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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 64 61 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +40
Contract jobs citing Firewall 65 69 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.15% 2.57% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.26% 17.60% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 9
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£363 £423 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +40.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% -3.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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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
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 July 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 July 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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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 +20 34 £375 -24.24% 4
Glasgow -14 11 £275 -26.66% 6
Renfrewshire +14 10 £465 +29.29%
Highlands - 3 - -
Stirling - 2 £525 -
West Lothian - 2 £270 -
Dundee -13 1 £285 - 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 71 (52.59%) Cisco
2 48 (35.56%) CheckPoint
3 39 (28.89%) Network Security
4 37 (27.41%) WAN
5 28 (20.74%) Windows
6 26 (19.26%) LAN
6 26 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (18.52%) Juniper
7 25 (18.52%) HP
7 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
7 25 (18.52%) F5
8 21 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (15.56%) ITIL
9 19 (14.07%) CCNP
9 19 (14.07%) Finance
9 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
10 18 (13.33%) Banking
10 18 (13.33%) VPN
10 18 (13.33%) Linux
10 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 16 (11.85%) VMware
12 15 (11.11%) CCNA
12 15 (11.11%) Change Control
13 14 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (9.63%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
14 13 (9.63%) MS Office
14 13 (9.63%) McAfee
14 13 (9.63%) Data Centre
15 12 (8.89%) TippingPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (2.96%) IIS
2 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.48%) JBoss
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Office
2 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.89%) Network Security
2 37 (27.41%) WAN
3 26 (19.26%) LAN
4 21 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (13.33%) VPN
6 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (8.89%) SAN
8 11 (8.15%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (7.41%) DNS
10 8 (5.93%) IP Telephony
11 7 (5.19%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (5.19%) DHCP
11 7 (5.19%) Ethernet
11 7 (5.19%) VoIP
11 7 (5.19%) BGP
12 6 (4.44%) MPLS
12 6 (4.44%) DECT
12 6 (4.44%) Wireless
12 6 (4.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) DB2
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MSI
2 2 (1.48%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.48%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
3 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.74%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.74%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.74%) NCrunch
3 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.48%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.81%) Architect
3 14 (10.37%) Security Engineer
4 12 (8.89%) Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) Network Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Administrator
8 8 (5.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.44%) Network Consultant
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Network Administrator
11 5 (3.70%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Network Support
12 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.96%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (1.48%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.48%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.48%) OAuth
3 2 (1.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.74%) RESTful
4 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.74%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.74%) WCF
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) Java EE
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.44%) Replication
2 6 (4.44%) Statistics
3 5 (3.70%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.48%) iPhone
5 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) CESG
6 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.74%) Windows
2 18 (13.33%) Linux
3 12 (8.89%) UNIX
3 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.96%) Android
7 2 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.48%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.56%) ITIL
2 15 (11.11%) Change Control
3 12 (8.89%) Information Security
4 10 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 9 (6.67%) Network Management
5 9 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 8 (5.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (5.93%) Time Management
6 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.93%) Migration
6 8 (5.93%) Quality Management
6 8 (5.93%) QMS
7 7 (5.19%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.19%) Project Management
7 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.19%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.44%) Change Management
8 6 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.48%) REXX
3 2 (1.48%) Tcl
3 2 (1.48%) VB
3 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) PHP
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) Java
4 1 (0.74%) VBA
4 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.07%) CCNP
4 15 (11.11%) CCNA
5 6 (4.44%) CCSA
5 6 (4.44%) CCSE
5 6 (4.44%) JNCIS
6 4 (2.96%) CCSP
6 4 (2.96%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.22%) CCIE
7 3 (2.22%) Degree
8 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.48%) CISSP
9 1 (0.74%) CCVP
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.74%) OSCP
9 1 (0.74%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.70%) QA
3 3 (2.22%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.96%) Xen
6 3 (2.22%) Squid
6 3 (2.22%) vSphere
6 3 (2.22%) UAG
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.48%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.74%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) SCCM
2 5 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.48%) WSUS
4 2 (1.48%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) Nessus
5 1 (0.74%) Nmap
5 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 71 (52.59%) Cisco
2 48 (35.56%) CheckPoint
3 25 (18.52%) Juniper
3 25 (18.52%) HP
3 25 (18.52%) F5
4 16 (11.85%) VMware
5 13 (9.63%) McAfee
6 12 (8.89%) TippingPoint
6 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.67%) Crossbeam
8 8 (5.93%) Oracle
8 8 (5.93%) Nokia
9 7 (5.19%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.44%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.44%) Nortel
11 5 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.70%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.70%) Varonis
12 4 (2.96%) Aruba
12 4 (2.96%) Sophos
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