The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £503 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 235 247
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 17 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.39% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 14
Median daily rate £503 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £244 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £444 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £41.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the South East

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the South East

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in the South East

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the South East

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Surrey +8 7 £525 +30.43% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £488 -
Berkshire +13 3 £423 +59.43%
Hampshire +3 3 £375 -
Kent -2 1 £525 +61.53%
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (70.00%) Cisco
3 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
4 13 (43.33%) Blue Coat
4 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (33.33%) F5
5 10 (33.33%) Juniper
5 10 (33.33%) LAN
5 10 (33.33%) WAN
6 9 (30.00%) VPN
6 9 (30.00%) ProxySG
7 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (26.67%) Network Security
8 7 (23.33%) Wireless
8 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.00%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (20.00%) BGP
10 5 (16.67%) CCNP
10 5 (16.67%) CCNA
10 5 (16.67%) IPsec
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
10 5 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) Network Security
5 7 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (23.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (23.33%) Wireless
6 6 (20.00%) BGP
6 6 (20.00%) DNS
6 6 (20.00%) VoIP
7 5 (16.67%) IPsec
7 5 (16.67%) Skype
8 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
8 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (6.67%) MPLS
10 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCSA
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
3 13 (43.33%) Blue Coat
3 13 (43.33%) Palo Alto
4 10 (33.33%) F5
4 10 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Brocade
8 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.33%) LogLogic
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Meraki
8 1 (3.33%) Nokia
8 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
8 1 (3.33%) Tufin