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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 34 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.96% 1.59% 6.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.15% 8.93% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 12
Average daily rate £413 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -5.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
Firewall
Cambridgeshire

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
52 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.98% 17.78% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 31
Average daily rate £389 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 14
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (54.84%) WAN
2 12 (38.71%) Cisco
3 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
3 11 (35.48%) LAN
4 9 (29.03%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (29.03%) Juniper
5 8 (25.81%) CCNA
5 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
5 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
5 8 (25.81%) Patch Management
6 7 (22.58%) Nagios
6 7 (22.58%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) VoIP
7 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (19.35%) Splunk
8 5 (16.13%) F5
8 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
8 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (16.13%) Puppet
8 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Internet
8 5 (16.13%) ITIL
8 5 (16.13%) CCNP
8 5 (16.13%) VPN
8 5 (16.13%) Security Operations
9 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (12.90%) Data Centre

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.45%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) WAN
2 11 (35.48%) LAN
2 11 (35.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (22.58%) DNS
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (19.35%) VoIP
4 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (16.13%) Internet
5 5 (16.13%) VPN
6 4 (12.90%) BGP
6 4 (12.90%) MPLS
6 4 (12.90%) Network Security
6 4 (12.90%) OSPF
7 3 (9.68%) HTTP
7 3 (9.68%) Junos
7 3 (9.68%) SSH
8 2 (6.45%) Wireless
9 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
9 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) Vagrant
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Administrator
2 5 (16.13%) Network Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Load Balancing
1 8 (25.81%) Patch Management
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Security Operations
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (12.90%) Kanban
3 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (9.68%) BDD
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) CCNA
3 5 (16.13%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Nagios
2 5 (16.13%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) Graphite
3 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.45%) logstash
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Riemann
4 1 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Juniper
3 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
4 6 (19.35%) Splunk
5 5 (16.13%) F5
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Aruba
8 2 (6.45%) Dynatrace
8 2 (6.45%) FireEye
8 2 (6.45%) Google
8 2 (6.45%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.23%) AppDynamics
9 1 (3.23%) Avaya
9 1 (3.23%) Citrix
9 1 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (3.23%) HP
9 1 (3.23%) LogRhythm
9 1 (3.23%) New Relic
9 1 (3.23%) Nortel
9 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto