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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 37 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.46% 3.23% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.40% 13.67% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 17
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£360 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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
189 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.07% 23.62% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 24 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (30.43%) Windows
4 20 (28.99%) WAN
5 19 (27.54%) Juniper
6 18 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 18 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (24.64%) CCNP
7 17 (24.64%) LAN
8 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.29%) F5
10 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.39%) VPN
10 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
11 11 (15.94%) VMware
11 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.94%) Network Security
12 10 (14.49%) Lync
12 10 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (14.49%) CCIE
12 10 (14.49%) Internet
12 10 (14.49%) SQL
13 9 (13.04%) DMZ
13 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 9 (13.04%) OSPF
13 9 (13.04%) CCNA
13 9 (13.04%) SAN
13 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Lync
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) Apache
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) WAN
2 18 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (24.64%) LAN
4 12 (17.39%) VPN
5 11 (15.94%) Network Security
6 10 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (14.49%) Internet
7 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 9 (13.04%) SAN
7 9 (13.04%) DMZ
7 9 (13.04%) OSPF
8 8 (11.59%) MPLS
9 7 (10.14%) BGP
10 6 (8.70%) BIG-IP
10 6 (8.70%) VLAN
11 5 (7.25%) IPsec
11 5 (7.25%) DNS
11 5 (7.25%) Ethernet
11 5 (7.25%) VoIP
11 5 (7.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 8 (11.59%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) IP Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Desktop Technician
5 4 (5.80%) IT Support
5 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.80%) Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Network Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco Expert
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
1 1 (1.45%) OLE
1 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.45%) Blog
2 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.45%) iPad
2 1 (1.45%) Kindle
2 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.25%) UNIX
4 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.70%) ITIL
2 5 (7.25%) Service Management
2 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.80%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (5.80%) Information Security
4 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.35%) Migration
4 3 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Network Management
5 2 (2.90%) SIEM
5 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.90%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (2.90%) Project Management
6 1 (1.45%) CRM
6 1 (1.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.45%) Network Design
6 1 (1.45%) Network Planning
6 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.35%) AWK
4 3 (4.35%) sed
4 3 (4.35%) Korn
5 2 (2.90%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.64%) CCNP
3 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.49%) CCIE
5 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.04%) CCNA
6 6 (8.70%) Degree
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) CCDP
7 4 (5.80%) CISSP
7 4 (5.80%) MCSE
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.35%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
9 1 (1.45%) CCSA
9 1 (1.45%) CCSE
9 1 (1.45%) CCSP
9 1 (1.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 19 (27.54%) Juniper
3 18 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 14 (20.29%) F5
5 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 11 (15.94%) VMware
7 7 (10.14%) Citrix
7 7 (10.14%) Blue Coat
8 6 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 5 (7.25%) HP
10 3 (4.35%) Sun
10 3 (4.35%) Oracle
10 3 (4.35%) Nokia
10 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.35%) Mercator
10 3 (4.35%) Tufin
11 2 (2.90%) Symantec
11 2 (2.90%) McAfee
11 2 (2.90%) Websense
12 1 (1.45%) Radware
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