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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 552 542 510
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 37 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.073% 0.036% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.039% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £305 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £38.50
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 +29 26 £475 -2.56% 1
South East -19 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Firewall Engineer
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Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 84 (100.00%) Firewall
2 67 (79.76%) CheckPoint
3 60 (71.43%) Cisco
4 47 (55.95%) Juniper
5 31 (36.90%) Network Security
5 31 (36.90%) F5
6 27 (32.14%) Finance
6 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (29.76%) Fortinet
8 23 (27.38%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (26.19%) CCNP
10 17 (20.24%) VPN
11 16 (19.05%) Linux
11 16 (19.05%) OSPF
12 14 (16.67%) BGP
12 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 14 (16.67%) Blue Coat
13 13 (15.48%) Banking
13 13 (15.48%) CCSA
14 11 (13.10%) UNIX
14 11 (13.10%) Windows
15 10 (11.90%) Solaris
15 10 (11.90%) CCNA
15 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
15 10 (11.90%) TACACS
15 10 (11.90%) Junos
16 9 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
16 9 (10.71%) CCSE
16 9 (10.71%) PCI DSS

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 84 (100.00%) Firewall
2 31 (36.90%) Network Security
3 23 (27.38%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (20.24%) VPN
5 16 (19.05%) OSPF
6 14 (16.67%) BGP
7 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.90%) TACACS
7 10 (11.90%) Junos
8 8 (9.52%) DNS
8 8 (9.52%) WAN
8 8 (9.52%) Internet
8 8 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (8.33%) IPsec
10 6 (7.14%) LAN
11 5 (5.95%) NetScreen
11 5 (5.95%) Extranet
11 5 (5.95%) BIG-IP
12 4 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (4.76%) EIGRP
General
1 27 (32.14%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) UNIX
2 11 (13.10%) Windows
3 10 (11.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 6 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.95%) Low Latency
4 5 (5.95%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 4 (4.76%) SIEM
5 4 (4.76%) Data Security
6 3 (3.57%) Change Management
6 3 (3.57%) Project Management
6 3 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.57%) Migration
7 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.38%) Network Management
7 2 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.38%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.38%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL
7 2 (2.38%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) Tcl
1 7 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.19%) CCNP
3 13 (15.48%) CCSA
4 10 (11.90%) CCNA
5 9 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
5 9 (10.71%) CCSE
6 7 (8.33%) CISSP
7 5 (5.95%) CEH
7 5 (5.95%) GCIA
7 5 (5.95%) GCIH
8 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.76%) Degree
9 3 (3.57%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.57%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.38%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.19%) CCIE
11 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.19%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.38%) Nessus
2 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 67 (79.76%) CheckPoint
2 60 (71.43%) Cisco
3 47 (55.95%) Juniper
4 31 (36.90%) F5
5 25 (29.76%) Fortinet
6 14 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.14%) Imperva
8 5 (5.95%) McAfee
9 4 (4.76%) Stonesoft
9 4 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 4 (4.76%) Nokia
10 3 (3.57%) Websense
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.38%) 3Com
11 2 (2.38%) Aruba
11 2 (2.38%) Dell
11 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.19%) BT
12 1 (1.19%) NetIQ
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