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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 34 59 33
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 63 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.13% 2.63% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 9.78% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £291 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -55.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 644 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.43% 26.83% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 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
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 1 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 +23 37 £413 +3.12% 10
Windsor - 12 - -
Bracknell -3 9 £470 +8.48% 2
Slough 0 6 £498 +3.10% 8
Newbury -4 3 £438 +2.94% 3
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 156 (65.55%) Cisco
2 114 (47.90%) CheckPoint
3 89 (37.39%) Telecoms
4 87 (36.55%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (30.67%) Juniper
6 71 (29.83%) VPN
7 66 (27.73%) OSPF
8 59 (24.79%) Windows
9 55 (23.11%) DNS
10 53 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
11 52 (21.85%) Network Security
12 48 (20.17%) CCIE
13 45 (18.91%) VoIP
14 41 (17.23%) BGP
14 41 (17.23%) Cisco PIX
15 40 (16.81%) F5
15 40 (16.81%) MPLS
15 40 (16.81%) IPsec
16 37 (15.55%) CCNP
17 34 (14.29%) WAN
17 34 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (13.87%) CISSP
19 32 (13.45%) LAN
20 30 (12.61%) MS Exchange
20 30 (12.61%) Active Directory
20 30 (12.61%) Security Cleared
21 29 (12.18%) Network Management
21 29 (12.18%) VMware
21 29 (12.18%) Network Design
22 28 (11.76%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 30 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.88%) Apache
3 13 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.36%) Lync
5 7 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.10%) IIS
7 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.42%) Confluence
10 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.68%) Office 365
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (29.83%) VPN
2 66 (27.73%) OSPF
3 55 (23.11%) DNS
4 53 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
5 52 (21.85%) Network Security
6 45 (18.91%) VoIP
7 41 (17.23%) BGP
7 41 (17.23%) Cisco PIX
8 40 (16.81%) MPLS
8 40 (16.81%) IPsec
9 34 (14.29%) WAN
10 32 (13.45%) LAN
11 27 (11.34%) FWSM
12 26 (10.92%) SNMP
13 21 (8.82%) Internet
14 18 (7.56%) BIG-IP
15 17 (7.14%) TCP/IP
15 17 (7.14%) SSL
15 17 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (5.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.68%) MySQL
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (0.42%) Gradle
1 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.42%) Hudson
1 1 (0.42%) JIRA
1 1 (0.42%) Selenium
1 1 (0.42%) Subversion
1 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
1 1 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 89 (37.39%) Telecoms
2 19 (7.98%) Finance
3 6 (2.52%) Billing
4 3 (1.26%) Marketing
4 3 (1.26%) Electronics
4 3 (1.26%) Legal
4 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Games
5 2 (0.84%) Front Office
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (22.69%) IP Engineer
2 52 (21.85%) Network Engineer
3 50 (21.01%) Design Engineer
4 44 (18.49%) Security Engineer
5 23 (9.66%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (7.98%) Support Engineer
6 19 (7.98%) Consultant
7 12 (5.04%) Security Consultant
8 11 (4.62%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Architect
9 10 (4.20%) Analyst
10 9 (3.78%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Network Design Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (2.52%) Network Support
12 6 (2.52%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.68%) .NET
2 3 (1.26%) Middleware
3 2 (0.84%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) WAP
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) OLE
4 1 (0.42%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.42%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.20%) PKI
2 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.68%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.68%) Kindle
3 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.26%) SecurID
4 3 (1.26%) Clustering
4 3 (1.26%) DTV
5 2 (0.84%) iPad
6 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.42%) Wiki
6 1 (0.42%) Blog
6 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 59 (24.79%) Windows
2 34 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (9.66%) Linux
4 22 (9.24%) UNIX
5 21 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (7.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.04%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.10%) AIX
10 4 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.18%) Network Management
1 29 (12.18%) Network Design
2 26 (10.92%) ITIL
3 24 (10.08%) Load Balancing
4 18 (7.56%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (5.04%) Change Management
6 11 (4.62%) Migration
7 10 (4.20%) Information Security
8 8 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.36%) eTOM
8 8 (3.36%) Test Scripting
8 8 (3.36%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (2.94%) Security Architecture
9 7 (2.94%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.52%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.52%) Project Management
10 6 (2.52%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.52%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.10%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.04%) SQL
2 7 (2.94%) C
3 5 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.10%) Java
4 4 (1.68%) Perl
4 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.26%) C++
6 1 (0.42%) C-shell
6 1 (0.42%) Korn
6 1 (0.42%) Ruby
6 1 (0.42%) Python
6 1 (0.42%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (36.55%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.17%) CCIE
3 37 (15.55%) CCNP
4 33 (13.87%) CISSP
5 30 (12.61%) Security Cleared
6 26 (10.92%) CCSP
7 25 (10.50%) CCNA
8 24 (10.08%) SC Cleared
9 19 (7.98%) Check Point Certification
9 19 (7.98%) Degree
10 15 (6.30%) CCDP
11 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.52%) MCSE
13 5 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.68%) ISEB
14 4 (1.68%) MCSA
14 4 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (1.26%) JNCIP
15 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
15 3 (1.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.92%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.52%) SLA
3 4 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (12.61%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.52%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.10%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.68%) UAG
7 3 (1.26%) KVM
7 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.26%) XenApp
8 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.42%) Xen
9 1 (0.42%) Nmap
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (7.56%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.94%) SCCM
3 6 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.84%) WSUS
5 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.42%) YUM
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) SCOM
6 1 (0.42%) OpenView
6 1 (0.42%) Netcool
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 156 (65.55%) Cisco
2 114 (47.90%) CheckPoint
3 73 (30.67%) Juniper
4 40 (16.81%) F5
5 29 (12.18%) VMware
6 28 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 22 (9.24%) Nokia
8 15 (6.30%) Blue Coat
9 14 (5.88%) Redback
9 14 (5.88%) HP
10 13 (5.46%) Radware
11 12 (5.04%) Citrix
12 8 (3.36%) Huawei
12 8 (3.36%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.94%) Ericsson
14 6 (2.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 4 (1.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (1.68%) IBM
15 4 (1.68%) SolarWinds
16 3 (1.26%) AlgoSec
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