The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 78 83 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 1.58% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.72% 12.42% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £350 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £23.09 £29.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.39% +22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £37.80 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 298 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.30% 12.72% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 145 169
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £37.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -23 16 £288 +27.77% 6
Aberdeen +3 11 £300 -6.25% 4
Glasgow +16 8 £350 -12.50% 2
Dundee - 6 £300 - 1
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Firewall
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 62 (59.62%) Windows
2 57 (54.81%) Cisco
3 34 (32.69%) WAN
4 30 (28.85%) LAN
5 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
6 25 (24.04%) Active Directory
7 24 (23.08%) SQL
8 23 (22.12%) CheckPoint
8 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (20.19%) VPN
11 20 (19.23%) HP
11 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 19 (18.27%) SC Cleared
12 19 (18.27%) Finance
12 19 (18.27%) SQL Server
13 18 (17.31%) SAN
13 18 (17.31%) VMware
14 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (16.35%) UNIX
15 16 (15.38%) DNS
16 14 (13.46%) CCNP
16 14 (13.46%) Linux
16 14 (13.46%) Service Management
16 14 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (13.46%) Fortinet
16 14 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (12.50%) Network Security
17 13 (12.50%) SolarWinds
17 13 (12.50%) Windows XP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.85%) WordPress
4 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.88%) CICS
5 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) MS Office
2 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.69%) WAN
2 30 (28.85%) LAN
3 21 (20.19%) VPN
4 18 (17.31%) SAN
5 16 (15.38%) DNS
6 14 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (12.50%) Network Security
8 11 (10.58%) VLAN
9 8 (7.69%) Internet
10 7 (6.73%) DHCP
10 7 (6.73%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (5.77%) Ethernet
11 6 (5.77%) SMTP
11 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
11 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (3.85%) IPsec
12 4 (3.85%) Wireless
12 4 (3.85%) Junos
12 4 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.73%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.81%) DB2
4 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.96%) DataStage
6 1 (0.96%) MS Access
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (0.96%) Ant
General
1 19 (18.27%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.58%) Analyst
2 11 (10.58%) Consultant
3 10 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 6 (5.77%) Designer
5 5 (4.81%) Architect
5 5 (4.81%) Systems Support
5 5 (4.81%) Support Specialist
5 5 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Network Specialist
6 4 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Security Consultant
6 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Network Designer
7 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.88%) Technical Support
7 3 (2.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.92%) ADO
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 2 (1.92%) J2EE
3 2 (1.92%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.81%) Cryptography
2 5 (4.81%) Replication
3 3 (2.88%) Open Source
3 3 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) HACMP
5 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.96%) Statistics
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) DataPower
5 1 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (59.62%) Windows
2 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (16.35%) UNIX
4 14 (13.46%) Linux
5 13 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.69%) AIX
7 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.85%) Solaris
9 3 (2.88%) zOS
9 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.92%) HPUX
10 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.96%) SUSE
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.46%) Service Management
2 8 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 8 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (5.77%) ITIL
4 5 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.81%) Data Management
4 5 (4.81%) Fault Management
4 5 (4.81%) Data Mapping
5 4 (3.85%) Time Management
5 4 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (3.85%) Information Security
6 3 (2.88%) Network Management
6 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma
6 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.88%) Project Management
6 3 (2.88%) Network Design
6 3 (2.88%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.88%) Validation
6 3 (2.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.08%) SQL
2 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.96%) VBScript
3 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 19 (18.27%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.46%) CCNP
5 7 (6.73%) Degree
6 6 (5.77%) CISSP
7 5 (4.81%) CCNA
8 4 (3.85%) CISM
9 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.88%) CCIE
10 2 (1.92%) CCSP
10 2 (1.92%) MCSE
11 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.96%) IBM AIX Certification
11 1 (0.96%) HND
11 1 (0.96%) CCDP
11 1 (0.96%) CCIP
11 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (24.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.69%) vSphere
5 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.81%) Squid
7 4 (3.85%) UAG
8 3 (2.88%) SRDF
8 3 (2.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.92%) XenApp
9 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.92%) KVM
10 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Netcool
2 5 (4.81%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (3.85%) Legato
3 4 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.88%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.92%) SCCM
5 2 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.96%) Puppet
6 1 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 57 (54.81%) Cisco
2 27 (25.96%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.12%) CheckPoint
4 20 (19.23%) HP
5 18 (17.31%) VMware
6 14 (13.46%) Fortinet
7 13 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 12 (11.54%) Oracle
8 12 (11.54%) EMC
9 11 (10.58%) F5
10 10 (9.62%) Juniper
10 10 (9.62%) McAfee
10 10 (9.62%) Citrix
11 7 (6.73%) Avaya
12 6 (5.77%) Mitel
13 5 (4.81%) IBM
13 5 (4.81%) Riverbed
14 4 (3.85%) TippingPoint
14 4 (3.85%) Crossbeam
14 4 (3.85%) CommVault
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