Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 40 46
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 41 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.24% 4.46% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.80% 17.71% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 50
Reading median daily rate £438 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £173
90th Percentile £575 £525 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £419 £350
% change year-on-year +1.49% +19.64% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +68.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35.25 £11.25 £17.75
90th Percentile £45.95 £55.00 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38% +122.86%

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 244 367 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.30% 25.17% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 160 201
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £259 £248 £210
90th Percentile £550 £526 £518
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 17 (41.46%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 14 (34.15%) Linux
4 13 (31.71%) Oracle
4 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (31.71%) Juniper
5 12 (29.27%) CCNP
5 12 (29.27%) ITIL
6 10 (24.39%) VMware
6 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
7 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
7 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
7 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
8 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
8 8 (19.51%) Change Control
8 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
9 7 (17.07%) Office 365
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (17.07%) DNS
10 6 (14.63%) Network Design
10 6 (14.63%) VPN
10 6 (14.63%) SAN
10 6 (14.63%) CCIE
10 6 (14.63%) NAS
11 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (12.20%) SIEM
11 5 (12.20%) Network Security
11 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing

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 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.76%) Liferay
1 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 5 (12.20%) IaaS
3 4 (9.76%) PaaS
4 3 (7.32%) SaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.07%) DNS
3 6 (14.63%) NAS
3 6 (14.63%) SAN
3 6 (14.63%) VPN
4 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (12.20%) Network Security
5 4 (9.76%) BGP
5 4 (9.76%) HTTP
5 4 (9.76%) SSL
6 3 (7.32%) MPLS
6 3 (7.32%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (7.32%) Wireless
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.88%) DWDM
7 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 2 (4.88%) IPsec
7 2 (4.88%) Junos
7 2 (4.88%) OSPF
7 2 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) JasperReports
3 4 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.32%) MySQL
4 3 (7.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.44%) Hudson
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (9.76%) French Language
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Administrator
1 9 (21.95%) Architect
2 7 (17.07%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (9.76%) Java EE
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.44%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Unix
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Change Control
3 6 (14.63%) Network Design
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps
4 5 (12.20%) Information Security
4 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.20%) SIEM
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Open Source
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Proactive Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.44%) C-shell
5 1 (2.44%) Korn
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (29.27%) CCNP
3 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) CCIE
5 5 (12.20%) CCNA
6 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.32%) Degree
7 3 (7.32%) JNCIP
7 3 (7.32%) MCSA
7 3 (7.32%) MCSE
7 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.88%) CCIP
8 2 (4.88%) JNCIE
9 1 (2.44%) CISSP
9 1 (2.44%) HNC
9 1 (2.44%) HND
9 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.88%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Docker
4 1 (2.44%) NFS
4 1 (2.44%) Openswan
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.44%) EnCase
2 1 (2.44%) Kibana
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) logstash
2 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.44%) Mesos
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.44%) OVSD
2 1 (2.44%) QRadar
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) Juniper
2 13 (31.71%) Oracle
3 10 (24.39%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Citrix
5 4 (9.76%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
5 4 (9.76%) Talend
6 3 (7.32%) Arista
6 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) McAfee
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.88%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (4.88%) F5
7 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.88%) Splunk
8 1 (2.44%) Google
8 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds