The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 21 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.07% 0.96% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.51% 6.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.50%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 37 15 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 22.70% 14.42% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 10
Median daily rate £400 £290 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -4.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £47.83 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.09% +51.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Portsmouth

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Portsmouth

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Portsmouth

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Portsmouth

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) FlexPod
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (20.00%) SNA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (20.00%) Wiki
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) EIGRP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) SNA
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) PSTN
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) FlexPod
1 2 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) Event Correlation
1 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
1 1 (10.00%) Security Management
1 1 (10.00%) Service Management
1 1 (10.00%) SIEM
1 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (30.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
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