The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Basingstoke region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 28 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.56% 4.74% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 26.09% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 15.63% 18.18% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 19
Average daily rate £325 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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
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 1 August 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Data Security
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) Information Security
4 2 (33.33%) SSH
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) TACACS
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Security
1 2 (33.33%) Security Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) sed
2 1 (16.67%) AWK
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint