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 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 63 31
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 74 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.15% 2.83% 4.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.43% 11.26% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 21 46
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£375 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
633 657 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 25.10% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 220 248
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 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 24 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 24 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 +9 31 £425 +6.25% 15
Slough +7 20 £375 -7.69% 1
Bracknell +3 8 £305 - 1
Newbury - 4 £300 - 5
Maidenhead -7 2 £381 +17.30% 5
Wokingham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 135 (63.68%) Cisco
2 110 (51.89%) CheckPoint
3 82 (38.68%) Telecoms
4 67 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (31.13%) OSPF
6 57 (26.89%) Juniper
7 56 (26.42%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (24.06%) DNS
9 49 (23.11%) VPN
10 47 (22.17%) Network Security
11 45 (21.23%) Windows
12 42 (19.81%) CCIE
12 42 (19.81%) BGP
13 40 (18.87%) Cisco PIX
14 39 (18.40%) F5
15 35 (16.51%) Network Design
16 32 (15.09%) IPsec
16 32 (15.09%) MPLS
17 30 (14.15%) CCNP
17 30 (14.15%) Linux
18 29 (13.68%) Load Balancing
19 27 (12.74%) CISSP
20 26 (12.26%) Network Management
21 25 (11.79%) Internet
21 25 (11.79%) WAN
22 24 (11.32%) MS Exchange
22 24 (11.32%) SNMP
22 24 (11.32%) Active Directory
23 23 (10.85%) Nokia
23 23 (10.85%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 24 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.66%) Lync
4 11 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.25%) Apache
6 6 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.83%) IIS
7 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) assyst
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.42%) SaaS
2 3 (1.42%) PaaS
2 3 (1.42%) Office 365
2 3 (1.42%) IaaS
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (31.13%) OSPF
2 56 (26.42%) Cisco ASA
3 51 (24.06%) DNS
4 49 (23.11%) VPN
5 47 (22.17%) Network Security
6 42 (19.81%) BGP
7 40 (18.87%) Cisco PIX
8 32 (15.09%) MPLS
8 32 (15.09%) IPsec
9 25 (11.79%) Internet
9 25 (11.79%) WAN
10 24 (11.32%) SNMP
11 23 (10.85%) VoIP
12 22 (10.38%) TCP/IP
13 21 (9.91%) FWSM
14 19 (8.96%) LAN
15 16 (7.55%) RIP
16 15 (7.08%) BIG-IP
17 14 (6.60%) SSL
18 13 (6.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 82 (38.68%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.60%) Finance
3 9 (4.25%) Billing
4 4 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.89%) Back Office
5 3 (1.42%) Electronics
5 3 (1.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.42%) Retail
6 2 (0.94%) German Language
6 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (26.89%) IP Engineer
2 55 (25.94%) Design Engineer
3 48 (22.64%) Network Engineer
4 33 (15.57%) Security Engineer
5 23 (10.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (10.38%) Consultant
7 14 (6.60%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.13%) Security Consultant
9 12 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.72%) Architect
11 9 (4.25%) Analyst
11 9 (4.25%) Network Consultant
11 9 (4.25%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.30%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.83%) Support Technician
13 6 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.83%) Network Security Consultant
13 6 (2.83%) IP Network Engineer
14 5 (2.36%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.89%) WAP
2 3 (1.42%) Middleware
2 3 (1.42%) .NET
3 2 (0.94%) CSS
3 2 (0.94%) LAMP
4 1 (0.47%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.77%) PKI
4 7 (3.30%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.30%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.36%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.89%) SecurID
6 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.42%) DTV
7 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.94%) iPad
8 2 (0.94%) Wiki
8 2 (0.94%) Blog
8 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.94%) Informatics
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) PMI
9 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.23%) Windows
2 30 (14.15%) Linux
3 23 (10.85%) UNIX
4 22 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.25%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.94%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.51%) Network Design
2 29 (13.68%) Load Balancing
3 26 (12.26%) Network Management
4 22 (10.38%) ITIL
5 17 (8.02%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (7.08%) Information Security
7 14 (6.60%) Change Management
8 11 (5.19%) Project Management
8 11 (5.19%) Migration
9 8 (3.77%) eTOM
9 8 (3.77%) Service Management
9 8 (3.77%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.77%) Security Architecture
10 6 (2.83%) Demand Forecasting
10 6 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.83%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.36%) Software Engineering
11 5 (2.36%) Supplier Management
11 5 (2.36%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (2.36%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.08%) SQL
2 11 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.30%) Java
4 6 (2.83%) Perl
5 5 (2.36%) Python
6 4 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.42%) AWK
7 3 (1.42%) C
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) sed
7 3 (1.42%) Korn
8 2 (0.94%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (19.81%) CCIE
3 30 (14.15%) CCNP
4 27 (12.74%) CISSP
5 22 (10.38%) CCSP
6 21 (9.91%) Degree
7 20 (9.43%) CCNA
8 18 (8.49%) Security Cleared
9 15 (7.08%) SC Cleared
10 13 (6.13%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (4.25%) CCDP
12 5 (2.36%) MCSE
12 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.36%) CCSE
12 5 (2.36%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.89%) CCSA
13 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.89%) ISEB
14 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.96%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.30%) SLA
3 4 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.94%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.72%) ProxySG
3 7 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.94%) vSphere
6 2 (0.94%) vCloud
6 2 (0.94%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) LXC
7 1 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.08%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.36%) Netcool
2 5 (2.36%) WSUS
2 5 (2.36%) SCCM
3 4 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.89%) OpenView
4 2 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) SCOM
5 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
5 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.47%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 135 (63.68%) Cisco
2 110 (51.89%) CheckPoint
3 57 (26.89%) Juniper
4 39 (18.40%) F5
5 23 (10.85%) Nokia
5 23 (10.85%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.43%) Blue Coat
7 18 (8.49%) Radware
8 16 (7.55%) HP
8 16 (7.55%) Fortinet
9 15 (7.08%) Redback
10 13 (6.13%) VMware
11 10 (4.72%) Citrix
11 10 (4.72%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.83%) Crossbeam
13 5 (2.36%) Tufin
13 5 (2.36%) Sun
13 5 (2.36%) Oracle
14 4 (1.89%) BMC
14 4 (1.89%) EMC
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