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 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 28 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.41% 3.32% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 30.56% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
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£325 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £283 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £515 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £18.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
90 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.32% 10.88% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 22 11
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Average hourly rate £25.75 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 3 September 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 2014, 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 18 (64.29%) Cisco
1 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
2 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (32.14%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (28.57%) WAN
6 7 (25.00%) CCNP
7 6 (21.43%) VPN
8 5 (17.86%) CCNA
8 5 (17.86%) CCSE
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
9 4 (14.29%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) SCOM
9 4 (14.29%) HP
9 4 (14.29%) CCIE
9 4 (14.29%) CCSP
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 3 (10.71%) SQL
10 3 (10.71%) SSL
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.71%) Websense
10 3 (10.71%) Wireless
10 3 (10.71%) Finance
10 3 (10.71%) CCSA
10 3 (10.71%) Remedy
10 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
10 3 (10.71%) Fault Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 3 (10.71%) SSL
5 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.57%) DHCP
7 1 (3.57%) VoIP
7 1 (3.57%) OSPF
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) IPsec
7 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.57%) VLAN
7 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Network Support
4 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Support
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Network Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) SecurID
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) AIX
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
2 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) CCSE
5 4 (14.29%) CCIE
5 4 (14.29%) CCSP
6 3 (10.71%) CCSA
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
1 4 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
1 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
2 4 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Websense
3 3 (10.71%) Remedy
3 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) Nokia
4 2 (7.14%) Veritas
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) IronPort
5 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Dell KACE