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 22 June 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.

Firewall
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 25 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.30% 5.46% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 37.04% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 12
Median daily rate £195 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.21% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £448 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

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 66 54 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.78% 14.75% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 42
Median daily rate £208 £413 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +42.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £625 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +119.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) CCNP
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Apple
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (18.75%) SCOrch

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
7 2 (12.50%) MPLS
8 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) GAMP
2 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (6.25%) Nessus
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Apple
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Aruba
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (12.50%) F5
4 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Qualys