Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 735 696 744
Rank change year-on-year -39 +48 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 119 106 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 73 85
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £313 £281
90th Percentile £530 £535 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK median hourly rate - - £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 87,787 80,085 93,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.87% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,151 52,436 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,700 3,057
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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
London -40 44 £450 - 1
Midlands +17 28 £530 +105.83% 1
West Midlands +13 28 £530 +105.83% 1
North of England -13 18 £400 -11.11% 1
South West +5 14 £366 -2.50%
Yorkshire -11 14 £400 +5.26% 1
South East -41 13 £425 -5.56% 1
North West -37 3 £425 -5.56%
East of England -5 2 £309 -22.81% 1
North East +18 1 - -
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Firewall
2 85 (71.43%) Cisco
3 62 (52.10%) CheckPoint
4 49 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (36.13%) WAN
6 37 (31.09%) VPN
7 36 (30.25%) Fortinet
8 34 (28.57%) FortiGate
8 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 32 (26.89%) Wireless
10 31 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (25.21%) Network Security
11 30 (25.21%) Network Design
11 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (22.69%) Aruba
13 25 (21.01%) McAfee
14 24 (20.17%) CCNP
15 23 (19.33%) WAN Optimisation
15 23 (19.33%) Nokia
15 23 (19.33%) Oracle
16 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
16 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
17 21 (17.65%) CCNA
18 19 (15.97%) Finance
18 19 (15.97%) F5
19 18 (15.13%) Migration
20 17 (14.29%) Juniper
21 15 (12.61%) LAN
22 14 (11.76%) CCIE

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 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (22.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (100.00%) Firewall
2 49 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
3 43 (36.13%) WAN
4 37 (31.09%) VPN
5 32 (26.89%) Wireless
6 30 (25.21%) Network Security
7 15 (12.61%) LAN
8 11 (9.24%) Internet
9 10 (8.40%) MPLS
9 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.72%) BGP
11 7 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (5.88%) DMZ
11 7 (5.88%) DNS
11 7 (5.88%) OSPF
12 6 (5.04%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (4.20%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.36%) VLAN
14 4 (3.36%) VPLS
14 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
1 2 (1.68%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.68%) Local Government
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) French Language
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.84%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.72%) Linux
2 5 (4.20%) Unix
3 4 (3.36%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) Solaris
5 2 (1.68%) CentOS
5 2 (1.68%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (0.84%) AIX
6 1 (0.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) Network Design
2 23 (19.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (15.13%) Migration
4 11 (9.24%) ITIL
5 7 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (5.04%) Threat Management
7 5 (4.20%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (3.36%) High Availability
8 4 (3.36%) Service Design
8 4 (3.36%) Service Management
9 3 (2.52%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.52%) Patch Management
9 3 (2.52%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (1.68%) Change Control
10 2 (1.68%) Electronic Trading
10 2 (1.68%) Information Security
10 2 (1.68%) Network Architecture
10 2 (1.68%) SIEM
10 2 (1.68%) Statistics
10 2 (1.68%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.20%) Python
2 4 (3.36%) Perl
3 3 (2.52%) C
4 2 (1.68%) Erlang
4 2 (1.68%) Go
4 2 (1.68%) Java
5 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.84%) Ruby
5 1 (0.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (20.17%) CCNP
3 22 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
4 21 (17.65%) CCNA
5 14 (11.76%) CCIE
6 11 (9.24%) CCSA
7 9 (7.56%) CCSE
8 8 (6.72%) CCDP
9 7 (5.88%) CCENT
9 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared
10 6 (5.04%) CCDA
10 6 (5.04%) CCDE
11 3 (2.52%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.52%) MCSE
11 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.68%) CCSP
12 2 (1.68%) CISSP
12 2 (1.68%) Degree
12 2 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.84%) GDPR
1 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) BitLocker
1 4 (3.36%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.68%) iptables
3 2 (1.68%) Snort
3 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.68%) Ansible
2 2 (1.68%) OSSEC
2 2 (1.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.68%) SELinux
2 2 (1.68%) yum
3 1 (0.84%) Cacti
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (71.43%) Cisco
2 62 (52.10%) CheckPoint
3 36 (30.25%) Fortinet
4 27 (22.69%) Aruba
5 25 (21.01%) McAfee
6 23 (19.33%) Nokia
6 23 (19.33%) Oracle
7 19 (15.97%) F5
8 17 (14.29%) Juniper
9 11 (9.24%) Palo Alto
10 8 (6.72%) Blue Coat
11 5 (4.20%) HP
11 5 (4.20%) WatchGuard
12 4 (3.36%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
12 4 (3.36%) Sophos
13 3 (2.52%) Citrix
13 3 (2.52%) Meraki
14 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.68%) VMware