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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 73 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.81% 0.40% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 3.57% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£408 £268 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.33% -10.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -38.83%
Network Security
Scotland

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
156 140 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.58% 11.25% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 29
Average daily rate £340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) Information Security
6 6 (25.00%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 4 (16.67%) VLAN
7 4 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 4 (16.67%) Citrix
7 4 (16.67%) Juniper
7 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.50%) BGP
8 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) VPN
8 3 (12.50%) WAN
8 3 (12.50%) DHCP
8 3 (12.50%) Nokia
8 3 (12.50%) Avaya
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.50%) HP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (16.67%) VLAN
4 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 3 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless Security
7 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Advisor
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.33%) Statistics
1 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Information Security
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (4.17%) UAG
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Juniper
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Avaya
4 3 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Prolexic
6 1 (4.17%) ScanSafe
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) BT