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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 62 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.22% 1.88% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.18% 16.61% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 22
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £29.17 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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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
355 277 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.90% 11.32% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 96 159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £21.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 25 £325 +23.80% 2
Glasgow +6 19 £500 +37.93% 10
West Lothian - 2 £258 -
Dundee - 1 £285 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 49 (40.83%) Windows
1 49 (40.83%) Cisco
2 37 (30.83%) WAN
3 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
4 33 (27.50%) CheckPoint
5 29 (24.17%) LAN
5 29 (24.17%) VMware
6 28 (23.33%) Linux
6 28 (23.33%) HP
7 27 (22.50%) Network Security
8 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
9 24 (20.00%) ITIL
10 21 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (16.67%) VPN
12 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
13 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
14 17 (14.17%) DNS
14 17 (14.17%) SAN
14 17 (14.17%) Information Security
14 17 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (13.33%) F5
15 16 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 14 (11.67%) UNIX
17 14 (11.67%) DHCP
18 13 (10.83%) Juniper
18 13 (10.83%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 6 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.17%) JBoss
3 4 (3.33%) Apache
3 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) MS Office
2 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
1 1 (0.83%) PaaS
1 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.83%) WAN
2 29 (24.17%) LAN
3 27 (22.50%) Network Security
4 21 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (16.67%) VPN
6 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
7 17 (14.17%) DNS
7 17 (14.17%) SAN
8 16 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (11.67%) DHCP
10 9 (7.50%) VoIP
10 9 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (6.67%) IP Telephony
12 6 (5.00%) Nortel Meridian
12 6 (5.00%) VLAN
12 6 (5.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (5.00%) PBX
12 6 (5.00%) DECT
13 5 (4.17%) DMZ
13 5 (4.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.83%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
1 13 (10.83%) Banking
2 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.83%) Consultant
3 17 (14.17%) Architect
4 11 (9.17%) Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Administrator
5 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Network Administrator
6 7 (5.83%) Network Support
7 6 (5.00%) Security Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Network Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Security Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.33%) Data Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) Middleware
2 5 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (1.67%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.67%) OAuth
4 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.83%) .NET
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) JSP
4 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Replication
2 5 (4.17%) Clustering
2 5 (4.17%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.50%) Open Source
5 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) CESG
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (40.83%) Windows
2 28 (23.33%) Linux
3 17 (14.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.67%) UNIX
6 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.33%) Android
8 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.33%) AIX
9 3 (2.50%) HPUX
9 3 (2.50%) Solaris
9 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.50%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.00%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Information Security
3 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (10.83%) SIEM
5 12 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 11 (9.17%) Security Architecture
6 11 (9.17%) Migration
7 8 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 7 (5.83%) Service Management
8 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.00%) Data Mapping
9 6 (5.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.00%) Network Management
10 5 (4.17%) Project Management
10 5 (4.17%) Network Design
11 4 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (3.33%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) SQL
2 10 (8.33%) Perl
3 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) REXX
4 1 (0.83%) Tcl
4 1 (0.83%) Korn
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) VB
4 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (7.50%) CCNP
5 8 (6.67%) CCNA
6 6 (5.00%) CISSP
6 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.17%) PMP
7 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.17%) GCIA
7 5 (4.17%) Degree
8 3 (2.50%) RHCE
8 3 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.50%) CCSA
8 3 (2.50%) CCIE
8 3 (2.50%) VCP4
9 2 (1.67%) MCP
10 1 (0.83%) MCSE
10 1 (0.83%) CCSP
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.33%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.83%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.00%) UAG
5 6 (5.00%) Squid
6 4 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.50%) XenApp
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.50%) KVM
7 3 (2.50%) RHEV
8 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.67%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.83%) Nmap
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.83%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) SCCM
2 9 (7.50%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.67%) SCOM
5 2 (1.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.67%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.83%) Nessus
6 1 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.83%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Cisco
2 33 (27.50%) CheckPoint
3 29 (24.17%) VMware
4 28 (23.33%) HP
5 16 (13.33%) F5
6 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.83%) Juniper
8 11 (9.17%) Red Hat
8 11 (9.17%) McAfee
9 10 (8.33%) Citrix
10 9 (7.50%) Avaya
10 9 (7.50%) ArcSight
11 8 (6.67%) Nortel
12 7 (5.83%) EMC
12 7 (5.83%) Oracle
13 6 (5.00%) Nokia
13 6 (5.00%) SolarWinds
14 5 (4.17%) Veritas
14 5 (4.17%) Fortinet
15 4 (3.33%) Crossbeam
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