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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.82% 2.11% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 12.62% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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
91 103 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.81% 16.75% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 42 31
Average daily rate £375 £308 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 10
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 £10.50 £10.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £23.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +9 7 £375 -6.25% 5
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £400 - 1
Cheshunt - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Broxbourne - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 3
Hertford - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (57.14%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) WAN
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
5 12 (28.57%) LAN
5 12 (28.57%) VPN
6 11 (26.19%) ITIL
7 10 (23.81%) Windows
7 10 (23.81%) CCNP
8 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) VMware
9 8 (19.05%) Wireless
9 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
9 8 (19.05%) F5
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (16.67%) Citrix
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 6 (14.29%) VLAN
11 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
11 6 (14.29%) vSphere
12 5 (11.90%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (11.90%) Coaching
12 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.90%) SharePoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) WorkSite
4 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.76%) lighttpd
4 2 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) WAN
2 12 (28.57%) LAN
2 12 (28.57%) VPN
3 8 (19.05%) Wireless
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (14.29%) VLAN
6 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.90%) DNS
6 5 (11.90%) MPLS
7 4 (9.52%) DHCP
8 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (7.14%) VoIP
8 3 (7.14%) Internet
8 3 (7.14%) BGP
9 2 (4.76%) VRRP
9 2 (4.76%) IPsec
9 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.38%) tcpdump
10 1 (2.38%) snoop
10 1 (2.38%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Subversion
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
1 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Lead Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Junior
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support
5 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Junior IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML5
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) WAP
2 1 (2.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.52%) Clustering
1 4 (9.52%) PKI
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) e-Health
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) UNIX
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Coaching
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.76%) Process Management
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.76%) Dependency Management
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) CCSE
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) vSphere
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.52%) vCloud
5 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (7.14%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.76%) Xen
6 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.76%) XenServer
7 1 (2.38%) Snort
7 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.76%) Nagios
4 2 (4.76%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.76%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
3 8 (19.05%) F5
4 7 (16.67%) Citrix
5 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.52%) Sophos
6 4 (9.52%) Symantec
6 4 (9.52%) Veritas
6 4 (9.52%) Acronis
7 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.14%) Juniper
8 2 (4.76%) McAfee
8 2 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (4.76%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.38%) Mitel
9 1 (2.38%) CA
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