Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 111 -
Rank change year-on-year +26 - +102
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.32% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £250
% change year-on-year +0.67% +50.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1184 1760 1867
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.95% 93.47% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 1224 1134
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +7.74%
10th Percentile £241 £263 £275
90th Percentile £525 £569 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 56 104
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.14% -6.69%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.16 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £33.75 £41.75
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
% change year-on-year +10.57% +3.32% +8.13%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in Cheshire

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall Engineer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in Cheshire

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 28 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £324 -
Firewall Engineer
North West

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (25.00%) D-Link
4 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (25.00%) Meraki
4 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) D-Link
4 1 (25.00%) Meraki
4 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (25.00%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (25.00%) WatchGuard