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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 70 133 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.71% 5.33% 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.87% 21.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 48
Median daily rate £450 £363 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -8.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £253 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -11.38% -26.82%  

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 371 615 732
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.66% 24.67% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 296 316
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 22
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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
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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 34 £500 +17.64% 5
Bracknell -12 12 £485 +90.19% 4
Slough +3 7 £350 +3.70% 5
Windsor +1 2 £563 +12.50%
Newbury -5 1 - -
Maidenhead -9 1 - - 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 79 (56.83%) Cisco
2 47 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (30.94%) VMware
4 37 (26.62%) Linux
5 36 (25.90%) Juniper
6 35 (25.18%) CheckPoint
6 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
7 34 (24.46%) CCNA
8 33 (23.74%) CCNP
8 33 (23.74%) Windows
9 31 (22.30%) LAN
10 30 (21.58%) Data Centre
11 28 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (20.14%) WAN
12 27 (19.42%) Citrix
13 24 (17.27%) Unix
14 22 (15.83%) VPN
14 22 (15.83%) MPLS
14 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
15 21 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
17 19 (13.67%) Migration
17 19 (13.67%) Network Design
18 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
19 16 (11.51%) ITIL
19 16 (11.51%) HP
19 16 (11.51%) Load Balancing
20 15 (10.79%) Network Management
20 15 (10.79%) BGP

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 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.88%) nginx
3 3 (2.16%) JBoss
3 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.44%) IaaS
4 2 (1.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.72%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.72%) G Suite
5 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.72%) Office 365
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.30%) LAN
2 28 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
2 28 (20.14%) WAN
3 22 (15.83%) MPLS
3 22 (15.83%) VPN
4 21 (15.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (12.23%) TCP/IP
6 15 (10.79%) BGP
7 14 (10.07%) DNS
7 14 (10.07%) Network Security
8 10 (7.19%) Ethernet
8 10 (7.19%) OSPF
8 10 (7.19%) VoIP
9 9 (6.47%) NetScaler
9 9 (6.47%) SNMP
9 9 (6.47%) VLAN
10 8 (5.76%) Wireless
11 7 (5.04%) SAN
11 7 (5.04%) SSL
11 7 (5.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.44%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (26.62%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.14%) Architect
3 17 (12.23%) Consultant
4 14 (10.07%) Network Architect
5 9 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Administrator
6 8 (5.76%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (5.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.76%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.76%) VMWare Administrator
7 7 (5.04%) IT Consultant
7 7 (5.04%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Firewall Architect
9 5 (3.60%) Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) JSON
2 4 (2.88%) .NET
2 4 (2.88%) J2EE
2 4 (2.88%) Node.js
2 4 (2.88%) OAuth2
2 4 (2.88%) REST
2 4 (2.88%) SAML
2 4 (2.88%) SOAP
2 4 (2.88%) XML
2 4 (2.88%) XSLT
3 3 (2.16%) Java EE
3 3 (2.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.47%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.88%) Clustering
4 4 (2.88%) IPTV
4 4 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.88%) Machine to Machine
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.88%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.88%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.16%) CMDB
5 3 (2.16%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (2.16%) PKI
5 3 (2.16%) SCADA
5 3 (2.16%) STB
5 3 (2.16%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) Linux
2 33 (23.74%) Windows
3 24 (17.27%) Unix
4 12 (8.63%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.47%) CentOS
6 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.88%) Solaris
8 2 (1.44%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.67%) Migration
1 19 (13.67%) Network Design
2 16 (11.51%) ITIL
2 16 (11.51%) Load Balancing
3 15 (10.79%) Network Management
4 10 (7.19%) Network Architecture
5 9 (6.47%) Data Management
5 9 (6.47%) Data Migration
5 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.76%) Project Management
7 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.32%) Change Management
8 6 (4.32%) Service Management
9 4 (2.88%) Information Security
9 4 (2.88%) Process Improvement
9 4 (2.88%) Scrum
9 4 (2.88%) SOA
9 4 (2.88%) Use Case
9 4 (2.88%) User Stories
9 4 (2.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.07%) Python
2 9 (6.47%) Ruby
2 9 (6.47%) SQL
3 7 (5.04%) Java
4 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.72%) Perl
6 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (33.81%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (24.46%) CCNA
3 33 (23.74%) CCNP
4 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.76%) CCIE
6 8 (5.76%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.04%) CISSP
8 6 (4.32%) CCIP
9 5 (3.60%) CCSE
9 5 (3.60%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.88%) Degree
11 3 (2.16%) CCDA
11 3 (2.16%) CCVP
11 3 (2.16%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (2.16%) CISA
11 3 (2.16%) CISM
11 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.44%) GDPR
3 2 (1.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.16%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.44%) XenApp
7 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) KVM
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) Nagios
2 11 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.91%) Puppet
3 4 (2.88%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.88%) vMotion
4 3 (2.16%) OPNET
5 2 (1.44%) Ansible
5 2 (1.44%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.44%) OVSD
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Nessus
6 1 (0.72%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.72%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.72%) QRadar
6 1 (0.72%) SCCM
6 1 (0.72%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.72%) vRealize
6 1 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 79 (56.83%) Cisco
2 43 (30.94%) VMware
3 36 (25.90%) Juniper
4 35 (25.18%) CheckPoint
4 35 (25.18%) Microsoft
5 27 (19.42%) Citrix
6 16 (11.51%) HP
7 13 (9.35%) F5
7 13 (9.35%) Palo Alto
8 12 (8.63%) EMC
9 11 (7.91%) Fortinet
10 10 (7.19%) Google
10 10 (7.19%) Sun
11 9 (6.47%) IBM
11 9 (6.47%) Red Hat
12 7 (5.04%) Oracle
13 5 (3.60%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.60%) Huawei
14 4 (2.88%) Apigee
14 4 (2.88%) BMC
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