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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 99 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 33 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.07% 1.78% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 2
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£408 £268 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.33% -15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £215 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £374 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £15.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -38.83%
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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
364 337 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.00% 12.77% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 156 139
Average daily rate £313 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 10
Average hourly rate £38.75 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 -1 12 £408 +52.33%
Glasgow +6 11 £500 - 3
Renfrewshire - 8 £345 -
Moray - 1 £425 -
Aberdeen - 1 £375 - 1
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 44 (68.75%) Firewall
2 24 (37.50%) Cisco
3 21 (32.81%) CheckPoint
3 21 (32.81%) LAN
4 20 (31.25%) WAN
5 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
6 18 (28.13%) Windows
7 16 (25.00%) Juniper
8 15 (23.44%) Finance
8 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
8 15 (23.44%) F5
9 13 (20.31%) Linux
10 12 (18.75%) HP
10 12 (18.75%) Cryptography
11 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
12 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
12 10 (15.63%) Crossbeam
12 10 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (15.63%) McAfee
12 10 (15.63%) UNIX
12 10 (15.63%) ITIL
12 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 10 (15.63%) VPN
13 9 (14.06%) MS Office
13 9 (14.06%) Information Security
13 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
13 9 (14.06%) Service Management
13 9 (14.06%) QA
13 9 (14.06%) Time Management
13 9 (14.06%) Network Load Balancing

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) MS Office
2 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 44 (68.75%) Firewall
2 21 (32.81%) LAN
3 20 (31.25%) WAN
4 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.63%) VPN
4 10 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (14.06%) Junos
6 8 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (9.38%) SAN
8 4 (6.25%) VLAN
8 4 (6.25%) DNS
9 3 (4.69%) DHCP
9 3 (4.69%) Internet
9 3 (4.69%) BGP
9 3 (4.69%) EIGRP
10 2 (3.13%) IP Telephony
10 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.56%) Wireless Security
11 1 (1.56%) MPLS
11 1 (1.56%) Wireless
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Security Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Security Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
1 4 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Cryptography
2 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.13%) Statistics
3 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) SCADA
4 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 10 (15.63%) UNIX
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.56%) AIX
7 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) ITIL
1 10 (15.63%) Incident Management
2 9 (14.06%) Network Load Balancing
2 9 (14.06%) Time Management
2 9 (14.06%) Service Management
2 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
2 9 (14.06%) Information Security
2 9 (14.06%) Security Architecture
2 9 (14.06%) Network Management
2 9 (14.06%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (12.50%) Migration
4 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
5 6 (9.38%) SIEM
6 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.25%) OWASP
7 4 (6.25%) Change Control
7 4 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 3 (4.69%) Cyber Security
8 3 (4.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) C
2 5 (7.81%) Perl
3 4 (6.25%) Python
3 4 (6.25%) Ruby
3 4 (6.25%) C++
3 4 (6.25%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Korn
4 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.25%) CCNA
5 3 (4.69%) CISSP
5 3 (4.69%) CCNP
5 3 (4.69%) PMP
5 3 (4.69%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.69%) APMP
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.13%) CISM
6 2 (3.13%) CCSA
6 2 (3.13%) CCSE
6 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.56%) CCIE
7 1 (1.56%) ISSMP
7 1 (1.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (9.38%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
1 6 (9.38%) vSphere
1 6 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.69%) Xen
3 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Firmware
4 1 (1.56%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.56%) Squid
4 1 (1.56%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Cisco
2 21 (32.81%) CheckPoint
3 16 (25.00%) Juniper
4 15 (23.44%) F5
5 12 (18.75%) HP
6 11 (17.19%) TippingPoint
7 10 (15.63%) McAfee
7 10 (15.63%) Crossbeam
8 9 (14.06%) Riverbed
9 6 (9.38%) 3PAR
9 6 (9.38%) EMC
9 6 (9.38%) Citrix
10 5 (7.81%) Varonis
11 4 (6.25%) Nokia
11 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 3 (4.69%) Avaya
13 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
13 2 (3.13%) VMware
14 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
14 1 (1.56%) Sourcefire