Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 211 233 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.51% 6.22% 6.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.91% 26.36% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 167 207
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £307 £289 £305
90th Percentile £625 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 14
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -52.45% +70.24%
10th Percentile £16.60 £16.50 £27.00
90th Percentile £24.48 £17.50 £56.38
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £27.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.67% -8.73% -

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 756 884 1,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.76% 23.59% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 538 647
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +7.53% -1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £265 £285
90th Percentile £554 £513 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 68 75
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -46.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.57 £14.93
90th Percentile £46.30 £43.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -7.41%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +2 31 £351 -21.94% 2
Winchester +3 22 £375 -16.57% 4
Portsmouth +2 22 £475 +22.58% 4
Southampton -16 15 £390 +0.65% 6
Havant +1 13 £495 -
Fareham +1 11 £358 -35.00%
Farnborough -18 10 £475 +35.71% 2
Hook -17 7 £435 +8.75% 2
Gosport - 3 £345 -
Aldershot - 3 £425 - 1
Eastleigh -4 1 - - 2
Fleet -7 1 £350 -30.86% 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 100 (47.39%) Cisco
2 93 (44.08%) Security Cleared
3 81 (38.39%) Windows
4 77 (36.49%) VMware
5 66 (31.28%) SC Cleared
6 61 (28.91%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (22.27%) Network Security
10 46 (21.80%) VPN
11 45 (21.33%) Windows Server
12 42 (19.91%) Microsoft
13 41 (19.43%) CCNP
13 41 (19.43%) DNS
14 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
15 39 (18.48%) Linux
16 37 (17.54%) VLAN
17 36 (17.06%) PKI
17 36 (17.06%) Citrix
18 34 (16.11%) Palo Alto
19 31 (14.69%) LAN
19 31 (14.69%) WAN
20 28 (13.27%) DHCP
20 28 (13.27%) BGP
20 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
20 28 (13.27%) Cisco ISE
21 27 (12.80%) Information Security
22 26 (12.32%) OSPF
22 26 (12.32%) NetScaler
23 25 (11.85%) DV Cleared

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 13 (6.16%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.21%) IIS
3 9 (4.27%) Apache
3 9 (4.27%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.95%) GemFire
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.69%) Office 365
3 11 (5.21%) IaaS
4 9 (4.27%) PaaS
5 8 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.79%) Yammer
6 7 (3.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Boomi
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 61 (28.91%) Cisco ASA
2 47 (22.27%) Network Security
3 46 (21.80%) VPN
4 41 (19.43%) DNS
5 37 (17.54%) VLAN
6 31 (14.69%) LAN
6 31 (14.69%) WAN
7 28 (13.27%) BGP
7 28 (13.27%) Cisco ISE
7 28 (13.27%) DHCP
8 26 (12.32%) NetScaler
8 26 (12.32%) OSPF
9 25 (11.85%) SAN
10 21 (9.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (9.00%) Wireless
12 16 (7.58%) DMZ
13 15 (7.11%) TCP/IP
14 14 (6.64%) Cisco Firepower
14 14 (6.64%) SSL
15 10 (4.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.27%) MySQL
2 7 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.37%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.42%) Redis
5 2 (0.95%) DB2
5 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.37%) MSI
3 4 (1.90%) Subversion
4 3 (1.42%) JMeter
4 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.95%) JIRA
5 2 (0.95%) SilkTest
5 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.47%) Bower
6 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.47%) Gradle
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (2.84%) Finance
2 2 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.47%) Legal
3 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (22.75%) Architect
2 46 (21.80%) Network Engineer
3 24 (11.37%) Security Engineer
4 20 (9.48%) Analyst
5 19 (9.00%) Network Architect
6 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (7.58%) Security Manager
8 15 (7.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (6.64%) Information Manager
9 14 (6.64%) Information Security Manager
10 13 (6.16%) Security Analyst
11 12 (5.69%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.74%) Consultant
13 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 8 (3.79%) Firewall Engineer
15 7 (3.32%) Designer
15 7 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
15 7 (3.32%) Support Engineer
16 6 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
16 6 (2.84%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.37%) Middleware
1 5 (2.37%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (2.37%) XML
2 4 (1.90%) Sensu
3 3 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.42%) Kafka
3 3 (1.42%) LDAP
3 3 (1.42%) XML Messaging
4 2 (0.95%) OAuth
4 2 (0.95%) OpenID
4 2 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.47%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.47%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.06%) PKI
2 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.27%) Clustering
4 9 (4.27%) DataPower
4 9 (4.27%) Fat Client
4 9 (4.27%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.79%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.42%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.95%) CESG
9 2 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.47%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 81 (38.39%) Windows
2 45 (21.33%) Windows Server
3 39 (18.48%) Linux
4 25 (11.85%) Unix
5 15 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.32%) AIX
7 7 (3.32%) Check Point GAiA
8 6 (2.84%) Debian
9 5 (2.37%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.90%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.42%) CentOS
11 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.95%) Solaris
13 1 (0.47%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Slackware
13 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.80%) Information Security
2 24 (11.37%) SIEM
3 21 (9.95%) Incident Management
4 20 (9.48%) Migration
4 20 (9.48%) Network Management
5 18 (8.53%) ITIL
6 14 (6.64%) DevOps
6 14 (6.64%) Load Balancing
7 12 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (5.69%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.21%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.21%) TOGAF
9 10 (4.74%) Risk Management
9 10 (4.74%) Web Filtering
10 9 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.27%) Change Management
10 9 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (4.27%) High Availability
10 9 (4.27%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.85%) PowerShell
2 16 (7.58%) SQL
3 8 (3.79%) Python
4 5 (2.37%) C
4 5 (2.37%) C#
4 5 (2.37%) Java
5 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.90%) Perl
5 4 (1.90%) PHP
6 3 (1.42%) VBScript
7 2 (0.95%) Groovy
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 93 (44.08%) Security Cleared
2 66 (31.28%) SC Cleared
3 52 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (19.43%) CCNP
5 25 (11.85%) DV Cleared
6 24 (11.37%) CISSP
7 17 (8.06%) CCDP
7 17 (8.06%) JNCIS
8 16 (7.58%) CCIE
9 14 (6.64%) CISM
10 13 (6.16%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (4.27%) CCA
11 9 (4.27%) CISMP
12 8 (3.79%) CCSE
13 5 (2.37%) CCNA
14 3 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (1.42%) Degree
14 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.32%) GDPR
4 5 (2.37%) QA
5 3 (1.42%) RMADS
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.95%) SLA
7 1 (0.47%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 50 (23.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (18.96%) Active Directory
3 24 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.00%) vSphere
4 19 (9.00%) XenServer
5 17 (8.06%) XenDesktop
6 16 (7.58%) XenApp
7 12 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (5.69%) VMware NSX
8 10 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (4.27%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.90%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.90%) Docker
10 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.90%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.42%) KVM
11 3 (1.42%) Snort
11 3 (1.42%) Xen
12 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (9.48%) SCCM
2 15 (7.11%) Nessus
3 14 (6.64%) SCOM
4 10 (4.74%) Nmap
5 8 (3.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.32%) Ansible
7 6 (2.84%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.90%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.42%) Grafana
10 3 (1.42%) Kibana
10 3 (1.42%) logstash
10 3 (1.42%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.42%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.42%) Terraform
10 3 (1.42%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 100 (47.39%) Cisco
2 77 (36.49%) VMware
3 42 (19.91%) Microsoft
4 36 (17.06%) Citrix
5 34 (16.11%) Palo Alto
6 24 (11.37%) Oracle
7 22 (10.43%) Juniper
8 21 (9.95%) Sophos
9 20 (9.48%) CheckPoint
10 19 (9.00%) F5
11 18 (8.53%) Brocade
12 14 (6.64%) Infoblox
12 14 (6.64%) NetApp
12 14 (6.64%) Symantec
13 13 (6.16%) Dell
13 13 (6.16%) McAfee
14 12 (5.69%) HP
15 11 (5.21%) IBM
15 11 (5.21%) SolarWinds
16 9 (4.27%) Becrypt