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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 19 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.80% 14.74% 11.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 53.85% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £475 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +72.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -20.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -7.14%
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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
12 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.81% 27.37% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Average daily rate £288 £475 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +111.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £296 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £600 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £23.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% -34.28%
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 17 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 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Ethereal
3 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RavenDB
2 1 (14.29%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) MSMQ
1 1 (14.29%) CGI
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Endeca
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) RedPrairie
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel