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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 69 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.96% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.02% 8.60% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +3.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.35% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +15.45%
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
118 93 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.75% 8.11% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 38
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
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 29 January 2015.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) VLAN
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (24.00%) Information Security
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (20.00%) Juniper
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) LAN
5 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) DNS
6 4 (16.00%) WAN
6 4 (16.00%) Nokia
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) MPLS
6 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Information Assurance
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (12.00%) International Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (12.00%) Finance
7 3 (12.00%) BGP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) VLAN
3 5 (20.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) DNS
4 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) MPLS
4 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.00%) BGP
5 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (12.00%) DMZ
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless Security
7 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) International Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Security Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.00%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) CESG
2 2 (8.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (16.00%) Information Assurance
4 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (8.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.00%) CCSA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) GPG13
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) UAG
3 1 (4.00%) Squid
3 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.00%) SCSM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) Nokia
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (12.00%) Avaya
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 2 (8.00%) VMware
8 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) F5
8 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.00%) McAfee