The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 24 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.43% 2.94% 4.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 18.18% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £275 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% +21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £371
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.88 £23.75 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-12.10% +1.33%

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
29 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.71% 16.18% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 19
Median daily rate £420 £365 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (53.85%) DNS
1 7 (53.85%) Juniper
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
5 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Wiki
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Remedy
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
6 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Wiki
2 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (7.69%) Event Correlation
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Hardening
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
1 7 (53.85%) Juniper
2 6 (46.15%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Blue Coat
6 2 (15.38%) Remedy
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Meraki
7 1 (7.69%) Veeam