The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 50 21 40
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 67 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.48% 6.73% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.40% 23.43% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 7
Median daily rate £320 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £455 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
173 286 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.83% 28.71% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 151 77
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (56.25%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (33.33%) Juniper
3 16 (33.33%) WAN
4 15 (31.25%) Windows
4 15 (31.25%) CCNA
4 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 13 (27.08%) VPN
6 12 (25.00%) CCNP
6 12 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (22.92%) MPLS
7 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.92%) LAN
7 11 (22.92%) VMware
8 10 (20.83%) Network Security
9 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto
9 9 (18.75%) Network Management
9 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
10 8 (16.67%) OSPF
11 7 (14.58%) BGP
11 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.58%) SNMP
11 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (12.50%) xDSL
12 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.50%) Finance
12 6 (12.50%) Change Management
12 6 (12.50%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
1 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) WAN
2 13 (27.08%) VPN
3 11 (22.92%) LAN
3 11 (22.92%) MPLS
4 10 (20.83%) Network Security
5 8 (16.67%) OSPF
6 7 (14.58%) BGP
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (14.58%) SNMP
7 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 6 (12.50%) PPP
7 6 (12.50%) VoIP
7 6 (12.50%) Wireless
7 6 (12.50%) xDSL
8 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.33%) DSL
9 4 (8.33%) L2TP
9 4 (8.33%) WLAN
9 4 (8.33%) X.21
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.17%) Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
1 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Solaris
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
1 9 (18.75%) Network Management
2 6 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) Network Design
4 3 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.17%) Line Management
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) Information Security
6 1 (2.08%) Migration
6 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) SIEM
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (31.25%) CCNA
3 12 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (6.25%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCDA
5 2 (4.17%) CCVP
5 2 (4.17%) CISA
5 2 (4.17%) CISM
5 2 (4.17%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) SCSA
5 2 (4.17%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCDP
6 1 (2.08%) CCIP
6 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) OPNET
2 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Netcool
2 1 (2.08%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.08%) TrustSec
2 1 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Juniper
3 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 12 (25.00%) Citrix
5 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.92%) VMware
6 9 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.42%) F5
8 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.25%) Arista
9 3 (6.25%) HP
9 3 (6.25%) Huawei
9 3 (6.25%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) Sourcefire
10 2 (4.17%) Sun
10 2 (4.17%) Veritas
11 1 (2.08%) Clearswift
11 1 (2.08%) Mitel
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