The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 25 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
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 9.68% 9.38% 5.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.00% 60.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £310 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £402 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5 5 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 16.13% 15.63% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £355 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.38% +40.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in West Lothian

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Lothian over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in West Lothian

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 25 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
Livingston -2 2 £300 -3.22%
Bathgate - 1 - -
Firewall
Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Squid
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Squid
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee