Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 232 263
Rank change year-on-year -10 +31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 15 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.18% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 8
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £376 £313 £277
90th Percentile £538 £488 £503
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6765 6392 8566
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.45% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 5073 6726
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 78 124
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.16% -4.79% +4.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £29.40 £48.12 £39.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.45% -4.64% +5.88%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the City of London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the City of London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in the City of London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the City of London

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 City of London region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (53.33%) High Availability
5 7 (46.67%) Network Security
5 7 (46.67%) CCNP
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) VPN
5 7 (46.67%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Banking
6 6 (40.00%) IPv4
6 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
6 6 (40.00%) Multicast
6 6 (40.00%) Meraki
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper
8 4 (26.67%) CCIE
8 4 (26.67%) CCSE
8 4 (26.67%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
9 3 (20.00%) Change Control
9 3 (20.00%) F5
9 3 (20.00%) CCMSE
9 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
9 3 (20.00%) CCIE Service Provider
9 3 (20.00%) Network Design
9 3 (20.00%) VLAN
9 3 (20.00%) COBIT

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (40.00%) IPv4
4 6 (40.00%) Multicast
5 3 (20.00%) BGP
5 3 (20.00%) NX-OS
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) High Availability
2 3 (20.00%) Change Control
2 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) CCNP
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCIE
2 4 (26.67%) CCSE
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE Service Provider
3 3 (20.00%) CCMSE
3 3 (20.00%) CCSP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Meraki
3 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (20.00%) F5
7 2 (13.33%) Aruba
8 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) Mitel
8 1 (6.67%) Polycom
8 1 (6.67%) VMware