The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 47 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 128 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.42% 2.35% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.78% 22.90% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 20
Median daily rate £350 £363 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £261 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £23.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +27.02%
Firewall
UK

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
562 310 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.41% 10.25% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 128 207
Median daily rate £330 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.09 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.95% +62.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -7 53 £313 +2.12%
Glasgow +16 26 £343 -8.66% 7
Edinburgh -21 21 £450 +20.00% 2
West Lothian +9 3 £310 +14.81%
Aberdeen - 3 £345 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £363 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 94 (47.47%) Cisco
2 79 (39.90%) CheckPoint
3 64 (32.32%) Windows
4 61 (30.81%) HP
5 51 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (25.76%) Load Balancing
6 49 (24.75%) Active Directory
6 49 (24.75%) Juniper
7 48 (24.24%) Network Security
8 47 (23.74%) CCNP
9 43 (21.72%) Security Cleared
10 42 (21.21%) SC Cleared
11 41 (20.71%) F5
11 41 (20.71%) WAN
11 41 (20.71%) Fortinet
12 40 (20.20%) LAN
13 39 (19.70%) CCNA
13 39 (19.70%) Windows Server
14 38 (19.19%) DNS
14 38 (19.19%) ITIL
15 33 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 33 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 32 (16.16%) Finance
17 31 (15.66%) TippingPoint
18 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
18 30 (15.15%) Microsoft
19 29 (14.65%) Unix
20 27 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
20 27 (13.64%) Network Management
21 25 (12.63%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (9.60%) OpenStack
2 8 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.02%) Apache
4 4 (2.02%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.02%) JBoss
4 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.52%) lighttpd
5 3 (1.52%) nginx
5 3 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.01%) IIS
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.02%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.02%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.10%) Office 365
2 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.24%) Network Security
2 41 (20.71%) WAN
3 40 (20.20%) LAN
4 38 (19.19%) DNS
5 33 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 33 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 27 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (12.63%) Internet
8 23 (11.62%) TCP/IP
9 19 (9.60%) OSPF
10 18 (9.09%) SAN
11 17 (8.59%) BGP
12 15 (7.58%) EIGRP
12 15 (7.58%) MPLS
12 15 (7.58%) VLAN
13 14 (7.07%) Kerberos
14 13 (6.57%) VPN
15 11 (5.56%) DHCP
15 11 (5.56%) HTTP
15 11 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.52%) MySQL
4 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.01%) DB2
5 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Introscope
2 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.01%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 32 (16.16%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Banking
3 7 (3.54%) Legal
4 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.53%) Law
6 4 (2.02%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 28 (14.14%) Analyst
3 24 (12.12%) Security Analyst
4 19 (9.60%) Security Engineer
5 18 (9.09%) Consultant
6 15 (7.58%) Active Directory Engineer
7 14 (7.07%) Architect
8 11 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (4.55%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) Senior Security Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.06%) Middleware
2 9 (4.55%) HTML
3 6 (3.03%) Web Services
4 5 (2.53%) Regular Expression
5 4 (2.02%) .NET
5 4 (2.02%) CSS
5 4 (2.02%) Hibernate
5 4 (2.02%) Java EE
5 4 (2.02%) Struts
5 4 (2.02%) XML
6 3 (1.52%) Django
6 3 (1.52%) LAMP
6 3 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.52%) Laravel
6 3 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.08%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.53%) Clustering
6 4 (2.02%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.02%) Replication
7 3 (1.52%) PKI
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Wiki
9 1 (0.51%) BYOD
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.51%) Informatics
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.32%) Windows
2 39 (19.70%) Windows Server
3 29 (14.65%) Unix
4 20 (10.10%) Linux
5 9 (4.55%) AIX
6 8 (4.04%) Solaris
6 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.52%) Debian
10 3 (1.52%) SUSE
11 2 (1.01%) Android
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.51%) CentOS
12 1 (0.51%) HPUX
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.76%) Load Balancing
2 38 (19.19%) ITIL
3 27 (13.64%) Network Management
4 20 (10.10%) Capacity Planning
5 19 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.59%) Migration
7 16 (8.08%) Data Privacy
8 14 (7.07%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (5.56%) ITIL V3
10 10 (5.05%) High Availability
10 10 (5.05%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.55%) Network Design
12 8 (4.04%) Change Management
12 8 (4.04%) ITSM
12 8 (4.04%) SIEM
12 8 (4.04%) Software Distribution
12 8 (4.04%) Virtual Environments
12 8 (4.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (3.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.11%) SQL
3 20 (10.10%) Python
4 16 (8.08%) Java
4 16 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.04%) Jython
5 8 (4.04%) Perl
6 7 (3.54%) PHP
7 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.02%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) Groovy
10 1 (0.51%) C#
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (23.74%) CCNP
3 43 (21.72%) Security Cleared
4 42 (21.21%) SC Cleared
5 39 (19.70%) CCNA
6 11 (5.56%) CISSP
6 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (5.05%) CCIE
8 7 (3.54%) MCITP
8 7 (3.54%) MCP
8 7 (3.54%) MCTS
9 6 (3.03%) Degree
10 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.52%) CCSA
11 3 (1.52%) CCSE
11 3 (1.52%) CISA
12 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.01%) MCSE
12 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.51%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.03%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (24.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.07%) DFS Replication
2 14 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.06%) vSphere
4 4 (2.02%) Squid
4 4 (2.02%) UAG
5 2 (1.01%) Docker
5 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.01%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.51%) KVM
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.51%) RHEV
6 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.56%) Puppet
1 11 (5.56%) SCCM
2 10 (5.05%) CA Spectrum
3 9 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 8 (4.04%) BladeLogic
4 8 (4.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 8 (4.04%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.53%) WSUS
6 4 (2.02%) CA Wily
6 4 (2.02%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.52%) Cacti
7 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.52%) Munin
7 3 (1.52%) Nagios
8 2 (1.01%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.01%) Ansible
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.01%) Packer
8 2 (1.01%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 94 (47.47%) Cisco
2 79 (39.90%) CheckPoint
3 61 (30.81%) HP
4 49 (24.75%) Juniper
5 41 (20.71%) F5
5 41 (20.71%) Fortinet
6 31 (15.66%) TippingPoint
7 30 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 24 (12.12%) CA
9 19 (9.60%) Oracle
10 18 (9.09%) Intel Security
10 18 (9.09%) SolarWinds
11 17 (8.59%) VMware
12 13 (6.57%) Citrix
12 13 (6.57%) IBM
13 11 (5.56%) Avaya
14 10 (5.05%) Red Hat
15 9 (4.55%) EMC
16 8 (4.04%) BMC
16 8 (4.04%) Dell