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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.40% 1.08% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.34% 9.21% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £490 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.46% +78.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £445 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £509 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
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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
128 152 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.79% 11.69% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 85 25
Average daily rate £318 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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
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 1 July 2015, 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 24 (39.34%) Cisco
2 17 (27.87%) Banking
3 16 (26.23%) Finance
3 16 (26.23%) Linux
3 16 (26.23%) Network Security
4 12 (19.67%) VMware
4 12 (19.67%) CheckPoint
4 12 (19.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (16.39%) Windows
6 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
6 10 (16.39%) Information Security
7 9 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (13.11%) UNIX
9 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
9 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
10 6 (9.84%) Statistics
10 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.84%) DNS
11 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
11 5 (8.20%) Nokia
11 5 (8.20%) LAN
11 5 (8.20%) WAN
11 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
11 5 (8.20%) Change Management
11 5 (8.20%) F5
11 5 (8.20%) Change Control
11 5 (8.20%) Malware Analysis

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) Network Security
2 12 (19.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.84%) DNS
6 5 (8.20%) LAN
6 5 (8.20%) WAN
7 4 (6.56%) Broadband
7 4 (6.56%) BIG-IP
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.92%) VPN
8 3 (4.92%) DHCP
8 3 (4.92%) SAN
9 2 (3.28%) VLAN
9 2 (3.28%) BGP
9 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.64%) Wireless
10 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.64%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) NUnit
1 1 (1.64%) Selenium
1 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.64%) NCrunch
1 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 17 (27.87%) Banking
2 16 (26.23%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Security Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Test Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Network Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) OAuth
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) Kendo UI
3 1 (1.64%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) Ajax
3 1 (1.64%) Java EE
3 1 (1.64%) WCF
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Statistics
2 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) UNIX
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Information Security
2 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.84%) Performance Testing
3 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
4 5 (8.20%) Change Management
4 5 (8.20%) Change Control
4 5 (8.20%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.56%) Migration
5 4 (6.56%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.92%) Time Management
6 3 (4.92%) Security Architecture
7 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.28%) ITIL
7 2 (3.28%) SOA
7 2 (3.28%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 2 (3.28%) Information Assurance
7 2 (3.28%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) PHP
2 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.56%) A+ Certification
2 4 (6.56%) CCNP
3 3 (4.92%) CCSP
4 1 (1.64%) CCIE
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.56%) Xen
4 2 (3.28%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.64%) SCOM
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Cisco
2 12 (19.67%) CheckPoint
2 12 (19.67%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.20%) Blue Coat
4 5 (8.20%) Nokia
4 5 (8.20%) F5
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.56%) HP
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) Juniper
6 3 (4.92%) Imperva
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.64%) Planview
8 1 (1.64%) McAfee
8 1 (1.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.64%) BT
8 1 (1.64%) Business Objects