The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 116 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.45% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 5.26% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £383 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.30% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-43.70% +20.53%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
377 209 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.58% 8.48% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 102 115
Average daily rate £340 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £158 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% +34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.05 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -15 7 £500 - 1
Glasgow -4 3 £331 +5.89% 1
West Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Juniper
5 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 6 (26.09%) MS Office
5 6 (26.09%) F5
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (21.74%) vSphere
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) McAfee
6 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (17.39%) Service Management
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 4 (17.39%) CESG
7 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (17.39%) SAN
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) UNIX
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 4 (17.39%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (13.04%) Junos
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.70%) VPN
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.35%) SSL
8 1 (4.35%) BGP
8 1 (4.35%) OSPF
8 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Redis
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
1 1 (4.35%) JUnit
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) OSGi
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) Servlets
2 1 (4.35%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) Django
2 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
2 1 (4.35%) JSTL
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
1 4 (17.39%) CESG
1 4 (17.39%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.35%) CMDB
4 1 (4.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Service Management
1 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
1 4 (17.39%) Information Assurance
1 4 (17.39%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
2 3 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) HND
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CEH
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) GPG13
2 3 (13.04%) QA
3 1 (4.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) vSphere
2 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Munin
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Juniper
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 6 (26.09%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) McAfee
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Dell
5 3 (13.04%) CommVault
5 3 (13.04%) TippingPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Crossbeam
6 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 2 (8.70%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) EMC
6 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) Adobe