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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.67% 1.74% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.32% 20.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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
37 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 27.41% 8.70% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 5
Average daily rate £340 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £308 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) XenServer
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) WAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Ethereal
3 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) RavenDB
2 1 (8.33%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) MSMQ
1 1 (8.33%) CGI
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) SIEM
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) SABSA
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) GIAC
2 1 (8.33%) GCIA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (8.33%) Endeca
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) IronPort
5 1 (8.33%) RedPrairie
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Intel