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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank - 11 18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian - 6.38% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 37.50% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £313 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.35%  
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 £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

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 2 8 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 5.00% 17.02% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Median daily rate £350 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +29.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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
Top 13 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security

Firewall
Top Related 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security