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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 39 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 100 113 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.34% 4.39% 4.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.04% 19.96% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 68 42
Median daily rate £450 £331 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+33.31% -2.31%
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
499 566 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.65% 21.99% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 274 239
Median daily rate £365 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +3 34 £450 +29.03% 13
Bracknell +4 20 £388 -9.88% 3
Slough 0 8 £375 +44.23% 3
Newbury -5 8 £475 +31.85% 1
Maidenhead -2 5 £500 +49.25% 3
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Windsor -3 1 £550 +80.32%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 147 (63.91%) Cisco
2 85 (36.96%) Network Security
3 77 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (29.57%) CheckPoint
5 63 (27.39%) Cisco ASA
6 60 (26.09%) Windows
7 59 (25.65%) LAN
8 54 (23.48%) WAN
8 54 (23.48%) Linux
9 53 (23.04%) VPN
10 50 (21.74%) CCNP
10 50 (21.74%) F5
11 49 (21.30%) VMware
12 44 (19.13%) Telecoms
13 40 (17.39%) Data Centre
13 40 (17.39%) Windows Server
14 37 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
15 36 (15.65%) Juniper
16 35 (15.22%) MPLS
16 35 (15.22%) ITIL
17 33 (14.35%) CCNA
18 32 (13.91%) DNS
18 32 (13.91%) Network Design
19 27 (11.74%) FortiGate
20 26 (11.30%) CCSE
20 26 (11.30%) Microsoft
20 26 (11.30%) BGP
21 25 (10.87%) SAN
21 25 (10.87%) TCP/IP
21 25 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (3.04%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.04%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.61%) iPlanet
3 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.87%) IIS
4 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.87%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.30%) Office 365
3 3 (1.30%) PaaS
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (36.96%) Network Security
2 63 (27.39%) Cisco ASA
3 59 (25.65%) LAN
4 54 (23.48%) WAN
5 53 (23.04%) VPN
6 37 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 35 (15.22%) MPLS
8 32 (13.91%) DNS
9 26 (11.30%) BGP
10 25 (10.87%) SAN
10 25 (10.87%) TCP/IP
11 22 (9.57%) Cisco PIX
11 22 (9.57%) IPsec
12 21 (9.13%) Ethernet
13 20 (8.70%) Internet
14 18 (7.83%) BIG-IP
14 18 (7.83%) OSPF
15 17 (7.39%) DHCP
16 16 (6.96%) VLAN
16 16 (6.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.04%) Oracle Database
1 7 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.30%) DB2
2 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.87%) Big Data
4 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.43%) AppScan
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (19.13%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.09%) Finance
3 8 (3.48%) Billing
4 6 (2.61%) Retail
5 5 (2.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.30%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (29.57%) Network Engineer
2 45 (19.57%) Security Engineer
3 30 (13.04%) Architect
4 22 (9.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (8.70%) Consultant
6 17 (7.39%) Firewall Engineer
7 16 (6.96%) Analyst
7 16 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.96%) IP Engineer
8 15 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 15 (6.52%) Support Engineer
9 13 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 13 (5.65%) IP Security Engineer
10 12 (5.22%) Network Architect
11 11 (4.78%) Network Analyst
12 10 (4.35%) Security Architect
13 9 (3.91%) IT Engineer
13 9 (3.91%) IT Security Engineer
13 9 (3.91%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (3.91%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.04%) Middleware
2 6 (2.61%) J2EE
3 5 (2.17%) JSP
4 3 (1.30%) REST
4 3 (1.30%) Web Services
5 2 (0.87%) .NET
5 2 (0.87%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.43%) CSS
6 1 (0.43%) MAPI
6 1 (0.43%) OAuth
6 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.43%) SAML
6 1 (0.43%) Servlets
6 1 (0.43%) SOAP
6 1 (0.43%) WCF
6 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.35%) e-Health
4 10 (4.35%) FlexPod
5 8 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.48%) PKI
6 7 (3.04%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.74%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.87%) IVR
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.09%) Windows
2 54 (23.48%) Linux
3 40 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 13 (5.65%) Unix
5 10 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (3.48%) AIX
6 8 (3.48%) Solaris
7 7 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.61%) CentOS
9 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.30%) SUSE
12 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.43%) HPUX
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.22%) ITIL
2 32 (13.91%) Network Design
3 21 (9.13%) Load Balancing
4 20 (8.70%) Migration
5 19 (8.26%) Project Management
6 15 (6.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 14 (6.09%) Change Management
8 13 (5.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 12 (5.22%) DDoS Mitigation
9 12 (5.22%) Network Management
10 10 (4.35%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 9 (3.91%) SIEM
12 8 (3.48%) CRM
12 8 (3.48%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (3.48%) High Availability
12 8 (3.48%) ITIL V3
12 8 (3.48%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.04%) Configuration Management
13 7 (3.04%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.78%) Java
2 6 (2.61%) Python
3 5 (2.17%) Perl
3 5 (2.17%) SQL
4 3 (1.30%) Ruby
4 3 (1.30%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.87%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.43%) C
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) Korn
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (33.48%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (21.74%) CCNP
3 33 (14.35%) CCNA
4 26 (11.30%) CCSE
5 23 (10.00%) CCSA
6 18 (7.83%) Degree
7 16 (6.96%) CCIE
7 16 (6.96%) Security Cleared
8 14 (6.09%) CISSP
9 10 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (3.91%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (3.91%) SC Cleared
11 7 (3.04%) NCDA
11 7 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.61%) MCSA
12 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.17%) MCP
13 5 (2.17%) PMI Certification
13 5 (2.17%) PMP
14 4 (1.74%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) PCI DSS
1 12 (5.22%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.74%) HIPAA
4 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.43%) GxP
5 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.57%) vSphere
3 12 (5.22%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.35%) ProxySG
5 9 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.17%) XenApp
8 4 (1.74%) UAG
9 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.87%) KVM
10 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.87%) Xen
10 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (11.74%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.48%) Puppet
3 7 (3.04%) Nagios
4 6 (2.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.30%) Nessus
5 3 (1.30%) SCCM
5 3 (1.30%) WSUS
6 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) OpenView
7 1 (0.43%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 147 (63.91%) Cisco
2 68 (29.57%) CheckPoint
3 50 (21.74%) F5
4 49 (21.30%) VMware
5 36 (15.65%) Juniper
6 26 (11.30%) Microsoft
7 24 (10.43%) Fortinet
8 20 (8.70%) HP
9 18 (7.83%) IBM
10 14 (6.09%) Citrix
11 13 (5.65%) Red Hat
12 12 (5.22%) Blue Coat
12 12 (5.22%) NetApp
12 12 (5.22%) Oracle
13 11 (4.78%) CA
14 10 (4.35%) Palo Alto
15 9 (3.91%) Dell
15 9 (3.91%) EMC
16 6 (2.61%) BEA
16 6 (2.61%) Sun
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