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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 5.38% 4.76% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.52% 16.95% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Average daily rate £300 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 59 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 25.00% 28.10% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 2
Average daily rate £325 £183 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.08% +82.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £27.88 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) VMware
4 11 (37.93%) VPN
4 11 (37.93%) Juniper
4 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
6 9 (31.03%) DNS
7 7 (24.14%) DHCP
7 7 (24.14%) Junos
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.69%) SSL
8 6 (20.69%) Solaris
8 6 (20.69%) Linux
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.24%) CCNA
9 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.79%) Lync
10 4 (13.79%) UAG
10 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) NetScreen

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.79%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) VPN
2 9 (31.03%) DNS
3 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 7 (24.14%) Junos
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (20.69%) SSL
5 4 (13.79%) NetScreen
6 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 3 (10.34%) LAN
7 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
7 2 (6.90%) IPsec
7 2 (6.90%) MGCP
7 2 (6.90%) H.323
7 2 (6.90%) CTI
7 2 (6.90%) VLAN
7 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.45%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (3.45%) GGSN
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
2 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Network Support
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Communications Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Communications Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Junior
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) JTAPI
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.69%) Solaris
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
2 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.45%) Network Design
3 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.24%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CCVP
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) UAG
2 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 11 (37.93%) Juniper
4 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.90%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) Verint
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) Mitel