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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 51 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.32% 2.53% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 16.49% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Average daily rate £300 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £360 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £432 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.86% -50.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 97 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.75% 15.35% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 56
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £36.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -3 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Watford -12 3 £325 - 4
Stevenage - 3 - -
St Albans -5 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Tring - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Wireless
4 8 (27.59%) WAN
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) VPN
5 7 (24.14%) Network Security
6 6 (20.69%) DNS
6 6 (20.69%) CCNP
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (20.69%) MPLS
6 6 (20.69%) DHCP
6 6 (20.69%) LAN
7 5 (17.24%) OSPF
7 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
7 5 (17.24%) CCNA
7 5 (17.24%) Juniper
7 5 (17.24%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) BGP
7 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.24%) F5
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (13.79%) vSphere
8 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (13.79%) Multicast
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco PIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) Lync
3 2 (6.90%) AquaLogic
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (31.03%) Wireless
3 8 (27.59%) WAN
4 7 (24.14%) VPN
4 7 (24.14%) Network Security
5 6 (20.69%) DNS
5 6 (20.69%) MPLS
5 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 6 (20.69%) LAN
6 5 (17.24%) OSPF
6 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
6 5 (17.24%) BGP
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.79%) Multicast
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (13.79%) SNMP
7 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
7 4 (13.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
1 8 (27.59%) Security Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Network Support
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Support
5 4 (13.79%) Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Firewall Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) WebCenter
1 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
1 2 (6.90%) JTAPI
1 2 (6.90%) COM
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
1 2 (6.90%) XML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL
1 3 (10.34%) Network Design
2 2 (6.90%) Change Control
2 2 (6.90%) Database Security
2 2 (6.90%) Content Management
2 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (6.90%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) CCNP
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) HNC
5 1 (3.45%) HND
5 1 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) NCDA
5 1 (3.45%) NCIE
5 1 (3.45%) VCAP
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) vSphere
3 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Juniper
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) F5
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.90%) Verint
6 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
6 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) Remedy
6 2 (6.90%) BEA
6 2 (6.90%) Plumtree
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
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