Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 51 82
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 204 165 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.05% 3.81% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.72% 22.88% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 42
Scotland median daily rate £375 £345 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.18% +11.33%
10th Percentile £210 £254 £223
90th Percentile £550 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £41.25 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +12.24% +110.00%
10th Percentile £32.25 £37.80 £15.88
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.70 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% +20.00% -2.70%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 605 721 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 16.64% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 433 306
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 110 £375 +6.38% 10
Glasgow -6 58 £488 +30.00% 5
Aberdeen +1 21 £369 +20.41%
West Lothian +5 6 £213 -5.56%
Falkirk - 3 £320 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Renfrewshire +19 1 - -
Scottish Borders +4 1 £140 -60.00%
South Lanarkshire -5 1 £338 +9.76%
Highlands - 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 94 (46.08%) Cisco
2 77 (37.75%) Linux
3 75 (36.76%) Windows
4 67 (32.84%) LAN
5 66 (32.35%) WAN
6 60 (29.41%) Finance
7 47 (23.04%) VPN
8 45 (22.06%) TCP/IP
9 44 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (21.08%) Active Directory
11 42 (20.59%) Python
12 41 (20.10%) Wireless
13 40 (19.61%) CheckPoint
14 39 (19.12%) Unix
14 39 (19.12%) DNS
15 38 (18.63%) Perl
16 37 (18.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 35 (17.16%) F5
18 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
19 33 (16.18%) Internet
19 33 (16.18%) HP
20 30 (14.71%) BGP
20 30 (14.71%) VMware
20 30 (14.71%) SCCM
21 29 (14.22%) Network Security
21 29 (14.22%) Telecoms
21 29 (14.22%) Java
22 28 (13.73%) Symantec
22 28 (13.73%) Project Management
22 28 (13.73%) PowerShell

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 22 (10.78%) IIS
2 21 (10.29%) Apache
3 16 (7.84%) JBoss
4 15 (7.35%) Apache Spark
5 9 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.92%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.43%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.96%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.47%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.98%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.49%) CICS
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Maximo
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.41%) IaaS
2 9 (4.41%) PaaS
3 6 (2.94%) Office 365
4 5 (2.45%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.45%) SaaS
5 3 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (32.84%) LAN
2 66 (32.35%) WAN
3 47 (23.04%) VPN
4 45 (22.06%) TCP/IP
5 41 (20.10%) Wireless
6 39 (19.12%) DNS
7 33 (16.18%) Internet
8 30 (14.71%) BGP
9 29 (14.22%) Network Security
10 24 (11.76%) MPLS
11 20 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (9.31%) SNMP
13 18 (8.82%) OSPF
13 18 (8.82%) SSH
14 14 (6.86%) BIG-IP
15 13 (6.37%) LDAP
16 12 (5.88%) DHCP
17 11 (5.39%) NetScaler
17 11 (5.39%) SAN
18 10 (4.90%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.84%) Big Data
2 12 (5.88%) Parquet
3 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.47%) DB2
4 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.88%) JIRA
3 9 (4.41%) Maven
4 7 (3.43%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.47%) FishEye
6 3 (1.47%) Gradle
6 3 (1.47%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.49%) GitLab
7 1 (0.49%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 60 (29.41%) Finance
2 29 (14.22%) Telecoms
3 20 (9.80%) Banking
4 18 (8.82%) Publishing
5 8 (3.92%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (31.86%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.57%) Security Engineer
3 17 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (8.33%) Splunk Engineer
4 15 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.88%) Consultant
7 10 (4.90%) Java Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) Analyst
8 9 (4.41%) Firewall Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Architect
10 7 (3.43%) Information Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (3.43%) Platform Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Security Specialist
10 7 (3.43%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.82%) Kafka
2 13 (6.37%) HTML
3 12 (5.88%) Grok
3 12 (5.88%) Regular Expression
4 11 (5.39%) XML
5 10 (4.90%) SOAP
6 9 (4.41%) .NET
6 9 (4.41%) Java EE
6 9 (4.41%) XSLT
7 6 (2.94%) Ajax
7 6 (2.94%) jQuery
7 6 (2.94%) RESTful
8 5 (2.45%) 802.1X
8 5 (2.45%) EJB
8 5 (2.45%) EJB 3.0
8 5 (2.45%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.45%) JPA
9 4 (1.96%) Web Services
10 3 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.88%) PKI
4 10 (4.90%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.43%) DataPower
5 7 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.96%) Clustering
8 4 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.47%) CCTV
9 3 (1.47%) CMDB
9 3 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.47%) SCADA
9 3 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.75%) Linux
2 75 (36.76%) Windows
3 39 (19.12%) Unix
4 37 (18.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (13.73%) Windows Server
6 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.94%) CentOS
9 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.47%) Solaris
11 3 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.73%) Project Management
2 27 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (12.75%) Cybersecurity
4 24 (11.76%) ITIL
5 23 (11.27%) DevOps
6 19 (9.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (8.82%) BCP
7 18 (8.82%) Business Continuity
7 18 (8.82%) Business Continuity Planning
7 18 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 18 (8.82%) Security Operations
7 18 (8.82%) SIEM
8 15 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (7.35%) Information Security
9 14 (6.86%) Analytics
9 14 (6.86%) Anomaly Detection
9 14 (6.86%) SDLC
9 14 (6.86%) Web Development
10 13 (6.37%) Load Balancing
10 13 (6.37%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.59%) Python
2 38 (18.63%) Perl
3 29 (14.22%) Java
4 28 (13.73%) PowerShell
5 21 (10.29%) Bash Shell
6 19 (9.31%) JavaScript
7 17 (8.33%) SQL
8 13 (6.37%) C#
9 10 (4.90%) VBScript
10 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.47%) C++
11 3 (1.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.98%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) C
13 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (12.25%) CCNP
2 25 (12.25%) CISSP
3 20 (9.80%) Degree
4 17 (8.33%) CCNA
5 15 (7.35%) CEH
6 13 (6.37%) SANS
7 10 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (4.41%) CCIE
9 7 (3.43%) CCSP
10 6 (2.94%) CCDP
10 6 (2.94%) CCIP
10 6 (2.94%) CCSA
10 6 (2.94%) CCSE
10 6 (2.94%) HP ASE
10 6 (2.94%) HP MASE
10 6 (2.94%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.94%) JNCIE
10 6 (2.94%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.35%) QA
2 12 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.47%) SLA
5 2 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.98%) GDPR
5 2 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 43 (21.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.35%) vSphere
4 9 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.45%) Docker
5 5 (2.45%) Squid
5 5 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.45%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.96%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.96%) UAG
7 3 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (1.47%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.47%) NFS
8 2 (0.98%) Firmware
8 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (14.71%) SCCM
2 17 (8.33%) FortiGate
3 15 (7.35%) Ansible
3 15 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.86%) Puppet
5 12 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (4.90%) IBM BigFix
6 10 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.94%) SCOM
7 6 (2.94%) WSUS
8 4 (1.96%) Cacti
8 4 (1.96%) EnCase
8 4 (1.96%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.47%) Netcool
9 3 (1.47%) Packer
9 3 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.47%) WMI
10 2 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 94 (46.08%) Cisco
2 40 (19.61%) CheckPoint
3 35 (17.16%) F5
4 34 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 33 (16.18%) HP
6 30 (14.71%) VMware
7 28 (13.73%) Symantec
8 22 (10.78%) Juniper
9 20 (9.80%) IBM
10 18 (8.82%) Splunk
11 17 (8.33%) Citrix
11 17 (8.33%) Fortinet
11 17 (8.33%) Oracle
11 17 (8.33%) Red Hat
12 14 (6.86%) Dell
13 11 (5.39%) SolarWinds
14 8 (3.92%) Avaya
15 6 (2.94%) Blue Coat
15 6 (2.94%) McAfee
15 6 (2.94%) Riverbed