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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 72 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.18% 0.84% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.53% 7.09% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
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£375 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £484 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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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
144 141 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.13% 11.81% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 26
Average daily rate £340 £385 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 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 £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 2015.

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 May 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 20 (33.90%) Network Security
2 19 (32.20%) Banking
2 19 (32.20%) Linux
3 18 (30.51%) Cisco
3 18 (30.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (27.12%) TCP/IP
4 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 12 (20.34%) Information Security
6 11 (18.64%) VMware
6 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
7 10 (16.95%) Finance
8 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 8 (13.56%) UNIX
10 7 (11.86%) DNS
10 7 (11.86%) LAN
10 7 (11.86%) WAN
10 7 (11.86%) Malware Analysis
11 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
11 6 (10.17%) Statistics
11 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
11 6 (10.17%) MS Office
11 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (10.17%) Migration
12 5 (8.47%) Project Management
12 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
12 5 (8.47%) Oracle
12 5 (8.47%) HP
12 5 (8.47%) Citrix
12 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.08%) JBoss
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) Network Security
2 18 (30.51%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (27.12%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 7 (11.86%) LAN
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
6 4 (6.78%) VLAN
6 4 (6.78%) DHCP
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
7 3 (5.08%) BGP
7 3 (5.08%) EIGRP
7 3 (5.08%) SAN
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.39%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.39%) Broadband
8 2 (3.39%) VoIP
8 2 (3.39%) HTTP
8 2 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.69%) Selenium
1 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.69%) NUnit
1 1 (1.69%) NCrunch
1 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
General
1 19 (32.20%) Banking
2 10 (16.95%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Web Services
1 3 (5.08%) OAuth
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) RESTful
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) jQuery
3 1 (1.69%) Ajax
3 1 (1.69%) Java EE
3 1 (1.69%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Statistics
2 5 (8.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 16 (27.12%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) UNIX
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Information Security
2 7 (11.86%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
3 6 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.17%) Migration
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
4 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
4 5 (8.47%) Change Control
4 5 (8.47%) SABSA
4 5 (8.47%) Malware Detection\Protection
5 4 (6.78%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (6.78%) SOA
6 3 (5.08%) Time Management
6 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.39%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.39%) Resource Management
7 2 (3.39%) Information Assurance
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
1 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
2 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.78%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) MCP
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) CISSP
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCIE
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Xen
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.39%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCOM
1 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Cisco
2 11 (18.64%) VMware
2 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.47%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) HP
4 5 (8.47%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Juniper
5 4 (6.78%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.08%) Nokia
6 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.39%) F5
7 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.39%) Avaya
7 2 (3.39%) Nortel
7 2 (3.39%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) McAfee
8 1 (1.69%) Sophos
8 1 (1.69%) BT
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