Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 31 40
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 133 256 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.51% 5.24% 4.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.22% 22.42% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 145 121
Berkshire median daily rate £485 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.79% +0.69% +4.35%
10th Percentile £300 £251 £258
90th Percentile £560 £500 £494
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 18
Berkshire median hourly rate £116.25 £33.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.44% +2.27% +88.57%
10th Percentile £56.38 £16.35 £15.76
90th Percentile £179.13 £47.50 £45.25
South East median hourly rate £27.38 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -8.73% +5.26% +42.50%

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 730 1142 1357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.29% 23.38% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 543 593
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £201
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -58.57% +94.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £44.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +5.77% +48.57%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 +1 57 £525 +40.00% 10
Bracknell -10 23 £443 +36.15% 7
Slough +5 14 £350 +3.70% 1
Windsor +1 4 £575 +15.00%
Newbury -2 4 £210 -30.00%
Wokingham - 2 - -
Maidenhead -11 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 65 (48.87%) Cisco
2 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (27.82%) Linux
4 33 (24.81%) VPN
5 27 (20.30%) VMware
6 25 (18.80%) CCNP
6 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
6 25 (18.80%) Security Cleared
7 22 (16.54%) ITIL
7 22 (16.54%) Windows
7 22 (16.54%) Migration
7 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
8 21 (15.79%) LAN
8 21 (15.79%) Juniper
8 21 (15.79%) Network Security
8 21 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (15.79%) Data Centre
9 20 (15.04%) CCNA
9 20 (15.04%) Unix
10 19 (14.29%) HP
10 19 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 19 (14.29%) Network Design
10 19 (14.29%) Palo Alto
11 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
12 17 (12.78%) WAN
13 16 (12.03%) Citrix
13 16 (12.03%) DNS
13 16 (12.03%) SQL
13 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
14 15 (11.28%) CCIE

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 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.01%) nginx
2 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.26%) JBoss
3 3 (2.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.50%) Apache
4 2 (1.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) Liferay
5 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.01%) IaaS
4 3 (2.26%) Office 365
5 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.75%) G Suite
6 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.75%) Heroku
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.81%) VPN
2 21 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (15.79%) LAN
2 21 (15.79%) Network Security
3 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.78%) WAN
5 16 (12.03%) DNS
6 15 (11.28%) BGP
6 15 (11.28%) MPLS
7 12 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (8.27%) Wireless
9 9 (6.77%) OSPF
10 8 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (5.26%) Multicast
11 7 (5.26%) SSL
12 6 (4.51%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (4.51%) DHCP
12 6 (4.51%) Internet
12 6 (4.51%) IPv6
13 4 (3.01%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.26%) MySQL
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.75%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) DB2
4 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.75%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.50%) JIRA
1 2 (1.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.77%) Finance
3 8 (6.02%) Marketing
4 5 (3.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.50%) French Language
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Network Engineer
2 29 (21.80%) Architect
3 17 (12.78%) Consultant
4 15 (11.28%) Network Architect
5 12 (9.02%) Security Architect
5 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) IP Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) IT Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Network Support
8 7 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Administrator
9 6 (4.51%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) XML
2 6 (4.51%) SOAP
3 5 (3.76%) JSON
3 5 (3.76%) REST
4 4 (3.01%) .NET
4 4 (3.01%) J2EE
4 4 (3.01%) Java EE
4 4 (3.01%) Node.js
4 4 (3.01%) OAuth2
4 4 (3.01%) SAML
4 4 (3.01%) XSLT
5 2 (1.50%) LAMP
5 2 (1.50%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.50%) Middleware
5 2 (1.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) Ajax
6 1 (0.75%) CSS
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.77%) Private Cloud
3 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.02%) PKI
4 6 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.01%) Machine to Machine
6 4 (3.01%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.26%) iPad
7 3 (2.26%) Replication
7 3 (2.26%) SCADA
7 3 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.50%) iPhone
8 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) DataPower
9 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.82%) Linux
2 22 (16.54%) Windows
3 20 (15.04%) Unix
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.01%) CentOS
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.50%) AIX
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.50%) SUSE
9 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) ITIL
1 22 (16.54%) Migration
2 19 (14.29%) Network Design
3 16 (12.03%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.53%) Information Security
5 11 (8.27%) Service Management
5 11 (8.27%) SIEM
6 10 (7.52%) Network Management
7 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.77%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Presales
8 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.51%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.51%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.51%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.76%) IT Strategy
11 5 (3.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.03%) SQL
2 12 (9.02%) Python
3 8 (6.02%) Java
4 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.51%) Ruby
5 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.01%) Perl
6 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.50%) Korn
7 2 (1.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) C-shell
8 1 (0.75%) R
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 39 (29.32%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (18.80%) CCNP
2 25 (18.80%) Security Cleared
3 20 (15.04%) CCNA
4 15 (11.28%) CCIE
4 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.52%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.02%) CISSP
7 6 (4.51%) CCIP
8 4 (3.01%) Degree
8 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.26%) CCDA
9 3 (2.26%) CISA
9 3 (2.26%) CISM
9 3 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (2.26%) MCSA
10 2 (1.50%) CCENT
11 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.75%) CCVP
11 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) GDPR
2 6 (4.51%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.26%) Xen
4 3 (2.26%) XenServer
5 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) KVM
5 2 (1.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) NFS
6 1 (0.75%) Openswan
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.75%) pfSense
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Nagios
1 7 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.51%) SCCM
3 5 (3.76%) Puppet
3 5 (3.76%) SCOM
4 4 (3.01%) OVSD
4 4 (3.01%) SCSM
5 3 (2.26%) Ansible
5 3 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (2.26%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.50%) EnCase
6 2 (1.50%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.75%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 65 (48.87%) Cisco
2 27 (20.30%) VMware
3 25 (18.80%) Microsoft
4 21 (15.79%) Juniper
5 19 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 19 (14.29%) HP
5 19 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 16 (12.03%) Citrix
7 13 (9.77%) F5
7 13 (9.77%) IBM
8 12 (9.02%) Fortinet
9 10 (7.52%) Google
10 9 (6.77%) Sun
11 6 (4.51%) Huawei
11 6 (4.51%) Oracle
12 5 (3.76%) McAfee
12 5 (3.76%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.76%) Splunk
13 4 (3.01%) Apigee
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Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago