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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 28 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.41% 3.26% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.39% 9.72% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£430 £470 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +16.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
61 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 20.82% 33.49% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 16
Average daily rate £413 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £472 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (28.57%) Juniper
4 6 (28.57%) VPN
4 6 (28.57%) SSL
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) CCSA
4 6 (28.57%) CCSE
4 6 (28.57%) Network Design
5 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (23.81%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) Application Packaging
6 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) SMS
7 3 (14.29%) Symantec
7 3 (14.29%) McAfee

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) SSL
4 5 (23.81%) VLAN
5 3 (14.29%) SMS
6 2 (9.52%) WAN
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.76%) FWSM
7 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Network Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) IVR
1 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Matrix Management
4 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
1 6 (28.57%) CCSA
1 6 (28.57%) CCSE
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) CheckPoint
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) Juniper
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Symantec
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) TippingPoint
6 1 (4.76%) CA