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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall Engineer
Rank 570 538 543
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 58 71 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 22
Average daily rate £369 £363 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £21.75 -
% change year-on-year
+79.31% -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 55 £369 +3.50% 14
South East +10 18 £375 +2.04% 4
London -13 15 £425 +19.29% 6
Hampshire +13 8 £350 -5.72% 1
Berkshire +9 6 £440 +35.38% 1
Reading - 6 £440 -
Southampton - 6 £350 - 1
South West +7 5 £325 -
Yorkshire -23 5 £290 -31.76%
North West - 5 £350 -
Manchester - 4 £350 -
Scotland -6 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
South Yorkshire -13 3 £290 -7.93%
Sheffield -19 3 £290 -7.93%
Swindon - 3 £319 -
Wiltshire - 3 £319 -
East of England - 3 £363 - 3
Surrey -2 2 - - 2
Birmingham -5 2 £288 -
West Yorkshire -10 2 - -
West Midlands -12 2 £288 -4.16%
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 1
City of London +43 1 £525 +31.25% 1
Dorset +5 1 £375 +15.38%
Bradford +3 1 - -
Kent -7 1 £240 -
Leeds -8 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - - 1

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Firewall
2 101 (74.81%) Cisco
3 64 (47.41%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (42.22%) CheckPoint
5 55 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
6 54 (40.00%) LAN
7 49 (36.30%) CCNP
8 46 (34.07%) Network Security
9 44 (32.59%) VPN
10 43 (31.85%) WAN
11 30 (22.22%) CCNA
12 27 (20.00%) VoIP
12 27 (20.00%) Wireless
13 26 (19.26%) DNS
13 26 (19.26%) Juniper
14 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
15 24 (17.78%) SC Cleared
15 24 (17.78%) Data Centre
16 23 (17.04%) TCP/IP
16 23 (17.04%) Windows
16 23 (17.04%) Finance
17 22 (16.30%) F5
18 20 (14.81%) DHCP
19 19 (14.07%) Palo Alto
20 18 (13.33%) VLAN
20 18 (13.33%) BGP
21 16 (11.85%) DMZ
21 16 (11.85%) Load Balancing
22 15 (11.11%) OSPF
22 15 (11.11%) SSL

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Office
2 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 135 (100.00%) Firewall
2 55 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
3 54 (40.00%) LAN
4 46 (34.07%) Network Security
5 44 (32.59%) VPN
6 43 (31.85%) WAN
7 27 (20.00%) VoIP
7 27 (20.00%) Wireless
8 26 (19.26%) DNS
9 23 (17.04%) TCP/IP
10 20 (14.81%) DHCP
11 18 (13.33%) BGP
11 18 (13.33%) VLAN
12 16 (11.85%) DMZ
13 15 (11.11%) OSPF
13 15 (11.11%) SSL
14 11 (8.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (7.41%) MPLS
16 8 (5.93%) Internet
16 8 (5.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.22%) Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Publishing
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Local Government
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.74%) CGI
2 1 (0.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) OCX
2 1 (0.74%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.74%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.22%) Fintech
2 3 (2.22%) Statistics
3 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.74%) BYOD
4 1 (0.74%) DataPower
4 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.74%) EFT
4 1 (0.74%) iPad
4 1 (0.74%) PKI
4 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.04%) Windows
2 10 (7.41%) Linux
3 9 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.19%) Unix
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.85%) Load Balancing
2 15 (11.11%) Migration
3 12 (8.89%) ITIL
4 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.93%) Service Management
6 6 (4.44%) Change Management
6 6 (4.44%) Patch Management
6 6 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.70%) Information Security
7 5 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.96%) SIEM
9 3 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.22%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.22%) Project Management
9 3 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (2.22%) Security Architecture
9 3 (2.22%) Security Hardening
9 3 (2.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.96%) Python
2 3 (2.22%) Perl
3 2 (1.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (47.41%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (36.30%) CCNP
3 30 (22.22%) CCNA
4 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 24 (17.78%) SC Cleared
6 13 (9.63%) CCSA
7 11 (8.15%) CCIE
8 7 (5.19%) CCSE
8 7 (5.19%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (3.70%) CISM
9 5 (3.70%) CISSP
10 3 (2.22%) CCENT
10 3 (2.22%) Degree
10 3 (2.22%) GSEC
11 2 (1.48%) CCSP
11 2 (1.48%) CISA
11 2 (1.48%) GIAC
12 1 (0.74%) CCVP
12 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) COBIT
2 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.22%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.48%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.48%) Nessus
5 1 (0.74%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.74%) Proventia
Vendors
1 101 (74.81%) Cisco
2 57 (42.22%) CheckPoint
3 26 (19.26%) Juniper
4 22 (16.30%) F5
5 19 (14.07%) Palo Alto
6 11 (8.15%) Blue Coat
6 11 (8.15%) SolarWinds
7 10 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.19%) Citrix
9 7 (5.19%) VMware
10 6 (4.44%) Aruba
10 6 (4.44%) Forcepoint
11 5 (3.70%) Brocade
11 5 (3.70%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.96%) Intel Security
13 3 (2.22%) HP
13 3 (2.22%) Mitel
13 3 (2.22%) Tufin
14 2 (1.48%) Sourcefire
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