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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 35 64
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 115 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.10% 4.54% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.71% 20.14% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 33
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£305 £328 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -11 27 £381 +17.30% 14
Maidenhead +14 19 £375 -6.25% 2
Slough +11 17 £353 +6.81% 5
Bracknell 0 11 £300 - 1
Newbury -3 3 £288 +64.28% 5
Windsor -6 3 £305 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 145 (61.44%) Cisco
2 106 (44.92%) CheckPoint
3 88 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (33.05%) VPN
5 75 (31.78%) LAN
6 70 (29.66%) Windows
7 69 (29.24%) Cisco ASA
8 61 (25.85%) WAN
9 59 (25.00%) OSPF
10 57 (24.15%) CCNP
11 55 (23.31%) Telecoms
12 50 (21.19%) Active Directory
12 50 (21.19%) MPLS
13 49 (20.76%) Linux
13 49 (20.76%) F5
14 46 (19.49%) Juniper
15 44 (18.64%) VMware
16 43 (18.22%) BGP
17 41 (17.37%) DNS
18 40 (16.95%) Network Security
19 38 (16.10%) Microsoft
20 33 (13.98%) VoIP
21 32 (13.56%) Project Management
21 32 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
22 30 (12.71%) VLAN
23 28 (11.86%) Windows 7
24 27 (11.44%) Degree
24 27 (11.44%) Security Cleared
24 27 (11.44%) Network Design
25 25 (10.59%) IPsec

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (7.20%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.66%) Lync
4 10 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.85%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) MediaWiki
8 2 (0.85%) Confluence
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.42%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 23 (9.75%) MS Visio
2 18 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.81%) MS Office
4 5 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.42%) Endur
3 1 (0.42%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.12%) PaaS
1 5 (2.12%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
2 3 (1.27%) IaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (33.05%) VPN
2 75 (31.78%) LAN
3 69 (29.24%) Cisco ASA
4 61 (25.85%) WAN
5 59 (25.00%) OSPF
6 50 (21.19%) MPLS
7 43 (18.22%) BGP
8 41 (17.37%) DNS
9 40 (16.95%) Network Security
10 33 (13.98%) VoIP
11 32 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (12.71%) VLAN
13 25 (10.59%) IPsec
13 25 (10.59%) Wireless
14 24 (10.17%) SMTP
15 23 (9.75%) HTTP
15 23 (9.75%) TCP/IP
16 21 (8.90%) RIP
17 20 (8.47%) SSL
18 18 (7.63%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.27%) DB2
3 3 (1.27%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.85%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) MySQL
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Subversion
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.85%) Hudson
3 2 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 55 (23.31%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.81%) Finance
3 8 (3.39%) Back Office
4 4 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Front Office
6 2 (0.85%) Games
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 54 (22.88%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.56%) Architect
3 31 (13.14%) IP Engineer
4 29 (12.29%) Design Engineer
5 20 (8.47%) Security Engineer
6 19 (8.05%) Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Consultant
8 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Security Analyst
11 10 (4.24%) Network Architect
12 9 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 8 (3.39%) Network Design Engineer
14 7 (2.97%) Network Specialist
14 7 (2.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.54%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.27%) .NET
2 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.85%) XMPP
4 1 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.81%) SecurID
2 7 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.27%) Taxonomies
4 3 (1.27%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.27%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.27%) Clustering
4 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (0.85%) iSeries
5 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.85%) Wiki
5 2 (0.85%) CMDB
6 1 (0.42%) Informatics
6 1 (0.42%) Open Source
6 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.66%) Windows
2 49 (20.76%) Linux
3 28 (11.86%) Windows 7
4 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.08%) UNIX
6 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.97%) CentOS
7 7 (2.97%) Solaris
8 3 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.56%) Project Management
2 27 (11.44%) Network Design
3 22 (9.32%) ITIL
4 17 (7.20%) Load Balancing
4 17 (7.20%) Migration
5 15 (6.36%) Validation
6 14 (5.93%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (4.66%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (3.81%) eTOM
9 8 (3.39%) Network Management
9 8 (3.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (2.97%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.97%) Change Management
11 6 (2.54%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.54%) Information Security
11 6 (2.54%) Risk Management
11 6 (2.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.75%) SQL
2 9 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.39%) Java
4 5 (2.12%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.12%) Perl
4 5 (2.12%) VBScript
5 3 (1.27%) VB
5 3 (1.27%) C
6 2 (0.85%) ABAP
6 2 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (24.15%) CCNP
3 27 (11.44%) Degree
3 27 (11.44%) Security Cleared
4 25 (10.59%) CCIE
4 25 (10.59%) CCNA
4 25 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 24 (10.17%) CISSP
6 15 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.66%) MCITP
7 11 (4.66%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (4.24%) CCDP
9 9 (3.81%) CCSE
10 8 (3.39%) CCSA
11 7 (2.97%) MCSE
11 7 (2.97%) Sun Certification
12 6 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.12%) CCSP
14 4 (1.69%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.69%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.12%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (21.19%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.97%) vSphere
4 6 (2.54%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.12%) Firmware
5 5 (2.12%) Samba
6 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.69%) XenApp
6 4 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.27%) XenServer
7 3 (1.27%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.85%) iptables
8 2 (0.85%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Postfix
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.36%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.66%) SCCM
3 9 (3.81%) TrustSec
4 4 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.27%) WSUS
5 3 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.85%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.85%) Puppet
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 145 (61.44%) Cisco
2 106 (44.92%) CheckPoint
3 49 (20.76%) F5
4 46 (19.49%) Juniper
5 44 (18.64%) VMware
6 38 (16.10%) Microsoft
7 22 (9.32%) HP
8 20 (8.47%) Fortinet
9 16 (6.78%) Citrix
10 15 (6.36%) Oracle
11 11 (4.66%) Tufin
12 9 (3.81%) AlgoSec
12 9 (3.81%) CA
12 9 (3.81%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.39%) Huawei
14 7 (2.97%) IBM
15 6 (2.54%) McAfee
15 6 (2.54%) 3PAR
16 5 (2.12%) Brocade
16 5 (2.12%) SolarWinds
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