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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 18 August 2022 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 55 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 17 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.74% 2.70% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.46% 17.71% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 4
10th Percentile £363 £283 £314
25th Percentile £400 £313 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £450 £349
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% +29.03% -9.42%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £377
90th Percentile £638 - £391
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -16.31%

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 156 96 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.34% 15.26% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 50 32
10th Percentile £311 £269 £201
25th Percentile £348 £313 £236
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £325
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -12.75%
75th Percentile £538 £438 £371
90th Percentile £679 £525 £400
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% -74.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £15.75 £20.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £16.11 £49.63 -
East of England median hourly rate £24.04 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +33.56% -7.69% +20.37%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Cambridgeshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Cambridgeshire.

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 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough -5 8 £550 +69.23% 3
Cambridge -7 6 £498 -0.50% 12
Huntingdon - 2 £663 - 2
St Neots - 1 £163 - 1
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 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 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) Social Skills
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Information Security
6 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 5 (23.81%) CCNP
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) Internet
6 5 (23.81%) NIST
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Azure
7 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (19.05%) Back Office
7 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Agile
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL

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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) Wireless
4 5 (23.81%) Internet
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) BGP
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) DNS
7 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (9.52%) SD-WAN
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) WLAN
8 1 (4.76%) FabricPath
8 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Back Office
2 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Network Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Associate Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Associate Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) CCTV
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (23.81%) Information Security
2 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (14.29%) Agile
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Knowledge Transfer
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) User Stories
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Advanced Persistent Threat
4 2 (9.52%) Business Case
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Password Management
4 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
4 2 (9.52%) SOAR
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNP
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) CRISC
3 1 (4.76%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) NIST
2 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (9.52%) GDPR
4 2 (9.52%) GRC
4 2 (9.52%) NCSC
5 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) Observium
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Aruba
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) ForeScout
5 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.76%) Kronos
5 1 (4.76%) Meraki
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam
5 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard