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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 547 536 502
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 24 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.047% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.051% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 20
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£375 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £341 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £38.50

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 23 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 29 January 2015. 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 -17 22 £344 -21.42% 5
London +14 12 £369 -22.36% 4
South East -17 2 £375 -
City of London +13 1 £475 -5.00% 2
Berkshire -1 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Dunfermline - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hook - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 59 (100.00%) Firewall
2 48 (81.36%) CheckPoint
3 44 (74.58%) Cisco
4 30 (50.85%) Juniper
5 27 (45.76%) F5
6 23 (38.98%) Network Security
7 21 (35.59%) Fortinet
8 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (27.12%) Finance
11 13 (22.03%) CCNP
12 12 (20.34%) Linux
12 12 (20.34%) Banking
13 11 (18.64%) CCNA
14 10 (16.95%) Windows
14 10 (16.95%) VPN
15 9 (15.25%) DNS
15 9 (15.25%) TACACS
16 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
16 8 (13.56%) PCI DSS
17 7 (11.86%) Blue Coat
17 7 (11.86%) CCSE
17 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
17 7 (11.86%) UNIX
17 7 (11.86%) CISSP
18 6 (10.17%) OSPF
18 6 (10.17%) BGP
18 6 (10.17%) CCSA
18 6 (10.17%) Solaris
18 6 (10.17%) Imperva

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (38.98%) Network Security
3 20 (33.90%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (16.95%) VPN
5 9 (15.25%) DNS
5 9 (15.25%) TACACS
6 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
7 6 (10.17%) OSPF
7 6 (10.17%) BGP
7 6 (10.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (8.47%) WAN
8 5 (8.47%) IPsec
9 4 (6.78%) NetScreen
9 4 (6.78%) BIG-IP
9 4 (6.78%) Junos
10 3 (5.08%) SSL
10 3 (5.08%) LAN
10 3 (5.08%) Wireless
11 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) PKI
2 1 (1.69%) NHS
2 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows
3 7 (11.86%) UNIX
4 6 (10.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (6.78%) Data Security
3 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
3 4 (6.78%) SIEM
4 3 (5.08%) Project Management
5 2 (3.39%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.39%) Network Management
5 2 (3.39%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Change Management
5 2 (3.39%) Cyber Security
5 2 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.69%) Low Latency
6 1 (1.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (1.69%) Database Security
6 1 (1.69%) Fund Management
6 1 (1.69%) Wealth Management
6 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Tcl
1 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (22.03%) CCNP
3 11 (18.64%) CCNA
4 7 (11.86%) CCSE
4 7 (11.86%) CISSP
5 6 (10.17%) CCSA
6 5 (8.47%) CEH
6 5 (8.47%) GCIA
6 5 (8.47%) GCIH
7 2 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CCIE
7 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (3.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) CheckPoint
2 44 (74.58%) Cisco
3 30 (50.85%) Juniper
4 27 (45.76%) F5
5 21 (35.59%) Fortinet
6 7 (11.86%) Blue Coat
7 6 (10.17%) Imperva
8 4 (6.78%) McAfee
8 4 (6.78%) SonicWALL
8 4 (6.78%) Stonesoft
9 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.08%) Websense
10 2 (3.39%) 3Com
10 2 (3.39%) Dell
10 2 (3.39%) Nokia
10 2 (3.39%) Aruba
11 1 (1.69%) TippingPoint
11 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.69%) Prolexic
11 1 (1.69%) ScanSafe
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