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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 68 77 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 3.60% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £378 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.99% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+177.65% -51.53%
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
131 139 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.00% 10.98% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 77 24
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.18 - £9.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Banking
3 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
4 10 (38.46%) Migration
4 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 10 (38.46%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (23.08%) Information Security
7 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) UNIX
9 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.54%) Malware Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
10 3 (11.54%) Xen
10 3 (11.54%) SCCM
10 3 (11.54%) VBScript
10 3 (11.54%) LAN
10 3 (11.54%) WAN
10 3 (11.54%) DHCP
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 3 (11.54%) Juniper
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 6 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 3 (11.54%) LAN
5 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.69%) VLAN
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless Security
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.85%) SAN
7 1 (3.85%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MSI
1 2 (7.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Network Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Engagement Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Advisor
4 2 (7.69%) Business Engagement Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Product Management
4 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) DNA
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Process Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) VBScript
2 2 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) Xen
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.54%) Fortinet
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) CommVault
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Prolexic
6 1 (3.85%) ScanSafe
6 1 (3.85%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (3.85%) BT
6 1 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat