The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 March 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 153 185
Rank change year-on-year -6 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 3 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.030% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.031% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £525 £575 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +61.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +15.00% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2916 3192 4971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.17% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2545 3747
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

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 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 28 March 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 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) CCNP
4 7 (63.64%) Finance
5 6 (54.55%) Banking
5 6 (54.55%) CCSE
5 6 (54.55%) Juniper
5 6 (54.55%) CCSP
5 6 (54.55%) Palo Alto
5 6 (54.55%) CCMSE
5 6 (54.55%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (18.18%) F5
7 1 (9.09%) Meraki
7 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
7 1 (9.09%) Streaming Media
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (9.09%) Network Design
7 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
7 1 (9.09%) Internet
7 1 (9.09%) MPLS

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:

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Streaming Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Change Management
1 1 (9.09%) Network Design
1 1 (9.09%) Validation
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCMSE
2 6 (54.55%) CCSE
2 6 (54.55%) CCSP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) Palo Alto
4 2 (18.18%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki