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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 81 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.00% 2.39% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.09% 18.26% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 19
Average daily rate £363 £444 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £261 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glasgow +20 27 £375 -16.66% 15
Edinburgh -23 19 £375 -14.28% 6
Aberdeen - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 61 (53.98%) Cisco
2 36 (31.86%) CheckPoint
3 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
3 33 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (28.32%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (27.43%) WAN
6 29 (25.66%) LAN
7 24 (21.24%) CCNP
8 22 (19.47%) CCNA
8 22 (19.47%) Windows
9 20 (17.70%) Network Security
10 19 (16.81%) Finance
11 18 (15.93%) VPN
11 18 (15.93%) F5
12 17 (15.04%) Data Centre
13 16 (14.16%) Telecoms
14 14 (12.39%) OSPF
14 14 (12.39%) ITIL
14 14 (12.39%) Linux
14 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
15 13 (11.50%) Unix
15 13 (11.50%) Oracle
15 13 (11.50%) CCIE
15 13 (11.50%) BGP
16 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
17 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
17 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
17 11 (9.73%) SQL
17 11 (9.73%) MPLS
17 11 (9.73%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (4.42%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
3 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) IaaS
2 2 (1.77%) SaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
2 32 (28.32%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (27.43%) WAN
4 29 (25.66%) LAN
5 20 (17.70%) Network Security
6 18 (15.93%) VPN
7 14 (12.39%) OSPF
8 13 (11.50%) BGP
9 11 (9.73%) IP Telephony
9 11 (9.73%) MPLS
9 11 (9.73%) SAN
10 10 (8.85%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (8.85%) IPsec
11 9 (7.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (7.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (7.08%) DNS
12 8 (7.08%) PABX
12 8 (7.08%) Structured Cabling
12 8 (7.08%) VLAN
12 8 (7.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) DB2
3 2 (1.77%) Informix
3 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.88%) Big Data
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 16 (14.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.96%) Banking
4 5 (4.42%) Law
4 5 (4.42%) Legal
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Advertising
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (24.78%) Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Network Engineer
3 21 (18.58%) Consultant
4 19 (16.81%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Project Manager
6 8 (7.08%) Firewall Consultant
6 8 (7.08%) Network Consultant
6 8 (7.08%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Check Point Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Network Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Firewall Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Telecoms Technician
9 5 (4.42%) Architect
9 5 (4.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.42%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) Middleware
2 6 (5.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.77%) LAMP
3 2 (1.77%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) OAuth
4 1 (0.88%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.96%) CCTV
3 8 (7.08%) SCADA
3 8 (7.08%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.65%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) BYOD
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Windows
2 14 (12.39%) Linux
2 14 (12.39%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.50%) Unix
4 7 (6.19%) Solaris
5 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) Debian
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.39%) ITIL
2 8 (7.08%) Load Balancing
2 8 (7.08%) Service Management
2 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (6.19%) Network Design
4 6 (5.31%) ITSM
4 6 (5.31%) Network Management
5 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.42%) Process Improvement
5 5 (4.42%) Software Distribution
6 4 (3.54%) Information Security
6 4 (3.54%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (3.54%) OO
6 4 (3.54%) Project Management
7 3 (2.65%) Change Control
7 3 (2.65%) Change Management
7 3 (2.65%) High Availability
7 3 (2.65%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (2.65%) SIEM
7 3 (2.65%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) Java
3 5 (4.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.65%) Perl
5 3 (2.65%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.77%) Jython
7 1 (0.88%) C#
7 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (21.24%) CCNP
3 22 (19.47%) CCNA
4 13 (11.50%) CCIE
5 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) CCSA
6 6 (5.31%) CISSP
6 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.65%) Degree
8 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.77%) MCITP
9 2 (1.77%) MCP
9 2 (1.77%) MCSA
9 2 (1.77%) MCSE
9 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.88%) PMP
10 1 (0.88%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.88%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) FortiGate
2 7 (6.19%) SCCM
3 5 (4.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.42%) WSUS
4 4 (3.54%) Puppet
5 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Proventia
5 2 (1.77%) SCOM
5 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.88%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.88%) QRadar
6 1 (0.88%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 61 (53.98%) Cisco
2 36 (31.86%) CheckPoint
3 18 (15.93%) F5
4 13 (11.50%) Oracle
5 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.31%) Avaya
6 6 (5.31%) Blue Coat
6 6 (5.31%) HP
6 6 (5.31%) Juniper
7 5 (4.42%) CA
7 5 (4.42%) IBM
7 5 (4.42%) Symantec
7 5 (4.42%) VMware
8 4 (3.54%) EMC
8 4 (3.54%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.54%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.54%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.65%) Google
9 3 (2.65%) Imperva
9 3 (2.65%) Intel Security
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