Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 326 357
Rank change year-on-year -28 +31 0
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 21 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 51 31
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +19.23%
10th Percentile £325 £195 £338
90th Percentile £519 £488 £440
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £23.00 - -
England median hourly rate £44.75 - £39.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -7 15 £425 -5.56%
Oxfordshire - 6 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -20 5 £488 +2.63%
Berkshire +1 4 £416 -7.50%
Surrey -4 3 £456 -
Hampshire -8 3 £444 +18.33% 1
Firewall Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 6 (28.57%) FortiGate
6 5 (23.81%) ProxySG
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (23.81%) Juniper
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (19.05%) CCIE
7 4 (19.05%) CCNP
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 3 (14.29%) Office 365
8 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM
9 2 (9.52%) CCSE
9 2 (9.52%) F5
9 2 (9.52%) CCSA
9 2 (9.52%) BGP
9 2 (9.52%) SSL
9 2 (9.52%) WAN
10 1 (4.76%) DHCP
10 1 (4.76%) HTTP
10 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL
10 1 (4.76%) Linux
10 1 (4.76%) Broadband

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Network Security
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Broadband
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.76%) DHCP
6 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.76%) IPsec
6 1 (4.76%) LAN
6 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (4.76%) Information Security
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL
1 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
1 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (4.76%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCIE
1 4 (19.05%) CCNP
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCSA
2 2 (9.52%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) CheckPoint
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 5 (23.81%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.52%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) AlgoSec
6 1 (4.76%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Mercator