Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 79 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 5.03% 6.63% 6.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.31% 32.39% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 40
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £298 £245 £263
90th Percentile £550 £475 £550
East of England median daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +5.71% -6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 13
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +18.47% -
10th Percentile £15.79 £18.93 £20.41
90th Percentile £29.00 £33.48 £30.93
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £29.56 £23.50
% change year-on-year -41.96% +25.77% -14.55%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 325 284 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.70% 20.48% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 159 146
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £126 £245 £263
90th Percentile £547 £525 £544
East of England median daily rate £370 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 8 45
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £19.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.82% -9.41% +38.87%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.63 £9.45
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.23 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Hertfordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage +1 17 £300 -22.58%
Watford -25 13 £315 +5.00%
Hatfield +2 11 £375 -11.76% 2
Hemel Hempstead +3 8 £375 -6.25%
Welwyn Garden City +3 6 £550 +18.92% 1
Hitchin +4 1 £350 - 1
Tring - 1 £250 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 47 (59.49%) Cisco
2 30 (37.97%) LAN
3 25 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (26.58%) Juniper
4 21 (26.58%) Windows
5 20 (25.32%) VMware
6 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
7 17 (21.52%) WAN
7 17 (21.52%) CCNP
8 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
8 16 (20.25%) Linux
8 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
9 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (18.99%) ITIL
9 15 (18.99%) Wireless
10 14 (17.72%) Citrix
11 13 (16.46%) CCIE
11 13 (16.46%) Network Security
11 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
11 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
12 12 (15.19%) Blue Coat
12 12 (15.19%) SLA
12 12 (15.19%) CheckPoint
13 11 (13.92%) SQL
13 11 (13.92%) Nokia
13 11 (13.92%) Internet
14 10 (12.66%) Oracle
14 10 (12.66%) Unix
14 10 (12.66%) HTTP

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (5.06%) Apache
1 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) Site Server
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.27%) Liferay
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.97%) LAN
2 17 (21.52%) WAN
3 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (18.99%) Wireless
4 13 (16.46%) Network Security
5 11 (13.92%) Internet
6 10 (12.66%) HTTP
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco ISE
7 8 (10.13%) VoIP
7 8 (10.13%) VPN
8 7 (8.86%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (8.86%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (8.86%) TACACS
8 7 (8.86%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (7.59%) SMTP
9 6 (7.59%) VLAN
10 5 (6.33%) DHCP
10 5 (6.33%) DNS
10 5 (6.33%) SAN
10 5 (6.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.53%) DB2
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Ant
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
1 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Billing
3 3 (3.80%) Law
4 2 (2.53%) Local Government
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) French Language
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Network Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Consultant
6 6 (7.59%) Cisco Support
6 6 (7.59%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) CSS
1 3 (3.80%) HTML
1 3 (3.80%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.53%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (2.53%) SAML
3 1 (1.27%) Java EE
3 1 (1.27%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.33%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.80%) AS400
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.80%) LPAR
6 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) DataPower
6 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) CCTV
7 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
3 13 (16.46%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.66%) Unix
5 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.06%) CentOS
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 9 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
3 8 (10.13%) High Availability
3 8 (10.13%) Information Security
3 8 (10.13%) Migration
3 8 (10.13%) Network Design
4 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
4 7 (8.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (7.59%) Change Control
5 6 (7.59%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.33%) Fault Management
6 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.33%) Service Design
6 5 (6.33%) SIEM
7 3 (3.80%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) SQL
2 9 (11.39%) Python
3 7 (8.86%) Perl
4 6 (7.59%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.06%) Java
6 3 (3.80%) C
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) Jython
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (21.52%) CCNP
4 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
5 13 (16.46%) CCIE
6 10 (12.66%) CCNA
6 10 (12.66%) Degree
7 9 (11.39%) CCSA
7 9 (11.39%) CCSE
7 9 (11.39%) CISSP
8 7 (8.86%) CISM
9 5 (6.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (6.33%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (2.53%) CCDP
11 2 (2.53%) CCSP
11 2 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) SLA
2 8 (10.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.53%) GPG13
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.27%) AS 2805
5 1 (1.27%) ISO 8583
5 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
3 9 (11.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.06%) iptables
6 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.80%) XenApp
6 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.53%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.80%) SCOM
3 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.53%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.53%) SCCM
4 2 (2.53%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (59.49%) Cisco
2 21 (26.58%) Juniper
3 20 (25.32%) VMware
4 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.72%) Citrix
6 12 (15.19%) Blue Coat
6 12 (15.19%) CheckPoint
7 11 (13.92%) Nokia
8 10 (12.66%) Oracle
9 9 (11.39%) F5
9 9 (11.39%) HP
10 7 (8.86%) Dell
10 7 (8.86%) IBM
10 7 (8.86%) Mitel
10 7 (8.86%) Palo Alto
11 6 (7.59%) Forcepoint
11 6 (7.59%) Symantec
11 6 (7.59%) Veeam
12 5 (6.33%) Computacenter
12 5 (6.33%) Red Hat