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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 40 26 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 36 60 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.52% 5.59% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.48% 22.99% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 7
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£331 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £191 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £448 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £180.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.27% +800.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -8.43%
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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
206 261 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.12% 24.32% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 98 74
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 21 (31.82%) CCNP
6 19 (28.79%) Linux
7 17 (25.76%) VMware
8 16 (24.24%) Juniper
8 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (22.73%) F5
9 15 (22.73%) VoIP
10 12 (18.18%) Windows
11 11 (16.67%) SQL
11 11 (16.67%) OSPF
12 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.15%) LAN
13 9 (13.64%) VPN
13 9 (13.64%) WAN
13 9 (13.64%) SAN
13 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
13 9 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (12.12%) Network Security
14 8 (12.12%) iSCSI
14 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.12%) BGP
14 8 (12.12%) CCDP
14 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
14 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
15 7 (10.61%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.61%) Lync
4 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
3 15 (22.73%) VoIP
4 11 (16.67%) OSPF
5 10 (15.15%) LAN
6 9 (13.64%) WAN
6 9 (13.64%) VPN
6 9 (13.64%) SAN
6 9 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (12.12%) Network Security
7 8 (12.12%) iSCSI
7 8 (12.12%) BGP
8 6 (9.09%) Wireless
8 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (9.09%) RIP
8 6 (9.09%) VLAN
8 6 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (7.58%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.58%) FWSM
9 5 (7.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Front Office
2 3 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) IP Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Security Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Network Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Office 365 Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Technician
9 2 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Taxonomies
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.52%) Economics
2 1 (1.52%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Linux
2 12 (18.18%) Windows
3 7 (10.61%) UNIX
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.61%) Migration
1 7 (10.61%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 6 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (7.58%) Network Management
4 4 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
4 4 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.55%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (4.55%) Analytics
5 3 (4.55%) Cyber Security
5 3 (4.55%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.03%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL
6 2 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.52%) Validation
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (1.52%) sed
3 1 (1.52%) C
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.52%) AWK
3 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (31.82%) CCNP
3 8 (12.12%) CCDP
3 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) CCNA
4 7 (10.61%) CCIE
5 6 (9.09%) CISSP
6 4 (6.06%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (6.06%) JNCIS
6 4 (6.06%) Degree
6 4 (6.06%) CCSP
7 3 (4.55%) SCSA
7 3 (4.55%) Sun Certification
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CCSA
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CCA
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 17 (25.76%) VMware
4 16 (24.24%) Juniper
5 15 (22.73%) F5
6 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.09%) HP
7 6 (9.09%) Oracle
8 5 (7.58%) Huawei
9 4 (6.06%) Sun
9 4 (6.06%) Nokia
9 4 (6.06%) Redback
9 4 (6.06%) Radware
9 4 (6.06%) Mercator
9 4 (6.06%) McAfee
10 3 (4.55%) BT
10 3 (4.55%) Veritas
10 3 (4.55%) Ericsson
10 3 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (3.03%) Fortinet
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