Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 214 223 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.21% 6.30% 6.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.88% 27.94% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 164 178
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £249 £300 £263
90th Percentile £504 £550 £529
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 14
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.89% -53.91% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.88 £15.00
90th Percentile £13.50 £13.63 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -30.43% +19.48%

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 796 798 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 23.10% 22.56% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 528 551
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% -0.77% +10.71%
10th Percentile £169 £254 £256
90th Percentile £518 £507 £506
South East median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 75
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.56 £11.76
90th Percentile £46.17 £47.46 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -6 33 £463 -2.63% 19
Winchester +20 32 £400 -3.03% 2
Hook +8 19 £466 +42.07%
Southampton -9 18 £356 -10.94% 7
Fareham 0 15 £243 -55.91% 4
Portsmouth +2 13 £285 -32.94%
Fleet -6 9 £350 -3.31% 3
Farnborough +4 7 £400 - 6
Havant 0 6 £394 -
Petersfield - 6 £325 -
Aldershot - 2 £300 -
Gosport +5 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 99 (46.26%) Cisco
2 98 (45.79%) Windows
3 90 (42.06%) VMware
4 69 (32.24%) Citrix
5 62 (28.97%) Windows Server
6 60 (28.04%) NetScaler
6 60 (28.04%) Security Cleared
7 57 (26.64%) Active Directory
8 52 (24.30%) Microsoft
8 52 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 51 (23.83%) DNS
10 49 (22.90%) Linux
11 46 (21.50%) PowerShell
12 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (20.56%) CheckPoint
14 40 (18.69%) VPN
14 40 (18.69%) Network Security
15 35 (16.36%) SC Cleared
15 35 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (16.36%) WAN
15 35 (16.36%) IaaS
16 34 (15.89%) DHCP
17 32 (14.95%) TCP/IP
17 32 (14.95%) Juniper
17 32 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (14.02%) PaaS
18 30 (14.02%) Skype for Business
19 27 (12.62%) TOGAF
20 26 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
20 26 (12.15%) LAN

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 30 (14.02%) Skype for Business
2 14 (6.54%) Apache
3 12 (5.61%) JBoss
3 12 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.21%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.27%) IIS
6 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.36%) IaaS
2 30 (14.02%) PaaS
3 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.80%) Office 365
4 6 (2.80%) SaaS
5 5 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.87%) Boomi
7 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.93%) Yammer
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 60 (28.04%) NetScaler
2 51 (23.83%) DNS
3 40 (18.69%) Network Security
3 40 (18.69%) VPN
4 35 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (16.36%) WAN
5 34 (15.89%) DHCP
6 32 (14.95%) TCP/IP
7 26 (12.15%) LAN
8 23 (10.75%) Wireless
9 17 (7.94%) BGP
9 17 (7.94%) SSL
10 15 (7.01%) MPLS
11 14 (6.54%) OSPF
12 11 (5.14%) Internet
13 10 (4.67%) SAN
14 8 (3.74%) VoIP
15 7 (3.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (3.27%) VLAN
16 6 (2.80%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 19 (8.88%) MSI
2 15 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 17 (7.94%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.40%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.40%) German Language
4 3 (1.40%) Polish Language
4 3 (1.40%) Retail
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (23.36%) Network Engineer
2 42 (19.63%) Architect
3 26 (12.15%) Security Engineer
4 22 (10.28%) Designer
4 22 (10.28%) Solutions Designer
5 13 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (4.67%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Middleware Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Analyst
8 8 (3.74%) Citrix Designer
8 8 (3.74%) Network Architect
8 8 (3.74%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.74%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.27%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.54%) Regular Expression
2 13 (6.07%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) CGI
4 2 (0.93%) Core Data
5 1 (0.47%) .NET
5 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.74%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.74%) PKI
4 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.87%) DataPower
6 3 (1.40%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.93%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.47%) Life Science
8 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 98 (45.79%) Windows
2 62 (28.97%) Windows Server
3 49 (22.90%) Linux
4 45 (21.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (14.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (8.88%) Windows Vista
8 18 (8.41%) Unix
9 12 (5.61%) CentOS
10 9 (4.21%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.87%) AIX
12 2 (0.93%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.93%) Debian
12 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.47%) Android
13 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.62%) TOGAF
2 23 (10.75%) Information Security
3 21 (9.81%) Kalman Filter
3 21 (9.81%) Load Balancing
4 19 (8.88%) Migration
5 17 (7.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 16 (7.48%) Email Filtering
7 14 (6.54%) Customer Requirements
8 12 (5.61%) Change Management
8 12 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (5.61%) ITIL
9 11 (5.14%) Server Hardening
10 10 (4.67%) SIEM
10 10 (4.67%) System Testing
10 10 (4.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (3.74%) DevOps
11 8 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.74%) IT Strategy
11 8 (3.74%) Security Operations
11 8 (3.74%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.50%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.35%) SQL
3 13 (6.07%) Perl
4 3 (1.40%) Java
4 3 (1.40%) VBScript
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (28.04%) Security Cleared
2 35 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 26 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (11.68%) DV Cleared
5 19 (8.88%) CCNP
6 10 (4.67%) CCNA
7 9 (4.21%) CISSP
8 6 (2.80%) CCSA
8 6 (2.80%) CCSE
8 6 (2.80%) Degree
8 6 (2.80%) JNCIS
8 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.34%) CCDP
9 5 (2.34%) CCIE
9 5 (2.34%) CEH
9 5 (2.34%) CSSLP
9 5 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.93%) CCIE Service Provider
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.74%) SLA
4 6 (2.80%) QA
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.47%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.47%) GDPR
6 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 52 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.15%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 25 (11.68%) XenServer
5 19 (8.88%) XenDesktop
6 12 (5.61%) vSphere
7 5 (2.34%) UAG
8 4 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.87%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.47%) KVM
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (6.07%) Puppet
2 12 (5.61%) Red Hat Satellite
2 12 (5.61%) SELinux
3 10 (4.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.34%) SCCM
5 4 (1.87%) Nessus
5 4 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.40%) Cacti
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.93%) Nagios
7 2 (0.93%) SCOM
7 2 (0.93%) SCSM
7 2 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.93%) Terraform
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (46.26%) Cisco
2 90 (42.06%) VMware
3 69 (32.24%) Citrix
4 52 (24.30%) Microsoft
5 44 (20.56%) CheckPoint
6 32 (14.95%) Juniper
7 23 (10.75%) HP
7 23 (10.75%) Oracle
8 21 (9.81%) McAfee
9 20 (9.35%) Lumension
10 19 (8.88%) Dell
11 17 (7.94%) Extreme Networks
12 12 (5.61%) Red Hat
13 11 (5.14%) Forcepoint
13 11 (5.14%) Palo Alto
14 9 (4.21%) F5
15 8 (3.74%) IBM
15 8 (3.74%) SolarWinds
16 7 (3.27%) Splunk
17 6 (2.80%) Meraki