The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 69 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 2 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.23% 1.32% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.44% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
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£290 £280 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Firewall Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 766 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.48% 91.63% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 358 467
Average daily rate £380 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 48 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.91 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - - - -
Firewall Engineer
North West

Firewall Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Firewall Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) GCIA
3 1 (33.33%) GCIH
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) CISSP

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Firewall Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) DWDM
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) GCIA
1 1 (33.33%) GCIH
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (33.33%) F5