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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 14 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 7.41% 1.64% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 7.27% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
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£350 £405 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +24.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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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
88 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 36.21% 22.54% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 9
Average daily rate £330 £352 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +164.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 9 (32.14%) Internet
3 9 (32.14%) Juniper
3 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
3 9 (32.14%) Network Security
4 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) DNS
5 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Change Management
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) IPsec
6 6 (21.43%) BGP
6 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.86%) VoIP
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) SAN
7 5 (17.86%) CA
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
7 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
7 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Internet
1 9 (32.14%) Network Security
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) IPsec
3 6 (21.43%) BGP
3 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) VoIP
4 5 (17.86%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (17.86%) Unified Communications
4 5 (17.86%) NetScaler
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (14.29%) VLAN
5 4 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (7.14%) 4G
6 2 (7.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Multimedia
3 2 (7.14%) Billing
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Designer
3 3 (10.71%) VoIP Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Voice Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
1 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (7.14%) SecurID
2 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (14.29%) SUSE
3 4 (14.29%) AIX
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.71%) Service Management
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.71%) Change Control
3 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.14%) eTOM
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C
3 2 (7.14%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
3 2 (7.14%) CCSP
3 2 (7.14%) CCNP
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) vCloud
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
1 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
2 9 (32.14%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) CA
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) Splunk
5 4 (14.29%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) AlgoSec
7 2 (7.14%) F5
7 2 (7.14%) Tufin
7 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.14%) BMC
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (3.57%) Lotus