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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 34 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.82% 2.11% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 13.45% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 5
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£475 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.85 £30.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% +160.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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
124 119 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.28% 15.66% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £239 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Watford +14 8 £475 +18.75% 5
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £375 - 1
Stevenage +3 3 £310 - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 - 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 - - 3
Letchworth - - - - 1
Radlett - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Broxbourne - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Cheshunt - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 21 (38.89%) F5
3 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (31.48%) WAN
5 16 (29.63%) VPN
6 14 (25.93%) LAN
6 14 (25.93%) ITIL
7 13 (24.07%) Windows
8 12 (22.22%) CCNP
8 12 (22.22%) VMware
8 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (20.37%) Citrix
10 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
10 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
10 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.67%) Network Security
11 9 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (16.67%) HP
11 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.67%) Internet
12 8 (14.81%) Juniper
12 8 (14.81%) MPLS
12 8 (14.81%) PKI
13 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
13 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (12.96%) Identity Management
13 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.56%) WorkSite
6 2 (3.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Project
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) WAN
2 16 (29.63%) VPN
3 14 (25.93%) LAN
4 10 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (16.67%) Internet
5 9 (16.67%) Network Security
6 8 (14.81%) MPLS
7 6 (11.11%) Wireless
7 6 (11.11%) VLAN
7 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.26%) SAN
8 5 (9.26%) DNS
8 5 (9.26%) DHCP
8 5 (9.26%) BGP
9 4 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (7.41%) VoIP
9 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 4 (7.41%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Network Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Administrator
4 3 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (3.70%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Mobility Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Junior
5 2 (3.70%) Technical Architect
5 2 (3.70%) Consultant
5 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.70%) Network Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) HTML
1 7 (12.96%) HTML5
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) PKI
2 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Open Source
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.96%) Identity Management
3 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.96%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.26%) Change Control
4 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.41%) Network Design
6 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.56%) Process Management
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analytics
6 3 (5.56%) Analytics
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.22%) CCNP
3 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.96%) CCNA
5 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 5 (9.26%) Degree
7 4 (7.41%) CCDP
7 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.70%) MCSE
10 1 (1.85%) CCIE
10 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.96%) vSphere
4 4 (7.41%) XenApp
5 3 (5.56%) XenServer
5 3 (5.56%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.56%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.70%) Snort
7 1 (1.85%) Xen
7 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.85%) RANCID
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 21 (38.89%) F5
3 12 (22.22%) VMware
4 11 (20.37%) Citrix
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.67%) HP
6 8 (14.81%) Juniper
7 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
8 6 (11.11%) MobileIron
9 5 (9.26%) Fortinet
9 5 (9.26%) NetApp
10 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
11 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 3 (5.56%) Infoblox
12 2 (3.70%) Oracle
12 2 (3.70%) McAfee
12 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.70%) Apple
12 2 (3.70%) Dell
13 1 (1.85%) Mitel
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