The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 525 515 532
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 47 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.079% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.085% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 39
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£350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £270 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the England region.

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
London +8 17 £425 +25.00% 1
West Midlands - 12 £290 -
North West -8 9 £358 +17.21%
South East +2 5 £375 -
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Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 79 (100.00%) Firewall
2 61 (77.22%) CheckPoint
3 51 (64.56%) Cisco
4 43 (54.43%) Juniper
5 28 (35.44%) Network Security
6 24 (30.38%) F5
7 22 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (26.58%) Finance
9 20 (25.32%) OSPF
10 19 (24.05%) CCNP
11 18 (22.78%) LAN
12 16 (20.25%) WAN
12 16 (20.25%) Load Balancing
13 15 (18.99%) Windows
13 15 (18.99%) BGP
14 14 (17.72%) VPN
15 13 (16.46%) Linux
15 13 (16.46%) Blue Coat
15 13 (16.46%) Fortinet
15 13 (16.46%) Junos
16 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
17 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
17 10 (12.66%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (12.66%) DNS
17 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
18 9 (11.39%) CCSA
19 8 (10.13%) Banking
19 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
19 8 (10.13%) Check Point Certification

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.33%) IIS
1 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (35.44%) Network Security
3 22 (27.85%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (25.32%) OSPF
5 18 (22.78%) LAN
6 16 (20.25%) WAN
7 15 (18.99%) BGP
8 14 (17.72%) VPN
9 13 (16.46%) Junos
10 10 (12.66%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (12.66%) DNS
10 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.86%) Internet
12 6 (7.59%) BIG-IP
13 5 (6.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (6.33%) IPsec
14 4 (5.06%) TACACS
14 4 (5.06%) IPv4
14 4 (5.06%) Extranet
14 4 (5.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
2 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.86%) Back Office
4 6 (7.59%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Statistics
3 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.27%) NHS
3 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Linux
3 8 (10.13%) UNIX
4 7 (8.86%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Load Balancing
2 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
2 7 (8.86%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Migration
4 5 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.06%) Network Design
5 4 (5.06%) Low Latency
5 4 (5.06%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 4 (5.06%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.80%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.53%) Change Management
7 2 (2.53%) Service Management
7 2 (2.53%) Data Security
7 2 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.53%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.53%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.53%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) Perl
2 6 (7.59%) Tcl
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (24.05%) CCNP
3 11 (13.92%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.39%) CCSA
6 8 (10.13%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (8.86%) CCSE
8 5 (6.33%) CCNA
9 4 (5.06%) CISSP
10 3 (3.80%) Degree
10 3 (3.80%) CEH
10 3 (3.80%) GCIA
10 3 (3.80%) GCIH
11 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.53%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.53%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.27%) CCIE
12 1 (1.27%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.06%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) NLBS
2 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) DameWare
1 4 (5.06%) OVSD
1 4 (5.06%) OpenView
2 3 (3.80%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
3 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 61 (77.22%) CheckPoint
2 51 (64.56%) Cisco
3 43 (54.43%) Juniper
4 24 (30.38%) F5
5 13 (16.46%) Blue Coat
5 13 (16.46%) Fortinet
6 8 (10.13%) Nokia
7 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.33%) HP
9 4 (5.06%) McAfee
9 4 (5.06%) Clearswift
9 4 (5.06%) IBM
10 3 (3.80%) Websense
11 2 (2.53%) Sophos
11 2 (2.53%) Citrix
11 2 (2.53%) Foundry
11 2 (2.53%) Aruba
11 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.27%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds