The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Engineer
England / South East
Rank 229 241 256
Rank change year-on-year +12 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 12 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.29% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.31% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 5
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £423 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +15.00% -  
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 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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Hampshire -4 5 £463 +23.33% 1
Surrey +10 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £381 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) Cisco
3 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (46.43%) LAN
6 12 (42.86%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) CCNA
8 9 (32.14%) Network Security
9 8 (28.57%) Wireless
9 8 (28.57%) VoIP
9 8 (28.57%) F5
10 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (21.43%) CCNP
11 6 (21.43%) VPN
12 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
12 5 (17.86%) SIEM
12 5 (17.86%) Juniper
12 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
13 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
13 4 (14.29%) DNS
13 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
14 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (10.71%) MPLS
14 3 (10.71%) OSPF
14 3 (10.71%) BGP
14 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (46.43%) LAN
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) Network Security
6 8 (28.57%) VoIP
6 8 (28.57%) Wireless
7 6 (21.43%) VPN
8 4 (14.29%) DNS
8 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (10.71%) BGP
9 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 3 (10.71%) OSPF
9 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
10 2 (7.14%) DHCP
10 2 (7.14%) IPsec
10 2 (7.14%) Skype
11 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) SIEM
2 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Fault Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Network Management
3 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNA
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) CCSA
5 1 (3.57%) CCSE
5 1 (3.57%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) F5
4 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
5 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.14%) Aruba
6 2 (7.14%) Nokia
6 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.14%) TippingPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) FireEye
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.57%) Meraki
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) Tufin
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
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