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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 45 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.72% 3.03% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 13.04% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 8
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£363 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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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
184 230 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.40% 23.26% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 32 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (32.81%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (29.69%) CheckPoint
5 18 (28.13%) CCNP
6 17 (26.56%) Windows
7 16 (25.00%) Juniper
8 14 (21.88%) WAN
9 13 (20.31%) Linux
9 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
9 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
10 12 (18.75%) LAN
10 12 (18.75%) VMware
10 12 (18.75%) Lync
10 12 (18.75%) F5
11 11 (17.19%) Network Security
11 11 (17.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (15.63%) SAN
12 10 (15.63%) OSPF
13 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
13 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
13 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.50%) CCIE
15 7 (10.94%) DMZ
15 7 (10.94%) BGP
15 7 (10.94%) VPN
15 7 (10.94%) SQL
15 7 (10.94%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.75%) Lync
3 8 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (21.88%) WAN
3 12 (18.75%) LAN
4 11 (17.19%) Network Security
4 11 (17.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (15.63%) SAN
5 10 (15.63%) OSPF
6 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.94%) DMZ
7 7 (10.94%) BGP
7 7 (10.94%) VPN
7 7 (10.94%) VLAN
8 6 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (9.38%) VoIP
8 6 (9.38%) Internet
8 6 (9.38%) iSCSI
8 6 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (7.81%) MPLS
9 5 (7.81%) RIP
9 5 (7.81%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.56%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Consultant
3 9 (14.06%) Security Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) IP Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Technician
7 3 (4.69%) Cisco Expert
7 3 (4.69%) UNIX Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Migration Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) IT Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Kindle
2 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.56%) Blog
2 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.25%) UNIX
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
2 5 (7.81%) Protective Monitoring
3 4 (6.25%) Migration
3 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.69%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.69%) Information Security
5 2 (3.13%) Service Management
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (3.13%) SIEM
5 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.13%) Network Management
6 1 (1.56%) DevOps
6 1 (1.56%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (1.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.56%) Network Design
6 1 (1.56%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) sed
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.69%) AWK
2 3 (4.69%) Korn
3 1 (1.56%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) Java
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (28.13%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) CCIE
5 6 (9.38%) CCDP
6 5 (7.81%) CCNA
6 5 (7.81%) CISSP
7 4 (6.25%) Degree
7 4 (6.25%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.13%) MCSE
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.13%) CCSP
9 1 (1.56%) CCIP
9 1 (1.56%) CCSE
9 1 (1.56%) CCSA
9 1 (1.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (29.69%) CheckPoint
3 16 (25.00%) Juniper
4 12 (18.75%) VMware
4 12 (18.75%) F5
5 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.38%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.81%) HP
7 5 (7.81%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.25%) Mercator
8 4 (6.25%) McAfee
8 4 (6.25%) Nokia
8 4 (6.25%) Citrix
8 4 (6.25%) Tufin
9 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.69%) Oracle
9 3 (4.69%) Sun
10 2 (3.13%) Redback
10 2 (3.13%) Websense
10 2 (3.13%) Radware