The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 396 399 367
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 14 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.063% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.071% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
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£350 £270 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -43.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £450 £344
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - -
Firewall Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
City of London +26 7 £350 - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 31 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) CheckPoint
3 22 (70.97%) Cisco
4 14 (45.16%) Network Security
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (38.71%) F5
5 12 (38.71%) Juniper
6 11 (35.48%) DNS
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (32.26%) VPN
8 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 9 (29.03%) Wireless
9 8 (25.81%) Fortinet
10 7 (22.58%) Banking
10 7 (22.58%) CCNP
11 6 (19.35%) BGP
12 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
12 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) LAN
12 5 (16.13%) WAN
12 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
12 5 (16.13%) McAfee
12 5 (16.13%) SIEM
12 5 (16.13%) Infoblox
13 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
13 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
13 4 (12.90%) Stonesoft
13 4 (12.90%) Data Security
13 4 (12.90%) IPsec
13 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (45.16%) Network Security
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (35.48%) DNS
4 10 (32.26%) VPN
5 9 (29.03%) Wireless
6 6 (19.35%) BGP
7 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
7 5 (16.13%) LAN
7 5 (16.13%) WAN
8 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.90%) Internet
8 4 (12.90%) MPLS
8 4 (12.90%) IPsec
8 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
8 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.68%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (9.68%) VLAN
9 3 (9.68%) OSPF
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) PKI
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) SIEM
2 4 (12.90%) Data Security
2 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.68%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) CCSA
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) CheckPoint
2 22 (70.97%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) Juniper
3 12 (38.71%) F5
4 8 (25.81%) Fortinet
5 5 (16.13%) Infoblox
5 5 (16.13%) McAfee
5 5 (16.13%) Blue Coat
6 4 (12.90%) SonicWALL
6 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.90%) Stonesoft
7 3 (9.68%) Aruba
7 3 (9.68%) Remedy
8 2 (6.45%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) Nortel
8 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
9 1 (3.23%) BT
9 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.23%) Imperva
9 1 (3.23%) Citrix