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 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 57 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.66% 4.14% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.21% 23.30% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 17
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £363 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
116 103 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.81% 17.76% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 49
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £384 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 34
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 2014. 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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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 -7 7 £350 +16.66% 3
Peterborough -11 1 - - 1
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Cisco
2 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (43.64%) ITIL
3 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
4 21 (38.18%) WatchGuard
5 20 (36.36%) Citrix
5 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
6 18 (32.73%) VLAN
6 18 (32.73%) VoIP
7 17 (30.91%) XenServer
8 15 (27.27%) Kindle
9 14 (25.45%) DNS
9 14 (25.45%) HP
10 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
12 11 (20.00%) DHCP
12 11 (20.00%) SAN
12 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 11 (20.00%) VMware
13 10 (18.18%) MPLS
13 10 (18.18%) VPN
14 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
14 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (14.55%) Blackberry
15 8 (14.55%) Linux
15 8 (14.55%) WAN
15 8 (14.55%) LAN
15 8 (14.55%) 3PAR
16 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) VoIP
1 18 (32.73%) VLAN
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) SAN
3 11 (20.00%) DHCP
4 10 (18.18%) MPLS
4 10 (18.18%) VPN
5 8 (14.55%) WAN
5 8 (14.55%) LAN
6 6 (10.91%) ISDN
6 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
6 6 (10.91%) SSL
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.09%) Internet
8 4 (7.27%) Wireless
9 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.45%) LDAP
10 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (1.82%) Multicast
11 1 (1.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
6 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Support Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.82%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Kindle
2 8 (14.55%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.45%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.45%) Replication
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.45%) UNIX
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.64%) Debian
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) ITIL
2 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
2 3 (5.45%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (5.45%) Information Security
2 3 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.64%) Change Management
3 2 (3.64%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.82%) CRM
4 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
4 1 (1.82%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.82%) Network Management
4 1 (1.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCNA
3 5 (9.09%) MCP
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) CCIE
6 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) XenServer
3 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) vSphere
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Nagios
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
1 3 (5.45%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (5.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Cisco
2 21 (38.18%) WatchGuard
3 20 (36.36%) Citrix
4 14 (25.45%) HP
5 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 11 (20.00%) VMware
7 8 (14.55%) 3PAR
8 7 (12.73%) Mitel
9 6 (10.91%) Imperva
10 5 (9.09%) F5
10 5 (9.09%) EMC
10 5 (9.09%) Nortel
11 4 (7.27%) Juniper
12 3 (5.45%) McAfee
12 3 (5.45%) Clearswift
13 2 (3.64%) Dell
13 2 (3.64%) Oracle
13 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
14 1 (1.82%) SAP
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