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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 29 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 136 102 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.51% 4.03% 4.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.45% 15.50% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 47 49
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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
580 658 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.48% 26.01% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 280 204
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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 +16 57 £350 -17.64% 16
Bracknell +5 22 £315 +5.00% 7
Slough -3 7 £338 +10.65% 1
Newbury +4 5 £300 +9.09%
Maidenhead -13 4 £335 -10.66% 9
Windsor +6 3 £510 +67.21%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 167 (62.55%) Cisco
2 94 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (32.21%) Windows
4 78 (29.21%) LAN
5 76 (28.46%) WAN
5 76 (28.46%) Cisco ASA
6 66 (24.72%) CheckPoint
6 66 (24.72%) Windows Server
7 64 (23.97%) Network Security
8 61 (22.85%) VPN
9 59 (22.10%) Linux
10 58 (21.72%) CCNP
11 55 (20.60%) Microsoft
12 54 (20.22%) Telecoms
12 54 (20.22%) VMware
13 51 (19.10%) Wireless
13 51 (19.10%) F5
14 49 (18.35%) Juniper
15 46 (17.23%) ITIL
15 46 (17.23%) Data Centre
16 43 (16.10%) CCNA
17 42 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (15.36%) DNS
18 41 (15.36%) Internet
18 41 (15.36%) TCP/IP
19 40 (14.98%) MPLS
20 33 (12.36%) Security Cleared
21 31 (11.61%) BGP
22 30 (11.24%) Active Directory
23 29 (10.86%) 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 10 (3.75%) IIS
1 10 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) CloudStack
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.87%) Office 365
4 3 (1.12%) PaaS
4 3 (1.12%) SaaS
5 2 (0.75%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (29.21%) LAN
2 76 (28.46%) Cisco ASA
2 76 (28.46%) WAN
3 64 (23.97%) Network Security
4 61 (22.85%) VPN
5 51 (19.10%) Wireless
6 42 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 41 (15.36%) DNS
7 41 (15.36%) Internet
7 41 (15.36%) TCP/IP
8 40 (14.98%) MPLS
9 31 (11.61%) BGP
10 26 (9.74%) IPsec
10 26 (9.74%) OSPF
11 24 (8.99%) Cisco PIX
12 21 (7.87%) VLAN
13 20 (7.49%) SAN
14 19 (7.12%) DHCP
14 19 (7.12%) Ethernet
15 18 (6.74%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) Big Data
2 2 (0.75%) DB2
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.37%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.37%) AppScan
2 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (20.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.49%) Finance
3 7 (2.62%) Billing
4 6 (2.25%) Back Office
5 5 (1.87%) Retail
6 3 (1.12%) Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (32.96%) Network Engineer
2 49 (18.35%) Security Engineer
3 27 (10.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (8.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 24 (8.99%) Consultant
4 24 (8.99%) IP Engineer
5 21 (7.87%) Analyst
5 21 (7.87%) Architect
5 21 (7.87%) Support Engineer
6 20 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (5.99%) VMware Engineer
8 14 (5.24%) IP Security Engineer
9 13 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) IT Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) IT Security Engineer
11 11 (4.12%) Network Support
11 11 (4.12%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) LAN Engineer
12 10 (3.75%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.37%) 802.1X
1 9 (3.37%) Middleware
2 3 (1.12%) CSS
2 3 (1.12%) RSS
3 2 (0.75%) .NET
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.75%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) XMPP
4 1 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.37%) CGI
4 1 (0.37%) MAPI
4 1 (0.37%) OAuth
4 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) Servlets
4 1 (0.37%) SOAP
4 1 (0.37%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.23%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (5.24%) PKI
4 12 (4.49%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.87%) e-Health
6 5 (1.87%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.50%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.75%) IVR
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.75%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (32.21%) Windows
2 66 (24.72%) Windows Server
3 59 (22.10%) Linux
4 21 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.00%) CentOS
9 7 (2.62%) Unix
10 5 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.12%) SUSE
11 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.75%) AIX
12 2 (0.75%) Solaris
12 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.37%) HPUX
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.23%) ITIL
2 25 (9.36%) Network Design
3 21 (7.87%) Change Management
3 21 (7.87%) Migration
4 18 (6.74%) Load Balancing
5 15 (5.62%) Network Architecture
5 15 (5.62%) Project Management
6 14 (5.24%) Security Management
7 13 (4.87%) High Availability
7 13 (4.87%) Identity Management
7 13 (4.87%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (4.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 10 (3.75%) Network Management
9 10 (3.75%) SIEM
9 10 (3.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 9 (3.37%) ITIL V3
10 9 (3.37%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.99%) SQL
2 11 (4.12%) Ruby
3 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.87%) Python
5 3 (1.12%) Java
5 3 (1.12%) Perl
6 2 (0.75%) C
6 2 (0.75%) C++
6 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 94 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (21.72%) CCNP
3 43 (16.10%) CCNA
4 33 (12.36%) Security Cleared
5 27 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 23 (8.61%) CCIE
7 19 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (6.74%) Degree
9 17 (6.37%) CCSE
10 14 (5.24%) CISSP
11 12 (4.49%) CCSA
11 12 (4.49%) MCSA
12 11 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (3.75%) MCP
14 5 (1.87%) CCDA
14 5 (1.87%) CCDP
14 5 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.87%) NCDA
15 4 (1.50%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) SLA
2 5 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.50%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (11.24%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.12%) UAG
5 18 (6.74%) vSphere
6 14 (5.24%) ProxySG
7 12 (4.49%) ISA Server
7 12 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.87%) XenApp
9 4 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.37%) KVM
11 1 (0.37%) NFS
11 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
11 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (9.36%) FortiGate
2 15 (5.62%) Puppet
3 13 (4.87%) WSUS
4 10 (3.75%) SCCM
4 10 (3.75%) SCVMM
5 9 (3.37%) Nagios
6 8 (3.00%) Windows Intune
7 7 (2.62%) SCOM
8 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.12%) OPNET
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.37%) cPanel
12 1 (0.37%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 1 (0.37%) Nessus
12 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 167 (62.55%) Cisco
2 66 (24.72%) CheckPoint
3 55 (20.60%) Microsoft
4 54 (20.22%) VMware
5 51 (19.10%) F5
6 49 (18.35%) Juniper
7 24 (8.99%) HP
8 20 (7.49%) Blue Coat
9 19 (7.12%) Palo Alto
10 18 (6.74%) IBM
11 16 (5.99%) Fortinet
11 16 (5.99%) Red Hat
12 13 (4.87%) Dell
13 12 (4.49%) Oracle
14 11 (4.12%) Citrix
15 10 (3.75%) Aruba
15 10 (3.75%) Huawei
16 9 (3.37%) EMC
16 9 (3.37%) Hitachi
16 9 (3.37%) Intel
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