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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 31 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 134 121 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.31% 4.33% 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.58% 16.07% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 62
Median daily rate £363 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 7
Median hourly rate £18.50 £39.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.56% +122.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +57.89%
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
621 753 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 26.94% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 320 235
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +98.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +17 54 £425 +21.42% 21
Bracknell +15 28 £315 -10.00% 3
Slough +3 7 £338 -27.02% 5
Newbury +10 5 £300 - 4
Windsor -1 4 £500 +48.14%
Maidenhead -13 4 £270 -32.07% 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 169 (61.01%) Cisco
2 87 (31.41%) Windows
3 80 (28.88%) LAN
3 80 (28.88%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (26.35%) Cisco ASA
5 70 (25.27%) WAN
6 69 (24.91%) CheckPoint
7 64 (23.10%) Windows Server
8 60 (21.66%) Microsoft
9 58 (20.94%) VMware
10 55 (19.86%) Telecoms
10 55 (19.86%) Juniper
11 52 (18.77%) Linux
12 51 (18.41%) Wireless
12 51 (18.41%) F5
13 50 (18.05%) Network Security
14 49 (17.69%) VPN
14 49 (17.69%) CCNP
15 47 (16.97%) ITIL
15 47 (16.97%) Data Centre
16 42 (15.16%) Internet
17 40 (14.44%) TCP/IP
18 38 (13.72%) Security Cleared
19 37 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (13.36%) DNS
19 37 (13.36%) Active Directory
20 35 (12.64%) MPLS
21 34 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (11.55%) SC Cleared
22 32 (11.55%) FortiGate

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 (3.61%) IIS
2 9 (3.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.08%) Apache
5 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.53%) MS Office
2 6 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.81%) Office 365
4 2 (0.72%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.88%) LAN
2 73 (26.35%) Cisco ASA
3 70 (25.27%) WAN
4 51 (18.41%) Wireless
5 50 (18.05%) Network Security
6 49 (17.69%) VPN
7 42 (15.16%) Internet
8 40 (14.44%) TCP/IP
9 37 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (13.36%) DNS
10 35 (12.64%) MPLS
11 32 (11.55%) BGP
12 28 (10.11%) OSPF
13 25 (9.03%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (7.94%) Cisco PIX
15 21 (7.58%) SAN
16 19 (6.86%) Ethernet
17 17 (6.14%) IPsec
17 17 (6.14%) SSL
17 17 (6.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.72%) Big Data
3 2 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) AppScan
1 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.36%) Subversion
1 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (19.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.97%) Finance
3 8 (2.89%) Back Office
4 7 (2.53%) Billing
5 5 (1.81%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (30.32%) Network Engineer
2 42 (15.16%) Security Engineer
3 27 (9.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 26 (9.39%) IP Engineer
5 25 (9.03%) Architect
6 24 (8.66%) Analyst
6 24 (8.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 22 (7.94%) Consultant
8 21 (7.58%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (7.58%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) IP Security Engineer
10 12 (4.33%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.97%) Design Engineer
11 11 (3.97%) Designer
11 11 (3.97%) Network Support
12 10 (3.61%) Network Support Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Administrator
13 9 (3.25%) Field Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.97%) Middleware
2 9 (3.25%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.08%) CSS
3 3 (1.08%) RSS
3 3 (1.08%) XMPP
4 2 (0.72%) .NET
4 2 (0.72%) CGI
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.36%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.36%) MAPI
5 1 (0.36%) OAuth
5 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.36%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) Servlets
5 1 (0.36%) SOAP
5 1 (0.36%) WAP
5 1 (0.36%) WCF
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.97%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.14%) PKI
3 15 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.89%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) e-Health
8 5 (1.81%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.08%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.72%) Replication
10 2 (0.72%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.36%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.41%) Windows
2 64 (23.10%) Windows Server
3 52 (18.77%) Linux
4 26 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (3.25%) Unix
9 6 (2.17%) CentOS
10 5 (1.81%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (1.81%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.81%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.08%) AIX
11 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.08%) SUSE
11 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.72%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) HPUX
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.97%) ITIL
2 29 (10.47%) Migration
3 21 (7.58%) Network Design
4 19 (6.86%) Change Management
4 19 (6.86%) Load Balancing
5 18 (6.50%) Network Architecture
6 17 (6.14%) Security Management
7 16 (5.78%) Identity Management
8 15 (5.42%) Project Management
9 14 (5.05%) High Availability
9 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
10 13 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (3.61%) Test Scripting
13 9 (3.25%) DDoS Mitigation
13 9 (3.25%) ITIL V3
13 9 (3.25%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (2.89%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 8 (2.89%) Network Management
14 8 (2.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.22%) SQL
2 14 (5.05%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.05%) Ruby
3 6 (2.17%) Python
4 4 (1.44%) Perl
5 3 (1.08%) Java
6 2 (0.72%) C
6 2 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) Korn
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (28.88%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (17.69%) CCNP
3 38 (13.72%) Security Cleared
4 32 (11.55%) SC Cleared
5 31 (11.19%) CCNA
6 19 (6.86%) CCIE
6 19 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (6.14%) CCSE
7 17 (6.14%) Degree
8 13 (4.69%) CCSA
9 12 (4.33%) CISSP
9 12 (4.33%) MCSA
10 10 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.25%) MCP
12 7 (2.53%) PMI Certification
12 7 (2.53%) PMP
13 6 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.81%) CCDP
14 5 (1.81%) NCDA
15 4 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.97%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.72%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.36%) GxP
5 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 37 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 34 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.58%) UAG
5 20 (7.22%) vSphere
6 16 (5.78%) ISA Server
7 13 (4.69%) ProxySG
8 12 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.44%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.36%) KVM
11 1 (0.36%) NFS
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.36%) vCloud
11 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (11.55%) FortiGate
2 16 (5.78%) Puppet
2 16 (5.78%) WSUS
3 14 (5.05%) SCCM
3 14 (5.05%) SCVMM
4 12 (4.33%) Windows Intune
5 11 (3.97%) SCOM
6 8 (2.89%) Nagios
7 4 (1.44%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.08%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (1.08%) OPNET
8 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.72%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.36%) Nessus
10 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 169 (61.01%) Cisco
2 69 (24.91%) CheckPoint
3 60 (21.66%) Microsoft
4 58 (20.94%) VMware
5 55 (19.86%) Juniper
6 51 (18.41%) F5
7 29 (10.47%) HP
8 20 (7.22%) Fortinet
9 19 (6.86%) Blue Coat
10 18 (6.50%) IBM
10 18 (6.50%) Palo Alto
11 17 (6.14%) Oracle
11 17 (6.14%) Red Hat
12 12 (4.33%) Dell
13 11 (3.97%) RightScale
14 9 (3.25%) BT
14 9 (3.25%) CA
14 9 (3.25%) Huawei
14 9 (3.25%) Intel
15 8 (2.89%) Avaya
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