The table below looks at the statistics for Network Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 107 99 121
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Security 44 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.47% 1.14% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 9.69% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 4
Average daily rate £343 £425 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +58.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £268 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £500 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
-4.93% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £68.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +56.42%
Network Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
555 351 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.59% 11.77% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 167 152
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Network Security Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Network Security
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Security across the Scotland region.

Network Security Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Network Security Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Network Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security across the Scotland region.

Network Security Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 15 £369 -26.25% 2
Renfrewshire -25 15 £310 +0.97% 1
Edinburgh -9 10 £425 -
Inverclyde - 2 £350 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 35 (53.85%) Cisco
1 35 (53.85%) Firewall
2 28 (43.08%) CheckPoint
3 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (40.00%) CCNP
4 25 (38.46%) CCNA
5 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
5 24 (36.92%) F5
6 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (32.31%) Finance
8 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 19 (29.23%) Network Management
10 16 (24.62%) Juniper
10 16 (24.62%) Internet
10 16 (24.62%) Fortinet
10 16 (24.62%) Banking
10 16 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 15 (23.08%) TippingPoint
11 15 (23.08%) HP
12 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
13 13 (20.00%) Data Privacy
13 13 (20.00%) SIEM
13 13 (20.00%) OpenStack
14 10 (15.38%) Citrix
14 10 (15.38%) CISSP
14 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
14 10 (15.38%) Migration

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 10 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.85%) Firewall
2 16 (24.62%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (24.62%) Internet
3 15 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 15 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (10.77%) WAN
5 6 (9.23%) LAN
6 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.69%) Wireless
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.62%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.62%) OSPF
8 2 (3.08%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.54%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.54%) DDNS
9 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.54%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (32.31%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Law
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) SIEM Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Consultant
4 8 (12.31%) Security Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Splunk Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Network Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Network Security Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Check Point Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Firewall Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.62%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) .NET
1 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
1 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
1 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.38%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.77%) Taxonomies
4 5 (7.69%) Digital Media
5 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.15%) PKI
6 3 (4.62%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Unix
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
2 19 (29.23%) Network Management
3 15 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (20.00%) Data Privacy
4 13 (20.00%) SIEM
5 10 (15.38%) Migration
6 8 (12.31%) Threat Modelling
7 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.69%) CRM
8 5 (7.69%) ERP
8 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.69%) Web Development
9 4 (6.15%) Information Security
9 4 (6.15%) MVC
9 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 4 (6.15%) Security Management
9 4 (6.15%) Service Management
10 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
10 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.62%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) C#
1 5 (7.69%) Java
1 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 5 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) CCNP
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (38.46%) CCNA
3 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.38%) CISSP
5 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
6 7 (10.77%) CISMP
7 6 (9.23%) CCIE
8 4 (6.15%) BC Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) CCSA
9 3 (4.62%) CISM
10 2 (3.08%) CISA
10 2 (3.08%) MCP
10 2 (3.08%) MCSE
10 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) COBIT
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) RACF
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) QRadar
2 4 (6.15%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.54%) Proventia
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Cisco
2 28 (43.08%) CheckPoint
3 24 (36.92%) F5
4 16 (24.62%) Fortinet
4 16 (24.62%) Juniper
5 15 (23.08%) HP
5 15 (23.08%) TippingPoint
6 10 (15.38%) Citrix
7 9 (13.85%) Splunk
8 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.15%) Blue Coat
9 4 (6.15%) Intel Security
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle
11 1 (1.54%) BT
11 1 (1.54%) EMC
11 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.54%) Google
11 1 (1.54%) IBM
11 1 (1.54%) Mitel
11 1 (1.54%) Symantec
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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