The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 44 72
Rank change year-on-year +10 +28  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 94 130 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.28% 4.42% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.75% 22.81% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 24
Median daily rate £383 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.28% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £271 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +128.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 249 570 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.35% 19.39% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 287 118
Median daily rate £360 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Scotland

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +39 40 £350 -22.22% 4
Aberdeen +9 22 £375 +8.69% 1
Glasgow +1 20 £379 +10.65% 7
Renfrewshire +14 5 £415 +32.58%
West Lothian -1 3 £300 -3.22%
Falkirk - 3 £320 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 85 (55.92%) Cisco
2 77 (50.66%) WAN
3 73 (48.03%) LAN
4 44 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (28.29%) Wireless
6 41 (26.97%) CheckPoint
7 40 (26.32%) Linux
7 40 (26.32%) ITIL
8 37 (24.34%) Windows
9 36 (23.68%) F5
10 32 (21.05%) TCP/IP
11 31 (20.39%) HP
11 31 (20.39%) Juniper
12 30 (19.74%) CCNP
12 30 (19.74%) Finance
13 29 (19.08%) Unix
14 27 (17.76%) FortiGate
15 26 (17.11%) Security Cleared
16 24 (15.79%) Fortinet
16 24 (15.79%) Network Design
16 24 (15.79%) VPN
17 23 (15.13%) Telecoms
17 23 (15.13%) Degree
18 21 (13.82%) Network Security
18 21 (13.82%) CISSP
19 20 (13.16%) CCIE
19 20 (13.16%) Riverbed
19 20 (13.16%) CCSE
20 19 (12.50%) JNCIA
20 19 (12.50%) JNCIE

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (2.63%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.63%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.32%) Apache
2 2 (1.32%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.32%) IIS
2 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.63%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.66%) WAN
2 73 (48.03%) LAN
3 43 (28.29%) Wireless
4 32 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 24 (15.79%) VPN
6 21 (13.82%) Network Security
7 17 (11.18%) BIG-IP
8 16 (10.53%) BGP
9 12 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (7.89%) Internet
10 11 (7.24%) EIGRP
10 11 (7.24%) OSPF
10 11 (7.24%) VLAN
11 10 (6.58%) MPLS
12 9 (5.92%) DNS
13 8 (5.26%) SSH
14 7 (4.61%) NetScaler
14 7 (4.61%) SNMP
15 6 (3.95%) SAN
16 5 (3.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) Big Data
2 3 (1.97%) Parquet
3 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.29%) GitLab
1 5 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.63%) Artifactory
2 4 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.66%) GoCD
3 1 (0.66%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.66%) Maven
3 1 (0.66%) Selenium
3 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 23 (15.13%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.24%) Banking
4 8 (5.26%) Law
5 4 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Military
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 18 (11.84%) Security Engineer
3 12 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (7.89%) Consultant
4 11 (7.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (5.92%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (5.26%) Analyst
6 8 (5.26%) Security Analyst
6 8 (5.26%) Splunk Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Architect
7 7 (4.61%) Data Centre Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Switch Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Data Network Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Network Architect
8 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Network Specialist
9 5 (3.29%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.29%) Kafka
1 5 (3.29%) Web Services
2 4 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.97%) Grok
4 2 (1.32%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.66%) .NET
5 1 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.66%) Java EE
5 1 (0.66%) LAMP
5 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.66%) RESTful
5 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Computer Science
1 18 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.61%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.63%) CMDB
4 4 (2.63%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.97%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.32%) Linux
2 37 (24.34%) Windows
3 29 (19.08%) Unix
4 15 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.61%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.95%) AIX
7 5 (3.29%) Solaris
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.32%) CentOS
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.32%) ITIL
2 24 (15.79%) Network Design
3 19 (12.50%) ITSM
3 19 (12.50%) Service Management
4 14 (9.21%) Information Security
5 12 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (6.58%) QMS
6 10 (6.58%) SIEM
7 9 (5.92%) Change Control
7 9 (5.92%) Change Management
7 9 (5.92%) Fault Management
7 9 (5.92%) Project Management
8 8 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.26%) Software Testing
8 8 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (4.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.61%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (3.95%) Quality Management
10 6 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.18%) Python
2 13 (8.55%) Bash Shell
2 13 (8.55%) Java
2 13 (8.55%) Perl
3 10 (6.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.95%) SQL
4 6 (3.95%) VBScript
5 5 (3.29%) C#
6 4 (2.63%) C
6 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.66%) Go
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (19.74%) CCNP
3 26 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 23 (15.13%) Degree
5 21 (13.82%) CISSP
6 20 (13.16%) CCIE
6 20 (13.16%) CCSE
7 19 (12.50%) CCDP
7 19 (12.50%) CCIP
7 19 (12.50%) CCSA
7 19 (12.50%) JNCIA
7 19 (12.50%) JNCIE
8 17 (11.18%) HP ASE
8 17 (11.18%) HP MASE
9 16 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 15 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (9.21%) CCNA
12 8 (5.26%) SANS
13 6 (3.95%) CCSP
14 5 (3.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.97%) COBIT
3 3 (1.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.97%) QA
4 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.95%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.63%) Docker
5 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.97%) Squid
5 3 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.32%) RACF
6 2 (1.32%) UAG
6 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.32%) vSphere
6 2 (1.32%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) FortiGate
2 12 (7.89%) Ansible
3 9 (5.92%) SCCM
4 8 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (3.95%) yum
6 4 (2.63%) Cacti
6 4 (2.63%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.97%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.97%) Puppet
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.97%) Xymon
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.32%) QRadar
8 2 (1.32%) SCOM
8 2 (1.32%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.32%) WSUS
9 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 85 (55.92%) Cisco
2 41 (26.97%) CheckPoint
3 36 (23.68%) F5
4 31 (20.39%) HP
4 31 (20.39%) Juniper
5 24 (15.79%) Fortinet
6 20 (13.16%) Riverbed
7 17 (11.18%) Aruba
8 15 (9.87%) VMware
9 12 (7.89%) Citrix
9 12 (7.89%) Red Hat
10 11 (7.24%) McAfee
10 11 (7.24%) Splunk
11 8 (5.26%) Microsoft
12 7 (4.61%) Blue Coat
12 7 (4.61%) Intel
12 7 (4.61%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.95%) EMC
13 6 (3.95%) Oracle
14 5 (3.29%) Avaya
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