Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 45 83
Rank change year-on-year -21 +38 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 73 97 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.50% 3.64% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.29% 42.92% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 28
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £388 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +9.93% -2.76%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £247
90th Percentile £591 £526 £538
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.00% -6.25% +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 241 226 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.26% 8.47% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 112 146
Edinburgh median daily rate £428 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.93% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £211 £210 £219
90th Percentile £557 £488 £480
Scotland median daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +162.93% -70.53%
10th Percentile £10.30 £30.50 £11.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.50 £11.90
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.55% -15.07% +130.77%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 32 (43.84%) Cisco
2 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.14%) Windows
4 21 (28.77%) Linux
4 21 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
6 16 (21.92%) Kanban
7 15 (20.55%) VMware
8 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (17.81%) DNS
10 12 (16.44%) Apache
10 12 (16.44%) CCNP
10 12 (16.44%) OSPF
10 12 (16.44%) BGP
10 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (16.44%) DevOps
11 11 (15.07%) Ansible
11 11 (15.07%) Puppet
11 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (15.07%) Finance
11 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
12 10 (13.70%) Banking
12 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (13.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (13.70%) Artifactory
12 10 (13.70%) Docker
13 9 (12.33%) Network Security
13 9 (12.33%) Scrum
13 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (12.33%) Two-Factor Authentication

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 12 (16.44%) Apache
2 8 (10.96%) nginx
3 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.37%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (10.96%) OpenShift
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
5 4 (5.48%) Datadog
5 4 (5.48%) IaaS
6 2 (2.74%) Office 365
6 2 (2.74%) SaaS
7 1 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.37%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (17.81%) DNS
3 12 (16.44%) BGP
3 12 (16.44%) OSPF
4 9 (12.33%) Network Security
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.59%) VPN
6 6 (8.22%) DSL
6 6 (8.22%) LAN
6 6 (8.22%) SSL
6 6 (8.22%) WAN
6 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (6.85%) DHCP
7 5 (6.85%) IPv6
8 4 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (4.11%) VoIP
10 2 (2.74%) FTP
10 2 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
2 3 (4.11%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Artifactory
2 6 (8.22%) GitLab
2 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.48%) Bitbucket
3 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) IBM UrbanCode
3 4 (5.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (5.48%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.74%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.37%) Hudson
5 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Architect
1 13 (17.81%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Consultant
3 7 (9.59%) Administrator
4 6 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.85%) Network Consultant
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) LDAP
2 4 (5.48%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.37%) LAMP
4 1 (1.37%) Middleware
4 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Linux
3 10 (13.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.96%) Solaris
4 8 (10.96%) Unix
5 5 (6.85%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) Kanban
3 12 (16.44%) DevOps
4 9 (12.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 9 (12.33%) Scrum
4 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.96%) SIEM
6 7 (9.59%) Analytics
6 7 (9.59%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (8.22%) Patch Management
7 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.22%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
2 5 (6.85%) Python
3 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.11%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) Java
4 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.44%) CCNP
3 8 (10.96%) CCNA
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.37%) SANS
6 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Docker
1 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware NSX
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.74%) Firmware
4 2 (2.74%) iptables
4 2 (2.74%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Ansible
1 11 (15.07%) Puppet
2 8 (10.96%) Kubernetes
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (8.22%) Prometheus
3 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (8.22%) Xymon
4 4 (5.48%) Nagios
5 3 (4.11%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.37%) SCCM
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Cisco
2 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
3 15 (20.55%) VMware
4 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.59%) Red Hat
6 6 (8.22%) Splunk
7 5 (6.85%) Brocade
8 4 (5.48%) AppDynamics
8 4 (5.48%) Juniper
8 4 (5.48%) New Relic
8 4 (5.48%) Oracle
9 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.74%) CA
10 2 (2.74%) Citrix
10 2 (2.74%) Google
10 2 (2.74%) IBM
10 2 (2.74%) Micro Focus
10 2 (2.74%) NetApp
10 2 (2.74%) Sophos
11 1 (1.37%) Charles River