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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 63 32
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 123 72 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.01% 2.79% 4.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.50% 10.65% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 47
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £289 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -58.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 +35 38 £425 +6.25% 12
Slough -1 12 £413 +2.80% 7
Bracknell 0 10 £481 +18.83% 3
Newbury - 4 £300 - 2
Maidenhead -9 2 £381 +8.92% 1
Wokingham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 146 (63.20%) Cisco
2 116 (50.22%) CheckPoint
3 82 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
3 82 (35.50%) Telecoms
4 74 (32.03%) Juniper
5 69 (29.87%) OSPF
6 67 (29.00%) VPN
7 59 (25.54%) DNS
8 55 (23.81%) Network Security
9 52 (22.51%) Cisco ASA
10 51 (22.08%) Windows
11 49 (21.21%) CCIE
12 45 (19.48%) F5
13 44 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
13 44 (19.05%) IPsec
14 43 (18.61%) BGP
15 39 (16.88%) VoIP
16 36 (15.58%) CCNP
17 35 (15.15%) Network Design
18 34 (14.72%) MPLS
19 33 (14.29%) CISSP
20 32 (13.85%) Network Management
21 31 (13.42%) Load Balancing
21 31 (13.42%) Active Directory
21 31 (13.42%) WAN
22 29 (12.55%) CCSP
22 29 (12.55%) Internet
23 28 (12.12%) SNMP
23 28 (12.12%) MS Exchange
24 27 (11.69%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.93%) Apache
3 13 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.19%) Lync
5 6 (2.60%) IIS
6 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Office 365
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) PaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (29.87%) OSPF
2 67 (29.00%) VPN
3 59 (25.54%) DNS
4 55 (23.81%) Network Security
5 52 (22.51%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (19.05%) Cisco PIX
6 44 (19.05%) IPsec
7 43 (18.61%) BGP
8 39 (16.88%) VoIP
9 34 (14.72%) MPLS
10 31 (13.42%) WAN
11 29 (12.55%) Internet
12 28 (12.12%) SNMP
13 27 (11.69%) LAN
14 26 (11.26%) FWSM
15 24 (10.39%) TCP/IP
16 20 (8.66%) BIG-IP
17 18 (7.79%) SSL
18 15 (6.49%) VLAN
18 15 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.30%) MySQL
3 3 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Selenium
1 1 (0.43%) JIRA
1 1 (0.43%) Hudson
1 1 (0.43%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (0.43%) Gradle
1 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.43%) Ant
1 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.43%) Subversion
1 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 82 (35.50%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.79%) Finance
3 7 (3.03%) Billing
4 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.73%) Electronics
5 4 (1.73%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.87%) Games
7 2 (0.87%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (26.84%) Network Engineer
2 59 (25.54%) IP Engineer
3 57 (24.68%) Design Engineer
4 43 (18.61%) Security Engineer
5 26 (11.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (8.23%) Consultant
7 16 (6.93%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.19%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.76%) Architect
10 11 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.46%) Analyst
12 8 (3.46%) Test Engineer
13 7 (3.03%) Network Consultant
14 6 (2.60%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
14 6 (2.60%) Support Technician
14 6 (2.60%) Senior Security Engineer
14 6 (2.60%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.73%) WAP
2 3 (1.30%) .NET
2 3 (1.30%) Middleware
3 2 (0.87%) LAMP
3 2 (0.87%) CSS
4 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) CPAN
4 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.43%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.33%) PKI
3 9 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.16%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.73%) DTV
6 4 (1.73%) SecurID
7 3 (1.30%) Wiki
7 3 (1.30%) Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) iPad
8 2 (0.87%) Blog
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) PMI
9 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.08%) Windows
2 27 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (10.39%) Linux
4 20 (8.66%) UNIX
5 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.87%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Solaris
11 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.15%) Network Design
2 32 (13.85%) Network Management
3 31 (13.42%) Load Balancing
4 27 (11.69%) ITIL
5 18 (7.79%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (5.63%) Information Security
7 11 (4.76%) Change Management
8 10 (4.33%) Security Architecture
9 9 (3.90%) Service Management
10 8 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.46%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.46%) Demand Forecasting
10 8 (3.46%) eTOM
11 7 (3.03%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.03%) Project Management
12 6 (2.60%) Migration
12 6 (2.60%) Test Scripting
12 6 (2.60%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.16%) Software Testing
13 5 (2.16%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.36%) SQL
2 11 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.60%) C
4 5 (2.16%) Java
5 4 (1.73%) Perl
5 4 (1.73%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.87%) C++
6 2 (0.87%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) Korn
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) C-shell
7 1 (0.43%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (21.21%) CCIE
3 36 (15.58%) CCNP
4 33 (14.29%) CISSP
5 29 (12.55%) CCSP
6 26 (11.26%) Security Cleared
7 24 (10.39%) CCNA
7 24 (10.39%) Degree
8 22 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 19 (8.23%) Check Point Certification
10 15 (6.49%) CCDP
11 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.46%) MCSE
13 6 (2.60%) CCSE
14 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
14 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (2.16%) ISEB
15 4 (1.73%) CCSA
15 4 (1.73%) MCSA
16 3 (1.30%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.69%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (13.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.76%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.30%) KVM
6 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
7 1 (0.43%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) UAG
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.43%) vCloud
7 1 (0.43%) NFS
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (6.93%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.03%) SCCM
3 6 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.73%) OpenView
4 4 (1.73%) Netcool
5 3 (1.30%) WSUS
6 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.87%) Nagios
6 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.43%) YUM
7 1 (0.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.43%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 146 (63.20%) Cisco
2 116 (50.22%) CheckPoint
3 74 (32.03%) Juniper
4 45 (19.48%) F5
5 26 (11.26%) Microsoft
5 26 (11.26%) Nokia
6 22 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 22 (9.52%) VMware
7 20 (8.66%) HP
8 16 (6.93%) Radware
8 16 (6.93%) Fortinet
9 14 (6.06%) Citrix
9 14 (6.06%) Redback
10 6 (2.60%) Ericsson
11 5 (2.16%) Huawei
11 5 (2.16%) Nortel
12 4 (1.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.73%) SAP
12 4 (1.73%) Crossbeam
13 3 (1.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Rate: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago