The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 34 34 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.92% 2.94% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 17.14% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Median daily rate £399 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £336 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 58 70 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 18.53% 17.16% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 35
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.00% +143.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £42.05 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cambridge over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 2 (18.18%) CA
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Law
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory

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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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
3 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Network Support
1 3 (27.27%) Network Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Python Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SOC Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Life Science
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (18.18%) SDLC
1 2 (18.18%) SIEM
1 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Security
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) C++
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCSA
3 1 (9.09%) CISM
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GAMP
2 1 (9.09%) GxP
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Docker
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (18.18%) KVM
2 2 (18.18%) LXC
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Riverbed
3 2 (18.18%) Vyatta
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Interwoven
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Qualys
4 1 (9.09%) SAP