The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.19% 4.67% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.98% 22.22% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 99 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.76% 21.02% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 19
Average daily rate £288 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £193 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridge region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) VPN
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) CCNP
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) LAN
5 7 (30.43%) WAN
5 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) CCNA
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) F5
6 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (21.74%) CCIE
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) OSPF
8 4 (17.39%) EDRMS
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (17.39%) SAN
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 4 (17.39%) BGP
8 4 (17.39%) VRRP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) VPN
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) DHCP
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 6 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (21.74%) OSPF
6 4 (17.39%) BGP
6 4 (17.39%) VRRP
6 4 (17.39%) Wireless
6 4 (17.39%) VoIP
6 4 (17.39%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) SAN
6 4 (17.39%) HSRP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 2 (8.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (17.39%) EDRMS
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Security Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Environment Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) CLARiiON
2 4 (17.39%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (17.39%) Debian
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) B2B
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) ISMS
5 1 (4.35%) SIEM
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) SSCP
7 1 (4.35%) CISM
7 1 (4.35%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (17.39%) vSphere
2 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 6 (26.09%) F5
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 3 (13.04%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.04%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) BT
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
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