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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.82% 3.19% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.24% 21.43% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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
29 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.14% 14.89% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 9
Average daily rate £375 £338 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -38.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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
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 29 December 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 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Big Data
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Mitel
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) WorkSite
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 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 6 (75.00%) LAN
1 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
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%) Ethereal
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Junior
1 2 (25.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Junior IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) Process Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (25.00%) XenServer
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) MobileIron