Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 96 96
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 827 401 959
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.31% 2.88% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.18% 25.84% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 296 661
10th Percentile £343 £293 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.82%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
10th Percentile " £30.00 £46.25
25th Percentile £46.56 £33.75 £47.19
Median hourly rate £51.08 £40.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +27.69% -20.00% -9.09%
75th Percentile £55.31 £41.88 "
90th Percentile £58.13 £43.00 £54.38
England median hourly rate £28.56 £40.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year -28.60% -9.60% +17.84%

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 3,420 1,552 3,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.57% 11.15% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,348 1,052 2,677
10th Percentile £282 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £663
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 21 98
10th Percentile £11.25 £17.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.50 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.25 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.54% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £43.75 £47.38
90th Percentile £53.45 £58.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -38 86 £508 +4.64% 85
West London -6 15 £230 -72.12% 39
South London +4 11 £613 +38.42% 10
East London -10 7 £500 -13.04% 26
North London 0 1 £405 -28.00% 8
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 297 (35.91%) Windows
2 287 (34.70%) Azure
3 259 (31.32%) Cisco
4 231 (27.93%) Linux
5 194 (23.46%) Active Directory
6 180 (21.77%) Finance
7 176 (21.28%) Microsoft
8 162 (19.59%) AWS
9 159 (19.23%) VMware
10 156 (18.86%) VPN
11 155 (18.74%) Microsoft 365
12 154 (18.62%) DNS
13 146 (17.65%) DevOps
14 143 (17.29%) Social Skills
15 132 (15.96%) Network Security
16 120 (14.51%) Python
17 118 (14.27%) Cybersecurity
18 117 (14.15%) WAN
19 115 (13.91%) PowerShell
20 113 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
21 108 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
22 104 (12.58%) SQL
23 103 (12.45%) CheckPoint
24 99 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 96 (11.61%) BGP
26 95 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
27 94 (11.37%) Data Centre
28 93 (11.25%) Security Cleared
28 93 (11.25%) Citrix
28 93 (11.25%) Migration

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 45 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 30 (3.63%) MS Exchange
3 24 (2.90%) IIS
4 23 (2.78%) Apache
5 19 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.18%) Confluence
7 12 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.60%) CMS
11 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.48%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
12 3 (0.36%) JBoss
12 3 (0.36%) MTS
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (2.66%) Sentinel
2 13 (1.57%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 287 (34.70%) Azure
2 162 (19.59%) AWS
3 155 (18.74%) Microsoft 365
4 79 (9.55%) PaaS
5 73 (8.83%) GCP
6 72 (8.71%) IaaS
7 59 (7.13%) SaaS
8 58 (7.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (3.02%) OneDrive
10 22 (2.66%) Azure Sentinel
11 21 (2.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 21 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (2.42%) Serverless
13 19 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (2.06%) GitHub
15 14 (1.69%) Google Workspace
16 13 (1.57%) Mimecast
16 13 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 10 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
18 9 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 156 (18.86%) VPN
2 154 (18.62%) DNS
3 132 (15.96%) Network Security
4 117 (14.15%) WAN
5 96 (11.61%) BGP
6 91 (11.00%) LAN
7 85 (10.28%) TCP/IP
8 64 (7.74%) Wireless
9 57 (6.89%) MPLS
9 57 (6.89%) Multicast
10 56 (6.77%) SSL
11 52 (6.29%) DHCP
12 46 (5.56%) OSPF
13 44 (5.32%) SD-WAN
13 44 (5.32%) VLAN
14 35 (4.23%) IPsec
15 34 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (4.11%) Internet
16 33 (3.99%) HTTP
17 30 (3.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 14 (1.69%) MySQL
4 11 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (1.33%) Big Data
5 9 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.97%) DB2
7 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.48%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.36%) Parquet
9 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.24%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (6.65%) Jenkins
2 38 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.02%) Bitbucket
4 20 (2.42%) Artifactory
5 15 (1.81%) JIRA
6 14 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (1.69%) Subversion
7 8 (0.97%) GitLab
8 6 (0.73%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.60%) Maven
9 5 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.48%) CircleCI
10 4 (0.48%) Gradle
10 4 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
10 4 (0.48%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.36%) GCC
11 3 (0.36%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.36%) Postman
11 3 (0.36%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 180 (21.77%) Finance
2 143 (17.29%) Social Skills
3 71 (8.59%) Banking
4 40 (4.84%) Public Sector
5 32 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.66%) Presentation Skills
8 19 (2.30%) Influencing Skills
9 14 (1.69%) Legal
10 13 (1.57%) Front Office
10 13 (1.57%) Games
11 12 (1.45%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.09%) Retail
14 8 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
15 7 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.60%) Marketing
18 3 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (19.23%) Architect
2 152 (18.38%) Network Engineer
3 123 (14.87%) Security Engineer
4 69 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 63 (7.62%) Security Architect
6 58 (7.01%) Azure Engineer
7 52 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 46 (5.56%) Analyst
9 44 (5.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 34 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
11 29 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
11 29 (3.51%) Consultant
12 28 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
14 26 (3.14%) Applications Support
14 26 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
15 23 (2.78%) Linux Support
15 23 (2.78%) Technical Architect
16 21 (2.54%) Network Architect
17 20 (2.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.54%) OAuth
1 21 (2.54%) REST
2 20 (2.42%) SAML
3 19 (2.30%) Rendezvous
4 17 (2.06%) .NET
4 17 (2.06%) ARM Templates
5 16 (1.93%) Middleware
5 16 (1.93%) OAuth2
6 15 (1.81%) XML
7 14 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
7 14 (1.69%) LDAP
7 14 (1.69%) Web Services
8 13 (1.57%) JSON
8 13 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (1.45%) Kafka
10 11 (1.33%) SOAP
11 10 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (1.21%) LAMP
12 7 (0.85%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 94 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.99%) Public Cloud
3 29 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (3.26%) PKI
6 23 (2.78%) Clustering
6 23 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.18%) Cloud Native
9 15 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 12 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (1.33%) Equities
12 10 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (0.97%) Derivative
14 8 (0.97%) Replication
15 6 (0.73%) DataPower
15 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 297 (35.91%) Windows
2 231 (27.93%) Linux
3 83 (10.04%) Windows Server
4 73 (8.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (6.77%) Unix
6 53 (6.41%) Windows 10
7 27 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (3.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 16 (1.93%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.81%) Android
11 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.97%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.73%) CentOS
16 5 (0.60%) AIX
17 4 (0.48%) HPUX
17 4 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.65%) DevOps
2 118 (14.27%) Cybersecurity
3 108 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 93 (11.25%) Migration
6 88 (10.64%) ITIL
6 88 (10.64%) SIEM
7 79 (9.55%) Change Management
8 70 (8.46%) Project Management
9 68 (8.22%) Load Balancing
10 64 (7.74%) Information Security
11 60 (7.26%) Security Architecture
12 56 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
13 52 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
14 51 (6.17%) Capacity Management
15 47 (5.68%) Security Operations
16 46 (5.56%) Analytics
17 45 (5.44%) High Availability
18 42 (5.08%) Identity Access Management
18 42 (5.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (14.51%) Python
2 115 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 104 (12.58%) SQL
4 39 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 36 (4.35%) Java
6 21 (2.54%) C#
7 19 (2.30%) C
8 18 (2.18%) Groovy
8 18 (2.18%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.45%) Go
10 10 (1.21%) VBScript
11 8 (0.97%) C++
11 8 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.85%) Ruby
13 6 (0.73%) Scala
14 5 (0.60%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.48%) Perl
15 4 (0.48%) PHP
15 4 (0.48%) VB
16 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (11.25%) Security Cleared
3 74 (8.95%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.77%) CISSP
5 46 (5.56%) CCNP
6 45 (5.44%) Degree
7 37 (4.47%) CCIE
8 36 (4.35%) CCNA
9 27 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (2.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (2.30%) CISM
11 17 (2.06%) CCSP
11 17 (2.06%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.81%) GIAC
13 13 (1.57%) MCITP
13 13 (1.57%) MCSE
14 11 (1.33%) MCSA
15 8 (0.97%) CRISC
15 8 (0.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (3.75%) NIST
3 24 (2.90%) GDPR
4 23 (2.78%) SLA
5 12 (1.45%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.33%) QA
7 9 (1.09%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.97%) GRC
8 8 (0.97%) SOC 2
9 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.60%) NCSC
10 5 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.36%) COBIT
11 3 (0.36%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.36%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.12%) DICOM
13 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.12%) HL7
System Software
1 194 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 113 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.98%) Docker
4 28 (3.39%) vSphere
5 26 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 24 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.66%) VMware NSX
8 15 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.45%) NFS
10 12 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (1.33%) vCloud
12 10 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.21%) XenApp
13 7 (0.85%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.60%) Xen
15 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
16 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.24%) Squid
16 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (10.28%) Ansible
1 85 (10.28%) Terraform
2 83 (10.04%) Kubernetes
3 42 (5.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (5.08%) SCCM
4 37 (4.47%) Puppet
5 36 (4.35%) FortiGate
6 29 (3.51%) ITRS Geneos
7 22 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (2.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 16 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (1.81%) Istio
11 13 (1.57%) BladeLogic
12 12 (1.45%) Nagios
12 12 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.33%) QRadar
14 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.21%) vRealize
14 10 (1.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 9 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 259 (31.32%) Cisco
2 176 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 159 (19.23%) VMware
4 103 (12.45%) CheckPoint
5 93 (11.25%) Citrix
6 88 (10.64%) Palo Alto
7 74 (8.95%) Red Hat
8 66 (7.98%) Splunk
9 58 (7.01%) F5
10 48 (5.80%) Oracle
11 43 (5.20%) Fortinet
12 38 (4.59%) Google
13 37 (4.47%) IBM
14 34 (4.11%) Juniper
15 32 (3.87%) HP
16 31 (3.75%) Meraki
17 25 (3.02%) McAfee
18 23 (2.78%) Dell
19 21 (2.54%) NetApp
20 20 (2.42%) SolarWinds