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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 36 59 27
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 105 78 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.36% 2.98% 5.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.43% 11.21% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -60.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
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
639 696 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.50% 26.55% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 218 234
Average daily rate £355 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 +25 35 £438 +9.37% 14
Slough -2 13 £375 -3.22% 11
Bracknell -1 8 £481 +18.83% 2
Newbury - 4 £300 - 3
Maidenhead -11 2 £381 +8.92% 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 144 (64.29%) Cisco
2 114 (50.89%) CheckPoint
3 82 (36.61%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 70 (31.25%) Juniper
5 70 (31.25%) OSPF
6 62 (27.68%) VPN
7 58 (25.89%) DNS
8 56 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (23.21%) Network Security
10 50 (22.32%) Windows
11 49 (21.88%) CCIE
12 45 (20.09%) Cisco PIX
12 45 (20.09%) F5
13 43 (19.20%) BGP
14 42 (18.75%) IPsec
15 37 (16.52%) CCNP
16 36 (16.07%) VoIP
17 34 (15.18%) Network Design
18 33 (14.73%) MPLS
18 33 (14.73%) CISSP
19 32 (14.29%) Network Management
20 31 (13.84%) Active Directory
20 31 (13.84%) WAN
21 30 (13.39%) SNMP
22 29 (12.95%) CCSP
22 29 (12.95%) Load Balancing
23 27 (12.05%) PCI DSS
23 27 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
23 27 (12.05%) FWSM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 26 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.70%) Apache
3 13 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.91%) Lync
6 6 (2.68%) IIS
7 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) PaaS
2 2 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (31.25%) OSPF
2 62 (27.68%) VPN
3 58 (25.89%) DNS
4 56 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 52 (23.21%) Network Security
6 45 (20.09%) Cisco PIX
7 43 (19.20%) BGP
8 42 (18.75%) IPsec
9 36 (16.07%) VoIP
10 33 (14.73%) MPLS
11 31 (13.84%) WAN
12 30 (13.39%) SNMP
13 27 (12.05%) FWSM
13 27 (12.05%) Internet
13 27 (12.05%) LAN
14 22 (9.82%) TCP/IP
15 21 (9.38%) BIG-IP
16 15 (6.70%) SSL
16 15 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (6.25%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.34%) MySQL
3 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) DB2
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 80 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.14%) Finance
3 9 (4.02%) Billing
4 4 (1.79%) Retail
4 4 (1.79%) Back Office
4 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.34%) Electronics
5 3 (1.34%) Marketing
6 2 (0.89%) German Language
6 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (26.79%) IP Engineer
2 57 (25.45%) Design Engineer
3 56 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 42 (18.75%) Security Engineer
5 24 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (8.48%) Consultant
7 16 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.36%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.91%) Architect
10 11 (4.91%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (4.02%) Analyst
12 7 (3.13%) Network Consultant
13 6 (2.68%) Senior Design Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Senior Security Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Test Engineer
13 6 (2.68%) Support Technician
13 6 (2.68%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.79%) WAP
2 3 (1.34%) Middleware
2 3 (1.34%) .NET
3 2 (0.89%) LAMP
3 2 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.45%) OLE
4 1 (0.45%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.02%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.02%) PKI
3 7 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.79%) SecurID
4 4 (1.79%) Smart Meter
4 4 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.34%) DTV
6 2 (0.89%) Wiki
6 2 (0.89%) Blog
6 2 (0.89%) iPad
6 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) PMI
7 1 (0.45%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) CMDB
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.32%) Windows
2 27 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (9.82%) Linux
4 20 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (8.04%) UNIX
7 13 (5.80%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.91%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) AIX
10 1 (0.45%) VMS
10 1 (0.45%) SUSE
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.18%) Network Design
2 32 (14.29%) Network Management
3 29 (12.95%) Load Balancing
4 26 (11.61%) ITIL
5 18 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (5.36%) Information Security
7 11 (4.91%) Change Management
8 9 (4.02%) Service Management
8 9 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.02%) Security Architecture
9 8 (3.57%) eTOM
9 8 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.57%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (2.68%) Test Scripting
10 6 (2.68%) Project Management
10 6 (2.68%) Migration
10 6 (2.68%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.23%) Process Management
11 5 (2.23%) Software Testing
12 4 (1.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.14%) SQL
2 11 (4.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.23%) Java
4 4 (1.79%) Perl
5 3 (1.34%) C
5 3 (1.34%) Python
5 3 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.89%) C#
6 2 (0.89%) C++
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (36.61%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (21.88%) CCIE
3 37 (16.52%) CCNP
4 33 (14.73%) CISSP
5 29 (12.95%) CCSP
6 24 (10.71%) CCNA
7 23 (10.27%) Degree
8 22 (9.82%) Security Cleared
9 19 (8.48%) Check Point Certification
10 18 (8.04%) SC Cleared
11 15 (6.70%) CCDP
12 9 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (2.68%) CCSE
13 6 (2.68%) MCSE
14 5 (2.23%) ISEB
14 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.79%) CCSA
16 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.05%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.57%) SLA
3 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 31 (13.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.46%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.34%) KVM
6 2 (0.89%) XenApp
6 2 (0.89%) vSphere
6 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.45%) vCloud
7 1 (0.45%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.59%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.13%) SCCM
3 6 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.23%) Netcool
5 4 (1.79%) WSUS
5 4 (1.79%) OpenView
6 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (64.29%) Cisco
2 114 (50.89%) CheckPoint
3 70 (31.25%) Juniper
4 45 (20.09%) F5
5 25 (11.16%) Microsoft
6 24 (10.71%) Nokia
7 22 (9.82%) VMware
8 21 (9.38%) Blue Coat
9 20 (8.93%) HP
10 16 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 16 (7.14%) Radware
11 14 (6.25%) Redback
12 12 (5.36%) Citrix
13 5 (2.23%) Nortel
14 4 (1.79%) Crossbeam
14 4 (1.79%) Tufin
14 4 (1.79%) Ericsson
14 4 (1.79%) Symantec
15 3 (1.34%) EMC
15 3 (1.34%) Remedy
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