The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.71% 1.56% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.45% 10.53% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
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£313 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +8.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 57 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.99% 14.84% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 50
Average daily rate £325 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.05 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
Cambridgeshire

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 28 July 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) ITIL
3 12 (46.15%) ISO 9001
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
5 10 (38.46%) VLAN
5 10 (38.46%) WatchGuard
5 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
7 8 (30.77%) VoIP
7 8 (30.77%) XenServer
8 7 (26.92%) MPLS
8 7 (26.92%) Kindle
9 6 (23.08%) Juniper
9 6 (23.08%) SAN
9 6 (23.08%) WAN
9 6 (23.08%) Mitel
10 5 (19.23%) LAN
10 5 (19.23%) MCP
10 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
10 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
10 5 (19.23%) HP
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) VPN
11 4 (15.38%) Nortel
11 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
12 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (11.54%) VMware
12 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
12 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) VLAN
2 8 (30.77%) VoIP
3 7 (26.92%) MPLS
4 6 (23.08%) SAN
4 6 (23.08%) WAN
5 5 (19.23%) LAN
6 4 (15.38%) VPN
7 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.69%) ISDN
7 2 (7.69%) Internet
7 2 (7.69%) SSL
8 1 (3.85%) IPv6
8 1 (3.85%) BGP
8 1 (3.85%) WLAN
8 1 (3.85%) DNS
8 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.85%) Network Security
8 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.85%) tcpdump
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Technician
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Change Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Kindle
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) DNA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Security
2 1 (3.85%) Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Network Design
2 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) XenServer
3 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OPNET
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) WatchGuard
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Juniper
4 6 (23.08%) Mitel
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) Nortel
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 2 (7.69%) Imperva
9 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.85%) Veeam
9 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
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