Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 739 698 745
Rank change year-on-year -41 +47 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 106 189 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 128 106
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +8.53%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £166
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £31.25 - £34.13
10th Percentile £24.43 - £28.36
90th Percentile £39.88 - £40.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 - £34.13

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in the UK

Firewall Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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
England -26 96 £400 +6.67% 6
UK excluding London +18 81 £400 +6.67% 3
South East -4 32 £463 +23.33%
North of England +63 25 £379 +6.32% 2
London -25 25 £413 +3.13% 4
North West +34 11 £378 +5.96% 2
Scotland +39 9 £220 -42.48% 1
Yorkshire +27 8 £403 +20.15%
South West +2 8 £400 +10.34%
North East +62 6 £450 +7.14%
West Midlands +27 5 £318 -9.16%
Midlands +16 5 £318 -4.08%
East of England -7 2 £263 -34.38%
Wales - 1 £338 -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) Firewall
2 63 (59.43%) Cisco
3 52 (49.06%) CheckPoint
4 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (34.91%) WAN
6 34 (32.08%) LAN
7 33 (31.13%) Network Security
8 29 (27.36%) Juniper
9 27 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (22.64%) Palo Alto
11 23 (21.70%) CCNA
12 22 (20.75%) VPN
12 22 (20.75%) F5
13 21 (19.81%) Blue Coat
14 20 (18.87%) CCNP
14 20 (18.87%) Fortinet
15 17 (16.04%) Wireless
15 17 (16.04%) Finance
15 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
16 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
16 16 (15.09%) FortiGate
17 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
17 13 (12.26%) ProxySG
18 12 (11.32%) BGP
18 12 (11.32%) DNS
19 11 (10.38%) MPLS
19 11 (10.38%) Data Centre
20 10 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
20 10 (9.43%) Linux

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.72%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.77%) IIS
2 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (3.77%) Office 365
5 3 (2.83%) IaaS
5 3 (2.83%) SaaS
6 2 (1.89%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (100.00%) Firewall
2 37 (34.91%) WAN
3 34 (32.08%) LAN
4 33 (31.13%) Network Security
5 27 (25.47%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (20.75%) VPN
7 17 (16.04%) Wireless
8 12 (11.32%) BGP
8 12 (11.32%) DNS
9 11 (10.38%) MPLS
10 10 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (8.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
11 9 (8.49%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (7.55%) VoIP
13 7 (6.60%) Internet
14 6 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (5.66%) IPsec
15 5 (4.72%) NetScaler
15 5 (4.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Law
5 2 (1.89%) Electronics
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Local Government
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
1 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.83%) Internet of Things
3 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) VAX
4 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Linux
2 7 (6.60%) Unix
3 5 (4.72%) Windows
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
2 9 (8.49%) ITIL
3 8 (7.55%) Network Design
4 6 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (5.66%) SIEM
5 4 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (3.77%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.83%) Change Control
6 3 (2.83%) Information Security
6 3 (2.83%) Migration
6 3 (2.83%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.89%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.89%) Fault Management
7 2 (1.89%) High Availability
7 2 (1.89%) Network Management
7 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.89%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) Python
2 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.83%) C
2 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) VBScript
4 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (21.70%) CCNA
3 20 (18.87%) CCNP
4 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
5 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.60%) CCSP
7 6 (5.66%) CCSE
8 5 (4.72%) CCSA
9 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.89%) CCMSE
10 2 (1.89%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.94%) CISM
11 1 (0.94%) CISSP
11 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.94%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.94%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) RMADS
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) ProxySG
2 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.94%) Cacti
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.94%) Nagios
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.94%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.94%) SCSM
3 1 (0.94%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (59.43%) Cisco
2 52 (49.06%) CheckPoint
3 29 (27.36%) Juniper
4 24 (22.64%) Palo Alto
5 22 (20.75%) F5
6 21 (19.81%) Blue Coat
7 20 (18.87%) Fortinet
8 9 (8.49%) WatchGuard
9 8 (7.55%) SolarWinds
10 7 (6.60%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (5.66%) Aruba
11 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.72%) HP
12 5 (4.72%) VMware
13 4 (3.77%) Citrix
13 4 (3.77%) McAfee
14 3 (2.83%) Meraki
14 3 (2.83%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.83%) SonicWALL
14 3 (2.83%) Sophos
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