Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 735 706
Rank change year-on-year -18 -29 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 96 113 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 89 127
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £353 £304 £261
90th Percentile £488 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% +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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +6 43 £425 -10.53% 4
London -23 25 £400 -9.86% 6
North of England -41 16 £380 +0.66% 2
Yorkshire -21 9 £358 -4.67% 1
North West -22 7 £438 +9.03% 1
Midlands -25 6 £530 +29.27% 1
West Midlands -26 5 £530 +20.45% 1
South West -19 3 £425 +17.24% 4
East of England -5 2 £400 +52.38%
East Midlands +4 1 - -
Firewall Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 96 (100.00%) Firewall
2 60 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 58 (60.42%) Cisco
4 39 (40.63%) Juniper
5 37 (38.54%) Network Security
6 31 (32.29%) Migration
7 30 (31.25%) FortiGate
8 28 (29.17%) Palo Alto
9 27 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (27.08%) F5
10 26 (27.08%) CCSE
11 25 (26.04%) Blue Coat
12 23 (23.96%) CCSA
12 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (20.83%) CCNP
13 20 (20.83%) VPN
14 19 (19.79%) BIG-IP
15 17 (17.71%) WAN
15 17 (17.71%) Check Point Certification
15 17 (17.71%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (16.67%) Wireless
17 15 (15.63%) Finance
17 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
18 14 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
18 14 (14.58%) CA
18 14 (14.58%) OSPF
18 14 (14.58%) BGP
19 12 (12.50%) SSL
19 12 (12.50%) Windows

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 (4.17%) Apache
1 4 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) Sumo Logic
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (100.00%) Firewall
2 37 (38.54%) Network Security
3 27 (28.13%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (20.83%) VPN
5 19 (19.79%) BIG-IP
6 17 (17.71%) WAN
7 16 (16.67%) Wireless
8 14 (14.58%) BGP
8 14 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (14.58%) OSPF
8 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
9 12 (12.50%) SSL
10 11 (11.46%) LAN
11 10 (10.42%) DNS
12 9 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (9.38%) EIGRP
12 9 (9.38%) NX-OS
12 9 (9.38%) VLAN
13 8 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
14 7 (7.29%) IPsec
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.29%) PKI
3 5 (5.21%) Virtual Team
4 4 (4.17%) DataPower
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) EFT
5 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.50%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Check Point GAiA
2 8 (8.33%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Unix
4 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) Migration
2 17 (17.71%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.21%) Change Control
4 5 (5.21%) SIEM
5 4 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
5 4 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.17%) Network Design
5 4 (4.17%) Network Management
5 4 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (4.17%) Time Management
6 3 (3.13%) Change Management
6 3 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.13%) High Availability
6 3 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (3.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.08%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) Python
2 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) CCSE
2 23 (23.96%) CCSA
2 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (20.83%) CCNP
4 17 (17.71%) Check Point Certification
5 15 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.29%) CCNA
8 5 (5.21%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.13%) CCIE
11 2 (2.08%) CCENT
11 2 (2.08%) CISSP
11 2 (2.08%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.04%) CCSP
12 1 (1.04%) CISA
12 1 (1.04%) CISM
12 1 (1.04%) ISSAP
12 1 (1.04%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.13%) GDPR
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.04%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.04%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.29%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.04%) vCloud
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (31.25%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.21%) SCCM
3 4 (4.17%) SCOM
4 2 (2.08%) Cacti
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.04%) Ansible
5 1 (1.04%) Istio
5 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.04%) Puppet
5 1 (1.04%) Salt
5 1 (1.04%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 60 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 58 (60.42%) Cisco
3 39 (40.63%) Juniper
4 28 (29.17%) Palo Alto
5 26 (27.08%) F5
6 25 (26.04%) Blue Coat
7 14 (14.58%) CA
8 9 (9.38%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.25%) Aruba
9 6 (6.25%) IronPort
10 5 (5.21%) Citrix
10 5 (5.21%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (5.21%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.21%) Meraki
10 5 (5.21%) Nokia
10 5 (5.21%) VMware
11 4 (4.17%) AlgoSec
11 4 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (4.17%) Forcepoint
11 4 (4.17%) IBM