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 3 months to 28 March 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 47 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.97% 2.08% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.33% 15.29% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
Median daily rate £399 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £336 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £413 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +114.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.44% -23.63%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 85 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.18% 13.60% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 47
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £280 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £447 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 18
Median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough - 8 £300 - 2
Cambridge +4 6 £399 -3.33% 3
Huntingdon - 1 £500 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
8 4 (17.39%) Java EE
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Java
8 4 (17.39%) JBoss
8 4 (17.39%) LAN
8 4 (17.39%) CCNA
8 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall

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 4 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (17.39%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) Wireless
2 5 (21.74%) DHCP
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (8.70%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) PuTTY
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (8.70%) WLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Support
4 3 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.70%) Environment Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Environment Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) WLAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.35%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.35%) Unix
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 2 (8.70%) Software Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (4.35%) Conflict Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) CCSA
5 1 (4.35%) CISM
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Data Quality
1 3 (13.04%) GDPR
2 2 (8.70%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) GAMP
3 1 (4.35%) GxP
3 1 (4.35%) HIPAA
3 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.70%) Docker
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) KVM
4 2 (8.70%) LXC
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Snort
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.35%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Brocade
3 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.04%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Peregrine
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
4 2 (8.70%) Vyatta
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Interwoven
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Temenos