Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 55 52
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.80% 2.55% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.73% 14.75% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 28
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £381 £386 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -6.36% +50.00%
10th Percentile £261 £184 £313
90th Percentile £451 £496 £435
East of England median daily rate £369 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -1.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £20.75 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.84% -32.52% +39.77%
10th Percentile £14.15 £18.50 £17.78
90th Percentile £20.10 £43.18 £42.33
East of England median hourly rate £18.82 £20.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year -9.31% +13.70% -21.72%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 176 183 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.70% 17.26% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 85 81
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £158 £155 £235
90th Percentile £525 £509 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 26
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.50 £33.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% -26.67% +38.46%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.00 £28.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £47.50 £59.38
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% -34.67% +53.06%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +1 19 £375 +1.35% 9
Cambridge -2 6 £425 +6.92% 8
Ely - 2 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 15 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (35.00%) GIAC
3 12 (30.00%) Information Security
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco
4 11 (27.50%) OSCP
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) VPN
6 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
6 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
6 9 (22.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.50%) Citrix
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (17.50%) VMware
8 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.00%) VLAN
9 6 (15.00%) WAN
10 5 (12.50%) DHCP
10 5 (12.50%) DNS
10 5 (12.50%) MCSE
10 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.50%) XenApp

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) LAN
2 9 (22.50%) VPN
3 6 (15.00%) VLAN
3 6 (15.00%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) DHCP
4 5 (12.50%) DNS
5 4 (10.00%) Network Security
5 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) Wireless
6 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (5.00%) VoIP
8 1 (2.50%) 802.11
8 1 (2.50%) ATM
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.50%) Frame Relay
8 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.50%) OpenVPN
8 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.50%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Administrator
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Application Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) SIEM Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Web Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Web Applications Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.50%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) CentOS
7 1 (2.50%) Fedora
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (30.00%) Information Security
3 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (22.50%) Incident Management
5 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 4 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 3 (7.50%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (7.50%) Disk Encryption
8 3 (7.50%) Event Correlation
8 3 (7.50%) Information Management
8 3 (7.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
8 3 (7.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.50%) SIEM
8 3 (7.50%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) AWK
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) GIAC
2 11 (27.50%) OSCP
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (12.50%) MCSE
5 3 (7.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) CCNP
5 3 (7.50%) CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) CISSP
5 3 (7.50%) CSSLP
5 3 (7.50%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) GCIH
5 3 (7.50%) GCWN
5 3 (7.50%) ISSAP
5 3 (7.50%) ISSEP
5 3 (7.50%) RHCA
5 3 (7.50%) RHCE
5 3 (7.50%) SANS
5 3 (7.50%) SSCP
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (7.50%) BitLocker
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (7.50%) VirtualBox
5 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) XenServer
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.00%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 7 (17.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Aruba
4 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.00%) Symantec
5 3 (7.50%) Acronis
5 3 (7.50%) Kaspersky
5 3 (7.50%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) Sophos
5 3 (7.50%) Veeam
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) ShoreTel
7 1 (2.50%) Arista
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp