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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 27 49 79
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 137 91 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.29% 3.46% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.33% 15.17% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 19
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£369 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 29 January 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 +11 32 £363 -5.84% 17
Slough +12 22 £375 -16.66% 1
Bracknell +4 14 £350 +7.69% 1
Windsor - 13 - - 2
Newbury -3 4 - - 3
Maidenhead -6 1 £450 +12.50% 9
Thatcham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 154 (63.90%) Cisco
2 125 (51.87%) CheckPoint
3 79 (32.78%) OSPF
4 77 (31.95%) Telecoms
5 75 (31.12%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (31.12%) Cisco ASA
6 62 (25.73%) VPN
6 62 (25.73%) F5
7 61 (25.31%) Network Security
7 61 (25.31%) Linux
8 51 (21.16%) Juniper
9 50 (20.75%) BGP
9 50 (20.75%) Windows
9 50 (20.75%) CCNP
10 44 (18.26%) DNS
11 42 (17.43%) LAN
12 38 (15.77%) IPsec
13 37 (15.35%) WAN
14 36 (14.94%) VMware
15 35 (14.52%) Internet
16 34 (14.11%) RIP
17 33 (13.69%) CISSP
18 32 (13.28%) Active Directory
18 32 (13.28%) Microsoft
18 32 (13.28%) Security Cleared
19 31 (12.86%) SC Cleared
19 31 (12.86%) VLAN
20 30 (12.45%) Fortinet
20 30 (12.45%) Degree
20 30 (12.45%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (11.20%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.47%) Lync
3 15 (6.22%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.56%) IIS
6 9 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.90%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) Confluence
9 1 (0.41%) MediaWiki
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.90%) Office 365
2 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.24%) SaaS
3 3 (1.24%) PaaS
3 3 (1.24%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (32.78%) OSPF
2 75 (31.12%) Cisco ASA
3 62 (25.73%) VPN
4 61 (25.31%) Network Security
5 50 (20.75%) BGP
6 44 (18.26%) DNS
7 42 (17.43%) LAN
8 38 (15.77%) IPsec
9 37 (15.35%) WAN
10 35 (14.52%) Internet
11 34 (14.11%) RIP
12 31 (12.86%) VLAN
13 30 (12.45%) MPLS
14 29 (12.03%) TCP/IP
15 28 (11.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (9.96%) SSL
17 21 (8.71%) Cisco PIX
17 21 (8.71%) Wireless
18 20 (8.30%) VoIP
19 17 (7.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.32%) DB2
3 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.83%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (0.83%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.41%) Hudson
2 1 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 77 (31.95%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.98%) Finance
3 5 (2.07%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.66%) Back Office
4 4 (1.66%) Billing
4 4 (1.66%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.83%) Banking
5 2 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 64 (26.56%) Network Engineer
2 57 (23.65%) Design Engineer
3 48 (19.92%) IP Engineer
4 46 (19.09%) Security Engineer
5 32 (13.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (9.54%) Consultant
7 16 (6.64%) Network Design Engineer
8 13 (5.39%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.98%) Analyst
10 11 (4.56%) Architect
10 11 (4.56%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) Environment Manager
12 8 (3.32%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.32%) Test Manager
13 7 (2.90%) Security Consultant
14 6 (2.49%) Security Analyst
15 5 (2.07%) Designer
15 5 (2.07%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.49%) WAP
2 5 (2.07%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.24%) LAMP
4 2 (0.83%) XMPP
4 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.83%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) SecurID
2 11 (4.56%) Smart Meter
3 9 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.66%) Informatics
8 3 (1.24%) Wiki
8 3 (1.24%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.83%) Clustering
9 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.83%) CMDB
10 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.41%) Kindle
10 1 (0.41%) Blog
10 1 (0.41%) Xbox
10 1 (0.41%) DTV
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.31%) Linux
2 50 (20.75%) Windows
3 24 (9.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (7.05%) UNIX
5 13 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.32%) AIX
8 6 (2.49%) Solaris
9 5 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.07%) CentOS
9 5 (2.07%) SUSE
10 4 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (10.79%) ITIL
2 24 (9.96%) Load Balancing
3 23 (9.54%) Network Design
4 22 (9.13%) Risk Assessment
5 21 (8.71%) Validation
6 20 (8.30%) Change Management
6 20 (8.30%) Project Management
7 15 (6.22%) eTOM
8 14 (5.81%) Migration
9 13 (5.39%) Network Management
9 13 (5.39%) Supplier Management
9 13 (5.39%) Risk Management
10 12 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.56%) Demand Forecasting
11 11 (4.56%) Test Strategy
11 11 (4.56%) Information Security
12 10 (4.15%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.15%) Configuration Management
13 7 (2.90%) Change Control
13 7 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.13%) SQL
2 7 (2.90%) Java
3 6 (2.49%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.07%) Perl
4 5 (2.07%) C
5 4 (1.66%) C#
5 4 (1.66%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) Korn
6 3 (1.24%) sed
6 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.24%) AWK
7 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 2 (0.83%) ABAP
8 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (31.12%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (20.75%) CCNP
3 33 (13.69%) CISSP
4 32 (13.28%) Security Cleared
5 31 (12.86%) SC Cleared
6 30 (12.45%) Degree
7 24 (9.96%) CCIE
8 23 (9.54%) CCNA
9 11 (4.56%) CCSP
10 9 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (3.32%) CCSE
12 7 (2.90%) CCDP
12 7 (2.90%) CCSA
13 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (2.07%) MCSE
15 4 (1.66%) JNCIS
16 3 (1.24%) Check Point Certification
16 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.24%) MCTS
16 3 (1.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.71%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.73%) SLA
3 4 (1.66%) COBIT
4 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.32%) ProxySG
3 8 (3.32%) Firmware
4 6 (2.49%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.49%) vSphere
5 5 (2.07%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.66%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.83%) vCloud
8 1 (0.41%) Postfix
8 1 (0.41%) XenServer
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.41%) Docker
8 1 (0.41%) LXC
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 22 (9.13%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.90%) Netcool
3 6 (2.49%) OpenView
3 6 (2.49%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.24%) Puppet
5 3 (1.24%) WSUS
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.83%) SCCM
7 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.41%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 154 (63.90%) Cisco
2 125 (51.87%) CheckPoint
3 62 (25.73%) F5
4 51 (21.16%) Juniper
5 36 (14.94%) VMware
6 32 (13.28%) Microsoft
7 30 (12.45%) Fortinet
8 20 (8.30%) HP
8 20 (8.30%) Tufin
9 19 (7.88%) Red Hat
10 17 (7.05%) CA
11 15 (6.22%) AlgoSec
12 13 (5.39%) Blue Coat
13 12 (4.98%) Citrix
14 11 (4.56%) Crossbeam
14 11 (4.56%) Radware
15 10 (4.15%) Nokia
16 9 (3.73%) Oracle
16 9 (3.73%) IBM
17 8 (3.32%) Sun
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