The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 57 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.49% 2.21% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.46% 25.00% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 8
Median daily rate £350 £377 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.03% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
Firewall
Scotland

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
149 148 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.77% 8.82% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 57 49
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 28 (56.00%) CheckPoint
3 26 (52.00%) Finance
4 22 (44.00%) WAN
5 21 (42.00%) LAN
6 20 (40.00%) BGP
6 20 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 19 (38.00%) MPLS
7 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (38.00%) CCNP
8 18 (36.00%) OSPF
8 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (32.00%) EIGRP
10 15 (30.00%) Wireless
11 12 (24.00%) CCNA
12 10 (20.00%) VLAN
12 10 (20.00%) Network Security
13 9 (18.00%) Change Management
13 9 (18.00%) Migration
13 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (18.00%) CCIE
14 8 (16.00%) VPN
14 8 (16.00%) Load Balancing
15 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
15 7 (14.00%) High Availability
15 7 (14.00%) ITIL
15 7 (14.00%) Linux
15 7 (14.00%) Internet
16 6 (12.00%) Unix
16 6 (12.00%) Java

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (8.00%) GlassFish
1 4 (8.00%) JBoss
1 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) WAN
2 21 (42.00%) LAN
3 20 (40.00%) BGP
4 19 (38.00%) MPLS
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (36.00%) OSPF
6 16 (32.00%) EIGRP
7 15 (30.00%) Wireless
8 10 (20.00%) Network Security
8 10 (20.00%) VLAN
9 8 (16.00%) VPN
10 7 (14.00%) Internet
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.00%) ATM
12 5 (10.00%) DMVPN
12 5 (10.00%) HSRP
12 5 (10.00%) ISDN
12 5 (10.00%) PPP
12 5 (10.00%) X.25
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Introscope
2 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Games
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Data Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Check Point Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Monitoring Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Check Point Support
8 2 (4.00%) Juniper Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
2 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) Struts
3 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) BYOD
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) DataPower
3 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) Informatics
3 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Unix
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Change Management
1 9 (18.00%) Migration
1 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.00%) High Availability
3 7 (14.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (10.00%) Network Design
4 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Application Performance Management
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.00%) Information Security
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.00%) PHP
2 4 (8.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) CCNP
1 19 (38.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.00%) CCNA
3 9 (18.00%) CCIE
4 4 (8.00%) CCSA
4 4 (8.00%) CCSE
5 2 (4.00%) CISA
5 2 (4.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) CCDA
6 1 (2.00%) CCDP
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.00%) KVM
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) CA Wily
1 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Cisco
2 28 (56.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (12.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 5 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (8.00%) CA
5 4 (8.00%) F5
5 4 (8.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Aruba
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Prolexic