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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 95 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.09% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 11.15% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 13
Median daily rate £350 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £401 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-34.52% +121.05%
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
361 314 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.58% 9.81% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 132 167
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Network Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Network Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 14 £350 +7.69% 2
Renfrewshire -18 5 £330 -22.35% 1
Glasgow +10 4 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £545 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £450 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 62 (70.45%) Firewall
2 60 (68.18%) Cisco
3 56 (63.64%) CheckPoint
4 47 (53.41%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (50.00%) CCNP
6 42 (47.73%) F5
7 40 (45.45%) CCNA
8 39 (44.32%) Load Balancing
9 38 (43.18%) Juniper
10 35 (39.77%) HP
11 32 (36.36%) Fortinet
12 31 (35.23%) Network Management
13 30 (34.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (32.95%) Internet
15 28 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 28 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
16 27 (30.68%) TippingPoint
17 23 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (26.14%) Data Privacy
17 23 (26.14%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (23.86%) SC Cleared
18 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
19 19 (21.59%) Finance
20 18 (20.45%) OpenStack
21 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
22 14 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
23 12 (13.64%) OSPF
23 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
24 11 (12.50%) Intel Security
24 11 (12.50%) CISSP

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.45%) OpenStack
2 5 (5.68%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) lighttpd
4 3 (3.41%) nginx
5 2 (2.27%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.14%) CICS
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.41%) IaaS
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) PaaS
2 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (70.45%) Firewall
2 30 (34.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 29 (32.95%) Internet
4 28 (31.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 23 (26.14%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (13.64%) OSPF
7 10 (11.36%) WAN
8 8 (9.09%) BGP
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (9.09%) EIGRP
8 8 (9.09%) LAN
9 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.82%) Wireless
11 5 (5.68%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (5.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.68%) DHCP
11 5 (5.68%) DNS
12 4 (4.55%) MPLS
12 4 (4.55%) SSL
12 4 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) MySQL
2 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (53.41%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Security Engineer
3 16 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (15.91%) Consultant
5 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Security Consultant
6 11 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Analyst
7 9 (10.23%) Security Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Check Point Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) CISSP Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Firewall Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) SIEM Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) CSS
1 3 (3.41%) Django
1 3 (3.41%) HTML
1 3 (3.41%) LAMP
1 3 (3.41%) LAPP Stack
1 3 (3.41%) Laravel
1 3 (3.41%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (3.41%) Regular Expression
1 3 (3.41%) XML
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.27%) Middleware
2 2 (2.27%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.14%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.14%) Java EE
3 1 (1.14%) OSGi
3 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 9 (10.23%) PKI
4 4 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 4 (4.55%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Unix
2 7 (7.95%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Debian
4 3 (3.41%) SUSE
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.32%) Load Balancing
2 31 (35.23%) Network Management
3 28 (31.82%) Capacity Planning
4 23 (26.14%) Data Privacy
5 14 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.23%) Information Security
6 9 (10.23%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (6.82%) SIEM
8 5 (5.68%) Change Control
8 5 (5.68%) ITIL
8 5 (5.68%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (5.68%) QMS
8 5 (5.68%) Quality Management
8 5 (5.68%) Security Management
8 5 (5.68%) Threat Management
9 4 (4.55%) DevOps
9 4 (4.55%) Escalation Management
9 4 (4.55%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
1 5 (5.68%) PHP
2 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.41%) Java
2 3 (3.41%) Perl
2 3 (3.41%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) C#
3 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (53.41%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (50.00%) CCNP
3 40 (45.45%) CCNA
4 21 (23.86%) SC Cleared
4 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.50%) CISSP
6 7 (7.95%) Degree
7 6 (6.82%) CISM
8 5 (5.68%) CCIE
9 4 (4.55%) CCSA
9 4 (4.55%) CCSE
9 4 (4.55%) CISMP
10 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.14%) CISA
11 1 (1.14%) MCP
11 1 (1.14%) MCSA
11 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.68%) COBIT
2 5 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.68%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.14%) KVM
4 1 (1.14%) RACF
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.55%) Cacti
2 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.55%) Nagios
3 3 (3.41%) Munin
3 3 (3.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (68.18%) Cisco
2 56 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 42 (47.73%) F5
4 38 (43.18%) Juniper
5 35 (39.77%) HP
6 32 (36.36%) Fortinet
7 27 (30.68%) TippingPoint
8 11 (12.50%) Intel Security
9 5 (5.68%) Qualys
9 5 (5.68%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.68%) Splunk
9 5 (5.68%) Symantec
10 4 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.41%) Forcepoint
11 3 (3.41%) Sophos
12 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.27%) VMware
13 1 (1.14%) Aruba
13 1 (1.14%) RightScale