Period
to 22 February 2018

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 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 220 228
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 13 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.18% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.88%
10th Percentile £367 £313 £254
90th Percentile £538 £538 £523
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +3.45%
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 6,699 5,862 6,404
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 95.43% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,319 4,643 5,062
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £280
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 71 97
City of London median hourly rate £16.75 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.43% -6.48% +14.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £55.00 £41.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.69 £19.99
% change year-on-year +2.30% -11.49% +14.56%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018, Firewall Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) High Availability
3 6 (46.15%) Meraki
4 5 (38.46%) Juniper
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) IPv4
5 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
5 4 (30.77%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (30.77%) Multicast
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) F5
6 3 (23.08%) CCIE
7 2 (15.38%) CCSP
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 2 (15.38%) WAN
7 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 2 (15.38%) BGP
7 2 (15.38%) CCSE
7 2 (15.38%) Network Design

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 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (46.15%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
4 4 (30.77%) IPv4
4 4 (30.77%) Multicast
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) NX-OS
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) SSL
7 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE Service Provider
3 2 (15.38%) CCMSE
3 2 (15.38%) CCSE
3 2 (15.38%) CCSP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Meraki
3 5 (38.46%) Juniper
4 4 (30.77%) Barracuda Networks
4 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
5 3 (23.08%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Aruba
7 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) Mitel
7 1 (7.69%) Polycom
7 1 (7.69%) VMware