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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 76 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.85% 2.25% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 18.54% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 16
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £394 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -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
318 302 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.53% 12.11% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 131 135
Average daily rate £340 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +2 23 £314 +42.93% 4
Aberdeen +15 6 £318 +36.55% 3
Glasgow -16 5 £333 +6.40% 5
Fife +2 1 £225 -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 41 (42.71%) Windows
2 33 (34.38%) Cisco
3 32 (33.33%) VMware
4 25 (26.04%) ITIL
5 24 (25.00%) LAN
5 24 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (22.92%) WAN
6 22 (22.92%) HP
6 22 (22.92%) CheckPoint
7 21 (21.88%) Network Security
8 19 (19.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (19.79%) Linux
8 19 (19.79%) Oracle
9 18 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 18 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (17.71%) VPN
11 16 (16.67%) Web Services
11 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
12 15 (15.63%) SAN
13 14 (14.58%) Internet
13 14 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (14.58%) Protective Monitoring
14 13 (13.54%) Oracle Database
14 13 (13.54%) Finance
14 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
15 12 (12.50%) SQL
15 12 (12.50%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.17%) JBoss
3 4 (4.17%) Apache
3 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.04%) CICS
5 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Office
1 6 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) IaaS
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
1 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.00%) LAN
2 22 (22.92%) WAN
3 21 (21.88%) Network Security
4 18 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 18 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (17.71%) VPN
6 15 (15.63%) SAN
7 14 (14.58%) Internet
7 14 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (11.46%) DNS
10 10 (10.42%) DHCP
11 6 (6.25%) Ethernet
11 6 (6.25%) NAS
12 5 (5.21%) VLAN
13 4 (4.17%) VoIP
13 4 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (4.17%) DMZ
13 4 (4.17%) MPLS
13 4 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) Oracle Database
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.08%) MSI
1 2 (2.08%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.08%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (13.54%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Consultant
2 19 (19.79%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
4 10 (10.42%) Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Data Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.13%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Network Support
8 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Web Services
2 8 (8.33%) Middleware
3 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) JSP
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) X-Windows
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.04%) OAuth
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 12 (12.50%) CESG
2 11 (11.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.42%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (7.29%) Cryptography
5 5 (5.21%) Replication
6 4 (4.17%) Thin Client
6 4 (4.17%) Clustering
6 4 (4.17%) Open Source
6 4 (4.17%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.08%) PKI
8 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.04%) DataPower
9 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.71%) Windows
2 19 (19.79%) Linux
3 12 (12.50%) UNIX
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.29%) AIX
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.17%) HPUX
6 4 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 19 (19.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (14.58%) Protective Monitoring
4 11 (11.46%) Data Mapping
4 11 (11.46%) Risk Management
5 10 (10.42%) Information Assurance
5 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.38%) Service Management
7 8 (8.33%) Migration
8 6 (6.25%) Workflow
8 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.21%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.17%) SOA
10 4 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.17%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.17%) Build Automation
10 4 (4.17%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (3.13%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.08%) Perl
3 2 (2.08%) VB
3 2 (2.08%) REXX
3 2 (2.08%) Tcl
3 2 (2.08%) Korn
3 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.46%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (10.42%) CCNP
5 10 (10.42%) Degree
6 6 (6.25%) CCSP
6 6 (6.25%) CCNA
7 4 (4.17%) CISSP
7 4 (4.17%) CCSA
8 3 (3.13%) CEH
8 3 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.13%) GIAC
8 3 (3.13%) SSCP
8 3 (3.13%) RHCE
9 2 (2.08%) MCP
10 1 (1.04%) CCSE
10 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) GPG13
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 24 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.25%) Squid
3 6 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 6 (6.25%) UAG
4 5 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.17%) vSphere
5 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.17%) KVM
5 4 (4.17%) RHEV
6 3 (3.13%) XenApp
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.04%) SRDF
8 1 (1.04%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 8 (8.33%) SCCM
3 5 (5.21%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.08%) Nagios
4 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.08%) WSUS
4 2 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Cisco
2 32 (33.33%) VMware
3 22 (22.92%) HP
3 22 (22.92%) CheckPoint
4 19 (19.79%) Oracle
5 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 12 (12.50%) Citrix
7 11 (11.46%) McAfee
8 9 (9.38%) Juniper
9 8 (8.33%) F5
9 8 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 8 (8.33%) IBM
10 7 (7.29%) Avaya
11 6 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 6 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 5 (5.21%) EMC
13 4 (4.17%) Veritas
13 4 (4.17%) Symantec
14 3 (3.13%) ProCurve
14 3 (3.13%) TippingPoint
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