Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 45 34
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 61 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.04% 3.81% 4.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 21.18% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 27
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £309 £303 £275
90th Percentile £623 £500 £550
East of England median daily rate £375 £394 £361
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.00% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £25.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +63.64% -55.10% -17.10%

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 229 288 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 17.30% 17.99% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 122 134
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34% -3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £177 £149
90th Percentile £556 £500 £550
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 35
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% -4.79% -54.96%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £16.88 £48.10 £32.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -42.86% -22.22%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -24 10 £325 -6.47% 17
Hatfield -6 5 £600 +9.09% 3
Hemel Hempstead -13 4 - - 9
Stevenage +1 1 £668 +67.92% 2
Letchworth - 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 14 (51.85%) WAN
2 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) LAN
4 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) VPN
5 9 (33.33%) VMware
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (22.22%) High Availability
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) Juniper
7 6 (22.22%) SAN
7 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 5 (18.52%) AWS
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 4 (14.81%) VoIP
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (11.11%) Finance
10 3 (11.11%) Softphone

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 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Azure
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) G Suite
3 1 (3.70%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) WAN
2 12 (44.44%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (22.22%) SAN
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) Softphone
6 3 (11.11%) Telepresence
6 3 (11.11%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) DHCP
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) Network Security
8 1 (3.70%) Profibus
8 1 (3.70%) SMTP
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Head of Networks
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Exchange Support
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Splunk Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) High Availability
3 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Coaching
4 3 (11.11%) Contract Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Privacy
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Network Design
4 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.41%) Architectural Design
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) Threat Management
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCDST
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.41%) 3Com
6 2 (7.41%) Splunk
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec