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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security
Rank 95 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Security 30 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.99% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 2.55% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
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£375 £500 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +59.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £511 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £15.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+185.71% -51.53%
Network Security
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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
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Edinburgh +12 15 £375 -25.00% 1
Renfrewshire - 10 £465 -
Glasgow +2 4 - -
Network Security
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Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (61.90%) Firewall
2 23 (36.51%) Cisco
3 21 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 19 (30.16%) Finance
5 16 (25.40%) LAN
5 16 (25.40%) WAN
6 15 (23.81%) Juniper
6 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
7 12 (19.05%) Citrix
7 12 (19.05%) Windows
7 12 (19.05%) ITIL
7 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
7 12 (19.05%) Migration
8 11 (17.46%) Banking
8 11 (17.46%) TippingPoint
8 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
8 11 (17.46%) F5
9 10 (15.87%) Change Control
9 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (15.87%) HP
10 9 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 8 (12.70%) QMS
11 8 (12.70%) Crossbeam
11 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.70%) VPN
11 8 (12.70%) Linux
11 8 (12.70%) Information Security
11 8 (12.70%) Quality Management
12 7 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (61.90%) Firewall
2 16 (25.40%) LAN
2 16 (25.40%) WAN
3 8 (12.70%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.70%) VPN
4 7 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (7.94%) Junos
6 5 (7.94%) DNS
7 3 (4.76%) SAN
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
7 3 (4.76%) DHCP
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.17%) VLAN
9 1 (1.59%) Wireless Security
9 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.59%) Wireless
9 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MSI
1 2 (3.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) Architect
3 11 (17.46%) Security Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Security Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 7 (11.11%) Network Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Business Engagement Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Coordinator
10 2 (3.17%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.59%) SCADA
5 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.59%) iPhone
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) UNIX
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) ITIL
1 12 (19.05%) Migration
2 10 (15.87%) Change Control
3 9 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 8 (12.70%) Quality Management
4 8 (12.70%) Information Security
4 8 (12.70%) QMS
5 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.52%) Time Management
6 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 6 (9.52%) SIEM
7 5 (7.94%) Network Management
7 5 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.94%) Service Management
7 5 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) VBScript
2 2 (3.17%) VB
2 2 (3.17%) C
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.11%) CCNA
5 6 (9.52%) CCNP
5 6 (9.52%) CCSA
5 6 (9.52%) CCSE
5 6 (9.52%) JNCIS
6 3 (4.76%) APMP
6 3 (4.76%) PMP
6 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.76%) CISSP
7 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.17%) CISM
7 2 (3.17%) Degree
8 1 (1.59%) CRISC
8 1 (1.59%) GIAC
8 1 (1.59%) ISSMP
8 1 (1.59%) SSCP
8 1 (1.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.94%) QA
3 2 (3.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Xen
2 3 (4.76%) vSphere
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.59%) Firmware
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) Nessus
4 1 (1.59%) Nmap
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Cisco
2 21 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 15 (23.81%) Juniper
4 12 (19.05%) Citrix
5 11 (17.46%) TippingPoint
5 11 (17.46%) F5
6 10 (15.87%) HP
7 8 (12.70%) Crossbeam
8 5 (7.94%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.94%) Varonis
8 5 (7.94%) McAfee
8 5 (7.94%) Nokia
9 3 (4.76%) EMC
9 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.59%) ScanSafe
11 1 (1.59%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (1.59%) Prolexic
11 1 (1.59%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.59%) Qualys