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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 62 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 4.65% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £450 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +83.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £450 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -45.31%
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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
80 129 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.64% 11.45% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 40
Average daily rate £250 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £191 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (44.44%) Information Assurance
3 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 8 (44.44%) CESG
3 8 (44.44%) CESG CLAS
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 8 (44.44%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) Internet
3 8 (44.44%) GPG13
3 8 (44.44%) Protective Monitoring
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 5 (27.78%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (22.22%) VLAN
5 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Workflow
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
2 8 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 4 (22.22%) WAN
3 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) DMZ
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) CLAS Consultant
1 8 (44.44%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (44.44%) CESG
2 8 (44.44%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (11.11%) EqualLogic
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.56%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
1 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Assurance
1 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
1 8 (44.44%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Workflow
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.11%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) CommVault
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat