The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 52 69 83
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 78 67 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.58% 2.09% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.61% 21.34% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 31
Median daily rate £330 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
Firewall
UK

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
361 314 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.58% 9.81% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 132 167
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 34 £338 +35.00%
Glasgow +18 23 £288 +4.54% 4
Renfrewshire -18 14 £335 +1.51% 1
Fife 0 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £158 -
Stirling - 1 £545 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 110 (53.40%) Cisco
2 88 (42.72%) CheckPoint
3 64 (31.07%) HP
3 64 (31.07%) Windows
4 63 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (30.58%) Load Balancing
5 62 (30.10%) Network Security
5 62 (30.10%) Juniper
6 58 (28.16%) CCNP
7 57 (27.67%) Active Directory
8 56 (27.18%) Fortinet
9 54 (26.21%) F5
10 52 (25.24%) CCNA
11 49 (23.79%) DNS
11 49 (23.79%) Security Cleared
12 48 (23.30%) SC Cleared
13 44 (21.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 42 (20.39%) Windows Server
15 41 (19.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 41 (19.90%) WAN
15 41 (19.90%) LAN
16 38 (18.45%) Internet
16 38 (18.45%) TippingPoint
17 37 (17.96%) PowerShell
18 36 (17.48%) Finance
19 33 (16.02%) ITIL
19 33 (16.02%) Network Management
20 32 (15.53%) Microsoft
21 30 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
22 29 (14.08%) Capacity Planning

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (10.68%) OpenStack
2 9 (4.37%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.43%) Apache
5 3 (1.46%) lighttpd
5 3 (1.46%) nginx
6 2 (0.97%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.97%) IIS
6 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.65%) Office 365
2 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (30.10%) Network Security
2 49 (23.79%) DNS
3 44 (21.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 41 (19.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 41 (19.90%) LAN
4 41 (19.90%) WAN
5 38 (18.45%) Internet
6 30 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (13.11%) OSPF
8 23 (11.17%) BGP
8 23 (11.17%) Wireless
9 22 (10.68%) TCP/IP
10 21 (10.19%) EIGRP
11 18 (8.74%) Kerberos
11 18 (8.74%) MPLS
12 17 (8.25%) VLAN
13 15 (7.28%) VPN
14 14 (6.80%) SAN
15 13 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (5.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.43%) Big Data
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
5 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (0.97%) Introscope
4 2 (0.97%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.49%) MSI
5 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (17.48%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Law
4 4 (1.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Retail
5 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (36.89%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.56%) Security Engineer
3 24 (11.65%) Consultant
4 20 (9.71%) Active Directory Engineer
5 18 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Network Consultant
7 12 (5.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 11 (5.34%) Architect
8 11 (5.34%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Splunk Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.40%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Cisco Consultant
12 6 (2.91%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.37%) Middleware
2 7 (3.40%) HTML
3 6 (2.91%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.94%) .NET
4 4 (1.94%) CSS
4 4 (1.94%) XML
5 3 (1.46%) Django
5 3 (1.46%) Java EE
5 3 (1.46%) LAMP
5 3 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.46%) Laravel
5 3 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.46%) Web Services
6 2 (0.97%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.97%) Struts
7 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (13.11%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (3.88%) Clustering
5 4 (1.94%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Replication
7 2 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.97%) Wiki
8 1 (0.49%) DataPower
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.49%) Handset
8 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.07%) Windows
2 42 (20.39%) Windows Server
3 28 (13.59%) Linux
4 24 (11.65%) Unix
5 10 (4.85%) AIX
6 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.46%) Debian
9 3 (1.46%) Solaris
9 3 (1.46%) SUSE
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.49%) Android
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.58%) Load Balancing
2 33 (16.02%) ITIL
2 33 (16.02%) Network Management
3 29 (14.08%) Capacity Planning
3 29 (14.08%) Migration
4 23 (11.17%) Data Privacy
5 22 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (10.19%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (5.83%) High Availability
7 12 (5.83%) ITIL V3
8 11 (5.34%) SIEM
9 10 (4.85%) TOGAF
10 9 (4.37%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.88%) Analytics
11 8 (3.88%) Change Control
11 8 (3.88%) Content Management
11 8 (3.88%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.88%) Network Design
12 7 (3.40%) Supplier Management
12 7 (3.40%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.96%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.68%) Python
3 21 (10.19%) SQL
4 19 (9.22%) Java
5 16 (7.77%) Perl
6 12 (5.83%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.91%) PHP
7 6 (2.91%) VBScript
8 5 (2.43%) C#
8 5 (2.43%) Jython
9 4 (1.94%) VB
10 2 (0.97%) Groovy
10 2 (0.97%) VBA
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (28.16%) CCNP
3 52 (25.24%) CCNA
4 49 (23.79%) Security Cleared
5 48 (23.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.83%) CISSP
6 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.85%) CCIE
8 9 (4.37%) Degree
9 7 (3.40%) MCITP
9 7 (3.40%) MCP
9 7 (3.40%) MCTS
10 5 (2.43%) SANS
11 4 (1.94%) CCSA
11 4 (1.94%) CCSE
12 3 (1.46%) CISA
13 2 (0.97%) CEH
13 2 (0.97%) CISM
13 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.97%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (27.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.22%) DFS Replication
3 13 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.83%) vSphere
5 6 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.97%) Docker
6 2 (0.97%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) Squid
6 2 (0.97%) UAG
6 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.49%) RHEV
7 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.49%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.49%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (4.85%) CA Spectrum
2 9 (4.37%) Puppet
3 7 (3.40%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.40%) SCCM
4 5 (2.43%) BladeLogic
4 5 (2.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 5 (2.43%) QRadar
4 5 (2.43%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.94%) Cacti
5 4 (1.94%) Nagios
5 4 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.46%) ArcSight ESM
6 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) Munin
7 2 (0.97%) Ansible
7 2 (0.97%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.97%) Packer
7 2 (0.97%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 110 (53.40%) Cisco
2 88 (42.72%) CheckPoint
3 64 (31.07%) HP
4 62 (30.10%) Juniper
5 56 (27.18%) Fortinet
6 54 (26.21%) F5
7 38 (18.45%) TippingPoint
8 32 (15.53%) Microsoft
9 19 (9.22%) VMware
10 17 (8.25%) CA
11 16 (7.77%) SolarWinds
12 15 (7.28%) Oracle
13 14 (6.80%) IBM
14 12 (5.83%) Citrix
15 11 (5.34%) Intel Security
15 11 (5.34%) Red Hat
15 11 (5.34%) Splunk
16 8 (3.88%) EMC
17 7 (3.40%) Symantec
18 5 (2.43%) BMC