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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 50 30 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 26 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.04% 4.09% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.44% 20.79% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £173 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
141 101 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.49% 19.69% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 71
Average daily rate £345 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Average hourly rate £16.20 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Hemel Hempstead 0 11 £400 -46.66% 3
Stevenage +2 5 £275 +161.90% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Watford -1 1 - - 3
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 -
Baldock - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 28 (57.14%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) CCNP
2 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.65%) Windows
3 15 (30.61%) WAN
3 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
4 14 (28.57%) LAN
5 12 (24.49%) VPN
6 11 (22.45%) Wireless
6 11 (22.45%) SolarWinds
7 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
7 10 (20.41%) ITIL
8 9 (18.37%) DNS
8 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
9 8 (16.33%) Symantec
9 8 (16.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (16.33%) VMware
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.33%) Coaching
10 7 (14.29%) Sophos
10 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.24%) Citrix
11 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (10.20%) vCloud
12 5 (10.20%) vSphere

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (10.20%) IIS
1 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Node.js
2 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.08%) lighttpd
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) WAN
2 14 (28.57%) LAN
3 12 (24.49%) VPN
4 11 (22.45%) Wireless
5 9 (18.37%) DNS
6 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.20%) DHCP
8 4 (8.16%) MPLS
8 4 (8.16%) Network Security
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.12%) IPsec
9 3 (6.12%) BIG-IP
9 3 (6.12%) VLAN
10 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.08%) VRRP
10 2 (4.08%) OSPF
10 2 (4.08%) BGP
10 2 (4.08%) VoIP
11 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Subversion
1 2 (4.08%) Selenium
1 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Lead Network Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Network Support
3 5 (10.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Support
5 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Network Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) WAP
1 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.04%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 2000
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.08%) UNIX
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Coaching
3 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.08%) Dependency Management
5 2 (4.08%) DevOps
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Data Security
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Scrum
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.04%) High Availability
6 1 (2.04%) Change Control
6 1 (2.04%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Perl
1 3 (6.12%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) CCNP
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.61%) SC Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) CCSE
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCNA
4 3 (6.12%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) CCIE
5 1 (2.04%) PMP
5 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware ESX
2 5 (10.20%) vSphere
2 5 (10.20%) vCloud
3 3 (6.12%) Xen
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.04%) Snort
4 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (6.12%) FortiGate
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (6.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.08%) Nagios
5 2 (4.08%) Puppet
5 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) SolarWinds
3 9 (18.37%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.33%) Symantec
4 8 (16.33%) VMware
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.29%) Sophos
6 6 (12.24%) Citrix
7 5 (10.20%) Veritas
7 5 (10.20%) Acronis
7 5 (10.20%) F5
8 3 (6.12%) Remedy
8 3 (6.12%) HP
8 3 (6.12%) Juniper
9 2 (4.08%) Sage
9 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.04%) Splunk
10 1 (2.04%) Infoblox