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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 554 525 523
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 32 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.063% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.068% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 17
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£320 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Firewall Engineer
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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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -11 13 £170 -57.50%
West Midlands +5 9 £315 -5.97% 1
South East -10 9 £388 - 5
South West -11 1 - -
Firewall Engineer
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Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 61 (100.00%) Firewall
2 47 (77.05%) CheckPoint
3 43 (70.49%) Cisco
4 38 (62.30%) Network Security
5 30 (49.18%) Juniper
6 25 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
8 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (26.23%) BGP
9 15 (24.59%) Wireless
9 15 (24.59%) WAN
10 14 (22.95%) LAN
10 14 (22.95%) DNS
10 14 (22.95%) Blue Coat
11 13 (21.31%) CCNA
11 13 (21.31%) OSPF
12 12 (19.67%) CCSA
12 12 (19.67%) VPN
12 12 (19.67%) CCNP
12 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
12 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
13 10 (16.39%) Clustering
14 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
15 8 (13.11%) F5
16 7 (11.48%) Junos
16 7 (11.48%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (11.48%) VoIP
16 7 (11.48%) UNIX
16 7 (11.48%) Linux
17 6 (9.84%) Solaris

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 61 (100.00%) Firewall
2 38 (62.30%) Network Security
3 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (26.23%) BGP
4 15 (24.59%) Wireless
4 15 (24.59%) WAN
5 14 (22.95%) LAN
5 14 (22.95%) DNS
6 13 (21.31%) OSPF
7 12 (19.67%) VPN
8 7 (11.48%) VoIP
8 7 (11.48%) Junos
9 6 (9.84%) MPLS
10 5 (8.20%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.20%) Internet
10 5 (8.20%) IP Telephony
11 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
11 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
11 4 (6.56%) IPsec
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
1 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Clustering
2 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) UNIX
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 6 (9.84%) Solaris
3 3 (4.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.20%) Fault Management
2 5 (8.20%) Network Management
3 4 (6.56%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.28%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.28%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (3.28%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Security Architecture
5 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Migration
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.64%) SIEM
6 1 (1.64%) Database Security
6 1 (1.64%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) Perl
1 3 (4.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.31%) CCNA
3 12 (19.67%) CCSA
3 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) CCNP
4 7 (11.48%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (8.20%) CCSE
6 3 (4.92%) CISSP
7 2 (3.28%) CCIE
8 1 (1.64%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) CheckPoint
2 43 (70.49%) Cisco
3 30 (49.18%) Juniper
4 14 (22.95%) Blue Coat
5 8 (13.11%) F5
6 5 (8.20%) Infoblox
6 5 (8.20%) Aruba
6 5 (8.20%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.92%) Nortel
7 3 (4.92%) Remedy
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee
8 2 (3.28%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.28%) Brocade
8 2 (3.28%) Foundry
9 1 (1.64%) Tufin
9 1 (1.64%) LogLogic
9 1 (1.64%) Prolexic
9 1 (1.64%) ScanSafe