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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 34 27 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +38
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.43% 4.76% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 17.15% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 6
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£349 £425 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +23.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £292 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 34 (47.22%) Cisco
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (26.39%) CheckPoint
5 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 18 (25.00%) SQL
6 17 (23.61%) Juniper
7 16 (22.22%) CCNP
7 16 (22.22%) Network Security
8 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 15 (20.83%) Windows
9 14 (19.44%) Linux
9 14 (19.44%) CCNA
9 14 (19.44%) HP
10 13 (18.06%) VPN
10 13 (18.06%) UNIX
11 12 (16.67%) Oracle
11 12 (16.67%) F5
11 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (15.28%) MS Office
12 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
12 11 (15.28%) Ethernet
12 11 (15.28%) VMware
13 10 (13.89%) VoIP
13 10 (13.89%) Broadband
13 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
13 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (13.89%) Degree
13 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.50%) PCI DSS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.17%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) PaaS
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (22.22%) Network Security
3 13 (18.06%) VPN
4 11 (15.28%) Ethernet
5 10 (13.89%) Broadband
5 10 (13.89%) VoIP
6 9 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (12.50%) BGP
7 8 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (11.11%) DNS
8 7 (9.72%) PPP
8 7 (9.72%) LAN
8 7 (9.72%) xDSL
8 7 (9.72%) VLAN
9 6 (8.33%) OSPF
9 6 (8.33%) Wireless
9 6 (8.33%) DSLAM
9 6 (8.33%) WAN
9 6 (8.33%) ATM
10 5 (6.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) DB2
1 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.17%) Data Mining
1 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.39%) Front Office
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Architect
3 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) IP Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Consultant
4 5 (6.94%) Security Consultant
4 5 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Cyber Security Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Network Specialist
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) SOAP
2 3 (4.17%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.94%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.56%) Clustering
5 4 (5.56%) PKI
6 3 (4.17%) Taxonomies
6 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) CESG
7 1 (1.39%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Linux
3 13 (18.06%) UNIX
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Solaris
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 2000
7 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ITIL
2 6 (8.33%) Cyber Security
3 5 (6.94%) Change Control
3 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.94%) QMS
3 5 (6.94%) Service Management
3 5 (6.94%) Quality Management
3 5 (6.94%) Validation
4 4 (5.56%) Migration
4 4 (5.56%) Information Security
4 4 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.17%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (4.17%) SDLC
5 3 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.17%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (4.17%) Time Management
5 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.17%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.94%) Perl
3 3 (4.17%) C++
3 3 (4.17%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.22%) CCNP
3 15 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 14 (19.44%) CCNA
5 10 (13.89%) Degree
5 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) Sun Certification
6 6 (8.33%) SCSA
7 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.94%) MCTS
8 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.56%) CCIE
9 2 (2.78%) CCSP
9 2 (2.78%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.78%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.39%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.78%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 34 (47.22%) Cisco
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.39%) CheckPoint
4 17 (23.61%) Juniper
5 14 (19.44%) HP
6 12 (16.67%) Oracle
6 12 (16.67%) F5
7 11 (15.28%) VMware
8 9 (12.50%) Huawei
9 8 (11.11%) Fortinet
10 7 (9.72%) Nokia
11 6 (8.33%) Veritas
11 6 (8.33%) Sun
11 6 (8.33%) Crossbeam
12 4 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
13 3 (4.17%) Citrix
14 2 (2.78%) Meraki
15 1 (1.39%) Aerohive Networks
15 1 (1.39%) TippingPoint
15 1 (1.39%) ProCurve
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