Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 43 50
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 179 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.09% 4.18% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.47% 23.34% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 99 59
Median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £214 £230 £255
90th Percentile £673 £567 £520
South East median daily rate £439 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.69% -5.88% +5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -51.05% -20.56%
10th Percentile £15.10 £16.25 £21.53
90th Percentile £28.60 £18.75 £52.58
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% -42.71% +75.31%

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 425 767 687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.80% 17.89% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 345 323
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £186
90th Percentile £575 £568 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +2.41% - +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 28
Median hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -42.86% +70.73%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £47.35 £51.95 £53.63
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +77.14% -31.37% +45.71%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in Berkshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firewall in Berkshire over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 -10 16 £450 +18.03% 7
Newbury +7 11 £550 +69.23% 1
Slough +18 7 £346 -4.69%
Bracknell +6 6 £383 -9.36% 2
Maidenhead +7 3 £600 +84.62%
Windsor +8 2 £431 -
Wokingham +18 1 £225 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (50.94%) Cisco
2 18 (33.96%) VPN
3 16 (30.19%) DNS
3 16 (30.19%) Juniper
4 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
5 13 (24.53%) WAN
5 13 (24.53%) Windows
5 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
5 13 (24.53%) VMware
6 12 (22.64%) MPLS
6 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
7 11 (20.75%) OSPF
7 11 (20.75%) IPsec
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
8 10 (18.87%) BGP
8 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (18.87%) Network Security
9 9 (16.98%) CCNA
9 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
9 9 (16.98%) VoIP
10 8 (15.09%) Internet
10 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
10 8 (15.09%) Migration
10 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (13.21%) Azure
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.21%) F5

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 5 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Azure
2 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (11.32%) Office 365
3 3 (5.66%) IaaS
4 2 (3.77%) G Suite
4 2 (3.77%) PaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Serverless
5 1 (1.89%) Apigee
5 1 (1.89%) AWS
5 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.89%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) VPN
2 16 (30.19%) DNS
3 13 (24.53%) WAN
4 12 (22.64%) MPLS
5 11 (20.75%) IPsec
5 11 (20.75%) OSPF
6 10 (18.87%) BGP
6 10 (18.87%) Network Security
7 9 (16.98%) VoIP
8 8 (15.09%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
8 8 (15.09%) Internet
9 7 (13.21%) LAN
9 7 (13.21%) SNMP
9 7 (13.21%) TACACS
10 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
10 6 (11.32%) RIP
10 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (9.43%) DHCP
11 5 (9.43%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) IP Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Network Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) IP Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Architect
6 2 (3.77%) SIEM Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) WSO2 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) LDAP
1 4 (7.55%) OpenID
1 4 (7.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.32%) Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Unix
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Load Balancing
2 8 (15.09%) Migration
3 7 (13.21%) Change Management
3 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.32%) Network Architecture
5 5 (9.43%) Communications Security
5 5 (9.43%) DevOps
5 5 (9.43%) ITIL
5 5 (9.43%) Network Management
5 5 (9.43%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (9.43%) Process Management
6 4 (7.55%) BPEL
6 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) Network Design
6 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.55%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) SOA
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (16.98%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (11.32%) CCNP
6 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (9.43%) CCDP
6 5 (9.43%) CCIP
7 4 (7.55%) BC Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) CCIE
8 2 (3.77%) CISSP
9 1 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.89%) CCSA
9 1 (1.89%) CCSE
9 1 (1.89%) CCSP
9 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) MCSE
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.89%) GDPR
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) VMware NSX
4 5 (9.43%) Docker
5 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.77%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.55%) Ansible
2 4 (7.55%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (5.66%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.77%) Demisto
4 2 (3.77%) QRadar
4 2 (3.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.77%) vMotion
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Istio
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.89%) vRealize
5 1 (1.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (1.89%) WSUS
5 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Cisco
2 16 (30.19%) Juniper
3 13 (24.53%) VMware
4 9 (16.98%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.21%) F5
6 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.32%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.43%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (9.43%) Oracle
8 4 (7.55%) Google
8 4 (7.55%) WSO2
9 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.66%) Nokia
9 3 (5.66%) Redback
10 2 (3.77%) Carbon Black
10 2 (3.77%) Citrix
10 2 (3.77%) Dell
10 2 (3.77%) HP
10 2 (3.77%) Radware
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat