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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 103 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.75% 5.36% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
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£290 £301 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £435 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 261 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.72% 10.49% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 109 120
Average daily rate £316 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 34
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
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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
Edinburgh +5 14 £380 -15.55% 1
Glasgow -15 2 £369 +22.57%
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Network Security
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 19 (63.33%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 10 (33.33%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) HP
3 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (26.67%) Information Assurance
4 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 8 (26.67%) CESG
4 8 (26.67%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (26.67%) Internet
4 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) GPG13
4 8 (26.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) MS Office
7 5 (16.67%) UNIX
7 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 5 (16.67%) Juniper
7 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) McAfee
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) SCCM
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (13.33%) vSphere

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) Maple
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) Firewall
2 10 (33.33%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (26.67%) Internet
5 4 (13.33%) MPLS
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (13.33%) VLAN
5 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (13.33%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) DMZ
6 3 (10.00%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) Junos
7 1 (3.33%) OSPF
7 1 (3.33%) BGP
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
1 1 (3.33%) Hudson
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.33%) JSTL
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) Ext JS
3 1 (3.33%) OSGi
3 1 (3.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) JSP
3 1 (3.33%) Servlets
3 1 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (26.67%) CESG
2 8 (26.67%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.33%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
1 8 (26.67%) Information Assurance
1 8 (26.67%) Protective Monitoring
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Workflow
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) SIEM
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) Korn
1 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) CCSP
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCSA
5 1 (3.33%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) CEH
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) GPG13
2 3 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
2 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) WSUS
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) SCSM
3 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) HP
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 5 (16.67%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) McAfee
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) F5
6 3 (10.00%) CommVault
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Crossbeam
6 3 (10.00%) TippingPoint
6 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.67%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) EMC
7 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Adobe
8 1 (3.33%) Veritas
8 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat