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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 67 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 59 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.26% 2.39% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.55% 21.00% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 18
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£390 £363 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £415 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £36.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
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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
359 281 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.85% 11.36% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 123
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 +5 27 £360 +64.00% 1
Glasgow -4 8 £350 -3.44% 1
Aberdeen +10 4 £325 -9.09% 1
Fife 0 1 £225 -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 36 (32.43%) Cisco
2 36 (32.43%) VMware
3 30 (27.03%) LAN
3 30 (27.03%) ITIL
4 29 (26.13%) Linux
5 28 (25.23%) WAN
6 27 (24.32%) HP
6 27 (24.32%) Network Security
6 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 26 (23.42%) CheckPoint
8 25 (22.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
10 23 (20.72%) SC Cleared
11 21 (18.92%) UNIX
12 19 (17.12%) VPN
12 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
12 19 (17.12%) SAN
13 16 (14.41%) Oracle
13 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (13.51%) Finance
14 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
14 15 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (13.51%) McAfee
15 14 (12.61%) Citrix
15 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (9.01%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.50%) JBoss
3 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (3.60%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) Apache
5 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.80%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.90%) CICS
7 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Office
2 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.90%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
1 1 (0.90%) PaaS
1 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.03%) LAN
2 28 (25.23%) WAN
3 27 (24.32%) Network Security
4 25 (22.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (20.72%) TCP/IP
6 19 (17.12%) VPN
6 19 (17.12%) SAN
7 14 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (10.81%) DNS
9 11 (9.91%) Internet
10 10 (9.01%) DHCP
11 8 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (6.31%) Junos
12 7 (6.31%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (5.41%) VLAN
13 6 (5.41%) VoIP
13 6 (5.41%) Ethernet
13 6 (5.41%) NAS
14 5 (4.50%) DMZ
15 4 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.80%) MySQL
6 1 (0.90%) DB2
6 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MSI
1 2 (1.80%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.80%) AdminStudio
1 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Consultant
2 24 (21.62%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Architect
4 9 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) CLAS Consultant
6 7 (6.31%) Data Consultant
7 6 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.50%) Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.60%) UNIX Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (3.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Security Consultant
10 3 (2.70%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) Web Services
2 9 (8.11%) Middleware
3 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.80%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.80%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.80%) CSS
3 2 (1.80%) JSP
3 2 (1.80%) .NET
3 2 (1.80%) OAuth
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.01%) Cryptography
2 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.11%) CESG
4 7 (6.31%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (5.41%) Fat Client
5 6 (5.41%) Thin Client
6 5 (4.50%) Replication
7 4 (3.60%) Clustering
7 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.60%) Open Source
8 3 (2.70%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.90%) DataPower
10 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.90%) PKI
10 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 29 (26.13%) Linux
3 21 (18.92%) UNIX
4 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.31%) AIX
6 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.60%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.60%) HPUX
7 4 (3.60%) Solaris
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.90%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) ITIL
2 16 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.71%) Service Management
4 12 (10.81%) Incident Management
4 12 (10.81%) Information Security
5 11 (9.91%) Protective Monitoring
5 11 (9.91%) Data Mapping
6 10 (9.01%) Migration
6 10 (9.01%) SIEM
7 9 (8.11%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.21%) Information Assurance
9 7 (6.31%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (5.41%) Network Management
11 5 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.50%) Load Balancing
11 5 (4.50%) Time Management
11 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.50%) Workflow
12 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (3.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) SQL
2 11 (9.91%) Perl
3 10 (9.01%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.21%) Python
5 2 (1.80%) Korn
5 2 (1.80%) REXX
5 2 (1.80%) Tcl
5 2 (1.80%) VB
5 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (9.91%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (9.91%) Degree
5 10 (9.01%) CCNP
6 9 (8.11%) CISSP
7 6 (5.41%) CCNA
7 6 (5.41%) CCSP
8 5 (4.50%) PMP
8 5 (4.50%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.50%) GCIA
9 4 (3.60%) CCSA
9 4 (3.60%) MCP
10 3 (2.70%) SSCP
10 3 (2.70%) RHCE
10 3 (2.70%) CEH
10 3 (2.70%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.70%) GIAC
11 1 (0.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) GPG13
1 7 (6.31%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.21%) vSphere
4 6 (5.41%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.41%) Squid
4 6 (5.41%) UAG
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (3.60%) KVM
5 4 (3.60%) RHEV
6 3 (2.70%) XenApp
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.90%) SRDF
8 1 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (8.11%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.21%) SCCM
3 5 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.60%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.60%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.80%) WSUS
5 2 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.90%) OpenView
6 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.90%) SCOM
6 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (32.43%) Cisco
1 36 (32.43%) VMware
2 27 (24.32%) HP
3 26 (23.42%) CheckPoint
4 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.41%) Oracle
6 15 (13.51%) McAfee
7 14 (12.61%) Citrix
8 13 (11.71%) Juniper
9 12 (10.81%) F5
10 9 (8.11%) EMC
10 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
11 8 (7.21%) IBM
11 8 (7.21%) ArcSight
12 7 (6.31%) Riverbed
12 7 (6.31%) Avaya
12 7 (6.31%) Crossbeam
12 7 (6.31%) TippingPoint
13 6 (5.41%) Symantec
13 6 (5.41%) SolarWinds