The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 119 112 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.12% 4.58% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 18.89% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 59 33
Median daily rate £370 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +45.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+53.26% +24.32%
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
544 593 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.39% 24.24% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 238 209
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +23 55 £400 +7.38% 8
Bracknell -12 12 £315 +5.00% 2
Newbury 0 8 - - 1
Slough -8 7 £338 +7.14% 4
Maidenhead -11 5 £335 -15.72% 5
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Windsor +1 1 £520 +70.49% 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 162 (63.78%) Cisco
2 90 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (30.71%) Windows
4 75 (29.53%) Network Security
5 72 (28.35%) CheckPoint
6 69 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
7 61 (24.02%) LAN
8 60 (23.62%) WAN
8 60 (23.62%) Windows Server
9 57 (22.44%) Linux
10 56 (22.05%) CCNP
11 53 (20.87%) F5
12 52 (20.47%) Telecoms
12 52 (20.47%) VPN
13 51 (20.08%) VMware
14 46 (18.11%) Data Centre
15 44 (17.32%) Microsoft
16 43 (16.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 42 (16.54%) DNS
17 42 (16.54%) CCNA
18 41 (16.14%) Juniper
19 38 (14.96%) ITIL
20 37 (14.57%) MPLS
21 35 (13.78%) TCP/IP
22 33 (12.99%) Wireless
23 32 (12.60%) Internet
24 30 (11.81%) Security Cleared
24 30 (11.81%) Cisco PIX
25 29 (11.42%) FortiGate
26 28 (11.02%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.94%) IIS
2 8 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.39%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.57%) Office 365
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.18%) PaaS
3 3 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (29.53%) Network Security
2 69 (27.17%) Cisco ASA
3 61 (24.02%) LAN
4 60 (23.62%) WAN
5 52 (20.47%) VPN
6 43 (16.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 42 (16.54%) DNS
8 37 (14.57%) MPLS
9 35 (13.78%) TCP/IP
10 33 (12.99%) Wireless
11 32 (12.60%) Internet
12 30 (11.81%) Cisco PIX
13 28 (11.02%) BGP
14 24 (9.45%) Ethernet
15 23 (9.06%) SAN
16 21 (8.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 21 (8.27%) IPsec
16 21 (8.27%) OSPF
17 20 (7.87%) Wireshark
18 19 (7.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) Big Data
2 2 (0.79%) DB2
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.39%) MySQL
3 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) Subversion
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (20.47%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.12%) Finance
3 6 (2.36%) Billing
4 5 (1.97%) Back Office
4 5 (1.97%) Retail
5 4 (1.57%) Legal
6 3 (1.18%) Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (31.10%) Network Engineer
2 53 (20.87%) Security Engineer
3 26 (10.24%) Architect
4 25 (9.84%) IP Engineer
5 24 (9.45%) Consultant
6 23 (9.06%) Analyst
6 23 (9.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (8.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 22 (8.66%) Support Engineer
8 18 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 16 (6.30%) Firewall Engineer
9 16 (6.30%) IP Security Engineer
9 16 (6.30%) VMware Engineer
10 14 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) IT Security Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) Network Architect
11 10 (3.94%) Security Architect
12 9 (3.54%) Designer
12 9 (3.54%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.57%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.57%) Middleware
2 3 (1.18%) RSS
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
3 2 (0.79%) CSS
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.39%) MAPI
4 1 (0.39%) OAuth
4 1 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.39%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) Servlets
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) WCF
4 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.11%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.12%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (4.72%) PKI
4 10 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.94%) e-Health
4 10 (3.94%) FlexPod
5 7 (2.76%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.57%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.18%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.79%) IVR
8 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
8 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.39%) CESG
9 1 (0.39%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.71%) Windows
2 60 (23.62%) Windows Server
3 57 (22.44%) Linux
4 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (3.94%) Data ONTAP
5 10 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.76%) CentOS
6 7 (2.76%) Unix
7 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.18%) SUSE
8 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.79%) AIX
9 2 (0.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.39%) HPUX
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.96%) ITIL
2 26 (10.24%) Network Design
3 20 (7.87%) Change Management
4 19 (7.48%) Load Balancing
5 16 (6.30%) Migration
6 15 (5.91%) Project Management
7 13 (5.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 13 (5.12%) Network Architecture
8 12 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (4.72%) Security Management
8 12 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.33%) Identity Management
9 11 (4.33%) Network Management
9 11 (4.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 10 (3.94%) DDoS Mitigation
10 10 (3.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 10 (3.94%) Service Management
11 9 (3.54%) High Availability
11 9 (3.54%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.54%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.33%) SQL
2 6 (2.36%) Python
3 4 (1.57%) Java
3 4 (1.57%) Perl
3 4 (1.57%) Ruby
4 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.79%) C++
5 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) Korn
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (22.05%) CCNP
3 42 (16.54%) CCNA
4 30 (11.81%) Security Cleared
5 23 (9.06%) SC Cleared
6 22 (8.66%) CCSE
7 20 (7.87%) Degree
8 19 (7.48%) CCIE
9 16 (6.30%) CCSA
10 15 (5.91%) CISSP
10 15 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (3.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.15%) MCP
12 8 (3.15%) MCSA
13 7 (2.76%) NCDA
14 6 (2.36%) CCDA
15 4 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.57%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.33%) SLA
2 10 (3.94%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.97%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
5 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.69%) UAG
3 17 (6.69%) vSphere
4 15 (5.91%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.51%) ProxySG
6 12 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.94%) ISA Server
8 5 (1.97%) XenApp
9 4 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.57%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.39%) NFS
11 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (11.42%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.33%) WSUS
3 9 (3.54%) Nagios
3 9 (3.54%) Puppet
4 6 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.57%) SCCM
6 3 (1.18%) OPNET
6 3 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.79%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.39%) cPanel
8 1 (0.39%) Endace
8 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.39%) Nessus
8 1 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.39%) Simpana
8 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 162 (63.78%) Cisco
2 72 (28.35%) CheckPoint
3 53 (20.87%) F5
4 51 (20.08%) VMware
5 44 (17.32%) Microsoft
6 41 (16.14%) Juniper
7 21 (8.27%) Fortinet
7 21 (8.27%) IBM
8 20 (7.87%) Blue Coat
9 18 (7.09%) HP
10 13 (5.12%) Citrix
11 12 (4.72%) Dell
11 12 (4.72%) NetApp
12 11 (4.33%) CA
13 10 (3.94%) EMC
14 9 (3.54%) Huawei
14 9 (3.54%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.15%) Hitachi
15 8 (3.15%) Intel
15 8 (3.15%) Palo Alto
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