The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Southampton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.47% 2.59% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.34% 18.60% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £380 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £520 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.05% 13.92% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 12 (70.59%) Cisco
1 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
2 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) CCNA
8 3 (17.65%) CCSE
8 3 (17.65%) Wireless
9 2 (11.76%) Finance
9 2 (11.76%) VMware
9 2 (11.76%) Clustering
9 2 (11.76%) CCSA
9 2 (11.76%) SAP
9 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
9 2 (11.76%) SecurID
9 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
9 2 (11.76%) Network Security
9 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) Veritas
9 2 (11.76%) Websense
9 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 2 (11.76%) Windows
9 2 (11.76%) AIX
9 2 (11.76%) Linux
9 2 (11.76%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Network Technician
2 2 (11.76%) Network Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Network Support
2 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) AIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 3 (17.65%) CCSE
5 2 (11.76%) CCSA
5 2 (11.76%) CCIE
5 2 (11.76%) CCSP
5 2 (11.76%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
1 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Websense
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
2 2 (11.76%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy