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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 33 34 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 121 108 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.71% 4.29% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.13% 16.88% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 34 29
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£338 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £258 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.25 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.70 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £17.50 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -11.95%
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
601 640 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 25.45% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 214 207
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 25
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.06 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -16 29 £355 -11.25% 23
Slough +18 21 £295 -40.70% 3
Maidenhead +17 18 £370 +9.62% 5
Bracknell +5 18 £300 -37.66% 2
Newbury +5 9 £345 -23.33% 5
Windsor -3 5 £303 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 133 (57.83%) Cisco
2 92 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (30.00%) Windows
5 61 (26.52%) LAN
6 60 (26.09%) VPN
7 51 (22.17%) DNS
8 50 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (20.87%) CCNP
10 47 (20.43%) WAN
11 46 (20.00%) MPLS
12 42 (18.26%) BGP
12 42 (18.26%) Linux
12 42 (18.26%) Telecoms
13 41 (17.83%) Active Directory
14 40 (17.39%) TCP/IP
15 39 (16.96%) VMware
16 38 (16.52%) Juniper
17 37 (16.09%) Microsoft
18 36 (15.65%) F5
19 34 (14.78%) OSPF
20 33 (14.35%) Data Centre
20 33 (14.35%) Network Security
21 32 (13.91%) Windows 7
22 31 (13.48%) Project Management
22 31 (13.48%) HP
23 29 (12.61%) HTTP
23 29 (12.61%) VoIP
23 29 (12.61%) SQL
24 27 (11.74%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (5.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (3.91%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.48%) Lync
5 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) nginx
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 23 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 15 (6.52%) MS Office
3 10 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Endur
1 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) PaaS
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
2 3 (1.30%) IaaS
2 3 (1.30%) SaaS
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 61 (26.52%) LAN
2 60 (26.09%) VPN
3 51 (22.17%) DNS
4 50 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (20.43%) WAN
6 46 (20.00%) MPLS
7 42 (18.26%) BGP
8 40 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 34 (14.78%) OSPF
10 33 (14.35%) Network Security
11 29 (12.61%) HTTP
11 29 (12.61%) VoIP
12 24 (10.43%) SMTP
12 24 (10.43%) VLAN
13 23 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (8.26%) Cisco PIX
15 18 (7.83%) Broadband
16 17 (7.39%) Ethernet
16 17 (7.39%) SAN
17 14 (6.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.30%) Subversion
3 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 42 (18.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.78%) Finance
2 11 (4.78%) Back Office
3 4 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.30%) Front Office
5 2 (0.87%) Electronics
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.87%) Games
5 2 (0.87%) Retail
5 2 (0.87%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (22.61%) Network Engineer
2 36 (15.65%) Architect
3 19 (8.26%) Security Engineer
4 17 (7.39%) IP Engineer
4 17 (7.39%) Analyst
5 16 (6.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (6.09%) Network Architect
7 12 (5.22%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (4.78%) Consultant
8 11 (4.78%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.35%) Design Engineer
10 9 (3.91%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.48%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.61%) Senior Network Engineer
14 5 (2.17%) Technical Manager
14 5 (2.17%) Network Analyst
14 5 (2.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.91%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.74%) CSS
3 2 (0.87%) .NET
3 2 (0.87%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.35%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.17%) Clustering
5 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.30%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.87%) iSeries
7 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.87%) Wiki
7 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) Handset
8 1 (0.43%) IVR
8 1 (0.43%) Economics
8 1 (0.43%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.00%) Windows
2 42 (18.26%) Linux
3 32 (13.91%) Windows 7
4 27 (11.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (10.43%) UNIX
6 16 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (6.52%) Solaris
8 12 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.17%) AIX
10 5 (2.17%) HPUX
10 5 (2.17%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.87%) CentOS
13 1 (0.43%) Debian
13 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.48%) Project Management
2 24 (10.43%) Network Design
3 17 (7.39%) Load Balancing
4 15 (6.52%) Migration
4 15 (6.52%) ITIL
5 11 (4.78%) Validation
6 10 (4.35%) Information Security
7 9 (3.91%) Service Delivery
7 9 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (3.48%) Change Control
8 8 (3.48%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.61%) Matrix Management
11 5 (2.17%) Resource Management
11 5 (2.17%) Time Management
11 5 (2.17%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.61%) SQL
2 10 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.61%) VBScript
3 6 (2.61%) Java
4 5 (2.17%) Perl
5 4 (1.74%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.30%) VB
7 2 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) Python
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.87%) CCNP
3 27 (11.74%) CCNA
4 23 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 21 (9.13%) Degree
6 19 (8.26%) CCIE
7 16 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (5.65%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.78%) CCSE
10 10 (4.35%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.91%) MCITP
11 9 (3.91%) Sun Certification
12 8 (3.48%) Check Point Certification
12 8 (3.48%) CCSA
13 6 (2.61%) CISSP
13 6 (2.61%) SCSA
13 6 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.17%) MCTS
14 5 (2.17%) MCSE
15 3 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.30%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 41 (17.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.48%) vSphere
4 6 (2.61%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.17%) NFS
5 5 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.74%) Samba
6 4 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.74%) XenApp
6 4 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.30%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.87%) XenServer
8 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.87%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.43%) Postfix
9 1 (0.43%) Docker
9 1 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) SCCM
2 11 (4.78%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (1.74%) Cacti
5 3 (1.30%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.30%) SCOM
5 3 (1.30%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.30%) OpenView
5 3 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.30%) WSUS
6 2 (0.87%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 133 (57.83%) Cisco
2 92 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 39 (16.96%) VMware
4 38 (16.52%) Juniper
5 37 (16.09%) Microsoft
6 36 (15.65%) F5
7 31 (13.48%) HP
8 22 (9.57%) Oracle
9 18 (7.83%) Citrix
10 12 (5.22%) Sun
11 11 (4.78%) Veritas
11 11 (4.78%) Huawei
11 11 (4.78%) Fortinet
12 10 (4.35%) McAfee
13 8 (3.48%) Nokia
14 7 (3.04%) Symantec
14 7 (3.04%) Crossbeam
14 7 (3.04%) TippingPoint
14 7 (3.04%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.61%) SolarWinds
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