The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 569 539 551
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 45 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.074% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.080% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 40
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£350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £270 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 September 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
England -12 45 £350 +14.75% 2
London +11 17 £425 +25.00% 1
West Midlands - 11 £290 - 1
Birmingham - 10 £280 - 1
North West -6 9 £358 +17.21%
Cheshire -4 4 £290 -4.91%
South East -5 4 £375 -
City of London +20 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (100.00%) Firewall
2 60 (77.92%) CheckPoint
3 51 (66.23%) Cisco
4 42 (54.55%) Juniper
5 27 (35.06%) Network Security
6 25 (32.47%) F5
7 22 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (25.97%) Finance
8 20 (25.97%) OSPF
8 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (22.08%) CCNP
10 16 (20.78%) Load Balancing
11 15 (19.48%) Windows
11 15 (19.48%) LAN
11 15 (19.48%) BGP
12 14 (18.18%) VPN
13 13 (16.88%) WAN
13 13 (16.88%) Linux
13 13 (16.88%) Blue Coat
13 13 (16.88%) Fortinet
13 13 (16.88%) Junos
14 10 (12.99%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (12.99%) DNS
14 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
15 9 (11.69%) CCSA
15 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
16 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
16 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
16 8 (10.39%) Banking
16 8 (10.39%) Check Point Certification

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (6.49%) IIS
1 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (100.00%) Firewall
2 27 (35.06%) Network Security
3 22 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (25.97%) OSPF
5 15 (19.48%) BGP
5 15 (19.48%) LAN
6 14 (18.18%) VPN
7 13 (16.88%) WAN
7 13 (16.88%) Junos
8 10 (12.99%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (12.99%) DNS
8 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
9 7 (9.09%) Internet
10 6 (7.79%) BIG-IP
11 5 (6.49%) IPsec
11 5 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (5.19%) TACACS
12 4 (5.19%) Extranet
12 4 (5.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
2 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.79%) Back Office
4 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (5.19%) Statistics
3 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Linux
3 8 (10.39%) UNIX
4 7 (9.09%) Solaris
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
5 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) Load Balancing
2 7 (9.09%) ITIL
2 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 6 (7.79%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.19%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.19%) Low Latency
5 4 (5.19%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (3.90%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.60%) Service Management
7 2 (2.60%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.60%) Change Management
7 2 (2.60%) Data Security
7 2 (2.60%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.60%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) Perl
2 6 (7.79%) Tcl
3 4 (5.19%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (22.08%) CCNP
3 9 (11.69%) CCSA
3 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.39%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) CCSE
6 4 (5.19%) CISSP
7 3 (3.90%) CCNA
7 3 (3.90%) CEH
7 3 (3.90%) Degree
7 3 (3.90%) GCIA
7 3 (3.90%) GCIH
8 2 (2.60%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.60%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.60%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.30%) CCIE
9 1 (1.30%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.19%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.30%) Xen
2 1 (1.30%) NLBS
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) OpenView
1 4 (5.19%) DameWare
1 4 (5.19%) OVSD
2 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.30%) Nessus
3 1 (1.30%) WSUS
3 1 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (77.92%) CheckPoint
2 51 (66.23%) Cisco
3 42 (54.55%) Juniper
4 25 (32.47%) F5
5 13 (16.88%) Blue Coat
5 13 (16.88%) Fortinet
6 8 (10.39%) Nokia
7 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.49%) HP
9 4 (5.19%) IBM
9 4 (5.19%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.90%) Websense
11 2 (2.60%) Foundry
11 2 (2.60%) Aruba
11 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.60%) Citrix
11 2 (2.60%) McAfee
11 2 (2.60%) Sophos
12 1 (1.30%) NetIQ
12 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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