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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 84 82 67
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.61% 1.31% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 14.16% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 11
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£400 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £5.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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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
347 226 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.42% 9.22% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 102 117
Average daily rate £313 £363 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.66 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -10 19 £509 +27.35% 6
Glasgow -4 12 £354 +17.59% 3
Aberdeen +10 5 £310 +64.23% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £332 -
Dundee - 1 £400 -
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 64 (58.72%) Windows
2 33 (30.28%) Cisco
3 32 (29.36%) UNIX
4 30 (27.52%) VMware
5 29 (26.61%) ITIL
6 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (22.94%) WAN
8 24 (22.02%) Oracle
9 23 (21.10%) VPN
10 22 (20.18%) LAN
11 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
11 21 (19.27%) Finance
11 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
12 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (17.43%) SQL
13 19 (17.43%) Internet
14 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (16.51%) Network Security
15 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
16 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
16 16 (14.68%) Web Services
16 16 (14.68%) Risk Management
17 15 (13.76%) Degree
17 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
17 15 (13.76%) CISSP
18 14 (12.84%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (12.84%) SAN
18 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
18 14 (12.84%) IBM
18 14 (12.84%) Computer Science

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (10.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.42%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.50%) IIS
5 4 (3.67%) CICS
5 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.75%) 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
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.94%) WAN
2 23 (21.10%) VPN
3 22 (20.18%) LAN
4 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
4 21 (19.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (17.43%) Internet
6 18 (16.51%) Network Security
7 14 (12.84%) SAN
8 13 (11.93%) DNS
9 12 (11.01%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (7.34%) VLAN
11 6 (5.50%) DHCP
12 5 (4.59%) NAS
13 4 (3.67%) DMZ
13 4 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.67%) VoIP
13 4 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (2.75%) Junos
15 2 (1.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.01%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.67%) DB2
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Subversion
1 2 (1.83%) Introscope
2 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.92%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (19.27%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) International Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Consultant
2 13 (11.93%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Support Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) CLAS Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Security Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Support Specialist
5 6 (5.50%) Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Security Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Systems Support
6 5 (4.59%) Architect
6 5 (4.59%) Applications Support
6 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Support
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) IT Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Data Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) Web Services
2 12 (11.01%) Middleware
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.67%) JSP
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
5 2 (1.83%) HTML
5 2 (1.83%) .NET
5 2 (1.83%) J2EE
5 2 (1.83%) Java EE
6 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.92%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.92%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
1 14 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.93%) CESG
3 10 (9.17%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (8.26%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.59%) CMDB
6 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.67%) DataPower
6 4 (3.67%) Replication
6 4 (3.67%) Open Source
7 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.83%) RMADS
8 2 (1.83%) PKI
8 2 (1.83%) Clustering
9 1 (0.92%) Statistics
9 1 (0.92%) SCADA
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 64 (58.72%) Windows
2 32 (29.36%) UNIX
3 13 (11.93%) Linux
4 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.26%) AIX
6 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.67%) zOS
8 4 (3.67%) Solaris
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.75%) HPUX
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) ITIL
2 18 (16.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (14.68%) Risk Management
4 13 (11.93%) Data Mapping
5 11 (10.09%) Protective Monitoring
5 11 (10.09%) Information Assurance
6 9 (8.26%) Workflow
6 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.26%) Service Management
7 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.42%) Data Management
9 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.50%) Change Management
9 6 (5.50%) ITIL V3
10 5 (4.59%) SIEM
10 5 (4.59%) Cyber Security
10 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (3.67%) Six Sigma
11 4 (3.67%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) SQL
2 9 (8.26%) Java
3 5 (4.59%) Perl
4 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.83%) Python
6 2 (1.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.92%) Korn
7 1 (0.92%) VBScript
7 1 (0.92%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) C#
7 1 (0.92%) C++
7 1 (0.92%) REXX
7 1 (0.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (25.69%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (13.76%) Degree
2 15 (13.76%) CISSP
3 14 (12.84%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (11.93%) GIAC
4 13 (11.93%) CCNP
5 11 (10.09%) CCSP
6 10 (9.17%) CCNA
7 9 (8.26%) CEH
7 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
8 8 (7.34%) SSCP
9 5 (4.59%) MCSA
9 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.83%) MCP
11 1 (0.92%) CCSA
11 1 (0.92%) CCSE
11 1 (0.92%) CISM
11 1 (0.92%) IBM AIX Certification
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 20 (18.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (14.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.67%) SRDF
5 3 (2.75%) KVM
5 3 (2.75%) RHEV
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.92%) GPFS
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.75%) Nagios
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.83%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.92%) Legato
4 1 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Cisco
2 30 (27.52%) VMware
3 24 (22.02%) Oracle
4 17 (15.60%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.84%) IBM
6 11 (10.09%) HP
7 9 (8.26%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.26%) F5
8 8 (7.34%) Citrix
8 8 (7.34%) Fortinet
9 7 (6.42%) McAfee
9 7 (6.42%) Juniper
10 6 (5.50%) EMC
11 5 (4.59%) Symantec
12 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.67%) Riverbed
13 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.75%) Mitel
13 3 (2.75%) Crossbeam
13 3 (2.75%) TippingPoint
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