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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 115 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Security 17 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 1.14% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 8.71% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 7
Average daily rate £313 £419 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £320 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.73 £24.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+82.20% -29.41%
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
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 15 £350 -20.00% 1
Glasgow 0 1 - - 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 36 (64.29%) Finance
1 36 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 31 (55.36%) Banking
3 27 (48.21%) Migration
3 27 (48.21%) SharePoint
3 27 (48.21%) Citrix
4 20 (35.71%) Firewall
5 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (30.36%) SIEM
7 16 (28.57%) Unix
7 16 (28.57%) Windows
7 16 (28.57%) Cisco
8 15 (26.79%) QRadar
8 15 (26.79%) Splunk
8 15 (26.79%) Threat Modelling
9 14 (25.00%) CISSP
9 14 (25.00%) CISMP
9 14 (25.00%) Taxonomies
10 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
12 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (16.07%) CCIE
12 9 (16.07%) CCNP
12 9 (16.07%) CCNA
13 6 (10.71%) CCSA
13 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
13 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
13 6 (10.71%) FortiGate
14 5 (8.93%) Project Management

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 27 (48.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.71%) Firewall
2 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
3 4 (7.14%) Wireless
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
4 3 (5.36%) LAN
4 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.36%) WLAN
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) FWSM
5 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) DDNS
6 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.79%) HTTP
6 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Boxen
General
1 36 (64.29%) Finance
2 31 (55.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) SIEM Engineer
2 15 (26.79%) Splunk Engineer
3 12 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 10 (17.86%) Consultant
5 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Banking Project Manager
6 6 (10.71%) Check Point Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Firewall Consultant
6 6 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
1 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 18 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (25.00%) Taxonomies
4 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) BYOD
5 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Unix
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Migration
2 17 (30.36%) SIEM
3 15 (26.79%) Threat Modelling
4 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (5.36%) Change Management
8 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.36%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.57%) Issue Tracking
9 2 (3.57%) Service Management
10 1 (1.79%) Coaching
10 1 (1.79%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (1.79%) Malware Analysis
10 1 (1.79%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) CISMP
1 14 (25.00%) CISSP
2 9 (16.07%) CCIE
2 9 (16.07%) CCNA
2 9 (16.07%) CCNP
2 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.71%) CCSA
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) COBIT
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) QRadar
2 6 (10.71%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.36%) Proventia
4 2 (3.57%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Citrix
2 16 (28.57%) Cisco
3 15 (26.79%) Splunk
4 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 5 (8.93%) Forcepoint
7 4 (7.14%) F5
7 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
8 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.57%) Apple
9 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.57%) BMC
9 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.57%) Meraki
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle
9 2 (3.57%) VMware
10 1 (1.79%) FireEye
10 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.79%) Varonis