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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 34 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.12% 3.34% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 14.67% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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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
60 75 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.18% 22.80% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 31
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £174 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £410 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 19 December 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 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (50.00%) WatchGuard
3 21 (50.00%) ITIL
3 21 (50.00%) Cisco
4 20 (47.62%) ISO 9001
5 18 (42.86%) Citrix
5 18 (42.86%) VLAN
6 17 (40.48%) XenServer
6 17 (40.48%) VoIP
7 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
8 15 (35.71%) Kindle
9 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) MPLS
10 8 (19.05%) VPN
11 7 (16.67%) HP
11 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 7 (16.67%) SAN
11 7 (16.67%) Mitel
12 6 (14.29%) VMware
12 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (14.29%) 3PAR
12 6 (14.29%) Imperva
12 6 (14.29%) Blackberry
12 6 (14.29%) ISDN
12 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 6 (14.29%) DHCP
12 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 6 (14.29%) SSL
12 6 (14.29%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) VLAN
2 17 (40.48%) VoIP
3 9 (21.43%) DNS
3 9 (21.43%) MPLS
4 8 (19.05%) VPN
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
6 6 (14.29%) ISDN
6 6 (14.29%) DHCP
6 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (14.29%) SSL
7 5 (11.90%) WAN
7 5 (11.90%) LAN
8 3 (7.14%) LDAP
8 3 (7.14%) Internet
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.38%) Wireless
10 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.38%) Multicast
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Technician
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) MSMQ
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%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (80.95%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (7.14%) Information Security
3 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (11.90%) MCP
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) CCIE
3 2 (4.76%) CCNP
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (47.62%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
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%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) WatchGuard
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) Citrix
3 7 (16.67%) HP
3 7 (16.67%) Mitel
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 6 (14.29%) Imperva
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Nortel
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper
6 3 (7.14%) EMC
6 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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