Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 August 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 > Slough
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.87% 4.96% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 24.56% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 10
Slough median daily rate £373 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.36% +1.85% +9.31%
10th Percentile £255 £300 £149
90th Percentile £496 £375 £394
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £450 £380
% change year-on-year -8.33% +18.42% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Slough median hourly rate - - £22.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.75 £41.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -13.33% +22.22% +40.63%

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 54 57 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.53% 20.21% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 47
Slough median daily rate £313 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -3.45% +17.89%
10th Percentile £132 £154 £225
90th Percentile £489 £550 £507
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 £13.43 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.31% -19.82% -22.09%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.81 £11.58
90th Percentile £17.75 £14.74 £22.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year +53.85% -23.78% -36.83%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Slough

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Slough

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Slough over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Slough

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Slough region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) Office 365
3 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 4 (26.67%) Veeam
3 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Data Ingestion
4 3 (20.00%) Apache Spark
4 3 (20.00%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (20.00%) Flink
4 3 (20.00%) ETL
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Legal

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) MPLS
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) SSH
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
4 1 (6.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Big Data
1 4 (26.67%) Hadoop
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (20.00%) Flink
3 1 (6.67%) HBase
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analytics Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (6.67%) COM
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
1 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (20.00%) Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (20.00%) Data Ingestion
2 3 (20.00%) ETL
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
4 1 (6.67%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (6.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Docker
4 1 (6.67%) KVM
4 1 (6.67%) Xen
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) AirWatch
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Veeam
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Twitter
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya
5 1 (6.67%) Canon
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec