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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.78% 0.81% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.97% 6.12% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
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£313 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 2 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.11% 13.17% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (52.38%) WatchGuard
4 21 (50.00%) ISO 9001
5 19 (45.24%) VLAN
6 18 (42.86%) Citrix
6 18 (42.86%) VoIP
7 17 (40.48%) XenServer
8 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
9 15 (35.71%) Kindle
10 11 (26.19%) MPLS
11 9 (21.43%) VPN
12 8 (19.05%) Mitel
13 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (16.67%) SAN
13 7 (16.67%) WAN
13 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
14 6 (14.29%) ISDN
14 6 (14.29%) LAN
14 6 (14.29%) MCP
14 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
14 6 (14.29%) HP
14 6 (14.29%) SSL
14 6 (14.29%) Juniper
14 6 (14.29%) Imperva

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) VLAN
2 18 (42.86%) VoIP
3 11 (26.19%) MPLS
4 9 (21.43%) VPN
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
5 7 (16.67%) WAN
6 6 (14.29%) ISDN
6 6 (14.29%) LAN
6 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 6 (14.29%) SSL
7 4 (9.52%) DNS
8 3 (7.14%) Internet
8 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.76%) Multicast
9 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.76%) DHCP
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 19 (45.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Technician
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Change Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
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%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) ITIL
2 1 (2.38%) DNA
2 1 (2.38%) Migration
2 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (2.38%) Data Security
2 1 (2.38%) Network Design
2 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCP
3 4 (9.52%) CCNP
3 4 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) CCIP
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (50.00%) 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 Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OPNET
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 22 (52.38%) WatchGuard
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) Mitel
5 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Juniper
5 6 (14.29%) Imperva
5 6 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) Nortel
7 3 (7.14%) EMC
7 3 (7.14%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Veeam