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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 20 37
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.91% 6.82% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 28.95% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
80 114 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.53% 23.55% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 17
Average daily rate £275 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £403 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -1.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (35.71%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 8 (28.57%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.00%) VMware
6 7 (25.00%) CCNP
6 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 7 (25.00%) DHCP
6 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (21.43%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (17.86%) F5
8 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (17.86%) OSPF
8 5 (17.86%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) Wireless
9 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
9 4 (14.29%) Clustering
9 4 (14.29%) Telecoms

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.71%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) VPN
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 8 (28.57%) LAN
3 8 (28.57%) WAN
3 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (17.86%) OSPF
5 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (14.29%) HSRP
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (14.29%) BGP
6 4 (14.29%) VRRP
6 4 (14.29%) Wireless
6 4 (14.29%) VoIP
6 4 (14.29%) WLAN
6 4 (14.29%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) Network Security
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (14.29%) EDRMS
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Network Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (14.29%) CLARiiON
3 4 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Debian
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
1 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) B2B
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Kanban
5 2 (7.14%) BDD
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNP
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (14.29%) CCIE
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) SSCP
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Nagios
1 3 (10.71%) Puppet
1 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
1 3 (10.71%) logstash
1 3 (10.71%) Graphite
1 3 (10.71%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 4 (14.29%) EMC
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
6 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
6 3 (10.71%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (10.71%) Google
7 2 (7.14%) Aruba
7 2 (7.14%) Splunk
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) BT
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper