Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 46 34
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 171 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.57% 4.87% 5.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.66% 25.95% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 100 103
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -4.19%
10th Percentile £310 £281 £243
90th Percentile £500 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.21 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.02% +16.47% +32.35%
10th Percentile £17.90 £18.13 £17.05
90th Percentile £40.26 £30.30 £24.63
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £27.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% -42.71% +130.35%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 376 659 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.14% 18.79% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 399 351
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £200
90th Percentile £525 £538 £518
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 73
Median hourly rate £37.50 £24.91 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.54% -2.31% +39.65%
10th Percentile £21.50 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.63 £47.40 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £17.50 £25.01
% change year-on-year +82.86% -30.01% +47.09%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Hampshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in Hampshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Havant +2 13 £493 -9.43% 1
Farnborough +21 12 £400 -7.25% 3
Fareham +13 12 £415 +18.57% 2
Portsmouth +15 9 £450 +33.33%
Basingstoke +11 9 £335 -42.24% 6
Hook +14 8 £455 +29.86% 1
Southampton +9 7 £459 +83.60% 2
Winchester -1 5 £425 +6.25%
Fleet +12 4 £350 -6.67%
Gosport - 2 £400 -
Eastleigh +11 1 - -
Andover -3 1 £338 - 2
Bordon - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 55 (52.88%) Windows
2 52 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 45 (43.27%) Cisco
4 43 (41.35%) Active Directory
5 41 (39.42%) VMware
6 35 (33.65%) WAN
7 33 (31.73%) Windows Server
8 31 (29.81%) LAN
8 31 (29.81%) DNS
8 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
9 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
9 30 (28.85%) DHCP
9 30 (28.85%) Data Centre
10 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
11 28 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (25.00%) PKI
13 25 (24.04%) VLAN
14 24 (23.08%) Migration
15 23 (22.12%) Juniper
16 22 (21.15%) BGP
16 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2016
18 19 (18.27%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (18.27%) CCNP
19 18 (17.31%) OSPF
19 18 (17.31%) Validation
19 18 (17.31%) Office 365
20 17 (16.35%) High Availability
20 17 (16.35%) Skype

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 14 (13.46%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.31%) Office 365
2 7 (6.73%) Azure
3 4 (3.85%) IaaS
4 3 (2.88%) AWS
4 3 (2.88%) GitHub
4 3 (2.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.96%) OpenDNS
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.65%) WAN
2 31 (29.81%) DNS
2 31 (29.81%) LAN
3 30 (28.85%) DHCP
4 25 (24.04%) VLAN
5 22 (21.15%) BGP
6 18 (17.31%) OSPF
7 17 (16.35%) IPsec
7 17 (16.35%) Skype
8 14 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (13.46%) VPN
9 13 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (12.50%) MPLS
9 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 12 (11.54%) PBX
11 11 (10.58%) Spanning Tree
12 9 (8.65%) Multicast
12 9 (8.65%) VoIP
12 9 (8.65%) WLAN
13 8 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MSI
2 4 (3.85%) JIRA
3 3 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.88%) GitLab
3 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.96%) Toad
4 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (3.85%) Finance
1 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 4 (3.85%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Police
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Architect
3 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Administrator
4 7 (6.73%) Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Consultant
6 5 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Messaging Administrator
7 4 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Security Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.88%) IT Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) .NET
2 3 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.88%) gRPC
2 3 (2.88%) LDAP
2 3 (2.88%) REST
2 3 (2.88%) RESTful
2 3 (2.88%) Swagger
3 2 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.96%) OAuth
4 1 (0.96%) OpenID
4 1 (0.96%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.96%) SAML
4 1 (0.96%) Servlets
4 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (25.00%) PKI
3 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.58%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.81%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.81%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.85%) Clustering
7 4 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.92%) CESG
9 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (52.88%) Windows
2 33 (31.73%) Windows Server
3 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (13.46%) Linux
6 13 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 12 (11.54%) Windows 10
8 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.85%) AIX
10 4 (3.85%) Unix
11 3 (2.88%) CentOS
12 2 (1.92%) Solaris
12 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.96%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Migration
2 18 (17.31%) Validation
3 17 (16.35%) High Availability
4 16 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (11.54%) ITIL
6 11 (10.58%) Incident Management
6 11 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (8.65%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (8.65%) Project Delivery
8 7 (6.73%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.77%) Network Planning
9 6 (5.77%) Web Filtering
10 5 (4.81%) Availability Management
10 5 (4.81%) Network Design
10 5 (4.81%) System Testing
11 4 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.65%) SQL
3 8 (7.69%) Python
4 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.88%) C#
5 3 (2.88%) Go
6 2 (1.92%) Java
6 2 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.96%) KiXtart
7 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (18.27%) CCNP
3 19 (18.27%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (13.46%) DV Cleared
4 14 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.73%) CCNA
6 6 (5.77%) CCIE
7 5 (4.81%) CCSA
8 4 (3.85%) CCSE
8 4 (3.85%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (2.88%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.92%) CEH
10 2 (1.92%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.92%) Degree
10 2 (1.92%) GIAC
10 2 (1.92%) MCSE
11 1 (0.96%) CISM
11 1 (0.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.96%) NCSC
1 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (41.35%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.54%) vSphere
4 7 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.77%) XenApp
5 6 (5.77%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.81%) DFS Replication
6 5 (4.81%) Docker
7 3 (2.88%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.92%) iptables
8 2 (1.92%) Snort
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.96%) NDS
9 1 (0.96%) vCloud
9 1 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) SCCM
2 10 (9.62%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (4.81%) Ansible
3 5 (4.81%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.85%) Terraform
5 3 (2.88%) Grafana
5 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.88%) Packer
5 3 (2.88%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.88%) Puppet
5 3 (2.88%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.88%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.96%) Rsyslog
7 1 (0.96%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.96%) systemd
7 1 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (43.27%) Cisco
2 41 (39.42%) VMware
3 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
4 23 (22.12%) Juniper
5 16 (15.38%) F5
6 12 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.54%) Citrix
6 12 (11.54%) Sonus
7 10 (9.62%) McAfee
8 9 (8.65%) Oracle
9 8 (7.69%) Palo Alto
10 7 (6.73%) Lumension
10 7 (6.73%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.77%) Dell
12 5 (4.81%) Brocade
12 5 (4.81%) HP
13 4 (3.85%) EMC
13 4 (3.85%) Progress
13 4 (3.85%) ServiceNow
13 4 (3.85%) Splunk