The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.62% 0.65% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.35% 3.74% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 11
Average daily rate
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£315 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £348 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
113 107 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.80% 17.29% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 47
Average daily rate £275 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Firewall
East of England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Watford +1 5 £278 -20.71% 7
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £190 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £490 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 2
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (31.58%) CCNP
4 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (28.95%) WAN
5 11 (28.95%) Wireless
6 10 (26.32%) LAN
6 10 (26.32%) VPN
7 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 7 (18.42%) MPLS
8 7 (18.42%) Network Security
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
9 6 (15.79%) Symantec
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 6 (15.79%) CCNA
9 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
9 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (13.16%) Remedy
10 5 (13.16%) VMware
10 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.16%) HP
10 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) AquaLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (28.95%) WAN
2 11 (28.95%) Wireless
3 10 (26.32%) LAN
3 10 (26.32%) VPN
4 7 (18.42%) MPLS
4 7 (18.42%) Network Security
5 6 (15.79%) DNS
6 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.53%) OSPF
7 4 (10.53%) EIGRP
7 4 (10.53%) BGP
8 3 (7.89%) VoIP
8 3 (7.89%) DHCP
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.26%) Multicast
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
9 2 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Network Support
3 7 (18.42%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco Support
5 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Support Specialist
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Firewall Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) COM
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) FMCG
1 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) PKI
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (5.26%) Data Security
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (2.63%) Content Management
3 1 (2.63%) Network Design
3 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.63%) Migration
3 1 (2.63%) Identity Management
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.63%) High Availability
3 1 (2.63%) Change Control
3 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
3 1 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) CCNP
1 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.79%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) CCSE
4 2 (5.26%) CCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) PMP
5 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) VCAP
5 1 (2.63%) NCDA
5 1 (2.63%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Xen
4 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (13.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (7.89%) SCOM
5 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco
2 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
3 6 (15.79%) Symantec
4 5 (13.16%) Remedy
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.53%) F5
6 3 (7.89%) Sophos
6 3 (7.89%) Juniper
6 3 (7.89%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.26%) Aruba
7 2 (5.26%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) Sage
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
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