The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 31 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 120 120 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.54% 4.87% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.76% 18.29% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 33
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £499 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £16.30 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £29.95 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% -1.70%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
578 656 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 26.65% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Berkshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 46 £360 -15.29% 16
Slough +13 15 £260 -47.73% 1
Newbury 0 13 £360 -0.62%
Bracknell -3 10 £430 -8.51%
Windsor +1 7 £305 -
Maidenhead +9 6 £335 -12.13% 2
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 118 (54.13%) Cisco
2 77 (35.32%) CheckPoint
3 61 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (27.98%) TCP/IP
4 60 (27.52%) Windows
5 52 (23.85%) LAN
6 50 (22.94%) VPN
7 47 (21.56%) Linux
7 47 (21.56%) Telecoms
8 46 (21.10%) DNS
8 46 (21.10%) CCNP
9 41 (18.81%) BGP
9 41 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (18.35%) Juniper
10 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
10 40 (18.35%) VMware
11 39 (17.89%) HP
12 38 (17.43%) MPLS
12 38 (17.43%) Network Security
13 36 (16.51%) OSPF
13 36 (16.51%) WAN
14 33 (15.14%) F5
15 30 (13.76%) VLAN
15 30 (13.76%) Active Directory
15 30 (13.76%) CCNA
16 27 (12.39%) Oracle
17 26 (11.93%) SQL
17 26 (11.93%) UNIX
17 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (11.01%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.21%) Lync
5 7 (3.21%) Apache
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.46%) Node.js
Applications
1 22 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.34%) MS Visio
3 12 (5.50%) MS Office
4 10 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Endur
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.46%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.92%) PaaS
1 2 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (27.98%) TCP/IP
2 52 (23.85%) LAN
3 50 (22.94%) VPN
4 46 (21.10%) DNS
5 41 (18.81%) BGP
5 41 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (17.43%) Network Security
6 38 (17.43%) MPLS
7 36 (16.51%) OSPF
7 36 (16.51%) WAN
8 30 (13.76%) VLAN
9 24 (11.01%) Ethernet
10 22 (10.09%) HTTP
11 21 (9.63%) VoIP
12 20 (9.17%) SSL
13 19 (8.72%) Broadband
14 16 (7.34%) SAN
14 16 (7.34%) Cisco PIX
15 15 (6.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (6.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (2.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.38%) DB2
4 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.38%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 47 (21.56%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.42%) Finance
3 8 (3.67%) Back Office
4 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
6 2 (0.92%) Billing
6 2 (0.92%) Local Government
6 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.92%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Military
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 54 (24.77%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.39%) Architect
3 19 (8.72%) Security Engineer
4 16 (7.34%) Analyst
4 16 (7.34%) IP Engineer
5 15 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Consultant
6 12 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.05%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.59%) Design Engineer
9 9 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Security Consultant
12 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.75%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (2.29%) Oracle DBA
13 5 (2.29%) Infrastructure Manager
13 5 (2.29%) DBA
13 5 (2.29%) Network Specialist
14 4 (1.83%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.13%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.21%) CSS
3 4 (1.83%) Web Services
3 4 (1.83%) .NET
3 4 (1.83%) Middleware
4 3 (1.38%) SOAP
4 3 (1.38%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.46%) WAP
5 1 (0.46%) SAML
5 1 (0.46%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.75%) Clustering
5 5 (2.29%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.29%) PKI
5 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.38%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.38%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.92%) iSeries
7 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.92%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.92%) SecurID
7 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.52%) Windows
2 47 (21.56%) Linux
3 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (11.93%) UNIX
4 19 (8.72%) Windows 7
5 16 (7.34%) Solaris
6 14 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.29%) AIX
8 5 (2.29%) HPUX
8 5 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (2.29%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.01%) Network Design
2 22 (10.09%) Load Balancing
3 21 (9.63%) Project Management
4 18 (8.26%) ITIL
5 13 (5.96%) Information Security
6 11 (5.05%) Validation
6 11 (5.05%) Migration
7 10 (4.59%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (4.13%) Change Control
9 8 (3.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.21%) Project Planning
10 7 (3.21%) Change Management
10 7 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.21%) Time Management
11 6 (2.75%) Matrix Management
11 6 (2.75%) Cyber Security
12 5 (2.29%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.93%) SQL
2 11 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.75%) Java
4 5 (2.29%) Perl
5 3 (1.38%) C++
5 3 (1.38%) VBScript
5 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.92%) Python
6 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.46%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 61 (27.98%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (21.10%) CCNP
3 30 (13.76%) CCNA
4 24 (11.01%) Security Cleared
5 20 (9.17%) Degree
6 18 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.50%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.05%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.05%) CCIE
9 10 (4.59%) CCSE
10 9 (4.13%) MCITP
10 9 (4.13%) Sun Certification
11 8 (3.67%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (3.67%) CCSA
12 6 (2.75%) CISSP
12 6 (2.75%) SCSA
12 6 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.29%) MCTS
13 5 (2.29%) MCSE
14 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.05%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.13%) vSphere
3 9 (4.13%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.29%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.29%) NFS
4 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.83%) XenApp
5 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.38%) Samba
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.92%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (6.88%) SCCM
2 10 (4.59%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.21%) Cacti
4 6 (2.75%) OpenView
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.29%) SCOM
5 5 (2.29%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.29%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.38%) WSUS
6 3 (1.38%) HP SIM
6 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.92%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 118 (54.13%) Cisco
2 77 (35.32%) CheckPoint
3 40 (18.35%) Juniper
3 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
3 40 (18.35%) VMware
4 39 (17.89%) HP
5 33 (15.14%) F5
6 27 (12.39%) Oracle
7 17 (7.80%) Citrix
7 17 (7.80%) Fortinet
8 12 (5.50%) Sun
9 11 (5.05%) Veritas
9 11 (5.05%) Huawei
10 9 (4.13%) Crossbeam
10 9 (4.13%) McAfee
10 9 (4.13%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.13%) 3PAR
11 8 (3.67%) Nokia
12 7 (3.21%) Symantec
12 7 (3.21%) TippingPoint
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