Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 45 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 59 99 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.11% 3.82% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.18% 39.92% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 62
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £365 £331 £264
90th Percentile £485 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £15.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +29.03% -57.24% -13.69%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 244 248 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.86% 9.56% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 117 148
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £232 £196 £209
90th Percentile £525 £575 £588
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £17.25 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.42% -67.92%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% -13.10%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Edinburgh

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Edinburgh

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Edinburgh

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 30 (50.85%) Cisco
2 27 (45.76%) CheckPoint
3 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (35.59%) CCNP
6 20 (33.90%) Public Sector
7 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
9 16 (27.12%) Finance
9 16 (27.12%) Banking
10 15 (25.42%) Kanban
11 14 (23.73%) OSPF
11 14 (23.73%) BGP
12 13 (22.03%) Windows
12 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto
12 13 (22.03%) DevOps
13 9 (15.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 9 (15.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (13.56%) Azure
14 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (13.56%) Linux
15 7 (11.86%) Wireless
15 7 (11.86%) WAN
15 7 (11.86%) VMware
15 7 (11.86%) Network Security
15 7 (11.86%) Splunk
16 6 (10.17%) SIEM
16 6 (10.17%) AWS

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) nginx
2 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.39%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Azure
2 6 (10.17%) AWS
2 6 (10.17%) IaaS
2 6 (10.17%) PaaS
2 6 (10.17%) SaaS
3 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.08%) GCP
4 2 (3.39%) Apigee
4 2 (3.39%) Datadog
4 2 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Kong
4 2 (3.39%) Office 365
4 2 (3.39%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (37.29%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (30.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (23.73%) BGP
3 14 (23.73%) OSPF
4 7 (11.86%) Network Security
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) Wireless
5 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.78%) LAN
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (5.08%) DHCP
7 3 (5.08%) DNS
7 3 (5.08%) VPN
7 3 (5.08%) Wireshark
8 2 (3.39%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.39%) IPv6
8 2 (3.39%) MPLS
9 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
9 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Aerospike
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (3.39%) Couchbase
1 2 (3.39%) Hazelcast
1 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.39%) Redis
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
1 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
1 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.39%) IBM UrbanCode
1 2 (3.39%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.39%) Selenium
1 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.39%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.69%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (33.90%) Public Sector
2 16 (27.12%) Banking
2 16 (27.12%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Platform Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Security Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Consultant
6 5 (8.47%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Python Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) SIEM Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Architect
9 2 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Integration Architect
10 1 (1.69%) Designer
10 1 (1.69%) Security Consultant
10 1 (1.69%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) Java EE
2 2 (3.39%) RESTful
2 2 (3.39%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Kanban
3 13 (22.03%) DevOps
4 9 (15.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (15.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.17%) BCP
6 6 (10.17%) Decision-Making
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
6 6 (10.17%) Network Design
6 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.17%) SIEM
7 5 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (8.47%) OCR
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.78%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (6.78%) Information Security
8 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
8 4 (6.78%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) Perl
1 6 (10.17%) Python
2 4 (6.78%) VBA
3 2 (3.39%) Go
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (35.59%) CCNP
3 6 (10.17%) CCNA
4 2 (3.39%) CCSA
4 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CCIE
5 1 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PMO
2 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware NSX
2 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.39%) Docker
3 2 (3.39%) Firmware
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) vCenter Server
2 4 (6.78%) QRadar
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.39%) Cacti
3 2 (3.39%) Consul
3 2 (3.39%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.39%) Nagios
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
3 2 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (1.69%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) Cisco
2 27 (45.76%) CheckPoint
3 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto
4 7 (11.86%) Splunk
4 7 (11.86%) VMware
5 5 (8.47%) Citrix
5 5 (8.47%) F5
5 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.78%) Qualys
7 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.08%) Meraki
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.39%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.39%) CA
8 2 (3.39%) HP
8 2 (3.39%) IBM
8 2 (3.39%) New Relic
8 2 (3.39%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.39%) Sophos