Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 54 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.84% 3.81% 5.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.10% 14.48% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 69
Reading median daily rate £400 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -20.59% +9.68%
10th Percentile £300 £253 £175
90th Percentile £565 £525 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £376
% change year-on-year -5.56% +19.84% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Reading median hourly rate £29.08 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.13% +46.67% +114.29%
10th Percentile £17.25 £11.25 £20.38
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.00 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.08 £55.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -47.13% +41.03% +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 243 373 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.29% 26.30% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 156 231
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 29
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £41.25 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% +45.37% +62.14%
10th Percentile £15.28 £13.13 £12.18
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.65 £78.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £38.75
% change year-on-year -28.24% -51.45% +115.28%

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 January 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

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 27 (44.26%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) Cisco
4 24 (39.34%) Linux
5 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (27.87%) ITIL
6 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
6 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (27.87%) Juniper
7 16 (26.23%) Oracle
8 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (24.59%) Change Control
9 14 (22.95%) IIS
9 14 (22.95%) CCNP
10 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
10 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
10 13 (21.31%) Java
10 13 (21.31%) IaaS
10 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
10 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
11 12 (19.67%) PaaS
12 10 (16.39%) Office 365
12 10 (16.39%) Microservices
12 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
13 9 (14.75%) Multithreading
13 9 (14.75%) TeamCity
13 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
13 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (14.75%) JIRA
13 9 (14.75%) Opsview

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 14 (22.95%) IIS
2 9 (14.75%) Confluence
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.56%) Liferay
4 4 (6.56%) OpenStack
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (21.31%) IaaS
3 12 (19.67%) PaaS
4 10 (16.39%) Office 365
5 3 (4.92%) SaaS
6 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) TCP/IP
2 8 (13.11%) DNS
2 8 (13.11%) SAN
2 8 (13.11%) VPN
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (11.48%) Network Security
4 6 (9.84%) NAS
5 5 (8.20%) BGP
6 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
6 4 (6.56%) HTTP
6 4 (6.56%) IPsec
6 4 (6.56%) MPLS
6 4 (6.56%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (4.92%) OSPF
7 3 (4.92%) SSL
7 3 (4.92%) WAN
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless
8 2 (3.28%) DWDM
8 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.56%) JasperReports
4 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.92%) MySQL
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Eclipse
1 9 (14.75%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.75%) JIRA
1 9 (14.75%) Maven
1 9 (14.75%) NuGet
1 9 (14.75%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (14.75%) TeamCity
1 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.92%) MSI
3 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.64%) Hudson
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (6.56%) French Language
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Administrator
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
2 9 (14.75%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Implementation Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
1 9 (14.75%) REST
2 8 (13.11%) .NET Core
3 4 (6.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (6.56%) Java EE
3 4 (6.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Replication
3 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Linux
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Unix
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Change Control
3 10 (16.39%) Microservices
4 9 (14.75%) Low Latency
4 9 (14.75%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) Network Design
5 8 (13.11%) SDLC
5 8 (13.11%) TDD
6 6 (9.84%) DevOps
6 6 (9.84%) SIEM
7 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.20%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.92%) Defect Management
9 3 (4.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
3 9 (14.75%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) C++
3 9 (14.75%) CQL
4 4 (6.56%) SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Python
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.64%) C-shell
6 1 (1.64%) Korn
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.95%) CCNP
3 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) CCNA
5 7 (11.48%) CCIE
6 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (8.20%) Degree
7 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
7 5 (8.20%) MCSA
7 5 (8.20%) MCSE
7 5 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.92%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.28%) CCIP
9 2 (3.28%) CCSE
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.64%) CCDP
10 1 (1.64%) CCSA
10 1 (1.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
1 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.20%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.84%) vSphere
4 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.64%) Docker
5 1 (1.64%) NFS
5 1 (1.64%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Opsview
2 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.64%) EnCase
4 1 (1.64%) Kibana
4 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) logstash
4 1 (1.64%) Mesos
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.64%) QRadar
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) VMware
2 25 (40.98%) Cisco
3 17 (27.87%) Juniper
4 16 (26.23%) Oracle
5 9 (14.75%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) Citrix
6 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.20%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.56%) Arista
7 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.56%) Talend
8 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.92%) F5
8 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.92%) McAfee
8 3 (4.92%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.28%) BT
9 2 (3.28%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (3.28%) Lumension
9 2 (3.28%) Splunk