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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank - 14 26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 6.48% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 29.17% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate - £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
12 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.77% 22.22% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £225 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016, 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%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) DMZ
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) CCDP
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) DMZ
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Support
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Records Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCDP
2 2 (25.00%) CCIE
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) iManage
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) VMware