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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank 570 549 518
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 38 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.039% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.042% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 16
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £305 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 37 £425 +13.33% 1
London +37 26 £475 -2.56% 1
City of London +12 4 £475 -5.00%
South East -36 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Newport - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 85 (100.00%) Firewall
2 68 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 61 (71.76%) Cisco
4 48 (56.47%) Juniper
5 32 (37.65%) Network Security
5 32 (37.65%) F5
6 27 (31.76%) Finance
6 27 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (29.41%) Fortinet
8 24 (28.24%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (25.88%) CCNP
10 17 (20.00%) VPN
11 16 (18.82%) Linux
11 16 (18.82%) OSPF
12 15 (17.65%) Blue Coat
13 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
13 14 (16.47%) BGP
14 13 (15.29%) Banking
14 13 (15.29%) CCSA
15 11 (12.94%) UNIX
15 11 (12.94%) Windows
16 10 (11.76%) Solaris
16 10 (11.76%) CCNA
16 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.76%) TACACS
16 10 (11.76%) Junos
17 9 (10.59%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
17 9 (10.59%) WAN
17 9 (10.59%) CCSE

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 85 (100.00%) Firewall
2 32 (37.65%) Network Security
3 24 (28.24%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (20.00%) VPN
5 16 (18.82%) OSPF
6 14 (16.47%) BGP
7 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.76%) TACACS
7 10 (11.76%) Junos
8 9 (10.59%) WAN
9 8 (9.41%) DNS
9 8 (9.41%) Internet
9 8 (9.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (8.24%) LAN
10 7 (8.24%) IPsec
11 5 (5.88%) Extranet
11 5 (5.88%) NetScreen
11 5 (5.88%) BIG-IP
12 4 (4.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (4.71%) EIGRP
General
1 27 (31.76%) Finance
2 13 (15.29%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Clustering
2 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.18%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) UNIX
2 11 (12.94%) Windows
3 10 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
2 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
3 6 (7.06%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
4 5 (5.88%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 5 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.71%) SIEM
5 4 (4.71%) Data Security
6 3 (3.53%) Project Management
6 3 (3.53%) Change Management
6 3 (3.53%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.53%) Migration
7 2 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.35%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.35%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL
7 2 (2.35%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.35%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.35%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) Tcl
1 7 (8.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (25.88%) CCNP
3 13 (15.29%) CCSA
4 10 (11.76%) CCNA
5 9 (10.59%) Check Point Certification
5 9 (10.59%) CCSE
6 7 (8.24%) CISSP
7 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.88%) CEH
7 5 (5.88%) GCIA
7 5 (5.88%) GCIH
8 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.71%) Degree
9 3 (3.53%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.53%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.35%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.18%) CCIE
11 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.18%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.35%) Nessus
2 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.18%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 68 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 61 (71.76%) Cisco
3 48 (56.47%) Juniper
4 32 (37.65%) F5
5 25 (29.41%) Fortinet
6 15 (17.65%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.06%) Imperva
7 6 (7.06%) McAfee
8 4 (4.71%) Stonesoft
8 4 (4.71%) SonicWALL
8 4 (4.71%) Nokia
9 3 (3.53%) Websense
9 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.35%) 3Com
10 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.35%) Dell
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.35%) Aruba
11 1 (1.18%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.18%) Remedy