The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Engineer
UK / England
Rank 530 567 526
Rank change year-on-year +37 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 40 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.098% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 47
Median daily rate £413 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £319 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 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 38892 46305 45014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.87% 95.20% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25282 30341 27633
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1464 1808
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.91 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
North West +43 14 £450 +41.17% 1
London +9 11 £400 +6.66% 1
South East 0 9 £431 +15.00% 3
South West +4 3 £375 - 1
East of England -5 2 £450 -
North East - 1 £450 -
Firewall Engineer
UK

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 112 (100.00%) Firewall
2 70 (62.50%) Cisco
3 63 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 56 (50.00%) Network Security
5 52 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (27.68%) CCNP
7 31 (27.68%) F5
8 27 (24.11%) MPLS
9 26 (23.21%) Juniper
10 24 (21.43%) Fortinet
11 23 (20.54%) CCNA
11 23 (20.54%) Palo Alto
12 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
12 21 (18.75%) LAN
12 21 (18.75%) Finance
13 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
14 19 (16.96%) CCSP
15 17 (15.18%) VPN
15 17 (15.18%) WAN
16 16 (14.29%) Wireless
16 16 (14.29%) FortiGate
17 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
17 14 (12.50%) DNS
18 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
19 12 (10.71%) VLAN
20 11 (9.82%) DHCP
21 10 (8.93%) OSPF
21 10 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
22 9 (8.04%) BGP

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 112 (100.00%) Firewall
2 56 (50.00%) Network Security
3 44 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (24.11%) MPLS
5 21 (18.75%) LAN
6 17 (15.18%) VPN
6 17 (15.18%) WAN
7 16 (14.29%) Wireless
8 14 (12.50%) DNS
9 13 (11.61%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (10.71%) VLAN
11 11 (9.82%) DHCP
12 10 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (8.93%) OSPF
13 9 (8.04%) BGP
13 9 (8.04%) SSL
13 9 (8.04%) VoIP
14 8 (7.14%) IPsec
15 7 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.79%) NHS
3 2 (1.79%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.89%) Streaming Media
4 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Windows
1 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
2 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.68%) Linux
3 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.04%) ITIL
2 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 8 (7.14%) SIEM
3 7 (6.25%) Migration
3 7 (6.25%) Network Design
4 5 (4.46%) Change Management
4 5 (4.46%) Security Operations
4 5 (4.46%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.57%) Demand Management
5 4 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.68%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.68%) Network Management
6 3 (2.68%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (1.79%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.79%) Patch Management
7 2 (1.79%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (27.68%) CCNP
3 23 (20.54%) CCNA
4 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 19 (16.96%) CCSP
7 7 (6.25%) CCSE
8 6 (5.36%) CCMSE
9 5 (4.46%) CCIE
10 3 (2.68%) CCSA
10 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.79%) Degree
11 2 (1.79%) GCIH
11 2 (1.79%) GIAC
11 2 (1.79%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.89%) CCDP
12 1 (0.89%) CCVP
12 1 (0.89%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.89%) Firmware
4 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.79%) Cacti
2 2 (1.79%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.89%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 70 (62.50%) Cisco
2 63 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 31 (27.68%) F5
4 26 (23.21%) Juniper
5 24 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 23 (20.54%) Palo Alto
7 8 (7.14%) Nokia
8 7 (6.25%) Meraki
8 7 (6.25%) VMware
9 6 (5.36%) Blue Coat
9 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.46%) Aruba
11 4 (3.57%) HP
11 4 (3.57%) Lumension
11 4 (3.57%) Tufin
12 3 (2.68%) Citrix
12 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.79%) Forcepoint
13 2 (1.79%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.79%) Riverbed
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