Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -23 -6 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 50 70 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.07% 4.95% 5.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.46% 21.28% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 48
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £245
90th Percentile £485 £550 £469
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.07 £16.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.27% - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.57 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% -56.25% +53.11%

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 257 329 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.76% 23.28% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 156 149
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £152 £130 £245
90th Percentile £507 £550 £490
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.82 £16.65 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.01% -4.84% -18.70%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.03 £13.60
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.40 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £18.13 £21.64 £37.50
% change year-on-year -16.23% -42.30% +20.00%

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 20 September 2018.

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
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 20 September 2018. 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
Watford +13 16 £345 +9.52% 5
Stevenage -9 9 £398 +28.85% 3
Hatfield -6 6 £494 +31.67% 1
Hemel Hempstead -10 6 £400 +6.67% 3
Welwyn Garden City -18 3 £425 -22.73% 2
Royston - 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Cisco
3 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (24.00%) Wireless
4 12 (24.00%) Information Security
4 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (22.00%) VMware
5 11 (22.00%) Linux
5 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 10 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 10 (20.00%) LAN
6 10 (20.00%) Web Services
6 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (20.00%) Juniper
6 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (18.00%) VPN
7 9 (18.00%) DNS
7 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (18.00%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (16.00%) F5
8 8 (16.00%) HTTP
8 8 (16.00%) SQL
8 8 (16.00%) Microsoft

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 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.00%) nginx
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Stackdriver
3 1 (2.00%) Akamai
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Wireless
2 11 (22.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (20.00%) LAN
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (18.00%) DNS
4 9 (18.00%) VPN
5 8 (16.00%) BGP
5 8 (16.00%) HTTP
5 8 (16.00%) OSPF
5 8 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (10.00%) FWSM
7 5 (10.00%) Network Security
7 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.00%) VoIP
8 4 (8.00%) HTTPS
8 4 (8.00%) SMTP
8 4 (8.00%) SSL
8 4 (8.00%) TACACS
8 4 (8.00%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Big Data
1 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.00%) Artifactory
3 3 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (16.00%) Law
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Help Desk Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) Web Services
2 5 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (8.00%) LDAP
4 3 (6.00%) .NET
4 3 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (6.00%) Node.js
4 3 (6.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Linux
4 10 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.00%) CentOS
5 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Information Security
2 10 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (14.00%) Information Security Management
4 7 (14.00%) ISMS
4 7 (14.00%) Security Management
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
6 5 (10.00%) DevOps
6 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.00%) Release Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Task Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Workflow
8 3 (6.00%) Break/Fix
8 3 (6.00%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Measurement
8 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) Perl
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) Ruby
5 3 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) R
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) CCNP
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (2.00%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) GCP
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) ProxySG
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 4 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (8.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.00%) vCenter Server
1 5 (10.00%) vRealize
2 4 (8.00%) Ansible
2 4 (8.00%) Puppet
2 4 (8.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 3 (6.00%) HAProxy
3 3 (6.00%) Kibana
3 3 (6.00%) logstash
4 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.00%) QRadar
5 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.00%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.00%) Juniper
4 8 (16.00%) F5
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
5 7 (14.00%) Sony
6 5 (10.00%) Splunk
7 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 4 (8.00%) Google
7 4 (8.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) New Relic
7 4 (8.00%) Oracle
7 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (8.00%) Veeam
8 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.00%) Percona
8 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.00%) Atlassian