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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 41 31 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 58 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.19% 5.75% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 19.14% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 8
Median daily rate £400 £363 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +9.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £235 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

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 144 303 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.85% 30.03% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Reading

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 26 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (42.31%) VMware
4 21 (40.38%) Citrix
5 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (34.62%) Windows
7 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
8 15 (28.85%) WAN
8 15 (28.85%) Juniper
8 15 (28.85%) CCNA
9 14 (26.92%) HP
10 13 (25.00%) CCNP
10 13 (25.00%) VPN
11 12 (23.08%) Unix
11 12 (23.08%) Linux
12 11 (21.15%) Sun
12 11 (21.15%) MPLS
12 11 (21.15%) Migration
13 10 (19.23%) Load Balancing
13 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
13 10 (19.23%) LAN
14 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
14 9 (17.31%) ITIL
14 9 (17.31%) IBM
14 9 (17.31%) Private Cloud
14 9 (17.31%) Google
14 9 (17.31%) Data Migration
14 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (17.31%) Network Management
15 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related 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 3 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (5.77%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) WAN
2 13 (25.00%) VPN
3 11 (21.15%) MPLS
4 10 (19.23%) LAN
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (15.38%) BGP
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (15.38%) OSPF
7 7 (13.46%) SNMP
7 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
7 7 (13.46%) Wireless
8 6 (11.54%) Ethernet
8 6 (11.54%) PPP
8 6 (11.54%) VoIP
8 6 (11.54%) xDSL
9 5 (9.62%) IPsec
10 4 (7.69%) DSL
10 4 (7.69%) L2TP
10 4 (7.69%) WLAN
10 4 (7.69%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) IT Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Data Centre Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.85%) IT Support
7 2 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Test Environment Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Java EE
2 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (17.31%) Private Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) CMDB
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) AS400
5 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Unix
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.77%) Solaris
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 9 (17.31%) Data Migration
3 9 (17.31%) ITIL
3 9 (17.31%) Network Management
4 6 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.77%) Defect Management
5 3 (5.77%) Network Design
5 3 (5.77%) Presales
5 3 (5.77%) Process Improvement
5 3 (5.77%) Project Management
5 3 (5.77%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Line Management
6 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.85%) CCNA
3 13 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CCIE
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.85%) CCDA
6 2 (3.85%) CCVP
6 2 (3.85%) CISA
6 2 (3.85%) CISM
6 2 (3.85%) CISSP
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.85%) SCSA
6 2 (3.85%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCDP
7 1 (1.92%) CCIP
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.85%) GDPR
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) OPNET
2 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.92%) OVSD
2 1 (1.92%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (1.92%) TrustSec
2 1 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (42.31%) VMware
4 21 (40.38%) Citrix
5 15 (28.85%) Juniper
6 14 (26.92%) HP
7 11 (21.15%) Sun
8 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
9 9 (17.31%) Google
9 9 (17.31%) IBM
10 5 (9.62%) Palo Alto
11 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
11 4 (7.69%) F5
11 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
12 3 (5.77%) Arista
12 3 (5.77%) Huawei
12 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
13 2 (3.85%) Oracle
13 2 (3.85%) Sourcefire
13 2 (3.85%) Veritas
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