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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 77 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.13% 0.89% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 10.53% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £350 £438 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+76.91% -29.41%
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
136 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.60% 8.46% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 41
Average daily rate £375 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016, 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 36 (76.60%) Finance
1 36 (76.60%) Data Centre
2 31 (65.96%) Banking
3 27 (57.45%) Migration
3 27 (57.45%) SharePoint
3 27 (57.45%) Citrix
4 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (36.17%) SIEM
6 16 (34.04%) Unix
6 16 (34.04%) Windows
7 15 (31.91%) QRadar
7 15 (31.91%) Threat Modelling
7 15 (31.91%) Firewall
7 15 (31.91%) Splunk
8 14 (29.79%) CISMP
8 14 (29.79%) Taxonomies
8 14 (29.79%) CISSP
9 11 (23.40%) Cisco
10 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
12 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
13 6 (12.77%) CCSA
13 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (12.77%) CCIE
13 6 (12.77%) CCNP
13 6 (12.77%) CCNA
13 6 (12.77%) Blue Coat
13 6 (12.77%) FortiGate
14 5 (10.64%) Project Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 27 (57.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) DDNS
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) FWSM
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) IntruShield
4 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Boxen
General
1 36 (76.60%) Finance
2 31 (65.96%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) SIEM Engineer
2 15 (31.91%) Splunk Engineer
3 12 (25.53%) Project Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Banking Project Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Check Point Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Firewall Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (76.60%) Data Centre
2 18 (38.30%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (29.79%) Taxonomies
4 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
5 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Unix
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
2 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Migration
2 17 (36.17%) SIEM
3 15 (31.91%) Threat Modelling
4 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Change Management
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.26%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (4.26%) Service Management
9 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
9 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.13%) High Availability
9 1 (2.13%) IT Governance
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.13%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) CISMP
1 14 (29.79%) CISSP
2 6 (12.77%) CCIE
2 6 (12.77%) CCNA
2 6 (12.77%) CCNP
2 6 (12.77%) CCSA
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) COBIT
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) QRadar
2 6 (12.77%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.26%) Proventia
3 2 (4.26%) Puppet
4 1 (2.13%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Citrix
2 15 (31.91%) Splunk
3 11 (23.40%) Cisco
4 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.77%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.26%) BMC
7 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 2 (4.26%) Meraki
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.26%) VMware
8 1 (2.13%) FireEye
8 1 (2.13%) Google
8 1 (2.13%) Imperva
8 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.13%) Teradata