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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 25 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.11% 4.87% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.96% 17.25% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -11.95%
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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
171 255 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.33% 28.21% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 81
Average daily rate £340 £351 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +21.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £258 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.10 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £41.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 29 (47.54%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
4 18 (29.51%) CCNP
4 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
5 17 (27.87%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) Linux
7 14 (22.95%) VoIP
8 13 (21.31%) CCNA
8 13 (21.31%) Windows
8 13 (21.31%) Juniper
8 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (19.67%) HP
10 11 (18.03%) MS Office
10 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
10 11 (18.03%) F5
10 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (16.39%) Broadband
11 10 (16.39%) UNIX
11 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
11 10 (16.39%) VPN
11 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
12 9 (14.75%) Oracle
12 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
12 9 (14.75%) Network Security
12 9 (14.75%) Huawei
13 8 (13.11%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) Lync
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.64%) Apache
6 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Office
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) VoIP
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (16.39%) Broadband
3 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 10 (16.39%) VPN
4 9 (14.75%) Network Security
5 8 (13.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (13.11%) Ethernet
6 7 (11.48%) PPP
6 7 (11.48%) BGP
6 7 (11.48%) xDSL
7 6 (9.84%) DSLAM
7 6 (9.84%) Wireless
7 6 (9.84%) ATM
7 6 (9.84%) WAN
8 5 (8.20%) LAN
8 5 (8.20%) VLAN
8 5 (8.20%) OSPF
9 4 (6.56%) MPLS
9 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
1 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (16.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Front Office
2 3 (4.92%) Back Office
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Architect
3 6 (9.84%) IP Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.92%) Taxonomies
4 3 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) Economics
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) Windows
3 10 (16.39%) UNIX
3 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.84%) Solaris
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000
5 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.48%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Validation
2 5 (8.20%) Migration
2 5 (8.20%) Service Management
2 5 (8.20%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
3 4 (6.56%) Change Control
3 4 (6.56%) Cyber Security
3 4 (6.56%) QMS
3 4 (6.56%) Quality Management
4 3 (4.92%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (4.92%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (4.92%) Analytics
4 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.92%) Network Management
4 3 (4.92%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (3.28%) Information Security
5 2 (3.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (1.64%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) Perl
3 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (29.51%) CCNP
3 13 (21.31%) CCNA
4 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
5 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
6 8 (13.11%) Degree
7 6 (9.84%) Sun Certification
7 6 (9.84%) SCSA
8 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (8.20%) CCIE
8 5 (8.20%) MCTS
9 3 (4.92%) CCSP
10 2 (3.28%) CCDP
10 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (3.28%) CISSP
10 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.28%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Cisco
2 19 (31.15%) CheckPoint
3 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
4 13 (21.31%) Juniper
5 12 (19.67%) HP
6 11 (18.03%) F5
7 9 (14.75%) Huawei
7 9 (14.75%) Oracle
8 8 (13.11%) VMware
9 7 (11.48%) Nokia
10 6 (9.84%) Veritas
10 6 (9.84%) Sun
11 5 (8.20%) Crossbeam
12 4 (6.56%) Ruckus Wireless
13 3 (4.92%) BT
13 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
13 3 (4.92%) Ericsson
14 2 (3.28%) Citrix
14 2 (3.28%) Redback
14 2 (3.28%) Radware
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