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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 47 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.18% 1.82% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.15% 7.56% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £149 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-12.08% -6.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
259 225 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.56% 24.04% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 81 96
Average daily rate £338 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £131 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -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 11 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 11 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 59 (57.84%) Cisco
2 40 (39.22%) CheckPoint
3 35 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (33.33%) Juniper
5 31 (30.39%) DNS
6 29 (28.43%) WAN
6 29 (28.43%) VPN
7 28 (27.45%) F5
8 26 (25.49%) Windows
8 26 (25.49%) MPLS
9 23 (22.55%) LAN
9 23 (22.55%) VoIP
9 23 (22.55%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
10 22 (21.57%) Telecoms
11 21 (20.59%) OSPF
12 20 (19.61%) CCNP
12 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (18.63%) CCIE
13 19 (18.63%) ITIL
13 19 (18.63%) BGP
13 19 (18.63%) Cisco PIX
14 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (17.65%) IPsec
14 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
15 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 16 (15.69%) Network Security
16 16 (15.69%) CCNA
16 16 (15.69%) FortiGate
17 15 (14.71%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 18 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.75%) Apache
3 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.96%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) Lync
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (30.39%) DNS
2 29 (28.43%) VPN
2 29 (28.43%) WAN
3 26 (25.49%) MPLS
4 23 (22.55%) LAN
4 23 (22.55%) VoIP
4 23 (22.55%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (20.59%) OSPF
6 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (18.63%) Cisco PIX
7 19 (18.63%) BGP
8 18 (17.65%) IPsec
9 16 (15.69%) Network Security
10 14 (13.73%) SNMP
11 13 (12.75%) BIG-IP
11 13 (12.75%) FWSM
12 10 (9.80%) Internet
13 8 (7.84%) SSL
14 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
14 7 (6.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.94%) MySQL
General
1 22 (21.57%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.78%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) IP Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 11 (10.78%) Consultant
5 9 (8.82%) Architect
5 9 (8.82%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Network Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.90%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.90%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) Middleware
2 4 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) WAP
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.98%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.90%) PKI
2 4 (3.92%) Kindle
3 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.98%) Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.98%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.49%) Windows
2 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (14.71%) Linux
4 12 (11.76%) UNIX
5 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.98%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) ITIL
2 14 (13.73%) Network Management
3 10 (9.80%) Network Design
4 9 (8.82%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.84%) Change Management
5 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.86%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.90%) High Availability
7 5 (4.90%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.90%) Requirements Management
7 5 (4.90%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.90%) Migration
7 5 (4.90%) Service Management
8 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.92%) Data Security
8 4 (3.92%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.92%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (2.94%) SIEM
9 3 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) SQL
2 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.94%) Java
3 3 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (1.96%) C
4 2 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) Python
5 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.61%) CCNP
3 19 (18.63%) CCIE
4 16 (15.69%) CCNA
5 15 (14.71%) Security Cleared
6 14 (13.73%) CISSP
7 12 (11.76%) CCSP
7 12 (11.76%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (9.80%) Degree
8 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
9 9 (8.82%) CCDP
10 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.94%) MCSE
12 3 (2.94%) MCSA
13 2 (1.96%) CCSA
14 1 (0.98%) CCSE
14 1 (0.98%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.92%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.90%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.92%) KVM
6 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.98%) Nmap
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) SCOM
3 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (57.84%) Cisco
2 40 (39.22%) CheckPoint
3 34 (33.33%) Juniper
4 28 (27.45%) F5
5 17 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 14 (13.73%) VMware
7 13 (12.75%) Blue Coat
8 11 (10.78%) Nokia
9 8 (7.84%) Huawei
10 7 (6.86%) Citrix
11 6 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (2.94%) Radware
12 3 (2.94%) Redback
12 3 (2.94%) HP
12 3 (2.94%) Ericsson
13 2 (1.96%) Oracle
13 2 (1.96%) Symantec
13 2 (1.96%) Fortinet
14 1 (0.98%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.98%) Tufin
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