The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Firewall Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall Specialist
Rank 632 624 620
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Specialist 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.017% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £468 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Firewall Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Firewall Specialist in the job title.

Firewall Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firewall Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firewall Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall Specialist
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 10 £425 -5.55%
Manchester - 3 £490 -
Sheffield - 3 £416 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £416 -
Yorkshire - 3 £416 -
North West - 3 £490 -
South East +3 2 £395 -12.22%
London +10 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £365 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £365 -

Firewall Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Firewall Specialist 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 Firewall Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (13.33%) Web Filtering
6 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Office 365
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office

Firewall Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.67%) ADSL
6 1 (6.67%) FTP
6 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.67%) ISDN
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) PBX
6 1 (6.67%) PPP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Security Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (13.33%) Web Filtering
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Akamai
4 1 (6.67%) Brocade
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.67%) IronPort
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.67%) Sonus