Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 65 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 26 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.04% 1.13% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 8.70% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 29
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £260 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.82% +3.03% +26.92%
10th Percentile £233 £332 £332
90th Percentile £410 £493 £475
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.18 £51.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.27% +209.09% -31.96%
10th Percentile £15.32 £50.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £17.04 £51.50 £18.25
East of England median hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.27% +50.26% -10.64%

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 225 138 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.65% 13.04% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 72
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £363 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.97% +25.83%
10th Percentile £143 £133 £185
90th Percentile £495 £516 £475
East of England median daily rate £363 £365 £375
% change year-on-year -0.68% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 36 36
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -19.02% +35.83%
10th Percentile £16.13 £12.19 £20.38
90th Percentile £50.95 £45.00 £58.13
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +45.08%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 7 £260 - 5
Cambridge -9 7 £284 -33.24% 25
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 12 (46.15%) Information Security
1 12 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (42.31%) OSCP
2 11 (42.31%) GIAC
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Wireless
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 7 (26.92%) VPN
6 7 (26.92%) HP
6 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
6 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) SAN
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V

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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Wireless
2 8 (30.77%) LAN
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) WAN
5 5 (19.23%) SAN
6 4 (15.38%) DHCP
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (11.54%) SNMP
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.85%) DNS
9 1 (3.85%) Network Security
9 1 (3.85%) VLAN
9 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Support
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (15.38%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 4 (15.38%) Network Management
5 4 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.85%) BCP
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) GIAC
1 11 (42.31%) OSCP
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) GISP
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.85%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) arcserve
3 4 (15.38%) CA
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Arista
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) VMware