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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 14 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 8.42% 3.41% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.35% 19.66% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 17
Median daily rate £345 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.68% +7.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 115 117 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 18.98% 17.36% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 55
Median daily rate £330 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.22% +4.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +7 12 £469 -21.87%
Stevenage +4 10 £240 - 1
Hatfield -5 9 £390 -22.00%
Hemel Hempstead +13 6 £350 -50.00%
Watford - 2 £320 - 5
Hertford - 1 £300 -
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 39 (44.32%) Cisco
2 37 (42.05%) Security Cleared
3 32 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 32 (36.36%) Juniper
4 31 (35.23%) SC Cleared
5 26 (29.55%) CheckPoint
6 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (26.14%) SSL
8 22 (25.00%) Apache
9 21 (23.86%) Linux
10 20 (22.73%) Tomcat
10 20 (22.73%) LAN
10 20 (22.73%) Java
10 20 (22.73%) Clustering
11 19 (21.59%) ITIL
11 19 (21.59%) Network Security
12 17 (19.32%) Ruby
12 17 (19.32%) Bash Shell
12 17 (19.32%) F5
12 17 (19.32%) Windows
12 17 (19.32%) Perl
12 17 (19.32%) Python
12 17 (19.32%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (19.32%) LAPP Stack
13 16 (18.18%) Blue Coat
14 15 (17.05%) Finance
14 15 (17.05%) DNS
15 14 (15.91%) WAN
15 14 (15.91%) Puppet
16 13 (14.77%) High Availability

Firewall
Top Related 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 22 (25.00%) Apache
2 20 (22.73%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.41%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.41%) IIS
3 3 (3.41%) JBoss
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 23 (26.14%) SSL
3 20 (22.73%) LAN
4 19 (21.59%) Network Security
5 15 (17.05%) DNS
6 14 (15.91%) WAN
7 12 (13.64%) Wireless
8 11 (12.50%) VPN
9 10 (11.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (10.23%) Broadband
10 9 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.23%) ISDN
11 5 (5.68%) DHCP
11 5 (5.68%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (3.41%) FTP
13 3 (3.41%) HTTP
13 3 (3.41%) LDAP
13 3 (3.41%) MPLS
13 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (13.64%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) Big Data
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) Network Support
3 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Consultant
6 7 (7.95%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Network Specialist
7 6 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (3.41%) Operational Security Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Security Operations Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.32%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (11.36%) LAMP
3 5 (5.68%) Middleware
4 3 (3.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Clustering
2 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.82%) Wiki
5 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.27%) e-Health
7 1 (1.14%) CCTV
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) Linux
2 17 (19.32%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.41%) AIX
4 3 (3.41%) Unix
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) High Availability
2 13 (14.77%) Software Engineering
3 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 11 (12.50%) Network Design
4 9 (10.23%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.09%) DevOps
6 7 (7.95%) Network Management
7 6 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.82%) Migration
7 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.68%) Information Security
8 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.68%) Service Design
8 5 (5.68%) SIEM
9 4 (4.55%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.55%) Fault Management
9 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) Java
2 17 (19.32%) Bash Shell
2 17 (19.32%) Perl
2 17 (19.32%) Python
2 17 (19.32%) Ruby
3 13 (14.77%) SQL
4 6 (6.82%) C
5 4 (4.55%) C#
5 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.55%) VB
6 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (42.05%) Security Cleared
2 31 (35.23%) SC Cleared
3 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (12.50%) RHCE
5 10 (11.36%) CCNP
6 7 (7.95%) CCNA
7 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) CCIE
8 2 (2.27%) CCSA
8 2 (2.27%) CISM
8 2 (2.27%) CISSP
9 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.14%) IISP
9 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
2 3 (3.41%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.27%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.27%) Docker
3 2 (2.27%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (1.14%) NFS
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Puppet
2 11 (12.50%) Salt
3 5 (5.68%) SCCM
4 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.27%) SCDPM
6 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 2 (2.27%) SCSM
6 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.14%) WMI
7 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (44.32%) Cisco
2 32 (36.36%) Juniper
3 26 (29.55%) CheckPoint
4 17 (19.32%) F5
5 16 (18.18%) Blue Coat
6 10 (11.36%) Remedy
7 9 (10.23%) Palo Alto
8 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 6 (6.82%) VMware
10 4 (4.55%) Computacenter
10 4 (4.55%) HP
10 4 (4.55%) IBM
11 3 (3.41%) Dell
11 3 (3.41%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.41%) Oracle
11 3 (3.41%) Trustwave
12 2 (2.27%) Citrix
12 2 (2.27%) Meraki
12 2 (2.27%) Nokia
12 2 (2.27%) Veeam