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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 8 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.74% 6.71% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 25.64% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Median daily rate £275 £306 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% +10.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £344 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+32.40% +7.62%
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
30 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.48% 26.17% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 15
Median daily rate £270 £313 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% +12.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) CCNP
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Drupal
6 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 3 (18.75%) Magento
6 3 (18.75%) hybris
6 3 (18.75%) Puppet
6 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (18.75%) Ansible
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Subversion
6 3 (18.75%) Ruby
6 3 (18.75%) Local Government
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL

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 3 (18.75%) Drupal
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
1 6 (37.50%) VPN
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) BGP
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
6 1 (6.25%) DWDM
6 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.25%) Frame Relay
6 1 (6.25%) FWSM
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Ant
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (18.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Unix Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Presales Solution Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) AIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) PHP
1 3 (18.75%) Python
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNA
3 5 (31.25%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
2 3 (18.75%) hybris
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Aruba
3 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) VMware