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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 30 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.06% 5.67% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 21.51% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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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
68 93 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 23.37% 26.35% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 17
Average daily rate £375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £13.65 £27.88 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.03% +145.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Juniper
5 6 (25.00%) BGP
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) VoIP
6 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
6 5 (20.83%) Citrix
6 5 (20.83%) C
6 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 5 (20.83%) SAN
6 5 (20.83%) CA
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 5 (20.83%) Multimedia
6 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
6 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
6 5 (20.83%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco ISE

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (25.00%) BGP
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.83%) SAN
3 5 (20.83%) VoIP
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
3 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) IPsec
4 4 (16.67%) VLAN
4 4 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (8.33%) DSL
5 2 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
6 1 (4.17%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 5 (20.83%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Architect
1 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) VoIP Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Designer
2 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (16.67%) SUSE
4 4 (16.67%) AIX
5 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Change Management
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.50%) Line Management
2 3 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Contact Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) C
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
4 2 (8.33%) VB
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) VCP4
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
2 4 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (12.50%) Firmware
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) vCloud
5 1 (4.17%) Docker
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) Juniper
5 5 (20.83%) CA
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) Citrix
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) Splunk
7 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) EMC
8 2 (8.33%) BMC
8 2 (8.33%) Becrypt
9 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.17%) Symantec
9 1 (4.17%) Lotus