The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 19 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 6.50% 0.98% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.95% 4.55% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£390 £525 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +82.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Communications & Networking Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 21.00% 21.57% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 20
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £140 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Basingstoke region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Firewall also 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 that cited Firewall.

1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (43.75%) CCNA
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Network Design
5 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (25.00%) AS400
5 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Content Management
5 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Nokia
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) ATM
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 3 (18.75%) Remedy

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Firewall also 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 that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (43.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) SSL
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) TACACS
4 3 (18.75%) BGP
4 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
6 1 (6.25%) TETRA
6 1 (6.25%) LTE
6 1 (6.25%) MVNO
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Chief Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (25.00%) AS400
1 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) RMADS
2 1 (6.25%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 4 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Content Management
3 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Server Hardening
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCSE
3 3 (18.75%) CCSA
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) GPG13
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Squid
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Nokia
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Remedy
6 2 (12.50%) BT
6 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 2 (12.50%) Websense
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
7 1 (6.25%) BMC
7 1 (6.25%) NetScout
7 1 (6.25%) Imperva