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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 23 36 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.12% 3.59% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.00% 20.69% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £486 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.64 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
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
200 116 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.56% 17.37% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 50 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 11
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +10 22 £360 - 1
Watford +2 10 £306 +10.36% 3
Stevenage -6 3 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 2 £400 -
Royston - 2 £175 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £325 - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 40 (42.11%) Cisco
2 30 (31.58%) Windows
3 21 (22.11%) Internet
4 20 (21.05%) ITIL
4 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
5 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 19 (20.00%) F5
6 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (18.95%) Juniper
6 18 (18.95%) Linux
7 17 (17.89%) Finance
7 17 (17.89%) Java
7 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP
8 16 (16.84%) DNS
8 16 (16.84%) Identity Management
9 15 (15.79%) VMware
10 14 (14.74%) LAN
10 14 (14.74%) Network Security
11 13 (13.68%) Load Balancing
11 13 (13.68%) VPN
11 13 (13.68%) Oracle
11 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
11 13 (13.68%) Telnet
12 12 (12.63%) Toad
12 12 (12.63%) HP
12 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (12.63%) SSH
12 12 (12.63%) PKI

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (8.42%) SharePoint
1 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.42%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Portal
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Process Server
2 7 (7.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.21%) Apache
4 4 (4.21%) WorkSite
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
1 2 (2.11%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) Internet
2 17 (17.89%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (16.84%) TCP/IP
3 16 (16.84%) DNS
4 14 (14.74%) LAN
4 14 (14.74%) Network Security
5 13 (13.68%) Telnet
5 13 (13.68%) VPN
6 12 (12.63%) SSH
6 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (11.58%) PuTTY
7 11 (11.58%) LDAP
8 10 (10.53%) WAN
9 9 (9.47%) SSL
10 8 (8.42%) SAN
10 8 (8.42%) DHCP
11 6 (6.32%) MPLS
12 5 (5.26%) BGP
13 4 (4.21%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (4.21%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Toad
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (18.95%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Consultant
3 10 (10.53%) Architect
4 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Administrator
6 7 (7.37%) Portal Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Network Architect
7 6 (6.32%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (6.32%) WebSphere Portal Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 8 (8.42%) CSS
2 8 (8.42%) JSP
2 8 (8.42%) SAML
2 8 (8.42%) JSTL
3 4 (4.21%) HTML5
3 4 (4.21%) HTML
4 2 (2.11%) Web Services
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.63%) PKI
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.11%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Windows
2 18 (18.95%) Linux
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.16%) UNIX
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.11%) Android
7 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 16 (16.84%) Identity Management
3 13 (13.68%) Service Delivery
3 13 (13.68%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.58%) High Availability
5 10 (10.53%) Information Security
6 8 (8.42%) Project Management
7 7 (7.37%) PRINCE2
7 7 (7.37%) Network Design
8 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.32%) Change Control
9 4 (4.21%) Data Analytics
9 4 (4.21%) Analytics
9 4 (4.21%) Quality Management
9 4 (4.21%) Process Management
9 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.21%) Change Management
10 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) Java
2 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) CCNA
4 7 (7.37%) CCNP
5 6 (6.32%) Degree
6 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.21%) CCDP
8 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.16%) OCA
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (3.16%) MCSE
9 2 (2.11%) CCIE
9 2 (2.11%) CISM
9 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.11%) RHCE
9 2 (2.11%) ISEB
9 2 (2.11%) CISSP
10 1 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.58%) vSphere
4 9 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (7.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 7 (7.37%) Firmware
6 5 (5.26%) UAG
6 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.26%) XenApp
7 4 (4.21%) XenServer
8 3 (3.16%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.11%) Xen
9 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.05%) Snort
10 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Tivoli
2 10 (10.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 9 (9.47%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (8.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (7.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (6.32%) Novell Identity Manager
7 5 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.11%) Puppet
9 1 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.05%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.05%) RANCID
9 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.05%) SCCM
9 1 (1.05%) SCOM
9 1 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Cisco
2 19 (20.00%) F5
3 18 (18.95%) Juniper
4 15 (15.79%) VMware
5 13 (13.68%) Oracle
6 12 (12.63%) HP
6 12 (12.63%) Cyber-Ark
7 11 (11.58%) Citrix
8 10 (10.53%) CheckPoint
8 10 (10.53%) Symantec
9 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
9 9 (9.47%) SAP
9 9 (9.47%) Blue Coat
9 9 (9.47%) Brocade
10 8 (8.42%) Sun
11 7 (7.37%) IBM
11 7 (7.37%) CA
11 7 (7.37%) Novell
11 7 (7.37%) McAfee
12 6 (6.32%) Trend Micro
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