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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 133 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.06% 3.13% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 13.87% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 32
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£350 £405 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £25.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +13 31 £360 -10.00% 6
Slough +16 29 £375 -14.28% 3
Bracknell +9 17 £350 -4.10%
Windsor - 14 - -
Newbury -5 2 - - 5
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 160 (65.04%) Cisco
2 133 (54.07%) CheckPoint
3 82 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (32.93%) Telecoms
5 79 (32.11%) OSPF
6 76 (30.89%) Cisco ASA
7 63 (25.61%) Juniper
7 63 (25.61%) VPN
8 61 (24.80%) F5
9 60 (24.39%) Network Security
10 53 (21.54%) BGP
11 52 (21.14%) Linux
12 51 (20.73%) Windows
13 50 (20.33%) DNS
14 48 (19.51%) CCNP
15 40 (16.26%) Internet
16 39 (15.85%) IPsec
17 36 (14.63%) MPLS
17 36 (14.63%) CISSP
18 35 (14.23%) LAN
19 34 (13.82%) WAN
19 34 (13.82%) CCIE
20 33 (13.41%) Security Cleared
21 32 (13.01%) Microsoft
21 32 (13.01%) RIP
22 31 (12.60%) Degree
23 30 (12.20%) Load Balancing
24 29 (11.79%) SC Cleared
24 29 (11.79%) Cisco PIX
25 28 (11.38%) Fortinet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.57%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.91%) Lync
3 13 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.47%) IIS
5 10 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.85%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.22%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) PaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Office 365
2 3 (1.22%) IaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (32.11%) OSPF
2 76 (30.89%) Cisco ASA
3 63 (25.61%) VPN
4 60 (24.39%) Network Security
5 53 (21.54%) BGP
6 50 (20.33%) DNS
7 40 (16.26%) Internet
8 39 (15.85%) IPsec
9 36 (14.63%) MPLS
10 35 (14.23%) LAN
11 34 (13.82%) WAN
12 32 (13.01%) RIP
13 29 (11.79%) Cisco PIX
14 28 (11.38%) VLAN
14 28 (11.38%) TCP/IP
15 25 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (9.35%) VoIP
17 21 (8.54%) SSL
18 17 (6.91%) SNMP
19 16 (6.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.03%) DB2
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 81 (32.93%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.88%) Finance
3 6 (2.44%) Billing
4 5 (2.03%) Retail
4 5 (2.03%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.03%) Back Office
5 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 2 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (25.20%) Network Engineer
2 58 (23.58%) Design Engineer
3 50 (20.33%) IP Engineer
4 44 (17.89%) Security Engineer
5 32 (13.01%) Network Security Engineer
6 21 (8.54%) Consultant
7 16 (6.50%) Network Design Engineer
8 13 (5.28%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 11 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Architect
11 10 (4.07%) Analyst
12 9 (3.66%) Test Manager
12 9 (3.66%) Security Consultant
12 9 (3.66%) Environment Manager
13 8 (3.25%) Network Consultant
14 7 (2.85%) Project Manager
15 6 (2.44%) Security Analyst
15 6 (2.44%) Data Network Engineer
15 6 (2.44%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.85%) WAP
2 5 (2.03%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.22%) LAMP
4 2 (0.81%) XMPP
5 1 (0.41%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.41%) Middleware
5 1 (0.41%) OLE
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.28%) SecurID
2 12 (4.88%) Smart Meter
3 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.63%) PKI
6 4 (1.63%) Informatics
7 3 (1.22%) Clustering
7 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.81%) CMDB
8 2 (0.81%) Wiki
8 2 (0.81%) Blog
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
9 1 (0.41%) Kindle
9 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.41%) Xbox
9 1 (0.41%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.14%) Linux
2 51 (20.73%) Windows
3 23 (9.35%) UNIX
4 22 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.85%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.44%) Solaris
9 5 (2.03%) AIX
9 5 (2.03%) SUSE
9 5 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.81%) CentOS
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.20%) Load Balancing
2 27 (10.98%) ITIL
3 24 (9.76%) Change Management
3 24 (9.76%) Network Design
4 23 (9.35%) Risk Assessment
5 20 (8.13%) Network Management
6 19 (7.72%) Project Management
7 16 (6.50%) Validation
7 16 (6.50%) Information Security
8 14 (5.69%) eTOM
8 14 (5.69%) Risk Management
9 13 (5.28%) Supplier Management
10 12 (4.88%) Migration
10 12 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.47%) Service Management
11 11 (4.47%) Test Strategy
12 10 (4.07%) Change Control
12 10 (4.07%) Demand Forecasting
12 10 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.35%) SQL
2 11 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.44%) C
4 5 (2.03%) Perl
4 5 (2.03%) Python
5 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.63%) Java
6 3 (1.22%) C#
6 3 (1.22%) AWK
6 3 (1.22%) sed
6 3 (1.22%) Korn
7 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (19.51%) CCNP
3 36 (14.63%) CISSP
4 34 (13.82%) CCIE
5 33 (13.41%) Security Cleared
6 31 (12.60%) Degree
7 29 (11.79%) SC Cleared
8 27 (10.98%) CCNA
9 18 (7.32%) CCSP
10 10 (4.07%) CCDP
11 9 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (3.66%) CCSE
12 8 (3.25%) CCSA
13 7 (2.85%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (2.44%) MCSE
15 5 (2.03%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.22%) JNCIS
17 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
18 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.16%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.47%) SLA
3 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.66%) ProxySG
4 6 (2.44%) vSphere
4 6 (2.44%) Firmware
4 6 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.03%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (1.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.81%) vCloud
8 1 (0.41%) Docker
8 1 (0.41%) LXC
8 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.41%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (8.13%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.25%) Netcool
3 7 (2.85%) OpenView
4 6 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (2.03%) WSUS
6 4 (1.63%) SCCM
7 3 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.81%) Puppet
8 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.41%) Nagios
9 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.41%) SCOM
9 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 160 (65.04%) Cisco
2 133 (54.07%) CheckPoint
3 63 (25.61%) Juniper
4 61 (24.80%) F5
5 32 (13.01%) Microsoft
6 28 (11.38%) VMware
6 28 (11.38%) Fortinet
7 20 (8.13%) HP
8 18 (7.32%) Red Hat
9 16 (6.50%) Radware
10 15 (6.10%) Citrix
10 15 (6.10%) Tufin
11 14 (5.69%) Nokia
12 13 (5.28%) CA
12 13 (5.28%) Blue Coat
13 12 (4.88%) AlgoSec
13 12 (4.88%) Crossbeam
14 10 (4.07%) Redback
15 9 (3.66%) Oracle
16 8 (3.25%) Sun
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