The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 28 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.22% 3.17% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.69% 16.00% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 2
Median daily rate £413 £314 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.47% +6.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £384 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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
64 75 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.58% 19.84% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 32
Median daily rate £413 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £401 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £16.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 19 (61.29%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) LAN
3 12 (38.71%) SaaS
3 12 (38.71%) Patch Management
4 11 (35.48%) Identity Access Management
4 11 (35.48%) Security Operations
4 11 (35.48%) PaaS
4 11 (35.48%) IaaS
4 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
6 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
6 9 (29.03%) Windows
6 9 (29.03%) SQL
6 9 (29.03%) ITIL
6 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
6 9 (29.03%) Open Source
7 8 (25.81%) Puppet
7 8 (25.81%) Splunk
7 8 (25.81%) LogRhythm
7 8 (25.81%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) EMC
8 7 (22.58%) Oracle
8 7 (22.58%) Solaris
8 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Unix
8 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (22.58%) Nagios
8 7 (22.58%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) SaaS
2 11 (35.48%) IaaS
2 11 (35.48%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) LAN
3 8 (25.81%) DNS
4 7 (22.58%) SAN
5 5 (16.13%) Network Security
6 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.90%) VPN
7 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.45%) Internet
7 2 (6.45%) MPLS
7 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.45%) Wireless
8 1 (3.23%) BGP
8 1 (3.23%) DMVPN
8 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.23%) OSPF
8 1 (3.23%) VPLS
8 1 (3.23%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Robot Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Security Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Security Solutions Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (29.03%) Administrator
4 6 (19.35%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) Unix Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.23%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (3.23%) Spring
1 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Solaris
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Patch Management
2 11 (35.48%) Identity Access Management
2 11 (35.48%) Security Operations
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
4 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Open Source
5 7 (22.58%) Change Control
5 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (22.58%) High Availability
5 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) PL/SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCNA
3 3 (9.68%) CCIE
3 3 (9.68%) CCNP
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PMP
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) COBIT
1 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) iptables
1 7 (22.58%) Postfix
1 7 (22.58%) Sendmail
1 7 (22.58%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Cobbler
2 7 (22.58%) Nagios
2 7 (22.58%) OSSEC
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
1 8 (25.81%) LogRhythm
1 8 (25.81%) Splunk
2 7 (22.58%) EMC
2 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
2 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
2 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
2 7 (22.58%) TippingPoint
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Aruba
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Nortel
6 1 (3.23%) VMware