Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 51 99
Rank change year-on-year -35 +48 -34
Contract jobs citing Firewall 56 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.87% 2.90% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.83% 35.14% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -19.44% +24.14%
10th Percentile £229 £210 £317
90th Percentile £600 £508 £538
Scotland median daily rate £350 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -8.20% +8.93% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% -1.25% +138.81%

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 235 185 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.83% 8.24% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 88 119
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £128 £210 £263
90th Percentile £544 £491 £510
Scotland median daily rate £325 £361 £350
% change year-on-year -10.03% +3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.11% +50.00% -62.50%
10th Percentile £9.68 £21.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £16.63 £23.75 £15.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -53.76% -16.88% +25.98%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018, 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 22 (39.29%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (21.43%) VPN
6 11 (19.64%) Unix
6 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (17.86%) VMware
7 10 (17.86%) Banking
8 8 (14.29%) Finance
8 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.29%) MPLS
8 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (14.29%) PaaS
8 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (12.50%) DevOps
9 7 (12.50%) IPFIX
9 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (12.50%) Splunk
9 7 (12.50%) IaaS
9 7 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 6 (10.71%) VoIP
10 6 (10.71%) ITIL
10 6 (10.71%) Network Security
10 6 (10.71%) Ansible
11 5 (8.93%) Docker

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 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.29%) PaaS
3 7 (12.50%) IaaS
4 5 (8.93%) OpenShift
5 4 (7.14%) SaaS
6 3 (5.36%) Heroku
7 2 (3.57%) Datadog
7 2 (3.57%) Office 365
8 1 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.79%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (21.43%) VPN
3 8 (14.29%) MPLS
4 7 (12.50%) IPFIX
5 6 (10.71%) Network Security
5 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.71%) VoIP
6 5 (8.93%) DHCP
6 5 (8.93%) IPsec
6 5 (8.93%) WAN
7 4 (7.14%) BGP
7 4 (7.14%) DNS
7 4 (7.14%) LAN
8 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.57%) OSPF
9 2 (3.57%) SAN
9 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Data Lake
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.79%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Bitbucket
1 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.57%) Artifactory
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (17.86%) Banking
2 8 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Security Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.57%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (1.79%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Linux
2 15 (26.79%) Windows
3 11 (19.64%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (12.50%) DevOps
2 6 (10.71%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Analytics
3 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.14%) SIEM
4 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.36%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Kanban
5 3 (5.36%) Security Architecture
5 3 (5.36%) Security Patching
5 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.36%) Java
1 3 (5.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.79%) PHP
3 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) CCNP
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.36%) CCNA
2 3 (5.36%) OSCP
3 2 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (1.79%) CCDP
4 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) COBIT
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) Docker
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.57%) iptables
6 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Ansible
2 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.36%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Terraform
4 2 (3.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.57%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.57%) Nagios
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Cisco
2 10 (17.86%) VMware
3 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.50%) Splunk
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 3 (5.36%) CyberArk
5 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.36%) Sophos
6 2 (3.57%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.57%) CA
6 2 (3.57%) CommVault
6 2 (3.57%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) New Relic
6 2 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (1.79%) Charles River
7 1 (1.79%) F5
7 1 (1.79%) Qualys
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Symantec