The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 34 57 35
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 103 63 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.17% 2.60% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.56% 9.91% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £302 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -54.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
622 636 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.18% 26.22% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 205
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £460 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
Firewall
South East

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +31 41 £375 -6.18% 13
Windsor - 12 - -
Bracknell +3 9 £481 +11.08% 3
Slough -1 5 £498 +3.10% 6
Newbury -4 2 £450 +5.88% 2
Maidenhead -11 1 £338 -3.57% 3
Wokingham - - - - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 152 (63.60%) Cisco
2 106 (44.35%) CheckPoint
3 89 (37.24%) Telecoms
4 83 (34.73%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (28.87%) VPN
6 68 (28.45%) Juniper
7 62 (25.94%) Windows
8 60 (25.10%) OSPF
9 55 (23.01%) DNS
10 51 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (19.67%) Network Security
12 45 (18.83%) CCIE
13 44 (18.41%) VoIP
14 41 (17.15%) F5
15 39 (16.32%) Cisco PIX
15 39 (16.32%) MPLS
16 38 (15.90%) BGP
16 38 (15.90%) IPsec
17 36 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (14.64%) CCNP
18 35 (14.64%) WAN
19 33 (13.81%) LAN
20 31 (12.97%) CISSP
21 30 (12.55%) Active Directory
21 30 (12.55%) MS Exchange
21 30 (12.55%) Network Design
21 30 (12.55%) Security Cleared
22 29 (12.13%) VMware
22 29 (12.13%) ITIL
23 28 (11.72%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.28%) Apache
3 13 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.35%) Lync
5 7 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.51%) IIS
7 5 (2.09%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.67%) Office 365
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (28.87%) VPN
2 60 (25.10%) OSPF
3 55 (23.01%) DNS
4 51 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (19.67%) Network Security
6 44 (18.41%) VoIP
7 39 (16.32%) MPLS
7 39 (16.32%) Cisco PIX
8 38 (15.90%) IPsec
8 38 (15.90%) BGP
9 35 (14.64%) WAN
10 33 (13.81%) LAN
11 24 (10.04%) SNMP
11 24 (10.04%) FWSM
12 22 (9.21%) Internet
13 18 (7.53%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (7.11%) BIG-IP
14 17 (7.11%) TCP/IP
14 17 (7.11%) SSL
15 12 (5.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) MySQL
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Ant
1 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.42%) Subversion
1 1 (0.42%) JIRA
1 1 (0.42%) Selenium
1 1 (0.42%) Hudson
1 1 (0.42%) Gradle
1 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
General
1 89 (37.24%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.37%) Finance
3 4 (1.67%) Legal
3 4 (1.67%) Billing
4 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.26%) Electronics
4 3 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Games
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (21.34%) Network Engineer
1 51 (21.34%) IP Engineer
2 46 (19.25%) Design Engineer
3 44 (18.41%) Security Engineer
4 23 (9.62%) Network Security Engineer
5 19 (7.95%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.53%) Consultant
7 12 (5.02%) Analyst
8 11 (4.60%) Architect
8 11 (4.60%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.18%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.35%) Network Consultant
11 8 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.35%) NOC Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (2.51%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.09%) Middleware
2 4 (1.67%) .NET
3 2 (0.84%) CSS
3 2 (0.84%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) WAP
4 1 (0.42%) CPAN
4 1 (0.42%) OLE
4 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.42%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.77%) PKI
2 5 (2.09%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.67%) Kindle
4 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.26%) SecurID
4 3 (1.26%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.26%) DTV
4 3 (1.26%) Clustering
5 2 (0.84%) iPad
5 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.42%) Wiki
6 1 (0.42%) Blog
6 1 (0.42%) PMI
6 1 (0.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.94%) Windows
2 36 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (11.30%) Linux
4 26 (10.88%) UNIX
5 23 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.35%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.93%) AIX
10 4 (1.67%) Solaris
10 4 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.55%) Network Design
2 29 (12.13%) ITIL
3 28 (11.72%) Network Management
4 22 (9.21%) Load Balancing
5 16 (6.69%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (5.02%) Change Management
6 12 (5.02%) Migration
7 8 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.35%) Information Security
7 8 (3.35%) Programme Management
7 8 (3.35%) Demand Forecasting
8 7 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (2.93%) Security Architecture
8 7 (2.93%) Test Scripting
8 7 (2.93%) eTOM
8 7 (2.93%) PRINCE2
8 7 (2.93%) Service Management
9 6 (2.51%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.51%) Project Management
10 5 (2.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.02%) SQL
2 6 (2.51%) C
3 5 (2.09%) Java
3 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.67%) Perl
5 3 (1.26%) C++
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) Ruby
6 1 (0.42%) Korn
6 1 (0.42%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 83 (34.73%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (18.83%) CCIE
3 35 (14.64%) CCNP
4 31 (12.97%) CISSP
5 30 (12.55%) Security Cleared
6 27 (11.30%) CCSP
7 24 (10.04%) CCNA
7 24 (10.04%) SC Cleared
8 19 (7.95%) Degree
9 18 (7.53%) Check Point Certification
10 15 (6.28%) CCDP
11 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.51%) MCSE
13 5 (2.09%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (1.67%) MCSA
14 4 (1.67%) ISEB
15 3 (1.26%) CCSA
15 3 (1.26%) CCSE
15 3 (1.26%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.62%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.51%) SLA
3 4 (1.67%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (12.55%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (2.09%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.09%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.67%) UAG
6 4 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.67%) KVM
7 3 (1.26%) XenApp
8 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.42%) Nmap
9 1 (0.42%) Xen
9 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (7.53%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.93%) SCCM
3 6 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.51%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.84%) WSUS
4 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.84%) Puppet
4 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.42%) OpenView
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.42%) YUM
5 1 (0.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.42%) Netcool
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 152 (63.60%) Cisco
2 106 (44.35%) CheckPoint
3 68 (28.45%) Juniper
4 41 (17.15%) F5
5 29 (12.13%) VMware
6 28 (11.72%) Microsoft
7 21 (8.79%) Nokia
8 17 (7.11%) Blue Coat
9 14 (5.86%) HP
10 12 (5.02%) Citrix
10 12 (5.02%) Redback
11 11 (4.60%) Radware
12 9 (3.77%) Huawei
13 7 (2.93%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.93%) Ericsson
13 7 (2.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 6 (2.51%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.51%) IBM
15 4 (1.67%) Oracle
15 4 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
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