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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 62 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 77 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.97% 2.14% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.59% 21.86% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 28
Median daily rate £353 £350 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -16.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £40.50 £16.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.79% -56.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £22.01 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.60% +8.70%
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
393 311 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.14% 9.79% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 127 199
Median daily rate £334 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.67 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Renfrewshire -13 24 £312 -13.40%
Glasgow +15 22 £351 +27.72% 5
Edinburgh -14 22 £400 +14.28% 7
Aberdeen - 3 £345 - 2
Fife - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £350 - 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 104 (51.74%) Cisco
2 86 (42.79%) CheckPoint
3 63 (31.34%) Windows
4 61 (30.35%) HP
5 56 (27.86%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (27.86%) Load Balancing
6 51 (25.37%) Active Directory
7 50 (24.88%) Juniper
7 50 (24.88%) CCNP
7 50 (24.88%) Network Security
8 46 (22.89%) Fortinet
9 45 (22.39%) CCNA
10 44 (21.89%) WAN
10 44 (21.89%) F5
11 43 (21.39%) Security Cleared
11 43 (21.39%) LAN
12 42 (20.90%) SC Cleared
13 41 (20.40%) Windows Server
14 39 (19.40%) DNS
15 38 (18.91%) ITIL
15 38 (18.91%) Finance
16 36 (17.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 34 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 33 (16.42%) PowerShell
18 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
19 31 (15.42%) TippingPoint
20 30 (14.93%) Internet
21 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
22 27 (13.43%) Network Management
23 24 (11.94%) CA

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 (9.45%) OpenStack
2 8 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.99%) Apache
4 4 (1.99%) GlassFish
4 4 (1.99%) JBoss
4 4 (1.99%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.49%) lighttpd
5 3 (1.49%) nginx
5 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.00%) IIS
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.99%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.99%) MS Office
2 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Office 365
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (24.88%) Network Security
2 44 (21.89%) WAN
3 43 (21.39%) LAN
4 39 (19.40%) DNS
5 36 (17.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 34 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 30 (14.93%) Internet
8 29 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (11.44%) OSPF
9 23 (11.44%) TCP/IP
10 21 (10.45%) BGP
11 19 (9.45%) EIGRP
11 19 (9.45%) MPLS
12 18 (8.96%) SAN
13 17 (8.46%) Wireless
14 16 (7.96%) VPN
15 14 (6.97%) Kerberos
15 14 (6.97%) VLAN
16 13 (6.47%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (5.97%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.49%) MySQL
4 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Introscope
2 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.00%) Maven
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 38 (18.91%) Finance
2 9 (4.48%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Law
3 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.99%) Back Office
4 4 (1.99%) Legal
5 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (33.83%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.44%) Security Engineer
3 20 (9.95%) Consultant
4 19 (9.45%) Analyst
5 15 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
6 14 (6.97%) Security Analyst
7 13 (6.47%) Architect
7 13 (6.47%) Network Consultant
8 12 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.98%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
13 5 (2.49%) Cisco Consultant
13 5 (2.49%) Firewall Engineer
13 5 (2.49%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.97%) Middleware
2 9 (4.48%) HTML
3 5 (2.49%) Java EE
3 5 (2.49%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.99%) .NET
4 4 (1.99%) CSS
4 4 (1.99%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.99%) Struts
4 4 (1.99%) XML
5 3 (1.49%) Django
5 3 (1.49%) LAMP
5 3 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.49%) Laravel
5 3 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.00%) Web Services
7 1 (0.50%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.48%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.49%) Clustering
6 4 (1.99%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.99%) Replication
7 3 (1.49%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Wiki
9 1 (0.50%) BYOD
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) Informatics
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.34%) Windows
2 41 (20.40%) Windows Server
3 24 (11.94%) Unix
4 21 (10.45%) Linux
5 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.48%) AIX
7 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.99%) Solaris
11 3 (1.49%) Debian
11 3 (1.49%) SUSE
12 2 (1.00%) Android
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.50%) CentOS
13 1 (0.50%) HPUX
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.86%) Load Balancing
2 38 (18.91%) ITIL
3 27 (13.43%) Network Management
4 21 (10.45%) Capacity Planning
4 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (8.46%) Migration
5 17 (8.46%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (7.96%) Data Privacy
7 14 (6.97%) High Availability
8 11 (5.47%) ITIL V3
9 10 (4.98%) Network Design
9 10 (4.98%) TOGAF
10 9 (4.48%) Change Management
10 9 (4.48%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.98%) Change Control
11 8 (3.98%) ITSM
11 8 (3.98%) SIEM
11 8 (3.98%) Software Distribution
11 8 (3.98%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (3.48%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.42%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.95%) Python
2 20 (9.95%) SQL
3 16 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.47%) Java
5 9 (4.48%) Perl
6 8 (3.98%) Jython
7 7 (3.48%) PHP
8 5 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.99%) VB
9 4 (1.99%) VBScript
10 3 (1.49%) C#
11 2 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 56 (27.86%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (24.88%) CCNP
3 45 (22.39%) CCNA
4 43 (21.39%) Security Cleared
5 42 (20.90%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.97%) CCIE
7 11 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.48%) CISSP
9 7 (3.48%) Degree
9 7 (3.48%) MCITP
9 7 (3.48%) MCP
9 7 (3.48%) MCTS
10 4 (1.99%) CCSA
10 4 (1.99%) CCSE
10 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.49%) CISA
11 3 (1.49%) SANS
12 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.00%) MCSE
12 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) QA
2 5 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.49%) SLA
4 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.97%) DFS Replication
4 12 (5.97%) vSphere
5 4 (1.99%) Squid
5 4 (1.99%) UAG
6 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.00%) Docker
7 2 (1.00%) KVM
7 2 (1.00%) Veritas File System
7 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.50%) RHEV
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (6.47%) SCCM
2 11 (5.47%) Puppet
3 10 (4.98%) CA Spectrum
3 10 (4.98%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.98%) BladeLogic
4 8 (3.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (3.98%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.49%) WSUS
6 4 (1.99%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.99%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.49%) Cacti
7 3 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.49%) Munin
7 3 (1.49%) Nagios
8 2 (1.00%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.00%) Ansible
8 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.00%) Packer
8 2 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 104 (51.74%) Cisco
2 86 (42.79%) CheckPoint
3 61 (30.35%) HP
4 50 (24.88%) Juniper
5 46 (22.89%) Fortinet
6 44 (21.89%) F5
7 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
8 31 (15.42%) TippingPoint
9 24 (11.94%) CA
10 19 (9.45%) Intel Security
10 19 (9.45%) SolarWinds
10 19 (9.45%) VMware
11 14 (6.97%) Citrix
12 13 (6.47%) IBM
12 13 (6.47%) Oracle
13 12 (5.97%) Red Hat
14 11 (5.47%) Avaya
15 9 (4.48%) EMC
16 8 (3.98%) BMC
16 8 (3.98%) Dell
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