The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 67 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.47% 1.68% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.82% 18.45% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£519 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £5.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
107 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.76% 9.13% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Edinburgh region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 18 (64.29%) Oracle
2 13 (46.43%) Internet
3 12 (42.86%) Web Services
3 12 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (39.29%) Network Security
4 11 (39.29%) GPG13
4 11 (39.29%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (35.71%) CESG
5 10 (35.71%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (32.14%) Information Assurance
6 9 (32.14%) UNIX
6 9 (32.14%) Windows
6 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
6 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
7 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
7 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (21.43%) Linux
9 6 (21.43%) Middleware
9 6 (21.43%) IBM
9 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
9 6 (21.43%) Banking
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) Replication
11 4 (14.29%) zOS
11 4 (14.29%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.29%) CICS
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Internet
2 12 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (42.86%) Reverse Proxy
3 11 (39.29%) Network Security
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) NAS
5 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Introscope
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Consultant
1 12 (42.86%) CLAS Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Designer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (21.43%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) CESG
1 10 (35.71%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Replication
3 4 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 4 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 2 (7.14%) Cryptography
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) UNIX
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) zOS
3 4 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Protective Monitoring
2 9 (32.14%) Information Assurance
2 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
3 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.29%) Workflow
5 4 (14.29%) Network Design
6 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) RAD
7 2 (7.14%) RUP
7 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) PHP
1 2 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) GPG13
2 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.29%) SRDF
2 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.14%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) IBM
4 4 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.71%) Mitel
5 3 (10.71%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.57%) Nortel
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) VMware