Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 98 108
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.92% 0.81% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 9.90% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £513 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.43% -17.65% +13.11%
10th Percentile £463 £210 £315
90th Percentile £604 £480 £550
Scotland median daily rate £475 £356 £369
% change year-on-year +33.33% -3.39% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -41.18%

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 231 192 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.89% 8.22% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 94 137
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £132 £211 £263
90th Percentile £534 £475 £480
Scotland median daily rate £324 £368 £350
% change year-on-year -11.96% +5.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £10.00 £26.75 £13.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.62% +99.70% -66.51%
10th Percentile £9.00 £22.18 £11.97
90th Percentile £11.00 £30.73 £15.14
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -53.13% -20.00% +71.31%

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 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
5 7 (25.93%) Cryptography
5 7 (25.93%) Resource Management
5 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (11.11%) SIEM
9 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (11.11%) Kanban
9 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (11.11%) PaaS
9 3 (11.11%) Juniper
9 3 (11.11%) Linux
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) Information Security
10 2 (7.41%) Security Management
10 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
10 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.41%) Legal
10 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
10 2 (7.41%) VPN
10 2 (7.41%) LAN
10 2 (7.41%) CCNP
10 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

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 (11.11%) PaaS
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) DMZ
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (3.70%) Telepresence
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Design Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (25.93%) Cryptography
2 7 (25.93%) Resource Management
3 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security
4 3 (11.11%) Kanban
4 3 (11.11%) SIEM
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) C++
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) Python
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNP
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCDP
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) Splunk
5 1 (3.70%) VMware