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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 18 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 0.54% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 3.88% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 21
Median daily rate £450 £319 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £284 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £354 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-58.88% +17.64%

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
233 361 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.53% 14.00% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 176 166
Median daily rate £350 £365 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 7
Median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £17.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +16 9 £539 - 3
Glasgow +10 8 £400 +10.34% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 35 (72.92%) Firewall
2 30 (62.50%) Cisco
3 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
4 17 (35.42%) F5
5 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
6 14 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 13 (27.08%) CCNP
7 13 (27.08%) Juniper
8 12 (25.00%) Finance
8 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (22.92%) CCNA
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
10 10 (20.83%) Load Balancing
10 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
10 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
11 9 (18.75%) Unix
11 9 (18.75%) AIX
11 9 (18.75%) Perl
11 9 (18.75%) WAN
12 8 (16.67%) HP
12 8 (16.67%) LAN
12 8 (16.67%) DNS
12 8 (16.67%) Law
12 8 (16.67%) Wireless
12 8 (16.67%) Network Management
13 7 (14.58%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (14.58%) TippingPoint

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 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Liferay
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (72.92%) Firewall
2 14 (29.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
3 13 (27.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (18.75%) WAN
6 8 (16.67%) DNS
6 8 (16.67%) LAN
6 8 (16.67%) Wireless
7 7 (14.58%) BIG-IP
7 7 (14.58%) Internet
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
9 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
9 5 (10.42%) OSPF
10 4 (8.33%) BGP
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (8.33%) NetScreen
10 4 (8.33%) VLAN
11 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
11 3 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) git-flow
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Law
3 4 (8.33%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Consultant
3 9 (18.75%) Security Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) AIX Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Security Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Security Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) CMDB
4 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) AIX
2 9 (18.75%) Unix
3 6 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (8.33%) Solaris
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.08%) CentOS
6 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 8 (16.67%) Network Management
3 7 (14.58%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (14.58%) Data Privacy
4 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 5 (10.42%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.33%) BCP
6 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (8.33%) Fault Management
6 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.33%) Release Management
6 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Scrum
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Perl
2 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (12.50%) Korn
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) VBScript
5 2 (4.17%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.08%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) CCNA
4 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.58%) CISSP
6 5 (10.42%) Degree
7 3 (6.25%) CCSP
8 2 (4.17%) CCIE
9 1 (2.08%) CEH
9 1 (2.08%) CREST Certified
9 1 (2.08%) GIAC
9 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) PowerHA
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Shibboleth
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
1 4 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (6.25%) yum
3 2 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) Cacti
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) CheckPoint
3 17 (35.42%) F5
4 13 (27.08%) Juniper
5 8 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (14.58%) Fortinet
6 7 (14.58%) TippingPoint
7 6 (12.50%) IBM
7 6 (12.50%) Symantec
8 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 4 (8.33%) VMware
9 3 (6.25%) EMC
9 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.17%) AlgoSec
10 2 (4.17%) Citrix
10 2 (4.17%) Dell
10 2 (4.17%) ScanSafe
10 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.08%) Verint
11 1 (2.08%) WSO2