The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 542 537 549
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 48 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.070% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 25
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £253 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £431 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £318
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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
Top 19 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 24 July 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 -1 47 £350 +2.94% 9
London +6 16 £463 +36.02% 4
West Midlands - 14 £310 - 4
Birmingham - 13 £320 - 4
South East -10 8 £375 +19.04%
Berkshire - 5 - -
North West -8 4 £356 +27.23% 1
City of London +26 3 £500 +37.93% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £375 +19.04%
Cheshire -1 1 £288 +2.67%
Basingstoke - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 90 (100.00%) Firewall
2 66 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 55 (61.11%) Cisco
4 49 (54.44%) Juniper
5 42 (46.67%) Network Security
6 30 (33.33%) F5
7 27 (30.00%) OSPF
7 27 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (30.00%) LAN
8 24 (26.67%) WAN
8 24 (26.67%) CCNP
8 24 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (24.44%) BGP
10 21 (23.33%) Finance
10 21 (23.33%) Load Balancing
11 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
12 18 (20.00%) Junos
13 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
14 16 (17.78%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (16.67%) Linux
15 15 (16.67%) Windows
16 14 (15.56%) VPN
16 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
17 13 (14.44%) Banking
18 12 (13.33%) Blue Coat
18 12 (13.33%) Back Office
19 10 (11.11%) DNS
19 10 (11.11%) McAfee
20 9 (10.00%) Investment Banking
21 8 (8.89%) Clustering

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (5.56%) IIS
1 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.11%) Apache
2 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (100.00%) Firewall
2 42 (46.67%) Network Security
3 27 (30.00%) OSPF
3 27 (30.00%) LAN
4 24 (26.67%) WAN
4 24 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (24.44%) BGP
6 18 (20.00%) Junos
7 16 (17.78%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (15.56%) VPN
9 10 (11.11%) DNS
10 7 (7.78%) Internet
10 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.67%) BIG-IP
12 4 (4.44%) IPv4
12 4 (4.44%) Extranet
12 4 (4.44%) DHCP
12 4 (4.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (3.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 13 (14.44%) Banking
4 12 (13.33%) Back Office
5 9 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Advertising
7 1 (1.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.11%) .NET
2 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Clustering
2 4 (4.44%) Statistics
3 1 (1.11%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.67%) Linux
1 15 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) UNIX
3 5 (5.56%) Solaris
4 4 (4.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (7.78%) ITIL
3 6 (6.67%) Network Design
3 6 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.56%) Migration
4 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.44%) Low Latency
5 4 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.22%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.22%) Data Security
7 2 (2.22%) Service Management
7 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.11%) OWASP
8 1 (1.11%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.11%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.11%) Change Management
8 1 (1.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) Perl
2 7 (7.78%) Tcl
3 4 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (26.67%) CCNP
3 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
4 17 (18.89%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.89%) CCSA
6 7 (7.78%) CCNA
6 7 (7.78%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (5.56%) CCSE
7 5 (5.56%) Degree
8 3 (3.33%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.22%) CISSP
10 1 (1.11%) CCIE
10 1 (1.11%) HND
10 1 (1.11%) CCVP
10 1 (1.11%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.11%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.44%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) Xen
2 1 (1.11%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) OpenView
1 4 (4.44%) OVSD
1 4 (4.44%) DameWare
2 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.11%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 55 (61.11%) Cisco
3 49 (54.44%) Juniper
4 30 (33.33%) F5
5 12 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 10 (11.11%) McAfee
7 7 (7.78%) Nokia
7 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.56%) HP
9 4 (4.44%) IBM
9 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.44%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.22%) Sophos
10 2 (2.22%) Citrix
10 2 (2.22%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.22%) Draytek
10 2 (2.22%) Foundry
11 1 (1.11%) Aruba
11 1 (1.11%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.11%) Imperva
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