The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bracknell region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 21 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.48% 5.53% 10.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.70% 15.22% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£470 £433 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% +92.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £411 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £456 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 92 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 32.74% 36.36% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 12
Average daily rate £350 £341 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +48.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 30 July 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 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (42.31%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (34.62%) SSL
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (34.62%) Juniper
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) CCNA
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) Linux
9 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (19.23%) Network Security
10 5 (19.23%) F5
10 5 (19.23%) IPsec
10 5 (19.23%) Internet
11 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 4 (15.38%) NetScreen
11 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
11 4 (15.38%) UAG
11 4 (15.38%) Lync
11 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (11.54%) Time Management
12 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 4 (15.38%) Lync
1 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) VPN
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (34.62%) SSL
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
4 5 (19.23%) Network Security
4 5 (19.23%) IPsec
4 5 (19.23%) Internet
5 4 (15.38%) NetScreen
6 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
6 3 (11.54%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (11.54%) GGSN
6 3 (11.54%) SGSN
6 3 (11.54%) MGW
6 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) MPLS
6 3 (11.54%) OSPF
7 2 (7.69%) RIP
7 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (7.69%) FWSM
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (11.54%) UNIX
6 2 (7.69%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Time Management
1 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
1 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (11.54%) Change Control
1 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
1 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
1 3 (11.54%) Information Security
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (7.69%) eTOM
2 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) CCNA
5 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.69%) CCSP
6 2 (7.69%) CCNP
6 2 (7.69%) CISSP
6 2 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) MCTS
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.85%) MCSE
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 4 (15.38%) UAG
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (34.62%) Juniper
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) F5
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (7.69%) AlgoSec
7 2 (7.69%) Tufin
7 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) AppSense
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix