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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 56 56 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -35
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.85% 1.76% 5.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.37% 20.37% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £144 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £485 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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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
117 108 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.67% 8.62% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 44
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £129 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £28.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 16 (33.33%) Windows
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Network Security
4 11 (22.92%) Banking
4 11 (22.92%) HP
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
4 11 (22.92%) LAN
5 10 (20.83%) WAN
5 10 (20.83%) Migration
5 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (18.75%) Information Security
6 9 (18.75%) Linux
7 8 (16.67%) ITIL
7 8 (16.67%) Juniper
8 7 (14.58%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (14.58%) DNS
8 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 6 (12.50%) Nokia
9 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
10 5 (10.42%) DMZ
10 5 (10.42%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.42%) JBoss
3 4 (8.33%) Apache
4 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Network Security
2 11 (22.92%) LAN
2 11 (22.92%) TCP/IP
3 10 (20.83%) WAN
4 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 7 (14.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (10.42%) VLAN
5 5 (10.42%) DMZ
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
6 4 (8.33%) VPN
6 4 (8.33%) MPLS
6 4 (8.33%) SAN
7 3 (6.25%) Internet
7 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 3 (6.25%) NAS
7 3 (6.25%) BGP
7 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.25%) NetScreen
7 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (22.92%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
8 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Security Monitoring Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
1 2 (4.17%) X-Windows
1 2 (4.17%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Replication
2 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (20.83%) Migration
2 9 (18.75%) Information Security
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
5 4 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (8.33%) SABSA
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (6.25%) SOA
6 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.17%) Data Security
7 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.25%) RHCE
1 3 (6.25%) CCSA
1 3 (6.25%) JNCIA
2 2 (4.17%) MCP
2 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) CISSP
3 1 (2.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.17%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.08%) UAG
5 1 (2.08%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView
3 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 14 (29.17%) VMware
4 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) HP
5 8 (16.67%) Juniper
6 6 (12.50%) Nokia
7 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.42%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.33%) F5
8 4 (8.33%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) Avaya
9 3 (6.25%) EMC
9 3 (6.25%) Veritas
9 3 (6.25%) Veeam
10 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.17%) Sourcefire
10 2 (4.17%) Symantec
10 2 (4.17%) McAfee
10 2 (4.17%) Nortel
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