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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.69% 1.10% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.45% 9.52% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
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£300 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £13.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +7.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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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
116 42 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.53% 11.54% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 42
Average daily rate £325 £235 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 10 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.69 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.13 £32.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) ITIL
3 19 (51.35%) Cisco
3 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (48.65%) WatchGuard
4 18 (48.65%) ISO 9001
5 16 (43.24%) VLAN
6 15 (40.54%) VoIP
6 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
6 15 (40.54%) Citrix
7 14 (37.84%) XenServer
8 12 (32.43%) Kindle
9 10 (27.03%) MPLS
10 8 (21.62%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) Mitel
11 7 (18.92%) WAN
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (16.22%) HP
12 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
12 6 (16.22%) LAN
12 6 (16.22%) MCP
12 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
12 6 (16.22%) Juniper
12 6 (16.22%) SAN
12 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
12 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (13.51%) Imperva
13 5 (13.51%) ISDN
13 5 (13.51%) SSL

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
1 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
1 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) VLAN
2 15 (40.54%) VoIP
3 10 (27.03%) MPLS
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 7 (18.92%) WAN
6 6 (16.22%) LAN
6 6 (16.22%) SAN
7 5 (13.51%) ISDN
7 5 (13.51%) SSL
7 5 (13.51%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.11%) Internet
10 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.41%) DHCP
10 2 (5.41%) Multicast
11 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
11 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.70%) Network Security
11 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Technician
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Change Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Kindle
2 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) CLARiiON
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 1 (2.70%) Network Design
2 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (2.70%) Data Security
2 1 (2.70%) Migration
2 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.70%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.22%) MCP
2 4 (10.81%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (48.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) XenServer
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.41%) vSphere
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) WatchGuard
3 15 (40.54%) Citrix
4 8 (21.62%) Mitel
5 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) Juniper
6 5 (13.51%) Imperva
7 4 (10.81%) Nortel
7 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.11%) VMware
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
9 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.41%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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