The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 9 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.48% 2.99% 5.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.97% 11.94% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 10
Average daily rate £255 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £30.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-24.16% +55.84%
Firewall
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 24.44% 25.00% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 31
Average daily rate £340 £400 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £27.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Bracknell region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Bracknell region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) LAN
2 16 (39.02%) CheckPoint
3 15 (36.59%) Network Security
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (31.71%) Windows
5 11 (26.83%) WAN
5 11 (26.83%) VMware
6 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
7 9 (21.95%) Juniper
7 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
8 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
8 8 (19.51%) VPN
8 8 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (17.07%) F5
9 7 (17.07%) Linux
9 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.07%) MPLS
10 6 (14.63%) Change Management
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
11 5 (12.20%) Network Design
11 5 (12.20%) SSL
11 5 (12.20%) Forcepoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) LAN
2 15 (36.59%) Network Security
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (26.83%) WAN
5 8 (19.51%) VPN
6 7 (17.07%) MPLS
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (12.20%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) Internet
9 2 (4.88%) DHCP
9 2 (4.88%) DNS
9 2 (4.88%) SAN
10 1 (2.44%) BGP
10 1 (2.44%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.44%) ICMP
10 1 (2.44%) PSTN
10 1 (2.44%) RIP
10 1 (2.44%) SNMP
10 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Billing
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Network Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.20%) VMware Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Designer
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Check Point Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Juniper Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.07%) Linux
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Change Management
2 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (12.20%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.88%) SIEM
5 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) MODAF
6 1 (2.44%) Network Management
6 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) CCSA
2 4 (9.76%) CCSE
2 4 (9.76%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CCIE
3 2 (4.88%) CCNP
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) CCDP
4 1 (2.44%) CEH
4 1 (2.44%) CISSP
4 1 (2.44%) MCP
4 1 (2.44%) SANS
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Endace
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) CheckPoint
3 11 (26.83%) VMware
4 9 (21.95%) Juniper
5 7 (17.07%) F5
6 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat
7 5 (12.20%) Forcepoint
7 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
8 3 (7.32%) LogRhythm
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Citrix
9 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.44%) Aruba
10 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.44%) Sage
10 1 (2.44%) SAP