Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 19 December 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 37 10
Rank change year-on-year +17 -27 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.22% 3.29% 12.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.76% 29.79% 45.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 19
Watford median daily rate £348 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -6.25% -24.71%
10th Percentile £260 £300 £245
90th Percentile £380 £300 £477
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +167.24% -1.96% +18.47%

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 59 47 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 15.78% 11.06% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 34
Watford median daily rate £350 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +15.23% -24.71%
10th Percentile £191 £147 £245
90th Percentile £438 £449 £518
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £16.50 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £37.31
% change year-on-year -4.79% -54.96% +75.46%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Watford over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 Watford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
3 12 (44.44%) Web Services
3 12 (44.44%) Client/Server
4 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
4 11 (40.74%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
5 10 (37.04%) ITIL
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 7 (25.93%) Sony
7 7 (25.93%) Information Security Management
7 7 (25.93%) Security Management
7 7 (25.93%) Wireless
7 7 (25.93%) Law
7 7 (25.93%) Information Security
7 7 (25.93%) ISMS
8 6 (22.22%) Office 365
8 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
10 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
10 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (14.81%) LAN
10 4 (14.81%) WAN
10 4 (14.81%) Cisco

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Wireless
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 3 (11.11%) OSPF
3 3 (11.11%) RIP
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Law
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Help Desk Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Office 365 Administrator
6 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Handset
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 10
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Test Strategy
2 10 (37.04%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) Information Security
3 7 (25.93%) Information Security Management
3 7 (25.93%) ISMS
3 7 (25.93%) Security Management
4 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Email Filtering
5 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) SIEM
6 2 (7.41%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Firmware
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Sony
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.41%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel