Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 771 733 697
Rank change year-on-year -38 -36 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 100 96 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 121
England median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £263
90th Percentile £530 £538 £463
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £31.25 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,360 83,878 96,708
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,161 54,726 63,738
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,688 2,831
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in England

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
South East -20 32 £425 -8.11% 2
London -34 29 £438 +6.06% 4
Midlands +7 20 £530 +66.93%
West Midlands -11 19 £530 +66.93%
South West +6 9 £425 +6.25%
North of England -39 8 £415 +9.57%
Yorkshire -21 6 £408 +1.24%
East of England +5 2 £375 +42.86% 1
North West -26 2 £425 +12.58%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 England region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (100.00%) Firewall
2 67 (67.00%) Cisco
3 54 (54.00%) CheckPoint
4 39 (39.00%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (37.00%) FortiGate
6 33 (33.00%) WAN
7 32 (32.00%) VPN
8 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 29 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (28.00%) Wireless
11 27 (27.00%) CCNP
11 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
12 25 (25.00%) Network Security
12 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 25 (25.00%) Juniper
13 22 (22.00%) Fortinet
14 20 (20.00%) Network Design
15 19 (19.00%) Palo Alto
15 19 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 19 (19.00%) Aruba
16 18 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (17.00%) Migration
17 17 (17.00%) CCNA
18 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
19 15 (15.00%) WAN Optimisation
19 15 (15.00%) CCSE
19 15 (15.00%) Nokia
19 15 (15.00%) McAfee
19 15 (15.00%) Oracle
20 13 (13.00%) CCSA

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (4.00%) Apache
1 4 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (100.00%) Firewall
2 39 (39.00%) Cisco ASA
3 33 (33.00%) WAN
4 32 (32.00%) VPN
5 28 (28.00%) Wireless
6 25 (25.00%) Network Security
7 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 12 (12.00%) LAN
9 11 (11.00%) DNS
10 9 (9.00%) OSPF
11 8 (8.00%) BGP
11 8 (8.00%) FTP
11 8 (8.00%) Internet
11 8 (8.00%) IPsec
11 8 (8.00%) SSL
12 7 (7.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (7.00%) SMTP
12 7 (7.00%) SNMP
13 6 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (6.00%) Cisco ISE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
1 2 (2.00%) Metasploit
General
1 11 (11.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Banking
2 2 (2.00%) Local Government
2 2 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Law
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.00%) PKI
3 4 (4.00%) DataPower
3 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Linux
2 8 (8.00%) Check Point GAiA
2 8 (8.00%) Unix
3 5 (5.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) CentOS
4 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Network Design
2 17 (17.00%) Migration
3 15 (15.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 8 (8.00%) ITIL
5 7 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.00%) SIEM
7 5 (5.00%) Threat Management
8 4 (4.00%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.00%) High Availability
8 4 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (4.00%) Time Management
8 4 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (4.00%) Web Filtering
9 3 (3.00%) Change Control
9 3 (3.00%) Change Management
9 3 (3.00%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Perl
1 4 (4.00%) Python
2 3 (3.00%) C
3 2 (2.00%) Erlang
3 2 (2.00%) Go
3 2 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (27.00%) CCNP
3 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (17.00%) CCNA
5 15 (15.00%) CCSE
6 13 (13.00%) CCSA
7 10 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 8 (8.00%) CCENT
8 8 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
9 7 (7.00%) CCDP
9 7 (7.00%) CCIE
10 5 (5.00%) CCDA
10 5 (5.00%) CCDE
11 4 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (4.00%) JNCIA
12 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.00%) Degree
13 1 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.00%) VirtualBox
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) Firmware
3 2 (2.00%) iptables
3 2 (2.00%) Snort
4 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (37.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) SCOM
3 3 (3.00%) Cacti
4 2 (2.00%) Ansible
4 2 (2.00%) OSSEC
4 2 (2.00%) Puppet
4 2 (2.00%) SELinux
4 2 (2.00%) yum
5 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 67 (67.00%) Cisco
2 54 (54.00%) CheckPoint
3 25 (25.00%) Juniper
4 22 (22.00%) Fortinet
5 19 (19.00%) Aruba
5 19 (19.00%) Palo Alto
6 15 (15.00%) McAfee
6 15 (15.00%) Nokia
6 15 (15.00%) Oracle
7 12 (12.00%) F5
8 9 (9.00%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.00%) Citrix
10 4 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (4.00%) CA
10 4 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (4.00%) IBM
10 4 (4.00%) IronPort
10 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.00%) Qualys
11 3 (3.00%) VMware