The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 17 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 Maidenhead 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 16 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 7.20% 18.42% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 45.16% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Average daily rate £350 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 28.80% 40.79% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 1
Average daily rate £338 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Firewall
Berkshire

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Maidenhead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Maidenhead region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Maidenhead region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 13 (65.00%) SAN
3 13 (65.00%) Blue Coat
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (50.00%) VPN
7 9 (45.00%) HP
7 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
7 9 (45.00%) HTTP
7 9 (45.00%) SMTP
7 9 (45.00%) NetBackup
7 9 (45.00%) Symantec
7 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (45.00%) SCCM
7 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (45.00%) WSUS
7 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (45.00%) Brocade
8 8 (40.00%) MPLS
8 8 (40.00%) LDAP
8 8 (40.00%) MS Excel

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) LAN
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
2 13 (65.00%) SAN
3 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) SMTP
5 9 (45.00%) HTTP
6 8 (40.00%) LDAP
6 8 (40.00%) MPLS
7 7 (35.00%) BGP
8 6 (30.00%) Internet
8 6 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (25.00%) OSPF
10 4 (20.00%) VoIP
11 3 (15.00%) RIP
11 3 (15.00%) DHCP
11 3 (15.00%) DMZ
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
12 2 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (35.00%) Japanese Language
2 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (20.00%) French Language
3 4 (20.00%) German Language
3 4 (20.00%) Italian Language
4 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 4 (20.00%) Operations Team Leader
1 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Desktop Team Leader
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Security Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) B2B
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCSA
3 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (30.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) NetBackup
1 9 (45.00%) WSUS
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Blue Coat
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) Symantec
5 9 (45.00%) Brocade
5 9 (45.00%) HP
6 7 (35.00%) McAfee
7 4 (20.00%) F5
8 3 (15.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (15.00%) Juniper
8 3 (15.00%) Nokia
9 2 (10.00%) Genesys
9 2 (10.00%) EMC
9 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
10 1 (5.00%) Oracle
10 1 (5.00%) Red Hat