Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firewall Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 866 866
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Consultant 7 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.022% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 13
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £398 £380 £345
90th Percentile £525 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Firewall Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Firewall Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall Consultant in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall Consultant in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall Consultant over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall Consultant in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall Consultant in the UK

Firewall Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 7 £488 +2.63% 1
UK excluding London +25 5 £475 +5.56% 1
South East +6 4 £475 - 1
London -18 2 £500 -9.09%
North of England +54 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Firewall Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Firewall Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) HTTP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) CCSA
5 2 (28.57%) CCSE
5 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (28.57%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
6 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability

Firewall Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) IT Audit
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) CCSA
1 2 (28.57%) CCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
3 2 (28.57%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet