Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 209 194 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.65% 5.53% 5.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.87% 24.62% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 135 170
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £294 £305
90th Percentile £525 £545 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £13.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.08% -63.64% +83.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.50 £27.43
90th Percentile £24.35 £16.70 £57.13
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £30.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year -24.38% -8.33% +54.39%

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 750 788 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.29% 22.44% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 473 498
Hampshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% -0.99%
10th Percentile £269 £217 £263
90th Percentile £569 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 72
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.88% -3.20%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.78 £43.75 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -28.00% +11.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 32 £450 - 3
Portsmouth -3 26 £325 -3.70% 4
Winchester +2 23 £450 +10.43% 2
Southampton -17 15 £375 -3.23% 3
Fareham +6 13 £435 -17.14% 2
Farnborough -9 13 £475 +18.75% 5
Havant -6 11 - -
Hook -9 11 £400 - 1
Fleet -13 10 £400 -5.88% 1
Gosport -11 4 £345 -
Andover - 4 £408 -
Aldershot -3 2 £425 +41.67%
Eastleigh +4 1 - -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 85 (40.67%) Cisco
2 72 (34.45%) Security Cleared
3 66 (31.58%) Windows
4 58 (27.75%) DNS
5 46 (22.01%) VMware
6 44 (21.05%) LAN
7 43 (20.57%) SC Cleared
8 41 (19.62%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (19.62%) Windows Server
9 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
9 39 (18.66%) Linux
9 39 (18.66%) PKI
10 38 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 37 (17.70%) TCP/IP
11 37 (17.70%) WAN
12 36 (17.22%) Active Directory
13 34 (16.27%) VPN
14 33 (15.79%) Unix
14 33 (15.79%) CCNP
15 32 (15.31%) Information Security
16 31 (14.83%) Migration
16 31 (14.83%) Juniper
16 31 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (13.88%) NetScaler
17 29 (13.88%) Data Centre
18 27 (12.92%) DV Cleared
18 27 (12.92%) Citrix
19 25 (11.96%) SAN
19 25 (11.96%) Network Security

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 21 (10.05%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.09%) Apache
3 16 (7.66%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.22%) IIS
4 13 (6.22%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.26%) JBoss
6 4 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.91%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.44%) GemFire
8 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.57%) Office 365
3 19 (9.09%) IaaS
4 18 (8.61%) PaaS
5 17 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (8.13%) SaaS
6 8 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.83%) Boomi
6 8 (3.83%) Yammer
7 2 (0.96%) GitHub
7 2 (0.96%) npm
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (27.75%) DNS
2 44 (21.05%) LAN
3 41 (19.62%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (17.70%) TCP/IP
4 37 (17.70%) WAN
5 34 (16.27%) VPN
6 29 (13.88%) NetScaler
7 25 (11.96%) Network Security
7 25 (11.96%) SAN
8 23 (11.00%) OSPF
9 21 (10.05%) BGP
9 21 (10.05%) DHCP
9 21 (10.05%) VLAN
10 18 (8.61%) Wireless
11 16 (7.66%) Cisco ISE
12 15 (7.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (7.18%) MPLS
12 15 (7.18%) SSL
13 12 (5.74%) BIG-IP
14 11 (5.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (2.39%) MySQL
3 5 (2.39%) Redis
4 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.44%) DB2
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (8.61%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.31%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.91%) Fiddler
5 4 (1.91%) MSI
5 4 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.96%) Ant
7 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.96%) Bower
7 2 (0.96%) Gradle
7 2 (0.96%) Maven
7 2 (0.96%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.96%) Toad
8 1 (0.48%) AppVeyor
8 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 19 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.48%) Electronics
4 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (22.49%) Network Engineer
2 25 (11.96%) Architect
3 17 (8.13%) Security Manager
4 15 (7.18%) Consultant
4 15 (7.18%) Security Engineer
5 14 (6.70%) Information Manager
5 14 (6.70%) Information Security Manager
5 14 (6.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Designer
7 12 (5.74%) Solutions Designer
8 11 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
9 10 (4.78%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.35%) Administrator
12 7 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (2.87%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.87%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.13%) Middleware
2 6 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.39%) JSON
3 5 (2.39%) Sensu
3 5 (2.39%) XML
4 4 (1.91%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.91%) Kafka
5 3 (1.44%) LDAP
5 3 (1.44%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.96%) RESTful
7 1 (0.48%) .NET
7 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.66%) PKI
2 29 (13.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 11 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.78%) Clustering
4 10 (4.78%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.78%) Thin Client
5 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.83%) DataPower
7 6 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.87%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.91%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.96%) NHS
9 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.48%) CESG
10 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 66 (31.58%) Windows
2 41 (19.62%) Windows Server
3 39 (18.66%) Linux
4 33 (15.79%) Unix
5 18 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.22%) Windows 10
8 12 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.31%) AIX
10 5 (2.39%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.91%) CentOS
11 4 (1.91%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.91%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.44%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.96%) Debian
13 2 (0.96%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.31%) Information Security
2 31 (14.83%) Migration
3 25 (11.96%) DevOps
4 23 (11.00%) ITIL
5 22 (10.53%) SIEM
6 21 (10.05%) Change Management
7 19 (9.09%) Network Design
8 15 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (7.18%) TOGAF
9 14 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.22%) Service Delivery
10 13 (6.22%) Stress Testing
11 12 (5.74%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.74%) Risk Management
12 11 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 11 (5.26%) Security Hardening
13 10 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (4.78%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.78%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 15 (7.18%) Perl
2 15 (7.18%) SQL
3 8 (3.83%) Python
4 7 (3.35%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.39%) PHP
6 4 (1.91%) Java
7 3 (1.44%) Groovy
7 3 (1.44%) VBScript
8 2 (0.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.48%) C
9 1 (0.48%) C#
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) Korn
9 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (34.45%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.57%) SC Cleared
3 41 (19.62%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (15.79%) CCNP
5 27 (12.92%) DV Cleared
6 16 (7.66%) CISM
6 16 (7.66%) CISSP
7 14 (6.70%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (4.78%) CCA
9 9 (4.31%) CISMP
9 9 (4.31%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.35%) CCNA
11 6 (2.87%) CCSE
12 5 (2.39%) CCDP
12 5 (2.39%) JNCIA
12 5 (2.39%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.91%) CCIE
13 4 (1.91%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (1.44%) MCSE
14 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.22%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.26%) QA
4 6 (2.87%) GDPR
5 4 (1.91%) RMADS
6 2 (0.96%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (17.22%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 15 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (7.18%) XenServer
6 14 (6.70%) XenApp
7 11 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (4.78%) DFS Replication
9 7 (3.35%) Docker
10 4 (1.91%) Dovecot
10 4 (1.91%) KVM
10 4 (1.91%) Postfix
10 4 (1.91%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.91%) Xen
11 3 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.44%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (7.18%) Puppet
2 14 (6.70%) SCCM
3 11 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 11 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
3 11 (5.26%) SELinux
4 8 (3.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (3.35%) Ansible
5 7 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.87%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.39%) Grafana
7 5 (2.39%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.39%) SCOM
8 4 (1.91%) Consul
8 4 (1.91%) HAProxy
8 4 (1.91%) Kibana
8 4 (1.91%) logstash
8 4 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.91%) Uchiwa
9 3 (1.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 85 (40.67%) Cisco
2 46 (22.01%) VMware
3 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
4 31 (14.83%) Juniper
5 27 (12.92%) Citrix
6 23 (11.00%) Oracle
6 23 (11.00%) Red Hat
7 22 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 20 (9.57%) F5
9 18 (8.61%) CheckPoint
10 16 (7.66%) Dell
11 11 (5.26%) HP
11 11 (5.26%) Symantec
12 10 (4.78%) SolarWinds
13 9 (4.31%) Becrypt
13 9 (4.31%) IBM
13 9 (4.31%) LogRhythm
13 9 (4.31%) McAfee
14 8 (3.83%) Forcepoint
14 8 (3.83%) SAP