The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.71% 2.95% 5.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.32% 13.57% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 23
Median daily rate £350 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £288 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +47.36%
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
233 199 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.60% 21.75% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 68 85
Median daily rate £385 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 72 (59.02%) Cisco
2 47 (38.52%) Windows
3 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (30.33%) Windows Server
5 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
6 35 (28.69%) VPN
7 32 (26.23%) Wireless
8 31 (25.41%) WAN
9 30 (24.59%) Internet
10 28 (22.95%) DNS
11 27 (22.13%) Juniper
12 26 (21.31%) CCNP
12 26 (21.31%) CCNA
12 26 (21.31%) LAN
13 25 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (19.67%) MPLS
15 22 (18.03%) CheckPoint
15 22 (18.03%) TCP/IP
15 22 (18.03%) Linux
15 22 (18.03%) Telecoms
16 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
17 20 (16.39%) UAG
17 20 (16.39%) F5
17 20 (16.39%) Data Centre
18 18 (14.75%) Network Security
18 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
19 17 (13.93%) Network Architecture
19 17 (13.93%) Intrusion Detection
19 17 (13.93%) IPsec
19 17 (13.93%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.20%) IIS
2 3 (2.46%) Apache
2 3 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.82%) CloudStack
4 1 (0.82%) JBoss
4 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.64%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.69%) VPN
2 32 (26.23%) Wireless
3 31 (25.41%) WAN
4 30 (24.59%) Internet
5 28 (22.95%) DNS
6 26 (21.31%) LAN
7 25 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (19.67%) MPLS
9 22 (18.03%) TCP/IP
10 18 (14.75%) Network Security
11 17 (13.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (13.93%) IPsec
12 16 (13.11%) BGP
13 15 (12.30%) VLAN
14 14 (11.48%) Wireless Security
15 13 (10.66%) Broadband
15 13 (10.66%) Ethernet
15 13 (10.66%) OSPF
16 11 (9.02%) SAN
16 11 (9.02%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) Big Data
2 2 (1.64%) DB2
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) AppScan
1 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 22 (18.03%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.28%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Back Office
3 3 (2.46%) Billing
4 2 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (28.69%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.39%) Security Engineer
3 19 (15.57%) Consultant
4 15 (12.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) IP Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.38%) IT Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) IT Security Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Field Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Firewall Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Architect
10 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Web Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 6 (4.92%) ITIL Consultant
11 6 (4.92%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.46%) CSS
2 3 (2.46%) RSS
2 3 (2.46%) Web Services
3 2 (1.64%) Middleware
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.64%) XMPP
4 1 (0.82%) .NET
4 1 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.82%) CGI
4 1 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.82%) REST
4 1 (0.82%) Servlets
4 1 (0.82%) SOAP
4 1 (0.82%) WAP
4 1 (0.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.30%) PKI
3 7 (5.74%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) IVR
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) Replication
6 2 (1.64%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.52%) Windows
2 37 (30.33%) Windows Server
3 22 (18.03%) Linux
4 6 (4.92%) Unix
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.64%) CentOS
7 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.82%) AIX
8 1 (0.82%) HPUX
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.82%) Solaris
8 1 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.93%) ITIL
1 17 (13.93%) Network Architecture
2 15 (12.30%) Identity Management
2 15 (12.30%) Security Management
3 13 (10.66%) Network Design
4 12 (9.84%) Project Management
5 11 (9.02%) Change Management
6 10 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 9 (7.38%) Load Balancing
8 8 (6.56%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.56%) High Availability
9 7 (5.74%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.74%) Migration
10 5 (4.10%) Change Control
10 5 (4.10%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (4.10%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (4.10%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 5 (4.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (4.10%) Network Management
10 5 (4.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.46%) Java
1 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.64%) C++
2 2 (1.64%) Perl
2 2 (1.64%) Python
2 2 (1.64%) SQL
3 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.82%) C
3 1 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 45 (36.89%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (21.31%) CCNA
2 26 (21.31%) CCNP
3 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
4 18 (14.75%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.38%) Degree
6 9 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (6.56%) CCIE
7 8 (6.56%) MCP
7 8 (6.56%) MCSA
8 6 (4.92%) CISSP
9 5 (4.10%) CCSA
9 5 (4.10%) CCSE
10 4 (3.28%) MCSE
11 3 (2.46%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.46%) MCITP
11 3 (2.46%) MCTS
12 2 (1.64%) CITP
12 2 (1.64%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (16.39%) UAG
2 15 (12.30%) ISA Server
3 13 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.56%) ProxySG
6 7 (5.74%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.82%) KVM
7 1 (0.82%) NFS
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.82%) Xen
7 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) WSUS
2 8 (6.56%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.46%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (2.46%) OPNET
3 3 (2.46%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.64%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.64%) Nagios
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.82%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.82%) Simpana
5 1 (0.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 72 (59.02%) Cisco
2 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 27 (22.13%) Juniper
4 22 (18.03%) CheckPoint
5 20 (16.39%) F5
6 14 (11.48%) HP
7 13 (10.66%) VMware
8 12 (9.84%) IBM
9 11 (9.02%) Blue Coat
10 10 (8.20%) Dell
11 9 (7.38%) Huawei
11 9 (7.38%) Intel
12 8 (6.56%) Hitachi
13 6 (4.92%) Oracle
14 5 (4.10%) Citrix
14 5 (4.10%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
15 4 (3.28%) Intel Security
15 4 (3.28%) Palo Alto
15 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
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