The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 4 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.99% 4.96% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 52.31% 38.89% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 2
Median daily rate £305 £425 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.23% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £425 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.73 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
Firewall
Hertfordshire

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
65 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.39% 12.77% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 10
Median daily rate £320 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.73 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
1 21 (55.26%) Juniper
2 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco
4 15 (39.47%) CCNA
5 14 (36.84%) VPN
6 13 (34.21%) DNS
7 11 (28.95%) CCNP
8 10 (26.32%) SQL
9 9 (23.68%) MySQL
9 9 (23.68%) Oracle
9 9 (23.68%) DB2
9 9 (23.68%) Ant
9 9 (23.68%) Java
9 9 (23.68%) PHP
9 9 (23.68%) AIX
9 9 (23.68%) Linux
9 9 (23.68%) Tomcat
9 9 (23.68%) Python
9 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
9 9 (23.68%) Unix
9 9 (23.68%) IBM
9 9 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (23.68%) Ruby
9 9 (23.68%) Subversion
9 9 (23.68%) Drupal
9 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (23.68%) Magento
9 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
9 9 (23.68%) hybris

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) Drupal
1 9 (23.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) VPN
2 13 (34.21%) DNS
3 8 (21.05%) Network Security
4 6 (15.79%) LAN
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
6 3 (7.89%) BGP
6 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.26%) OSPF
7 2 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.63%) DMVPN
8 1 (2.63%) FabricPath
8 1 (2.63%) FCoE
8 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.63%) FWSM
8 1 (2.63%) IOS XR
8 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) DB2
1 9 (23.68%) MySQL
1 9 (23.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Ant
1 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
1 9 (23.68%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (18.42%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Unix Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
1 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) AIX
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
1 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 9 (23.68%) Unix
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Continuous Delivery
1 9 (23.68%) E-Commerce
1 9 (23.68%) Mentoring
1 9 (23.68%) Software Delivery
1 9 (23.68%) Translating Business Requirements
2 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.16%) Release Management
5 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) PHP
2 9 (23.68%) Python
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (39.47%) CCNA
3 11 (28.95%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) PMI Certification
4 5 (13.16%) PMP
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
6 2 (5.26%) MCTS
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Ansible
1 9 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
1 21 (55.26%) Juniper
2 18 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (23.68%) hybris
3 9 (23.68%) IBM
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
5 2 (5.26%) Aruba
5 2 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
6 1 (2.63%) F5
6 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.63%) Veritas