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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 21 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 54 24 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.20% 2.82% 5.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.23% 15.29% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 20
Median daily rate £388 £395 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £304 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +21.62%
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
214 157 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.57% 18.47% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 55 88
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 71 (63.96%) Cisco
2 48 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (36.94%) Windows
4 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
5 31 (27.93%) CCNP
6 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
7 29 (26.13%) DNS
8 28 (25.23%) WAN
8 28 (25.23%) CCNA
9 27 (24.32%) Juniper
9 27 (24.32%) VPN
10 26 (23.42%) Internet
11 25 (22.52%) Network Security
12 24 (21.62%) CheckPoint
13 23 (20.72%) MPLS
13 23 (20.72%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
15 21 (18.92%) Wireless
15 21 (18.92%) LAN
15 21 (18.92%) Linux
15 21 (18.92%) F5
16 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
16 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
17 18 (16.22%) IPsec
18 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
18 16 (14.41%) BGP
19 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (13.51%) HP
19 15 (13.51%) UAG
19 15 (13.51%) Data Centre

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 9 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) CloudStack
3 1 (0.90%) JBoss
3 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) MS Project
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) PaaS
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.13%) DNS
2 28 (25.23%) WAN
3 27 (24.32%) VPN
4 26 (23.42%) Internet
5 25 (22.52%) Network Security
6 23 (20.72%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (20.72%) MPLS
7 21 (18.92%) LAN
7 21 (18.92%) Wireless
8 19 (17.12%) TCP/IP
9 18 (16.22%) IPsec
10 16 (14.41%) BGP
11 13 (11.71%) Cisco PIX
11 13 (11.71%) Ethernet
12 12 (10.81%) Broadband
12 12 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (10.81%) OSPF
12 12 (10.81%) VLAN
13 11 (9.91%) SSL
14 10 (9.01%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) DB2
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) AppScan
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Finance
3 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Billing
3 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Back Office
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 21 (18.92%) Security Engineer
3 19 (17.12%) Consultant
4 12 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) IP Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.21%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) IP Security Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) IT Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) IT Security Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Web Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) ITIL Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.70%) RSS
2 2 (1.80%) CSS
2 2 (1.80%) Middleware
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (1.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.90%) REST
3 1 (0.90%) Servlets
3 1 (0.90%) SOAP
3 1 (0.90%) WCF
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.01%) PKI
3 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) IVR
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.94%) Windows
2 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.92%) Linux
4 6 (5.41%) Unix
5 2 (1.80%) AIX
5 2 (1.80%) Solaris
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) HPUX
6 1 (0.90%) SUSE
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) ITIL
2 11 (9.91%) Network Architecture
3 10 (9.01%) Change Management
3 10 (9.01%) Identity Management
3 10 (9.01%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 10 (9.01%) Project Management
3 10 (9.01%) Security Management
4 9 (8.11%) Network Design
4 9 (8.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 8 (7.21%) Data Analysis
5 8 (7.21%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.21%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.31%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (6.31%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (6.31%) High Availability
6 7 (6.31%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.41%) Migration
7 6 (5.41%) Network Management
7 6 (5.41%) SIEM
8 5 (4.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) Java
2 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.80%) C++
3 2 (1.80%) Perl
3 2 (1.80%) Python
3 2 (1.80%) SQL
4 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.90%) C
4 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.90%) Korn
4 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (27.93%) CCNP
3 28 (25.23%) CCNA
4 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
5 16 (14.41%) SC Cleared
6 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (8.11%) CCIE
7 9 (8.11%) CISSP
7 9 (8.11%) Degree
7 9 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (7.21%) MCP
8 8 (7.21%) MCSA
9 7 (6.31%) CCSA
9 7 (6.31%) CCSE
10 4 (3.60%) MCSE
11 3 (2.70%) CCA
11 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.70%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.70%) MCITP
11 3 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) UAG
2 11 (9.91%) Hyper-V
2 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) ISA Server
3 9 (8.11%) ProxySG
4 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) KVM
6 1 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.90%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) FortiGate
2 10 (9.01%) WSUS
3 3 (2.70%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.80%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.80%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (1.80%) Nagios
4 2 (1.80%) OPNET
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.90%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) Simpana
5 1 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.90%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 71 (63.96%) Cisco
2 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.32%) Juniper
4 24 (21.62%) CheckPoint
5 21 (18.92%) F5
6 15 (13.51%) HP
7 13 (11.71%) VMware
8 11 (9.91%) Blue Coat
8 11 (9.91%) IBM
9 10 (9.01%) Dell
10 9 (8.11%) Fortinet
10 9 (8.11%) Huawei
11 8 (7.21%) Citrix
11 8 (7.21%) Hitachi
11 8 (7.21%) Intel
12 5 (4.50%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (3.60%) Oracle
14 3 (2.70%) Intel Security
14 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.70%) TippingPoint