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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.62% 5.13% 5.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.28% 21.05% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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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
72 57 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 30.25% 24.36% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 15
Average daily rate £400 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.88 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% +61.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
2 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (35.29%) CCSA
3 6 (35.29%) CCSE
3 6 (35.29%) Network Design
3 6 (35.29%) SSL
3 6 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
3 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Time Management
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
6 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (35.29%) SSL
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Network Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Voice Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Network Design
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
3 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VBScript
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CCSA
1 6 (35.29%) CCSE
1 6 (35.29%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Becrypt
6 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat