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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 28 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.01% 5.38% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 22.08% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 10
Average daily rate
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£381 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £214 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 26 (45.61%) Cisco
1 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.84%) CCNP
3 20 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 18 (31.58%) Linux
6 16 (28.07%) Juniper
7 15 (26.32%) VoIP
8 14 (24.56%) F5
8 14 (24.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (21.05%) VMware
10 11 (19.30%) SQL
10 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
11 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
12 9 (15.79%) OSPF
12 9 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (15.79%) VPN
12 9 (15.79%) Windows
12 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) iSCSI
13 8 (14.04%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (14.04%) WAN
13 8 (14.04%) LAN
13 8 (14.04%) CCNA
13 8 (14.04%) CCDP
14 7 (12.28%) HP
14 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
14 7 (12.28%) Network Security
14 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.28%) Reverse Engineering

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.79%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.77%) Lync
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (26.32%) VoIP
3 14 (24.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (15.79%) OSPF
4 9 (15.79%) VPN
5 8 (14.04%) iSCSI
5 8 (14.04%) Cisco PIX
5 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 8 (14.04%) LAN
6 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
6 7 (12.28%) Network Security
7 6 (10.53%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.53%) BGP
7 6 (10.53%) Wireless
7 6 (10.53%) VLAN
8 5 (8.77%) IPsec
8 5 (8.77%) RIP
8 5 (8.77%) SNMP
8 5 (8.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (7.02%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Front Office
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) IP Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Design Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Taxonomies
2 3 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.75%) Economics
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Linux
2 9 (15.79%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) UNIX
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Solaris
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 6 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (8.77%) Network Management
4 4 (7.02%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Service Management
5 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
5 3 (5.26%) Analytics
5 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.26%) Malware Analysis
6 2 (3.51%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.51%) ITIL
7 1 (1.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.75%) Information Security
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
2 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.84%) CCNP
3 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) CCDP
5 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) CCIE
7 5 (8.77%) CISSP
7 5 (8.77%) Degree
8 4 (7.02%) Sun Certification
8 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (7.02%) CCSP
8 4 (7.02%) JNCIS
8 4 (7.02%) SCSA
9 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) MCTS
10 1 (1.75%) CCA
10 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Cisco
2 19 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 16 (28.07%) Juniper
4 14 (24.56%) F5
5 12 (21.05%) VMware
6 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.28%) HP
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle
8 6 (10.53%) Huawei
9 4 (7.02%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (7.02%) Mercator
9 4 (7.02%) Nokia
9 4 (7.02%) Veritas
9 4 (7.02%) Sun
9 4 (7.02%) McAfee
9 4 (7.02%) Radware
9 4 (7.02%) Redback
10 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.26%) BT
10 3 (5.26%) Citrix