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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 24 31 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 145 138 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.73% 5.14% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.94% 19.09% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 50 58
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £273 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +142.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
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
559 723 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 26.91% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 321 231
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.80 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 70 £400 +20.75% 20
Slough +1 14 £400 +6.66% 4
Maidenhead +7 12 £404 -4.77% 4
Bracknell -4 12 £346 -1.07% 2
Windsor -2 7 £365 - 2
Newbury +9 5 £331 - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (58.68%) Cisco
2 78 (32.23%) LAN
3 77 (31.82%) Windows
4 65 (26.86%) Juniper
5 62 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (23.97%) Cisco ASA
7 57 (23.55%) CheckPoint
7 57 (23.55%) WAN
8 53 (21.90%) VPN
9 48 (19.83%) Telecoms
10 47 (19.42%) Windows Server
11 46 (19.01%) Microsoft
11 46 (19.01%) Linux
12 44 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 40 (16.53%) ITIL
13 40 (16.53%) Wireless
13 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
14 39 (16.12%) Active Directory
15 38 (15.70%) CCNP
15 38 (15.70%) OSPF
15 38 (15.70%) VMware
16 37 (15.29%) BGP
17 35 (14.46%) VLAN
18 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
18 34 (14.05%) Data Centre
19 33 (13.64%) Network Security
19 33 (13.64%) DNS
20 32 (13.22%) HP
20 32 (13.22%) Migration
20 32 (13.22%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (4.55%) IIS
2 8 (3.31%) Apache
2 8 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.24%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Endur
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) IaaS
3 3 (1.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.83%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.83%) Office 365
5 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (32.23%) LAN
2 58 (23.97%) Cisco ASA
3 57 (23.55%) WAN
4 53 (21.90%) VPN
5 44 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 40 (16.53%) Wireless
7 38 (15.70%) OSPF
8 37 (15.29%) BGP
9 35 (14.46%) VLAN
10 33 (13.64%) DNS
10 33 (13.64%) Network Security
11 32 (13.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (12.81%) MPLS
13 26 (10.74%) Internet
14 22 (9.09%) SSL
15 13 (5.37%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (5.37%) Cisco Wireless
15 13 (5.37%) Ethernet
15 13 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (4.96%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 48 (19.83%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.37%) Finance
3 6 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (1.24%) Banking
4 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.41%) German Language
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 28 (11.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (10.33%) Analyst
4 24 (9.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (9.50%) Security Engineer
6 22 (9.09%) Architect
7 17 (7.02%) IP Engineer
8 16 (6.61%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.79%) Consultant
10 12 (4.96%) Firewall Engineer
10 12 (4.96%) Network Security Engineer
11 11 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
12 10 (4.13%) Design Engineer
12 10 (4.13%) Network Architect
13 9 (3.72%) Network Analyst
14 8 (3.31%) Administrator
14 8 (3.31%) Designer
14 8 (3.31%) Network Support
14 8 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
14 8 (3.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.96%) Middleware
2 5 (2.07%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.07%) Web Services
3 4 (1.65%) CSS
4 3 (1.24%) XMPP
5 2 (0.83%) CGI
5 2 (0.83%) WAP
6 1 (0.41%) .NET
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.89%) PKI
5 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.48%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.24%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.83%) Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
10 1 (0.41%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.82%) Windows
2 47 (19.42%) Windows Server
3 46 (19.01%) Linux
4 20 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.96%) Unix
8 9 (3.72%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.72%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.83%) AIX
10 2 (0.83%) CentOS
10 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.53%) ITIL
2 32 (13.22%) Migration
3 25 (10.33%) Load Balancing
3 25 (10.33%) Network Design
4 16 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (6.61%) Project Management
5 12 (4.96%) Change Management
6 11 (4.55%) High Availability
6 11 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (3.72%) Information Security
8 9 (3.72%) Security Management
8 9 (3.72%) Test Scripting
9 8 (3.31%) Network Architecture
9 8 (3.31%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.89%) Identity Management
10 7 (2.89%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.89%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.89%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.68%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.02%) SQL
3 12 (4.96%) Ruby
4 2 (0.83%) Perl
4 2 (0.83%) VBScript
5 1 (0.41%) C
5 1 (0.41%) C++
5 1 (0.41%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (25.62%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (16.53%) Security Cleared
3 38 (15.70%) CCNP
4 34 (14.05%) SC Cleared
5 26 (10.74%) CCNA
6 21 (8.68%) CCIE
7 13 (5.37%) Degree
7 13 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (4.96%) CCSA
9 11 (4.55%) CCSE
10 9 (3.72%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (3.72%) MCSA
11 7 (2.89%) PMI Certification
12 6 (2.48%) MCP
12 6 (2.48%) PMP
12 6 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.65%) APMP
13 4 (1.65%) MBA
13 4 (1.65%) MCSE
13 4 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) HIPAA
System Software
1 39 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.33%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.37%) vSphere
5 9 (3.72%) UAG
6 8 (3.31%) ISA Server
7 7 (2.89%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.65%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.83%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.41%) Firmware
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) NFS
10 1 (0.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (7.02%) FortiGate
1 17 (7.02%) SCCM
2 15 (6.20%) SCOM
3 14 (5.79%) SCVMM
4 12 (4.96%) Puppet
4 12 (4.96%) Windows Intune
5 6 (2.48%) WSUS
6 5 (2.07%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.65%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.83%) Cacti
8 2 (0.83%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.83%) Nessus
8 2 (0.83%) OpenView
8 2 (0.83%) OPNET
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 142 (58.68%) Cisco
2 65 (26.86%) Juniper
3 57 (23.55%) CheckPoint
4 46 (19.01%) Microsoft
5 38 (15.70%) VMware
6 32 (13.22%) F5
6 32 (13.22%) HP
7 22 (9.09%) Oracle
7 22 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 18 (7.44%) Palo Alto
9 17 (7.02%) Fortinet
10 12 (4.96%) RightScale
11 9 (3.72%) BT
11 9 (3.72%) Huawei
12 8 (3.31%) Avaya
12 8 (3.31%) Brocade
13 7 (2.89%) ArcSight
13 7 (2.89%) Aruba
13 7 (2.89%) Citrix
13 7 (2.89%) IBM
Slough, Berkshire
AAP3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Capita plc
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago