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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Engineer
Rank 578 561 525
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 35 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.059% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.063% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 17
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£320 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 13 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 3 July 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 -29 32 £320 -20.00% 6
London -11 13 £170 -57.50%
West Midlands +5 9 £315 -5.97% 1
Birmingham +3 9 £315 -5.97%
South East -10 9 £388 - 5
Hampshire - 9 £388 - 1
Southampton - 7 £388 -
City of London -5 4 £369 -26.25%
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
South West -11 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £388 -
Bristol - 1 - -

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 65 (100.00%) Firewall
2 51 (78.46%) CheckPoint
3 47 (72.31%) Cisco
4 39 (60.00%) Network Security
5 31 (47.69%) Juniper
6 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (27.69%) Load Balancing
8 18 (27.69%) Blue Coat
9 16 (24.62%) Wireless
9 16 (24.62%) BGP
10 15 (23.08%) WAN
10 15 (23.08%) DNS
11 14 (21.54%) LAN
12 13 (20.00%) CCNA
12 13 (20.00%) OSPF
13 12 (18.46%) CCSA
13 12 (18.46%) VPN
13 12 (18.46%) CCNP
13 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
13 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
13 12 (18.46%) F5
14 10 (15.38%) Clustering
15 9 (13.85%) Fortinet
15 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
16 7 (10.77%) Junos
16 7 (10.77%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (10.77%) VoIP
16 7 (10.77%) UNIX
16 7 (10.77%) Linux

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.15%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (100.00%) Firewall
2 39 (60.00%) Network Security
3 19 (29.23%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (24.62%) Wireless
4 16 (24.62%) BGP
5 15 (23.08%) WAN
5 15 (23.08%) DNS
6 14 (21.54%) LAN
7 13 (20.00%) OSPF
8 12 (18.46%) VPN
9 7 (10.77%) VoIP
9 7 (10.77%) Junos
10 6 (9.23%) MPLS
11 5 (7.69%) EIGRP
11 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (7.69%) Internet
11 5 (7.69%) IP Telephony
12 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
12 4 (6.15%) IPsec
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Clustering
2 9 (13.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) UNIX
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) Solaris
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Load Balancing
2 5 (7.69%) Fault Management
2 5 (7.69%) Network Management
3 4 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.62%) Change Management
4 3 (4.62%) Security Architecture
4 3 (4.62%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.08%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.08%) Migration
6 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.54%) SIEM
6 1 (1.54%) Database Security
6 1 (1.54%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) Perl
1 3 (4.62%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCNA
3 12 (18.46%) CCSA
3 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
3 12 (18.46%) CCNP
4 7 (10.77%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (7.69%) CCSE
6 3 (4.62%) CISSP
6 3 (4.62%) CCIE
7 1 (1.54%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 51 (78.46%) CheckPoint
2 47 (72.31%) Cisco
3 31 (47.69%) Juniper
4 18 (27.69%) Blue Coat
5 12 (18.46%) F5
6 9 (13.85%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.69%) Infoblox
7 5 (7.69%) Aruba
8 3 (4.62%) Imperva
8 3 (4.62%) Nokia
8 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.62%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.62%) HP
8 3 (4.62%) Nortel
8 3 (4.62%) Remedy
9 2 (3.08%) McAfee
9 2 (3.08%) Brocade
9 2 (3.08%) Foundry
10 1 (1.54%) Tufin
10 1 (1.54%) LogLogic