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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.42% 0.30% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 1.82% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 - £14.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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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
90 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.39% 16.62% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 32
Average daily rate £335 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 25
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (54.76%) Cisco
4 22 (52.38%) ITIL
5 21 (50.00%) WatchGuard
6 20 (47.62%) ISO 9001
7 19 (45.24%) VLAN
8 18 (42.86%) VoIP
8 18 (42.86%) Citrix
9 17 (40.48%) XenServer
10 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
11 15 (35.71%) Kindle
12 11 (26.19%) MPLS
13 10 (23.81%) VPN
14 7 (16.67%) SAN
14 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (16.67%) WAN
14 7 (16.67%) HP
14 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
14 7 (16.67%) Mitel
15 6 (14.29%) Juniper
15 6 (14.29%) Imperva
15 6 (14.29%) 3PAR
15 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (14.29%) ISDN
15 6 (14.29%) LAN
15 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 6 (14.29%) SSL
15 6 (14.29%) Ethernet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) VLAN
2 18 (42.86%) VoIP
3 11 (26.19%) MPLS
4 10 (23.81%) VPN
5 7 (16.67%) WAN
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
6 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (14.29%) ISDN
6 6 (14.29%) LAN
6 6 (14.29%) SSL
7 5 (11.90%) DNS
8 3 (7.14%) DHCP
8 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.76%) Multicast
9 2 (4.76%) Internet
9 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.38%) WLAN
10 1 (2.38%) IPv6
10 1 (2.38%) BGP
10 1 (2.38%) Wireless
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Technician
6 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Change Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Wintel Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Wintel Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Kindle
2 6 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.14%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) ITIL
2 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
2 1 (2.38%) DNA
2 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (2.38%) Data Security
2 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.38%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) MCP
3 4 (9.52%) CCNP
3 4 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) XenServer
2 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) OPNET
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 7 (16.67%) HP
4 7 (16.67%) Mitel
5 6 (14.29%) Imperva
5 6 (14.29%) 3PAR
5 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) Juniper
6 4 (9.52%) Nortel
6 4 (9.52%) VMware
7 3 (7.14%) F5
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) McAfee
8 1 (2.38%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
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