Period
to 18 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 49 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 41 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.27% 3.25% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.58% 16.87% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 48
Reading median daily rate £425 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% -1.39% +4.05%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £289
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +1.47% +4.55% +16.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Reading median hourly rate - £37.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +68.75%
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.94% -8.33% +15.38%

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 308 243 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.00% 19.24% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 122 160
Reading median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £248
90th Percentile £538 £550 £526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £391
% change year-on-year - +2.24% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -35.04% +67.14%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% -10.00% -45.45%

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 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
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 November 2018, 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 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) Oracle
3 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 13 (27.08%) HP
5 12 (25.00%) Windows
5 12 (25.00%) LAN
5 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.92%) Degree
6 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
6 11 (22.92%) Linux
6 11 (22.92%) Unix
6 11 (22.92%) SLA
6 11 (22.92%) MPLS
6 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
7 10 (20.83%) ITSM
7 10 (20.83%) Juniper
7 10 (20.83%) IBM
7 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.83%) Sun
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (18.75%) MOS
8 9 (18.75%) Huawei
9 8 (16.67%) Wireless
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (16.67%) Internet
9 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.67%) WAN
9 8 (16.67%) VPN
9 8 (16.67%) Network Security

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 4 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) LAN
2 11 (22.92%) MPLS
3 8 (16.67%) Internet
3 8 (16.67%) Network Security
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
3 8 (16.67%) WAN
3 8 (16.67%) Wireless
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (12.50%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) NetScreen
4 6 (12.50%) SSL
4 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.50%) WLAN
5 5 (10.42%) OSPF
6 4 (8.33%) BGP
6 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (8.33%) PBX
6 4 (8.33%) SMTP
6 4 (8.33%) SNMP
6 4 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
1 2 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) OSS Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) OSS Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 4 (8.33%) OSS Architect
6 4 (8.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) J2EE
2 4 (8.33%) REST
2 4 (8.33%) Spring
2 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
5 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) HP Storage
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (2.08%) Optoelectronics
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Unix
3 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) ITSM
2 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Use Case
4 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
5 5 (10.42%) Network Management
6 4 (8.33%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps
6 4 (8.33%) Microservices
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (8.33%) SOA
6 4 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.25%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.17%) Presales
8 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) Degree
3 9 (18.75%) MOS
3 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.33%) CCDA
5 4 (8.33%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) CCVP
6 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE
7 2 (4.17%) CISA
7 2 (4.17%) CISM
7 2 (4.17%) CISSP
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) CCNP
8 1 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Docker
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) Oracle
3 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 13 (27.08%) HP
5 10 (20.83%) IBM
5 10 (20.83%) Juniper
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.83%) Sun
6 9 (18.75%) Huawei
7 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (8.33%) Avaya
8 4 (8.33%) Nortel
8 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
9 3 (6.25%) F5
10 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.17%) Lumension
10 2 (4.17%) McAfee
10 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu