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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 16 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.38% 4.27% 9.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 45.45% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£530 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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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
20 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.87% 9.40% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Average daily rate £411 £360 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £332 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £472 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 11
Average hourly rate £38.00 £46.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) XenServer
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) SIEM
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) SABSA
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
6 1 (7.14%) Middleware

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VMS
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SIEM
2 2 (14.29%) SABSA
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) E-business
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) GIAC
2 1 (7.14%) GCIA
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Endeca
3 1 (7.14%) IronPort
3 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec