The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 516 564
Rank change year-on-year -32 +48  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 46 106 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 58
England median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38%  
10th Percentile £309 £260 £160
90th Percentile £538 £463 £406
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £39.50 - £41.25
10th Percentile £37.25 - £40.63
90th Percentile £41.75 - £41.88
UK median hourly rate £39.50 - £41.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 17 £495 +32.00%
North of England +54 12 £378 -5.62% 2
London -20 10 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire +18 5 £425 +29.77% 1
South West -5 5 £400 +10.34%
North East +76 4 £340 -19.04%
North West +21 3 £378 -5.62% 1
West Midlands +21 3 £318 -9.15% 1
Midlands +12 3 £318 -4.07% 1
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Firewall
2 51 (57.30%) Cisco
3 45 (50.56%) CheckPoint
4 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (34.83%) Network Security
6 25 (28.09%) LAN
6 25 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (25.84%) Palo Alto
7 23 (25.84%) WAN
8 22 (24.72%) Juniper
8 22 (24.72%) Fortinet
8 22 (24.72%) Blue Coat
9 21 (23.60%) F5
10 19 (21.35%) CCNP
11 17 (19.10%) MPLS
11 17 (19.10%) FortiGate
11 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
12 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
13 14 (15.73%) CCNA
14 13 (14.61%) CCSP
14 13 (14.61%) Finance
14 13 (14.61%) Load Balancing
15 12 (13.48%) ProxySG
15 12 (13.48%) VPN
15 12 (13.48%) Wireless
16 11 (12.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (11.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
17 10 (11.24%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (11.24%) BGP

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 5 (5.62%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (3.37%) IaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
4 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (100.00%) Firewall
2 31 (34.83%) Network Security
3 25 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (28.09%) LAN
4 23 (25.84%) WAN
5 17 (19.10%) MPLS
6 12 (13.48%) VPN
6 12 (13.48%) Wireless
7 11 (12.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (11.24%) BGP
8 10 (11.24%) DNS
8 10 (11.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 10 (11.24%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.74%) IPsec
10 6 (6.74%) VoIP
11 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
11 5 (5.62%) Skype
12 4 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (4.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Local Government
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.25%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.12%) VAX
3 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.37%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Load Balancing
2 8 (8.99%) ITIL
3 4 (4.49%) SIEM
4 3 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (3.37%) Migration
4 3 (3.37%) Risk Management
5 2 (2.25%) Change Control
5 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.25%) Fault Management
5 2 (2.25%) Information Security
5 2 (2.25%) Network Management
5 2 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.25%) Project Management
6 1 (1.12%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.12%) Demand Management
6 1 (1.12%) High Availability
6 1 (1.12%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.12%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.25%) VBScript
3 1 (1.12%) Python
3 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (21.35%) CCNP
3 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
4 16 (17.98%) SC Cleared
5 14 (15.73%) CCNA
6 13 (14.61%) CCSP
7 7 (7.87%) CCSE
8 4 (4.49%) CCSA
9 3 (3.37%) CCMSE
9 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.25%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) Cacti
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (57.30%) Cisco
2 45 (50.56%) CheckPoint
3 23 (25.84%) Palo Alto
4 22 (24.72%) Blue Coat
4 22 (24.72%) Fortinet
4 22 (24.72%) Juniper
5 21 (23.60%) F5
6 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.49%) Aruba
7 4 (4.49%) McAfee
7 4 (4.49%) VMware
8 3 (3.37%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (3.37%) Citrix
8 3 (3.37%) Nokia
8 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.37%) WatchGuard
9 2 (2.25%) Etrali
9 2 (2.25%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL