Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 203 245 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.76% 6.29% 5.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.25% 28.16% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 182 162
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £305 £305
90th Percentile £538 £583 £536
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £35.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +64.37% -15.53%
10th Percentile £12.50 £25.74 £15.00
90th Percentile £13.50 £54.88 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +49.43% +14.47%

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 837 870 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 23.76% 22.35% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 536 536
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £213 £258 £259
90th Percentile £500 £503 £496
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 95
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £11.76
90th Percentile £46.05 £59.31 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Hampshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 18 November 2017. 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
Basingstoke +5 39 £463 -13.95% 4
Hook +26 25 £400 +25.00%
Winchester +9 19 £400 -6.98%
Southampton -20 15 £345 -13.75% 5
Fareham +8 11 £525 -6.67%
Portsmouth -16 11 £285 -36.67% 2
Havant - 10 £394 -
Farnborough +12 9 £405 +32.79%
Petersfield - 6 £325 -
Fleet -5 4 £388 +7.04%
Gosport +14 1 - -
Eastleigh -6 1 £500 +10.19% 1
Aldershot - 1 £300 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 94 (46.31%) Cisco
2 88 (43.35%) Windows
3 83 (40.89%) VMware
4 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
5 57 (28.08%) Citrix
6 55 (27.09%) Windows Server
7 51 (25.12%) CheckPoint
8 48 (23.65%) NetScaler
9 46 (22.66%) SC Cleared
10 45 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 45 (22.17%) PowerShell
10 45 (22.17%) Active Directory
10 45 (22.17%) Microsoft
11 44 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (21.18%) DNS
12 43 (21.18%) Linux
13 42 (20.69%) WAN
14 40 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (18.72%) Network Security
16 36 (17.73%) LAN
17 35 (17.24%) VPN
18 34 (16.75%) CCNP
19 33 (16.26%) IaaS
20 32 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 29 (14.29%) TCP/IP
22 28 (13.79%) DHCP
23 27 (13.30%) Juniper
24 26 (12.81%) PaaS
24 26 (12.81%) F5
25 25 (12.32%) VMware ESXi

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 24 (11.82%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.45%) Apache
4 6 (2.96%) JBoss
4 6 (2.96%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.48%) IIS
6 3 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.26%) IaaS
2 26 (12.81%) PaaS
3 11 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.46%) Office 365
5 4 (1.97%) Boomi
5 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.99%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.99%) Yammer
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (23.65%) NetScaler
2 43 (21.18%) DNS
3 42 (20.69%) WAN
4 38 (18.72%) Network Security
5 36 (17.73%) LAN
6 35 (17.24%) VPN
7 29 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 28 (13.79%) DHCP
9 24 (11.82%) Wireless
10 19 (9.36%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (9.36%) SSL
11 16 (7.88%) BGP
11 16 (7.88%) OSPF
11 16 (7.88%) VoIP
12 15 (7.39%) MPLS
12 15 (7.39%) SAN
13 14 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (5.91%) IPsec
15 9 (4.43%) Internet
16 7 (3.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.97%) MS Access
3 4 (1.97%) MySQL
4 3 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) Big Data
5 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (7.88%) MSI
2 9 (4.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.43%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 15 (7.39%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.91%) Finance
3 5 (2.46%) Banking
4 3 (1.48%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.48%) German Language
4 3 (1.48%) Polish Language
4 3 (1.48%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (28.08%) Network Engineer
2 37 (18.23%) Architect
3 21 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.37%) Designer
4 17 (8.37%) Solutions Designer
5 12 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) Citrix Designer
10 6 (2.96%) Operations Engineer
10 6 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.46%) Network Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.46%) Security Architect
11 5 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.40%) Regular Expression
2 7 (3.45%) Middleware
3 3 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.48%) Sensu
4 2 (0.99%) CGI
5 1 (0.49%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.46%) CESG
3 5 (2.46%) Minimum Viable Product
4 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.97%) PKI
5 3 (1.48%) DataPower
5 3 (1.48%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.99%) Replication
6 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.49%) Clustering
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.49%) Life Science
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 88 (43.35%) Windows
2 55 (27.09%) Windows Server
3 44 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (21.18%) Linux
5 32 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (7.39%) Windows Vista
8 14 (6.90%) CentOS
9 11 (5.42%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.93%) Unix
11 4 (1.97%) AIX
12 1 (0.49%) Debian
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.34%) TOGAF
2 18 (8.87%) Information Security
2 18 (8.87%) Load Balancing
3 17 (8.37%) Customer Requirements
3 17 (8.37%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (7.88%) ITIL
4 16 (7.88%) Network Design
5 15 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.39%) Email Filtering
6 14 (6.90%) Network Management
7 13 (6.40%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (6.40%) Service Management
8 12 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (5.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 11 (5.42%) DevOps
9 11 (5.42%) Migration
9 11 (5.42%) Release Management
9 11 (5.42%) SIEM
10 10 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.17%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.34%) SQL
3 11 (5.42%) Python
4 10 (4.93%) Perl
5 8 (3.94%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.48%) PHP
6 3 (1.48%) VBScript
7 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (33.99%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.66%) SC Cleared
3 40 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (16.75%) CCNP
5 18 (8.87%) CCIE
6 17 (8.37%) DV Cleared
7 16 (7.88%) CCSA
8 14 (6.90%) CCDP
9 13 (6.40%) CCSE
10 12 (5.91%) CCNA
10 12 (5.91%) Degree
11 10 (4.93%) JNCIA
12 9 (4.43%) CISSP
12 9 (4.43%) JNCIE
13 8 (3.94%) CCIP
14 7 (3.45%) CCIE Service Provider
14 7 (3.45%) CCSP
14 7 (3.45%) HP ASE
14 7 (3.45%) HP MASE
14 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.48%) PMO
3 3 (1.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.99%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (22.17%) Active Directory
1 45 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
2 25 (12.32%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (9.85%) XenServer
4 17 (8.37%) XenDesktop
5 13 (6.40%) vSphere
6 4 (1.97%) KVM
7 3 (1.48%) Docker
7 3 (1.48%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.48%) Xen
8 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.49%) UAG
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Puppet
2 10 (4.93%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (3.45%) Ansible
4 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (2.96%) SELinux
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.46%) SCCM
5 5 (2.46%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.48%) Cacti
6 3 (1.48%) Grafana
6 3 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.48%) logstash
6 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.48%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.99%) Nagios
7 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.99%) SCSM
8 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 94 (46.31%) Cisco
2 83 (40.89%) VMware
3 57 (28.08%) Citrix
4 51 (25.12%) CheckPoint
5 45 (22.17%) Microsoft
6 27 (13.30%) Juniper
7 26 (12.81%) F5
8 24 (11.82%) HP
9 19 (9.36%) Fortinet
10 17 (8.37%) McAfee
10 17 (8.37%) Oracle
11 16 (7.88%) Lumension
12 12 (5.91%) Dell
12 12 (5.91%) Extreme Networks
12 12 (5.91%) Palo Alto
13 10 (4.93%) Brocade
13 10 (4.93%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.43%) Forcepoint
15 8 (3.94%) Riverbed
16 7 (3.45%) Veeam