Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 47 56 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.23% 4.47% 5.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.22% 20.14% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 44 69
Reading median daily rate £425 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +40.00% +5.63%
10th Percentile £230 £336 £228
90th Percentile £530 £560 £490
Berkshire median daily rate £401 £468 £363
% change year-on-year -14.33% +28.97% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +210.34% -27.50%
10th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.50 £14.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £116.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -69.25% +244.44% -13.46%

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 273 278 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.74% 22.20% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 139 264
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £198 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £560 £518
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 14
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £19.66 £21.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.99% -9.84% +16.29%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.90 £11.45
90th Percentile £56.25 £56.76 £60.80
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.81
% change year-on-year +61.54% -30.87% -46.27%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 16 (34.04%) Oracle
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
3 13 (27.66%) Degree
4 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
4 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 12 (25.53%) Cisco
5 11 (23.40%) HP
5 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.40%) Unix
6 10 (21.28%) ITSM
6 10 (21.28%) VPN
7 9 (19.15%) SLA
7 9 (19.15%) Sun
7 9 (19.15%) IBM
7 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (19.15%) WAN
7 9 (19.15%) MOS
8 8 (17.02%) Huawei
8 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
8 8 (17.02%) Wireless
8 8 (17.02%) SQL
8 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.89%) Juniper
9 7 (14.89%) Java
9 7 (14.89%) LAN
9 7 (14.89%) MPLS
9 7 (14.89%) VMware
9 7 (14.89%) 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 5 (10.64%) IIS
1 5 (10.64%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) Confluence
4 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) IaaS
3 4 (8.51%) PaaS
4 3 (6.38%) NuGet
4 3 (6.38%) Office 365
5 2 (4.26%) SaaS
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.13%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) VPN
2 9 (19.15%) WAN
3 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.02%) Wireless
4 7 (14.89%) LAN
4 7 (14.89%) MPLS
4 7 (14.89%) Network Security
5 5 (10.64%) DNS
5 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
5 5 (10.64%) Internet
5 5 (10.64%) WLAN
6 4 (8.51%) PBX
6 4 (8.51%) SNMP
6 4 (8.51%) SSL
7 3 (6.38%) 3GPP
7 3 (6.38%) BGP
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.38%) OSPF
7 3 (6.38%) SMTP
7 3 (6.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
1 3 (6.38%) Maven
1 3 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 9 (19.15%) OSS Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) OSS Support Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) OSS Architect
6 4 (8.51%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) IP Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.26%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) REST
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) J2EE
3 4 (8.51%) Spring
3 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.38%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.13%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 12 (25.53%) Windows
3 11 (23.40%) Unix
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITSM
2 7 (14.89%) Microservices
2 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (12.77%) Use Case
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Network Management
5 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) DevOps
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (8.51%) Operations Management
5 4 (8.51%) Project Management
5 4 (8.51%) Security Testing
5 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 4 (8.51%) Software Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.38%) Security Operations
6 3 (6.38%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) C#
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) CQL
4 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Degree
2 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.15%) MOS
3 6 (12.77%) CCNP
3 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) CCNA
6 2 (4.26%) CCDA
6 2 (4.26%) CCVP
6 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.26%) CWNA
6 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CCDP
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CISSP
7 1 (2.13%) HNC
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) Docker
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.13%) Snort
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Opsview
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 11 (23.40%) HP
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) IBM
4 9 (19.15%) Sun
5 8 (17.02%) Huawei
6 7 (14.89%) Juniper
6 7 (14.89%) VMware
7 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.51%) TIBCO
8 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.26%) Avaya
9 2 (4.26%) Citrix
9 2 (4.26%) F5
9 2 (4.26%) McAfee
9 2 (4.26%) Nortel
10 1 (2.13%) Capita
10 1 (2.13%) CyberArk
10 1 (2.13%) Lumension