The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Consultant
Rank 599 566 576
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Consultant 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.017% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.019% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 0
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Firewall Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firewall Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall Consultant within the UK.

Firewall Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Firewall Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firewall Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 13 £400 -11.11%
London +6 6 £406 -26.13%

Firewall Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Firewall Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Firewall Consultant in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) HSRP
5 3 (18.75%) NETGEAR
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) NAS
5 3 (18.75%) Market Research
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (18.75%) SonicWALL
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) IIS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Dell
6 2 (12.50%) DNS

Firewall Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Firewall Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Firewall Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) VLAN
4 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 3 (18.75%) HSRP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) BGP
6 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
6 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (6.25%) Junos
6 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Market Research
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) BCP
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) CCSA
1 1 (6.25%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) SonicWALL
4 3 (18.75%) NETGEAR
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Imperva
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper