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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 23 22 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.70% 4.63% 9.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 18.46% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £405 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
78 65 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 36.11% 25.10% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £438 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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
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 2 September 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (41.18%) SSL
5 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 6 (35.29%) Internet
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Network Security
7 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
8 4 (23.53%) NetScreen
8 4 (23.53%) IPsec
8 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) UAG
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (23.53%) Lync
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) F5
9 3 (17.65%) Change Control
9 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
9 3 (17.65%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) Information Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Lync
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (41.18%) SSL
4 6 (35.29%) Network Security
4 6 (35.29%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) NetScreen
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 2 (11.76%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (11.76%) GGSN
6 2 (11.76%) SGSN
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) RIP
6 2 (11.76%) LTE
6 2 (11.76%) MGW
6 2 (11.76%) 4G
6 2 (11.76%) FWSM
6 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Change Management
1 3 (17.65%) Information Security
1 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
1 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
2 2 (11.76%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
2 2 (11.76%) eTOM
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) CCSP
4 2 (11.76%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (23.53%) UAG
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (41.18%) Juniper
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) AlgoSec
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.76%) Tufin
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Splunk
7 1 (5.88%) CA