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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 36 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 111 116 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.50% 4.69% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.14% 18.56% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 32 32
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£338 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.70 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £26.25 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
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
612 625 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.81% 25.29% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 210 196
Average daily rate £335 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 July 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
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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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 -16 23 £395 +6.75% 19
Slough +21 20 £296 +48.12% 2
Bracknell +11 20 £300 -20.00%
Maidenhead +8 16 £386 -3.43% 5
Newbury +1 5 £310 -0.80% 4
Windsor -3 4 £305 - 2
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 125 (55.80%) Cisco
2 94 (41.96%) CheckPoint
3 72 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (30.80%) Windows
5 63 (28.13%) VPN
5 63 (28.13%) LAN
6 53 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (22.32%) WAN
8 49 (21.88%) DNS
9 48 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 47 (20.98%) CCNP
11 46 (20.54%) Telecoms
12 45 (20.09%) VMware
13 44 (19.64%) OSPF
13 44 (19.64%) Linux
14 42 (18.75%) MPLS
15 41 (18.30%) BGP
16 40 (17.86%) Juniper
17 38 (16.96%) Microsoft
17 38 (16.96%) Data Centre
18 32 (14.29%) F5
18 32 (14.29%) Network Security
19 31 (13.84%) Project Management
20 30 (13.39%) Windows 7
21 29 (12.95%) TCP/IP
21 29 (12.95%) VoIP
21 29 (12.95%) Network Design
22 28 (12.50%) SQL
23 27 (12.05%) VLAN
24 26 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 15 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.02%) Lync
5 7 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.89%) Confluence
7 2 (0.89%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.89%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.45%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) nginx
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (10.27%) MS Visio
2 21 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 13 (5.80%) MS Office
4 10 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.45%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.45%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) PaaS
1 5 (2.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.34%) IaaS
2 3 (1.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (28.13%) LAN
1 63 (28.13%) VPN
2 53 (23.66%) Cisco ASA
3 50 (22.32%) WAN
4 49 (21.88%) DNS
5 44 (19.64%) OSPF
6 42 (18.75%) MPLS
7 41 (18.30%) BGP
8 32 (14.29%) Network Security
9 29 (12.95%) TCP/IP
9 29 (12.95%) VoIP
10 27 (12.05%) VLAN
11 25 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (10.71%) SMTP
13 23 (10.27%) HTTP
14 18 (8.04%) Cisco PIX
15 15 (6.70%) Wireless
15 15 (6.70%) SAN
16 14 (6.25%) IPsec
17 12 (5.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.34%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.34%) DB2
3 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.34%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.89%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.45%) MySQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.68%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.79%) Subversion
3 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.89%) Hudson
4 2 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 46 (20.54%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.91%) Finance
3 7 (3.13%) Back Office
4 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.34%) Front Office
6 2 (0.89%) Electronics
6 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.89%) Games
6 2 (0.89%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (20.98%) Network Engineer
2 36 (16.07%) Architect
3 27 (12.05%) IP Engineer
4 21 (9.38%) Design Engineer
5 18 (8.04%) Analyst
5 18 (8.04%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (5.36%) Consultant
9 11 (4.91%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.46%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.02%) Security Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 8 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
14 6 (2.68%) Technical Architect
14 6 (2.68%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.68%) Technical Consultant
15 5 (2.23%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.34%) .NET
2 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (1.79%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.34%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.34%) Clustering
5 3 (1.34%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.34%) Wiki
6 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.89%) iSeries
6 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.89%) SecurID
6 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.89%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.45%) Handset
7 1 (0.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.80%) Windows
2 44 (19.64%) Linux
3 30 (13.39%) Windows 7
4 23 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.93%) UNIX
6 15 (6.70%) Solaris
6 15 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.57%) AIX
9 5 (2.23%) HPUX
10 4 (1.79%) CentOS
10 4 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.34%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.34%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.34%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.45%) Debian
12 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.84%) Project Management
2 29 (12.95%) Network Design
3 17 (7.59%) Load Balancing
3 17 (7.59%) Migration
4 12 (5.36%) ITIL
5 11 (4.91%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 8 (3.57%) Validation
7 8 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.13%) Information Security
8 7 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
9 6 (2.68%) Matrix Management
9 6 (2.68%) Network Management
9 6 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.68%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.23%) Change Management
10 5 (2.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.50%) SQL
2 10 (4.46%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.57%) Java
4 6 (2.68%) VBScript
5 5 (2.23%) Perl
5 5 (2.23%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.34%) VB
7 2 (0.89%) ABAP
7 2 (0.89%) Ruby
7 2 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.45%) C#
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (20.98%) CCNP
3 23 (10.27%) CCNA
4 22 (9.82%) CCIE
5 21 (9.38%) Degree
6 20 (8.93%) Security Cleared
7 16 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.91%) CISSP
8 11 (4.91%) Check Point Certification
9 10 (4.46%) MCITP
10 9 (4.02%) CCSE
10 9 (4.02%) Sun Certification
11 8 (3.57%) CCSA
12 7 (3.13%) CCDP
13 6 (2.68%) MCSE
13 6 (2.68%) SCSA
13 6 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.23%) CCSP
15 4 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.34%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.57%) vSphere
4 6 (2.68%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.23%) NFS
5 5 (2.23%) Samba
5 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.79%) XenApp
6 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.34%) XenServer
8 2 (0.89%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.89%) Postfix
8 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.89%) Firmware
8 2 (0.89%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.89%) iptables
9 1 (0.45%) Docker
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (6.25%) SCCM
2 13 (5.80%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.23%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.34%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.34%) WSUS
4 3 (1.34%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.89%) Puppet
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.89%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.89%) Cacti
5 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.89%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 125 (55.80%) Cisco
2 94 (41.96%) CheckPoint
3 45 (20.09%) VMware
4 40 (17.86%) Juniper
5 38 (16.96%) Microsoft
6 32 (14.29%) F5
7 25 (11.16%) HP
8 18 (8.04%) Oracle
9 17 (7.59%) Citrix
10 12 (5.36%) Sun
11 11 (4.91%) Veritas
11 11 (4.91%) McAfee
11 11 (4.91%) Fortinet
12 10 (4.46%) Huawei
13 7 (3.13%) Symantec
13 7 (3.13%) IBM
14 6 (2.68%) TippingPoint
14 6 (2.68%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.23%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.23%) BMC
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