The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Watford region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.81% 1.11% 5.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 7.14% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£278 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.27% 15.56% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Average daily rate £278 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Firewall
Hertfordshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 (85.71%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) Aruba
5 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) CCSA
6 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
6 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) BGP
6 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 1 (14.29%) HTML
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) Juniper
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) PPP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) PPP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCSA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Aruba
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Mitel
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) Meru Networks
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