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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall Consultant
Rank 594 578 544
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Consultant 13 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£400 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £338
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +48.14%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 9 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 22 May 2015. 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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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 -17 13 £400 -20.00% 2
London -4 7 £438 -10.25% 1
Surrey - 5 - -
South East - 5 - - 1
City of London - 2 £438 -
West Midlands -9 1 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -

Firewall Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Firewall
2 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
3 20 (71.43%) Finance
3 20 (71.43%) F5
4 19 (67.86%) Blue Coat
4 19 (67.86%) Cisco
5 18 (64.29%) Load Balancing
5 18 (64.29%) TippingPoint
5 18 (64.29%) Network Architecture
6 17 (60.71%) Juniper
6 17 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 16 (57.14%) DNS
7 16 (57.14%) Change Management
8 15 (53.57%) CISSP
9 14 (50.00%) Service Management
9 14 (50.00%) TIBCO
9 14 (50.00%) Rendezvous
9 14 (50.00%) Bloomberg
9 14 (50.00%) Radianz
9 14 (50.00%) DHCP
9 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 14 (50.00%) ITIL
9 14 (50.00%) RMDS
9 14 (50.00%) Tradeweb
9 14 (50.00%) Multicast
10 13 (46.43%) LogLogic
10 13 (46.43%) Lancope
10 13 (46.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (46.43%) Wireshark

Firewall Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) Firewall
2 17 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 17 (60.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (57.14%) DNS
4 14 (50.00%) DHCP
4 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (50.00%) Multicast
5 13 (46.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 3 (10.71%) Junos
8 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
8 3 (10.71%) NetScreen
8 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (3.57%) DMZ
9 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 20 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 13 (46.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Load Balancing
1 18 (64.29%) Network Architecture
2 16 (57.14%) Change Management
3 14 (50.00%) Service Management
3 14 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Security
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) CISSP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) CheckPoint
2 20 (71.43%) F5
3 19 (67.86%) Blue Coat
3 19 (67.86%) Cisco
4 18 (64.29%) TippingPoint
5 17 (60.71%) Juniper
6 14 (50.00%) TIBCO
6 14 (50.00%) Bloomberg
6 14 (50.00%) Radianz
6 14 (50.00%) Tradeweb
7 13 (46.43%) LogLogic
7 13 (46.43%) Lancope
7 13 (46.43%) SolarWinds
7 13 (46.43%) Tufin
7 13 (46.43%) NetScout
8 5 (17.86%) Fortinet
9 3 (10.71%) Nokia
10 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
10 1 (3.57%) Stonesoft