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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 46 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 115 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.69% 4.57% 4.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.80% 21.26% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 51
Median daily rate £450 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -7.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -16.00%
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
455 541 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.75% 21.51% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 283 246
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 23
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 28 £470 +30.55% 9
Bracknell +13 19 £381 - 3
Slough -4 6 £360 +15.20% 4
Maidenhead -8 6 £450 +34.32% 2
Newbury -5 5 £475 +26.49%
Windsor -1 1 £550 +80.32%
Ascot - 1 £488 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 126 (63.00%) Cisco
2 80 (40.00%) Network Security
3 66 (33.00%) CheckPoint
4 62 (31.00%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (27.00%) Cisco ASA
6 51 (25.50%) VPN
6 51 (25.50%) LAN
7 48 (24.00%) F5
8 46 (23.00%) WAN
9 43 (21.50%) Windows
10 42 (21.00%) CCNP
11 41 (20.50%) Linux
12 39 (19.50%) Juniper
13 36 (18.00%) Network Design
13 36 (18.00%) Telecoms
14 33 (16.50%) VMware
14 33 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (16.50%) Data Centre
15 32 (16.00%) MPLS
16 29 (14.50%) DNS
17 28 (14.00%) ITIL
17 28 (14.00%) CCSE
18 26 (13.00%) CCNA
19 25 (12.50%) Windows Server
20 24 (12.00%) CCSA
21 23 (11.50%) BGP
21 23 (11.50%) FortiGate
22 22 (11.00%) Fortinet
23 20 (10.00%) Load Balancing
23 20 (10.00%) IPsec

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 6 (3.00%) iPlanet
1 6 (3.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.50%) nginx
4 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.00%) PaaS
2 4 (2.00%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) IaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (40.00%) Network Security
2 54 (27.00%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (25.50%) LAN
3 51 (25.50%) VPN
4 46 (23.00%) WAN
5 33 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (16.00%) MPLS
7 29 (14.50%) DNS
8 23 (11.50%) BGP
9 20 (10.00%) IPsec
10 19 (9.50%) Cisco PIX
11 18 (9.00%) TCP/IP
12 16 (8.00%) BIG-IP
12 16 (8.00%) OSPF
12 16 (8.00%) VLAN
13 15 (7.50%) Internet
14 14 (7.00%) DHCP
14 14 (7.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (7.00%) SAN
14 14 (7.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.00%) Big Data
3 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
4 1 (0.50%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.50%) Redis
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.50%) Finance
3 8 (4.00%) Billing
4 6 (3.00%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 40 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 28 (14.00%) Architect
4 18 (9.00%) Analyst
4 18 (9.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (8.50%) Consultant
5 17 (8.50%) Firewall Engineer
6 15 (7.50%) IP Engineer
7 13 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.50%) Network Analyst
8 12 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.00%) IP Security Engineer
8 12 (6.00%) Network Architect
9 11 (5.50%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.50%) IT Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) IT Security Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 7 (3.50%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) Middleware
2 6 (3.00%) J2EE
3 5 (2.50%) JSP
4 4 (2.00%) Web Services
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.00%) REST
5 2 (1.00%) SAML
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.50%) CSS
6 1 (0.50%) Django
6 1 (0.50%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.50%) JSON
6 1 (0.50%) Kafka
6 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.50%) RESTful
6 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.00%) e-Health
5 6 (3.00%) FlexPod
6 4 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.50%) PKI
7 3 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) IVR
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.50%) Windows
2 41 (20.50%) Linux
3 25 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.50%) Unix
5 7 (3.50%) AIX
5 7 (3.50%) Solaris
6 6 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
6 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.00%) CentOS
7 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.00%) Network Design
2 28 (14.00%) ITIL
3 20 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.00%) Project Management
5 16 (8.00%) Migration
6 14 (7.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 12 (6.00%) Change Management
7 12 (6.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 11 (5.50%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (5.00%) Network Management
10 9 (4.50%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 8 (4.00%) CRM
11 8 (4.00%) High Availability
11 8 (4.00%) SIEM
12 7 (3.50%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (3.50%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.50%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (3.50%) Open Source
13 6 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.00%) Java
2 4 (2.00%) Python
2 4 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.50%) Perl
4 2 (1.00%) PHP
4 2 (1.00%) Ruby
4 2 (1.00%) SQL
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (31.00%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.00%) CCNP
3 28 (14.00%) CCSE
4 26 (13.00%) CCNA
5 24 (12.00%) CCSA
6 19 (9.50%) Degree
7 17 (8.50%) CCIE
8 15 (7.50%) Security Cleared
9 13 (6.50%) CISSP
10 10 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (2.50%) PMI Certification
12 5 (2.50%) PMP
13 4 (2.00%) CCDA
13 4 (2.00%) CISM
13 4 (2.00%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.00%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.50%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.50%) SLA
2 9 (4.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.50%) HIPAA
3 5 (2.50%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.00%) vSphere
3 9 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.50%) ProxySG
4 7 (3.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.50%) XenApp
7 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.50%) KVM
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.50%) UAG
9 1 (0.50%) vCloud
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.50%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (3.00%) Puppet
2 6 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.50%) Nagios
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.00%) Nessus
5 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.00%) SCCM
5 2 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.50%) Ansible
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.50%) Kibana
6 1 (0.50%) logstash
6 1 (0.50%) OPNET
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 126 (63.00%) Cisco
2 66 (33.00%) CheckPoint
3 48 (24.00%) F5
4 39 (19.50%) Juniper
5 33 (16.50%) VMware
6 22 (11.00%) Fortinet
7 16 (8.00%) HP
8 15 (7.50%) Palo Alto
9 14 (7.00%) Microsoft
10 13 (6.50%) Citrix
11 12 (6.00%) Red Hat
12 11 (5.50%) IBM
13 10 (5.00%) Blue Coat
13 10 (5.00%) Oracle
14 8 (4.00%) NetApp
15 7 (3.50%) CA
16 6 (3.00%) BEA
16 6 (3.00%) Dell
16 6 (3.00%) EMC
16 6 (3.00%) Sun
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