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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 76 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 1.95% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.04% 23.21% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate £375 £438 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
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
133 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.39% 8.41% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 41
Average daily rate £375 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £503 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 23 (51.11%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (33.33%) CCNA
3 15 (33.33%) Network Security
4 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
4 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
5 12 (26.67%) Finance
5 12 (26.67%) WAN
6 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
6 11 (24.44%) LAN
6 11 (24.44%) CCNP
7 9 (20.00%) Banking
8 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (17.78%) CCIE
8 8 (17.78%) Linux
8 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.33%) Windows
10 6 (13.33%) Service Management
10 6 (13.33%) CCSA
10 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
11 5 (11.11%) Network Design
11 5 (11.11%) Project Management
12 4 (8.89%) SAN
12 4 (8.89%) OSPF
12 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.89%) DNS
12 4 (8.89%) EMC
12 4 (8.89%) Oracle

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (8.89%) Lync
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) nginx
2 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.44%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (4.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Network Security
2 13 (28.89%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (26.67%) WAN
4 11 (24.44%) LAN
4 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) DNS
5 4 (8.89%) OSPF
5 4 (8.89%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) BGP
6 2 (4.44%) DDNS
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) EIGRP
6 2 (4.44%) HTTP
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) IntruShield
6 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.44%) LDAP
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) SSL
6 2 (4.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Informix
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Check Point Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Firewall Consultant
4 6 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Network Specialist
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Security Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
1 2 (4.44%) Middleware
1 2 (4.44%) OAuth
1 2 (4.44%) REST
1 2 (4.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) BYOD
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
5 2 (4.44%) Unix
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Debian
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (13.33%) Service Management
3 5 (11.11%) Network Design
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Information Security
5 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Kanban
6 2 (4.44%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (4.44%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.44%) Microservices
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (33.33%) CCNA
3 11 (24.44%) CCNP
4 8 (17.78%) CCIE
5 6 (13.33%) CCSA
6 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.44%) PMP
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) MCITP
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) MCSA
7 1 (2.22%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.44%) Varnish
2 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Proventia
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Cisco
2 13 (28.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.89%) EMC
4 4 (8.89%) Google
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) FireEye
5 3 (6.67%) IBM
5 3 (6.67%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
6 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.44%) McAfee
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.44%) Sun
6 2 (4.44%) Teradata
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Imperva