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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 550 534 564
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 51 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.077% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.083% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
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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 £246 £255 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £416 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £324
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -16 51 £350 +2.94% 3
London +10 18 £463 +36.02% 3
West Midlands - 13 £300 -
Birmingham - 12 £315 -
South East +4 7 £375 +6.38%
North West -13 7 £358 +27.67%
City of London +35 4 £500 +37.93% 1
Berkshire - 4 - -
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
Cheshire -7 2 £290 +3.57%
Basingstoke - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 92 (100.00%) Firewall
2 70 (76.09%) CheckPoint
3 57 (61.96%) Cisco
4 50 (54.35%) Juniper
5 37 (40.22%) Network Security
6 29 (31.52%) F5
7 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (28.26%) LAN
9 25 (27.17%) OSPF
10 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (25.00%) WAN
11 23 (25.00%) Finance
12 22 (23.91%) CCNP
13 20 (21.74%) BGP
13 20 (21.74%) Load Balancing
14 17 (18.48%) Junos
14 17 (18.48%) Windows
15 16 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
16 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
16 15 (16.30%) Linux
16 15 (16.30%) VPN
17 14 (15.22%) Banking
18 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
19 12 (13.04%) Blue Coat
20 11 (11.96%) Back Office
21 10 (10.87%) Investment Banking
22 9 (9.78%) Fortinet
22 9 (9.78%) CCSA
23 8 (8.70%) DNS

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.43%) IIS
1 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.09%) Apache
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Office
2 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (100.00%) Firewall
2 37 (40.22%) Network Security
3 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (28.26%) LAN
5 25 (27.17%) OSPF
6 23 (25.00%) WAN
7 20 (21.74%) BGP
8 17 (18.48%) Junos
9 16 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (16.30%) VPN
11 8 (8.70%) DNS
11 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
12 7 (7.61%) Internet
13 6 (6.52%) BIG-IP
14 4 (4.35%) Extranet
14 4 (4.35%) IPv4
14 4 (4.35%) DHCP
14 4 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 3 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 3 (3.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 14 (15.22%) Banking
3 13 (14.13%) Telecoms
4 11 (11.96%) Back Office
5 10 (10.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Clustering
2 4 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 15 (16.30%) Linux
3 6 (6.52%) UNIX
4 5 (5.43%) Solaris
5 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Load Balancing
2 7 (7.61%) ITIL
3 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
3 6 (6.52%) Network Design
4 5 (5.43%) Migration
4 5 (5.43%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.35%) Low Latency
5 4 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.17%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.17%) Network Planning
7 2 (2.17%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.17%) Data Security
7 2 (2.17%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.17%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.17%) Service Management
8 1 (1.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) Perl
2 6 (6.52%) Tcl
3 4 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (23.91%) CCNP
3 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) CCSA
6 7 (7.61%) CCNA
6 7 (7.61%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (7.61%) CCSE
7 3 (3.26%) Degree
8 2 (2.17%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (1.09%) CCVP
9 1 (1.09%) GCIA
9 1 (1.09%) GCIH
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.35%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.09%) Xen
2 1 (1.09%) NLBS
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) OpenView
1 4 (4.35%) DameWare
1 4 (4.35%) OVSD
2 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.09%) WSUS
3 1 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 70 (76.09%) CheckPoint
2 57 (61.96%) Cisco
3 50 (54.35%) Juniper
4 29 (31.52%) F5
5 12 (13.04%) Blue Coat
6 9 (9.78%) Fortinet
7 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.61%) McAfee
7 7 (7.61%) Nokia
8 5 (5.43%) HP
9 4 (4.35%) IBM
9 4 (4.35%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.17%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.17%) Draytek
10 2 (2.17%) Foundry
10 2 (2.17%) Citrix
10 2 (2.17%) Sophos
11 1 (1.09%) Websense
11 1 (1.09%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.09%) Symantec
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