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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 75 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 1.61% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.79% 12.75% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 15
Average daily rate
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£330 £410 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% +49.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £558 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £5.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +250.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
303 345 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.24% 12.60% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 187 103
Average daily rate £313 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 37 £377 -26.08% 7
Glasgow +5 14 £275 -22.30% 10
Renfrewshire +13 9 £330 -0.60%
Stirling - 1 £525 -
West Lothian - 1 - - 2
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (54.01%) Cisco
2 49 (35.77%) CheckPoint
3 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (24.82%) WAN
4 32 (23.36%) LAN
4 32 (23.36%) Finance
5 31 (22.63%) Network Security
6 30 (21.90%) HP
7 29 (21.17%) F5
8 28 (20.44%) CCNP
9 26 (18.98%) Juniper
10 22 (16.06%) CCNA
10 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
10 22 (16.06%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (15.33%) Windows
12 20 (14.60%) ITIL
12 20 (14.60%) Linux
13 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
13 19 (13.87%) VMware
13 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
14 17 (12.41%) Fortinet
15 16 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
15 16 (11.68%) Change Control
16 15 (10.95%) SAN
17 14 (10.22%) Active Directory
17 14 (10.22%) MS Office
18 13 (9.49%) Banking
18 13 (9.49%) Ethernet
18 13 (9.49%) McAfee

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.19%) IIS
2 2 (1.46%) JBoss
2 2 (1.46%) Apache
2 2 (1.46%) nginx
2 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.73%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) MS Office
2 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) HP Helion
2 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.82%) WAN
2 32 (23.36%) LAN
3 31 (22.63%) Network Security
4 22 (16.06%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
6 15 (10.95%) SAN
7 13 (9.49%) Ethernet
8 12 (8.76%) VPN
8 12 (8.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (8.03%) VLAN
10 10 (7.30%) BGP
11 9 (6.57%) OSPF
12 8 (5.84%) MPLS
12 8 (5.84%) Wireless
13 6 (4.38%) DWDM
13 6 (4.38%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (4.38%) NAS
13 6 (4.38%) Junos
14 4 (2.92%) BIG-IP
14 4 (2.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.46%) MSI
1 2 (1.46%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.46%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.73%) NUnit
2 1 (0.73%) Subversion
2 1 (0.73%) Selenium
2 1 (0.73%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.73%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.73%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.73%) NCrunch
2 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (23.36%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Retail
4 1 (0.73%) Law
4 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (40.88%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.68%) Architect
3 14 (10.22%) Security Engineer
4 12 (8.76%) Consultant
5 10 (7.30%) Test Manager
5 10 (7.30%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.30%) Network Architect
5 10 (7.30%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Network Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Test Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Cisco Consultant
10 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Network Manager
10 4 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) OAuth
2 3 (2.19%) RESTful
2 3 (2.19%) .NET
3 2 (1.46%) Web Services
3 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.46%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.46%) HTML
4 1 (0.73%) Kendo UI
4 1 (0.73%) WCF
4 1 (0.73%) jQuery
4 1 (0.73%) Java EE
4 1 (0.73%) Middleware
4 1 (0.73%) Ajax
4 1 (0.73%) CSS
4 1 (0.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.38%) Statistics
3 5 (3.65%) Cryptography
3 5 (3.65%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.46%) iPhone
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) CESG
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Windows
2 20 (14.60%) Linux
3 12 (8.76%) UNIX
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.73%) AIX
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.60%) ITIL
2 16 (11.68%) Change Control
3 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.03%) Network Management
5 10 (7.30%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (7.30%) Network Load Balancing
5 10 (7.30%) Change Management
6 9 (6.57%) Quality Management
6 9 (6.57%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.57%) Performance Testing
6 9 (6.57%) QMS
6 9 (6.57%) Test Strategy
7 8 (5.84%) Project Management
7 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.84%) Network Design
8 7 (5.11%) Migration
8 7 (5.11%) Time Management
9 6 (4.38%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.38%) Information Security
9 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.11%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) VB
2 2 (1.46%) REXX
2 2 (1.46%) Tcl
2 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.73%) Perl
3 1 (0.73%) PHP
3 1 (0.73%) C
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (20.44%) CCNP
3 22 (16.06%) CCNA
3 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
4 19 (13.87%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.84%) CCSA
6 6 (4.38%) CCSE
6 6 (4.38%) JNCIS
6 6 (4.38%) CCIE
7 5 (3.65%) Degree
8 4 (2.92%) CCSP
8 4 (2.92%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.73%) OSCP
10 1 (0.73%) PMP
10 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.73%) CISSP
10 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.73%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.22%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.92%) Xen
4 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.19%) Squid
5 3 (2.19%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) UAG
6 2 (1.46%) Varnish
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) WhatsUp Gold
1 5 (3.65%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.46%) WSUS
3 2 (1.46%) SCCM
3 2 (1.46%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.73%) WMI
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.73%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 74 (54.01%) Cisco
2 49 (35.77%) CheckPoint
3 30 (21.90%) HP
4 29 (21.17%) F5
5 26 (18.98%) Juniper
6 19 (13.87%) VMware
7 17 (12.41%) Fortinet
8 13 (9.49%) McAfee
9 12 (8.76%) TippingPoint
9 12 (8.76%) Nokia
10 10 (7.30%) Blue Coat
10 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
10 10 (7.30%) Crossbeam
11 8 (5.84%) Imperva
12 7 (5.11%) Oracle
13 6 (4.38%) Riverbed
14 5 (3.65%) Citrix
15 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
15 4 (2.92%) Aruba
16 3 (2.19%) 3PAR
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