The median contractor rate for a Senior Firewall Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Senior Firewall Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 637 629
Rank change year-on-year +60 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Firewall Engineer 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.006% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £463 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.47% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Firewall Engineer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Firewall Engineer in the UK

Senior Firewall Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Firewall Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +52 6 £463 +28.47% 1
London +34 3 £525 +45.83% 1
City of London - 3 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 £380 -
South East - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £270 -
Chester - 1 £270 -
Oxford - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £380 -
Cheshire - 1 £270 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -

Senior Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 8 (57.14%) Network Security
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
5 6 (42.86%) CCMSE
5 6 (42.86%) CCSP
5 6 (42.86%) Network Design
5 6 (42.86%) Banking
5 6 (42.86%) CCSE
6 5 (35.71%) F5
7 2 (14.29%) OSPF
7 2 (14.29%) CCNA
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 1 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.14%) Network Management
8 1 (7.14%) Local Government
8 1 (7.14%) Brocade
8 1 (7.14%) VLAN
8 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 1 (7.14%) Degree
8 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 1 (7.14%) Computer Science

Senior 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (57.14%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) BGP
5 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (42.86%) Banking
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CCNP
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCMSE
2 6 (42.86%) CCSE
2 6 (42.86%) CCSP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) CheckPoint
3 8 (57.14%) Juniper
4 6 (42.86%) Palo Alto
5 5 (35.71%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds