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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.86% 4.44% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.11% 26.67% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£313 £278 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
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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
45 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.48% 16.67% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
Average daily rate £348 £248 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.40% -29.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £23.86 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 June 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 13 (59.09%) Internet
2 11 (50.00%) VPN
3 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 10 (45.45%) Identity Management
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) PKI
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) LAN
7 5 (22.73%) WAN
7 5 (22.73%) MPLS
7 5 (22.73%) Telnet
7 5 (22.73%) MobileIron
7 5 (22.73%) F5
7 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
7 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) WorkSite
8 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 4 (18.18%) XenServer
8 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) SSH
8 4 (18.18%) Change Control

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (18.18%) WorkSite
4 2 (9.09%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Internet
2 11 (50.00%) VPN
3 5 (22.73%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) Telnet
3 5 (22.73%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) LDAP
4 4 (18.18%) SSH
5 3 (13.64%) PuTTY
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) ATM
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
7 1 (4.55%) FTP
7 1 (4.55%) HTTP
7 1 (4.55%) SNMP
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Mobility Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
1 6 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) PKI
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Identity Management
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 4 (18.18%) Process Management
4 4 (18.18%) Change Control
4 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Network Design
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
6 2 (9.09%) Security Management
6 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) OCA
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (18.18%) XenServer
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) ProxySG
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (4.55%) UAG
5 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (13.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Novell Identity Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) F5
1 5 (22.73%) MobileIron
2 4 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) HP
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
3 3 (13.64%) Sun
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) CA
4 2 (9.09%) Novell
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Brocade
5 1 (4.55%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp