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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 38 22 53
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 53 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.81% 7.41% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 27.18% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 8
Median daily rate £475 £376 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% +25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £303 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £475 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.85 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.68% +52.63%
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
124 195 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.42% 27.27% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 84 48
Median daily rate £425 £370 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.85 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -50.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.28 £32.00 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Stevenage +3 6 - -
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £413 +10.00% 1
Watford -2 1 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead -9 1 £700 +48.93% 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 27 (54.00%) LAN
3 19 (38.00%) DNS
4 17 (34.00%) WAN
5 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
6 15 (30.00%) Juniper
6 15 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (26.00%) F5
8 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
8 13 (26.00%) ITIL
9 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 11 (22.00%) Citrix
10 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.00%) CCNA
10 11 (22.00%) Network Security
11 10 (20.00%) Wireless
11 10 (20.00%) Blue Coat
12 9 (18.00%) VLAN
13 8 (16.00%) VPN
14 7 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (14.00%) DHCP
14 7 (14.00%) Windows
14 7 (14.00%) Network Design
15 6 (12.00%) Finance
15 6 (12.00%) VMware

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 1 (2.00%) Apache
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) LAN
2 19 (38.00%) DNS
3 17 (34.00%) WAN
4 15 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (22.00%) Network Security
8 10 (20.00%) Wireless
9 9 (18.00%) VLAN
10 8 (16.00%) VPN
11 7 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (14.00%) DHCP
12 6 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (12.00%) IP Telephony
13 5 (10.00%) BIG-IP
13 5 (10.00%) Broadband
13 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (10.00%) ISDN
13 5 (10.00%) NetScaler
14 4 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Network Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Firewall Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Juniper Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Network Support
7 4 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Juniper Support
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) e-Health
4 1 (2.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Network Design
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (10.00%) Network Management
4 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) High Availability
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) Application Discovery
7 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.00%) Change Control
7 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.00%) Content Management
8 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (2.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) AWK
1 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) Perl
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) CCNA
5 6 (12.00%) CCNP
6 5 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIA
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIP
7 3 (6.00%) JNCIS
8 2 (4.00%) CCIE
8 2 (4.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.00%) DFS Replication
3 2 (4.00%) Firmware
3 2 (4.00%) Xen
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) NFS
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 15 (30.00%) Juniper
3 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (26.00%) F5
4 11 (22.00%) Citrix
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (12.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 6 (12.00%) Forcepoint
6 6 (12.00%) VMware
7 5 (10.00%) Nortel
7 5 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.00%) Siemens
8 3 (6.00%) Meraki
8 3 (6.00%) Remedy
9 2 (4.00%) Aruba
9 2 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (4.00%) NetApp
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.00%) Splunk