Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 37 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 71 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.39% 4.63% 8.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.80% 27.20% 38.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 55
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £311 £300 £242
90th Percentile £478 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.24% -1.96% +21.41%
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £25.00 £29.61
% change year-on-year +167.24% -15.57% +40.97%

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 289 261 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.14% 17.03% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 113 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £363 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.97% +0.60%
10th Percentile £213 £192 £195
90th Percentile £500 £550 £541
East of England median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +7.59% +3.57% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £36.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -54.92% +74.29%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.65 £13.38
90th Percentile £66.81 £30.95 £44.53
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £28.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -38.39% -18.25% +9.60%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +14 24 £350 +16.67% 5
Stevenage -14 12 £398 +32.50% 5
Hatfield +5 6 £550 - 4
Hemel Hempstead -1 6 £400 +6.67% 3
Welwyn Garden City +3 3 £425 -22.73% 1
St Albans - 2 £140 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Cisco
3 18 (28.57%) DNS
3 18 (28.57%) Juniper
4 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
5 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
6 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 15 (23.81%) Linux
6 15 (23.81%) LAN
6 15 (23.81%) Wireless
6 15 (23.81%) F5
6 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
7 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 14 (22.22%) Blue Coat
7 14 (22.22%) Web Services
7 14 (22.22%) VPN
7 14 (22.22%) OSPF
8 13 (20.63%) ITIL
8 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
8 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (19.05%) 802.1X
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco ISE
9 12 (19.05%) Client/Server
9 12 (19.05%) BGP
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (17.46%) CCNP
10 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
10 11 (17.46%) Information Security
10 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy

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 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) Office 365
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon Glacier
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) DNS
2 15 (23.81%) LAN
2 15 (23.81%) Wireless
3 14 (22.22%) OSPF
3 14 (22.22%) VPN
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (19.05%) BGP
5 12 (19.05%) Cisco ISE
5 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (15.87%) FWSM
6 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (14.29%) TACACS
7 9 (14.29%) WPA2
8 6 (9.52%) DHCP
8 6 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (7.94%) Network Security
9 5 (7.94%) WAN
10 4 (6.35%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
11 3 (4.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (11.11%) Law
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
1 17 (26.98%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.11%) Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Technical Test Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) Web Services
2 12 (19.05%) 802.1X
3 6 (9.52%) .NET
4 4 (6.35%) LDAP
5 2 (3.17%) REST
5 2 (3.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Client/Server
2 10 (15.87%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) PKI
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.59%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.97%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) CentOS
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.17%) Unix
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Information Security
2 11 (17.46%) Test Strategy
3 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 7 (11.11%) ISMS
4 7 (11.11%) Security Management
5 6 (9.52%) Migration
5 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.94%) Network Design
6 5 (7.94%) SIEM
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) Defect Management
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.76%) Decision-Making
8 3 (4.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.94%) Perl
3 3 (4.76%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (17.46%) CCNP
5 2 (3.17%) AWS Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CCIE
6 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) ProxySG
2 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.35%) VMware NSX
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) Firmware
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.59%) Docker
6 1 (1.59%) KVM
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.59%) vCloud
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
1 3 (4.76%) vRealize
1 3 (4.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 2 (3.17%) QRadar
2 2 (3.17%) SELinux
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.59%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 24 (38.10%) Cisco
2 18 (28.57%) Juniper
3 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
4 15 (23.81%) F5
4 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 14 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 10 (15.87%) VMware
7 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
8 7 (11.11%) Sony
9 4 (6.35%) Oracle
10 3 (4.76%) Arista
10 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.76%) Riverbed
10 3 (4.76%) Zscaler
11 2 (3.17%) McAfee
11 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.17%) Symantec
12 1 (1.59%) Apple
12 1 (1.59%) Mitel
12 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds