The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Hampshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 44 56 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 75 62 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.61% 3.63% 4.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.25% 18.90% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 44
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 8
Average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £19.63 £31.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £33.80 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
411 328 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.80% 19.23% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 158
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 69
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £15.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth 0 14 £475 +72.72% 1
Hook +4 8 £383 -4.37%
Basingstoke +20 6 £525 +82.60% 3
Southampton -15 5 £383 +37.83% 5
Farnborough -2 4 £434 -24.52% 3
Havant -6 3 £350 -15.15% 2
Winchester -6 2 £393 -2.18%
Aldershot - 2 - - 3
Andover - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Yateley - - - -
Alton - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 58 (42.96%) Windows
2 52 (38.52%) Security Cleared
3 46 (34.07%) Cisco
4 41 (30.37%) Microsoft
5 39 (28.89%) VMware
6 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
7 33 (24.44%) WAN
8 32 (23.70%) LAN
9 31 (22.96%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (21.48%) VPN
11 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
12 27 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 27 (20.00%) CCNP
12 27 (20.00%) Linux
13 24 (17.78%) CheckPoint
14 23 (17.04%) DNS
15 21 (15.56%) HP
15 21 (15.56%) SQL
16 20 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (14.07%) Citrix
17 19 (14.07%) DHCP
17 19 (14.07%) Internet
18 17 (12.59%) IIS
18 17 (12.59%) DV Cleared
18 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
19 16 (11.85%) .NET
19 16 (11.85%) Java
20 15 (11.11%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.59%) IIS
2 13 (9.63%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.22%) Apache
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) PaaS
1 6 (4.44%) IaaS
2 2 (1.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.44%) WAN
2 32 (23.70%) LAN
3 29 (21.48%) VPN
4 27 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 23 (17.04%) DNS
6 20 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (14.07%) DHCP
7 19 (14.07%) Internet
8 15 (11.11%) SAN
9 14 (10.37%) SMTP
9 14 (10.37%) Cisco PIX
9 14 (10.37%) Network Security
10 12 (8.89%) SSL
11 11 (8.15%) OSPF
12 10 (7.41%) HTTP
13 9 (6.67%) EIGRP
13 9 (6.67%) X.400
13 9 (6.67%) X.500
14 8 (5.93%) BGP
15 7 (5.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.96%) DB2
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.48%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Military
3 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (14.07%) Architect
2 17 (12.59%) Network Engineer
3 16 (11.85%) Administrator
4 13 (9.63%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (8.15%) Analyst
6 10 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.67%) IT Administrator
8 8 (5.93%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Security Specialist
11 5 (3.70%) Network Specialist
12 4 (2.96%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.96%) Replication
4 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.48%) PKI
4 2 (1.48%) IPTV
4 2 (1.48%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.48%) HACMP
4 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) Open Source
5 1 (0.74%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.96%) Windows
2 27 (20.00%) Linux
3 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.93%) UNIX
7 6 (4.44%) Android
7 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.44%) Windows Phone
8 5 (3.70%) VMS
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.22%) AIX
11 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.74%) SELinux
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.11%) ITIL
2 12 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (8.89%) TOGAF
3 9 (6.67%) SIEM
4 8 (5.93%) Network Management
5 7 (5.19%) Integration Testing
5 7 (5.19%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.19%) Information Security
6 6 (4.44%) Network Design
6 6 (4.44%) Automated Testing
6 6 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (4.44%) Software Architecture
7 5 (3.70%) Service Management
7 5 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.70%) Time Management
7 5 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.96%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (2.96%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.56%) SQL
2 16 (11.85%) Java
3 11 (8.15%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.44%) VBScript
5 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.48%) C
5 2 (1.48%) C++
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 52 (38.52%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.96%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (20.74%) SC Cleared
4 27 (20.00%) CCNP
5 17 (12.59%) DV Cleared
6 14 (10.37%) CCNA
7 5 (3.70%) CISSP
7 5 (3.70%) CCSE
8 3 (2.22%) MCP
8 3 (2.22%) MCSE
8 3 (2.22%) CCDP
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.22%) CISM
8 3 (2.22%) MCDST
8 3 (2.22%) MCITP
9 2 (1.48%) Degree
9 2 (1.48%) CCIE
10 1 (0.74%) CCSP
10 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) GPG13
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.15%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.41%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (6.67%) XenServer
5 9 (6.67%) Terminal Services
5 9 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (5.19%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.44%) XenApp
7 6 (4.44%) vCloud
8 4 (2.96%) vSphere
9 3 (2.22%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.48%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.74%) Squid
11 1 (0.74%) Snort
11 1 (0.74%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (5.93%) SCCM
3 7 (5.19%) SCOM
4 6 (4.44%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.44%) HP SIM
4 6 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.70%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (34.07%) Cisco
2 41 (30.37%) Microsoft
3 39 (28.89%) VMware
4 24 (17.78%) CheckPoint
5 21 (15.56%) HP
6 19 (14.07%) Citrix
7 14 (10.37%) Juniper
8 12 (8.89%) McAfee
9 8 (5.93%) Blue Coat
9 8 (5.93%) Clearswift
10 7 (5.19%) Oracle
10 7 (5.19%) Symantec
11 6 (4.44%) LANDesk
11 6 (4.44%) Nokia
11 6 (4.44%) Dell
12 5 (3.70%) F5
13 4 (2.96%) IBM
14 3 (2.22%) Veeam
14 3 (2.22%) Lumension
14 3 (2.22%) ArcSight