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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 44 58
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.00% 2.88% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.62% 15.27% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 1
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£348 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.85 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
203 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.32% 18.85% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 31
Average daily rate £325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.86 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.40% +36.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 - 18 £360 -
Watford +9 13 £306 +23.73% 3
Stevenage +1 3 £310 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 3 £470 +147.36%
Royston - 2 - - 1
St Albans - 1 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £475 - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (41.67%) Cisco
2 22 (30.56%) Windows
3 20 (27.78%) ITIL
3 20 (27.78%) Internet
4 17 (23.61%) F5
5 16 (22.22%) VPN
5 16 (22.22%) Identity Management
6 14 (19.44%) Linux
6 14 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
7 13 (18.06%) Juniper
7 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
7 13 (18.06%) Network Security
8 12 (16.67%) PKI
9 11 (15.28%) VMware
9 11 (15.28%) Citrix
9 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.28%) LAN
10 10 (13.89%) WAN
10 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
10 10 (13.89%) Oracle
10 10 (13.89%) Telnet
10 10 (13.89%) Information Security
10 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.50%) SSH
11 9 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (12.50%) Toad
11 9 (12.50%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.17%) WorkSite
5 3 (4.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.78%) Internet
2 16 (22.22%) VPN
3 13 (18.06%) Network Security
4 11 (15.28%) TCP/IP
4 11 (15.28%) LAN
5 10 (13.89%) WAN
5 10 (13.89%) Telnet
5 10 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (12.50%) SSH
6 9 (12.50%) DNS
7 8 (11.11%) LDAP
7 8 (11.11%) PuTTY
7 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (6.94%) MPLS
8 5 (6.94%) DHCP
9 4 (5.56%) SAN
9 4 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (4.17%) VLAN
10 3 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Consultant
3 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Network Support
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) HTML5
2 7 (9.72%) HTML
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) PKI
2 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 14 (19.44%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) UNIX
6 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.89%) Information Security
5 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 7 (9.72%) High Availability
6 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.33%) Network Design
8 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.94%) Change Control
8 5 (6.94%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.17%) Data Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) Quality Management
10 3 (4.17%) Process Management
10 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.17%) Security Management
10 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) CCNP
4 6 (8.33%) CCNA
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) CCDP
6 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (4.17%) OCA
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CISSP
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.78%) MCSE
8 2 (2.78%) CISM
9 1 (1.39%) CCIE
9 1 (1.39%) RHCE
9 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (9.72%) vSphere
5 5 (6.94%) UAG
6 4 (5.56%) Firmware
6 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 4 (5.56%) XenApp
7 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.17%) XenServer
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.78%) Xen
8 2 (2.78%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.39%) Snort
9 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 7 (9.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (9.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 6 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (6.94%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Novell Identity Manager
7 1 (1.39%) RANCID
7 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Cisco
2 17 (23.61%) F5
3 13 (18.06%) Juniper
4 11 (15.28%) VMware
4 11 (15.28%) Citrix
5 10 (13.89%) Oracle
6 9 (12.50%) Cyber-Ark
6 9 (12.50%) HP
6 9 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 8 (11.11%) Symantec
8 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
9 6 (8.33%) MobileIron
10 5 (6.94%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.94%) Brocade
10 5 (6.94%) Trend Micro
10 5 (6.94%) McAfee
10 5 (6.94%) SAP
10 5 (6.94%) Sun
10 5 (6.94%) NetApp
11 4 (5.56%) Novell