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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
UK / Scotland
Rank 52 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.05% 2.36% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.08% 17.23% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 29 40
Median daily rate £375 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £436 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
240 354 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.79% 13.72% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 171 167
Median daily rate £350 £363 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £17.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow -7 23 £400 +11.88% 3
Edinburgh +23 19 £431 +7.81% 9
Renfrewshire +21 7 £323 -20.61%
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £250 -9.09%
Aberdeen -7 1 - -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 66 (40.49%) Cisco
2 61 (37.42%) Windows
3 42 (25.77%) Linux
4 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
5 40 (24.54%) WAN
5 40 (24.54%) ITIL
6 39 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (22.70%) LAN
7 37 (22.70%) Security Cleared
8 35 (21.47%) Network Security
9 34 (20.86%) CCNP
10 32 (19.63%) CheckPoint
11 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
12 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
12 30 (18.40%) Finance
13 28 (17.18%) Juniper
14 27 (16.56%) TCP/IP
14 27 (16.56%) HP
14 27 (16.56%) Perl
15 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
16 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
16 25 (15.34%) DNS
17 24 (14.72%) Python
17 24 (14.72%) VMware
17 24 (14.72%) F5
18 23 (14.11%) Wireless
19 22 (13.50%) Data Centre
20 21 (12.88%) ITSM
20 21 (12.88%) Fortinet
20 21 (12.88%) SQL Server

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 10 (6.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.91%) IIS
3 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.84%) Apache
4 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.61%) Liferay
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Office 365
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (24.54%) WAN
2 37 (22.70%) LAN
3 35 (21.47%) Network Security
4 27 (16.56%) TCP/IP
5 25 (15.34%) DNS
6 23 (14.11%) Wireless
7 16 (9.82%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (8.59%) VLAN
9 13 (7.98%) VPN
10 12 (7.36%) OSPF
10 12 (7.36%) SAN
11 11 (6.75%) BGP
11 11 (6.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (6.75%) Internet
12 10 (6.13%) BIG-IP
13 9 (5.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 8 (4.91%) DHCP
14 8 (4.91%) Spanning Tree
15 7 (4.29%) HTTP
15 7 (4.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.91%) Big Data
3 5 (3.07%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.45%) DB2
4 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.68%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) git-flow
5 1 (0.61%) Maven
5 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 30 (18.40%) Finance
2 9 (5.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Law
4 6 (3.68%) Publishing
5 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (26.38%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.27%) Security Engineer
3 13 (7.98%) Consultant
4 12 (7.36%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (6.75%) Analyst
6 10 (6.13%) Security Consultant
7 9 (5.52%) Splunk Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Technical Specialist
10 6 (3.68%) AIX Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Unix Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Active Directory Engineer
11 5 (3.07%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) Middleware
2 3 (1.84%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.23%) .NET
3 2 (1.23%) J2EE
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) Java EE
4 1 (0.61%) JSP
4 1 (0.61%) OC4J
4 1 (0.61%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.98%) Clustering
4 6 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.45%) CMDB
6 3 (1.84%) CESG
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.84%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (1.84%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.84%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) DataPower
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 61 (37.42%) Windows
2 42 (25.77%) Linux
3 26 (15.95%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.43%) Unix
5 12 (7.36%) AIX
5 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.52%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.68%) Solaris
11 2 (1.23%) CentOS
11 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.61%) HPUX
12 1 (0.61%) SUSE
12 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) ITIL
2 21 (12.88%) ITSM
3 16 (9.82%) Service Management
4 14 (8.59%) Analytics
4 14 (8.59%) Configuration Management
5 13 (7.98%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.98%) Risk Management
5 13 (7.98%) SIEM
6 12 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.75%) Migration
7 11 (6.75%) Network Design
8 10 (6.13%) Information Security
8 10 (6.13%) Network Management
9 9 (5.52%) Asset Management
9 9 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (5.52%) Project Management
10 8 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.91%) Change Control
10 8 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.56%) Perl
2 25 (15.34%) PowerShell
3 24 (14.72%) Python
4 18 (11.04%) SQL
5 17 (10.43%) Java
6 9 (5.52%) C#
6 9 (5.52%) VBScript
7 8 (4.91%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.91%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.68%) Jython
8 6 (3.68%) Korn
9 3 (1.84%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (22.70%) Security Cleared
3 34 (20.86%) CCNP
4 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.82%) CCNA
6 15 (9.20%) CISSP
7 13 (7.98%) Degree
8 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (6.75%) MCSE
10 9 (5.52%) CCIE
11 7 (4.29%) CCSE
11 7 (4.29%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.29%) SANS
12 6 (3.68%) CCDP
12 6 (3.68%) CCIP
12 6 (3.68%) CCSA
12 6 (3.68%) JNCIA
12 6 (3.68%) JNCIE
13 4 (2.45%) HP ASE
13 4 (2.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.84%) ISO27005
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.36%) vSphere
3 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (3.68%) PowerHA
6 5 (3.07%) DFS Replication
6 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.84%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.61%) KVM
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) Xen
8 1 (0.61%) XenApp
8 1 (0.61%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (6.13%) Puppet
2 10 (6.13%) SCCM
3 8 (4.91%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (4.91%) QRadar
4 6 (3.68%) BladeLogic
4 6 (3.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (3.68%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.68%) SCOrch
5 5 (3.07%) Ansible
5 5 (3.07%) ArcSight ESM
5 5 (3.07%) RSA Security Analytics
6 4 (2.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.84%) yum
8 2 (1.23%) SnapMirror
8 2 (1.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.61%) Nagios
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (40.49%) Cisco
2 32 (19.63%) CheckPoint
3 30 (18.40%) Microsoft
4 28 (17.18%) Juniper
5 27 (16.56%) HP
6 24 (14.72%) F5
6 24 (14.72%) VMware
7 21 (12.88%) Fortinet
8 20 (12.27%) Symantec
9 15 (9.20%) Splunk
10 13 (7.98%) IBM
11 11 (6.75%) Citrix
11 11 (6.75%) Dell
12 10 (6.13%) Red Hat
13 9 (5.52%) Riverbed
14 7 (4.29%) Palo Alto
14 7 (4.29%) TippingPoint
14 7 (4.29%) Veritas
15 6 (3.68%) BMC
15 6 (3.68%) CA
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