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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 66 33
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -33
Contract jobs citing Firewall 37 13 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.25% 1.31% 5.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.97% 5.68% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 28
Average daily rate
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£425 £345 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £283 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.36 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+43.98% -33.22%
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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
218 229 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.06% 22.99% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 44 (49.44%) Cisco
2 33 (37.08%) Juniper
3 31 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (34.83%) CheckPoint
4 28 (31.46%) VPN
4 28 (31.46%) WAN
5 26 (29.21%) Windows
5 26 (29.21%) F5
6 21 (23.60%) LAN
6 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
7 20 (22.47%) DNS
8 19 (21.35%) CCIE
8 19 (21.35%) VoIP
8 19 (21.35%) OSPF
8 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
10 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
10 17 (19.10%) CCNP
10 17 (19.10%) IPsec
10 17 (19.10%) Blue Coat
11 16 (17.98%) Cisco PIX
11 16 (17.98%) MPLS
11 16 (17.98%) ITIL
12 15 (16.85%) SNMP
12 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
13 14 (15.73%) Network Security
13 14 (15.73%) Network Management
13 14 (15.73%) BIG-IP
13 14 (15.73%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (20.22%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.61%) Apache
3 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.87%) Lync
5 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (12.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (31.46%) WAN
1 28 (31.46%) VPN
2 21 (23.60%) LAN
3 20 (22.47%) DNS
4 19 (21.35%) VoIP
4 19 (21.35%) OSPF
5 18 (20.22%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (19.10%) IPsec
7 16 (17.98%) MPLS
7 16 (17.98%) Cisco PIX
8 15 (16.85%) SNMP
9 14 (15.73%) BIG-IP
9 14 (15.73%) Internet
9 14 (15.73%) Network Security
10 13 (14.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (14.61%) BGP
11 11 (12.36%) FWSM
12 10 (11.24%) SSL
13 9 (10.11%) NetScaler
14 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.37%) MySQL
3 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Back Office
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.98%) IP Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Design Engineer
3 14 (15.73%) Security Engineer
4 12 (13.48%) Consultant
5 10 (11.24%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Architect
6 7 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Security Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Support Technician
7 5 (5.62%) IT Support Technician
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) IT Support
7 5 (5.62%) Desktop Technician
8 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) .NET
1 3 (3.37%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) OLE
2 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) PKI
2 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.12%) Clustering
3 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.12%) SecurID
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) Blog
3 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.21%) Windows
2 19 (21.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.48%) Linux
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.99%) UNIX
7 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Network Management
3 11 (12.36%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.11%) Network Design
5 8 (8.99%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
7 6 (6.74%) Service Management
8 5 (5.62%) Information Security
9 4 (4.49%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.49%) High Availability
9 4 (4.49%) Project Management
9 4 (4.49%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.37%) Change Management
10 3 (3.37%) Security Management
10 3 (3.37%) Workflow
10 3 (3.37%) Network Architecture
11 2 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 7 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.37%) Java
4 2 (2.25%) Perl
4 2 (2.25%) C++
5 1 (1.12%) C
5 1 (1.12%) Python
5 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (21.35%) CCIE
3 17 (19.10%) CCNP
4 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
5 14 (15.73%) Degree
5 14 (15.73%) CISSP
6 12 (13.48%) CCNA
6 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
6 12 (13.48%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (10.11%) CCSP
8 8 (8.99%) CCDP
9 6 (6.74%) MCSE
10 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.37%) MCSA
12 1 (1.12%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) ProxySG
4 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.37%) KVM
6 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) XenApp
7 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Cisco
2 33 (37.08%) Juniper
3 31 (34.83%) CheckPoint
4 26 (29.21%) F5
5 17 (19.10%) Blue Coat
5 17 (19.10%) Microsoft
6 13 (14.61%) Nokia
7 11 (12.36%) VMware
8 10 (11.24%) Citrix
9 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.49%) HP
11 3 (3.37%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.37%) Radware
11 3 (3.37%) Redback
12 2 (2.25%) Huawei
12 2 (2.25%) Symantec
12 2 (2.25%) McAfee
12 2 (2.25%) Websense
13 1 (1.12%) AppSense
13 1 (1.12%) Apple
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