Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 57 58
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 56 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.67% 2.70% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.34% 13.26% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 15
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.89% +3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £254 £208 £313
90th Percentile £530 £396 £435
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% -47.76% +41.05%

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 221 279 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.45% 20.35% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 124 48
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £186 £223
90th Percentile £487 £482 £558
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 54 27
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.91% +20.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.28 £26.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.80 £77.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% -33.11% +15.63%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Cambridge +12 29 £425 +104.33% 20
Peterborough +10 16 £375 +0.67% 6
Ely - 3 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 23 (41.07%) Linux
2 22 (39.29%) DNS
3 20 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
4 19 (33.93%) VMware
4 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (32.14%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (30.36%) LAMP
6 17 (30.36%) Docker
6 17 (30.36%) DevOps
6 17 (30.36%) Kubernetes
7 15 (26.79%) Bash Shell
7 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (26.79%) NetApp
7 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
7 15 (26.79%) Python
8 14 (25.00%) Cisco
9 13 (23.21%) Apache
9 13 (23.21%) Perl
9 13 (23.21%) CentOS
10 12 (21.43%) ZABBIX
10 12 (21.43%) nginx
10 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
10 12 (21.43%) Puppet
10 12 (21.43%) MongoDB
10 12 (21.43%) Salt
10 12 (21.43%) Vagrant
10 12 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (21.43%) OpenStack
10 12 (21.43%) Jenkins

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 13 (23.21%) Apache
2 12 (21.43%) nginx
2 12 (21.43%) OpenStack
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) VPN
3 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
4 10 (17.86%) WAN
4 10 (17.86%) Wireless
5 9 (16.07%) LAN
5 9 (16.07%) Network Security
5 9 (16.07%) Unicast
6 8 (14.29%) VoIP
7 6 (10.71%) HTTP
7 6 (10.71%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (7.14%) VLAN
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.36%) DHCP
9 3 (5.36%) Internet
9 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.57%) OpenVPN
10 2 (3.57%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 12 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 12 (21.43%) MySQL
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 12 (21.43%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Publishing
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior DevOps
4 5 (8.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Network Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Firewall Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) LAMP
2 12 (21.43%) LAPP Stack
2 12 (21.43%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (10.71%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.57%) SAML
6 1 (1.79%) LDAP
6 1 (1.79%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) PKI
2 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (10.71%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) CMDB
4 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Linux
2 13 (23.21%) CentOS
3 10 (17.86%) Windows
4 9 (16.07%) Ubuntu
5 8 (14.29%) Unix
5 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.36%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.79%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) DevOps
2 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.93%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (8.93%) DRM
5 5 (8.93%) High Availability
6 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
6 4 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (5.36%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.36%) Information Security
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.57%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.79%) Bash Shell
1 15 (26.79%) Python
2 13 (23.21%) Perl
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.43%) Ruby
4 6 (10.71%) SQL
5 3 (5.36%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) AWK
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.71%) CCNP
4 5 (8.93%) GIAC
5 4 (7.14%) MCSE
6 3 (5.36%) GISP
6 3 (5.36%) OSCP
7 2 (3.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (3.57%) CCDA
7 2 (3.57%) CCIE
7 2 (3.57%) CCNA
7 2 (3.57%) CCSP
7 2 (3.57%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) CSSLP
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) MCSA
7 2 (3.57%) RHCE
7 2 (3.57%) SANS
7 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) Docker
2 15 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.36%) vSphere
6 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) Kubernetes
2 12 (21.43%) Ansible
2 12 (21.43%) Nagios
2 12 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (21.43%) Puppet
2 12 (21.43%) Salt
2 12 (21.43%) Terraform
2 12 (21.43%) ZABBIX
3 5 (8.93%) FortiGate
4 3 (5.36%) vMotion
5 2 (3.57%) Nmap
5 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.57%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
2 19 (33.93%) VMware
3 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.79%) NetApp
4 14 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (8.93%) Aruba
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.14%) Riverbed
8 3 (5.36%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.36%) Nokia
8 3 (5.36%) ShoreTel
9 2 (3.57%) Avaya
9 2 (3.57%) Exinda
9 2 (3.57%) F5
9 2 (3.57%) Mitel
9 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec