The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Reading 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 61 40
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 41 15 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.63% 1.61% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.27% 6.47% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £345 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Firewall
Berkshire

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 30 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 55 (55.56%) Cisco
2 36 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 34 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (31.31%) Juniper
4 31 (31.31%) VPN
5 30 (30.30%) WAN
6 27 (27.27%) F5
7 26 (26.26%) Windows
7 26 (26.26%) DNS
8 24 (24.24%) LAN
9 23 (23.23%) VoIP
9 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
10 21 (21.21%) MPLS
10 21 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (20.20%) OSPF
12 19 (19.19%) CCIE
12 19 (19.19%) CCNP
12 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
12 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
13 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
14 17 (17.17%) BGP
14 17 (17.17%) ITIL
15 16 (16.16%) Network Security
15 16 (16.16%) IPsec
15 16 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (15.15%) FortiGate
16 15 (15.15%) SNMP
16 15 (15.15%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.13%) Apache
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.02%) Lync
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.31%) VPN
2 30 (30.30%) WAN
3 26 (26.26%) DNS
4 24 (24.24%) LAN
5 23 (23.23%) VoIP
6 21 (21.21%) MPLS
6 21 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (20.20%) OSPF
8 18 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (17.17%) BGP
10 16 (16.16%) Network Security
10 16 (16.16%) IPsec
10 16 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (15.15%) SNMP
12 14 (14.14%) BIG-IP
13 13 (13.13%) FWSM
14 9 (9.09%) Internet
15 8 (8.08%) SSL
16 7 (7.07%) NetScaler
17 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.03%) MySQL
2 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
General
1 18 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.12%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Network Engineer
1 17 (17.17%) IP Engineer
2 16 (16.16%) Security Engineer
3 13 (13.13%) Design Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Consultant
5 8 (8.08%) Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Technician
7 6 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Security Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.06%) Network Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Middleware
1 4 (4.04%) .NET
2 1 (1.01%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) PKI
2 4 (4.04%) Kindle
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) iPad
4 1 (1.01%) SecurID
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.26%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (13.13%) Linux
4 12 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.11%) UNIX
6 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.06%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) ITIL
2 14 (14.14%) Network Management
3 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.08%) Network Design
4 8 (8.08%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.07%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.06%) Change Management
7 5 (5.05%) Test Scripting
7 5 (5.05%) Requirements Management
7 5 (5.05%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.05%) High Availability
8 4 (4.04%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (4.04%) Service Management
8 4 (4.04%) Data Security
8 4 (4.04%) Migration
9 3 (3.03%) Information Security
9 3 (3.03%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.03%) Project Management
9 3 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.03%) Java
3 3 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (19.19%) CCIE
2 19 (19.19%) CCNP
3 15 (15.15%) CCNA
3 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.14%) CISSP
5 12 (12.12%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (11.11%) Degree
6 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 10 (10.10%) CCSP
8 8 (8.08%) CCDP
9 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (4.04%) MCSE
10 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.03%) MCSA
12 1 (1.01%) CCSA
12 1 (1.01%) CCSE
12 1 (1.01%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.04%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.03%) SLA
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.06%) ProxySG
3 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.03%) KVM
5 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.01%) XenApp
6 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.01%) Nmap
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (15.15%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (55.56%) Cisco
2 36 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 31 (31.31%) Juniper
4 27 (27.27%) F5
5 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 13 (13.13%) Blue Coat
6 13 (13.13%) VMware
7 11 (11.11%) Nokia
8 8 (8.08%) Citrix
9 5 (5.05%) Huawei
10 3 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (3.03%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.03%) Redback
10 3 (3.03%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.03%) HP
10 3 (3.03%) Radware
11 2 (2.02%) Symantec
11 2 (2.02%) McAfee
12 1 (1.01%) Tufin
12 1 (1.01%) SonicWALL
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