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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 70 76 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 68 59 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.13% 2.12% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.01% 15.45% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 10
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£355 £421 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.72% +53.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £289 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -11.95%
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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
309 382 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.66% 13.76% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 207 104
Average daily rate £315 £340 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -42.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +13 33 £363 -27.35% 5
Renfrewshire +13 15 £360 +8.43%
Glasgow -7 13 £275 -26.66% 12
Stirling - 2 £525 - 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £285 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 73 (50.34%) Cisco
2 51 (35.17%) CheckPoint
3 39 (26.90%) WAN
4 35 (24.14%) Network Security
5 32 (22.07%) F5
6 31 (21.38%) LAN
7 30 (20.69%) HP
8 28 (19.31%) Windows
9 27 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (17.93%) Juniper
11 25 (17.24%) Security Cleared
12 24 (16.55%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (15.86%) Finance
14 21 (14.48%) CCNP
14 21 (14.48%) ITIL
15 20 (13.79%) SC Cleared
16 19 (13.10%) Active Directory
17 18 (12.41%) Linux
17 18 (12.41%) Data Centre
18 17 (11.72%) CCNA
18 17 (11.72%) VMware
19 16 (11.03%) Banking
19 16 (11.03%) Fortinet
19 16 (11.03%) VPN
19 16 (11.03%) Change Control
20 15 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 15 (10.34%) MS Office
21 14 (9.66%) McAfee
22 13 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
22 13 (8.97%) Ethernet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (2.76%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.38%) JBoss
3 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Office
2 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.90%) WAN
2 35 (24.14%) Network Security
3 31 (21.38%) LAN
4 24 (16.55%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (11.03%) VPN
6 13 (8.97%) Ethernet
6 13 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (8.28%) SAN
7 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
8 11 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (6.21%) VLAN
9 9 (6.21%) DNS
10 8 (5.52%) BGP
10 8 (5.52%) Wireless
11 7 (4.83%) MPLS
11 7 (4.83%) OSPF
11 7 (4.83%) VoIP
11 7 (4.83%) IP Telephony
11 7 (4.83%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (4.14%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) DB2
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) MSI
2 2 (1.38%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.38%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.38%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.69%) NCrunch
3 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 23 (15.86%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Banking
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.38%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (36.55%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.41%) Architect
3 14 (9.66%) Security Engineer
4 11 (7.59%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Administrator
8 7 (4.83%) Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.45%) Network Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.45%) Senior Test Manager
10 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) Web Services
2 3 (2.07%) .NET
3 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.38%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.38%) OAuth
3 2 (1.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.69%) RESTful
4 1 (0.69%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.69%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.69%) WCF
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) Java EE
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) SOAP
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.14%) Statistics
3 5 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 5 (3.45%) Replication
3 5 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.38%) Clustering
5 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.38%) iPhone
6 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) CESG
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.31%) Windows
2 18 (12.41%) Linux
3 12 (8.28%) UNIX
3 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.76%) Android
7 2 (1.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.38%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.48%) ITIL
2 16 (11.03%) Change Control
3 11 (7.59%) Load Balancing
4 10 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.21%) Test Strategy
5 9 (6.21%) QMS
5 9 (6.21%) Network Management
5 9 (6.21%) Performance Testing
5 9 (6.21%) Incident Management
5 9 (6.21%) Quality Management
5 9 (6.21%) Information Security
6 8 (5.52%) Change Management
6 8 (5.52%) Time Management
7 7 (4.83%) Security Architecture
7 7 (4.83%) Migration
7 7 (4.83%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.83%) Project Management
7 7 (4.83%) Network Design
7 7 (4.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.59%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.38%) REXX
3 2 (1.38%) Tcl
3 2 (1.38%) VB
3 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.69%) C
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) VBA
4 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (18.62%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 21 (14.48%) CCNP
4 20 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 17 (11.72%) CCNA
6 6 (4.14%) CCSA
6 6 (4.14%) CCSE
6 6 (4.14%) JNCIS
7 4 (2.76%) Degree
7 4 (2.76%) CCSP
7 4 (2.76%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.38%) CISSP
8 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) OSCP
9 1 (0.69%) CEH
9 1 (0.69%) CCIE
9 1 (0.69%) CCVP
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.45%) QA
3 3 (2.07%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.76%) Xen
4 4 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.07%) Squid
5 3 (2.07%) vSphere
5 3 (2.07%) UAG
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.69%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 7 (4.83%) SCCM
2 5 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.38%) WSUS
4 2 (1.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.69%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.69%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) Nessus
5 1 (0.69%) Nmap
5 1 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (50.34%) Cisco
2 51 (35.17%) CheckPoint
3 32 (22.07%) F5
4 30 (20.69%) HP
5 26 (17.93%) Juniper
6 17 (11.72%) VMware
7 16 (11.03%) Fortinet
8 14 (9.66%) McAfee
9 12 (8.28%) TippingPoint
10 11 (7.59%) Microsoft
10 11 (7.59%) Nokia
11 10 (6.90%) Crossbeam
12 8 (5.52%) Oracle
13 7 (4.83%) Blue Coat
13 7 (4.83%) Imperva
14 6 (4.14%) Riverbed
15 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.45%) Nortel
15 5 (3.45%) Citrix
16 4 (2.76%) CommVault
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