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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security
Rank 89 101 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Network Security 57 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.06% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.14% 9.39% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 3
Median daily rate £343 £383 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% +34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £291 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £560 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.07% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +122.22%
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
562 330 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.33% 11.32% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 143 168
Median daily rate £330 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Renfrewshire -24 26 £310 -10.14%
Glasgow +10 16 £343 -21.71% 2
Edinburgh -13 10 £425 +4.29%
Inverclyde - 1 £350 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 44 (61.97%) Firewall
2 43 (60.56%) Cisco
3 35 (49.30%) CheckPoint
4 29 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (40.85%) Load Balancing
4 29 (40.85%) F5
5 28 (39.44%) CCNP
5 28 (39.44%) CCNA
6 26 (36.62%) HP
6 26 (36.62%) Juniper
7 24 (33.80%) Network Management
8 22 (30.99%) Internet
9 20 (28.17%) Fortinet
9 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (26.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 19 (26.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 19 (26.76%) TippingPoint
10 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
10 19 (26.76%) Capacity Planning
11 16 (22.54%) Data Privacy
12 15 (21.13%) OpenStack
12 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (21.13%) Finance
13 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
14 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
15 11 (15.49%) Banking
16 10 (14.08%) SIEM
17 9 (12.68%) CISSP
17 9 (12.68%) Unix
17 9 (12.68%) WAN

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 15 (21.13%) OpenStack
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Apache
3 3 (4.23%) CICS
3 3 (4.23%) lighttpd
3 3 (4.23%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.97%) Firewall
2 22 (30.99%) Internet
3 19 (26.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 19 (26.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (12.68%) WAN
6 8 (11.27%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (9.86%) LAN
8 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.04%) Wireless
10 4 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (5.63%) DNS
10 4 (5.63%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.63%) LDAP
10 4 (5.63%) OSPF
11 3 (4.23%) DHCP
11 3 (4.23%) FTP
11 3 (4.23%) HTTP
11 3 (4.23%) Kerberos
11 3 (4.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
2 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Law
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Network Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Network Security Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Architect
6 6 (8.45%) Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.04%) SIEM Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) SIEM Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
1 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
1 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
1 4 (5.63%) Entity Framework
2 3 (4.23%) CSS
2 3 (4.23%) Django
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) LAMP
2 3 (4.23%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (4.23%) Laravel
2 3 (4.23%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (4.23%) Middleware
2 3 (4.23%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.23%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) REST
3 1 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.27%) PKI
4 5 (7.04%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.63%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.63%) Taxonomies
6 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.23%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Oculus Rift
7 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Unix
2 8 (11.27%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Debian
4 3 (4.23%) SUSE
5 1 (1.41%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) Load Balancing
2 24 (33.80%) Network Management
3 19 (26.76%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (22.54%) Data Privacy
5 10 (14.08%) SIEM
6 6 (8.45%) Information Security
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL
7 5 (7.04%) CRM
7 5 (7.04%) ERP
7 5 (7.04%) Migration
7 5 (7.04%) QMS
7 5 (7.04%) Quality Management
7 5 (7.04%) Security Management
7 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.04%) Service Management
7 5 (7.04%) Web Development
8 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.63%) Network Design
8 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
1 8 (11.27%) PHP
2 5 (7.04%) C#
2 5 (7.04%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.23%) Perl
3 3 (4.23%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (39.44%) CCNA
2 28 (39.44%) CCNP
3 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
4 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.68%) CISSP
6 5 (7.04%) CISMP
7 4 (5.63%) BC Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) CISM
8 3 (4.23%) CCIE
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.82%) CISA
9 2 (2.82%) MCP
9 2 (2.82%) MCSE
10 1 (1.41%) CCSA
10 1 (1.41%) Degree
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.41%) MCSA
10 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) COBIT
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) RACF
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) QRadar
2 3 (4.23%) Cacti
2 3 (4.23%) Munin
2 3 (4.23%) Nagios
3 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Proventia
Vendors
1 43 (60.56%) Cisco
2 35 (49.30%) CheckPoint
3 29 (40.85%) F5
4 26 (36.62%) HP
4 26 (36.62%) Juniper
5 20 (28.17%) Fortinet
6 19 (26.76%) TippingPoint
7 7 (9.86%) Intel Security
8 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.45%) Splunk
9 5 (7.04%) Citrix
10 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.82%) Qualys
11 2 (2.82%) Symantec
12 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.41%) BT
12 1 (1.41%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.41%) Google
12 1 (1.41%) Mitel
12 1 (1.41%) Teradata