The median contractor rate for a Firewall Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 118
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 0 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.070% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.073% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 10
Median daily rate - £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2111 2724 2545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.28% 95.21% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1550 1473
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 74 173
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.29 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Firewall Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) SSH
3 3 (60.00%) IPsec
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (60.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (40.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Network Design
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) IPsec
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) SSH
2 3 (60.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft