Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 79 58
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21 +40
Contract jobs citing Firewall 125 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.40% 1.83% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.52% 24.42% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 35 31
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -5.06% -12.22%
10th Percentile £257 £299 £210
90th Percentile £588 £600 £560
Scotland median daily rate £450 £358 £390
% change year-on-year +25.87% -8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -46.15% -13.33% -6.25%

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 294 217 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.69% 7.49% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 144 79
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £205 £125 £208
90th Percentile £594 £573 £514
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £368
% change year-on-year +30.77% -11.68% +5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.25 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.04% -41.11% +50.00%
10th Percentile £26.98 £9.68 £15.49
90th Percentile £45.33 £16.63 £46.49
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £15.50 £31.93
% change year-on-year +51.61% -51.45% -20.19%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019, 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 67 (53.60%) Cisco
2 45 (36.00%) CheckPoint
3 44 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (35.20%) Finance
4 32 (25.60%) Network Security
5 28 (22.40%) CCNP
6 25 (20.00%) VPN
7 23 (18.40%) LAN
8 22 (17.60%) WAN
8 22 (17.60%) Windows
9 21 (16.80%) CCNA
9 21 (16.80%) CCIE
9 21 (16.80%) Banking
10 20 (16.00%) Wireless
10 20 (16.00%) Data Centre
11 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
11 17 (13.60%) Palo Alto
12 16 (12.80%) Windows Server
12 16 (12.80%) Linux
12 16 (12.80%) MPLS
13 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
14 14 (11.20%) DMZ
14 14 (11.20%) CISSP
14 14 (11.20%) SAN
14 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (11.20%) Asset Management
14 14 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (11.20%) Security Architecture

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 4 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (3.20%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.60%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.60%) JBoss
2 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.80%) Apache
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.00%) SaaS
3 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.40%) IaaS
3 3 (2.40%) PaaS
4 2 (1.60%) GitHub
4 2 (1.60%) Office 365
5 1 (0.80%) Datadog
5 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.60%) Network Security
2 25 (20.00%) VPN
3 23 (18.40%) LAN
4 22 (17.60%) WAN
5 20 (16.00%) Wireless
6 16 (12.80%) MPLS
7 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (11.20%) DMZ
8 14 (11.20%) SAN
9 13 (10.40%) BGP
9 13 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (7.20%) Internet
11 8 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (5.60%) OSPF
13 6 (4.80%) SNMP
14 5 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (4.00%) DNS
14 5 (4.00%) IP Telephony
14 5 (4.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) RDBMS
2 12 (9.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) IBM UrbanCode
1 4 (3.20%) Introscope
2 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.40%) Hudson
2 3 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.80%) Selenium
3 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.80%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (35.20%) Finance
2 21 (16.80%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Military
3 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (36.80%) Architect
2 35 (28.00%) Network Engineer
3 24 (19.20%) Security Architect
4 19 (15.20%) Network Architect
5 14 (11.20%) Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (10.40%) Network Security Architect
7 11 (8.80%) Consultant
8 8 (6.40%) Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Integration Architect
10 6 (4.80%) Security Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.20%) Firewall Analyst
12 4 (3.20%) Firewall Architect
12 4 (3.20%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) Migration Architect
13 3 (2.40%) Cisco Network Specialist
13 3 (2.40%) Network Specialist
13 3 (2.40%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) Middleware
2 3 (2.40%) XML
3 2 (1.60%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.60%) HTML
3 2 (1.60%) SAML
3 2 (1.60%) Struts
3 2 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.60%) XSL
4 1 (0.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.80%) Java EE
4 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.20%) PKI
5 3 (2.40%) DataPower
6 2 (1.60%) CESG
6 2 (1.60%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.80%) CMDB
7 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.80%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Windows
2 16 (12.80%) Linux
2 16 (12.80%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.40%) Unix
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.60%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (11.20%) Asset Management
1 14 (11.20%) Security Architecture
1 14 (11.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (9.60%) ITIL
3 11 (8.80%) Investment Management
3 11 (8.80%) Load Balancing
3 11 (8.80%) TOGAF
4 10 (8.00%) Network Segmentation
5 9 (7.20%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (7.20%) Migration
5 9 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (7.20%) Risk Management
5 9 (7.20%) Threat Modelling
6 8 (6.40%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.40%) Project Management
6 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (6.40%) Technical Leadership
7 7 (5.60%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.00%) Python
2 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.20%) Java
3 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.20%) Perl
3 4 (3.20%) PHP
4 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.40%) CCNP
3 21 (16.80%) CCIE
3 21 (16.80%) CCNA
4 14 (11.20%) CISSP
5 6 (4.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.80%) Degree
6 5 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.60%) CEH
7 2 (1.60%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.60%) CISA
7 2 (1.60%) CISM
7 2 (1.60%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.80%) CCSA
8 1 (0.80%) CCSE
8 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.80%) GIAC
8 1 (0.80%) OSCP
8 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 5 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.00%) RMADS
2 4 (3.20%) COBIT
2 4 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.80%) PSD2
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) Firmware
2 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.40%) vSphere
3 5 (4.00%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.40%) XenApp
5 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.60%) KVM
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.40%) Ansible
2 3 (2.40%) Puppet
3 2 (1.60%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.60%) Nessus
3 2 (1.60%) OpenVAS
3 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Salt
3 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.60%) vRealize
3 2 (1.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.80%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.80%) Nagios
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (53.60%) Cisco
2 45 (36.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.60%) Palo Alto
4 10 (8.00%) VMware
5 9 (7.20%) F5
5 9 (7.20%) Juniper
5 9 (7.20%) Splunk
6 7 (5.60%) IBM
7 6 (4.80%) EMC
8 5 (4.00%) Citrix
9 4 (3.20%) CyberArk
9 4 (3.20%) Dell
9 4 (3.20%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.20%) HP
9 4 (3.20%) NetApp
9 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.20%) Varonis
10 3 (2.40%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.60%) Oracle