Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 192 223
Rank change year-on-year -12 +31 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 7 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
North West median daily rate £438 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% +7.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £406 £295 £303
90th Percentile £479 £475 £520
England median daily rate £419 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -1.47% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,639 5,336 6,772
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.10% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,500 3,338 4,305
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 247 255
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.63 £48.30 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the North West

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -2 5 £400 +14.29%
Cheshire -5 2 £475 +25.83%
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 4 (57.14%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) Juniper
6 2 (28.57%) Nokia
6 2 (28.57%) EFT
6 2 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) OSPF
6 2 (28.57%) BGP
6 2 (28.57%) Forcepoint
6 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 2 (28.57%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) SSL
6 2 (28.57%) CCSA
6 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
6 2 (28.57%) VLAN
6 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (28.57%) IronPort
6 2 (28.57%) Network Security
6 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (28.57%) OWASP
6 2 (28.57%) Banking

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) NX-OS
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) EFT
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) OWASP
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCSA
1 2 (28.57%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
3 4 (57.14%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Forcepoint
5 2 (28.57%) IronPort
5 2 (28.57%) Meraki
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Veeam
6 1 (14.29%) VMware