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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 72 71 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 1.91% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.72% 20.20% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 28
Median daily rate £350 £330 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -19.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.93% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
311 307 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.74% 9.46% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 124 190
Median daily rate £350 £315 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £450 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -4 29 £350 -7.03% 1
Glasgow +15 17 £275 - 5
Stirling +3 1 £545 +3.80%
Fife - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 102 (54.84%) Cisco
2 83 (44.62%) CheckPoint
3 58 (31.18%) Load Balancing
4 56 (30.11%) HP
5 54 (29.03%) Windows
5 54 (29.03%) Network Security
6 53 (28.49%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (27.96%) Juniper
8 48 (25.81%) CCNP
9 46 (24.73%) WAN
9 46 (24.73%) Fortinet
10 45 (24.19%) Active Directory
10 45 (24.19%) F5
11 44 (23.66%) LAN
12 43 (23.12%) CCNA
13 40 (21.51%) DNS
14 39 (20.97%) Security Cleared
15 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
16 37 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 36 (19.35%) Finance
18 34 (18.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 32 (17.20%) Windows Server
19 32 (17.20%) Internet
20 31 (16.67%) ITIL
20 31 (16.67%) TippingPoint
21 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
21 30 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
22 28 (15.05%) Network Management
22 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
23 25 (13.44%) OSPF

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 19 (10.22%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.69%) Apache
5 4 (2.15%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.15%) JBoss
5 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.61%) lighttpd
6 3 (1.61%) nginx
7 2 (1.08%) IIS
7 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.15%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.75%) Office 365
2 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (29.03%) Network Security
2 46 (24.73%) WAN
3 44 (23.66%) LAN
4 40 (21.51%) DNS
5 37 (19.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 34 (18.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 32 (17.20%) Internet
8 30 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (13.44%) OSPF
10 23 (12.37%) BGP
10 23 (12.37%) EIGRP
11 22 (11.83%) Wireless
12 21 (11.29%) TCP/IP
13 20 (10.75%) MPLS
14 19 (10.22%) VPN
15 14 (7.53%) Kerberos
16 12 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (6.45%) DHCP
16 12 (6.45%) SAN
16 12 (6.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.61%) MySQL
4 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.54%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.15%) Introscope
2 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) MSI
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (19.35%) Finance
2 8 (4.30%) Banking
3 5 (2.69%) Law
4 4 (2.15%) Back Office
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (37.63%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.05%) Security Engineer
3 20 (10.75%) Consultant
4 16 (8.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (8.06%) Active Directory Engineer
6 13 (6.99%) Architect
7 12 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) Network Consultant
9 10 (5.38%) Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Security Consultant
12 6 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Cisco Consultant
13 5 (2.69%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (2.69%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) HTML
2 7 (3.76%) Middleware
3 5 (2.69%) Java EE
3 5 (2.69%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.15%) .NET
4 4 (2.15%) CSS
4 4 (2.15%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.15%) Struts
4 4 (2.15%) XML
5 3 (1.61%) Django
5 3 (1.61%) LAMP
5 3 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.61%) Laravel
5 3 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.61%) Web Services
6 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.76%) Clustering
5 4 (2.15%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.15%) Replication
6 3 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.08%) Wiki
8 1 (0.54%) BYOD
8 1 (0.54%) CMDB
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) DataPower
8 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.54%) Informatics
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.03%) Windows
2 32 (17.20%) Windows Server
3 24 (12.90%) Unix
4 21 (11.29%) Linux
5 10 (5.38%) AIX
6 9 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.61%) Debian
10 3 (1.61%) Solaris
10 3 (1.61%) SUSE
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.18%) Load Balancing
2 31 (16.67%) ITIL
3 28 (15.05%) Network Management
4 22 (11.83%) Migration
5 21 (11.29%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
5 21 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.60%) Data Privacy
7 12 (6.45%) High Availability
8 11 (5.91%) ITIL V3
9 10 (5.38%) Change Management
9 10 (5.38%) Network Design
9 10 (5.38%) TOGAF
10 8 (4.30%) Change Control
10 8 (4.30%) Content Management
10 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.76%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.76%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.76%) Supplier Management
11 7 (3.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.06%) Java
2 15 (8.06%) Python
2 15 (8.06%) SQL
3 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.84%) Perl
5 7 (3.76%) PHP
6 6 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.23%) VBScript
7 5 (2.69%) C#
8 4 (2.15%) VB
9 3 (1.61%) Jython
10 2 (1.08%) Groovy
11 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (28.49%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (25.81%) CCNP
3 43 (23.12%) CCNA
4 39 (20.97%) Security Cleared
5 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.91%) CCIE
6 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.30%) CISSP
8 7 (3.76%) MCITP
8 7 (3.76%) MCP
8 7 (3.76%) MCTS
9 6 (3.23%) Degree
10 4 (2.15%) CCSA
10 4 (2.15%) CCSE
11 3 (1.61%) CISA
11 3 (1.61%) SANS
12 2 (1.08%) MCSE
13 1 (0.54%) CCDA
13 1 (0.54%) CCDP
13 1 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.53%) DFS Replication
2 14 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.45%) vSphere
4 5 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.08%) Docker
5 2 (1.08%) KVM
5 2 (1.08%) Squid
5 2 (1.08%) UAG
5 2 (1.08%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.54%) RHEV
6 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (5.38%) CA Spectrum
2 9 (4.84%) SCCM
3 7 (3.76%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.76%) Puppet
4 4 (2.15%) CA Wily
4 4 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.15%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.61%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.61%) Cacti
5 3 (1.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (1.61%) Munin
5 3 (1.61%) Nagios
5 3 (1.61%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.08%) Ansible
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.08%) Packer
7 1 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.54%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 102 (54.84%) Cisco
2 83 (44.62%) CheckPoint
3 56 (30.11%) HP
4 52 (27.96%) Juniper
5 46 (24.73%) Fortinet
6 45 (24.19%) F5
7 31 (16.67%) TippingPoint
8 28 (15.05%) Microsoft
9 19 (10.22%) CA
9 19 (10.22%) VMware
10 15 (8.06%) Oracle
10 15 (8.06%) SolarWinds
11 14 (7.53%) IBM
12 13 (6.99%) Red Hat
13 12 (6.45%) Citrix
13 12 (6.45%) Intel Security
14 8 (4.30%) EMC
15 5 (2.69%) Sophos
15 5 (2.69%) Symantec
16 4 (2.15%) Brocade