The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Firewall Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall Engineer
Rank 143 161 130
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.12% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £288
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +32.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +74.19%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3246 4034 2970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.33% 95.34% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2055 2401 1641
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 201 203
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 6 £375 +17.64%
Cheshire +10 2 £275 -8.33%
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Firewall Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) CCNP
5 11 (55.00%) WAN
6 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (50.00%) BGP
7 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
8 8 (40.00%) OSPF
8 8 (40.00%) Juniper
9 7 (35.00%) VoIP
10 6 (30.00%) LAN
10 6 (30.00%) DNS
10 6 (30.00%) CCNA
10 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 6 (30.00%) JNCIA
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
12 4 (20.00%) Finance
12 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 4 (20.00%) Nortel
13 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 3 (15.00%) VPN
13 3 (15.00%) DHCP
13 3 (15.00%) SNMP
13 3 (15.00%) IGRP
13 3 (15.00%) MPLS
13 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
13 3 (15.00%) F5
14 2 (10.00%) Splunk

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) BGP
3 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
6 7 (35.00%) VoIP
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) LAN
7 6 (30.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (15.00%) DHCP
9 3 (15.00%) IGRP
9 3 (15.00%) MPLS
9 3 (15.00%) SNMP
9 3 (15.00%) VPN
10 2 (10.00%) FTP
10 2 (10.00%) HTTP
10 2 (10.00%) PBX
10 2 (10.00%) SMTP
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) IVR
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.00%) Informatics
2 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Network Design
2 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) Security Management
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) CCNA
3 6 (30.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.00%) CASP
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) CSSLP
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) vCloud
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) Nortel
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Kaspersky
6 2 (10.00%) Splunk
7 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) VMware