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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 120 81 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.87% 3.20% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.35% 11.89% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 40
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£425 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £531 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.10 £37.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £17.30 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +34 41 £425 +23.18% 10
Bracknell -1 8 £470 +16.04% 1
Slough -4 7 £498 +19.87% 6
Newbury +1 3 £363 -14.70% 4
Maidenhead -14 2 £381 +8.92% 1
Wokingham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 149 (65.07%) Cisco
2 111 (48.47%) CheckPoint
3 84 (36.68%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (34.93%) Telecoms
5 76 (33.19%) Juniper
6 72 (31.44%) VPN
7 68 (29.69%) OSPF
8 56 (24.45%) DNS
9 54 (23.58%) Network Security
10 52 (22.71%) CCIE
11 51 (22.27%) Windows
11 51 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
12 44 (19.21%) BGP
13 43 (18.78%) VoIP
13 43 (18.78%) F5
14 41 (17.90%) IPsec
15 40 (17.47%) Cisco PIX
16 39 (17.03%) CCNP
17 36 (15.72%) MPLS
18 35 (15.28%) WAN
19 34 (14.85%) MS Exchange
19 34 (14.85%) Network Design
20 32 (13.97%) Active Directory
20 32 (13.97%) CISSP
21 31 (13.54%) LAN
21 31 (13.54%) Network Management
22 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
22 29 (12.66%) Load Balancing
22 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
23 28 (12.23%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 34 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (6.99%) Apache
3 16 (6.99%) Lync
4 14 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.62%) IIS
6 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.18%) Office 365
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (31.44%) VPN
2 68 (29.69%) OSPF
3 56 (24.45%) DNS
4 54 (23.58%) Network Security
5 51 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (19.21%) BGP
7 43 (18.78%) VoIP
8 41 (17.90%) IPsec
9 40 (17.47%) Cisco PIX
10 36 (15.72%) MPLS
11 35 (15.28%) WAN
12 31 (13.54%) LAN
13 28 (12.23%) Internet
14 27 (11.79%) FWSM
14 27 (11.79%) SNMP
15 18 (7.86%) TCP/IP
15 18 (7.86%) SSL
16 17 (7.42%) BIG-IP
17 15 (6.55%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (6.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) MySQL
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Selenium
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) Hudson
1 1 (0.44%) Gradle
1 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.44%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (0.44%) Subversion
1 1 (0.44%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.44%) Ant
1 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
General
1 80 (34.93%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.99%) Finance
3 6 (2.62%) Billing
4 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.31%) Marketing
5 3 (1.31%) Electronics
6 2 (0.87%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (24.89%) Network Engineer
1 57 (24.89%) Design Engineer
1 57 (24.89%) IP Engineer
2 41 (17.90%) Security Engineer
3 25 (10.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (8.73%) Support Engineer
5 19 (8.30%) Consultant
6 13 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.24%) Security Consultant
8 11 (4.80%) Network Design Engineer
9 10 (4.37%) Architect
9 10 (4.37%) Test Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Network Consultant
10 8 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (3.06%) Analyst
12 6 (2.62%) Support Technician
12 6 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (2.62%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.62%) Senior Design Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.75%) .NET
2 3 (1.31%) Middleware
3 2 (0.87%) WAP
3 2 (0.87%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.44%) LAMP
4 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.44%) Web Services
4 1 (0.44%) CPAN
4 1 (0.44%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.37%) PKI
2 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.18%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.31%) Wiki
5 3 (1.31%) SecurID
5 3 (1.31%) Clustering
5 3 (1.31%) DTV
6 2 (0.87%) Kindle
6 2 (0.87%) iPad
6 2 (0.87%) Blog
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.44%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.44%) PMI
7 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.27%) Windows
2 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (9.17%) Linux
4 18 (7.86%) UNIX
5 17 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.68%) Windows 7
7 11 (4.80%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.87%) AIX
9 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.44%) CentOS
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.44%) SUSE
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.85%) Network Design
2 31 (13.54%) Network Management
3 29 (12.66%) Load Balancing
4 27 (11.79%) ITIL
5 18 (7.86%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (5.24%) Change Management
7 10 (4.37%) Information Security
8 9 (3.93%) Service Management
9 8 (3.49%) Project Management
9 8 (3.49%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (3.49%) eTOM
10 7 (3.06%) Security Architecture
10 7 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.06%) Migration
11 6 (2.62%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.62%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.62%) Test Scripting
12 5 (2.18%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.18%) PRINCE2
13 4 (1.75%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.86%) SQL
2 11 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.06%) C
4 5 (2.18%) Java
5 4 (1.75%) Perl
5 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.31%) C++
7 1 (0.44%) Korn
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.44%) C-shell
7 1 (0.44%) Python
7 1 (0.44%) VB
7 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (36.68%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (22.71%) CCIE
3 39 (17.03%) CCNP
4 32 (13.97%) CISSP
5 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
6 27 (11.79%) CCSP
7 23 (10.04%) SC Cleared
7 23 (10.04%) Degree
8 22 (9.61%) CCNA
9 19 (8.30%) Check Point Certification
10 15 (6.55%) CCDP
11 11 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.49%) MCSE
13 5 (2.18%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.75%) ISEB
14 4 (1.75%) MCSA
14 4 (1.75%) CCSE
14 4 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (1.31%) JNCIP
15 3 (1.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.79%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.93%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.18%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.75%) UAG
6 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.31%) KVM
7 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.87%) XenApp
8 1 (0.44%) Xen
8 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.11%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.49%) SCCM
3 5 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.87%) Nagios
4 2 (0.87%) Netcool
4 2 (0.87%) OpenView
4 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.87%) WSUS
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) YUM
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.44%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 149 (65.07%) Cisco
2 111 (48.47%) CheckPoint
3 76 (33.19%) Juniper
4 43 (18.78%) F5
5 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.92%) VMware
7 23 (10.04%) Nokia
8 17 (7.42%) Blue Coat
9 14 (6.11%) HP
9 14 (6.11%) Radware
9 14 (6.11%) Redback
10 12 (5.24%) Citrix
11 10 (4.37%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.06%) Ericsson
13 6 (2.62%) Huawei
14 4 (1.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 4 (1.75%) Oracle
14 4 (1.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 3 (1.31%) Tufin
15 3 (1.31%) AlgoSec
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