Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 89 96
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 688 448 1,130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.32% 2.76% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.77% 25.50% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 334 784
10th Percentile £326 £295 £310
25th Percentile £403 £363 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +8.11%
75th Percentile £615 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
England median daily rate £461 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
10th Percentile £46.56 £33.00 £30.00
25th Percentile £47.42 £41.25 £31.88
Median hourly rate £51.25 £44.76 £39.59
Median % change year-on-year +14.51% +13.05% -17.23%
75th Percentile £58.44 £48.75 £47.81
90th Percentile £68.13 £49.50 £49.88
England median hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -9.52% +9.57% -7.26%

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 2,778 1,757 4,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.36% 10.82% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,892 1,220 2,881
10th Percentile £298 £255 £219
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £657 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 102
10th Percentile £12.95 £15.08 £13.89
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.63 £18.12
Median hourly rate £28.50 £40.75 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.06% +87.36% +8.75%
75th Percentile £52.31 £47.83 £43.57
90th Percentile £70.60 £53.38 £52.38
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +11.90% +5.00%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 0 84 £469 +10.29% 66
South London +22 12 £410 -10.87% 13
West London -2 12 £175 -59.77% 20
East London +3 8 £425 -8.11% 23
North London +5 3 £350 -37.78% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 234 (34.01%) Windows
2 227 (32.99%) Azure
3 213 (30.96%) Cisco
4 198 (28.78%) Linux
5 158 (22.97%) Finance
6 143 (20.78%) Active Directory
7 141 (20.49%) Microsoft
8 138 (20.06%) Microsoft 365
9 130 (18.90%) WAN
10 124 (18.02%) DNS
11 114 (16.57%) VPN
12 106 (15.41%) VMware
13 104 (15.12%) DevOps
14 103 (14.97%) Social Skills
15 102 (14.83%) AWS
15 102 (14.83%) Network Security
16 101 (14.68%) Python
17 98 (14.24%) LAN
18 93 (13.52%) CheckPoint
19 91 (13.23%) TCP/IP
19 91 (13.23%) SQL
20 90 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
21 88 (12.79%) Citrix
22 87 (12.65%) Data Centre
23 86 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
24 81 (11.77%) PowerShell
25 78 (11.34%) Palo Alto
26 77 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
27 75 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 75 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 33 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.62%) Apache
3 18 (2.62%) Confluence
4 17 (2.47%) IIS
5 14 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.87%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.73%) CMS
9 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.58%) MTS
11 3 (0.44%) JBoss
12 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.22%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.20%) ION MarketView
2 11 (1.60%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.73%) Eikon
3 5 (0.73%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 227 (32.99%) Azure
2 138 (20.06%) Microsoft 365
3 102 (14.83%) AWS
4 55 (7.99%) IaaS
5 45 (6.54%) PaaS
6 44 (6.40%) GCP
7 35 (5.09%) SaaS
8 30 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (3.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 19 (2.76%) OneDrive
11 15 (2.18%) Mimecast
11 15 (2.18%) Serverless
12 12 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.45%) GitHub
15 9 (1.31%) Azure Sentinel
15 9 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
16 8 (1.16%) Akamai
17 7 (1.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 7 (1.02%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 130 (18.90%) WAN
2 124 (18.02%) DNS
3 114 (16.57%) VPN
4 102 (14.83%) Network Security
5 98 (14.24%) LAN
6 91 (13.23%) TCP/IP
7 65 (9.45%) Wireless
8 62 (9.01%) Multicast
9 59 (8.58%) BGP
10 52 (7.56%) SSL
11 49 (7.12%) MPLS
12 48 (6.98%) Internet
13 46 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (6.10%) OSPF
15 41 (5.96%) DHCP
16 32 (4.65%) Cisco Firepower
16 32 (4.65%) SD-WAN
16 32 (4.65%) VLAN
16 32 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (4.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.76%) MySQL
3 16 (2.33%) Big Data
4 11 (1.60%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.45%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.58%) Power BI
11 3 (0.44%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.44%) Data Vault
11 3 (0.44%) DB2
11 3 (0.44%) Parquet
11 3 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (3.63%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.76%) JIRA
3 11 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.45%) GitLab
5 6 (0.87%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.73%) Maven
7 4 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.44%) GCC
8 3 (0.44%) Gradle
8 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.44%) Postman
8 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.29%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.29%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.15%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.15%) kappa
General
1 158 (22.97%) Finance
2 103 (14.97%) Social Skills
3 74 (10.76%) Banking
4 34 (4.94%) Public Sector
5 24 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.20%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.91%) Front Office
8 18 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
10 12 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
11 11 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
12 10 (1.45%) Retail
13 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
14 7 (1.02%) Legal
14 7 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.02%) Prime Brokerage
15 5 (0.73%) Marketing
16 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.58%) Police
17 3 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (17.73%) Network Engineer
2 91 (13.23%) Architect
2 91 (13.23%) Security Engineer
3 52 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (6.10%) Analyst
4 42 (6.10%) Azure Engineer
5 38 (5.52%) Security Architect
6 36 (5.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 33 (4.80%) Consultant
8 32 (4.65%) Applications Support
9 31 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
11 26 (3.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.78%) Project Manager
12 24 (3.49%) Cisco Engineer
13 23 (3.34%) Linux Support
14 22 (3.20%) Cloud Architect
14 22 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
15 20 (2.91%) Administrator
15 20 (2.91%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.49%) .NET
1 24 (3.49%) Rendezvous
2 18 (2.62%) REST
3 17 (2.47%) SAML
4 14 (2.03%) Web Services
4 14 (2.03%) YAML
5 13 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
6 11 (1.60%) JSON
6 11 (1.60%) Kafka
6 11 (1.60%) SOAP
7 10 (1.45%) LAMP
7 10 (1.45%) LDAP
8 9 (1.31%) Express
8 9 (1.31%) Node.js
8 9 (1.31%) XML
9 8 (1.16%) Middleware
9 8 (1.16%) OAuth
9 8 (1.16%) Software Packaging
9 8 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.09%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.33%) Clustering
4 16 (2.33%) PKI
4 16 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 16 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.45%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.45%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.31%) Replication
8 9 (1.31%) Tandem
9 8 (1.16%) Equities
9 8 (1.16%) Wiki
10 7 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.02%) Derivative
11 6 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 234 (34.01%) Windows
2 198 (28.78%) Linux
3 75 (10.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 44 (6.40%) Windows 10
6 42 (6.10%) Unix
7 23 (3.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.47%) Android
10 16 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (2.18%) CentOS
12 12 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.74%) Windows 7
13 11 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.02%) Solaris
16 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.44%) HPUX
17 3 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.12%) DevOps
2 90 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 75 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 69 (10.03%) Change Management
6 68 (9.88%) Migration
7 65 (9.45%) ITIL
8 62 (9.01%) Project Management
9 61 (8.87%) SIEM
10 59 (8.58%) Information Security
11 51 (7.41%) High Availability
11 51 (7.41%) Low Latency
12 46 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (6.54%) Capacity Management
13 45 (6.54%) Load Balancing
14 43 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
15 42 (6.10%) Security Architecture
16 37 (5.38%) Scrum
17 33 (4.80%) Incident Management
18 31 (4.51%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (14.68%) Python
2 91 (13.23%) SQL
3 81 (11.77%) PowerShell
4 37 (5.38%) Java
5 30 (4.36%) Bash Shell
6 19 (2.76%) C#
7 17 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.03%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.31%) Go
10 8 (1.16%) C
10 8 (1.16%) Perl
10 8 (1.16%) Ruby
11 7 (1.02%) C++
12 5 (0.73%) PHP
12 5 (0.73%) VBScript
13 4 (0.58%) Scala
13 4 (0.58%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.44%) Groovy
15 2 (0.29%) VB
15 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 44 (6.40%) CCNP
3 44 (6.40%) CISSP
4 43 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 31 (4.51%) Degree
6 27 (3.92%) CCNA
7 25 (3.63%) CCIE
8 19 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (2.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 15 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.03%) CISM
10 14 (2.03%) GIAC
10 14 (2.03%) MCSE
11 11 (1.60%) CISA
11 11 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.31%) CCSP
12 9 (1.31%) CEH
12 9 (1.31%) FFIEC
12 9 (1.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (3.78%) NIST
3 18 (2.62%) GDPR
4 15 (2.18%) SLA
5 12 (1.74%) NIST 800
6 10 (1.45%) QA
7 9 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (1.31%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.02%) COBIT
9 7 (1.02%) GRC
9 7 (1.02%) SOC 2
10 6 (0.87%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.58%) NCSC
11 4 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.29%) PMO
13 1 (0.15%) COSO
13 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.15%) SOC 1
System Software
1 143 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 72 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.67%) Docker
4 21 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (2.76%) vSphere
7 18 (2.62%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.31%) ProxySG
10 8 (1.16%) iptables
10 8 (1.16%) NFS
10 8 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.87%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.58%) XenApp
13 3 (0.44%) Samba
14 2 (0.29%) Firmware
14 2 (0.29%) Squid
14 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (10.17%) Ansible
2 62 (9.01%) Terraform
3 47 (6.83%) Kubernetes
4 34 (4.94%) SCCM
5 31 (4.51%) FortiGate
5 31 (4.51%) Puppet
6 24 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 18 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (1.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 9 (1.31%) CA Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.31%) HP Fortify
12 8 (1.16%) CASB
12 8 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (1.16%) HP NNM
13 7 (1.02%) Istio
13 7 (1.02%) Nessus
13 7 (1.02%) SCOM
14 6 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 213 (30.96%) Cisco
2 141 (20.49%) Microsoft
3 106 (15.41%) VMware
4 93 (13.52%) CheckPoint
5 88 (12.79%) Citrix
6 78 (11.34%) Palo Alto
7 74 (10.76%) Red Hat
8 70 (10.17%) F5
9 54 (7.85%) Fortinet
10 45 (6.54%) Juniper
10 45 (6.54%) Splunk
11 37 (5.38%) HP
12 30 (4.36%) Meraki
13 28 (4.07%) Dell
14 27 (3.92%) IBM
15 26 (3.78%) Google
16 25 (3.63%) Zscaler
17 24 (3.49%) ION Trading
17 24 (3.49%) Oracle
17 24 (3.49%) TIBCO