Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 18 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 225 275 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.02% 7.51% 6.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.11% 29.35% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 202 191
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +8.39% -4.32%
10th Percentile £243 £300 £185
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £15.13 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.76% -69.75% +88.24%
10th Percentile £16.45 £13.24 £18.70
90th Percentile £24.76 £17.11 £57.50
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £21.78 £30.00
% change year-on-year +14.83% -27.42% -6.98%

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 830 937 1,070
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 22.22% 25.58% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 613 680
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £202 £269 £263
90th Percentile £501 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 61
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £38.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -47.44% +8.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.40 £13.82
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% -43.93% +16.67%

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 April 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 April 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 -8 40 £353 -25.79% 17
Winchester +4 31 £380 -13.14%
Southampton -9 23 £363 -9.38% 5
Fareham -7 13 £165 -70.00%
Portsmouth +7 12 £285 -28.75% 3
Havant 0 10 £426 - 1
Hook -15 8 £473 +21.15%
Fleet -11 7 £350 -19.54%
Farnborough -17 4 £400 +6.67% 5
Aldershot - 1 - -
Gosport - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 122 (54.22%) Cisco
2 97 (43.11%) VMware
3 88 (39.11%) Security Cleared
4 84 (37.33%) Windows
5 68 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
6 66 (29.33%) SC Cleared
7 63 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (25.33%) Citrix
9 56 (24.89%) Network Security
10 55 (24.44%) Windows Server
11 51 (22.67%) VPN
12 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 49 (21.78%) Microsoft
13 49 (21.78%) Linux
13 49 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
14 47 (20.89%) NetScaler
15 44 (19.56%) DNS
16 39 (17.33%) Juniper
16 39 (17.33%) CheckPoint
17 38 (16.89%) CCNP
18 35 (15.56%) WAN
19 33 (14.67%) BGP
20 32 (14.22%) DHCP
20 32 (14.22%) PowerShell
21 30 (13.33%) Data Centre
21 30 (13.33%) VLAN
22 29 (12.89%) OSPF
23 28 (12.44%) Migration
23 28 (12.44%) Palo Alto
24 27 (12.00%) Wireless

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 23 (10.22%) Skype for Business
2 15 (6.67%) Apache
3 13 (5.78%) IIS
3 13 (5.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.56%) JBoss
4 8 (3.56%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.44%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.44%) IaaS
2 16 (7.11%) PaaS
3 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.89%) Office 365
4 8 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.56%) SaaS
5 6 (2.67%) Yammer
6 5 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
2 56 (24.89%) Network Security
3 51 (22.67%) VPN
4 47 (20.89%) NetScaler
5 44 (19.56%) DNS
6 35 (15.56%) WAN
7 33 (14.67%) BGP
8 32 (14.22%) DHCP
9 30 (13.33%) VLAN
10 29 (12.89%) OSPF
11 27 (12.00%) LAN
11 27 (12.00%) Wireless
12 22 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (9.33%) Cisco ISE
14 20 (8.89%) DMZ
15 17 (7.56%) SAN
16 16 (7.11%) MPLS
17 14 (6.22%) Cisco Firepower
17 14 (6.22%) SSL
18 13 (5.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.11%) MySQL
2 4 (1.78%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.44%) MSI
4 3 (1.33%) JMeter
4 3 (1.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.33%) Subversion
5 2 (0.89%) JIRA
5 2 (0.89%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (4.89%) Finance
2 8 (3.56%) Banking
2 8 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.44%) Legal
4 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 57 (25.33%) Architect
3 26 (11.56%) Security Engineer
4 21 (9.33%) Network Architect
5 19 (8.44%) Analyst
6 18 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (7.11%) Security Architect
8 14 (6.22%) Designer
9 13 (5.78%) Solutions Designer
10 10 (4.44%) Security Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Middleware Engineer
12 8 (3.56%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.56%) Technical Architect
13 7 (3.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 7 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.67%) Design Engineer
14 6 (2.67%) IT Architect
14 6 (2.67%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.44%) Middleware
2 7 (3.11%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.89%) CGI
3 2 (0.89%) Core Data
3 2 (0.89%) OAuth
3 2 (0.89%) OpenID
4 1 (0.44%) WPF
4 1 (0.44%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.11%) PKI
3 13 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.67%) DataPower
5 4 (1.78%) Clustering
5 4 (1.78%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.33%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.89%) CESG
7 2 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.44%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.33%) Windows
2 55 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 49 (21.78%) Linux
4 22 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.44%) Unix
6 15 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.56%) Windows Vista
8 6 (2.67%) CentOS
8 6 (2.67%) Debian
9 5 (2.22%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (1.78%) AIX
11 3 (1.33%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.44%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.44%) VMS
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.44%) Migration
2 21 (9.33%) TOGAF
3 20 (8.89%) ITIL
3 20 (8.89%) Load Balancing
4 18 (8.00%) Network Management
5 16 (7.11%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 13 (5.78%) DevOps
7 13 (5.78%) Information Security
8 12 (5.33%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (4.89%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.00%) Email Filtering
10 9 (4.00%) Server Hardening
10 9 (4.00%) Web Filtering
11 8 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.56%) IT Strategy
11 8 (3.56%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (3.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.22%) PowerShell
2 19 (8.44%) SQL
3 9 (4.00%) Perl
4 6 (2.67%) Java
5 4 (1.78%) C
5 4 (1.78%) C#
5 4 (1.78%) Python
6 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.44%) VBScript
7 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 88 (39.11%) Security Cleared
2 66 (29.33%) SC Cleared
3 49 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (16.89%) CCNP
5 24 (10.67%) DV Cleared
6 18 (8.00%) CCDP
6 18 (8.00%) JNCIS
7 15 (6.67%) CCIE
8 13 (5.78%) CISSP
9 10 (4.44%) CCSE
10 9 (4.00%) CCNA
11 8 (3.56%) CCSA
12 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.22%) Degree
13 5 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (1.78%) CCA
14 4 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.89%) CISM
15 2 (0.89%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.00%) QA
4 8 (3.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.89%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 63 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 25 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 23 (10.22%) vSphere
4 23 (10.22%) XenServer
5 17 (7.56%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (7.11%) XenDesktop
7 13 (5.78%) VMware NSX
8 10 (4.44%) XenApp
9 8 (3.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.67%) UAG
11 4 (1.78%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.33%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.89%) Snort
14 1 (0.44%) Firmware
14 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (8.00%) Nessus
2 15 (6.67%) SCCM
3 10 (4.44%) Nmap
3 10 (4.44%) SCOM
4 8 (3.56%) Puppet
4 8 (3.56%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (3.56%) SELinux
5 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.22%) Terraform
6 4 (1.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.78%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.33%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.33%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.44%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 122 (54.22%) Cisco
2 97 (43.11%) VMware
3 57 (25.33%) Citrix
4 49 (21.78%) Microsoft
5 39 (17.33%) CheckPoint
5 39 (17.33%) Juniper
6 28 (12.44%) Palo Alto
7 22 (9.78%) Oracle
8 20 (8.89%) Dell
9 19 (8.44%) F5
10 18 (8.00%) HP
10 18 (8.00%) NetApp
10 18 (8.00%) Sophos
11 17 (7.56%) Brocade
12 16 (7.11%) McAfee
13 13 (5.78%) Infoblox
14 12 (5.33%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.89%) IBM
16 10 (4.44%) Extreme Networks
17 9 (4.00%) Lumension