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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 53 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.74% 3.67% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.16% 20.69% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 12
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £207 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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
134 87 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.95% 17.76% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 75
Average daily rate £335 £283 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £151 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.53 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.82% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £26.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +3 12 £400 -46.66% 3
Stevenage -1 3 £275 +161.90% 1
Watford -4 3 £260 -28.27% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 - 1
Baldock - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (60.42%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 15 (31.25%) CCNP
3 15 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (29.17%) WAN
5 13 (27.08%) LAN
5 13 (27.08%) VPN
6 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.92%) SolarWinds
7 11 (22.92%) Wireless
8 10 (20.83%) DNS
8 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
8 10 (20.83%) Symantec
8 10 (20.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (20.83%) ITIL
9 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (16.67%) VMware
9 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.58%) Coaching
10 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.58%) Sophos
11 6 (12.50%) MPLS
11 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) DHCP
11 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) lighttpd
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) WAN
2 13 (27.08%) LAN
2 13 (27.08%) VPN
3 11 (22.92%) Wireless
4 10 (20.83%) DNS
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (12.50%) MPLS
6 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.50%) DHCP
6 6 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.25%) IPsec
7 3 (6.25%) BGP
7 3 (6.25%) OSPF
7 3 (6.25%) VoIP
8 2 (4.17%) SNMP
8 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Selenium
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Lead Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Network Support
3 6 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) HTML5
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
1 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.42%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) FMCG
4 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
5 1 (2.08%) e-Health
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) UNIX
7 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Coaching
3 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) Data Security
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Scrum
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) DevOps
5 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.17%) Dependency Management
5 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.08%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Perl
1 3 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Tcl
3 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) CCNP
1 15 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) CCSE
4 4 (8.33%) CCNA
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.25%) MCSE
6 2 (4.17%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) PMP
7 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) vSphere
3 5 (10.42%) vCloud
3 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Xen
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (10.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (4.17%) Nagios
5 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (4.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco
2 11 (22.92%) SolarWinds
3 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.83%) Symantec
4 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.67%) VMware
5 7 (14.58%) Sophos
6 5 (10.42%) Acronis
6 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 5 (10.42%) Remedy
6 5 (10.42%) Veritas
7 4 (8.33%) HP
7 4 (8.33%) F5
8 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
8 3 (6.25%) Juniper
9 2 (4.17%) Sage
9 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.17%) Aruba
10 1 (2.08%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.08%) Splunk