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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 87 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 36 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.17% 5.07% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 2
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£425 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £215 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £414 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+65.35% +15.45%
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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
354 276 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.81% 11.36% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 95 155
Average daily rate £338 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £21.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Glasgow +14 15 £500 +30.71% 3
Edinburgh -3 11 £438 +53.50% 2
Aberdeen - 3 £335 -
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 17 (34.00%) Cisco
3 16 (32.00%) LAN
4 15 (30.00%) WAN
5 12 (24.00%) Windows
5 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) Juniper
6 10 (20.00%) HP
7 9 (18.00%) Finance
7 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (18.00%) F5
8 8 (16.00%) Security Architecture
8 8 (16.00%) ITIL
8 8 (16.00%) UNIX
8 8 (16.00%) VPN
9 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.00%) Linux
9 7 (14.00%) Banking
9 7 (14.00%) Cryptography
9 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Information Security
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (12.00%) VLAN
10 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.00%) C
11 5 (10.00%) Perl
11 5 (10.00%) MS Office

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 16 (32.00%) LAN
3 15 (30.00%) WAN
4 8 (16.00%) VPN
5 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (12.00%) VLAN
7 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (10.00%) MPLS
8 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.00%) SAN
8 4 (8.00%) DNS
8 4 (8.00%) Junos
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.00%) DHCP
9 3 (6.00%) DMZ
9 3 (6.00%) Internet
9 3 (6.00%) BGP
9 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.00%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Banking
3 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) International Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Security Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Security Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
1 4 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Cryptography
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) UNIX
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.00%) Linux
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
1 8 (16.00%) Security Architecture
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 7 (14.00%) Information Security
3 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) SIEM
5 4 (8.00%) Network Management
5 4 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) Time Management
5 4 (8.00%) OWASP
5 4 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (6.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) C
2 5 (10.00%) Perl
3 4 (8.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) Ruby
3 4 (8.00%) C++
3 4 (8.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) Korn
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) APMP
3 3 (6.00%) PMP
3 3 (6.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) CISSP
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) VCP4
5 1 (2.00%) CRISC
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) GIAC
5 1 (2.00%) CCSA
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) JSP 440
3 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (8.00%) vSphere
1 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.00%) Nmap
3 1 (2.00%) Squid
3 1 (2.00%) UAG
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.00%) SCSM
3 1 (2.00%) Nessus
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.00%) HP
3 10 (20.00%) Juniper
4 9 (18.00%) F5
5 5 (10.00%) McAfee
6 4 (8.00%) Crossbeam
6 4 (8.00%) TippingPoint
6 4 (8.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.00%) Nokia
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.00%) EMC
6 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.00%) Varonis
7 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.00%) Avaya
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix
8 2 (4.00%) VMware
9 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
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