Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 30 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 240 209 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 6.25% 5.92% 6.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.09% 24.88% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 150 177
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £312 £263 £309
90th Percentile £525 £526 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.62% -1.89% -39.08%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £28.75 £13.50 £13.63
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +12.50% -6.43%

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 825 840 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.47% 23.80% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 481 537
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £301 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £500 £502
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -17.95% -25.00%
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.40 £11.99
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.20 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £22.63 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.07% -33.00% +5.26%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +13 43 £438 -5.41% 12
Southampton -7 26 £375 +10.29% 5
Winchester -4 23 £430 +7.50% 1
Farnborough -6 19 £448 +12.00% 7
Fleet -8 16 £350 - 1
Hook -6 15 £385 -3.75%
Portsmouth -19 14 £325 +14.04% 10
Havant -2 13 £418 +6.03%
Fareham -8 12 £425 -19.05% 2
Gosport -9 9 £388 - 2
Andover - 8 £456 - 1
Eastleigh - 3 - - 3
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 105 (43.75%) Cisco
2 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
3 69 (28.75%) Windows
4 68 (28.33%) DNS
5 55 (22.92%) LAN
6 54 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 53 (22.08%) Linux
7 53 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (20.42%) WAN
8 49 (20.42%) TCP/IP
9 47 (19.58%) Migration
10 46 (19.17%) VMware
11 43 (17.92%) Microsoft
11 43 (17.92%) CheckPoint
12 42 (17.50%) CCNP
13 40 (16.67%) Data Centre
14 39 (16.25%) NetScaler
14 39 (16.25%) VPN
15 38 (15.83%) Unix
16 37 (15.42%) PKI
16 37 (15.42%) PowerShell
16 37 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (15.42%) Windows Server
17 36 (15.00%) Network Security
17 36 (15.00%) DevOps
18 35 (14.58%) Active Directory
18 35 (14.58%) Red Hat
19 33 (13.75%) Citrix
20 32 (13.33%) Juniper
21 31 (12.92%) ITIL

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 26 (10.83%) Apache
2 24 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 22 (9.17%) Tomcat
4 17 (7.08%) IIS
4 17 (7.08%) JBoss
5 9 (3.75%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.67%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.25%) GemFire
9 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (9.58%) Office 365
3 20 (8.33%) IaaS
4 18 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (7.08%) PaaS
5 17 (7.08%) SaaS
6 10 (4.17%) Boomi
7 8 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.92%) Yammer
9 5 (2.08%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.83%) GitHub
10 2 (0.83%) npm
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (28.33%) DNS
2 55 (22.92%) LAN
3 49 (20.42%) TCP/IP
3 49 (20.42%) WAN
4 39 (16.25%) NetScaler
4 39 (16.25%) VPN
5 37 (15.42%) Cisco ASA
6 36 (15.00%) Network Security
7 27 (11.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (10.42%) OSPF
9 24 (10.00%) Wireless
10 22 (9.17%) SAN
10 22 (9.17%) SSL
11 21 (8.75%) BGP
11 21 (8.75%) Cisco ISE
11 21 (8.75%) DHCP
11 21 (8.75%) MPLS
12 17 (7.08%) BIG-IP
13 15 (6.25%) EIGRP
13 15 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (2.08%) Redis
4 4 (1.67%) MySQL
4 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.25%) DB2
5 3 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.50%) Fiddler
4 6 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.08%) eggPlant
5 5 (2.08%) JMeter
5 5 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.08%) NeoLoad
5 5 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (1.67%) MSI
7 3 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.83%) Ant
8 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.83%) Bower
8 2 (0.83%) Gradle
8 2 (0.83%) Maven
8 2 (0.83%) Spinnaker
8 2 (0.83%) Toad
9 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 27 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.83%) Electronics
3 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 24 (10.00%) Architect
3 18 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (7.08%) Consultant
4 17 (7.08%) Middleware Engineer
5 15 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 14 (5.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 13 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (5.42%) Firewall Engineer
8 12 (5.00%) Designer
8 12 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
9 11 (4.58%) Analyst
10 9 (3.75%) Network Support
10 9 (3.75%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) Administrator
11 8 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.92%) Network Consultant
12 7 (2.92%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (2.92%) Security Architect
12 7 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.17%) Middleware
2 6 (2.50%) .NET
2 6 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.08%) JSON
4 4 (1.67%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.67%) Kafka
4 4 (1.67%) Sensu
5 3 (1.25%) SAML
6 2 (0.83%) LDAP
6 2 (0.83%) RESTful
6 2 (0.83%) XML
7 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 37 (15.42%) PKI
3 15 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.75%) Clustering
5 9 (3.75%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.75%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.75%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.50%) DataPower
6 6 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.67%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.25%) CESG
8 3 (1.25%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.42%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.75%) Windows
2 53 (22.08%) Linux
3 38 (15.83%) Unix
4 37 (15.42%) Windows Server
5 28 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 15 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.17%) AIX
10 6 (2.50%) Check Point GAiA
11 5 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.67%) CentOS
12 4 (1.67%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.83%) Debian
14 2 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.58%) Migration
2 36 (15.00%) DevOps
3 31 (12.92%) ITIL
4 23 (9.58%) Network Design
5 22 (9.17%) Load Balancing
6 21 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (8.75%) Stress Testing
7 20 (8.33%) Change Management
8 17 (7.08%) Information Security
8 17 (7.08%) Problem Management
8 17 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (6.25%) SIEM
11 14 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (5.42%) TOGAF
13 12 (5.00%) Network Management
13 12 (5.00%) Performance Testing
14 11 (4.58%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.42%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.58%) Perl
3 21 (8.75%) SQL
4 10 (4.17%) Python
5 7 (2.92%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.92%) PHP
6 4 (1.67%) Java
6 4 (1.67%) Ruby
7 3 (1.25%) Groovy
7 3 (1.25%) VBScript
8 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.42%) C
9 1 (0.42%) C#
9 1 (0.42%) C++
9 1 (0.42%) Korn
9 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
2 54 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 53 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (17.50%) CCNP
5 29 (12.08%) DV Cleared
6 14 (5.83%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (5.42%) CCNA
8 11 (4.58%) CCSE
9 10 (4.17%) CISSP
10 9 (3.75%) CCA
10 9 (3.75%) CISM
11 7 (2.92%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (2.92%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.92%) MCSE
11 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.50%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.08%) Degree
13 5 (2.08%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.25%) CCENT
14 3 (1.25%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 13 (5.42%) QA
3 12 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.33%) RMADS
5 4 (1.67%) GDPR
6 2 (0.83%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 12 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.00%) XenApp
6 10 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (4.17%) XenServer
7 9 (3.75%) DFS Replication
8 7 (2.92%) Docker
9 4 (1.67%) Dovecot
9 4 (1.67%) KVM
9 4 (1.67%) Postfix
9 4 (1.67%) Xen
10 3 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.25%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (8.75%) Puppet
2 17 (7.08%) Red Hat Satellite
2 17 (7.08%) SELinux
3 14 (5.83%) SCCM
4 10 (4.17%) SCOM
5 8 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.92%) Ansible
6 7 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.50%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.08%) Grafana
8 5 (2.08%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.67%) Consul
9 4 (1.67%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.67%) Kibana
9 4 (1.67%) logstash
9 4 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.67%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 105 (43.75%) Cisco
2 46 (19.17%) VMware
3 43 (17.92%) CheckPoint
3 43 (17.92%) Microsoft
4 35 (14.58%) Red Hat
5 33 (13.75%) Citrix
6 32 (13.33%) Juniper
7 29 (12.08%) Palo Alto
8 25 (10.42%) F5
9 23 (9.58%) Oracle
10 21 (8.75%) Dell
11 17 (7.08%) McAfee
12 15 (6.25%) SolarWinds
13 12 (5.00%) HP
13 12 (5.00%) IBM
14 10 (4.17%) ForgeRock
14 10 (4.17%) SAP
14 10 (4.17%) Sitecore
15 9 (3.75%) Riverbed
15 9 (3.75%) Splunk