The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 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 / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 10 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.03% 9.68% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 55.26% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 12
Median daily rate £388 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 38 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 20.10% 17.51% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 26
Median daily rate £388 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Median hourly rate £16.90 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £13.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Southampton

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
4 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
5 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Wireless
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (28.57%) VoIP
8 7 (25.00%) Linux
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
9 6 (21.43%) CCNA
9 6 (21.43%) DevOps
10 5 (17.86%) Unix
10 5 (17.86%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) PKI
11 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
11 4 (14.29%) QA
11 4 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
11 4 (14.29%) VMware
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 4 (14.29%) CISSP
11 4 (14.29%) RHCE
11 4 (14.29%) Windows
11 4 (14.29%) JBoss
11 4 (14.29%) Java

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (14.29%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) WAN
2 11 (39.29%) LAN
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (32.14%) Wireless
4 8 (28.57%) VoIP
5 7 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.29%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) SSL
7 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) HTTP
8 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
8 2 (7.14%) MPLS
8 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (3.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Network Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (17.86%) Security Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (7.14%) Sensu
2 1 (3.57%) CGI
2 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Unix
3 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.14%) CentOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Encryption
4 2 (7.14%) DRM
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Process Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (42.86%) CCNP
2 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCDP
5 4 (14.29%) CISSP
5 4 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (14.29%) RHCE
5 4 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (10.71%) CCSA
6 3 (10.71%) MCSE
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCSE
7 1 (3.57%) MCITP
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Firmware
2 2 (7.14%) KVM
2 2 (7.14%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Grafana
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) logstash
1 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (7.14%) NetApp
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.14%) SaltStack
7 2 (7.14%) Splunk
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy