Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 33 29
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 64 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.32% 5.10% 5.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.58% 22.70% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 46 66
Reading median daily rate £425 £513 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +17.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £302 £316 £243
90th Percentile £570 £568 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +177.78% -28.00%
10th Percentile £48.75 £35.25 £11.55
90th Percentile £56.25 £45.95 £14.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £41.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year -13.33% +38.66% +27.96%

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 273 282 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.91% 22.49% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 143 182
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £181 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 12
Reading median hourly rate £16.75 £19.33 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.35% -1.43% +12.06%
10th Percentile £14.90 £14.61 £11.55
90th Percentile £30.88 £49.95 £38.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 17 (35.42%) Oracle
2 15 (31.25%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) HP
3 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 13 (27.08%) Degree
4 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 12 (25.00%) Linux
5 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) Network Security
6 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (20.83%) Unix
6 10 (20.83%) MPLS
6 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
6 10 (20.83%) VMware
7 9 (18.75%) ITSM
7 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 9 (18.75%) Sun
7 9 (18.75%) IBM
7 9 (18.75%) SLA
7 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 9 (18.75%) LAN
7 9 (18.75%) WAN
7 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 9 (18.75%) MOS
8 8 (16.67%) Huawei
8 8 (16.67%) Juniper
8 8 (16.67%) VPN
8 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 8 (16.67%) Wireless

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%) IIS
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) NuGet
4 2 (4.17%) Office 365
5 1 (2.08%) HP Helion
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) MPLS
1 10 (20.83%) Network Security
2 9 (18.75%) LAN
2 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.75%) WAN
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
3 8 (16.67%) Wireless
4 7 (14.58%) Internet
5 6 (12.50%) DNS
5 6 (12.50%) VoIP
5 6 (12.50%) WLAN
6 5 (10.42%) Ethernet
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (8.33%) PBX
7 4 (8.33%) SAN
7 4 (8.33%) SNMP
7 4 (8.33%) SSL
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
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
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Maven
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
1 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.17%) Toad
1 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Architect
1 12 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) OSS Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) OSS Support Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.33%) OSS Architect
5 4 (8.33%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) REST
2 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) Web Services
3 4 (8.33%) J2EE
3 4 (8.33%) Spring
3 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.17%) .NET Core
4 2 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) HP Storage
4 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.08%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.83%) Unix
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Android
6 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITSM
2 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (12.50%) Microservices
3 6 (12.50%) Use Case
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) Network Management
5 4 (8.33%) Critical Thinking
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps
5 4 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (8.33%) SOA
5 4 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) Network Design
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (8.33%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) C++
5 2 (4.17%) CQL
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) MOS
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) CCNP
7 2 (4.17%) CCDA
7 2 (4.17%) CCNA
7 2 (4.17%) CCVP
7 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) CCIE
8 1 (2.08%) CISA
8 1 (2.08%) CISM
8 1 (2.08%) CISSP
8 1 (2.08%) HNC
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) SLA
2 4 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) Docker
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (4.17%) Opsview
1 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Oracle
2 15 (31.25%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) HP
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.83%) VMware
6 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 9 (18.75%) IBM
6 9 (18.75%) Sun
7 8 (16.67%) Huawei
7 8 (16.67%) Juniper
8 4 (8.33%) F5
8 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
9 2 (4.17%) Avaya
9 2 (4.17%) Lumension
9 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 2 (4.17%) Nortel
9 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.08%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu