Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Network Security
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 94 85
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Security 22 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.37% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 10.28% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £356 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +28.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £210 £302 £274
90th Percentile £478 £560 £423
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +15.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 279 282 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.47% 13.36% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 150 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £365 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £214
90th Percentile £555 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year +6.62% +1.49% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £52.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.38% +108.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.81 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.10 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £38.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -26.95% +123.19% -42.50%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Network Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) LAN
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (31.82%) Wireless
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) Internet
6 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
8 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 4 (18.18%) Unix
8 4 (18.18%) CCNP
8 4 (18.18%) CCNA
8 4 (18.18%) Data Security
8 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) VLAN
9 3 (13.64%) PKI
9 3 (13.64%) Network Design
9 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection

Network Security
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) IaaS
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
1 3 (13.64%) PaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) LAN
3 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) Wireless
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) Internet
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) DHCP
7 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 4 (18.18%) VLAN
8 3 (13.64%) BGP
8 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (13.64%) SAN
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (9.09%) DMZ
9 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
9 2 (9.09%) LDAP
9 2 (9.09%) OSPF
9 2 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) ICT Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) PKI
2 3 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (18.18%) Data Security
3 3 (13.64%) Database Security
3 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Behavioural Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCSE
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) COBIT
1 2 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
1 3 (13.64%) vCenter Server
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Sophos
6 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
6 2 (9.09%) F5
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) CommVault
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle