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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 10 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.66% 4.15% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.80% 23.81% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 12
Median daily rate £345 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.89%

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
125 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.22% 17.41% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 43
Median daily rate £300 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 22
Median hourly rate £41.35 £15.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.66% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £37.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Stevenage +1 13 £240 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -1 11 £469 +1.35% 2
Hemel Hempstead +11 7 £438 -12.50% 1
Watford - 4 £500 - 5
St Albans +4 1 - -
Hertford - 1 £300 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 40 (44.44%) Cisco
2 39 (43.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (36.67%) Juniper
4 32 (35.56%) SC Cleared
5 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
6 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (27.78%) Network Security
7 23 (25.56%) TCP/IP
7 23 (25.56%) ITIL
8 21 (23.33%) Windows
8 21 (23.33%) LAN
9 18 (20.00%) Linux
9 18 (20.00%) DNS
10 17 (18.89%) F5
11 16 (17.78%) Blue Coat
12 14 (15.56%) SSL
13 13 (14.44%) VPN
13 13 (14.44%) Apache
13 13 (14.44%) Tomcat
13 13 (14.44%) WAN
13 13 (14.44%) Java
14 12 (13.33%) Python
15 11 (12.22%) Network Design
15 11 (12.22%) Wireless
16 10 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 10 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (11.11%) Clustering
16 10 (11.11%) SQL
16 10 (11.11%) MySQL
16 10 (11.11%) CCNA

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 13 (14.44%) Apache
1 13 (14.44%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.33%) IIS
3 3 (3.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.22%) Drupal
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Magento
1 2 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.78%) Network Security
2 23 (25.56%) TCP/IP
3 21 (23.33%) LAN
4 18 (20.00%) DNS
5 14 (15.56%) SSL
6 13 (14.44%) VPN
6 13 (14.44%) WAN
7 11 (12.22%) Wireless
8 10 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (10.00%) Broadband
9 9 (10.00%) ISDN
10 7 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (7.78%) DHCP
11 4 (4.44%) NetScaler
11 4 (4.44%) SAN
11 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.33%) FTP
12 3 (3.33%) HTTP
12 3 (3.33%) LDAP
12 3 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) MySQL
1 10 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.22%) DB2
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Ant
1 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.33%) Network Support
3 11 (12.22%) Architect
3 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Consultant
7 6 (6.67%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.33%) Operations Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) LAPP Stack
1 8 (8.89%) Middleware
2 6 (6.67%) LAMP
3 3 (3.33%) J2EE
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Clustering
2 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) Wiki
4 5 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 5 (5.56%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.22%) e-Health
7 1 (1.11%) CCTV
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.33%) Windows
2 18 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (5.56%) AIX
3 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.33%) Solaris
4 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Network Design
3 9 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (8.89%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
5 7 (7.78%) Network Management
6 6 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (5.56%) High Availability
7 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.56%) Information Security
7 5 (5.56%) Release Management
7 5 (5.56%) Service Design
7 5 (5.56%) SIEM
7 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.44%) Fault Management
8 4 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.33%) Migration
9 3 (3.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) Java
2 12 (13.33%) Python
3 10 (11.11%) Ruby
3 10 (11.11%) SQL
4 8 (8.89%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.89%) Perl
5 6 (6.67%) C
6 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.22%) Jython
8 2 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (35.56%) SC Cleared
3 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.11%) CCNA
5 8 (8.89%) CCNP
6 5 (5.56%) PMI Certification
6 5 (5.56%) PMP
6 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.33%) CCSA
8 3 (3.33%) RHCE
9 2 (2.22%) CISM
9 2 (2.22%) CISSP
10 1 (1.11%) CCIE
10 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.11%) IISP
10 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.22%) Docker
5 1 (1.11%) Firmware
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (4.44%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.44%) SCCM
3 3 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.33%) Salt
3 3 (3.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.22%) Ansible
4 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.22%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.22%) SCOM
4 2 (2.22%) SCSM
4 2 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.11%) Netcool
5 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (44.44%) Cisco
2 33 (36.67%) Juniper
3 26 (28.89%) CheckPoint
4 17 (18.89%) F5
5 16 (17.78%) Blue Coat
6 9 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 9 (10.00%) Remedy
7 8 (8.89%) Citrix
7 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.89%) Oracle
8 6 (6.67%) VMware
9 5 (5.56%) IBM
10 4 (4.44%) Computacenter
11 3 (3.33%) Dell
11 3 (3.33%) HP
11 3 (3.33%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.33%) Trustwave
12 2 (2.22%) hybris
12 2 (2.22%) Veeam
13 1 (1.11%) Barracuda Networks