Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 45 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.27% 3.89% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.08% 18.01% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 30
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £252 £256
90th Percentile £475 £550 £548
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.07 £16.81 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.27% - -
East of England median hourly rate £18.82 £18.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% -54.38% +68.42%

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 254 272 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.27% 21.60% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 146 142
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £349 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -12.81% +10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £130 £250
90th Percentile £513 £563 £535
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -12.33% -5.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.43
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.50 £43.55
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year -13.91% -45.79% +57.89%

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 18 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 July 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
Stevenage -9 9 £450 +87.50% 5
Welwyn Garden City -10 9 £275 -50.00% 1
Hatfield -3 8 £419 +11.67% 5
Hemel Hempstead -5 7 £413 - 5
Watford -2 6 £113 -64.57% 10
Royston - 1 - -
Firewall
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 30 (58.82%) Cisco
2 18 (35.29%) Windows
3 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (29.41%) VMware
4 14 (27.45%) SQL
5 13 (25.49%) LAN
5 13 (25.49%) HTTP
5 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
7 11 (21.57%) Information Security
7 11 (21.57%) Python
7 11 (21.57%) SSL
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) CCNP
7 11 (21.57%) F5
7 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
8 10 (19.61%) VoIP
8 10 (19.61%) ITIL
8 10 (19.61%) DevOps
8 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
9 9 (17.65%) WAN
9 9 (17.65%) SMTP
9 9 (17.65%) VPN
9 9 (17.65%) Linux
9 9 (17.65%) HP
9 9 (17.65%) Dell

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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.84%) nginx
2 4 (7.84%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (5.88%) Stackdriver
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) Akamai
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) HTTP
1 13 (25.49%) LAN
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (21.57%) SSL
4 10 (19.61%) VoIP
5 9 (17.65%) SMTP
5 9 (17.65%) VPN
5 9 (17.65%) WAN
6 8 (15.69%) OSPF
6 8 (15.69%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (13.73%) DNS
7 7 (13.73%) Network Security
7 7 (13.73%) Wireless
8 6 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (9.80%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (9.80%) NX-OS
10 4 (7.84%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) Big Data
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Artifactory
3 4 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (7.84%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 12 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 5 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Consultant
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Support
7 3 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.88%) Node.js
3 2 (3.92%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.84%) CentOS
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Information Security
2 10 (19.61%) DevOps
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
3 7 (13.73%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 5 (9.80%) Human Resource Management
5 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.84%) High Availability
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.84%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (7.84%) Release Automation
6 4 (7.84%) Security Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) Python
3 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
4 7 (13.73%) Ruby
5 6 (11.76%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.96%) R
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.57%) CCNP
3 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (11.76%) Degree
6 4 (7.84%) CCNA
6 4 (7.84%) MCP
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.88%) CCIE
8 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.92%) RHCE
9 1 (1.96%) CEH
9 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.96%) CISM
9 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.96%) GISP
9 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.96%) PMP
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.96%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) GCP
3 1 (1.96%) GDPR
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.73%) ProxySG
3 7 (13.73%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.84%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.96%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.84%) Ansible
3 4 (7.84%) Kibana
3 4 (7.84%) logstash
3 4 (7.84%) Salt
4 3 (5.88%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.92%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.92%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.92%) vRealize
6 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.96%) SCCM
6 1 (1.96%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Cisco
2 15 (29.41%) VMware
3 11 (21.57%) F5
3 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 9 (17.65%) Dell
4 9 (17.65%) HP
4 9 (17.65%) Juniper
5 8 (15.69%) Blue Coat
6 7 (13.73%) Veeam
7 6 (11.76%) Palo Alto
8 5 (9.80%) Google
8 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.84%) Citrix
9 4 (7.84%) Mitel
9 4 (7.84%) New Relic
9 4 (7.84%) Percona
9 4 (7.84%) Splunk
10 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
10 3 (5.88%) Fortinet