Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 67 80
Rank change year-on-year +23 +13 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 110 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.74% 2.89% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.43% 21.71% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 30 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £353 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +34.29% -27.08%
10th Percentile £210 £253 £204
90th Percentile £488 £550 £421
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £377
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.04% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.75 £41.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.64% +12.24% +110.00%

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 279 281 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.49% 13.30% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 149 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £205 £214
90th Percentile £543 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 56 (50.91%) Cisco
2 40 (36.36%) LAN
3 39 (35.45%) WAN
3 39 (35.45%) Linux
4 37 (33.64%) Windows
4 37 (33.64%) TCP/IP
5 33 (30.00%) VPN
6 32 (29.09%) Wireless
7 28 (25.45%) BGP
8 24 (21.82%) VMware
9 23 (20.91%) MPLS
9 23 (20.91%) Unix
10 22 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (19.09%) CheckPoint
11 21 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (19.09%) F5
12 20 (18.18%) Banking
12 20 (18.18%) DNS
13 18 (16.36%) SNMP
13 18 (16.36%) Internet
14 17 (15.45%) Finance
14 17 (15.45%) Active Directory
14 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.45%) SSH
14 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
15 16 (14.55%) Network Security
15 16 (14.55%) Citrix
16 15 (13.64%) JBoss
16 15 (13.64%) DevOps

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 15 (13.64%) JBoss
2 13 (11.82%) Apache
3 10 (9.09%) IIS
4 8 (7.27%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.64%) Apache Pig
6 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.91%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.18%) IaaS
2 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.18%) PaaS
3 6 (5.45%) Office 365
4 5 (4.55%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.73%) SaaS
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (36.36%) LAN
2 39 (35.45%) WAN
3 37 (33.64%) TCP/IP
4 33 (30.00%) VPN
5 32 (29.09%) Wireless
6 28 (25.45%) BGP
7 23 (20.91%) MPLS
8 20 (18.18%) DNS
9 18 (16.36%) Internet
9 18 (16.36%) SNMP
10 17 (15.45%) SSH
11 16 (14.55%) Network Security
12 13 (11.82%) OSPF
13 12 (10.91%) DHCP
14 11 (10.00%) NetScaler
15 10 (9.09%) EIGRP
15 10 (9.09%) LDAP
16 9 (8.18%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (7.27%) BIG-IP
17 8 (7.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Big Data
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) MySQL
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Maven
2 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.73%) Gradle
3 3 (2.73%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.91%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.91%) GitLab
4 1 (0.91%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 20 (18.18%) Banking
2 17 (15.45%) Finance
3 14 (12.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (42.73%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.36%) Consultant
6 6 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Administrator
7 5 (4.55%) Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Information Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (4.55%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.09%) XML
2 9 (8.18%) Java EE
2 9 (8.18%) SOAP
2 9 (8.18%) XSLT
3 6 (5.45%) .NET
3 6 (5.45%) Ajax
3 6 (5.45%) jQuery
3 6 (5.45%) RESTful
4 5 (4.55%) EJB
4 5 (4.55%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.55%) JPA
5 4 (3.64%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.64%) Kafka
6 3 (2.73%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.73%) HTML
6 3 (2.73%) HTML5
6 3 (2.73%) React
6 3 (2.73%) Web Services
7 2 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.27%) Mainframe
2 8 (7.27%) PKI
3 7 (6.36%) DataPower
4 6 (5.45%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.82%) CESG
7 2 (1.82%) Clustering
7 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.91%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.91%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.45%) Linux
2 37 (33.64%) Windows
3 23 (20.91%) Unix
4 22 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 21 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.64%) CentOS
8 4 (3.64%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) DevOps
2 14 (12.73%) Project Management
3 13 (11.82%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.18%) Change Control
5 9 (8.18%) Information Security
6 8 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.36%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.45%) Migration
8 6 (5.45%) Network Design
9 5 (4.55%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.55%) ITIL
9 5 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.64%) Data Centre Operations
10 4 (3.64%) High Availability
10 4 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (3.64%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.91%) Java
1 12 (10.91%) Python
2 9 (8.18%) JavaScript
2 9 (8.18%) Perl
3 8 (7.27%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.73%) Ruby
5 2 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (19.09%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (12.73%) CCNA
3 12 (10.91%) Degree
4 9 (8.18%) CCNP
5 7 (6.36%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.73%) CEH
6 3 (2.73%) CISSP
7 2 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.82%) OSCP
7 2 (1.82%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.91%) CCIE
8 1 (0.91%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.91%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.91%) CISM
8 1 (0.91%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.91%) GIAC
8 1 (0.91%) GPEN
8 1 (0.91%) SANS
8 1 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.91%) vSphere
4 9 (8.18%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.55%) Docker
5 5 (4.55%) VMware NSX
6 4 (3.64%) Apache Flume
6 4 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.82%) Firmware
8 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.82%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Ansible
2 6 (5.45%) Puppet
2 6 (5.45%) SCCM
3 5 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.64%) Cacti
4 4 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.73%) Packer
5 3 (2.73%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.82%) SCOM
6 2 (1.82%) WSUS
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.91%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.91%) Simpana
7 1 (0.91%) Xymon
Vendors
1 56 (50.91%) Cisco
2 24 (21.82%) VMware
3 21 (19.09%) CheckPoint
3 21 (19.09%) F5
4 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.55%) Citrix
6 14 (12.73%) HP
7 10 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.27%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.45%) Blue Coat
9 6 (5.45%) IBM
10 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.55%) Symantec
11 4 (3.64%) Imperva
11 4 (3.64%) Splunk
12 3 (2.73%) Adobe
12 3 (2.73%) Google
12 3 (2.73%) Mitel
12 3 (2.73%) Oracle
12 3 (2.73%) Sophos