Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 211 232 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.55% 6.39% 6.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.62% 27.72% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 142 191
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -10.71% +8.39%
10th Percentile £300 £243 £300
90th Percentile £488 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.96 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.96% -1.89% -60.45%
10th Percentile £18.89 £12.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £28.75 £13.50 £13.63
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £21.58 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.45% +7.89% -33.33%

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 764 837 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.08% 23.04% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 411 610
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £281 £163 £256
90th Percentile £550 £518 £515
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 61 59
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.36% +25.00% -46.67%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.40 £11.97
90th Percentile £46.76 £47.83 £32.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% -8.13% -42.86%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -10 32 £425 +4.94% 11
Southampton -7 25 £375 +3.45% 7
Farnborough +7 20 £431 +7.81% 5
Fareham -2 18 £413 +70.10% 3
Portsmouth -14 16 £403 +41.23% 5
Winchester -17 15 £425 +11.84% 1
Fleet -11 11 £350 +4.48%
Hook -6 10 £365 -24.94% 1
Havant +1 8 £538 +26.47%
Gosport - 7 £405 -
Aldershot -8 6 £406 +35.42%
Andover - 5 £538 -
Eastleigh - 4 - - 4
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 96 (45.50%) Cisco
2 61 (28.91%) Security Cleared
3 53 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (24.64%) Migration
5 51 (24.17%) VMware
5 51 (24.17%) Network Security
6 50 (23.70%) Windows
7 48 (22.75%) CheckPoint
8 47 (22.27%) DNS
9 44 (20.85%) LAN
9 44 (20.85%) WAN
10 43 (20.38%) Linux
10 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
11 38 (18.01%) CCNP
12 37 (17.54%) VPN
13 36 (17.06%) Microsoft
13 36 (17.06%) Palo Alto
14 35 (16.59%) Active Directory
15 34 (16.11%) Citrix
15 34 (16.11%) NetScaler
16 33 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
17 28 (13.27%) ITIL
18 26 (12.32%) DHCP
18 26 (12.32%) Red Hat
18 26 (12.32%) Windows Server
19 25 (11.85%) TCP/IP
19 25 (11.85%) Wireless
20 24 (11.37%) CCNA

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 20 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.64%) Apache
2 14 (6.64%) IIS
3 11 (5.21%) JBoss
3 11 (5.21%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.32%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.95%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.47%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.47%) Hyperledger
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.95%) Office 365
2 20 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.16%) IaaS
4 10 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.74%) PaaS
5 9 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.79%) SaaS
7 7 (3.32%) Yammer
8 5 (2.37%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.42%) Boomi
9 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.17%) Network Security
2 47 (22.27%) DNS
3 44 (20.85%) LAN
3 44 (20.85%) WAN
4 37 (17.54%) VPN
5 34 (16.11%) NetScaler
6 28 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (12.32%) DHCP
8 25 (11.85%) TCP/IP
8 25 (11.85%) Wireless
9 19 (9.00%) Cisco ISE
9 19 (9.00%) MPLS
10 18 (8.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (7.11%) SSL
12 14 (6.64%) OSPF
13 12 (5.69%) Internet
13 12 (5.69%) SAN
13 12 (5.69%) VLAN
13 12 (5.69%) WLAN
14 11 (5.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
4 1 (0.47%) GIS
4 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) MS Access
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.79%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.84%) Fiddler
3 6 (2.84%) LoadRunner
3 6 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.37%) eggPlant
4 5 (2.37%) JMeter
4 5 (2.37%) NeoLoad
5 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.47%) JIRA
6 1 (0.47%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.47%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (9.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.32%) Electronics
4 2 (0.95%) Military
4 2 (0.95%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (34.60%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.00%) Architect
3 16 (7.58%) Administrator
4 14 (6.64%) Firewall Engineer
4 14 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (6.64%) Security Engineer
5 12 (5.69%) Consultant
6 11 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (5.21%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.74%) Middleware Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (3.79%) Analyst
10 7 (3.32%) Network Consultant
10 7 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Network Support
10 7 (3.32%) Tester
11 6 (2.84%) Performance Tester
11 6 (2.84%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.21%) Middleware
2 6 (2.84%) .NET
3 5 (2.37%) LDAP
4 4 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.42%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.42%) SAML
6 2 (0.95%) JSON
6 2 (0.95%) WAP
6 2 (0.95%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.47%) Kafka
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.43%) PKI
3 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.27%) Clustering
4 9 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.32%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.32%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.84%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.37%) CESG
8 3 (1.42%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.42%) DataPower
8 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.42%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) iSeries
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.70%) Windows
2 43 (20.38%) Linux
3 26 (12.32%) Windows Server
4 24 (11.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (9.00%) Unix
6 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.79%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.32%) AIX
10 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) CentOS
11 1 (0.47%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.64%) Migration
2 28 (13.27%) ITIL
3 21 (9.95%) Network Management
4 20 (9.48%) DevOps
4 20 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (9.00%) Load Balancing
6 18 (8.53%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.11%) Security Management
8 15 (7.11%) Stress Testing
9 13 (6.16%) Change Management
9 13 (6.16%) Performance Testing
9 13 (6.16%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (5.21%) Network Design
11 11 (5.21%) Network Virtualisation
11 11 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (4.74%) Network Security Management
13 9 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.90%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.95%) SQL
3 13 (6.16%) Perl
4 3 (1.42%) PHP
4 3 (1.42%) Python
5 2 (0.95%) Java
5 2 (0.95%) Ruby
5 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) C
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (28.91%) Security Cleared
2 53 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
4 38 (18.01%) CCNP
5 24 (11.37%) CCNA
6 20 (9.48%) DV Cleared
7 15 (7.11%) Degree
8 10 (4.74%) MCSE
8 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.79%) CISSP
9 8 (3.79%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (3.32%) CCA
10 7 (3.32%) CCSE
11 6 (2.84%) CCENT
11 6 (2.84%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (2.37%) CCIE
13 4 (1.90%) CISM
13 4 (1.90%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.42%) CCSA
14 3 (1.42%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) RMADS
3 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.42%) GDPR
5 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) PMO
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (16.59%) Active Directory
2 33 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (6.64%) vSphere
6 11 (5.21%) XenApp
7 10 (4.74%) VMware NSX
8 9 (4.27%) XenServer
9 8 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.79%) XenDesktop
10 6 (2.84%) DFS Replication
10 6 (2.84%) Samba
11 4 (1.90%) vCloud
11 4 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.95%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.95%) Xen
14 1 (0.47%) Docker
14 1 (0.47%) KVM
14 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (8.06%) SCCM
2 12 (5.69%) Puppet
3 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Satellite
3 10 (4.74%) SELinux
4 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (4.27%) Nessus
5 7 (3.32%) Ansible
5 7 (3.32%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (3.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (3.32%) SCOM
6 6 (2.84%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.90%) vRealize
9 3 (1.42%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.95%) Nagios
11 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.47%) Grafana
Vendors
1 96 (45.50%) Cisco
2 51 (24.17%) VMware
3 48 (22.75%) CheckPoint
4 36 (17.06%) Microsoft
4 36 (17.06%) Palo Alto
5 34 (16.11%) Citrix
6 26 (12.32%) Red Hat
7 19 (9.00%) Dell
8 18 (8.53%) Juniper
9 17 (8.06%) McAfee
10 13 (6.16%) F5
11 11 (5.21%) Oracle
11 11 (5.21%) SolarWinds
12 10 (4.74%) IBM
12 10 (4.74%) Symantec
13 9 (4.27%) Qualys
14 8 (3.79%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.79%) Fortinet
15 7 (3.32%) HP
15 7 (3.32%) Riverbed