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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security
Rank 102 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Network Security 20 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 4.32% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£388 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+40.90% -
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
353 278 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.79% 11.28% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 113 128
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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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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 -5 11 £375 - 1
Glasgow +1 4 £348 -16.14%
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (64.29%) Firewall
2 16 (38.10%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) LAN
4 13 (30.95%) WAN
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
5 12 (28.57%) HP
6 11 (26.19%) Web Services
6 11 (26.19%) CheckPoint
7 10 (23.81%) Juniper
7 10 (23.81%) McAfee
7 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
8 9 (21.43%) ITIL
8 9 (21.43%) UNIX
8 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 9 (21.43%) Information Assurance
9 8 (19.05%) MS Office
9 8 (19.05%) Linux
9 8 (19.05%) Service Management
9 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (19.05%) F5
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) Internet
10 7 (16.67%) CESG
10 7 (16.67%) CESG CLAS

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Maple
Communications & Networking
1 27 (64.29%) Firewall
2 14 (33.33%) LAN
3 13 (30.95%) WAN
4 8 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (16.67%) Junos
5 7 (16.67%) Internet
6 6 (14.29%) VLAN
7 5 (11.90%) SAN
8 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (9.52%) MPLS
9 3 (7.14%) DMZ
9 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.76%) VPN
11 1 (2.38%) IPv4
11 1 (2.38%) IPv6
11 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
11 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JUnit
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
1 1 (2.38%) Maven
1 1 (2.38%) Hudson
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) International Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) CLAS Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 4 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.38%) JSTL
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.38%) OSGi
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) JSP
4 1 (2.38%) Servlets
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
1 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
2 7 (16.67%) CESG
2 7 (16.67%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) UNIX
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) Linux
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
1 9 (21.43%) Risk Management
1 9 (21.43%) Information Assurance
2 8 (19.05%) Service Management
3 7 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (14.29%) Network Management
4 6 (14.29%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.90%) Time Management
6 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.52%) Information Security
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) OWASP
6 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (7.14%) SOA
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Perl
2 5 (11.90%) Java
2 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) C
3 4 (9.52%) C++
3 4 (9.52%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) Korn
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) CCNP
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) CCSA
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) CCSP
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCSE
4 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
1 7 (16.67%) GPG13
2 5 (11.90%) JSP 440
3 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
1 5 (11.90%) vSphere
1 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.38%) Squid
4 1 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) SCSM
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) HP
3 11 (26.19%) CheckPoint
4 10 (23.81%) McAfee
4 10 (23.81%) Juniper
5 8 (19.05%) F5
6 7 (16.67%) Oracle
6 7 (16.67%) Crossbeam
6 7 (16.67%) TippingPoint
6 7 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 5 (11.90%) EMC
7 5 (11.90%) 3PAR
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.14%) IBM
10 2 (4.76%) VMware
10 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.38%) Adobe
11 1 (2.38%) Avaya
Livingston, West Lothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago