The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Portsmouth 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 14.58% 10.94% 6.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.87% 53.85% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £475 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.98 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.29% -17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £26.98 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £35.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 23.96% 20.31% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £463 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.19% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £185 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £378 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £26.98 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Firewall
Hampshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 9 (56.25%) Terminal Services
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) XenServer
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 3 (18.75%) CISM
7 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
7 3 (18.75%) E-business
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) VMS
7 3 (18.75%) DB2
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
7 3 (18.75%) CISSP
7 3 (18.75%) SIEM
7 3 (18.75%) SABSA
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (12.50%) CCNP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
1 3 (18.75%) E-business
1 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
1 3 (18.75%) SIEM
1 3 (18.75%) SABSA
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) CISM
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Terminal Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (56.25%) XenServer
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Endeca