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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 21 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.65% - 6.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% - 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Median daily rate £320 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.50%  

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 13 10 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 10.74% 10.42% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Median daily rate £165 £375 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.00% +74.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Watford

Firewall
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Meraki
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Firewall
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Data Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Migration Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) Meraki
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto