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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 2.04% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.25% 17.83% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £5.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
80 129 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.64% 11.45% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 40
Average daily rate £250 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £191 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) Internet
3 12 (38.71%) Web Services
3 12 (38.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (38.71%) Reverse Proxy
3 12 (38.71%) Network Security
4 11 (35.48%) GPG13
4 11 (35.48%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (32.26%) CESG
5 10 (32.26%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
6 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
6 9 (29.03%) Information Assurance
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) Linux
8 7 (22.58%) Banking
9 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (19.35%) Middleware
9 6 (19.35%) IBM
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco
10 5 (16.13%) LAN
10 5 (16.13%) WAN
10 5 (16.13%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) CICS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (3.23%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Internet
2 12 (38.71%) Intrusion Detection
2 12 (38.71%) Reverse Proxy
2 12 (38.71%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) LAN
3 5 (16.13%) WAN
4 4 (12.90%) NAS
4 4 (12.90%) SAN
5 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.68%) DMZ
5 3 (9.68%) MPLS
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) VLAN
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
6 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
6 2 (6.45%) OSPF
6 2 (6.45%) Intranet
6 2 (6.45%) BGP
7 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Introscope
General
1 7 (22.58%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
1 12 (38.71%) CLAS Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) Middleware
3 2 (6.45%) Java EE
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) X-Windows
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) CESG
1 10 (32.26%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.45%) PKI
4 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
3 4 (12.90%) AIX
3 4 (12.90%) zOS
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Protective Monitoring
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
3 9 (29.03%) Information Assurance
4 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow
5 4 (12.90%) Network Design
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.45%) RAD
6 2 (6.45%) RUP
7 1 (3.23%) BCP
7 1 (3.23%) CRM
7 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.45%) Perl
1 2 (6.45%) PHP
1 2 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) GPG13
2 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) SRDF
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.45%) CA Wily
1 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) IBM
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
5 4 (12.90%) EMC
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Nortel
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
7 2 (6.45%) CA
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) Sage
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya