Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 36 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -23 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.97% 2.03% 9.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.26% 13.73% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 19
Watford median daily rate £120 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.90% +5.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £106 £298 £245
90th Percentile £328 £333 £334
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £378 £325
% change year-on-year -0.66% +16.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £16.81 -
% change year-on-year +10.89% - -

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 43 51 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.76% 14.83% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 36
Watford median daily rate £400 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £234
90th Percentile £555 £475 £387
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Watford median hourly rate - £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.92% -62.86%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.65 £18.25
% change year-on-year +2.09% -8.75% -14.04%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (30.00%) Security Management
4 3 (30.00%) Law
4 3 (30.00%) Sony
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) ISMS
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery

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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365 Administrator
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) ISMS
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Remote Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Sony
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) VMware