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 29 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.

Firewall
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 65 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 58 69 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.30% 2.66% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.71% 18.25% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 42
Median daily rate £390 £390 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
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 £19.88 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -26.36%  

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 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 March 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
Renfrewshire +22 19 £390 -9.30%
Edinburgh +17 18 £450 +12.50% 4
Glasgow -8 18 £340 -10.52% 4
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 63 (43.15%) Cisco
2 45 (30.82%) Windows
3 40 (27.40%) ITIL
3 40 (27.40%) WAN
4 36 (24.66%) LAN
4 36 (24.66%) Finance
5 34 (23.29%) Linux
6 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
7 29 (19.86%) Network Security
8 28 (19.18%) TCP/IP
8 28 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
9 26 (17.81%) CheckPoint
10 24 (16.44%) Perl
10 24 (16.44%) VMware
10 24 (16.44%) SC Cleared
11 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
11 23 (15.75%) CCNP
11 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
12 21 (14.38%) HP
12 21 (14.38%) Unix
13 20 (13.70%) Wireless
14 18 (12.33%) Juniper
14 18 (12.33%) Symantec
14 18 (12.33%) F5
15 17 (11.64%) PowerShell
15 17 (11.64%) Service Management
15 17 (11.64%) ITSM
16 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
16 15 (10.27%) Change Control

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 9 (6.16%) IIS
2 8 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.05%) Apache
4 3 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.37%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.37%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Liferay
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Office 365
2 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.40%) WAN
2 36 (24.66%) LAN
3 29 (19.86%) Network Security
4 28 (19.18%) TCP/IP
5 20 (13.70%) Wireless
6 14 (9.59%) DNS
7 12 (8.22%) VPN
8 10 (6.85%) BIG-IP
8 10 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (6.85%) VLAN
9 8 (5.48%) OSPF
9 8 (5.48%) SAN
10 7 (4.79%) BGP
11 6 (4.11%) DHCP
11 6 (4.11%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (3.42%) EIGRP
13 4 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.74%) Internet
13 4 (2.74%) NetScreen
13 4 (2.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) Apache Hive
3 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.05%) DB2
4 3 (2.05%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.05%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.42%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.68%) git-flow
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) Maven
2 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (24.66%) Finance
2 9 (6.16%) Law
3 7 (4.79%) Banking
4 6 (4.11%) Publishing
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Military
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (30.82%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.33%) Security Engineer
3 11 (7.53%) Analyst
3 11 (7.53%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (6.85%) Consultant
5 8 (5.48%) Security Analyst
5 8 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) AIX Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) Data Centre Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (4.11%) Build Engineer
7 6 (4.11%) Data Network Engineer
7 6 (4.11%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.42%) Security Consultant
8 5 (3.42%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.37%) .NET
1 2 (1.37%) J2EE
1 2 (1.37%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.68%) Java EE
2 1 (0.68%) JSP
2 1 (0.68%) Middleware
2 1 (0.68%) OC4J
2 1 (0.68%) RESTful
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.53%) Clustering
3 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.74%) CMDB
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) CESG
6 3 (2.05%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.68%) RIA
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.82%) Windows
2 34 (23.29%) Linux
3 21 (14.38%) Unix
4 14 (9.59%) AIX
5 12 (8.22%) Windows Server
6 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.16%) Windows 10
8 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.79%) Solaris
9 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.68%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) HPUX
11 1 (0.68%) SUSE
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.40%) ITIL
2 17 (11.64%) ITSM
2 17 (11.64%) Service Management
3 15 (10.27%) Change Control
4 14 (9.59%) Network Design
5 12 (8.22%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.22%) Information Security
6 11 (7.53%) Risk Management
7 10 (6.85%) Analytics
7 10 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (6.85%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.16%) Asset Management
8 9 (6.16%) Mathematics
8 9 (6.16%) QMS
9 8 (5.48%) Project Management
9 8 (5.48%) SIEM
9 8 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.79%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) Perl
2 17 (11.64%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.90%) Python
4 12 (8.22%) Java
4 12 (8.22%) SQL
5 9 (6.16%) VBScript
6 8 (5.48%) C#
7 7 (4.79%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.11%) Korn
9 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.68%) Jython
10 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (22.60%) Security Cleared
2 28 (19.18%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (16.44%) SC Cleared
4 23 (15.75%) CCNP
5 14 (9.59%) Degree
6 13 (8.90%) CISSP
7 12 (8.22%) MCSE
7 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.16%) CCIE
9 8 (5.48%) CCSE
10 7 (4.79%) CCDP
10 7 (4.79%) CCIP
10 7 (4.79%) CCNA
10 7 (4.79%) CCSA
10 7 (4.79%) JNCIA
10 7 (4.79%) JNCIE
11 6 (4.11%) SANS
12 5 (3.42%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.42%) HP ASE
12 5 (3.42%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.05%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.53%) vSphere
3 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (4.11%) PowerHA
6 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.05%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.37%) RACF
8 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.68%) KVM
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) SCCM
2 10 (6.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (6.16%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.48%) Ansible
5 7 (4.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (4.11%) NetBackup
6 6 (4.11%) yum
7 5 (3.42%) QRadar
7 5 (3.42%) RSA Security Analytics
8 4 (2.74%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (2.05%) Puppet
10 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.37%) SCOM
10 2 (1.37%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.37%) SnapMirror
10 2 (1.37%) WSUS
11 1 (0.68%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 63 (43.15%) Cisco
2 26 (17.81%) CheckPoint
3 24 (16.44%) VMware
4 23 (15.75%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.38%) HP
6 18 (12.33%) F5
6 18 (12.33%) Juniper
6 18 (12.33%) Symantec
7 13 (8.90%) Citrix
8 12 (8.22%) Fortinet
9 11 (7.53%) IBM
10 10 (6.85%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.85%) Riverbed
11 9 (6.16%) Splunk
12 7 (4.79%) Palo Alto
12 7 (4.79%) Veritas
13 6 (4.11%) Dell
13 6 (4.11%) EMC
13 6 (4.11%) Oracle
14 5 (3.42%) Sourcefire