The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.88% 4.24% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 22.39% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 3
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£388 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £18.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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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 Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
52 67 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.52% 18.93% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 23
Average daily rate £340 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £43.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.42% +121.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Southampton region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Southampton region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 19 (82.61%) Cisco
2 16 (69.57%) WAN
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) Wireless
5 10 (43.48%) CCNA
6 9 (39.13%) VoIP
7 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
8 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 7 (30.43%) Network Security
8 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
9 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (26.09%) SLA
9 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
9 6 (26.09%) Juniper
10 4 (17.39%) IPsec
10 4 (17.39%) CCNP
10 4 (17.39%) SSL
11 3 (13.04%) VPN
11 3 (13.04%) Linux
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) SAN
11 3 (13.04%) Migration
11 3 (13.04%) VMware
11 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
11 3 (13.04%) IronPort

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) WAN
2 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 11 (47.83%) Wireless
4 9 (39.13%) VoIP
5 7 (30.43%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
7 4 (17.39%) IPsec
7 4 (17.39%) SSL
8 3 (13.04%) SAN
8 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.70%) NAS
9 2 (8.70%) tcpdump
9 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
9 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 1 (4.35%) ADSL
10 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
4 1 (4.35%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) HP Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Change Control
2 3 (13.04%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.35%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) PHP
1 1 (4.35%) Groovy
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 6 (26.09%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) IronPort
4 3 (13.04%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.70%) Websense
5 2 (8.70%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) Sophos
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) 3Com
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam