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 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 / Southampton
Rank 16 8 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 +35  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 6.90% 15.47% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.30% 57.33% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 7
Median daily rate £425 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £313 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 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 47 75 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 18.01% 26.98% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 44
Median daily rate £388 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £312 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +14.54%  
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Southampton

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
5 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 14 (35.90%) Wireless
6 14 (35.90%) CCNA
7 12 (30.77%) WAN
8 11 (28.21%) LAN
8 11 (28.21%) VoIP
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (23.08%) Fortinet
9 9 (23.08%) CCNP
10 7 (17.95%) HP
10 7 (17.95%) Network Security
11 6 (15.38%) Network Design
11 6 (15.38%) Palo Alto
12 5 (12.82%) VMware
12 5 (12.82%) Unix
12 5 (12.82%) Linux
12 5 (12.82%) Migration
13 4 (10.26%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
13 4 (10.26%) JBoss
13 4 (10.26%) Java
13 4 (10.26%) ITIL
13 4 (10.26%) RHCE
13 4 (10.26%) Juniper
13 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.26%) DevOps

Firewall
Top Related 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 (10.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Wireless
2 12 (30.77%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (28.21%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) VoIP
4 7 (17.95%) Network Security
5 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.13%) DNS
6 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.56%) BGP
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
7 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.56%) OSPF
7 1 (2.56%) SAN
7 1 (2.56%) SNA
7 1 (2.56%) SSL
7 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CGI
1 1 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) PKI
2 3 (7.69%) CMDB
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
1 5 (12.82%) Unix
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Network Design
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (7.69%) Event Correlation
4 3 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.69%) Scrum
4 3 (7.69%) Security Hardening
4 3 (7.69%) Security Management
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
4 3 (7.69%) SIEM
4 3 (7.69%) User Stories
4 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (43.59%) Security Cleared
3 15 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 14 (35.90%) CCNA
5 9 (23.08%) CCNP
6 4 (10.26%) CISSP
6 4 (10.26%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (10.26%) RHCE
6 4 (10.26%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCDP
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) MCSE
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 18 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.08%) Fortinet
4 7 (17.95%) HP
5 6 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 5 (12.82%) VMware
7 4 (10.26%) Juniper
7 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
8 3 (7.69%) Aruba
8 3 (7.69%) Avaya
8 3 (7.69%) BMC
8 3 (7.69%) CA
8 3 (7.69%) Citrix
8 3 (7.69%) Intel Security
8 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.69%) Splunk
8 3 (7.69%) Symantec
9 2 (5.13%) Dell
9 2 (5.13%) Microsoft