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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 18 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.04% 13.54% 10.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 48.15% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £463 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +68.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.38 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -20.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -3.61%
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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
14 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 14.29% 28.13% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate £303 £450 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% +157.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £328 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £600 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -20.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenServer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Ethereal
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) RavenDB
2 1 (12.50%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Endeca
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie