The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 123 116 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.24% 4.52% 4.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.98% 19.17% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 33
Median daily rate £375 £341 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -19.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% +32.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +7.62%
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
513 605 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.84% 23.59% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 271 221
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 53 £381 +8.92% 12
Bracknell -4 21 £375 +25.00% 1
Slough -2 11 £338 +14.40% 5
Maidenhead -7 5 £488 +30.87% 1
Newbury -7 5 - - 2
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Windsor 0 1 £520 +71.90%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 160 (62.26%) Cisco
2 85 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (33.07%) Network Security
3 78 (30.35%) Windows
4 70 (27.24%) CheckPoint
4 70 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
5 67 (26.07%) LAN
6 63 (24.51%) WAN
7 60 (23.35%) F5
8 59 (22.96%) Linux
9 56 (21.79%) VPN
9 56 (21.79%) CCNP
10 55 (21.40%) VMware
11 54 (21.01%) Windows Server
12 51 (19.84%) Telecoms
13 48 (18.68%) Data Centre
14 43 (16.73%) ITIL
15 40 (15.56%) DNS
16 39 (15.18%) CCNA
16 39 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (14.79%) Juniper
18 37 (14.40%) Microsoft
19 34 (13.23%) MPLS
20 31 (12.06%) TCP/IP
21 30 (11.67%) Internet
22 29 (11.28%) Wireless
22 29 (11.28%) FortiGate
23 28 (10.89%) Network Design
24 27 (10.51%) BGP
24 27 (10.51%) Cisco PIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (2.72%) IIS
1 7 (2.72%) MS Exchange
1 7 (2.72%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.33%) iPlanet
3 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.17%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.56%) Office 365
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.17%) PaaS
3 3 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (33.07%) Network Security
2 70 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
3 67 (26.07%) LAN
4 63 (24.51%) WAN
5 56 (21.79%) VPN
6 40 (15.56%) DNS
7 39 (15.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (13.23%) MPLS
9 31 (12.06%) TCP/IP
10 30 (11.67%) Internet
11 29 (11.28%) Wireless
12 27 (10.51%) BGP
12 27 (10.51%) Cisco PIX
13 25 (9.73%) IPsec
14 23 (8.95%) SAN
15 21 (8.17%) Ethernet
16 19 (7.39%) DHCP
17 18 (7.00%) BIG-IP
17 18 (7.00%) OSPF
17 18 (7.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.17%) DB2
4 2 (0.78%) Big Data
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) Subversion
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (19.84%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.67%) Finance
3 8 (3.11%) Billing
4 6 (2.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.56%) Back Office
5 4 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (29.57%) Network Engineer
2 51 (19.84%) Security Engineer
3 28 (10.89%) Architect
4 24 (9.34%) Consultant
4 24 (9.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (8.56%) Analyst
5 22 (8.56%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.78%) IP Engineer
7 17 (6.61%) Firewall Engineer
8 16 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (6.23%) VMware Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (5.84%) IP Security Engineer
10 14 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (4.28%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.89%) Network Analyst
12 10 (3.89%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.50%) IT Security Engineer
13 9 (3.50%) Network Support
13 9 (3.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) J2EE
2 5 (1.95%) JSP
2 5 (1.95%) Middleware
3 4 (1.56%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (1.17%) RSS
4 3 (1.17%) Web Services
5 2 (0.78%) .NET
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.39%) MAPI
6 1 (0.39%) OAuth
6 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.39%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) Servlets
6 1 (0.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
6 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.68%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 14 (5.45%) PKI
3 13 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.89%) e-Health
5 10 (3.89%) FlexPod
6 7 (2.72%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.56%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.17%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.78%) IVR
9 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.39%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.35%) Windows
2 59 (22.96%) Linux
3 54 (21.01%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.06%) Unix
5 13 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.89%) Data ONTAP
7 8 (3.11%) AIX
7 8 (3.11%) Solaris
8 7 (2.72%) CentOS
9 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.17%) SUSE
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.39%) HPUX
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.73%) ITIL
2 28 (10.89%) Network Design
3 22 (8.56%) Load Balancing
4 20 (7.78%) Change Management
4 20 (7.78%) Project Management
5 18 (7.00%) Migration
6 15 (5.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (5.06%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 12 (4.67%) DDoS Mitigation
8 12 (4.67%) ITIL V3
9 11 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.28%) Network Management
9 11 (4.28%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.89%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 10 (3.89%) Identity Management
10 10 (3.89%) Network Architecture
10 10 (3.89%) Security Management
10 10 (3.89%) Service Management
10 10 (3.89%) SIEM
11 9 (3.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.67%) SQL
2 10 (3.89%) Java
3 6 (2.33%) Python
4 4 (1.56%) Perl
4 4 (1.56%) Ruby
5 2 (0.78%) C++
5 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) Korn
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 85 (33.07%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (21.79%) CCNP
3 39 (15.18%) CCNA
4 26 (10.12%) CCSE
5 23 (8.95%) Degree
6 22 (8.56%) Security Cleared
7 21 (8.17%) CCSA
8 17 (6.61%) CCIE
9 16 (6.23%) CISSP
9 16 (6.23%) SC Cleared
10 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (3.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (2.72%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (2.72%) NCDA
12 7 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.33%) CCDA
14 5 (1.95%) MCP
14 5 (1.95%) MCSA
14 5 (1.95%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.67%) SLA
2 10 (3.89%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.33%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.95%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) GxP
6 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.00%) vSphere
4 14 (5.45%) UAG
5 13 (5.06%) ProxySG
6 12 (4.67%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.50%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.95%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.95%) XenApp
9 4 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (11.28%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.89%) WSUS
3 9 (3.50%) Nagios
3 9 (3.50%) Puppet
4 6 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.56%) SCCM
6 3 (1.17%) Nessus
6 3 (1.17%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.39%) cPanel
8 1 (0.39%) Endace
8 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 160 (62.26%) Cisco
2 70 (27.24%) CheckPoint
3 60 (23.35%) F5
4 55 (21.40%) VMware
5 38 (14.79%) Juniper
6 37 (14.40%) Microsoft
7 24 (9.34%) Fortinet
8 20 (7.78%) HP
9 18 (7.00%) IBM
10 16 (6.23%) Blue Coat
11 15 (5.84%) Citrix
11 15 (5.84%) Red Hat
12 13 (5.06%) NetApp
12 13 (5.06%) Oracle
13 11 (4.28%) CA
13 11 (4.28%) EMC
14 10 (3.89%) Dell
15 7 (2.72%) Palo Alto
16 6 (2.33%) Huawei
16 6 (2.33%) Sun
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