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 3 months to 26 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 35 35
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 114 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.34% 4.94% 4.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.01% 22.25% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 63 67
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £35.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.44% +83.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +53.26%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 407 436 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 22.64% 22.20% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 277 236
Median daily rate £403 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -5.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 36
Median hourly rate £22.50 £47.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.95% +101.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +15 31 £429 +42.83% 4
Southampton -6 10 £388 +3.33% 4
Hook - 10 £450 -
Winchester +5 8 £450 +12.37% 1
Portsmouth -15 7 £375 -43.92% 2
Havant +3 4 - -
Farnborough +3 4 £300 -6.17% 3
Eastleigh - 2 £500 -
Fleet +2 1 £500 +48.36%
Fareham -3 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 154 (64.98%) Cisco
2 124 (52.32%) Security Cleared
3 102 (43.04%) SC Cleared
4 99 (41.77%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (36.29%) CCNP
6 80 (33.76%) WAN
7 78 (32.91%) CheckPoint
8 77 (32.49%) LAN
9 64 (27.00%) VMware
10 61 (25.74%) Windows
11 57 (24.05%) F5
12 54 (22.78%) Wireless
13 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (20.25%) ITIL
15 47 (19.83%) Active Directory
16 44 (18.57%) Network Security
17 43 (18.14%) BGP
18 42 (17.72%) Microsoft
19 41 (17.30%) OSPF
19 41 (17.30%) CCDP
19 41 (17.30%) Juniper
20 40 (16.88%) Linux
20 40 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
21 38 (16.03%) DNS
21 38 (16.03%) Network Design
22 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
22 37 (15.61%) Degree
23 36 (15.19%) HP
23 36 (15.19%) Fortinet
24 34 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008

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 22 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.44%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.33%) JBoss
4 12 (5.06%) Apache
4 12 (5.06%) OpenStack
5 11 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.69%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (4.64%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.80%) IaaS
4 8 (3.38%) Office 365
5 7 (2.95%) PaaS
6 6 (2.53%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (33.76%) WAN
2 77 (32.49%) LAN
3 54 (22.78%) Wireless
4 44 (18.57%) Network Security
5 43 (18.14%) BGP
6 41 (17.30%) OSPF
7 40 (16.88%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (16.03%) DNS
9 37 (15.61%) TCP/IP
10 33 (13.92%) VPN
11 32 (13.50%) MPLS
11 32 (13.50%) VoIP
12 25 (10.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (9.70%) SSL
14 22 (9.28%) BIG-IP
14 22 (9.28%) IPsec
15 21 (8.86%) NetScaler
16 15 (6.33%) HTTP
16 15 (6.33%) SAN
16 15 (6.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.91%) MySQL
3 11 (4.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (4.64%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.27%) MS Access
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.95%) MSI
4 4 (1.69%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (10.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.64%) Finance
3 4 (1.69%) Military
4 2 (0.84%) Local Government
5 1 (0.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (35.44%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.77%) Architect
3 22 (9.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 18 (7.59%) Security Engineer
5 15 (6.33%) Integration Engineer
6 14 (5.91%) Consultant
7 12 (5.06%) Network Architect
8 11 (4.64%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 10 (4.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Design Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Network Integration Engineer
10 9 (3.80%) Network Specialist
10 9 (3.80%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.38%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.06%) XML
2 11 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (4.64%) Sensu
3 8 (3.38%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.84%) SAML
5 1 (0.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.42%) CGI
5 1 (0.42%) JSF
5 1 (0.42%) LAMP
5 1 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.49%) PKI
4 11 (4.64%) Video on Demand
5 8 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.95%) Replication
7 5 (2.11%) CESG
8 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.69%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.69%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.27%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.27%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.84%) Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.42%) DataPower
11 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Life Science
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.74%) Windows
2 40 (16.88%) Linux
3 34 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (11.81%) Windows Server
5 17 (7.17%) Windows 7
6 15 (6.33%) CentOS
7 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.95%) Unix
10 6 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.53%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.11%) Solaris
12 4 (1.69%) AIX
13 3 (1.27%) Android
14 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.25%) ITIL
2 38 (16.03%) Network Design
3 27 (11.39%) DevOps
4 26 (10.97%) Service Management
5 24 (10.13%) ITSM
6 23 (9.70%) Configuration Management
7 20 (8.44%) Network Management
8 17 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (7.17%) Integration Testing
9 15 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (5.91%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (5.49%) Information Security
11 13 (5.49%) Open Source
12 12 (5.06%) Load Balancing
12 12 (5.06%) Network Architecture
12 12 (5.06%) Web Filtering
13 11 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (4.64%) DRM
13 11 (4.64%) Email Filtering
14 10 (4.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 20 (8.44%) Python
3 17 (7.17%) SQL
4 15 (6.33%) Perl
4 15 (6.33%) PHP
5 14 (5.91%) VBScript
6 7 (2.95%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.11%) Java
8 1 (0.42%) C#
8 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 124 (52.32%) Security Cleared
2 102 (43.04%) SC Cleared
3 99 (41.77%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (36.29%) CCNP
5 41 (17.30%) CCDP
6 37 (15.61%) Degree
7 32 (13.50%) CCSA
8 31 (13.08%) CCIE
9 30 (12.66%) CCSE
10 29 (12.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (11.81%) JNCIA
12 26 (10.97%) JNCIE
13 25 (10.55%) CCIP
14 21 (8.86%) HP ASE
14 21 (8.86%) HP MASE
15 19 (8.02%) DV Cleared
16 18 (7.59%) CCNA
16 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (5.06%) MCITP
18 9 (3.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.22%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.53%) PA-DSS
3 6 (2.53%) QA
4 4 (1.69%) SLA
5 3 (1.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (21.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (19.83%) Active Directory
3 23 (9.70%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (5.06%) Docker
5 11 (4.64%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.64%) KVM
5 11 (4.64%) Xen
6 9 (3.80%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.80%) XenServer
7 4 (1.69%) vSphere
8 3 (1.27%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.84%) Firmware
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.84%) XenApp
10 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.42%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (11.39%) FortiGate
2 15 (6.33%) Ansible
2 15 (6.33%) Puppet
3 12 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.64%) Grafana
4 11 (4.64%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.64%) logstash
5 8 (3.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.38%) SCCM
6 5 (2.11%) SCOM
7 4 (1.69%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.27%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.84%) Netcool
9 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.42%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 154 (64.98%) Cisco
2 78 (32.91%) CheckPoint
3 64 (27.00%) VMware
4 57 (24.05%) F5
5 42 (17.72%) Microsoft
6 41 (17.30%) Juniper
7 36 (15.19%) Fortinet
7 36 (15.19%) HP
8 27 (11.39%) Red Hat
8 27 (11.39%) Riverbed
9 23 (9.70%) Aruba
9 23 (9.70%) Citrix
9 23 (9.70%) Palo Alto
10 17 (7.17%) NetApp
10 17 (7.17%) Splunk
11 16 (6.75%) Oracle
12 11 (4.64%) SaltStack
13 10 (4.22%) Dell
14 9 (3.80%) Extreme Networks
15 8 (3.38%) Lumension