Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +40
Contract jobs citing Firewall 71 121 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.58% 8.53% 6.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.39% 38.91% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 60 34
Hertfordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £300 £240 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £535
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +21.41% -
10th Percentile £15.79 £18.93 £12.50
90th Percentile £29.00 £33.48 £23.68
East of England median hourly rate £24.75 £29.61 £21.01
% change year-on-year -16.41% +40.97% -15.98%

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 269 311 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.37% 21.93% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 162 123
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - -
10th Percentile £188 £195 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £548
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 34
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.65 £36.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.50% +74.29% +28.83%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.38 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.28 £44.53 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £29.75 £34.62 £30.00
% change year-on-year -14.07% +15.40% +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 January 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 17 January 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 -24 17 £300 -6.25% 5
Stevenage -7 16 £300 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 8 £375 -3.23% 8
Hatfield 0 8 £550 +46.67% 5
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £550 +18.92% 2
Tring - 1 £250 -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 43 (60.56%) Cisco
2 21 (29.58%) LAN
3 19 (26.76%) VMware
4 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (21.13%) Unix
6 15 (21.13%) Wireless
7 14 (19.72%) Windows
7 14 (19.72%) Oracle
7 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
9 12 (16.90%) ITIL
9 12 (16.90%) WAN
9 12 (16.90%) Juniper
9 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.90%) CCNA
10 11 (15.49%) VPN
10 11 (15.49%) Python
10 11 (15.49%) Linux
10 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
10 11 (15.49%) Bash Shell
10 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (14.08%) Degree
11 10 (14.08%) Network Security
11 10 (14.08%) Cisco Prime
12 9 (12.68%) CCNP
12 9 (12.68%) IBM
12 9 (12.68%) Internet
12 9 (12.68%) Java
12 9 (12.68%) Network Design

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 (5.63%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.41%) Liferay
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.41%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) LAN
2 15 (21.13%) Wireless
3 12 (16.90%) WAN
4 11 (15.49%) VPN
5 10 (14.08%) Network Security
6 9 (12.68%) Internet
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (9.86%) Cisco Wireless
7 7 (9.86%) DHCP
7 7 (9.86%) DNS
7 7 (9.86%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
9 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.63%) HTTP
10 4 (5.63%) SAN
10 4 (5.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.86%) DB2
3 6 (8.45%) MySQL
3 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Ant
1 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
1 6 (8.45%) Subversion
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.63%) Billing
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) French Language
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco Support
4 6 (8.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Network Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (2.82%) SAML
2 1 (1.41%) Java EE
2 1 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) DataPower
5 2 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Unix
2 14 (19.72%) Windows
3 11 (15.49%) Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.63%) CentOS
5 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) E-Commerce
2 12 (16.90%) ITIL
3 11 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (12.68%) Network Design
5 8 (11.27%) Information Security
6 7 (9.86%) DNA
6 7 (9.86%) Migration
6 7 (9.86%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.86%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (8.45%) DevOps
7 6 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Software Delivery
8 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.04%) High Availability
8 5 (7.04%) SIEM
9 4 (5.63%) Change Control
9 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.63%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (4.23%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) Bash Shell
1 11 (15.49%) Python
2 9 (12.68%) Java
3 6 (8.45%) PHP
3 6 (8.45%) Ruby
4 5 (7.04%) SQL
5 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) CCNA
4 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
5 10 (14.08%) Degree
6 9 (12.68%) CCNP
7 7 (9.86%) CISM
7 7 (9.86%) CISSP
8 5 (7.04%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (5.63%) CCIE
10 3 (4.23%) CCSA
11 2 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (2.82%) CCSP
11 2 (2.82%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.82%) GIAC
11 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.82%) OSCP
11 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.63%) SLA
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) AS 2805
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.63%) iptables
4 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.82%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (8.45%) Ansible
2 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (8.45%) Puppet
3 3 (4.23%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.82%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.41%) Nagios
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) VMware
3 14 (19.72%) Oracle
4 12 (16.90%) Juniper
4 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.68%) IBM
6 8 (11.27%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.45%) hybris
7 6 (8.45%) Intershop
8 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.04%) Citrix
8 5 (7.04%) Forcepoint
8 5 (7.04%) HP
8 5 (7.04%) Palo Alto
8 5 (7.04%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.63%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (5.63%) F5
9 4 (5.63%) Mitel
9 4 (5.63%) Nokia
9 4 (5.63%) Tekelec