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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 37 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.87% 0.77% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 3.06% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £370 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.50 £19.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.57% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £19.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £19.00 £23.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 98 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.11% 25.06% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 36
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 25
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £12.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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
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 16 April 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 13 (56.52%) SAN
4 10 (43.48%) IIS
5 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
6 8 (34.78%) WAN
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 8 (34.78%) HP
6 8 (34.78%) NetApp
6 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
6 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (30.43%) Linux
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
8 6 (26.09%) Citrix
8 6 (26.09%) FTP
8 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
8 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec
8 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 6 (26.09%) XenApp
9 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (21.74%) MCSE
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 4 (17.39%) VPN
11 3 (13.04%) Validation
11 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
11 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (13.04%) GxP
11 3 (13.04%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (43.48%) IIS
2 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
3 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) SAN
2 8 (34.78%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) FTP
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) Frame Relay
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.35%) WLAN
7 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Wintel Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Data Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
2 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCSE
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) GxP
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.35%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) NetBackup
1 6 (26.09%) Backup Exec
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) NetApp
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 8 (34.78%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) Nortel
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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