The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 2 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 18.63% 8.26% 10.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 54.29% 29.03% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £350 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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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 Maidenhead region.

Communications & Networking Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 34.31% 28.44% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 15
Average daily rate £398 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -0.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Maidenhead region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 21 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (66.67%) MPLS
3 20 (66.67%) VPN
4 19 (63.33%) DNS
4 19 (63.33%) Windows
4 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
5 18 (60.00%) LAN
6 17 (56.67%) WAN
6 17 (56.67%) SMTP
6 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
7 16 (53.33%) HTTP
8 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (46.67%) MS Visio
9 14 (46.67%) Project Management
10 8 (26.67%) VMware
10 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (26.67%) MCITP
10 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (23.33%) CCNA
12 6 (20.00%) Network Design
12 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (16.67%) CCNP
13 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 4 (13.33%) CCIE
14 4 (13.33%) DMZ
14 4 (13.33%) BGP
14 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
15 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
15 3 (10.00%) Meraki

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) MPLS
1 20 (66.67%) VPN
2 19 (63.33%) DNS
3 18 (60.00%) LAN
4 17 (56.67%) WAN
4 17 (56.67%) SMTP
5 16 (53.33%) HTTP
6 4 (13.33%) DMZ
6 4 (13.33%) BGP
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
7 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.67%) SAN
8 2 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (3.33%) Network Security
9 1 (3.33%) VoIP
9 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
2 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Project Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) Line Management
4 2 (6.67%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) User Stories
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) VBScript
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) MCITP
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (16.67%) CCNP
6 4 (13.33%) CCIE
7 2 (6.67%) MCSE
7 2 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (3.33%) CCSE
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
1 2 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 21 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Meraki
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Websense
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle