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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 552 530 520
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 36 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.062% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.067% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 37
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£425 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £280 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £354 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +24 22 £600 +76.47% 3
North West -21 7 £290 -4.91%
South East - 2 £388 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 57 (72.15%) CheckPoint
3 50 (63.29%) Cisco
4 39 (49.37%) Juniper
5 31 (39.24%) Network Security
6 28 (35.44%) F5
7 23 (29.11%) Finance
8 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (22.78%) CCNP
9 18 (22.78%) OSPF
9 18 (22.78%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (20.25%) VPN
11 15 (18.99%) Fortinet
12 13 (16.46%) Load Balancing
12 13 (16.46%) BGP
12 13 (16.46%) Blue Coat
13 12 (15.19%) DNS
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
14 11 (13.92%) Linux
14 11 (13.92%) LAN
14 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.66%) WAN
15 10 (12.66%) CCSA
15 10 (12.66%) Junos
16 9 (11.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (11.39%) CCSE
16 9 (11.39%) Banking
16 9 (11.39%) UNIX
16 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
16 9 (11.39%) Check Point Certification

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (100.00%) Firewall
2 31 (39.24%) Network Security
3 18 (22.78%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (22.78%) OSPF
4 16 (20.25%) VPN
5 13 (16.46%) BGP
6 12 (15.19%) DNS
7 11 (13.92%) TCP/IP
7 11 (13.92%) LAN
8 10 (12.66%) WAN
8 10 (12.66%) Junos
9 9 (11.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (10.13%) Internet
10 8 (10.13%) IPsec
11 6 (7.59%) BIG-IP
12 5 (6.33%) Extranet
12 5 (6.33%) DHCP
12 5 (6.33%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (5.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (5.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.39%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Back Office
5 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (1.27%) Advertising
7 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 8 (10.13%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Statistics
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.27%) NHS
3 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 9 (11.39%) UNIX
4 8 (10.13%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) Windows 2000
5 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) Load Balancing
2 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
3 7 (8.86%) ITIL
4 6 (7.59%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (7.59%) Migration
5 5 (6.33%) Low Latency
5 5 (6.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 4 (5.06%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.80%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.53%) Network Management
8 2 (2.53%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.53%) Change Management
8 2 (2.53%) Data Security
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
8 2 (2.53%) Service Management
8 2 (2.53%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) Perl
2 7 (8.86%) Tcl
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.78%) CCNP
3 10 (12.66%) CCSA
4 9 (11.39%) Check Point Certification
4 9 (11.39%) CCSE
5 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.06%) Degree
6 4 (5.06%) CCNA
6 4 (5.06%) CISSP
7 3 (3.80%) GCIA
7 3 (3.80%) GCIH
7 3 (3.80%) CEH
7 3 (3.80%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.80%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.27%) CCIE
9 1 (1.27%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.06%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.27%) Xen
2 1 (1.27%) NLBS
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) OpenView
1 4 (5.06%) DameWare
1 4 (5.06%) OVSD
1 4 (5.06%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (2.53%) Nessus
3 1 (1.27%) WSUS
3 1 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (72.15%) CheckPoint
2 50 (63.29%) Cisco
3 39 (49.37%) Juniper
4 28 (35.44%) F5
5 15 (18.99%) Fortinet
6 13 (16.46%) Blue Coat
7 8 (10.13%) Nokia
8 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
9 6 (7.59%) Imperva
10 5 (6.33%) HP
11 4 (5.06%) IBM
11 4 (5.06%) Clearswift
12 3 (3.80%) Websense
12 3 (3.80%) Aruba
13 2 (2.53%) 3Com
13 2 (2.53%) McAfee
13 2 (2.53%) Sophos
13 2 (2.53%) Foundry
13 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
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