Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 34 23
Rank change year-on-year -18 -11 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 79 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.22% 5.11% 6.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.84% 24.46% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 46
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £245
90th Percentile £500 £550 £472
East of England median daily rate £394 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +6.42% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £24.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.92% +18.47%
East of England median hourly rate £11.00 £20.50 £29.61
% change year-on-year -46.34% -30.77% +26.00%

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 276 323 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.09% 20.91% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 150 158
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £362 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.57% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £187 £130 £245
90th Percentile £500 £536 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -13.82% -9.41%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.35 £12.63
90th Percentile £51.85 £33.15 £44.23
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -34.00% -30.56% +11.63%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +14 23 £350 +11.11% 8
Hatfield -2 7 £550 +46.67% 3
Stevenage -17 7 £398 +32.50% 6
Welwyn Garden City -15 3 £425 -22.73%
Hemel Hempstead -8 2 £400 +6.67% 2
Royston - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - - 2
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Cisco
3 14 (26.92%) Linux
4 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
5 11 (21.15%) Web Services
5 11 (21.15%) ITIL
5 11 (21.15%) Wireless
6 10 (19.23%) VMware
6 10 (19.23%) Client/Server
6 10 (19.23%) LAN
6 10 (19.23%) Juniper
6 10 (19.23%) OSPF
6 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
7 9 (17.31%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
7 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
7 9 (17.31%) DNS
8 8 (15.38%) VPN
8 8 (15.38%) BGP
8 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (15.38%) Information Security
8 8 (15.38%) Law
8 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 8 (15.38%) PowerShell

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 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Wireless
2 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (19.23%) LAN
2 10 (19.23%) OSPF
3 9 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (17.31%) DNS
4 8 (15.38%) BGP
4 8 (15.38%) VPN
5 7 (13.46%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (9.62%) FWSM
6 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (7.69%) DHCP
7 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
7 4 (7.69%) Network Security
7 4 (7.69%) TACACS
7 4 (7.69%) WAN
7 4 (7.69%) WPA2
8 3 (5.77%) MPLS
8 3 (5.77%) RIP
8 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (15.38%) Law
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Active Directory Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Help Desk Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Office 365 Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.69%) LDAP
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.92%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) CentOS
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
3 8 (15.38%) Information Security
4 7 (13.46%) Information Security Management
4 7 (13.46%) ISMS
4 7 (13.46%) Security Management
5 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.62%) SIEM
7 4 (7.69%) Change Management
7 4 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Task Automation
7 4 (7.69%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.77%) Email Filtering
8 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) R
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) CCIE
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE Data Center
5 1 (1.92%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMP
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) GDPR
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) ProxySG
3 4 (7.69%) VMware NSX
3 4 (7.69%) vSphere
4 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) Firmware
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.92%) Docker
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) vCenter Server
1 4 (7.69%) vRealize
1 4 (7.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 2 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.85%) QRadar
3 1 (1.92%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.92%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.92%) SELinux
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco
2 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
3 10 (19.23%) Juniper
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.46%) Sony
5 6 (11.54%) Blue Coat
6 5 (9.62%) Palo Alto
7 4 (7.69%) F5
7 4 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle
8 2 (3.85%) McAfee
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec
9 1 (1.92%) AlienVault
9 1 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.92%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.92%) Mitel
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.92%) Splunk