Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 182 152 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.51% 3.83% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.58% 16.83% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 106 150
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.51% +0.73%
10th Percentile £298 £310 £219
90th Percentile £638 £569 £539
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £55.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.13% +41.03% +122.86%
10th Percentile £17.25 £11.25 £30.85
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -30.43% +19.48%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 772 903 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.13% 22.77% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 437 534
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.60% +0.07%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £238
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £15.65
90th Percentile £40.25 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 61 £400 +14.29% 21
Bracknell +21 54 £363 - 7
Slough +11 18 £363 -7.64% 3
Maidenhead -7 5 £475 -5.00% 3
Newbury -19 4 £413 -8.33%
Wokingham - 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 91 (50.00%) Cisco
2 54 (29.67%) Security Cleared
3 52 (28.57%) Windows
4 46 (25.27%) VMware
5 44 (24.18%) Linux
6 38 (20.88%) Juniper
7 37 (20.33%) SC Cleared
8 35 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 32 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (17.03%) Load Balancing
10 31 (17.03%) Citrix
11 28 (15.38%) DNS
12 26 (14.29%) VPN
12 26 (14.29%) CCNP
13 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
13 25 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (13.74%) Network Security
14 24 (13.19%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (13.19%) Network Management
14 24 (13.19%) Data Centre
14 24 (13.19%) Windows Server
14 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
14 24 (13.19%) WAN
15 23 (12.64%) SQL
15 23 (12.64%) IaaS
16 22 (12.09%) ITIL
16 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
17 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
17 21 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 16 (8.79%) IIS
2 10 (5.49%) Confluence
3 9 (4.95%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.75%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.65%) Liferay
9 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.55%) Apache
10 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.55%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.55%) JBoss
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (12.64%) IaaS
3 20 (10.99%) Office 365
4 18 (9.89%) PaaS
5 8 (4.40%) SaaS
6 7 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 28 (15.38%) DNS
3 26 (14.29%) VPN
4 25 (13.74%) Network Security
5 24 (13.19%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (13.19%) WAN
6 21 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (10.99%) SAN
8 19 (10.44%) LAN
9 18 (9.89%) Cisco ISE
10 14 (7.69%) DHCP
11 13 (7.14%) NAS
12 12 (6.59%) Internet
13 11 (6.04%) IPsec
14 10 (5.49%) Ethernet
14 10 (5.49%) MPLS
14 10 (5.49%) NX-OS
14 10 (5.49%) Reverse Proxy
14 10 (5.49%) VLAN
15 9 (4.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.49%) Apache Cassandra
2 10 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.75%) DB2
3 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.20%) MySQL
4 4 (2.20%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.65%) JasperReports
5 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Eclipse
1 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.49%) JIRA
1 10 (5.49%) Maven
1 10 (5.49%) NuGet
1 10 (5.49%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (5.49%) TeamCity
1 10 (5.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.65%) MSI
3 2 (1.10%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.10%) Hudson
3 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.75%) Retail
3 4 (2.20%) French Language
4 3 (1.65%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.10%) Finance
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (24.73%) Architect
2 37 (20.33%) Network Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) Network Architect
4 15 (8.24%) Analyst
5 12 (6.59%) Administrator
5 12 (6.59%) Security Architect
6 11 (6.04%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.49%) Developer
7 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Domain Architect
8 9 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (4.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.30%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) REST
2 10 (5.49%) .NET
3 9 (4.95%) .NET Core
4 7 (3.85%) Web Services
5 4 (2.20%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.20%) X-Windows
6 3 (1.65%) Java EE
6 3 (1.65%) LDAP
7 2 (1.10%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.95%) Private Cloud
4 8 (4.40%) Replication
5 6 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.20%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.10%) Clustering
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) iPhone
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.10%) User Experience
9 2 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Windows
2 44 (24.18%) Linux
3 24 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.04%) Unix
5 11 (6.04%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.65%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.10%) AIX
12 2 (1.10%) Solaris
12 2 (1.10%) SUSE
13 1 (0.55%) CentOS
13 1 (0.55%) HPUX
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.03%) Load Balancing
2 24 (13.19%) Network Management
3 22 (12.09%) ITIL
4 20 (10.99%) SIEM
5 18 (9.89%) Network Design
6 16 (8.79%) Change Control
7 13 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.04%) Microservices
10 10 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.49%) DevOps
10 10 (5.49%) Low Latency
10 10 (5.49%) Multithreading
10 10 (5.49%) Open Source
10 10 (5.49%) Security Architecture
11 9 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.95%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.95%) SDLC
11 9 (4.95%) TDD
12 8 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.64%) SQL
2 17 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.14%) Java
4 10 (5.49%) C#
4 10 (5.49%) C++
4 10 (5.49%) CQL
5 6 (3.30%) Python
6 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.75%) Perl
6 5 (2.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 4 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.65%) C
8 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.10%) C-shell
9 2 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 54 (29.67%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.33%) SC Cleared
3 35 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (14.29%) CCNP
5 20 (10.99%) DV Cleared
6 15 (8.24%) CCIE
7 12 (6.59%) CCNA
8 8 (4.40%) Degree
8 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.85%) CISSP
9 7 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (3.30%) CCSE
10 6 (3.30%) MCSA
10 6 (3.30%) MCSE
11 5 (2.75%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.20%) CISA
12 4 (2.20%) CISM
12 4 (2.20%) JNCIE
12 4 (2.20%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.65%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.95%) ISO 9001
3 8 (4.40%) QA
4 6 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.30%) SLA
5 5 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.10%) PMO
7 1 (0.55%) COBIT
7 1 (0.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.14%) vSphere
4 8 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.30%) XenApp
5 6 (3.30%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.75%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.20%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.10%) Docker
8 2 (1.10%) XenServer
9 1 (0.55%) Firmware
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
9 1 (0.55%) Openswan
9 1 (0.55%) Samba
9 1 (0.55%) Snort
9 1 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (8.79%) SCOM
2 10 (5.49%) Opsview
3 9 (4.95%) SCCM
4 7 (3.85%) SCSM
5 6 (3.30%) FortiGate
5 6 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.65%) Ansible
7 3 (1.65%) EnCase
7 3 (1.65%) Nagios
7 3 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.65%) QRadar
8 2 (1.10%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (1.10%) Netcool
8 2 (1.10%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (1.10%) Stealthwatch
8 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (1.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 91 (50.00%) Cisco
2 46 (25.27%) VMware
3 38 (20.88%) Juniper
4 31 (17.03%) Citrix
5 25 (13.74%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.09%) Microsoft
7 21 (11.54%) SolarWinds
8 20 (10.99%) Oracle
9 17 (9.34%) Palo Alto
10 16 (8.79%) F5
11 14 (7.69%) HP
12 9 (4.95%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.85%) IBM
14 6 (3.30%) Apple
14 6 (3.30%) Arista
14 6 (3.30%) Forcepoint
14 6 (3.30%) Symantec
15 5 (2.75%) CA
15 5 (2.75%) Extreme Networks
15 5 (2.75%) Google