The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 15 20 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 56 53 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.15% 6.54% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.36% 30.46% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 7
Median daily rate £320 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £530 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £21.53 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
146 174 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.25% 21.45% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 56
Median daily rate £333 £401 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.13% +45.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £600 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 15
Median hourly rate £44.00 £21.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.41% +7.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +24 29 £300 - 4
Hemel Hempstead +6 6 £400 -14.89% 5
Stevenage 0 3 £375 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -9 3 £450 +18.42% 2
St Albans +1 2 £325 -31.57%
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 51 (68.00%) Cisco
2 38 (50.67%) Juniper
3 37 (49.33%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (44.00%) LAN
5 32 (42.67%) CheckPoint
6 28 (37.33%) VPN
7 26 (34.67%) CCNA
8 24 (32.00%) DNS
9 20 (26.67%) WAN
10 19 (25.33%) Linux
11 17 (22.67%) Network Security
12 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
12 16 (21.33%) CCNP
13 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
14 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (16.00%) Wireless
14 12 (16.00%) Unix
14 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
15 11 (14.67%) DHCP
16 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
16 10 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (12.00%) F5
17 9 (12.00%) Python
17 9 (12.00%) Oracle
18 8 (10.67%) ITIL
18 8 (10.67%) Java
18 8 (10.67%) SQL
18 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
18 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
18 8 (10.67%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.33%) Drupal
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.00%) LAN
2 28 (37.33%) VPN
3 24 (32.00%) DNS
4 20 (26.67%) WAN
5 17 (22.67%) Network Security
6 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (16.00%) Wireless
7 11 (14.67%) DHCP
8 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (10.67%) BGP
9 8 (10.67%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (9.33%) OSPF
10 7 (9.33%) VLAN
11 5 (6.67%) Broadband
11 5 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (6.67%) IPsec
11 5 (6.67%) ISDN
12 4 (5.33%) EIGRP
13 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
13 3 (4.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.33%) DB2
2 7 (9.33%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Ant
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.33%) Subversion
2 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.33%) Local Government
2 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Architect
3 10 (13.33%) Consultant
4 9 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Network Consultant
6 7 (9.33%) Network Support
6 7 (9.33%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Unix Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Cisco Support
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) CCTV
4 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.33%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Unix
3 10 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.33%) AIX
4 7 (9.33%) Windows
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.00%) CentOS
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.67%) ITIL
1 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
1 8 (10.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 7 (9.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (9.33%) Software Delivery
3 6 (8.00%) Network Design
4 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.67%) Network Management
4 5 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.33%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) SIEM
6 3 (4.00%) Change Management
6 3 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 3 (4.00%) Migration
6 3 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) Python
2 8 (10.67%) Java
2 8 (10.67%) Ruby
2 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 7 (9.33%) PHP
4 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.00%) AWK
6 2 (2.67%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.67%) sed
6 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (49.33%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (34.67%) CCNA
3 16 (21.33%) CCNP
3 16 (21.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) CCIE
5 3 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.67%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) MCITP
6 2 (2.67%) MCTS
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) CCSA
7 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) iptables
2 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Firmware
3 3 (4.00%) NFS
4 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.33%) Xen
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Puppet
2 7 (9.33%) Ansible
2 7 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.33%) Salt
4 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) Cisco
2 38 (50.67%) Juniper
3 32 (42.67%) CheckPoint
4 9 (12.00%) F5
4 9 (12.00%) Oracle
5 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.67%) VMware
6 7 (9.33%) hybris
6 7 (9.33%) IBM
7 6 (8.00%) Citrix
7 6 (8.00%) Splunk
8 5 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.33%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.00%) Aruba
10 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.00%) NetApp
10 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.67%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (2.67%) Forcepoint
Watford, Hertfordshire
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 25 days ago