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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Engineer
England / North West
Rank 124 151 134
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +22.83%

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
2499 3718 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.75% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2214 1718
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 168 188
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +18 9 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
Firewall Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) Network Security
3 12 (70.59%) Fortinet
3 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (58.82%) MPLS
5 9 (52.94%) CCSP
5 9 (52.94%) FortiGate
6 4 (23.53%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) F5
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Juniper
8 2 (11.76%) CCNP
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (5.88%) VLAN
9 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
9 1 (5.88%) WSUS
9 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) Network Security
3 10 (58.82%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (5.88%) IPsec
7 1 (5.88%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) SSH
7 1 (5.88%) SSL
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
7 1 (5.88%) VoIP
7 1 (5.88%) VPN
7 1 (5.88%) WLAN
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Control
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) SIEM
2 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCSP
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) CASP
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (5.88%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Fortinet
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Fujitsu
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec