Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 8 24
Rank change year-on-year -25 +16 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.75% 12.98% 5.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.64% 47.44% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 6
Watford median daily rate £315 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -7.69% -8.45%
10th Percentile £298 £245 £234
90th Percentile £333 £334 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Watford median hourly rate - - £32.73
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £21.53
% change year-on-year -3.92% +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 53 78 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.16% 27.37% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 11
Watford median daily rate £329 £310 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.05% -27.06% +26.87%
10th Percentile £216 £245 £210
90th Percentile £475 £459 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 - £33.87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +39.82%

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 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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Multicast
5 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) DataPower
5 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (16.67%) LPAR
5 2 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) Apache

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 2 (16.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) IGMP
4 2 (16.67%) Multicast
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) WLAN
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) DataPower
1 2 (16.67%) LPAR
1 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) DNA
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCSA
3 2 (16.67%) CCSP
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) hybris
5 1 (8.33%) Intershop
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel