Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 698 730
Rank change year-on-year -32 +32 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 125 155 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 116 85
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £313 £258
90th Percentile £530 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +1.56% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £39.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 2018.

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
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 19 January 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
England -23 119 £425 +6.25% 18
UK excluding London -16 83 £406 +1.56% 17
London -48 42 £438 +2.94% 4
North of England +36 27 £375 +2.04% 4
Midlands +24 25 £485 +39.57%
West Midlands +24 22 £508 +53.79%
Yorkshire +20 15 £375 +4.17% 3
South East -43 13 £425 - 7
South West +10 11 £256 -31.67% 2
North West -4 10 £425 +13.33% 1
Scotland -11 6 £300 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +1 3 £375 +7.91%
North East +51 2 £330 -
East of England -14 1 £268 -33.13% 1

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Firewall
2 90 (72.00%) Cisco
3 67 (53.60%) CheckPoint
4 46 (36.80%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (29.60%) Network Security
5 37 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (29.60%) WAN
6 32 (25.60%) CCNP
7 31 (24.80%) VPN
8 27 (21.60%) Juniper
9 26 (20.80%) Fortinet
10 25 (20.00%) Wireless
10 25 (20.00%) Finance
11 24 (19.20%) FortiGate
11 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
12 22 (17.60%) F5
12 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (16.80%) Network Design
13 21 (16.80%) CCNA
14 19 (15.20%) LAN
15 18 (14.40%) McAfee
16 17 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
17 15 (12.00%) Aruba
17 15 (12.00%) Nokia
17 15 (12.00%) Oracle
17 15 (12.00%) CCSE
18 14 (11.20%) Windows
18 14 (11.20%) CCIE
18 14 (11.20%) Palo Alto

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 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 125 (100.00%) Firewall
2 46 (36.80%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (29.60%) Network Security
3 37 (29.60%) WAN
4 31 (24.80%) VPN
5 25 (20.00%) Wireless
6 19 (15.20%) LAN
7 11 (8.80%) MPLS
8 9 (7.20%) DNS
9 8 (6.40%) BGP
9 8 (6.40%) DHCP
9 8 (6.40%) EIGRP
9 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.80%) IPv4
10 6 (4.80%) SSL
11 5 (4.00%) ADSL
11 5 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (4.00%) ISDN
11 5 (4.00%) Multicast
11 5 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Marketing
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) French Language
5 1 (0.80%) Games
5 1 (0.80%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.40%) Replication
3 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Linux
3 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.80%) AIX
5 1 (0.80%) HPUX
5 1 (0.80%) Solaris
5 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) Network Design
2 15 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 13 (10.40%) ITIL
4 9 (7.20%) Migration
5 7 (5.60%) Change Management
5 7 (5.60%) High Availability
6 6 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (4.80%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.00%) Information Security
8 4 (3.20%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.40%) Break/Fix
9 3 (2.40%) Change Control
9 3 (2.40%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.40%) Open Source
9 3 (2.40%) Service Design
9 3 (2.40%) Service Management
10 2 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.60%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (1.60%) IT Strategy
10 2 (1.60%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.80%) Python
1 1 (0.80%) Ruby
1 1 (0.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (29.60%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (25.60%) CCNP
3 21 (16.80%) CCNA
4 15 (12.00%) CCSE
5 14 (11.20%) CCIE
6 13 (10.40%) CCSA
7 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
8 8 (6.40%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.20%) CCSP
9 4 (3.20%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.40%) CCIE Service Provider
10 3 (2.40%) CCMSE
10 3 (2.40%) CCSM
10 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.60%) Degree
11 2 (1.60%) MCP
11 2 (1.60%) MCSE
11 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) COBIT
2 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.60%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.80%) Squid
5 1 (0.80%) UAG
5 1 (0.80%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (19.20%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (72.00%) Cisco
2 67 (53.60%) CheckPoint
3 27 (21.60%) Juniper
4 26 (20.80%) Fortinet
5 22 (17.60%) F5
6 18 (14.40%) McAfee
7 15 (12.00%) Aruba
7 15 (12.00%) Nokia
7 15 (12.00%) Oracle
8 14 (11.20%) Palo Alto
9 9 (7.20%) Blue Coat
10 7 (5.60%) AlgoSec
10 7 (5.60%) Sophos
11 6 (4.80%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (4.80%) Meraki
11 6 (4.80%) VMware
11 6 (4.80%) WatchGuard
12 5 (4.00%) Tufin
13 4 (3.20%) HP
13 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds