The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 21 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 54 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.67% 2.90% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.03% 18.70% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
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£400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £239 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £444 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +1.13%
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
174 123 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.48% 15.51% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 56 16
Average daily rate £450 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +4 15 £400 -
Stevenage 0 10 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -1 3 £470 +17.50% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £400 -
Royston - 2 £175 -
St Albans - 2 £475 - 2
Watford 0 1 - - 3
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 47 (44.34%) Cisco
2 36 (33.96%) Windows
3 29 (27.36%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (23.58%) Java
5 24 (22.64%) Linux
5 24 (22.64%) DNS
6 23 (21.70%) Juniper
6 23 (21.70%) Finance
7 22 (20.75%) Internet
7 22 (20.75%) ITIL
8 21 (19.81%) LAN
8 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (18.87%) Active Directory
10 18 (16.98%) Telnet
11 17 (16.04%) Identity Management
11 17 (16.04%) Toad
11 17 (16.04%) Oracle
11 17 (16.04%) Blue Coat
11 17 (16.04%) SSH
11 17 (16.04%) Cyber-Ark
12 16 (15.09%) PuTTY
12 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
12 16 (15.09%) VMware
12 16 (15.09%) .NET
12 16 (15.09%) DHCP
12 16 (15.09%) LDAP
12 16 (15.09%) CCNA
12 16 (15.09%) Tivoli
13 15 (14.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 15 (14.15%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.60%) WebSphere Portal
2 7 (6.60%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (6.60%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.77%) IIS
5 4 (3.77%) Apache
5 4 (3.77%) WorkSite
6 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
2 2 (1.89%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.36%) Cisco ASA
2 24 (22.64%) DNS
3 22 (20.75%) Internet
4 21 (19.81%) LAN
5 18 (16.98%) Telnet
6 17 (16.04%) SSH
7 16 (15.09%) LDAP
7 16 (15.09%) DHCP
7 16 (15.09%) PuTTY
8 15 (14.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (12.26%) SSL
9 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
10 12 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (11.32%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (10.38%) Network Security
12 10 (9.43%) VPN
12 10 (9.43%) WAN
12 10 (9.43%) FTP
12 10 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (7.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Toad
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.15%) Analyst
3 14 (13.21%) Consultant
4 12 (11.32%) Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Portal Developer
7 7 (6.60%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Developer
8 6 (5.66%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.77%) NOC Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) CSS
2 11 (10.38%) JSP
2 11 (10.38%) SAML
2 11 (10.38%) JSTL
3 2 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.55%) PKI
3 4 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.89%) e-Health
5 2 (1.89%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.96%) Windows
2 24 (22.64%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.83%) UNIX
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.94%) Android
9 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) ITIL
2 17 (16.04%) Identity Management
3 11 (10.38%) Load Balancing
3 11 (10.38%) High Availability
3 11 (10.38%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery
5 9 (8.49%) Information Security
6 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.55%) Project Management
7 6 (5.66%) Asset Management
7 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.72%) Change Control
9 4 (3.77%) Data Analytics
9 4 (3.77%) Network Design
9 4 (3.77%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.77%) Process Management
9 4 (3.77%) Change Management
9 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.77%) Analytics
10 3 (2.83%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) Java
2 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (15.09%) CCNA
3 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.55%) CCNP
6 7 (6.60%) Degree
6 7 (6.60%) OCA
6 7 (6.60%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (3.77%) MCSE
7 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.83%) ISEB
8 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.89%) RHCE
9 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.89%) CISSP
9 2 (1.89%) CCIE
9 2 (1.89%) CISM
9 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.94%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.43%) vSphere
4 8 (7.55%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 7 (6.60%) Firmware
6 5 (4.72%) UAG
6 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.72%) XenApp
7 4 (3.77%) XenServer
8 3 (2.83%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.89%) Xen
9 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.94%) Snort
10 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) Tivoli
2 15 (14.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 14 (13.21%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (7.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (6.60%) Novell Identity Manager
6 5 (4.72%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.89%) Puppet
7 2 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.89%) SCCM
8 1 (0.94%) SCOM
8 1 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.94%) RANCID
8 1 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (44.34%) Cisco
2 23 (21.70%) Juniper
3 17 (16.04%) Oracle
3 17 (16.04%) Blue Coat
3 17 (16.04%) Cyber-Ark
4 16 (15.09%) VMware
5 14 (13.21%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.32%) Citrix
7 11 (10.38%) Websense
7 11 (10.38%) HP
8 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (9.43%) CA
8 10 (9.43%) Symantec
8 10 (9.43%) Remedy
8 10 (9.43%) Brocade
8 10 (9.43%) Barracuda Networks
8 10 (9.43%) F5
9 9 (8.49%) Sun
9 9 (8.49%) SAP
10 8 (7.55%) IBM
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