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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 79 55
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.26% 1.63% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.24% 14.19% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 8
Median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £355 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £528 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 155 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.90% 11.51% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 42
Median daily rate £310 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 30 (51.72%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) WAN
3 23 (39.66%) LAN
4 21 (36.21%) Wireless
5 15 (25.86%) Linux
6 14 (24.14%) Windows
6 14 (24.14%) Finance
7 13 (22.41%) BGP
8 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
8 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.97%) Python
8 11 (18.97%) Unix
8 11 (18.97%) Network Security
9 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
9 10 (17.24%) F5
9 10 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (17.24%) VPN
9 10 (17.24%) MPLS
9 10 (17.24%) Banking
10 9 (15.52%) Internet
10 9 (15.52%) Citrix
11 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (13.79%) OSPF
11 8 (13.79%) EIGRP
11 8 (13.79%) CCNA
11 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
12 7 (12.07%) SSH
12 7 (12.07%) Network Design

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 2 (3.45%) Apache
1 2 (3.45%) Apache Pig
1 2 (3.45%) IIS
1 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (46.55%) WAN
2 23 (39.66%) LAN
3 21 (36.21%) Wireless
4 13 (22.41%) BGP
5 11 (18.97%) Network Security
5 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
6 10 (17.24%) MPLS
6 10 (17.24%) VPN
7 9 (15.52%) Internet
8 8 (13.79%) EIGRP
8 8 (13.79%) OSPF
9 7 (12.07%) NetScaler
9 7 (12.07%) SNMP
9 7 (12.07%) SSH
10 6 (10.34%) VLAN
11 5 (8.62%) IPsec
12 4 (6.90%) 802.11
12 4 (6.90%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (6.90%) HSRP
12 4 (6.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Artifactory
1 4 (6.90%) GitLab
1 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.72%) Maven
2 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Military
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Security Architect
4 4 (6.90%) Switch Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (5.17%) Network Specialist
5 3 (5.17%) Splunk Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (1.72%) DBA
7 1 (1.72%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
3 1 (1.72%) RESTful
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Internet of Things
3 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.17%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 14 (24.14%) Windows
3 11 (18.97%) Unix
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.07%) Network Design
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL
5 5 (8.62%) Scrum
6 4 (6.90%) Change Management
6 4 (6.90%) DevOps
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
6 4 (6.90%) SIEM
6 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.90%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.17%) Build Automation
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security
7 3 (5.17%) Kanban
7 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Case Management
8 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Python
2 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.90%) C
4 2 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Go
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) CCNA
1 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (5.17%) CISSP
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.72%) CCNP
4 1 (1.72%) CEH
4 1 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 6 (10.34%) ProxySG
1 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Flume
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Ansible
1 5 (8.62%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.90%) Cacti
2 4 (6.90%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.17%) Prometheus
3 3 (5.17%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.17%) Xymon
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) QRadar
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
4 1 (1.72%) SELinux
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.24%) F5
4 9 (15.52%) Citrix
5 6 (10.34%) Blue Coat
5 6 (10.34%) HP
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.62%) Splunk
7 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.45%) AlgoSec
9 2 (3.45%) Clearswift
9 2 (3.45%) ScanSafe
9 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.72%) Black Duck
10 1 (1.72%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.72%) FireEye
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
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