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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.69% 1.88% 4.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.71% 16.22% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
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£363 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £383 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +154.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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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 Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 10.45% 11.56% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 15
Average daily rate £363 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 6 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
5 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Network Security
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) UML
7 3 (14.29%) VoIP
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) Juniper
7 3 (14.29%) SAN
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (14.29%) Middleware
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 5 (23.81%) Wireless
3 5 (23.81%) Network Security
4 3 (14.29%) VoIP
4 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.52%) NAS
5 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 1 (4.76%) WLAN
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) IPsec
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (4.76%) DSL
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) RSpec
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) GIS
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) UML
2 3 (14.29%) SOA
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) TDD
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Fault Management
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Demand Management
4 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CCNA
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) HP AIS
4 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) Sophos
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) 3Com
5 1 (4.76%) Websense
5 1 (4.76%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.76%) Aruba
5 1 (4.76%) IronPort
5 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.76%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam