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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 76 91 68
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 56 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.03% 0.81% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.47% 9.52% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 19
Average daily rate
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£423 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £158 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £378 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
362 210 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.13% 8.52% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 100 115
Average daily rate £343 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 26
Average hourly rate £16.75 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.22% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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
Glasgow +11 21 £375 +24.58% 5
Edinburgh -11 16 £509 +56.73% 4
Aberdeen +14 13 £425 +125.16%
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 71 (65.14%) Windows
2 41 (37.61%) Cisco
3 33 (30.28%) UNIX
4 32 (29.36%) VMware
5 30 (27.52%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (26.61%) WAN
7 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
7 24 (22.02%) ITIL
8 23 (21.10%) LAN
8 23 (21.10%) VPN
9 22 (20.18%) Oracle
9 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (17.43%) Finance
11 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (16.51%) Intrusion Detection
11 18 (16.51%) SQL
12 17 (15.60%) Fortinet
13 16 (14.68%) VLAN
13 16 (14.68%) Internet
13 16 (14.68%) CCNP
13 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
13 16 (14.68%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (13.76%) Network Security
15 14 (12.84%) DNS
15 14 (12.84%) CISSP
15 14 (12.84%) SAN
16 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
16 13 (11.93%) HP
16 13 (11.93%) Web Services
16 13 (11.93%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (11.93%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.42%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.50%) IIS
5 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.67%) CICS
6 4 (3.67%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.75%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.83%) Apache
8 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.83%) WordPress
9 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.61%) WAN
2 23 (21.10%) LAN
2 23 (21.10%) VPN
3 18 (16.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 16 (14.68%) VLAN
4 16 (14.68%) Internet
5 15 (13.76%) Network Security
6 14 (12.84%) DNS
6 14 (12.84%) SAN
7 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
8 9 (8.26%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (6.42%) DHCP
10 6 (5.50%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (5.50%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (4.59%) NAS
12 4 (3.67%) DMZ
13 3 (2.75%) Junos
13 3 (2.75%) Wireless
13 3 (2.75%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) Oracle Database
2 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.67%) DB2
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Introscope
1 2 (1.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) International Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (19.27%) Consultant
2 17 (15.60%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.26%) CLAS Consultant
5 7 (6.42%) Technical Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Architect
6 6 (5.50%) Support Specialist
6 6 (5.50%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.59%) Systems Support
7 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Designer
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Support
8 4 (3.67%) IT Consultant
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) Web Services
2 12 (11.01%) Middleware
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (3.67%) JSP
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) EDI
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) .NET
5 2 (1.83%) J2EE
5 2 (1.83%) Java EE
6 1 (0.92%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.17%) CESG
3 9 (8.26%) Cryptography
3 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.42%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (5.50%) CMDB
6 4 (3.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.67%) Replication
6 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.67%) DataPower
6 4 (3.67%) Open Source
7 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.83%) RMADS
8 2 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.83%) Clustering
9 1 (0.92%) HACMP
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 71 (65.14%) Windows
2 33 (30.28%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Linux
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.34%) AIX
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.67%) Solaris
7 4 (3.67%) zOS
8 3 (2.75%) HPUX
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) ITIL
2 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.93%) Risk Management
3 13 (11.93%) Data Mapping
4 10 (9.17%) Data Management
5 9 (8.26%) Service Management
5 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.34%) Information Assurance
6 8 (7.34%) Protective Monitoring
7 7 (6.42%) Workflow
8 6 (5.50%) Change Management
8 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.50%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.59%) SIEM
9 5 (4.59%) Cyber Security
9 5 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (3.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 9 (8.26%) Java
3 4 (3.67%) Perl
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.92%) REXX
6 1 (0.92%) Tcl
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (27.52%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.68%) CCNP
3 14 (12.84%) CISSP
4 13 (11.93%) Degree
4 13 (11.93%) GIAC
5 10 (9.17%) CCNA
6 9 (8.26%) CCSP
6 9 (8.26%) CEH
6 9 (8.26%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (7.34%) SSCP
8 7 (6.42%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.59%) MCSA
11 1 (0.92%) HND
11 1 (0.92%) MCSE
11 1 (0.92%) CCDP
11 1 (0.92%) CCIP
11 1 (0.92%) IBM AIX Certification
11 1 (0.92%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) GPG13
2 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 3 (2.75%) SLA
4 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.67%) SRDF
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.75%) vSphere
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.75%) KVM
5 3 (2.75%) RHEV
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.92%) GPFS
7 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.83%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.83%) Legato
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Cisco
2 32 (29.36%) VMware
3 22 (20.18%) Oracle
4 17 (15.60%) Fortinet
5 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
6 13 (11.93%) HP
7 12 (11.01%) IBM
8 10 (9.17%) CheckPoint
9 9 (8.26%) Juniper
9 9 (8.26%) F5
10 8 (7.34%) EMC
11 7 (6.42%) Citrix
11 7 (6.42%) McAfee
12 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
12 6 (5.50%) Mitel
13 4 (3.67%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.75%) CA
14 3 (2.75%) Symantec
14 3 (2.75%) TippingPoint
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
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