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 3 months to 22 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 20 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 36 56 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.16% 6.36% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.17% 26.17% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 10
Median daily rate £525 £388 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -4.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £14.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +210.34% -22.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 214 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.49% 24.29% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 108 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +12.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 22 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (47.37%) Cisco
2 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.33%) Migration
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (31.58%) Linux
5 16 (28.07%) HP
6 15 (26.32%) CCNP
6 15 (26.32%) VPN
7 14 (24.56%) VMware
8 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
9 12 (21.05%) Windows
9 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
10 11 (19.30%) Citrix
10 11 (19.30%) BGP
10 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
11 10 (17.54%) Finance
11 10 (17.54%) Network Design
11 10 (17.54%) Unix
11 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
12 9 (15.79%) Private Cloud
12 9 (15.79%) Data Migration
12 9 (15.79%) Google
12 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
12 9 (15.79%) ITIL
12 9 (15.79%) IBM
12 9 (15.79%) MPLS
12 9 (15.79%) Sun
12 9 (15.79%) Information Security
13 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint

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 (7.02%) nginx
2 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) VPN
2 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (19.30%) BGP
5 9 (15.79%) MPLS
6 7 (12.28%) Network Security
6 7 (12.28%) OSPF
7 6 (10.53%) IPv6
7 6 (10.53%) Multicast
7 6 (10.53%) Wireless
8 5 (8.77%) LAN
8 5 (8.77%) WAN
9 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.02%) DNS
9 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (7.02%) ICMP
9 4 (7.02%) SSL
10 2 (3.51%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (3.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.54%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Marketing
4 5 (8.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) IT Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) IP Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Support
7 3 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) JSON
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) J2EE
2 4 (7.02%) Node.js
2 4 (7.02%) OAuth2
2 4 (7.02%) REST
2 4 (7.02%) SAML
2 4 (7.02%) SOAP
2 4 (7.02%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) XSLT
3 3 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Private Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) PKI
4 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.02%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) AS400
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
3 10 (17.54%) Unix
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (17.54%) Network Design
3 9 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Information Security
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 8 (14.04%) Presales
4 8 (14.04%) SIEM
5 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.77%) IT Strategy
7 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (8.77%) Service Management
8 4 (7.02%) Change Control
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.02%) ITSM
8 4 (7.02%) Use Case
8 4 (7.02%) User Stories
8 4 (7.02%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.02%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (26.32%) CCNP
3 6 (10.53%) CCIE
3 6 (10.53%) CCIP
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) CCNA
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.51%) CISA
7 2 (3.51%) CISM
7 2 (3.51%) CISSP
8 1 (1.75%) CCDA
8 1 (1.75%) CCVP
8 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.75%) MCSA
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) GDPR
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) OVSD
2 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Cisco
2 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (28.07%) HP
4 14 (24.56%) VMware
5 11 (19.30%) Citrix
5 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
6 9 (15.79%) Google
6 9 (15.79%) IBM
6 9 (15.79%) Sun
7 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
8 7 (12.28%) Juniper
9 6 (10.53%) Huawei
10 5 (8.77%) F5
11 4 (7.02%) Apigee
12 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat
13 2 (3.51%) Avaya
13 2 (3.51%) McAfee
14 1 (1.75%) Nortel
14 1 (1.75%) SAP
14 1 (1.75%) Temenos