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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 46 78
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 134 110 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.66% 3.96% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.38% 16.37% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 21
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£398 £350 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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
771 672 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 24.16% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 178
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 46 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -7 29 £300 -4.00% 17
Slough +2 16 £451 +0.11% 6
Maidenhead +12 11 £398 -0.62% 4
Windsor +4 9 £370 -
Newbury -2 7 £300 -20.00% 1
Bracknell -8 6 £388 +19.23%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 166 (65.35%) Cisco
2 130 (51.18%) CheckPoint
3 84 (33.07%) Cisco ASA
4 81 (31.89%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (29.53%) OSPF
6 74 (29.13%) VPN
7 67 (26.38%) Telecoms
8 65 (25.59%) F5
9 63 (24.80%) Linux
10 62 (24.41%) Windows
10 62 (24.41%) Network Security
11 55 (21.65%) LAN
12 54 (21.26%) BGP
13 53 (20.87%) CCNP
14 49 (19.29%) DNS
15 48 (18.90%) WAN
16 45 (17.72%) Juniper
17 41 (16.14%) MPLS
18 40 (15.75%) IPsec
19 39 (15.35%) VMware
19 39 (15.35%) Active Directory
20 37 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
21 33 (12.99%) Security Cleared
21 33 (12.99%) CISSP
21 33 (12.99%) Internet
21 33 (12.99%) RIP
22 32 (12.60%) Microsoft
22 32 (12.60%) SC Cleared
23 31 (12.20%) VLAN
24 30 (11.81%) Project Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (7.48%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.33%) IIS
3 11 (4.33%) Lync
4 9 (3.54%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.76%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (3.15%) MS Excel
1 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) Office 365
2 6 (2.36%) IaaS
2 6 (2.36%) SaaS
2 6 (2.36%) PaaS
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (33.07%) Cisco ASA
2 75 (29.53%) OSPF
3 74 (29.13%) VPN
4 62 (24.41%) Network Security
5 55 (21.65%) LAN
6 54 (21.26%) BGP
7 49 (19.29%) DNS
8 48 (18.90%) WAN
9 41 (16.14%) MPLS
10 40 (15.75%) IPsec
11 37 (14.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (12.99%) Internet
12 33 (12.99%) RIP
13 31 (12.20%) VLAN
14 28 (11.02%) VoIP
14 28 (11.02%) TCP/IP
15 27 (10.63%) Cisco PIX
16 22 (8.66%) Wireless
16 22 (8.66%) SSL
17 21 (8.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.15%) DB2
3 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (0.79%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.79%) Hudson
3 2 (0.79%) Subversion
3 2 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (26.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.33%) Finance
3 7 (2.76%) Back Office
4 5 (1.97%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.57%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.18%) Electronics
6 3 (1.18%) Billing
7 2 (0.79%) Front Office
7 2 (0.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (24.80%) Network Engineer
2 47 (18.50%) Design Engineer
3 44 (17.32%) Security Engineer
4 42 (16.54%) IP Engineer
5 29 (11.42%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (9.06%) Architect
7 21 (8.27%) Consultant
8 14 (5.51%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.51%) Network Design Engineer
9 13 (5.12%) Analyst
9 13 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.54%) Environment Manager
12 8 (3.15%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.15%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.15%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 7 (2.76%) Security Analyst
13 7 (2.76%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.76%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.97%) WAP
1 5 (1.97%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.57%) LAMP
3 3 (1.18%) .NET
3 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) SecurID
2 10 (3.94%) Smart Meter
3 8 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.57%) Informatics
6 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.79%) Clustering
7 2 (0.79%) CMDB
7 2 (0.79%) Wiki
7 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.39%) DTV
8 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.39%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.39%) Xbox
8 1 (0.39%) Open Source
8 1 (0.39%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 63 (24.80%) Linux
2 62 (24.41%) Windows
3 25 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (6.69%) UNIX
5 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.91%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.15%) AIX
9 7 (2.76%) CentOS
10 6 (2.36%) Solaris
11 5 (1.97%) SUSE
11 5 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.39%) Debian
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.81%) Project Management
2 26 (10.24%) ITIL
3 23 (9.06%) Risk Assessment
3 23 (9.06%) Load Balancing
4 21 (8.27%) Validation
4 21 (8.27%) Migration
5 18 (7.09%) Change Management
6 17 (6.69%) Network Design
7 15 (5.91%) eTOM
8 13 (5.12%) Supplier Management
8 13 (5.12%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.72%) Risk Management
9 12 (4.72%) Network Management
10 11 (4.33%) Test Strategy
10 11 (4.33%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.33%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.33%) Demand Forecasting
11 9 (3.54%) Information Security
12 8 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.87%) SQL
2 9 (3.54%) Java
3 6 (2.36%) Perl
4 5 (1.97%) C
5 4 (1.57%) C#
5 4 (1.57%) Python
6 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.18%) AWK
6 3 (1.18%) Ruby
6 3 (1.18%) Korn
6 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.18%) sed
6 3 (1.18%) VBScript
7 2 (0.79%) VB
7 2 (0.79%) ABAP
7 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (31.89%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (20.87%) CCNP
3 33 (12.99%) CISSP
3 33 (12.99%) Security Cleared
4 32 (12.60%) SC Cleared
5 29 (11.42%) Degree
6 25 (9.84%) CCIE
7 22 (8.66%) CCNA
8 9 (3.54%) CCSP
8 9 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (3.15%) CCDP
9 8 (3.15%) CCSE
10 6 (2.36%) VCP4
10 6 (2.36%) CCSA
11 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.57%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.18%) MCTS
12 3 (1.18%) MCITP
12 3 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.87%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.76%) SLA
3 4 (1.57%) COBIT
4 3 (1.18%) QA
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.54%) Firmware
4 6 (2.36%) vSphere
4 6 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.97%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.57%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.18%) XenServer
8 2 (0.79%) vCloud
8 2 (0.79%) Docker
8 2 (0.79%) Postfix
8 2 (0.79%) Samba
9 1 (0.39%) XenApp
9 1 (0.39%) LXC
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (9.06%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.36%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (2.36%) Netcool
3 5 (1.97%) OpenView
4 4 (1.57%) SCCM
4 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.57%) Puppet
4 4 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.18%) WSUS
6 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Salt
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 166 (65.35%) Cisco
2 130 (51.18%) CheckPoint
3 65 (25.59%) F5
4 45 (17.72%) Juniper
5 39 (15.35%) VMware
6 32 (12.60%) Microsoft
7 29 (11.42%) Fortinet
8 20 (7.87%) Tufin
8 20 (7.87%) Red Hat
9 19 (7.48%) HP
10 17 (6.69%) CA
11 15 (5.91%) AlgoSec
12 14 (5.51%) Citrix
13 12 (4.72%) Oracle
14 11 (4.33%) Radware
15 10 (3.94%) Crossbeam
16 9 (3.54%) Blue Coat
16 9 (3.54%) Nokia
16 9 (3.54%) IBM
16 9 (3.54%) BMC
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