The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 23 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.34% 3.57% 5.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 25.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £363 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.27% +16.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £19.30 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+25.64% -18.73%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.84% 14.29% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate £335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £345 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (12.50%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) WAP
6 1 (12.50%) PPP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) PPP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Meru Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft