The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 38 56 30
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 31 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.84% 2.87% 5.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 11.97% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
201 259 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.37% 23.94% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 95 126
Average daily rate £350 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 36 (48.00%) Cisco
2 24 (32.00%) Juniper
2 24 (32.00%) Windows
3 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (29.33%) WAN
5 20 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 18 (24.00%) VPN
7 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
7 17 (22.67%) F5
8 16 (21.33%) CCNP
9 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.00%) LAN
9 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (18.67%) Network Security
10 14 (18.67%) Blue Coat
10 14 (18.67%) CCIE
10 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
11 13 (17.33%) ITIL
11 13 (17.33%) OSPF
12 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (16.00%) Linux
12 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
13 11 (14.67%) Internet
13 11 (14.67%) MPLS
14 10 (13.33%) IPsec
14 10 (13.33%) VoIP
14 10 (13.33%) UNIX
14 10 (13.33%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (22.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.67%) Lync
4 7 (9.33%) Apache
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.33%) WAN
2 18 (24.00%) VPN
3 15 (20.00%) LAN
3 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (18.67%) Network Security
5 13 (17.33%) OSPF
6 11 (14.67%) MPLS
6 11 (14.67%) Internet
7 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (13.33%) IPsec
7 10 (13.33%) VoIP
7 10 (13.33%) DNS
7 10 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
8 9 (12.00%) SNMP
9 8 (10.67%) BGP
9 8 (10.67%) DMZ
9 8 (10.67%) SSL
9 8 (10.67%) BIG-IP
10 7 (9.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Consultant
3 11 (14.67%) IP Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 10 (13.33%) Design Engineer
5 9 (12.00%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) Security Consultant
7 7 (9.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Architect
9 5 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) Support Technician
9 5 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
9 5 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
9 5 (6.67%) IT Support
9 5 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) IP Network Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
10 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) OLE
2 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) PKI
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Blog
4 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.33%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.33%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.00%) Linux
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.33%) UNIX
5 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.33%) Windows 8
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Network Management
2 8 (10.67%) Load Balancing
3 7 (9.33%) Network Design
4 6 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (8.00%) Information Security
5 5 (6.67%) Service Management
6 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.00%) SIEM
7 3 (4.00%) Change Management
7 3 (4.00%) Security Management
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Project Management
8 2 (2.67%) Data Security
8 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.67%) Identity Management
8 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.67%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.67%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.33%) Java
4 3 (4.00%) Perl
4 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.67%) AWK
5 2 (2.67%) Python
5 2 (2.67%) C++
5 2 (2.67%) sed
5 2 (2.67%) Korn
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.33%) CCNP
3 14 (18.67%) CCIE
4 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (13.33%) Degree
5 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.00%) CCNA
6 9 (12.00%) CISSP
7 6 (8.00%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.33%) MCSE
9 2 (2.67%) CCDP
9 2 (2.67%) CCSP
10 1 (1.33%) CCIP
10 1 (1.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
1 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Cisco
2 24 (32.00%) Juniper
3 20 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 17 (22.67%) F5
5 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.67%) Blue Coat
7 9 (12.00%) Nokia
8 8 (10.67%) Citrix
9 6 (8.00%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.00%) Tufin
10 3 (4.00%) Oracle
10 3 (4.00%) HP
10 3 (4.00%) Radware
10 3 (4.00%) VMware
10 3 (4.00%) Redback
11 2 (2.67%) Websense
11 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.67%) Symantec
11 2 (2.67%) Sun
11 2 (2.67%) Huawei