Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 10 26
Rank change year-on-year -22 +16 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.37% 10.10% 6.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 50.98% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 46 39
Southampton median daily rate £345 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +3.23% +18.77%
10th Percentile £313 £360 £273
90th Percentile £416 £463 £400
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year -63.38% +48.69% -7.28%

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 101 102 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 21.26% 19.81% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 74 91
Southampton median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -1.37%
10th Percentile £138 £259 £225
90th Percentile £545 £488 £400
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 21
Southampton median hourly rate £20.06 £25.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.33% -32.00% +45.63%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.38 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.02 £25.50 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% -7.69%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Southampton

Firewall
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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Southampton

Firewall
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 24 November 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) CCNA
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) CCDP
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) CCSA
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) CCSE
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) NetScaler
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) SMTP
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) IPv4
5 1 (6.25%) IPv6
5 1 (6.25%) Multicast
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Data Encryption
2 2 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CCNP
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) CCDP
3 4 (25.00%) CCSA
4 3 (18.75%) CCSE
5 2 (12.50%) CCIE
5 2 (12.50%) MCSE
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) CCDE
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
6 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) IronPort
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam