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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 44 37 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 39 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.11% 3.90% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.10% 15.60% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £190 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +800.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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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
192 250 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 25.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 33 (55.00%) Cisco
2 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 20 (33.33%) CCNP
4 15 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (23.33%) F5
5 14 (23.33%) Windows
5 14 (23.33%) Linux
6 13 (21.67%) Juniper
7 12 (20.00%) VMware
8 11 (18.33%) SAN
8 11 (18.33%) OSPF
9 10 (16.67%) Network Security
10 9 (15.00%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (15.00%) BGP
10 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
10 9 (15.00%) VoIP
10 9 (15.00%) WAN
10 9 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 8 (13.33%) LAN
11 8 (13.33%) CCIE
11 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) iSCSI
11 8 (13.33%) Lync
12 7 (11.67%) Office 365

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (15.00%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (13.33%) Lync
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (18.33%) SAN
3 11 (18.33%) OSPF
4 10 (16.67%) Network Security
5 9 (15.00%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (15.00%) BGP
5 9 (15.00%) VoIP
5 9 (15.00%) WAN
6 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (13.33%) LAN
6 8 (13.33%) iSCSI
7 6 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (10.00%) VLAN
7 6 (10.00%) VPN
8 5 (8.33%) RIP
8 5 (8.33%) BIG-IP
9 4 (6.67%) Wireless
9 4 (6.67%) IPsec
9 4 (6.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Front Office
2 2 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Consultant
3 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) IP Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) UNIX Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Expert
8 3 (5.00%) Migration Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.67%) IT Consultant
10 1 (1.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (1.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
1 14 (23.33%) Linux
2 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.67%) UNIX
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.33%) Migration
1 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
1 5 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (5.00%) Network Management
4 2 (3.33%) SIEM
4 2 (3.33%) Information Security
4 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.67%) Network Planning
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL
5 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.67%) Project Management
5 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.67%) Validation
5 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
1 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (5.00%) AWK
1 3 (5.00%) Korn
1 3 (5.00%) sed
2 1 (1.67%) Ruby
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (13.33%) CCIE
3 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) CCDP
5 6 (10.00%) CISSP
6 5 (8.33%) CCNA
7 4 (6.67%) JNCIS
8 3 (5.00%) CCSP
8 3 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.67%) GIAC
9 1 (1.67%) CCSA
9 1 (1.67%) CCSE
9 1 (1.67%) CCIP
9 1 (1.67%) Degree
9 1 (1.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 14 (23.33%) F5
4 13 (21.67%) Juniper
5 12 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 4 (6.67%) Tufin
6 4 (6.67%) HP
6 4 (6.67%) Mercator
6 4 (6.67%) McAfee
6 4 (6.67%) Nokia
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.00%) Radware
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.00%) Sun
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
7 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.00%) Redback
8 2 (3.33%) Huawei
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