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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 19 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.54% 4.76% 7.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 38.46% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£530 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -25.76%
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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
16 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 13.56% 12.38% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £490 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.06% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £316 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £458 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Average hourly rate £41.50 £46.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.78% +48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £27.90 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 September 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 (61.54%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Terminal Services
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) XenServer
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) SABSA
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 2 (15.38%) CISSP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.69%) CCNP
7 1 (7.69%) CCNA
7 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
7 1 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (7.69%) DB2

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) SIEM
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) SABSA
3 1 (7.69%) E-business
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
2 1 (7.69%) GCIA
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Terminal Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (53.85%) XenServer
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 1 (7.69%) IronPort