) Windows
2 385 (34.94%) Linux
3 218 (19.78%) Windows Server
4 144 (13.07%) Unix
5 105 (9.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.36%) CentOS
9 36 (3.27%) Windows 7
10 35 (3.18%) Windows 10
11 27 (2.45%) Solaris
12 26 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (2.27%) Ubuntu
14 23 (2.09%) AIX
15 11 (1.00%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.82%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.64%) Android
17 7 (0.64%) Debian
17 7 (0.64%) SUSE
18 5 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (17.97%) DevOps
2 145 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (12.43%) Information Security
4 135 (12.25%) ITIL
5 118 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 115 (10.44%) Migration
7 108 (9.80%) Configuration Management
8 89 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
8 89 (8.08%) SIEM
9 76 (6.90%) Open Source
10 72 (6.53%) Network Design
11 59 (5.35%) High Availability
11 59 (5.35%) Kalman Filter
12 54 (4.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 50 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
15 46 (4.17%) Patch Management
16 45 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
16 45 (4.08%) Project Management
17 44 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 164 (14.88%) Python
2 123 (11.16%) Bash Shell
3 121 (10.98%) SQL
4 100 (9.07%) Java
5 94 (8.53%) Ruby
6 92 (8.35%) PowerShell
7 80 (7.26%) Perl
8 32 (2.90%) JavaScript
9 17 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.36%) C#
11 13 (1.18%) C
11 13 (1.18%) PHP
12 12 (1.09%) Go
13 11 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.73%) C++
14 8 (0.73%) VBScript
15 7 (0.64%) VB
16 6 (0.54%) Groovy
17 4 (0.36%) Korn
18 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 210 (19.06%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (12.79%) CCNP
3 124 (11.25%) Security Cleared
4 92 (8.35%) SC Cleared
5 75 (6.81%) CISSP
6 69 (6.26%) CCNA
7 66 (5.99%) Degree
8 60 (5.44%) CCIE
9 44 (3.99%) CISM
10 33 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (2.63%) CCSE
12 20 (1.81%) MCSE
13 17 (1.54%) CEH
14 16 (1.45%) GIAC
15 15 (1.36%) CISA
15 15 (1.36%) GCIA
15 15 (1.36%) GCIH
16 14 (1.27%) CCSA
16 14 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.91%) QA
4 18 (1.63%) SLA
5 17 (1.54%) GDPR
6 13 (1.18%) NIST 800
7 12 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (0.73%) COBIT
8 8 (0.73%) RMADS
9 5 (0.45%) AS 2805
9 5 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.45%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.36%) GAMP
11 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.18%) GCP
12 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.18%) PMO
13 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 208 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 138 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (9.26%) Docker
4 55 (4.99%) Hyper-V
5 43 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (3.90%) vSphere
6 31 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (2.09%) VMware NSX
8 20 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (1.63%) ProxySG
9 18 (1.63%) Samba
10 15 (1.36%) XenApp
11 11 (1.00%) iptables
12 10 (0.91%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.73%) KVM
14 6 (0.54%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.54%) Firmware
14 6 (0.54%) NFS
14 6 (0.54%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 148 (13.43%) Puppet
2 140 (12.70%) Ansible
3 57 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (4.63%) SCCM
5 46 (4.17%) Kubernetes
6 40 (3.63%) Terraform
7 38 (3.45%) logstash
8 37 (3.36%) Kibana
9 28 (2.54%) WSUS
10 27 (2.45%) Nagios
11 25 (2.27%) HAProxy
12 24 (2.18%) Nessus
12 24 (2.18%) SCOM
13 20 (1.81%) Grafana
14 16 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
15 15 (1.36%) ZABBIX
16 14 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
16 14 (1.27%) FortiGate
16 14 (1.27%) WMI
17 13 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 445 (40.38%) Cisco
2 240 (21.78%) VMware
3 203 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 192 (17.42%) Microsoft
5 132 (11.98%) Juniper
6 125 (11.34%) Palo Alto
7 118 (10.71%) F5
8 115 (10.44%) Citrix
9 98 (8.89%) HP
10 88 (7.99%) Oracle
11 81 (7.35%) Red Hat
12 76 (6.90%) SolarWinds
13 75 (6.81%) Splunk
14 45 (4.08%) IBM
15 44 (3.99%) McAfee
16 43 (3.90%) Blue Coat
17 40 (3.63%) Riverbed
18 39 (3.54%) NetApp
19 36 (3.27%) Fortinet
20 34 (3.09%) SAP