The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 586 570
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 42 67 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 59
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +15.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £41.25

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 43833 53144 53796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28465 34660 32613
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1448 1545 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +2.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 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
England +11 39 £406 +8.33% 9
South East +13 15 £456 +21.66% 3
North West +24 8 £450 +38.46% 2
London +15 8 £400 - 3
Manchester +11 5 - - 2
Surrey +4 5 £525 +16.66% 1
South West +11 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire +2 4 £400 +6.66%
Scotland +33 3 £220 -7.36%
City of London +12 2 £525 -8.69% 2
Glasgow +2 2 - -
Devon - 2 £400 - 1
North East - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £394 -
Plymouth - 2 £400 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £394 -
Kent - 2 £525 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Oxford - 2 £425 -
Cheshire +32 1 £270 -16.92%
Yorkshire +29 1 £380 -20.00%
Berkshire +25 1 £525 +110.00% 1
Wiltshire +6 1 - -
Southampton -13 1 £325 -13.33%
Basingstoke - 1 £463 -
Chester - 1 £270 -
Reading - 1 £525 -
Taunton - 1 £245 -
Guildford - 1 £503 -

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Firewall
2 73 (62.93%) Cisco
3 63 (54.31%) CheckPoint
4 58 (50.00%) Network Security
5 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (31.90%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (31.03%) F5
8 33 (28.45%) Juniper
9 30 (25.86%) Fortinet
10 28 (24.14%) MPLS
11 27 (23.28%) Palo Alto
12 26 (22.41%) LAN
13 25 (21.55%) CCNP
14 24 (20.69%) Finance
15 22 (18.97%) VPN
16 20 (17.24%) CCSP
16 20 (17.24%) WAN
16 20 (17.24%) Wireless
16 20 (17.24%) FortiGate
17 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
18 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
18 18 (15.52%) CCNA
19 17 (14.66%) DNS
20 15 (12.93%) Blue Coat
20 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
21 13 (11.21%) Wi-Fi
22 12 (10.34%) DHCP
22 12 (10.34%) BGP
22 12 (10.34%) VLAN
22 12 (10.34%) Load Balancing

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 4 (3.45%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.59%) Office 365
4 2 (1.72%) IaaS
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) OpenDNS
5 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (100.00%) Firewall
2 58 (50.00%) Network Security
3 37 (31.90%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (24.14%) MPLS
5 26 (22.41%) LAN
6 22 (18.97%) VPN
7 20 (17.24%) WAN
7 20 (17.24%) Wireless
8 17 (14.66%) DNS
9 13 (11.21%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (10.34%) BGP
10 12 (10.34%) DHCP
10 12 (10.34%) VLAN
11 11 (9.48%) IPsec
12 10 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (8.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (8.62%) SSL
13 9 (7.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (20.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Law
3 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.86%) Local Government
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.86%) Web Services
2 1 (0.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) RSA SecurID
3 5 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) Windows
2 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
2 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.59%) Linux
3 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.34%) Load Balancing
2 9 (7.76%) ITIL
3 8 (6.90%) Network Design
3 8 (6.90%) SIEM
4 6 (5.17%) Security Operations
5 5 (4.31%) Change Management
5 5 (4.31%) Information Security
5 5 (4.31%) Migration
5 5 (4.31%) Network Management
5 5 (4.31%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (4.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.45%) Demand Management
6 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.59%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.59%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (1.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) Perl
1 3 (2.59%) Python
2 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.55%) CCNP
3 20 (17.24%) CCSP
4 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
5 18 (15.52%) CCNA
5 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.03%) CCSE
7 6 (5.17%) CCMSE
8 5 (4.31%) CCIE
8 5 (4.31%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.59%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.72%) CCSA
10 2 (1.72%) GCIH
10 2 (1.72%) GIAC
10 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.86%) CCDP
11 1 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.86%) Degree
11 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.90%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.86%) Firmware
5 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.86%) Cacti
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.86%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.86%) Pingdom
3 1 (0.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 73 (62.93%) Cisco
2 63 (54.31%) CheckPoint
3 36 (31.03%) F5
4 33 (28.45%) Juniper
5 30 (25.86%) Fortinet
6 27 (23.28%) Palo Alto
7 15 (12.93%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.90%) Aruba
8 8 (6.90%) Nokia
9 6 (5.17%) HP
9 6 (5.17%) Meraki
9 6 (5.17%) Riverbed
9 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.17%) VMware
10 5 (4.31%) FireEye
11 4 (3.45%) Citrix
11 4 (3.45%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.45%) Lumension
11 4 (3.45%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.59%) SevOne
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