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 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 545 530 546
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 33 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.066% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.071% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 20
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£395 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £253 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
48880 46358 52194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.58% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 26970 28985
Average daily rate £393 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1978 2143 2595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.26% -2.94%

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 9 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 17 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 9 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 -21 32 £395 +16.17% 6
London +8 13 £450 +26.31% 1
West Midlands - 7 £350 - 3
Birmingham - 7 £350 - 2
South East -11 6 - - 1
Berkshire - 5 - -
City of London +14 2 £500 +37.93%
Basingstoke - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 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 77 (100.00%) Firewall
2 57 (74.03%) CheckPoint
3 47 (61.04%) Cisco
4 41 (53.25%) Juniper
5 35 (45.45%) Network Security
6 27 (35.06%) F5
7 26 (33.77%) LAN
8 24 (31.17%) OSPF
9 23 (29.87%) WAN
10 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
11 20 (25.97%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (24.68%) BGP
13 18 (23.38%) CCNP
13 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
14 17 (22.08%) Load Balancing
14 17 (22.08%) Junos
15 16 (20.78%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (19.48%) Windows
17 14 (18.18%) Telecoms
17 14 (18.18%) Finance
18 13 (16.88%) Linux
19 12 (15.58%) Banking
19 12 (15.58%) Back Office
20 11 (14.29%) VPN
21 10 (12.99%) McAfee
22 9 (11.69%) Investment Banking
22 9 (11.69%) DNS
23 7 (9.09%) Blue Coat
24 6 (7.79%) Network Design

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 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 (6.49%) IIS
1 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (100.00%) Firewall
2 35 (45.45%) Network Security
3 26 (33.77%) LAN
4 24 (31.17%) OSPF
5 23 (29.87%) WAN
6 20 (25.97%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (24.68%) BGP
8 17 (22.08%) Junos
9 16 (20.78%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (14.29%) VPN
11 9 (11.69%) DNS
12 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
13 5 (6.49%) Internet
13 5 (6.49%) BIG-IP
13 5 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 4 (5.19%) EIGRP
14 4 (5.19%) IGRP
14 4 (5.19%) DHCP
14 4 (5.19%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (18.18%) Telecoms
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 12 (15.58%) Banking
2 12 (15.58%) Back Office
3 9 (11.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) German Language
5 1 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Statistics
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
3 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
4 3 (3.90%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Load Balancing
2 6 (7.79%) Network Design
2 6 (7.79%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.90%) E-Commerce
4 3 (3.90%) Migration
4 3 (3.90%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (3.90%) Low Latency
4 3 (3.90%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.60%) Network Planning
5 2 (2.60%) Data Security
6 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.30%) Fund Management
6 1 (1.30%) Wealth Management
6 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) Perl
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Tcl
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (25.97%) Security Cleared
3 18 (23.38%) CCNP
3 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) CCNA
5 5 (6.49%) Degree
6 4 (5.19%) JNCIS
7 3 (3.90%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (3.90%) CCSA
8 2 (2.60%) CCSE
8 2 (2.60%) CCIE
8 2 (2.60%) CISSP
9 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) ISA Server
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.30%) NLBS
2 1 (1.30%) Xen
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) OVSD
1 4 (5.19%) DameWare
1 4 (5.19%) OpenView
2 1 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
2 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) CheckPoint
2 47 (61.04%) Cisco
3 41 (53.25%) Juniper
4 27 (35.06%) F5
5 10 (12.99%) McAfee
6 7 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.79%) Nokia
8 4 (5.19%) Clearswift
8 4 (5.19%) IBM
8 4 (5.19%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) Sophos
9 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.60%) Draytek
10 1 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (1.30%) NetApp
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix
10 1 (1.30%) Sun
10 1 (1.30%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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