The median contractor rate for a Firewall Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall Analyst
UK
Rank 593 613 607
Rank change year-on-year +20 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Analyst 6 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.028% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.030% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 8
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £341 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Firewall Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Firewall Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Analyst in the UK

Firewall Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Analyst in the UK

Firewall Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Analyst in the UK

Firewall Analyst
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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 +26 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Bristol -2 3 £375 +7.14%
South West -5 3 £375 +7.14%
South East +17 1 £350 +3.70%
East of England -6 1 £400 +23.07%
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Essex - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

Firewall Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Firewall Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 10 (71.43%) Network Security
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 6 (42.86%) F5
5 5 (35.71%) Demand Management
5 5 (35.71%) SLA
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Nokia
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) CCSA
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) CCSE
8 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Network Management
8 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) Qualys
8 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (14.29%) SIEM
8 2 (14.29%) AlgoSec
8 2 (14.29%) ScanSafe
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) CISM
8 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless

Firewall Analyst 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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 10 (71.43%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Demand Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Network Segmentation
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCSA
1 3 (21.43%) CCSE
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PMP
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) Nokia
5 2 (14.29%) AlgoSec
5 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) Qualys
5 2 (14.29%) ScanSafe
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) WatchGuard