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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 94 90 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Security 26 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 1.41% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.05% 9.43% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 13
Median daily rate £400 £378 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £419 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £40.73 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-59.48% +38.06%
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
369 424 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.90% 14.91% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 210 159
Median daily rate £340 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Glasgow +14 11 £400 - 4
Edinburgh -8 8 £550 +45.69% 1
Aberdeen - 4 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £371 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 42 (76.36%) Firewall
2 32 (58.18%) Cisco
3 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 21 (38.18%) CCNP
5 18 (32.73%) F5
6 17 (30.91%) Finance
7 16 (29.09%) CCNA
7 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
8 15 (27.27%) Juniper
9 13 (23.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
11 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (20.00%) Fortinet
11 11 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.18%) WAN
12 10 (18.18%) OSPF
13 9 (16.36%) BGP
13 9 (16.36%) LAN
13 9 (16.36%) Unix
14 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (14.55%) Windows
14 8 (14.55%) Linux
14 8 (14.55%) HP
14 8 (14.55%) Network Management
14 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills

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 (5.45%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) JBoss
3 1 (1.82%) Liferay
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (76.36%) Firewall
2 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (23.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (18.18%) OSPF
5 10 (18.18%) WAN
6 9 (16.36%) BGP
6 9 (16.36%) LAN
7 7 (12.73%) Internet
7 7 (12.73%) VPN
7 7 (12.73%) Wireless
8 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (10.91%) EIGRP
9 5 (9.09%) DNS
9 5 (9.09%) MPLS
10 4 (7.27%) BIG-IP
10 4 (7.27%) VLAN
11 3 (5.45%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.45%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) git-flow
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Law
2 3 (5.45%) Publishing
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (30.91%) Security Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Consultant
3 14 (25.45%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Security Consultant
5 9 (16.36%) Network Consultant
5 9 (16.36%) Network Security Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) AIX Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Check Point Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) CISSP Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
1 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.82%) Java EE
1 1 (1.82%) OSGi
1 1 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.45%) CMDB
4 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Unix
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 4 (7.27%) Solaris
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (14.55%) Network Management
2 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (12.73%) Data Privacy
4 5 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.09%) Project Management
4 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.45%) BCP
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.45%) Fault Management
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.45%) Release Management
6 3 (5.45%) Security Management
6 3 (5.45%) SIEM
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
1 6 (10.91%) Korn
1 6 (10.91%) Perl
2 4 (7.27%) Java
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.45%) C#
3 3 (5.45%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (38.18%) CCNP
3 16 (29.09%) CCNA
4 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.91%) CCIE
5 6 (10.91%) CISSP
6 5 (9.09%) Degree
7 4 (7.27%) CCSA
7 4 (7.27%) CCSE
8 3 (5.45%) CISM
9 2 (3.64%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) COBIT
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) PowerHA
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.82%) KVM
5 1 (1.82%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.27%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.45%) SCCM
4 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) Ansible
5 1 (1.82%) Cacti
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Cisco
2 25 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 18 (32.73%) F5
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 11 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 8 (14.55%) HP
7 7 (12.73%) TippingPoint
8 6 (10.91%) IBM
8 6 (10.91%) Symantec
9 5 (9.09%) Blue Coat
10 4 (7.27%) Intel Security
10 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
11 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
11 3 (5.45%) Qualys
11 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
11 3 (5.45%) Sophos
11 3 (5.45%) Splunk
12 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.64%) VMware
13 1 (1.82%) Dell