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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 42 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 135 74 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.60% 2.50% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.89% 22.22% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 23
Median daily rate £343 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £17.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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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
565 333 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.24% 11.25% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 144 178
Median daily rate £330 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 57 £321 -16.07%
Glasgow +17 30 £343 -15.69% 7
Edinburgh -14 21 £450 +20.00% 3
West Lothian +4 3 £310 +14.81% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £345 - 1
Inverclyde -3 1 £350 +29.62%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £375 -
Midlothian - 1 £225 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 89 (46.60%) Cisco
2 72 (37.70%) CheckPoint
3 64 (33.51%) Windows
4 59 (30.89%) HP
5 50 (26.18%) Active Directory
5 50 (26.18%) Load Balancing
6 47 (24.61%) Juniper
7 44 (23.04%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (22.51%) Network Security
9 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
10 41 (21.47%) SC Cleared
10 41 (21.47%) F5
11 40 (20.94%) Windows Server
11 40 (20.94%) CCNP
11 40 (20.94%) DNS
12 38 (19.90%) ITIL
13 37 (19.37%) WAN
13 37 (19.37%) Fortinet
14 35 (18.32%) LAN
15 34 (17.80%) CCNA
15 34 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 32 (16.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 30 (15.71%) TippingPoint
18 29 (15.18%) PowerShell
18 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
18 29 (15.18%) Unix
19 26 (13.61%) Network Management
20 25 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
20 25 (13.09%) SQL Server
20 25 (13.09%) TCP/IP

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 (9.95%) OpenStack
2 9 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.09%) Apache
4 4 (2.09%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.09%) JBoss
4 4 (2.09%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.57%) lighttpd
5 3 (1.57%) nginx
6 2 (1.05%) IIS
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.09%) MS Office
2 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.47%) Office 365
2 13 (6.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.51%) Network Security
2 40 (20.94%) DNS
3 37 (19.37%) WAN
4 35 (18.32%) LAN
5 34 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 32 (16.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 25 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (13.09%) TCP/IP
8 23 (12.04%) Internet
9 19 (9.95%) SAN
10 15 (7.85%) OSPF
11 14 (7.33%) Kerberos
12 13 (6.81%) BGP
12 13 (6.81%) VPN
13 12 (6.28%) DHCP
13 12 (6.28%) MPLS
14 11 (5.76%) EIGRP
14 11 (5.76%) HTTP
14 11 (5.76%) VLAN
15 10 (5.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.24%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.57%) MySQL
7 2 (1.05%) DB2
7 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) Informix
8 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Introscope
2 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 24 (12.57%) Finance
2 8 (4.19%) Banking
3 7 (3.66%) Legal
3 7 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.09%) Back Office
5 3 (1.57%) Law
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (30.37%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.66%) Analyst
3 24 (12.57%) Security Analyst
4 17 (8.90%) Security Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Active Directory Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Architect
6 12 (6.28%) Consultant
7 11 (5.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (2.62%) Senior Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.62%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.81%) Middleware
2 8 (4.19%) HTML
3 6 (3.14%) Web Services
4 5 (2.62%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.09%) .NET
5 4 (2.09%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.09%) Java EE
5 4 (2.09%) LAMP
5 4 (2.09%) Struts
5 4 (2.09%) XML
6 3 (1.57%) CSS
6 3 (1.57%) Django
6 3 (1.57%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.57%) Laravel
6 3 (1.57%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.71%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.62%) Clustering
5 5 (2.62%) Replication
6 4 (2.09%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.57%) PKI
7 3 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Wiki
9 1 (0.52%) BYOD
9 1 (0.52%) CCTV
9 1 (0.52%) CMDB
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.52%) Informatics
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) SCADA
9 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.51%) Windows
2 40 (20.94%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.18%) Unix
4 20 (10.47%) Linux
5 9 (4.71%) AIX
5 9 (4.71%) Solaris
5 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.57%) Debian
8 3 (1.57%) SUSE
9 2 (1.05%) Android
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.52%) HPUX
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.18%) Load Balancing
2 38 (19.90%) ITIL
3 26 (13.61%) Network Management
4 19 (9.95%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (8.38%) Data Privacy
6 15 (7.85%) Migration
7 12 (6.28%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (5.76%) ITIL V3
8 11 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (5.24%) TOGAF
10 9 (4.71%) High Availability
10 9 (4.71%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.71%) Network Design
11 8 (4.19%) ITSM
11 8 (4.19%) SIEM
11 8 (4.19%) Software Distribution
11 8 (4.19%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (3.66%) Change Control
12 7 (3.66%) Process Improvement
12 7 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.18%) PowerShell
2 23 (12.04%) SQL
3 19 (9.95%) Python
4 15 (7.85%) Java
4 15 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.19%) Jython
6 7 (3.66%) Perl
6 7 (3.66%) PHP
7 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.09%) VB
9 2 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (23.04%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (21.99%) Security Cleared
3 41 (21.47%) SC Cleared
4 40 (20.94%) CCNP
5 34 (17.80%) CCNA
6 11 (5.76%) CISSP
6 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.66%) MCITP
7 7 (3.66%) MCP
7 7 (3.66%) MCTS
8 6 (3.14%) CCIE
8 6 (3.14%) Degree
9 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.57%) CISA
11 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.05%) MCSE
11 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.52%) CCDA
12 1 (0.52%) MCSA
12 1 (0.52%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.57%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (26.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.33%) DFS Replication
4 12 (6.28%) vSphere
5 4 (2.09%) Squid
5 4 (2.09%) UAG
6 3 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.05%) Docker
7 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.05%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.52%) KVM
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.52%) RHEV
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) SCCM
2 11 (5.76%) Puppet
3 10 (5.24%) CA Spectrum
4 8 (4.19%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (4.19%) SCOrch
5 6 (3.14%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (2.62%) WSUS
7 4 (2.09%) CA Wily
7 4 (2.09%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.57%) Cacti
8 3 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.57%) Munin
8 3 (1.57%) Nagios
9 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.05%) Ansible
9 2 (1.05%) Packer
9 2 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 89 (46.60%) Cisco
2 72 (37.70%) CheckPoint
3 59 (30.89%) HP
4 47 (24.61%) Juniper
5 41 (21.47%) F5
6 37 (19.37%) Fortinet
7 30 (15.71%) TippingPoint
8 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
9 24 (12.57%) CA
10 21 (10.99%) Oracle
11 18 (9.42%) Intel Security
11 18 (9.42%) SolarWinds
11 18 (9.42%) VMware
12 14 (7.33%) Citrix
12 14 (7.33%) IBM
13 11 (5.76%) Avaya
13 11 (5.76%) EMC
13 11 (5.76%) Red Hat
14 8 (4.19%) BMC
14 8 (4.19%) Dell
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