The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 81 76 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.73% 1.36% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.95% 13.20% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 9
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£310 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £5.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -79.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.36 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+43.98% -33.22%
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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
321 250 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.54% 10.29% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 116
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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
Edinburgh -9 18 £500 +25.00% 3
Glasgow -7 12 £354 +28.71% 2
Aberdeen +14 7 £310 +40.90% 2
Renfrewshire - 6 £360 - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 3
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 63 (57.80%) Windows
2 34 (31.19%) Cisco
3 33 (30.28%) ITIL
4 32 (29.36%) VMware
5 26 (23.85%) UNIX
6 24 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
7 23 (21.10%) LAN
7 23 (21.10%) Finance
8 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (20.18%) WAN
8 22 (20.18%) Oracle
9 21 (19.27%) VPN
9 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (17.43%) SQL
10 19 (17.43%) Internet
11 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
11 18 (16.51%) Active Directory
11 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (16.51%) Network Security
12 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (14.68%) Degree
13 16 (14.68%) Computer Science
14 15 (13.76%) Data Mapping
14 15 (13.76%) Risk Management
14 15 (13.76%) Web Services
15 14 (12.84%) HP
15 14 (12.84%) CISSP
15 14 (12.84%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (8.26%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.42%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.50%) IIS
5 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.67%) CICS
6 4 (3.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.83%) Apache
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.92%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) LAN
1 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
2 22 (20.18%) WAN
3 21 (19.27%) VPN
3 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (17.43%) Internet
5 18 (16.51%) Network Security
6 14 (12.84%) SAN
7 13 (11.93%) DNS
8 12 (11.01%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (9.17%) VLAN
10 6 (5.50%) NAS
10 6 (5.50%) DHCP
10 6 (5.50%) DMZ
11 4 (3.67%) VoIP
11 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.75%) Junos
12 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle Database
3 10 (9.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.67%) DB2
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.83%) MySQL
6 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.83%) MSI
1 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.83%) Introscope
1 2 (1.83%) Subversion
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) International Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (23.85%) Consultant
2 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) CLAS Consultant
3 11 (10.09%) Network Engineer
4 6 (5.50%) Architect
4 6 (5.50%) Analyst
4 6 (5.50%) Security Consultant
4 6 (5.50%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (5.50%) Support Specialist
4 6 (5.50%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (5.50%) Data Consultant
4 6 (5.50%) Security Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) Applications Support
5 5 (4.59%) Systems Support
5 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) Technical Support
6 4 (3.67%) IT Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) Web Services
2 10 (9.17%) Middleware
3 5 (4.59%) JSP
4 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.75%) .NET
6 2 (1.83%) HTML
6 2 (1.83%) CSS
6 2 (1.83%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.83%) Java EE
6 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.92%) J2EE
7 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.68%) Computer Science
2 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
3 13 (11.93%) CESG
4 10 (9.17%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (8.26%) Cryptography
6 5 (4.59%) CMDB
7 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (3.67%) DataPower
7 4 (3.67%) Replication
7 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.83%) Open Source
8 2 (1.83%) RMADS
8 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.80%) Windows
2 26 (23.85%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Linux
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (6.42%) AIX
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.67%) zOS
8 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.83%) HPUX
8 2 (1.83%) Solaris
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) ITIL
2 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (13.76%) Data Mapping
3 15 (13.76%) Risk Management
4 11 (10.09%) Information Assurance
4 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 8 (7.34%) Workflow
6 7 (6.42%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.42%) Service Management
6 7 (6.42%) Data Management
7 6 (5.50%) Change Management
7 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.50%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.59%) SIEM
8 5 (4.59%) Cyber Security
8 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (3.67%) Information Management
9 4 (3.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 9 (8.26%) Java
3 5 (4.59%) Perl
3 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 2 (1.83%) VB
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) REXX
5 2 (1.83%) Tcl
6 1 (0.92%) Korn
6 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (22.02%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (14.68%) Degree
3 14 (12.84%) CISSP
4 13 (11.93%) GIAC
5 11 (10.09%) CCSP
6 9 (8.26%) CCNA
6 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
6 9 (8.26%) CEH
7 8 (7.34%) SSCP
7 8 (7.34%) CCNP
8 5 (4.59%) MCSA
8 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.83%) MCP
10 1 (0.92%) CCSA
10 1 (0.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) GPG13
2 5 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.67%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) SLA
5 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (16.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) SRDF
5 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.83%) KVM
5 2 (1.83%) RHEV
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Nagios
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.83%) WSUS
3 2 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.83%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.92%) Legato
4 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 34 (31.19%) Cisco
2 32 (29.36%) VMware
3 22 (20.18%) Oracle
4 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.84%) HP
6 13 (11.93%) IBM
7 9 (8.26%) Citrix
7 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
8 8 (7.34%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.42%) McAfee
9 7 (6.42%) F5
9 7 (6.42%) Juniper
10 6 (5.50%) Symantec
10 6 (5.50%) EMC
11 4 (3.67%) CA
12 3 (2.75%) Crossbeam
12 3 (2.75%) TippingPoint
12 3 (2.75%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.83%) ProCurve
13 2 (1.83%) Blue Coat
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