The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 11 16 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +37
Contract jobs citing Firewall 62 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.44% 7.47% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.49% 34.15% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 8
Median daily rate £320 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £308 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £21.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -16.00%
Firewall
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
157 164 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.36% 21.87% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 62
Median daily rate £375 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £247 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 13
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.53 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.88% +32.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £35.00 £35.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Hertfordshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Watford +18 34 £305 -28.23% 3
Hemel Hempstead +4 5 £400 -3.61% 3
Welwyn Garden City -5 4 £456 -13.09% 1
Stevenage -1 3 £375 -
Rickmansworth -1 2 £450 +12.50%
St Albans 0 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 48 (59.26%) Cisco
2 37 (45.68%) Juniper
3 35 (43.21%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (41.98%) CheckPoint
5 29 (35.80%) LAN
6 28 (34.57%) CCNA
7 26 (32.10%) DNS
8 25 (30.86%) Linux
9 24 (29.63%) VPN
10 20 (24.69%) Network Security
11 16 (19.75%) CCNP
12 15 (18.52%) WAN
12 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
13 14 (17.28%) Oracle
14 13 (16.05%) Unix
14 13 (16.05%) Python
15 12 (14.81%) DHCP
15 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
15 12 (14.81%) Puppet
16 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
16 11 (13.58%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (12.35%) Ruby
17 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
17 10 (12.35%) Tomcat
17 10 (12.35%) Windows
17 10 (12.35%) Java
17 10 (12.35%) SQL
17 10 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
18 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 10 (12.35%) Tomcat
2 9 (11.11%) Drupal
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.80%) LAN
2 26 (32.10%) DNS
3 24 (29.63%) VPN
4 20 (24.69%) Network Security
5 15 (18.52%) WAN
6 12 (14.81%) DHCP
7 11 (13.58%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (9.88%) BGP
9 8 (9.88%) Wireless
10 7 (8.64%) OSPF
10 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
11 6 (7.41%) VLAN
12 5 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (6.17%) IPsec
12 5 (6.17%) SAN
13 4 (4.94%) EIGRP
14 3 (3.70%) Internet
14 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
14 3 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (11.11%) DB2
2 9 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Ant
1 9 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 9 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.64%) Local Government
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Finance
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.28%) Architect
3 10 (12.35%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 9 (11.11%) Unix Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Network Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Network Support
7 5 (6.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Administrator
9 3 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) CCTV
5 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Linux
2 15 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (16.05%) Unix
4 10 (12.35%) Windows
5 9 (11.11%) AIX
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (4.94%) Solaris
7 3 (3.70%) CentOS
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
2 9 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 9 (11.11%) Software Delivery
2 9 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 8 (9.88%) ITIL
4 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.17%) Release Management
7 4 (4.94%) Project Management
7 4 (4.94%) SIEM
8 3 (3.70%) Change Management
8 3 (3.70%) Matrix Management
8 3 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.47%) Migration
9 2 (2.47%) Network Design
9 2 (2.47%) People Management
9 2 (2.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) Python
2 10 (12.35%) Java
2 10 (12.35%) Ruby
2 10 (12.35%) SQL
3 9 (11.11%) PHP
4 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.70%) AWK
6 2 (2.47%) Jython
6 2 (2.47%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.47%) sed
6 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.23%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (43.21%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (34.57%) CCNA
3 16 (19.75%) CCNP
4 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
5 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.17%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.17%) PMP
6 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.70%) Degree
8 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.47%) CCIE
8 2 (2.47%) CCSA
8 2 (2.47%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.47%) MCITP
8 2 (2.47%) MCTS
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) iptables
3 3 (3.70%) Firmware
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) NFS
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Puppet
2 11 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (11.11%) Ansible
4 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.23%) Netcool
5 1 (1.23%) Salt
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (59.26%) Cisco
2 37 (45.68%) Juniper
3 34 (41.98%) CheckPoint
4 14 (17.28%) Oracle
5 9 (11.11%) hybris
5 9 (11.11%) IBM
6 8 (9.88%) Citrix
6 8 (9.88%) F5
7 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.41%) Splunk
7 6 (7.41%) VMware
8 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.94%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.70%) Aruba
10 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.47%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (2.47%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.23%) Mercator