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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 53 68 58
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.91% 1.39% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.67% 15.56% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
Median daily rate £450 £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +21.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £318 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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 75 135 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.44% 8.91% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 46
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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

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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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 18 (40.91%) Windows
1 18 (40.91%) Cisco
2 14 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 10 (22.73%) LAN
3 10 (22.73%) WAN
3 10 (22.73%) Linux
4 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (18.18%) ITIL
5 8 (18.18%) Wireless
5 8 (18.18%) Finance
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.91%) Banking
6 7 (15.91%) VMware
6 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.91%) OSPF
6 7 (15.91%) BGP
6 7 (15.91%) CCNP
6 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
6 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
7 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 6 (13.64%) VLAN
7 6 (13.64%) Network Security
7 6 (13.64%) F5
7 6 (13.64%) Network Design
8 5 (11.36%) Information Security
8 5 (11.36%) CISSP
8 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.36%) VPN
8 5 (11.36%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related 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 (6.82%) IIS
1 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) LAN
1 10 (22.73%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) Wireless
3 7 (15.91%) BGP
3 7 (15.91%) OSPF
4 6 (13.64%) Network Security
4 6 (13.64%) VLAN
5 5 (11.36%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 5 (11.36%) VPN
6 4 (9.09%) BIG-IP
6 4 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.82%) DHCP
7 3 (6.82%) DNS
7 3 (6.82%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) DB2
1 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Big Data
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) git-flow
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Maven
1 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Consultant
1 7 (15.91%) Security Consultant
2 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (6.82%) Database Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Security Advisor
3 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
3 3 (6.82%) SIEM Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Splunk Consultant
4 2 (4.55%) Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Change Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) Java EE
2 1 (2.27%) RESTful
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) CESG
3 3 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Security Operations
3 6 (13.64%) Network Design
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.09%) SIEM
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) Kanban
6 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Process Management
6 3 (6.82%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (6.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Perl
2 4 (9.09%) Python
3 3 (6.82%) VBA
4 2 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) CCNP
3 5 (11.36%) CISSP
4 3 (6.82%) CEH
4 3 (6.82%) CISM
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) GIAC
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (6.82%) ISO27005
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) QRadar
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Cisco
2 14 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) F5
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 4 (9.09%) Splunk
6 3 (6.82%) AlgoSec
6 3 (6.82%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.82%) Dell
6 3 (6.82%) ScanSafe
6 3 (6.82%) Symantec
7 2 (4.55%) HP
7 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.55%) Juniper
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.27%) Software AG