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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 23 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.44% 3.99% 5.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 15.49% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Average daily rate £293 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £385 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Firewall
Berkshire

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
39 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.31% 25.72% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 27
Average daily rate £293 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £273 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.67% -14.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 19 (67.86%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) LAN
3 11 (39.29%) VPN
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (35.71%) Juniper
5 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (32.14%) Network Design
6 8 (28.57%) Degree
6 8 (28.57%) CCSE
6 8 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (28.57%) CCSA
6 8 (28.57%) SSL
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) MPLS
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) SCCM
10 4 (14.29%) Network Security
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
10 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
10 4 (14.29%) Becrypt

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sage 200
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) LAN
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (39.29%) VPN
3 8 (28.57%) SSL
4 7 (25.00%) MPLS
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (14.29%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) DHCP
7 1 (3.57%) DNS
7 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.57%) IPsec
7 1 (3.57%) LDAP
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) Telepresence
7 1 (3.57%) VRRP
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
2 1 (3.57%) Billing
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Check Point Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Network Design
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CCSA
1 8 (28.57%) CCSE
1 8 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
3 10 (35.71%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) Becrypt
5 4 (14.29%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Aruba
7 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.57%) CA
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.57%) Sage
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard