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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 19 17
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.48% 2.94% 9.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 22.22% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Median daily rate £315 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 18 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 19.88% 13.24% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Median daily rate £320 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £300 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 27 June 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 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) LPAR
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Meraki
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Internet

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 3 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) AS400
1 3 (50.00%) LPAR
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto