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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 39 56 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.53% 1.38% 7.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 9.26% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 28
Average daily rate £381 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £333 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
72 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.16% 14.94% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 52
Average daily rate £325 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £104 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £418 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 17
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 11 £413 +17.85% 11
Peterborough +13 3 £235 - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (51.28%) WAN
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
3 11 (28.21%) Patch Management
4 9 (23.08%) Juniper
4 9 (23.08%) Linux
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 8 (20.51%) CCNA
5 8 (20.51%) Load Balancing
6 7 (17.95%) DNS
6 7 (17.95%) VoIP
6 7 (17.95%) Nagios
6 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
7 6 (15.38%) F5
7 6 (15.38%) Splunk
7 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
8 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.82%) Internet
8 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.82%) CCNP
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.82%) VPN
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL
8 5 (12.82%) Windows
8 5 (12.82%) Puppet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) WAN
2 14 (35.90%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.95%) DNS
4 7 (17.95%) VoIP
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (12.82%) Internet
6 5 (12.82%) VPN
7 4 (10.26%) BGP
7 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 4 (10.26%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) OSPF
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
8 3 (7.69%) HTTP
8 3 (7.69%) Junos
8 3 (7.69%) SAN
8 3 (7.69%) SSH
9 1 (2.56%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) MySQL
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Administrator
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Network Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) CMDB
2 2 (5.13%) HP Storage
2 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) CentOS
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Patch Management
2 8 (20.51%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Security Operations
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (10.26%) Kanban
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design
4 4 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.69%) Email Filtering
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.51%) CCNA
3 5 (12.82%) CCNP
4 3 (7.69%) CCIE
5 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Nagios
2 5 (12.82%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) Graphite
3 2 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.13%) logstash
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.13%) Riemann
4 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Juniper
3 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.38%) F5
4 6 (15.38%) Splunk
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Aruba
6 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) IronPort
7 2 (5.13%) Dynatrace
7 2 (5.13%) FireEye
7 2 (5.13%) Google
7 2 (5.13%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Nortel
8 1 (2.56%) VMware