The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 81 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.30% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 3.49% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +8.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
122 86 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.65% 8.55% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 26 36
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Network Security
Scotland

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 22 July 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) CESG
3 4 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 4 (33.33%) GPG13
3 4 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) CommVault
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Redis
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) EDI
2 1 (8.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) CESG
1 4 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
1 4 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) vSphere
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Munin
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (25.00%) CommVault
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Mitel
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet