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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 65 78 84
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 79 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.58% 1.81% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.32% 14.50% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £23.09 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -8.43%
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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
354 331 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.58% 12.49% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 143 145
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.17 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +14 34 £358 +24.34% 6
Glasgow +12 20 £500 +42.85% 4
West Lothian - 6 £275 - 1
Dundee -2 1 £285 -5.00%
Aberdeen - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 62 (44.60%) Cisco
2 53 (38.13%) Windows
3 45 (32.37%) WAN
3 45 (32.37%) CheckPoint
4 39 (28.06%) Network Security
5 34 (24.46%) LAN
6 33 (23.74%) Linux
7 30 (21.58%) Security Cleared
8 27 (19.42%) HP
9 25 (17.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
9 25 (17.99%) F5
10 24 (17.27%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
12 22 (15.83%) Juniper
12 22 (15.83%) UNIX
13 21 (15.11%) VMware
14 20 (14.39%) Information Security
14 20 (14.39%) McAfee
15 19 (13.67%) TCP/IP
15 19 (13.67%) VPN
15 19 (13.67%) Banking
15 19 (13.67%) Incident Management
16 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
16 18 (12.95%) ITIL
16 18 (12.95%) SAN
16 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (10.79%) MS Office
18 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.60%) IIS
2 5 (3.60%) JBoss
2 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.16%) Apache
4 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 15 (10.79%) MS Office
2 12 (8.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (32.37%) WAN
2 39 (28.06%) Network Security
3 34 (24.46%) LAN
4 25 (17.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (17.27%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (13.67%) TCP/IP
6 19 (13.67%) VPN
7 18 (12.95%) SAN
8 15 (10.79%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (10.07%) DNS
10 11 (7.91%) Ethernet
11 10 (7.19%) DHCP
11 10 (7.19%) Junos
12 9 (6.47%) VoIP
12 9 (6.47%) IP Telephony
13 7 (5.04%) Nortel Meridian
13 7 (5.04%) PBX
13 7 (5.04%) DECT
14 6 (4.32%) BGP
15 5 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MSI
2 2 (1.44%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.44%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.72%) NUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Subversion
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.72%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.72%) NCrunch
3 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (13.67%) Banking
2 14 (10.07%) Finance
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Law
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (23.02%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.95%) Architect
2 18 (12.95%) Consultant
3 13 (9.35%) Analyst
3 13 (9.35%) Administrator
4 12 (8.63%) Security Engineer
5 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.04%) Network Administrator
7 6 (4.32%) Network Support
7 6 (4.32%) Network Consultant
7 6 (4.32%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Security Analyst
8 5 (3.60%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.88%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) Web Services
1 5 (3.60%) Middleware
2 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.44%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.44%) OAuth
3 2 (1.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) RESTful
4 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.72%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.72%) WCF
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) Java EE
4 1 (0.72%) SOAP
4 1 (0.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Replication
1 9 (6.47%) Cryptography
2 5 (3.60%) Statistics
3 4 (2.88%) Clustering
3 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.72%) Open Source
6 1 (0.72%) CESG
6 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.13%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Linux
3 22 (15.83%) UNIX
4 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.88%) Android
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.16%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.44%) AIX
10 2 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.72%) HPUX
11 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.39%) Information Security
2 19 (13.67%) Incident Management
3 18 (12.95%) ITIL
4 14 (10.07%) SIEM
5 12 (8.63%) Security Architecture
5 12 (8.63%) Network Management
5 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.63%) Migration
6 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.91%) Network Load Balancing
6 11 (7.91%) Time Management
7 10 (7.19%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (6.47%) TOGAF
8 9 (6.47%) Project Management
8 9 (6.47%) Service Management
9 8 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (5.76%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.04%) Malware Analysis
11 6 (4.32%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) Perl
2 10 (7.19%) SQL
3 9 (6.47%) Python
4 8 (5.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.44%) REXX
5 2 (1.44%) Tcl
5 2 (1.44%) VB
5 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.72%) VBA
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) Java
6 1 (0.72%) Korn
6 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.76%) CCNP
4 8 (5.76%) CCNA
5 7 (5.04%) CISSP
6 5 (3.60%) PMP
6 5 (3.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.60%) GCIA
7 4 (2.88%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.16%) RHCE
8 3 (2.16%) CCIE
8 3 (2.16%) CCSA
8 3 (2.16%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.16%) Degree
9 2 (1.44%) MCP
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (6.47%) QA
3 7 (5.04%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.91%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.19%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.47%) Squid
5 9 (6.47%) UAG
6 8 (5.76%) vSphere
7 4 (2.88%) Xen
8 3 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.16%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.44%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.72%) XenApp
10 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.72%) KVM
10 1 (0.72%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) FortiGate
2 10 (7.19%) SCCM
3 9 (6.47%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (5.76%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.44%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.44%) SCOM
6 2 (1.44%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.44%) WSUS
7 1 (0.72%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.72%) Nessus
7 1 (0.72%) Nmap
7 1 (0.72%) WMI
7 1 (0.72%) OpenView
7 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 62 (44.60%) Cisco
2 45 (32.37%) CheckPoint
3 27 (19.42%) HP
4 25 (17.99%) F5
5 22 (15.83%) Juniper
6 21 (15.11%) VMware
7 20 (14.39%) McAfee
8 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
9 11 (7.91%) Avaya
10 10 (7.19%) EMC
10 10 (7.19%) Oracle
10 10 (7.19%) Crossbeam
10 10 (7.19%) TippingPoint
10 10 (7.19%) Riverbed
11 9 (6.47%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.47%) ArcSight
11 9 (6.47%) Nortel
11 9 (6.47%) Red Hat
12 7 (5.04%) Citrix
12 7 (5.04%) 3PAR
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