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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 28 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.42% 1.50% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 12.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
16 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.35% 12.03% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Average daily rate £450 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -4.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
3 5 (31.25%) Telnet
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (25.00%) Process Management
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Toad
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) LDAP
4 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) SSH
4 4 (25.00%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) Telnet
2 5 (31.25%) MPLS
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) LDAP
3 4 (25.00%) SSH
4 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) ATM
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) FTP
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) SNMP
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (25.00%) Process Management
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
1 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) OCA
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) XenServer
2 4 (25.00%) vSphere
3 3 (18.75%) ProxySG
4 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (6.25%) UAG
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (18.75%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Novell Identity Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
1 4 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 3 (18.75%) F5
2 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
2 3 (18.75%) Sun
2 3 (18.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) Novell
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) Trend Micro
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp