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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 23 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.40% 1.86% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.52% 12.63% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 6
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
105 95 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.29% 14.75% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 44
Average daily rate £375 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £234 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stevenage - 11 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City +7 5 £463 +23.33%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £500 - 2
St Albans - 1 - - 2
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 53 (73.61%) Cisco
2 36 (50.00%) LAN
3 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
4 28 (38.89%) Juniper
5 26 (36.11%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (33.33%) DNS
7 23 (31.94%) Cisco IOS
7 23 (31.94%) Blue Coat
8 22 (30.56%) Cisco PIX
8 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
9 20 (27.78%) CheckPoint
9 20 (27.78%) CCNA
10 19 (26.39%) SLA
11 18 (25.00%) Forcepoint
11 18 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
12 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
12 17 (23.61%) Barracuda Networks
12 17 (23.61%) WAN
13 16 (22.22%) Citrix
13 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
14 15 (20.83%) Active Directory
15 14 (19.44%) CCNP
15 14 (19.44%) DHCP
16 13 (18.06%) Windows
16 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
17 12 (16.67%) VPN
17 12 (16.67%) Remedy
17 12 (16.67%) Network Security
17 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (5.56%) IIS
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.00%) LAN
2 29 (40.28%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (36.11%) Wi-Fi
4 24 (33.33%) DNS
5 23 (31.94%) Cisco IOS
6 22 (30.56%) Cisco PIX
7 17 (23.61%) WAN
8 14 (19.44%) DHCP
9 12 (16.67%) Network Security
9 12 (16.67%) VPN
10 11 (15.28%) NetScaler
10 11 (15.28%) VLAN
11 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.11%) FTP
12 8 (11.11%) Junos
12 8 (11.11%) MPLS
13 7 (9.72%) SSL
14 6 (8.33%) BGP
14 6 (8.33%) NetScreen
14 6 (8.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.72%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.28%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Juniper Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Network Architect
7 6 (8.33%) Network Support
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Design Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Network Design Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Architect
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Network Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Firewall Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) JSP
2 2 (2.78%) JSTL
2 2 (2.78%) SAML
2 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.94%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.94%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) e-Health
5 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.67%) Network Design
3 10 (13.89%) ITIL
4 8 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 7 (9.72%) Project Management
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
7 4 (5.56%) High Availability
8 3 (4.17%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.78%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (2.78%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.78%) Service Management
9 2 (2.78%) Web Filtering
10 1 (1.39%) Email Filtering
10 1 (1.39%) Network Management
10 1 (1.39%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) Java
2 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
3 20 (27.78%) CCNA
4 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
5 14 (19.44%) CCNP
6 9 (12.50%) JNCIE
7 8 (11.11%) Degree
7 8 (11.11%) JNCIA
7 8 (11.11%) JNCIP
7 8 (11.11%) JNCIS
8 7 (9.72%) CCIE
9 6 (8.33%) CCSA
9 6 (8.33%) CCSE
10 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.78%) CCDP
11 2 (2.78%) MCSE
11 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.78%) OCA
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.39%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) vSphere
4 3 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (2.78%) Firmware
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 3 (4.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.39%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 53 (73.61%) Cisco
2 28 (38.89%) Juniper
3 23 (31.94%) Blue Coat
4 20 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 18 (25.00%) Forcepoint
6 17 (23.61%) Barracuda Networks
7 16 (22.22%) Citrix
8 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.67%) Remedy
10 11 (15.28%) F5
10 11 (15.28%) HP
11 8 (11.11%) VMware
12 5 (6.94%) Fortinet
12 5 (6.94%) IronPort
12 5 (6.94%) Nortel
12 5 (6.94%) Siemens
12 5 (6.94%) Tufin
13 4 (5.56%) Brocade
14 3 (4.17%) Cyber-Ark
14 3 (4.17%) Meraki