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 28 June 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.

Firewall
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 9 -
Rank change year-on-year -18 -  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.64% 13.51% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 42.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £363 £669 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.79% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £32.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year +3.05% +43.95%  

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 24 47 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 14.55% 31.76% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 1
Median daily rate £375 £438 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +157.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 2
Median hourly rate £61.69 £47.83 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.97% +6.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) VoIP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Palo Alto
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Fault Management
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) SNA
7 2 (16.67%) EIGRP

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) VoIP
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) SNA
6 1 (8.33%) PSTN
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) FlexPod
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (8.33%) BCP
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE Service Provider
4 1 (8.33%) CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Palo Alto
2 6 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Foundry
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam