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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 35 65
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 119 130 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.25% 4.82% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.02% 20.50% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 60 35
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£384 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%
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
743 634 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 23.53% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 227 203
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 May 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 May 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 32 £300 -4.00% 25
Maidenhead +14 20 £398 -0.62% 6
Slough -1 12 £463 +18.58% 3
Bracknell -9 8 £350 +16.66% 3
Newbury -7 4 £300 +71.42%
Windsor -2 3 £338 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 165 (63.95%) Cisco
2 126 (48.84%) CheckPoint
3 94 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
4 86 (33.33%) VPN
5 82 (31.78%) Cisco ASA
6 72 (27.91%) LAN
6 72 (27.91%) OSPF
7 68 (26.36%) Windows
8 64 (24.81%) Telecoms
8 64 (24.81%) Linux
8 64 (24.81%) CCNP
9 59 (22.87%) F5
10 55 (21.32%) WAN
11 53 (20.54%) Juniper
12 52 (20.16%) Network Security
13 51 (19.77%) BGP
14 48 (18.60%) VMware
15 47 (18.22%) Active Directory
16 45 (17.44%) MPLS
17 42 (16.28%) DNS
18 40 (15.50%) Microsoft
19 39 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
20 37 (14.34%) VoIP
21 35 (13.57%) Security Cleared
21 35 (13.57%) VLAN
22 34 (13.18%) IPsec
23 33 (12.79%) SC Cleared
24 31 (12.02%) Degree
24 31 (12.02%) RIP
24 31 (12.02%) CISSP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (8.53%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.04%) Lync
4 11 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.33%) Apache
7 5 (1.94%) IIS
8 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.78%) Confluence
9 2 (0.78%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.10%) MS Office
4 4 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.39%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Office 365
2 5 (1.94%) PaaS
3 3 (1.16%) IaaS
3 3 (1.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (33.33%) VPN
2 82 (31.78%) Cisco ASA
3 72 (27.91%) LAN
3 72 (27.91%) OSPF
4 55 (21.32%) WAN
5 52 (20.16%) Network Security
6 51 (19.77%) BGP
7 45 (17.44%) MPLS
8 42 (16.28%) DNS
9 39 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (14.34%) VoIP
11 35 (13.57%) VLAN
12 34 (13.18%) IPsec
13 31 (12.02%) RIP
14 27 (10.47%) Wireless
15 26 (10.08%) Internet
16 24 (9.30%) SAN
17 23 (8.91%) SSL
18 22 (8.53%) TCP/IP
19 20 (7.75%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.71%) DB2
3 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.16%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (0.78%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.78%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.16%) Subversion
2 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.78%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) Hudson
4 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (24.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.10%) Finance
3 7 (2.71%) Back Office
4 5 (1.94%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.55%) Retail
6 3 (1.16%) Front Office
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (26.36%) Network Engineer
2 41 (15.89%) Design Engineer
3 39 (15.12%) IP Engineer
4 36 (13.95%) Security Engineer
5 26 (10.08%) Architect
6 24 (9.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (6.20%) Consultant
7 16 (6.20%) Analyst
8 13 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (4.65%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (4.65%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.49%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.49%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (3.10%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 8 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.10%) Network Architect
13 6 (2.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.55%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.16%) .NET
2 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.16%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.78%) XMPP
3 2 (0.78%) WAP
4 1 (0.39%) LAMP
4 1 (0.39%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.43%) SecurID
2 6 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (1.94%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.55%) Clustering
5 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.16%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.16%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.78%) Informatics
6 2 (0.78%) Wiki
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.39%) Economics
7 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.39%) Handset
7 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Kindle
7 1 (0.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 68 (26.36%) Windows
2 64 (24.81%) Linux
3 21 (8.14%) Windows 7
4 18 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.20%) UNIX
6 14 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.88%) Solaris
9 7 (2.71%) AIX
9 7 (2.71%) CentOS
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.55%) SUSE
11 3 (1.16%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.39%) Debian
12 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.63%) Project Management
2 26 (10.08%) ITIL
3 24 (9.30%) Network Design
4 23 (8.91%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (7.75%) Load Balancing
6 19 (7.36%) Migration
7 18 (6.98%) Validation
8 14 (5.43%) eTOM
8 14 (5.43%) Change Management
9 11 (4.26%) Demand Forecasting
10 10 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (3.88%) Network Management
11 9 (3.49%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.49%) Reverse Engineering
12 8 (3.10%) Supplier Management
12 8 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (3.10%) Test Strategy
12 8 (3.10%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.10%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.10%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.85%) SQL
2 8 (3.10%) Java
3 7 (2.71%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.33%) C
5 5 (1.94%) Perl
5 5 (1.94%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.55%) VBScript
7 3 (1.16%) VB
8 2 (0.78%) Ruby
8 2 (0.78%) ABAP
9 1 (0.39%) PHP
9 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 94 (36.43%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (24.81%) CCNP
3 35 (13.57%) Security Cleared
4 33 (12.79%) SC Cleared
5 31 (12.02%) Degree
5 31 (12.02%) CISSP
6 27 (10.47%) CCIE
7 23 (8.91%) CCNA
8 10 (3.88%) CCSE
9 9 (3.49%) CCSA
9 9 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.49%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (3.49%) CCDP
10 7 (2.71%) CCSP
10 7 (2.71%) Sun Certification
11 6 (2.33%) MCITP
11 6 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (2.33%) MCSE
12 4 (1.55%) SCSA
12 4 (1.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.75%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.71%) SLA
3 3 (1.16%) QA
4 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (18.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.49%) vSphere
4 8 (3.10%) Firmware
5 5 (1.94%) Samba
5 5 (1.94%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.55%) XenApp
6 4 (1.55%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.55%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.55%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.16%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.16%) XenServer
8 2 (0.78%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.78%) Postfix
8 2 (0.78%) iptables
9 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (6.98%) FortiGate
2 9 (3.49%) SCCM
3 5 (1.94%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.16%) Puppet
6 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.78%) Netcool
6 2 (0.78%) OpenView
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 165 (63.95%) Cisco
2 126 (48.84%) CheckPoint
3 59 (22.87%) F5
4 53 (20.54%) Juniper
5 48 (18.60%) VMware
6 40 (15.50%) Microsoft
7 23 (8.91%) HP
7 23 (8.91%) Fortinet
8 18 (6.98%) Oracle
9 17 (6.59%) Tufin
10 16 (6.20%) CA
10 16 (6.20%) Citrix
11 14 (5.43%) AlgoSec
12 11 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 11 (4.26%) IBM
13 8 (3.10%) Huawei
14 7 (2.71%) Radware
14 7 (2.71%) Sun
15 6 (2.33%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.33%) Dell
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