The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 56 23 52
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.51% 6.94% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 36.00% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 7
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£350 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
Firewall
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
107 100 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.68% 19.27% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 52
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 29
Average hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £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 Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridgeshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridgeshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -16 5 £350 -5.40% 8
Peterborough -17 3 - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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%) Cisco
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (37.84%) DNS
4 14 (37.84%) ITIL
5 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
6 12 (32.43%) Citrix
6 12 (32.43%) WatchGuard
7 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
7 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
7 11 (29.73%) VoIP
7 11 (29.73%) DHCP
8 10 (27.03%) VMware
9 9 (24.32%) XenServer
9 9 (24.32%) VLAN
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (24.32%) ISO 9001
10 8 (21.62%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
10 8 (21.62%) Linux
10 8 (21.62%) HP
10 8 (21.62%) Kindle
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
11 7 (18.92%) CCNA
12 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (16.22%) SQL
12 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (13.51%) F5
13 5 (13.51%) vSphere

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) DNS
2 11 (29.73%) VoIP
2 11 (29.73%) DHCP
3 9 (24.32%) VLAN
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (13.51%) SAN
6 5 (13.51%) Internet
7 4 (10.81%) Wireless
7 4 (10.81%) MPLS
7 4 (10.81%) SSL
7 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.81%) ISDN
8 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) LDAP
9 2 (5.41%) LAN
9 2 (5.41%) WAN
9 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (2.70%) Multicast
10 1 (2.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Support Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Information Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) MSMQ
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Kindle
2 5 (13.51%) CLARiiON
3 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) PKI
5 1 (2.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) UNIX
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Debian
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
2 3 (8.11%) Information Security
2 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.41%) Change Management
3 2 (5.41%) Change Control
3 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNA
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.70%) CCIP
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) XenServer
3 5 (13.51%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (8.11%) Nagios
1 3 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) Citrix
2 12 (32.43%) WatchGuard
3 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.03%) VMware
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.62%) HP
6 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
7 5 (13.51%) F5
7 5 (13.51%) EMC
8 4 (10.81%) Imperva
9 3 (8.11%) McAfee
9 3 (8.11%) Clearswift
10 2 (5.41%) Mitel
10 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.41%) Dell
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle
11 1 (2.70%) SAP
11 1 (2.70%) Juniper
11 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat