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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 39 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.80% 6.19% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 24.26% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 13
Median daily rate £310 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.50% +5.26%

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
206 235 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.95% 25.52% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 114 96
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £275 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 24 (44.44%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) WAN
3 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 15 (27.78%) Windows
5 14 (25.93%) LAN
5 14 (25.93%) Citrix
5 14 (25.93%) Juniper
5 14 (25.93%) CCNA
5 14 (25.93%) Network Security
6 13 (24.07%) VPN
6 13 (24.07%) VMware
7 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.37%) CCNP
7 11 (20.37%) MPLS
7 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
8 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto
9 9 (16.67%) Network Management
9 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.67%) VoIP
9 9 (16.67%) Finance
10 7 (12.96%) Change Management
10 7 (12.96%) SNMP
11 6 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 6 (11.11%) PPP
11 6 (11.11%) ITIL
11 6 (11.11%) HP
11 6 (11.11%) OSPF
11 6 (11.11%) BGP

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 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
1 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) WAN
2 14 (25.93%) LAN
2 14 (25.93%) Network Security
3 13 (24.07%) VPN
4 11 (20.37%) MPLS
5 9 (16.67%) VoIP
6 7 (12.96%) SNMP
7 6 (11.11%) BGP
7 6 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 6 (11.11%) IPsec
7 6 (11.11%) OSPF
7 6 (11.11%) PPP
7 6 (11.11%) xDSL
8 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.26%) DNS
8 5 (9.26%) Wireless
9 4 (7.41%) DSL
9 4 (7.41%) SSL
9 4 (7.41%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Architect
6 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) IT Support
8 3 (5.56%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Firewall Architect
9 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.70%) IT Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) CMDB
3 3 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.56%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.67%) Network Management
3 7 (12.96%) Change Management
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL
4 6 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 5 (9.26%) Network Design
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
7 3 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (5.56%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.70%) Budget Control
8 2 (3.70%) Data Security
8 2 (3.70%) Line Management
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.70%) SDLC
8 2 (3.70%) SIEM
8 2 (3.70%) Target Operating Model
9 1 (1.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.93%) CCNA
3 11 (20.37%) CCNP
4 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) CCDA
5 2 (3.70%) CCIE
5 2 (3.70%) CCVP
5 2 (3.70%) CISM
5 2 (3.70%) CISSP
5 2 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.70%) CRISC
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
5 2 (3.70%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) SCSA
5 2 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CCDP
6 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) OPNET
2 2 (3.70%) Nessus
3 1 (1.85%) Netcool
3 1 (1.85%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 24 (44.44%) Cisco
2 15 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) Juniper
4 13 (24.07%) VMware
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 6 (11.11%) F5
7 6 (11.11%) HP
8 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.56%) Splunk
10 2 (3.70%) Huawei
10 2 (3.70%) IBM
10 2 (3.70%) Oracle
10 2 (3.70%) Qualys
10 2 (3.70%) Sun
10 2 (3.70%) Veritas
11 1 (1.85%) EMC