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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 107 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 5.18% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
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£325 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.72% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £288 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £650 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £21.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+97.48% -36.29%
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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
307 367 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.64% 13.33% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 198 106
Average daily rate £310 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £191 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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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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
Edinburgh +2 14 £325 -36.19% 3
Renfrewshire +7 5 £425 +43.09%
Glasgow 0 3 £301 -19.86% 3
Highlands +3 2 - -
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 22 (37.29%) Cisco
3 19 (32.20%) CheckPoint
4 18 (30.51%) Finance
5 16 (27.12%) Migration
5 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 16 (27.12%) Data Centre
6 15 (25.42%) ITIL
7 14 (23.73%) Citrix
7 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
8 13 (22.03%) LAN
8 13 (22.03%) WAN
8 13 (22.03%) Juniper
9 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
10 11 (18.64%) TippingPoint
10 11 (18.64%) Change Control
11 10 (16.95%) Banking
11 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (16.95%) HP
11 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.25%) QMS
12 9 (15.25%) Crossbeam
12 9 (15.25%) Quality Management
13 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
13 8 (13.56%) Linux
13 8 (13.56%) F5
14 7 (11.86%) MS Office
14 7 (11.86%) CCNP
14 7 (11.86%) CCNA
14 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.39%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
1 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 13 (22.03%) LAN
2 13 (22.03%) WAN
3 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (10.17%) VPN
6 5 (8.47%) DNS
6 5 (8.47%) SAN
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (8.47%) Junos
7 3 (5.08%) DHCP
8 2 (3.39%) VLAN
9 1 (1.69%) Internet
9 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.69%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (1.69%) FTP
9 1 (1.69%) HTTP
9 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MSI
1 2 (3.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Local Government
3 2 (3.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Security Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Security Architect
6 6 (10.17%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Security Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.39%) Programme Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Security Advisor
9 2 (3.39%) Engagement Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
3 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.08%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) SCADA
5 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.69%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.47%) UNIX
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Migration
2 15 (25.42%) ITIL
3 11 (18.64%) Change Control
4 9 (15.25%) Quality Management
4 9 (15.25%) QMS
5 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.17%) Time Management
5 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (8.47%) Network Management
6 5 (8.47%) Information Security
6 5 (8.47%) Service Management
6 5 (8.47%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (6.78%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) SIEM
8 3 (5.08%) Cyber Security
8 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.08%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.39%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) VBScript
2 2 (3.39%) VB
3 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.86%) CCNP
3 7 (11.86%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) CCSA
4 6 (10.17%) CCSE
4 6 (10.17%) JNCIS
5 3 (5.08%) CISSP
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.39%) CISM
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) ISSMP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSA
7 1 (1.69%) CRISC
7 1 (1.69%) GIAC
7 1 (1.69%) SSCP
7 1 (1.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) vSphere
2 5 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.08%) Xen
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCCM
1 5 (8.47%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.08%) WSUS
3 2 (3.39%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.69%) Nessus
4 1 (1.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Cisco
2 19 (32.20%) CheckPoint
3 14 (23.73%) Citrix
4 13 (22.03%) Juniper
5 11 (18.64%) TippingPoint
6 10 (16.95%) HP
7 9 (15.25%) Crossbeam
8 8 (13.56%) F5
9 5 (8.47%) EMC
9 5 (8.47%) Riverbed
9 5 (8.47%) McAfee
9 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.78%) Nokia
10 4 (6.78%) Varonis
11 3 (5.08%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (5.08%) Veritas
11 3 (5.08%) CommVault
11 3 (5.08%) Dell
11 3 (5.08%) VMware
12 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
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