Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 18 January 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 49 63 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.28% 4.99% 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.51% 25.93% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 37
Reading median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £253
90th Percentile £609 £563 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +16.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Reading median hourly rate - £29.08 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.13% +46.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate - £29.08 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -47.13% +41.03%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 316 243 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.15% 19.26% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 132 157
Reading median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.63%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £25.33 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.74% -38.60% +41.33%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.28 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.98 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Reading over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (32.65%) Cisco
5 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
7 12 (24.49%) Internet
8 11 (22.45%) VPN
8 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
9 10 (20.41%) Office 365
9 10 (20.41%) DNS
9 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
9 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.37%) LAN
10 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
10 9 (18.37%) Network Security
10 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
11 8 (16.33%) SaaS
11 8 (16.33%) Oracle
11 8 (16.33%) Web Services
11 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
12 7 (14.29%) HP
12 7 (14.29%) Juniper
12 7 (14.29%) SAN
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (14.29%) Replication
12 7 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
1 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (20.41%) Office 365
3 8 (16.33%) SaaS
4 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (10.20%) IaaS
4 5 (10.20%) PaaS
5 4 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.04%) Trello
7 1 (2.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Internet
2 11 (22.45%) VPN
3 10 (20.41%) DNS
3 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
4 9 (18.37%) LAN
4 9 (18.37%) Network Security
5 7 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (14.29%) SAN
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (12.24%) MPLS
7 5 (10.20%) NAS
7 5 (10.20%) WAN
8 4 (8.16%) NetScreen
8 4 (8.16%) SSL
8 4 (8.16%) WLAN
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (6.12%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (6.12%) VoIP
10 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSI
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.08%) Toad
3 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Architect
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Security Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) OAuth
3 1 (2.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Replication
2 6 (12.24%) Private Cloud
3 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
5 2 (4.08%) DataPower
5 2 (4.08%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Unix
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.08%) AIX
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Identity Management
4 5 (10.20%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.16%) Network Design
5 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (8.16%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.16%) SOA
5 4 (8.16%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.12%) Presales
6 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Software Licensing
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) CCDA
5 2 (4.08%) CCIE
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) CCVP
5 2 (4.08%) CISA
5 2 (4.08%) CISM
5 2 (4.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.04%) CCDE
6 1 (2.04%) CCIE Security
6 1 (2.04%) CEH
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
2 3 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.65%) Cisco
3 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.33%) Oracle
5 7 (14.29%) HP
5 7 (14.29%) Juniper
6 6 (12.24%) VMware
7 5 (10.20%) IBM
8 3 (6.12%) F5
8 3 (6.12%) Huawei
8 3 (6.12%) Lumension
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) Sun
9 2 (4.08%) Avaya
9 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.08%) Citrix
9 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.08%) Nortel
9 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat