The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 18 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.24% 5.00% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 17.86% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £488 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +8.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Firewall
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.67% 28.00% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 7
Average daily rate £368 £305 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.49% -29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £252 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) Google
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) HTTPS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DMZ
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTP
4 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) VMware