Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 725 704 738
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 124 172 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 126 97
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £277 £291 £221
90th Percentile £530 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
England median hourly rate £44.75 - £39.00
10th Percentile £27.28 - £29.00
90th Percentile £50.00 - £41.00
UK median hourly rate £44.75 - £39.00

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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
London -44 38 £450 +5.88% 1
North of England +62 30 £350 -2.78% 1
Midlands +27 21 £440 +25.89%
South East -25 21 £425 +4.55%
West Midlands +33 18 £440 +21.46%
South West +13 13 £256 -31.67%
Yorkshire +13 13 £325 -8.45% 1
North West +21 11 £425 +13.33%
North East +67 6 £335 -
East Midlands 0 3 £375 +15.38%
East of England -22 1 £263 -30.00% 1
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 124 (100.00%) Firewall
2 82 (66.13%) Cisco
3 64 (51.61%) CheckPoint
4 42 (33.87%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (29.84%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (27.42%) CCNP
6 34 (27.42%) WAN
7 32 (25.81%) VPN
8 28 (22.58%) Juniper
9 27 (21.77%) Network Security
10 24 (19.35%) LAN
11 23 (18.55%) Fortinet
12 21 (16.94%) FortiGate
12 21 (16.94%) CCNA
13 20 (16.13%) Finance
13 20 (16.13%) F5
14 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (13.71%) Palo Alto
14 17 (13.71%) Wireless
14 17 (13.71%) Blue Coat
15 16 (12.90%) Windows
15 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
15 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
16 15 (12.10%) Network Design
17 13 (10.48%) DNS
18 12 (9.68%) ITIL
19 11 (8.87%) CCIE
19 11 (8.87%) CCSE
19 11 (8.87%) Banking

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 7 (5.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.23%) Office 365
4 2 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (100.00%) Firewall
2 42 (33.87%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (27.42%) WAN
4 32 (25.81%) VPN
5 27 (21.77%) Network Security
6 24 (19.35%) LAN
7 17 (13.71%) Wireless
8 13 (10.48%) DNS
9 8 (6.45%) BGP
9 8 (6.45%) EIGRP
10 7 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (5.65%) IPv4
10 7 (5.65%) MPLS
11 6 (4.84%) DHCP
11 6 (4.84%) Multicast
11 6 (4.84%) SSL
12 5 (4.03%) ADSL
12 5 (4.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (4.03%) ISDN
12 5 (4.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (16.13%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.42%) Replication
3 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.81%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (4.84%) Linux
3 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
6 1 (0.81%) HPUX
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.10%) Network Design
2 12 (9.68%) ITIL
3 10 (8.06%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (7.26%) High Availability
5 8 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.65%) Change Management
7 6 (4.84%) Change Control
7 6 (4.84%) Migration
8 4 (3.23%) Break/Fix
8 4 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (2.42%) IT Strategy
9 3 (2.42%) Open Source
9 3 (2.42%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.42%) SIEM
10 2 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.61%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (1.61%) Information Security
10 2 (1.61%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (1.61%) Programme Management
10 2 (1.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.61%) SQL
2 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (29.84%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.42%) CCNP
3 21 (16.94%) CCNA
4 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.10%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.87%) CCIE
6 11 (8.87%) CCSE
7 9 (7.26%) CCSA
8 4 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.42%) CCIE Service Provider
9 3 (2.42%) CCMSE
9 3 (2.42%) CCSM
9 3 (2.42%) CCSP
9 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.81%) CISM
10 1 (0.81%) CISSP
10 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) COBIT
2 1 (0.81%) GDPR
2 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) RMADS
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.03%) BitLocker
3 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (16.94%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.81%) SCSM
3 1 (0.81%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (66.13%) Cisco
2 64 (51.61%) CheckPoint
3 28 (22.58%) Juniper
4 23 (18.55%) Fortinet
5 20 (16.13%) F5
6 17 (13.71%) Blue Coat
6 17 (13.71%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.06%) McAfee
7 10 (8.06%) Oracle
7 10 (8.06%) VMware
8 9 (7.26%) Barracuda Networks
8 9 (7.26%) Nokia
8 9 (7.26%) WatchGuard
9 8 (6.45%) Meraki
10 7 (5.65%) Aruba
10 7 (5.65%) Sophos
11 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.42%) Citrix
12 3 (2.42%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL