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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 41 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.32% 2.05% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 10.74% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -34.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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
115 121 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.62% 19.06% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 51
Average daily rate £355 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.70 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Watford +6 5 £350 -15.15% 5
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £368 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 2 £475 +47.28%
Hertford - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Kings Langley - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (65.22%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.96%) WAN
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (30.43%) LAN
3 14 (30.43%) ITIL
4 13 (28.26%) CCNP
5 12 (26.09%) Windows
5 12 (26.09%) VPN
6 11 (23.91%) VMware
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 10 (21.74%) SolarWinds
8 9 (19.57%) Wireless
9 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.39%) Citrix
9 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
9 8 (17.39%) F5
9 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (17.39%) Coaching
10 7 (15.22%) vSphere
10 7 (15.22%) MPLS
10 7 (15.22%) DNS
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.04%) VLAN
12 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (10.87%) IIS
1 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) lighttpd
3 2 (4.35%) Node.js
3 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) WAN
2 14 (30.43%) LAN
3 12 (26.09%) VPN
4 9 (19.57%) Wireless
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (15.22%) MPLS
6 7 (15.22%) DNS
7 6 (13.04%) VLAN
8 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.87%) DHCP
9 4 (8.70%) BGP
9 4 (8.70%) VoIP
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.35%) VRRP
11 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.35%) IPsec
11 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
12 1 (2.17%) Ethereal
12 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
12 1 (2.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) Subversion
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 8 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Lead Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Network Support
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Junior IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) CGI
1 1 (2.17%) WAP
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.17%) e-Health
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 2000
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (2.17%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Coaching
3 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.35%) DevOps
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Analytics
6 2 (4.35%) Dependency Management
6 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) Tcl
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
1 17 (36.96%) Security Cleared
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNP
3 5 (10.87%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) CCSE
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) vSphere
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.87%) VMware ESX
4 5 (10.87%) vCloud
5 3 (6.52%) Xen
5 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) XenServer
7 1 (2.17%) Snort
7 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
1 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.35%) Nagios
4 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.17%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) SolarWinds
4 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 8 (17.39%) F5
5 5 (10.87%) Symantec
5 5 (10.87%) Sophos
5 5 (10.87%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) Veritas
5 5 (10.87%) Acronis
6 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.52%) Juniper
7 2 (4.35%) McAfee
7 2 (4.35%) Mitel
8 1 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) CA