The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

Firewall Engineer
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 411 386
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 11 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.056% 0.067% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.071% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 20
Median daily rate £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +15.00% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in London

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in London

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London -6 3 £525 -8.69% 1
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Firewall Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
2 28 (73.68%) Cisco
3 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
4 19 (50.00%) Network Security
5 18 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (42.11%) CCNP
7 15 (39.47%) Finance
8 14 (36.84%) Palo Alto
9 10 (26.32%) Juniper
10 8 (21.05%) CCNA
10 8 (21.05%) MPLS
11 7 (18.42%) Banking
11 7 (18.42%) VMware
11 7 (18.42%) BGP
11 7 (18.42%) VPN
11 7 (18.42%) F5
12 6 (15.79%) HSRP
12 6 (15.79%) CCSE
12 6 (15.79%) OSPF
12 6 (15.79%) CCSP
12 6 (15.79%) Wireless
12 6 (15.79%) CCMSE
13 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
13 5 (13.16%) Meraki
13 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
13 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
13 5 (13.16%) Windows
13 5 (13.16%) VLAN
13 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (100.00%) Firewall
2 19 (50.00%) Network Security
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (21.05%) MPLS
5 7 (18.42%) BGP
5 7 (18.42%) VPN
6 6 (15.79%) HSRP
6 6 (15.79%) OSPF
6 6 (15.79%) Wireless
7 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.16%) VLAN
8 4 (10.53%) Internet
8 4 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (10.53%) VRRP
8 4 (10.53%) WAN
9 3 (7.89%) DNS
9 3 (7.89%) Frame Relay
9 3 (7.89%) IPsec
9 3 (7.89%) PPP
9 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Media
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
1 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
2 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Network Design
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (5.26%) Security Operations
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (2.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.63%) Network Management
5 1 (2.63%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.63%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (2.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.63%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 6 (15.79%) CCMSE
4 6 (15.79%) CCSE
4 6 (15.79%) CCSP
5 4 (10.53%) CCIE
5 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) GCIH
6 2 (5.26%) GIAC
7 1 (2.63%) CCDP
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
7 1 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.63%) Cacti
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
2 1 (2.63%) Pingdom
2 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 28 (73.68%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
3 14 (36.84%) Palo Alto
4 10 (26.32%) Juniper
5 7 (18.42%) F5
5 7 (18.42%) VMware
6 5 (13.16%) Meraki
7 4 (10.53%) Lumension
8 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.89%) Tufin
9 2 (5.26%) Aruba
9 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.26%) Forcepoint
9 2 (5.26%) HEAT Software
10 1 (2.63%) Citrix
10 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.63%) HP
10 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.63%) Polycom
10 1 (2.63%) Qualys