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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.64% 1.23% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 5.48% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £269 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -17.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+21.83% -16.34%
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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
69 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.91% 22.39% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 29
Average daily rate £335 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 November 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 (75.56%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (48.89%) Cisco
4 21 (46.67%) ITIL
4 21 (46.67%) WatchGuard
5 20 (44.44%) ISO 9001
6 18 (40.00%) VoIP
6 18 (40.00%) Citrix
6 18 (40.00%) VLAN
7 17 (37.78%) XenServer
8 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
9 15 (33.33%) Kindle
10 10 (22.22%) MPLS
10 10 (22.22%) DNS
11 8 (17.78%) VPN
12 7 (15.56%) HP
12 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
12 7 (15.56%) SAN
12 7 (15.56%) Mitel
13 6 (13.33%) VMware
13 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (13.33%) Imperva
13 6 (13.33%) 3PAR
13 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
13 6 (13.33%) ISDN
13 6 (13.33%) WAN
13 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.33%) SSL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) VoIP
1 18 (40.00%) VLAN
2 10 (22.22%) MPLS
2 10 (22.22%) DNS
3 8 (17.78%) VPN
4 7 (15.56%) SAN
5 6 (13.33%) ISDN
5 6 (13.33%) WAN
5 6 (13.33%) SSL
5 6 (13.33%) DHCP
5 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 5 (11.11%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) Internet
7 3 (6.67%) LDAP
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.22%) Wireless
9 1 (2.22%) Network Security
9 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.22%) Multicast
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Technician
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Support
7 2 (4.44%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Change Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Support Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
1 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Kindle
2 6 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.67%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) DTV
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
5 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (75.56%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (6.67%) Information Security
3 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCP
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 4 (8.89%) CCNA
4 3 (6.67%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (4.44%) CCIE
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.22%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (44.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) XenServer
2 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Nagios
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
1 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
2 21 (46.67%) WatchGuard
3 18 (40.00%) Citrix
4 7 (15.56%) HP
4 7 (15.56%) Mitel
5 6 (13.33%) VMware
5 6 (13.33%) Imperva
5 6 (13.33%) 3PAR
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper
6 4 (8.89%) Nortel
7 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.67%) EMC
7 3 (6.67%) F5
8 1 (2.22%) McAfee
8 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.22%) SAP
8 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds