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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 45 28 45
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 52 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.82% 5.48% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.29% 19.85% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 10
Average daily rate
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£395 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £258 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £460 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
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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
157 262 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.47% 27.61% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 85 74
Average daily rate £340 £325 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +19.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £275 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.15 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £33.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.84%) Cisco
3 19 (33.33%) CCNP
3 19 (33.33%) Linux
4 17 (29.82%) VoIP
5 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
6 15 (26.32%) SQL
6 15 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (24.56%) Juniper
8 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 11 (19.30%) CCNA
9 11 (19.30%) Windows
9 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
10 10 (17.54%) VPN
11 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 9 (15.79%) MS Office
11 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
11 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (14.04%) F5
12 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (14.04%) Huawei
12 8 (14.04%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
12 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
12 8 (14.04%) Oracle
12 8 (14.04%) UNIX
12 8 (14.04%) HP
12 8 (14.04%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
1 8 (14.04%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (8.77%) Lync
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Office
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) 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 17 (29.82%) VoIP
2 15 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (17.54%) VPN
4 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (14.04%) OSPF
5 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
6 7 (12.28%) VLAN
6 7 (12.28%) Cisco PIX
7 6 (10.53%) xDSL
7 6 (10.53%) Wireless
7 6 (10.53%) PPP
7 6 (10.53%) WAN
7 6 (10.53%) ATM
7 6 (10.53%) Broadband
7 6 (10.53%) LAN
7 6 (10.53%) BGP
7 6 (10.53%) DSLAM
8 5 (8.77%) SNMP
8 5 (8.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Front Office
2 3 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) IP Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Design Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.26%) Taxonomies
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) UNIX
3 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.53%) Solaris
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
3 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.77%) Service Management
3 5 (8.77%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (8.77%) Network Management
4 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.26%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (5.26%) Analytics
4 3 (5.26%) Cyber Security
4 3 (5.26%) Validation
4 3 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.75%) Project Management
6 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.75%) Information Security
6 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (33.33%) CCNP
3 11 (19.30%) CCNA
4 7 (12.28%) Degree
4 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) CCIE
5 6 (10.53%) SCSA
5 6 (10.53%) Sun Certification
6 5 (8.77%) CCDP
7 4 (7.02%) CCSP
7 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (7.02%) CISSP
7 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.26%) MCTS
8 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CCA
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
1 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Cisco
2 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) CheckPoint
3 14 (24.56%) Juniper
4 8 (14.04%) Oracle
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
4 8 (14.04%) Huawei
4 8 (14.04%) F5
5 6 (10.53%) Veritas
5 6 (10.53%) Sun
6 4 (7.02%) Nokia
6 4 (7.02%) Redback
6 4 (7.02%) Radware
6 4 (7.02%) Ruckus Wireless
7 3 (5.26%) BT
7 3 (5.26%) McAfee
7 3 (5.26%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.51%) Citrix
8 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
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