The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 38 22
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 8.14% 0.63% 5.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.83% 3.51% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 9
Median daily rate £429 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.83% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £300 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 120 57 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 31.50% 17.81% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 21 21
Median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £210 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £702 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Basingstoke

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Basingstoke

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Basingstoke

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 23 (57.50%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (45.00%) VPN
4 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (37.50%) BGP
6 14 (35.00%) OSPF
6 14 (35.00%) VMware
6 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (27.50%) WAN
9 11 (27.50%) Network Security
9 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
10 10 (25.00%) Network Management
10 10 (25.00%) CCNP
10 10 (25.00%) LAN
10 10 (25.00%) MPLS
11 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
11 9 (22.50%) Python
12 8 (20.00%) F5
13 7 (17.50%) IPsec
13 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
13 7 (17.50%) Release Management
13 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
13 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (17.50%) VLAN
14 6 (15.00%) Brocade
14 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
14 6 (15.00%) VoIP
14 6 (15.00%) DNS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) JBoss
1 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) VPN
2 15 (37.50%) BGP
3 14 (35.00%) OSPF
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (27.50%) Network Security
5 11 (27.50%) WAN
6 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 10 (25.00%) MPLS
7 7 (17.50%) IPsec
7 7 (17.50%) VLAN
8 6 (15.00%) DNS
8 6 (15.00%) VoIP
9 5 (12.50%) LTE
9 5 (12.50%) MVNO
9 5 (12.50%) SCTP
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.00%) DAB
11 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
11 3 (7.50%) SSL
11 3 (7.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Network Support
4 4 (10.00%) Engineering Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.00%) IP Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Lead Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Architect
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Migration Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) VMware Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.50%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) CESG
3 4 (10.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) e-Health
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) CentOS
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.50%) Release Management
3 5 (12.50%) DevOps
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) High Availability
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 5 (12.50%) SIEM
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.50%) Test Management
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Python
2 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
2 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (25.00%) CCNP
5 6 (15.00%) CCDP
5 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) CCIE
6 2 (5.00%) CCIE Security
6 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) CCSE
6 2 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.50%) CISSP
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) GCIH
7 1 (2.50%) GIAC
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Docker
5 1 (2.50%) KVM
5 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
2 3 (7.50%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) Grafana
4 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.50%) logstash
4 1 (2.50%) Netcool
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
4 8 (20.00%) F5
5 6 (15.00%) Brocade
6 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 4 (10.00%) Juniper
8 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
8 3 (7.50%) Infoblox
8 3 (7.50%) Motorola
8 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.00%) Arista
9 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
9 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.50%) Nokia
10 1 (2.50%) Oracle
10 1 (2.50%) Remedy
10 1 (2.50%) Symantec