The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 60 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.97% 0.43% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.19% 3.85% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£255 £450 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +83.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £450 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+0.52% -40.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 130 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.38% 11.21% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 40
Average daily rate £250 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Edinburgh region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security.

1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
3 8 (47.06%) CESG
3 8 (47.06%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (47.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
3 8 (47.06%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (47.06%) GPG13
3 8 (47.06%) Protective Monitoring
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) Internet
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (23.53%) SCCM
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Workflow

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Network Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (47.06%) Reverse Proxy
2 8 (47.06%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) MPLS
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) DMZ
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) CLAS Consultant
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (47.06%) CESG
2 8 (47.06%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) UNIX
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
1 8 (47.06%) Information Assurance
1 8 (47.06%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Workflow
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCSM
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) CommVault
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee