Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 33 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 189 213 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 5.35% 5.81% 5.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.51% 28.29% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 112 141
Hampshire median daily rate £399 £428 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +6.08% +0.75%
10th Percentile £276 £325 £300
90th Percentile £506 £575 £528
South East median daily rate £405 £429 £404
% change year-on-year -5.48% +6.06% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% +50.00% -58.04%
10th Percentile £42.75 £16.83 £12.90
90th Percentile £44.25 £24.65 £17.10
South East median hourly rate £67.50 £23.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +193.48% -38.67% +5.63%

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 687 753 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.46% 20.55% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 378 480
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £267 £242
90th Percentile £539 £565 £510
South East median daily rate £413 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +0.12% +3.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 63 53
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +42.39% -46.69%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.54 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +52.17% +31.43% -30.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Southampton +32 31 £375 - 6
Basingstoke -5 27 £360 -20.00% 13
Winchester -4 19 £373 -17.06% 2
Portsmouth -8 12 £375 -16.67% 5
Fareham -10 11 £475 +6.15% 6
Hook -1 10 £400 - 4
Farnborough -11 6 £388 -13.50% 16
Havant +4 5 £483 - 3
Gosport -2 5 £425 +23.19%
Andover +6 4 £210 -48.47% 3
Fleet +4 4 £375 -6.25% 3
Eastleigh 0 2 £325 - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 107 (56.61%) Cisco
2 72 (38.10%) Windows
3 56 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (28.57%) Citrix
5 52 (27.51%) DNS
6 51 (26.98%) LAN
6 51 (26.98%) VMware
7 50 (26.46%) WAN
7 50 (26.46%) Windows Server
8 45 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 45 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 42 (22.22%) DHCP
10 41 (21.69%) Microsoft
10 41 (21.69%) CCNP
11 40 (21.16%) CheckPoint
11 40 (21.16%) Palo Alto
12 39 (20.63%) NetScaler
13 37 (19.58%) Office 365
14 36 (19.05%) F5
14 36 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 36 (19.05%) Network Security
15 34 (17.99%) Load Balancing
15 34 (17.99%) VPN
16 31 (16.40%) VLAN
16 31 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (15.34%) VMware ESXi
17 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
18 28 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (14.29%) 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 18 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.99%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.29%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.70%) IIS
5 5 (2.65%) Apache
5 5 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.12%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.58%) Office 365
2 22 (11.64%) Azure
3 20 (10.58%) IaaS
4 18 (9.52%) PaaS
5 15 (7.94%) AWS
6 14 (7.41%) SaaS
7 11 (5.82%) Yammer
8 3 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.59%) Boomi
9 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.53%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.51%) DNS
2 51 (26.98%) LAN
3 50 (26.46%) WAN
4 42 (22.22%) DHCP
5 39 (20.63%) NetScaler
6 36 (19.05%) Network Security
7 34 (17.99%) VPN
8 31 (16.40%) VLAN
9 27 (14.29%) BGP
9 27 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (10.58%) MPLS
11 19 (10.05%) Skype
12 18 (9.52%) Wireless
13 16 (8.47%) OSPF
14 15 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (6.88%) Unified Communications
16 11 (5.82%) TCP/IP
16 11 (5.82%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (5.29%) SSL
17 10 (5.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.06%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.17%) MSI
2 2 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.35%) Public Sector
2 11 (5.82%) Finance
3 6 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.12%) Legal
5 3 (1.59%) Automotive
5 3 (1.59%) Local Government
5 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (42.33%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (8.99%) Architect
4 16 (8.47%) Designer
5 15 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) Solutions Designer
7 12 (6.35%) Infrastructure Designer
8 11 (5.82%) Security Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Network Support
10 9 (4.76%) Network Architect
11 8 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
12 7 (3.70%) Analyst
12 7 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
14 5 (2.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 5 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 5 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
14 5 (2.65%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 5 (2.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.65%) Web Services
2 4 (2.12%) REST
3 2 (1.06%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.94%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.94%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.76%) Clustering
4 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.70%) PKI
6 6 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.12%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.12%) Replication
8 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.06%) DataPower
10 1 (0.53%) CESG
10 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 72 (38.10%) Windows
2 50 (26.46%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.34%) Windows 10
4 28 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (10.58%) Linux
6 14 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.65%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.12%) Check Point GAiA
8 4 (2.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.59%) Unix
10 2 (1.06%) AIX
10 2 (1.06%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (17.99%) Load Balancing
3 27 (14.29%) ITIL
4 24 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.99%) Project Delivery
6 13 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (6.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 12 (6.35%) Change Management
7 12 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (5.82%) Migration
8 11 (5.82%) SIEM
9 9 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (4.76%) Network Design
10 8 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.17%) DevOps
11 6 (3.17%) Information Security
11 6 (3.17%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.05%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.47%) SQL
3 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.12%) Java
4 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 56 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 41 (21.69%) CCNP
4 24 (12.70%) SC Cleared
5 17 (8.99%) CCNA
6 16 (8.47%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (7.41%) CCA
8 13 (6.88%) DV Cleared
9 12 (6.35%) CCDP
10 9 (4.76%) CCIE
11 5 (2.65%) CCSE
12 4 (2.12%) Degree
12 4 (2.12%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.59%) CCDA
13 3 (1.59%) CCENT
13 3 (1.59%) CCSA
13 3 (1.59%) DBS Check
14 2 (1.06%) CISSP
15 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.17%) GDPR
2 6 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.06%) PMO
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 45 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (15.34%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 22 (11.64%) XenDesktop
6 17 (8.99%) XenApp
7 14 (7.41%) DFS Replication
8 9 (4.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.12%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.12%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.59%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.06%) Firmware
11 2 (1.06%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.06%) vSphere
12 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.53%) Docker
12 1 (0.53%) KVM
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.53%) vCloud
12 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (12.70%) SCCM
2 16 (8.47%) Nessus
3 5 (2.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (2.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.65%) SCOM
4 4 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.06%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.53%) Ansible
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (56.61%) Cisco
2 54 (28.57%) Citrix
3 51 (26.98%) VMware
4 41 (21.69%) Microsoft
5 40 (21.16%) CheckPoint
5 40 (21.16%) Palo Alto
6 36 (19.05%) F5
7 26 (13.76%) Juniper
8 20 (10.58%) Avaya
8 20 (10.58%) HP
9 18 (9.52%) Dell
9 18 (9.52%) Fortinet
10 16 (8.47%) McAfee
11 14 (7.41%) Oracle
12 13 (6.88%) Aruba
12 13 (6.88%) Extreme Networks
13 11 (5.82%) Meraki
14 8 (4.23%) Brocade
14 8 (4.23%) Riverbed
14 8 (4.23%) SolarWinds