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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 36 25 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.32% 4.90% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 35.00% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
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£388 £370 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +131.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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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 40 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.05% 13.99% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 26
Average daily rate £350 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 22
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) XenServer
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (11.11%) Kindle
6 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) VPN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) LDAP
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Information Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
1 1 (11.11%) XenServer
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Clearswift
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
3 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) F5