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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 17 44
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.51% 6.64% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 27.69% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
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£350 £370 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +131.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -20.90%
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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
59 65 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.77% 23.99% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £44.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (48.00%) WatchGuard
4 10 (40.00%) ITIL
4 10 (40.00%) VoIP
4 10 (40.00%) Citrix
5 9 (36.00%) ISO 9001
5 9 (36.00%) DNS
5 9 (36.00%) VLAN
5 9 (36.00%) XenServer
6 8 (32.00%) Kindle
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
8 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
8 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.00%) MPLS
9 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (16.00%) ISDN
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) CCNA
9 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
9 4 (16.00%) SSL
9 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.00%) Imperva
10 3 (12.00%) vSphere
10 3 (12.00%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) VoIP
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) VLAN
3 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 6 (24.00%) VPN
4 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (16.00%) ISDN
4 4 (16.00%) MPLS
4 4 (16.00%) SSL
5 3 (12.00%) SAN
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) LDAP
6 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Multicast
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.00%) LAN
7 1 (4.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Kindle
2 3 (12.00%) CLARiiON
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security
3 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) CCIE
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCIP
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) XenServer
2 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) WatchGuard
3 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (16.00%) Imperva
7 3 (12.00%) F5
7 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (12.00%) EMC
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) Mitel
9 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.00%) SAP
9 1 (4.00%) McAfee
9 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
9 1 (4.00%) Juniper