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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 41 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.45% 0.59% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.89% 4.60% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 12
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£325 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £153 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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
148 87 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.44% 12.87% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 38 42
Average daily rate £330 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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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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 +17 19 £325 +26.82% 8
Peterborough +3 1 £315 -
St Neots - - - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 31 (56.36%) Cisco
3 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (50.91%) ITIL
5 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
6 21 (38.18%) WatchGuard
7 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
8 19 (34.55%) VoIP
8 19 (34.55%) Citrix
8 19 (34.55%) VLAN
9 17 (30.91%) XenServer
10 15 (27.27%) HP
10 15 (27.27%) Kindle
11 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
12 12 (21.82%) VPN
12 12 (21.82%) MPLS
13 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (20.00%) SAN
13 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 10 (18.18%) DNS
15 9 (16.36%) WAN
15 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
15 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (14.55%) 3PAR
16 8 (14.55%) VMware
16 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
16 8 (14.55%) LAN
16 8 (14.55%) DHCP
16 8 (14.55%) SharePoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) VoIP
1 19 (34.55%) VLAN
2 12 (21.82%) VPN
2 12 (21.82%) MPLS
3 11 (20.00%) SAN
4 10 (18.18%) DNS
5 9 (16.36%) WAN
5 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (14.55%) DHCP
6 8 (14.55%) LAN
7 6 (10.91%) ISDN
7 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
7 6 (10.91%) SSL
7 6 (10.91%) Wireless
8 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (3.64%) Multicast
10 1 (1.82%) tcpdump
10 1 (1.82%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Network Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
7 3 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Support Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Kindle
2 7 (12.73%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.09%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (74.55%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.91%) Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.45%) UNIX
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Debian
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) ITIL
2 4 (7.27%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.45%) Change Control
4 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.64%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.82%) Data Security
5 1 (1.82%) DNA
5 1 (1.82%) Project Management
5 1 (1.82%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) CCNA
3 5 (9.09%) MCP
3 5 (9.09%) CCNP
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.64%) Degree
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.64%) MCSE
5 2 (3.64%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (36.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) XenServer
3 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) vSphere
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.64%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.82%) OPNET
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Cisco
2 21 (38.18%) WatchGuard
3 19 (34.55%) Citrix
4 15 (27.27%) HP
5 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.55%) VMware
6 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
6 8 (14.55%) 3PAR
7 7 (12.73%) Mitel
8 6 (10.91%) Juniper
8 6 (10.91%) Imperva
9 5 (9.09%) F5
9 5 (9.09%) EMC
9 5 (9.09%) Nortel
10 2 (3.64%) Dell
10 2 (3.64%) McAfee
10 2 (3.64%) Clearswift
10 2 (3.64%) Oracle
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
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