The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Firewall Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall Engineer
Rank 534 554 577
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 80 95 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 32
Median daily rate £388 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.42%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 69 £388 +3.33% 6
London -4 25 £356 -8.06% 3
South East +9 18 £400 +3.29% 1
Hampshire +20 11 £394 +1.61%
Southampton +3 8 £388 -
West Midlands -11 6 £375 +15.38% 1
South Wales +4 5 £400 - 1
Wales -2 5 £400 - 1
City of London -11 5 £425 +7.93% 3
South West +5 4 £375 +15.38% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £348 +39.00%
East of England +3 4 - -
Bristol - 4 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +25 3 £380 -
Buckinghamshire +21 3 £475 +35.71%
Hertfordshire +2 3 - -
North West -6 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
Stevenage - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £325 -
Edinburgh +18 2 £375 -
Scotland +4 2 £375 -
Berkshire +3 2 £438 -0.51%
Middlesex -2 2 £406 -9.72%
Birmingham -3 2 £264 -18.84% 1
Manchester -4 2 - -
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £365 -
Corby - 2 £369 -
Belfast - 2 £430 -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Firewall Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 176 (100.00%) Firewall
2 128 (72.73%) Cisco
3 97 (55.11%) CheckPoint
4 69 (39.20%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (38.07%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (31.82%) Network Security
7 55 (31.25%) CCNP
8 54 (30.68%) LAN
9 39 (22.16%) WAN
10 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
10 37 (21.02%) Palo Alto
11 35 (19.89%) SC Cleared
12 33 (18.75%) F5
12 33 (18.75%) VPN
12 33 (18.75%) CCNA
12 33 (18.75%) Juniper
13 29 (16.48%) Data Centre
14 28 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (15.34%) Wireless
16 26 (14.77%) DNS
17 25 (14.20%) Finance
18 24 (13.64%) Fortinet
19 23 (13.07%) Windows
20 21 (11.93%) SSL
20 21 (11.93%) VoIP
21 20 (11.36%) MPLS
22 19 (10.80%) TCP/IP
23 18 (10.23%) OSPF
23 18 (10.23%) Migration
23 18 (10.23%) VMware

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) IaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 176 (100.00%) Firewall
2 67 (38.07%) Cisco ASA
3 56 (31.82%) Network Security
4 54 (30.68%) LAN
5 39 (22.16%) WAN
6 33 (18.75%) VPN
7 28 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (15.34%) Wireless
9 26 (14.77%) DNS
10 21 (11.93%) SSL
10 21 (11.93%) VoIP
11 20 (11.36%) MPLS
12 19 (10.80%) TCP/IP
13 18 (10.23%) OSPF
14 17 (9.66%) BGP
15 15 (8.52%) Internet
15 15 (8.52%) VLAN
16 14 (7.95%) DHCP
17 9 (5.11%) HSRP
18 8 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (14.20%) Finance
2 12 (6.82%) Banking
3 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.14%) Advertising
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.57%) International Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.14%) Middleware
2 2 (1.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.27%) NHS
4 3 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.70%) EMV
4 3 (1.70%) iPad
4 3 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.14%) Clustering
5 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) PKI
6 1 (0.57%) Replication
6 1 (0.57%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.07%) Windows
2 16 (9.09%) Linux
3 11 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.27%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.23%) Migration
2 17 (9.66%) Change Management
3 13 (7.39%) Network Design
4 12 (6.82%) ITIL
5 10 (5.68%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.55%) Information Security
7 7 (3.98%) Network Management
8 6 (3.41%) Patch Management
8 6 (3.41%) SIEM
9 5 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.84%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.84%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.84%) Project Management
9 5 (2.84%) Security Operations
10 4 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.27%) Data Analysis
10 4 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.27%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (2.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.14%) Perl
2 2 (1.14%) Python
3 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 69 (39.20%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (31.25%) CCNP
3 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
4 35 (19.89%) SC Cleared
5 33 (18.75%) CCNA
6 9 (5.11%) CCIE
6 9 (5.11%) Degree
7 7 (3.98%) CCVP
7 7 (3.98%) MCSE
7 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.84%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.27%) CCSE
9 4 (2.27%) CCSP
9 4 (2.27%) MCSA
9 4 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.70%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.70%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.14%) CCSA
11 2 (1.14%) GIAC
11 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) SLA
2 6 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.84%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.84%) vSphere
3 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.70%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.70%) Nagios
3 3 (1.70%) WSUS
4 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.14%) WMI
5 1 (0.57%) Cacti
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 128 (72.73%) Cisco
2 97 (55.11%) CheckPoint
3 37 (21.02%) Palo Alto
4 33 (18.75%) F5
4 33 (18.75%) Juniper
5 24 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 18 (10.23%) VMware
7 17 (9.66%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.11%) HP
9 8 (4.55%) Intel Security
10 7 (3.98%) Meraki
11 6 (3.41%) Tufin
12 5 (2.84%) Aruba
12 5 (2.84%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.27%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.27%) Citrix
13 4 (2.27%) Nokia
14 3 (1.70%) AlgoSec
14 3 (1.70%) Dell
14 3 (1.70%) Riverbed
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