The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 29 61 39
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.77% 1.76% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.00% 7.33% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 57 (56.44%) Cisco
2 37 (36.63%) CheckPoint
3 36 (35.64%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (31.68%) VPN
5 31 (30.69%) Juniper
5 31 (30.69%) WAN
6 28 (27.72%) F5
7 26 (25.74%) Windows
7 26 (25.74%) DNS
8 25 (24.75%) LAN
9 24 (23.76%) VoIP
10 23 (22.77%) Active Directory
10 23 (22.77%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (21.78%) MPLS
12 21 (20.79%) OSPF
13 20 (19.80%) CCIE
13 20 (19.80%) CCNP
13 20 (19.80%) Cisco PIX
14 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (18.81%) MS Exchange
14 19 (18.81%) Telecoms
15 18 (17.82%) BGP
15 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
16 17 (16.83%) Network Security
16 17 (16.83%) ITIL
16 17 (16.83%) IPsec
17 16 (15.84%) CCNA
17 16 (15.84%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (15.84%) FortiGate
18 15 (14.85%) SNMP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (18.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) Apache
3 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
4 2 (1.98%) Lync
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (31.68%) VPN
2 31 (30.69%) WAN
3 26 (25.74%) DNS
4 25 (24.75%) LAN
5 24 (23.76%) VoIP
6 23 (22.77%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (21.78%) MPLS
8 21 (20.79%) OSPF
9 20 (19.80%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (17.82%) BGP
11 17 (16.83%) Network Security
11 17 (16.83%) IPsec
12 16 (15.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (14.85%) SNMP
14 14 (13.86%) BIG-IP
15 13 (12.87%) FWSM
16 9 (8.91%) Internet
17 8 (7.92%) SSL
18 7 (6.93%) NetScaler
19 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.97%) MySQL
General
1 19 (18.81%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.88%) Finance
3 4 (3.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Billing
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (17.82%) IP Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.83%) Security Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) Design Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Consultant
5 8 (7.92%) Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.94%) Network Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.94%) NOC Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) .NET
1 4 (3.96%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) OLE
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) PKI
2 4 (3.96%) Kindle
3 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.99%) SecurID
4 1 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Windows
2 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.87%) Linux
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.89%) UNIX
6 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Network Management
3 9 (8.91%) Network Design
3 9 (8.91%) Load Balancing
4 8 (7.92%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.94%) Change Management
7 5 (4.95%) Migration
7 5 (4.95%) Programme Management
7 5 (4.95%) Requirements Management
7 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.95%) High Availability
8 4 (3.96%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (3.96%) Service Management
8 4 (3.96%) Data Security
9 3 (2.97%) Security Management
9 3 (2.97%) Workflow
9 3 (2.97%) Project Management
9 3 (2.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.97%) Java
3 3 (2.97%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) C
4 2 (1.98%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (35.64%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.80%) CCIE
2 20 (19.80%) CCNP
3 16 (15.84%) CCNA
4 15 (14.85%) Security Cleared
5 14 (13.86%) CISSP
6 12 (11.88%) CCSP
6 12 (11.88%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (10.89%) Degree
7 11 (10.89%) SC Cleared
8 9 (8.91%) CCDP
9 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.96%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.96%) MCSE
11 3 (2.97%) MCSA
12 2 (1.98%) CCSA
13 1 (0.99%) CCSE
13 1 (0.99%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.96%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.99%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.94%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.97%) KVM
5 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) Nmap
6 1 (0.99%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.98%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
3 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 57 (56.44%) Cisco
2 37 (36.63%) CheckPoint
3 31 (30.69%) Juniper
4 28 (27.72%) F5
5 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
6 14 (13.86%) Blue Coat
7 13 (12.87%) VMware
8 11 (10.89%) Nokia
9 8 (7.92%) Citrix
10 5 (4.95%) Huawei
11 3 (2.97%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (2.97%) Ericsson
11 3 (2.97%) HP
11 3 (2.97%) Radware
11 3 (2.97%) Redback
12 2 (1.98%) Symantec
12 2 (1.98%) McAfee
13 1 (0.99%) Apple
13 1 (0.99%) AppSense
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