The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 76 52 67
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 3.03% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £268 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -14.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 99 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.21% 13.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 78
Average daily rate £325 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £194 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £439 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Network Security
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Mac OS X Server
4 5 (38.46%) Mac OS X
4 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
5 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) EMC
5 4 (30.77%) LDAP
5 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) CLARiiON
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
6 3 (23.08%) WSUS
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Dell

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) LDAP
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (53.85%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Django
1 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CLARiiON
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Mac OS X Server
3 5 (38.46%) Mac OS X
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ACTC
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 3 (23.08%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) Munin
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple
2 4 (30.77%) EMC
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 3 (23.08%) CommVault
3 3 (23.08%) Veritas
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint