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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 590 568 546
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 35 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.086% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.093% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 20
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£363 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £293
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +19.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 16 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 28 August 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 -35 25 £363 +3.57% 5
South East -15 10 £388 +3.33% 2
Edinburgh - 10 £500 -
Scotland - 10 £500 -
London +9 7 £170 -60.00% 1
Hampshire -5 6 £388 +3.33% 1
Southampton - 6 £388 -
Birmingham -2 4 £315 -
West Midlands -9 4 £315 +5.00%
West Sussex - 4 £363 -
Crawley - 3 £363 -
Wiltshire 0 2 £450 +89.47%
South West -10 2 £450 +46.93%
Manchester -22 2 £425 -
North West -36 2 £425 +18.88%
Swindon -6 1 - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (100.00%) Firewall
2 54 (76.06%) CheckPoint
3 52 (73.24%) Cisco
4 41 (57.75%) Network Security
5 31 (43.66%) Juniper
6 29 (40.85%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (29.58%) LAN
8 21 (29.58%) WAN
8 21 (29.58%) Blue Coat
9 19 (26.76%) F5
10 16 (22.54%) CCNA
10 16 (22.54%) Finance
11 15 (21.13%) BGP
12 14 (19.72%) CCSA
12 14 (19.72%) DNS
12 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
13 13 (18.31%) VPN
13 13 (18.31%) Wireless
13 13 (18.31%) CCNP
14 12 (16.90%) OSPF
14 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
14 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
14 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
15 11 (15.49%) VoIP
16 10 (14.08%) Linux
16 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
17 9 (12.68%) Clustering
17 9 (12.68%) Fortinet
18 8 (11.27%) Imperva

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 71 (100.00%) Firewall
2 41 (57.75%) Network Security
3 29 (40.85%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (29.58%) LAN
4 21 (29.58%) WAN
5 15 (21.13%) BGP
6 14 (19.72%) DNS
7 13 (18.31%) VPN
7 13 (18.31%) Wireless
8 12 (16.90%) OSPF
9 11 (15.49%) VoIP
10 8 (11.27%) Junos
11 7 (9.86%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (9.86%) IPsec
11 7 (9.86%) IP Telephony
11 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
11 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
12 6 (8.45%) Internet
13 5 (7.04%) MPLS
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Clustering
3 3 (4.23%) PKI
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) EFT
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) UNIX
3 6 (8.45%) Solaris
4 5 (7.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
2 7 (9.86%) Fault Management
3 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.04%) Network Management
5 4 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.63%) Supplier Management
5 4 (5.63%) Change Management
6 3 (4.23%) ITIL
6 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.82%) Migration
7 2 (2.82%) Low Latency
7 2 (2.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (1.41%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 1 (1.41%) SIEM
8 1 (1.41%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) Perl
1 3 (4.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.54%) CCNA
3 14 (19.72%) CCSA
4 13 (18.31%) CCNP
5 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
5 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
6 8 (11.27%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (9.86%) CCSE
8 3 (4.23%) CCENT
9 2 (2.82%) CCIE
9 2 (2.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (76.06%) CheckPoint
2 52 (73.24%) Cisco
3 31 (43.66%) Juniper
4 21 (29.58%) Blue Coat
5 19 (26.76%) F5
6 9 (12.68%) Fortinet
7 8 (11.27%) Imperva
7 8 (11.27%) Nokia
8 7 (9.86%) Aruba
9 4 (5.63%) Nortel
10 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.23%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.82%) Brocade
11 2 (2.82%) VMware
11 2 (2.82%) Foundry
12 1 (1.41%) LogLogic
12 1 (1.41%) McAfee
12 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.41%) Sun
12 1 (1.41%) TippingPoint
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