The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 61 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.31% 2.50% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.38% 22.01% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 26
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£431 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 259 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.30% 11.35% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 139
Average daily rate £349 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Scotland region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Scotland region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 30 £329 -8.92% 5
Glasgow -2 13 £450 +13.92% 7
West Lothian +6 6 £239 -16.22% 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Fife - - - - 2
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 49 (45.37%) Windows
2 43 (39.81%) Cisco
3 34 (31.48%) VMware
4 31 (28.70%) WAN
5 29 (26.85%) CheckPoint
6 28 (25.93%) LAN
7 27 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 26 (24.07%) ITIL
8 26 (24.07%) Linux
9 25 (23.15%) TCP/IP
9 25 (23.15%) HP
10 24 (22.22%) Network Security
11 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (20.37%) VPN
13 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.74%) Intrusion Detection
15 16 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (13.89%) Finance
16 15 (13.89%) Information Security
17 14 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (12.96%) UNIX
17 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
17 14 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (12.96%) SAN
18 13 (12.04%) Juniper
18 13 (12.04%) DNS
18 13 (12.04%) F5
19 12 (11.11%) Citrix
19 12 (11.11%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.63%) JBoss
4 4 (3.70%) Apache
4 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
5 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.85%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) MS Office
2 6 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (28.70%) WAN
2 28 (25.93%) LAN
3 25 (23.15%) TCP/IP
4 24 (22.22%) Network Security
5 22 (20.37%) VPN
6 17 (15.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 16 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (12.96%) SAN
9 13 (12.04%) DNS
10 11 (10.19%) DHCP
11 7 (6.48%) VoIP
12 6 (5.56%) VLAN
12 6 (5.56%) Internet
12 6 (5.56%) Ethernet
13 5 (4.63%) MPLS
14 4 (3.70%) Junos
14 4 (3.70%) IP Telephony
14 4 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (3.70%) NAS
14 4 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
1 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Network Engineer
2 20 (18.52%) Consultant
3 13 (12.04%) Architect
4 8 (7.41%) Analyst
5 7 (6.48%) Administrator
5 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Data Consultant
5 7 (6.48%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Network Support
8 4 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Network Specialist
9 3 (2.78%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.56%) Middleware
2 5 (4.63%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) OAuth
3 2 (1.85%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) JSP
4 1 (0.93%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.63%) Replication
3 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.70%) Clustering
3 4 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.78%) CESG
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) Open Source
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) Windows
2 26 (24.07%) Linux
3 14 (12.96%) UNIX
4 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.70%) AIX
9 3 (2.78%) HPUX
9 3 (2.78%) Solaris
9 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) ITIL
2 15 (13.89%) Information Security
3 14 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.19%) Data Mapping
5 11 (10.19%) Migration
6 9 (8.33%) SIEM
7 7 (6.48%) Service Management
7 7 (6.48%) Security Architecture
8 6 (5.56%) Network Management
8 6 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.63%) Network Design
9 5 (4.63%) TOGAF
9 5 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.70%) Build Automation
10 4 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.70%) SABSA
10 4 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Perl
3 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) REXX
5 1 (0.93%) Tcl
5 1 (0.93%) Korn
5 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.19%) CCNP
4 11 (10.19%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (8.33%) Degree
6 8 (7.41%) CCNA
7 6 (5.56%) CISSP
8 5 (4.63%) PMP
8 5 (4.63%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.63%) GCIA
9 4 (3.70%) CCSA
9 4 (3.70%) MCP
10 3 (2.78%) CCIE
10 3 (2.78%) CCSP
10 3 (2.78%) RHCE
10 3 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.93%) MCSE
11 1 (0.93%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.70%) QA
1 4 (3.70%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.85%) GPG13
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (6.48%) vSphere
5 6 (5.56%) UAG
5 6 (5.56%) Squid
5 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.78%) XenApp
7 3 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.78%) KVM
7 3 (2.78%) RHEV
8 2 (1.85%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 6 (5.56%) SCCM
3 5 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.85%) Nagios
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.93%) SCOM
6 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 43 (39.81%) Cisco
2 34 (31.48%) VMware
3 29 (26.85%) CheckPoint
4 25 (23.15%) HP
5 17 (15.74%) Microsoft
6 13 (12.04%) Juniper
6 13 (12.04%) F5
7 12 (11.11%) Citrix
8 10 (9.26%) McAfee
9 9 (8.33%) Avaya
10 8 (7.41%) ArcSight
10 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
10 8 (7.41%) Oracle
11 7 (6.48%) EMC
12 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
12 6 (5.56%) Fortinet
12 6 (5.56%) Nokia
12 6 (5.56%) Nortel
13 5 (4.63%) Symantec
14 4 (3.70%) Riverbed
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