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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 15 21 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.88% 1.69% 14.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.58% 16.67% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £413 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £31.00 £31.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £31.50 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £31.50 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.55% +52.63%
Firewall
Hampshire

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
19 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 18.63% 10.17% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Average daily rate £290 £300 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 11
Average hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +104.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) XenServer
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) High Availability
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (11.11%) Network Design

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
2 2 (22.22%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) Google
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft