Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 94 107
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.24% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -4.35% -3.36%
10th Percentile £400 £263 £266
90th Percentile £470 £288 £299
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,195 1,224 1,931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 93.94% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 867 1,298
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 61 82
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.15 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -11.74% +1.45%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.69% -18.60% +30.30%

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 20 January 2018. 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
Warrington +10 3 £425 -
Firewall Engineer
North West

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Junos
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Junos
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) VMware