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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 112 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.67% 2.32% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.14% 16.14% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 31 35
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £368
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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
398 415 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.14% 14.36% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 204 157
Median daily rate £336 £338 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Glasgow +23 39 £400 +2.56% 5
Edinburgh +26 33 £375 +36.36% 4
Renfrewshire +3 16 £335 -16.25%
Aberdeen -4 11 £295 -6.71%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £308 -
West Lothian -3 2 £225 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £275 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 76 (46.63%) Cisco
2 53 (32.52%) Windows
3 49 (30.06%) WAN
4 47 (28.83%) LAN
5 45 (27.61%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (25.77%) CheckPoint
6 42 (25.77%) Network Security
7 39 (23.93%) CCNP
8 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
9 36 (22.09%) Finance
10 35 (21.47%) Linux
11 32 (19.63%) Data Centre
12 31 (19.02%) TCP/IP
13 30 (18.40%) ITIL
13 30 (18.40%) Security Cleared
14 29 (17.79%) Wireless
15 28 (17.18%) CCNA
16 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
17 26 (15.95%) Juniper
17 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
17 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
18 23 (14.11%) OSPF
18 23 (14.11%) VPN
18 23 (14.11%) DNS
18 23 (14.11%) VMware
18 23 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (13.50%) F5
19 22 (13.50%) HP
19 22 (13.50%) BGP
20 21 (12.88%) SQL Server

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 7 (4.29%) IIS
1 7 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.23%) Apache
4 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.23%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
5 1 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.61%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) Liferay
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Office 365
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.06%) WAN
2 47 (28.83%) LAN
3 42 (25.77%) Network Security
4 31 (19.02%) TCP/IP
5 29 (17.79%) Wireless
6 23 (14.11%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (14.11%) DNS
6 23 (14.11%) OSPF
6 23 (14.11%) VPN
7 22 (13.50%) BGP
8 20 (12.27%) Internet
8 20 (12.27%) VLAN
9 17 (10.43%) EIGRP
10 16 (9.82%) MPLS
11 13 (7.98%) VoIP
12 12 (7.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (6.75%) SAN
14 10 (6.13%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (5.52%) DHCP
15 9 (5.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) Big Data
3 5 (3.07%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.45%) DB2
4 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.68%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) git-flow
5 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (22.09%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Law
3 8 (4.91%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (28.83%) Network Engineer
2 28 (17.18%) Security Engineer
3 24 (14.72%) Consultant
4 16 (9.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (9.20%) Security Consultant
6 12 (7.36%) Analyst
7 10 (6.13%) Network Consultant
8 8 (4.91%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Splunk Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) AIX Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Check Point Consultant
11 5 (3.07%) Network Analyst
11 5 (3.07%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) Middleware
2 3 (1.84%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.23%) J2EE
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) Java EE
4 1 (0.61%) JSP
4 1 (0.61%) OC4J
4 1 (0.61%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.63%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.59%) Clustering
4 6 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.07%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.45%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.84%) CESG
7 3 (1.84%) CMDB
7 3 (1.84%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.23%) PKI
8 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) DataPower
9 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.61%) RIA
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (32.52%) Windows
2 35 (21.47%) Linux
3 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.20%) Unix
5 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.52%) AIX
8 7 (4.29%) Solaris
8 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.23%) CentOS
11 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.61%) HPUX
12 1 (0.61%) SUSE
12 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) ITIL
2 20 (12.27%) Load Balancing
3 15 (9.20%) ITSM
4 14 (8.59%) Migration
5 13 (7.98%) Configuration Management
5 13 (7.98%) Network Management
5 13 (7.98%) Risk Management
6 11 (6.75%) Analytics
6 11 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.13%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (6.13%) Service Management
7 10 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.52%) Project Management
8 9 (5.52%) SIEM
8 9 (5.52%) Supplier Management
9 8 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (4.91%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.88%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.27%) Perl
3 19 (11.66%) Python
4 17 (10.43%) SQL
5 16 (9.82%) Java
6 8 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.91%) VBScript
7 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.29%) C#
8 6 (3.68%) Jython
8 6 (3.68%) Korn
9 3 (1.84%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (27.61%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (23.93%) CCNP
3 30 (18.40%) Security Cleared
4 28 (17.18%) CCNA
5 26 (15.95%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.98%) CISSP
7 10 (6.13%) CCIE
7 10 (6.13%) Degree
7 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.52%) MCSE
9 7 (4.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.29%) SANS
10 4 (2.45%) CCSA
10 4 (2.45%) CCSE
11 3 (1.84%) CEH
11 3 (1.84%) CISM
11 3 (1.84%) GIAC
11 3 (1.84%) MCSA
12 2 (1.23%) CCSP
12 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) ISO27005
2 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.98%) vSphere
3 11 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (3.68%) PowerHA
6 5 (3.07%) DFS Replication
7 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
9 1 (0.61%) zsh
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) Puppet
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (4.91%) QRadar
3 7 (4.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (3.68%) BladeLogic
4 6 (3.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (3.68%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.68%) SCCM
4 6 (3.68%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.07%) ArcSight ESM
5 5 (3.07%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.84%) RSA Security Analytics
7 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.23%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.61%) Cacti
8 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 76 (46.63%) Cisco
2 42 (25.77%) CheckPoint
3 27 (16.56%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.95%) Juniper
5 23 (14.11%) VMware
6 22 (13.50%) F5
6 22 (13.50%) HP
7 19 (11.66%) Fortinet
8 13 (7.98%) IBM
9 12 (7.36%) Symantec
10 11 (6.75%) Splunk
11 10 (6.13%) Dell
12 8 (4.91%) Citrix
12 8 (4.91%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.91%) TippingPoint
13 7 (4.29%) Veritas
14 6 (3.68%) BMC
14 6 (3.68%) CA
14 6 (3.68%) Oracle
14 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds
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