The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Network Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Security over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 8 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.90% 0.33% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 3.70% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £539 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £425 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +22.72%  

Network Security is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 75 135 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.44% 8.91% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 60 46
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Edinburgh

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Edinburgh

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Law
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
8 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (14.29%) AlgoSec
8 2 (14.29%) ScanSafe
8 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 2 (14.29%) Symantec
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) CISSP
8 2 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (14.29%) TOGAF

Network Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Liferay
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) BIG-IP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
1 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 6 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) NetScaler
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) git-flow
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (42.86%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Network Consultant
2 6 (42.86%) Network Security Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Network Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 5 (35.71%) Senior Security Consultant
4 4 (28.57%) Architect
4 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
3 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Shibboleth
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) CheckPoint
3 7 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) Blue Coat
5 2 (14.29%) AlgoSec
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) ScanSafe
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Splunk
6 1 (7.14%) Verint
6 1 (7.14%) WSO2