Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 203 171
Rank change year-on-year +32 -32 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 6 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 15
West Midlands median daily rate £318 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.16% +7.54% +4.84%
10th Percentile £288 £269 £297
90th Percentile £395 £465 £400
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4169 5734 4870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.66% 95.28% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 3344 2859
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £209
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 186 324
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.55 £38.75 £39.45
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Engineer in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 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
Birmingham +16 4 £318 -10.88% 1
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) D-Link
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) D-Link
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (16.67%) VMware