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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 18 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 71 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.17% 3.30% 3.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.48% 15.59% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 25
Average daily rate £388 £331 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% +3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £293 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
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
290 186 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.29% 21.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 85 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.31 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.72% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 65 (63.73%) Cisco
2 30 (29.41%) Juniper
3 29 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (26.47%) Windows
4 27 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 26 (25.49%) LAN
6 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
7 23 (22.55%) VPN
7 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
7 23 (22.55%) CheckPoint
8 22 (21.57%) Windows Server
9 19 (18.63%) VLAN
10 18 (17.65%) DNS
10 18 (17.65%) WAN
10 18 (17.65%) Data Centre
11 17 (16.67%) CCNP
11 17 (16.67%) Wireless
11 17 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (15.69%) CCNA
12 16 (15.69%) F5
13 15 (14.71%) Linux
13 15 (14.71%) Internet
13 15 (14.71%) OSPF
13 15 (14.71%) BGP
13 15 (14.71%) Load Balancing
14 14 (13.73%) MPLS
15 13 (12.75%) ITIL
15 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
16 12 (11.76%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (7.84%) IIS
2 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) LAN
2 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
2 23 (22.55%) VPN
3 19 (18.63%) VLAN
4 18 (17.65%) DNS
4 18 (17.65%) WAN
5 17 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (16.67%) Wireless
6 15 (14.71%) BGP
6 15 (14.71%) Internet
6 15 (14.71%) OSPF
7 14 (13.73%) MPLS
8 12 (11.76%) Network Security
9 11 (10.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (9.80%) Ethernet
10 10 (9.80%) SSL
11 8 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (6.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (6.86%) SAN
13 6 (5.88%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.90%) Back Office
3 4 (3.92%) Finance
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (36.27%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (10.78%) Firewall Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Architect
4 10 (9.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) IP Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Cisco Network Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Web Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) CSS
1 2 (1.96%) XMPP
2 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.98%) CGI
2 1 (0.98%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) WAP
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.88%) PKI
3 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.98%) FMCG
4 1 (0.98%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 22 (21.57%) Windows Server
3 15 (14.71%) Linux
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.94%) Unix
7 2 (1.96%) AIX
7 2 (1.96%) CentOS
7 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.71%) Load Balancing
2 13 (12.75%) ITIL
3 11 (10.78%) Migration
4 10 (9.80%) Network Design
5 8 (7.84%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.88%) Identity Management
6 6 (5.88%) Project Management
6 6 (5.88%) Security Management
7 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.92%) Change Control
8 4 (3.92%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.94%) High Availability
9 3 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.94%) Network Management
9 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (1.96%) Change Management
10 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) Ruby
4 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.67%) CCNP
5 16 (15.69%) CCNA
6 7 (6.86%) CCIE
7 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.90%) MCSA
9 4 (3.92%) MCP
9 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.96%) APMP
10 2 (1.96%) CCDP
10 2 (1.96%) MCSE
10 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.96%) PMP
10 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.98%) CCIP
11 1 (0.98%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) Hyper-V
1 10 (9.80%) UAG
2 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.84%) ISA Server
3 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Firmware
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.98%) NFS
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.98%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.86%) WSUS
3 4 (3.92%) SCOM
4 3 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (1.96%) OPNET
5 2 (1.96%) SCCM
6 1 (0.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.98%) Puppet
6 1 (0.98%) Simpana
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 65 (63.73%) Cisco
2 30 (29.41%) Juniper
3 23 (22.55%) CheckPoint
3 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
4 16 (15.69%) F5
5 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
6 12 (11.76%) VMware
7 11 (10.78%) HP
8 9 (8.82%) Huawei
9 7 (6.86%) BT
9 7 (6.86%) IBM
10 5 (4.90%) Intel
11 4 (3.92%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.92%) Dell
11 4 (3.92%) Hitachi
11 4 (3.92%) Oracle
11 4 (3.92%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.94%) Avaya
12 3 (2.94%) Intel Security
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