Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 130 208 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.26% 4.97% 4.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.06% 26.40% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 115 69
Berkshire median daily rate £395 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £195 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £568 £640
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 - £19.38
10th Percentile £16.55 - £16.99
90th Percentile £82.50 - £22.79
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.66
% change year-on-year +36.36% +33.14% +3.28%

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 720 788 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.61% 18.82% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 314 309
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £231 £243
90th Percentile £550 £568 £600
South East median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 36
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.54 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.17% -11.11% -28.24%
10th Percentile £15.93 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.75 £43.13
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £18.06 £18.00
% change year-on-year +82.75% +0.32% -10.00%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 -6 39 £290 -42.00% 20
Newbury -7 16 £500 +25.00% 1
Bracknell +5 15 £444 +10.94% 4
Slough -14 14 £363 -23.68% 11
Maidenhead +10 6 £400 -20.00% 2
Windsor +4 2 £431 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 57 (43.85%) Cisco
2 49 (37.69%) VPN
3 48 (36.92%) DNS
4 47 (36.15%) Windows
5 44 (33.85%) Azure
6 42 (32.31%) TCP/IP
7 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 38 (29.23%) Security Cleared
9 37 (28.46%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (25.38%) SC Cleared
10 33 (25.38%) WAN
11 29 (22.31%) CheckPoint
12 28 (21.54%) Active Directory
12 28 (21.54%) Internet
12 28 (21.54%) ITIL
12 28 (21.54%) Office 365
13 26 (20.00%) IaaS
13 26 (20.00%) Web Services
13 26 (20.00%) SAN
14 25 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (19.23%) LAN
14 25 (19.23%) VMware
14 25 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
14 25 (19.23%) NAS
14 25 (19.23%) SaaS
15 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
15 24 (18.46%) Replication
15 24 (18.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (17.69%) Degree
17 22 (16.92%) Information Security

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 (3.85%) OpenStack
1 5 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.77%) Confluence
3 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 44 (33.85%) Azure
2 28 (21.54%) Office 365
3 26 (20.00%) IaaS
4 25 (19.23%) SaaS
5 21 (16.15%) PaaS
6 18 (13.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 11 (8.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (8.46%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (7.69%) AWS
9 3 (2.31%) Akamai
10 2 (1.54%) G Suite
11 1 (0.77%) GCP
11 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (37.69%) VPN
2 48 (36.92%) DNS
3 42 (32.31%) TCP/IP
4 37 (28.46%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (25.38%) WAN
6 28 (21.54%) Internet
7 26 (20.00%) SAN
8 25 (19.23%) LAN
8 25 (19.23%) NAS
8 25 (19.23%) Reverse Proxy
9 14 (10.77%) BGP
9 14 (10.77%) Wireless
10 13 (10.00%) OSPF
11 12 (9.23%) DHCP
12 11 (8.46%) MPLS
12 11 (8.46%) Network Security
13 10 (7.69%) VoIP
14 9 (6.92%) NetScaler
14 9 (6.92%) RIP
14 9 (6.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.15%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.31%) EDMS
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) Selenium
3 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 16 (12.31%) Finance
3 6 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Electronics
5 2 (1.54%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (22.31%) Network Engineer
2 28 (21.54%) Architect
3 12 (9.23%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Security Engineer
4 11 (8.46%) Firewall Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) IP Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) IT Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Azure Architect
9 6 (4.62%) IP Security Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.54%) Ajax
3 2 (1.54%) Middleware
3 2 (1.54%) ModSecurity
3 2 (1.54%) REST
3 2 (1.54%) SAML
3 2 (1.54%) SOAP
3 2 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (0.77%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.77%) JSON
4 1 (0.77%) LDAP
4 1 (0.77%) OAuth
4 1 (0.77%) OpenID
4 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.77%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.46%) Replication
2 15 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (4.62%) Public Cloud
6 6 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.31%) Clustering
9 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.54%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.54%) CCTV
9 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.77%) iPhone
10 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.15%) Windows
2 19 (14.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 9 (6.92%) Linux
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.62%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.85%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (3.85%) Unix
8 4 (3.08%) Android
8 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.77%) CentOS
10 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.54%) ITIL
2 24 (18.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (16.92%) Information Security
4 17 (13.08%) SOA
5 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
5 16 (12.31%) Non-Functional Testing
6 13 (10.00%) Network Design
7 11 (8.46%) Load Balancing
8 10 (7.69%) Change Management
8 10 (7.69%) ERP
9 9 (6.92%) Analytics
9 9 (6.92%) High Availability
9 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (6.92%) Project Delivery
10 8 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (6.15%) Identity Management
10 8 (6.15%) Migration
10 8 (6.15%) Re-Platforming
10 8 (6.15%) Runbook
10 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) Python
4 2 (1.54%) Java
4 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.77%) C
5 1 (0.77%) C#
5 1 (0.77%) C++
5 1 (0.77%) Perl
5 1 (0.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) VB
5 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.38%) SC Cleared
3 25 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (17.69%) Degree
5 18 (13.85%) CCNA
6 12 (9.23%) CCNP
7 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.85%) CISSP
9 4 (3.08%) CCIP
9 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.31%) MCP
11 2 (1.54%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.54%) CCDP
11 2 (1.54%) CCIE
11 2 (1.54%) CCSA
11 2 (1.54%) CCSE
11 2 (1.54%) MCDST
11 2 (1.54%) SSCP
11 2 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) QA
2 5 (3.85%) GDPR
2 5 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
3 2 (1.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.62%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.08%) vSphere
6 3 (2.31%) Docker
6 3 (2.31%) XenApp
7 2 (1.54%) Firmware
7 2 (1.54%) NFS
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.54%) VMFS
8 1 (0.77%) KVM
8 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (12.31%) FortiGate
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (6.15%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.31%) Cisco CME
3 3 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) WSUS
4 2 (1.54%) Ansible
4 2 (1.54%) Demisto
4 2 (1.54%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.54%) QRadar
4 2 (1.54%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.54%) vMotion
4 2 (1.54%) vRealize
5 1 (0.77%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (43.85%) Cisco
2 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (22.31%) CheckPoint
4 25 (19.23%) VMware
5 16 (12.31%) Juniper
6 15 (11.54%) F5
7 10 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 9 (6.92%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.15%) Palo Alto
9 8 (6.15%) Workday
10 7 (5.38%) Citrix
10 7 (5.38%) HP
10 7 (5.38%) Oracle
10 7 (5.38%) Splunk
11 5 (3.85%) Aruba
11 5 (3.85%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.85%) Zscaler
12 4 (3.08%) EMC
12 4 (3.08%) Remedy
13 3 (2.31%) Symantec