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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 10 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 11.54% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £298 £538 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.65% +40.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £381 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +18.05% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £38.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year +15.78% -6.46%  

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 94 156 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.69% 11.56% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 130 83
Median daily rate £338 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 8 (42.11%) Wireless
5 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 6 (31.58%) F5
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (26.32%) Network Design
7 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
7 4 (21.05%) Internet
7 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
8 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
8 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) Symantec
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Law
9 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
9 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (10.53%) TOGAF

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 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Wireless
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
4 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.26%) LDAP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Security Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Security Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Switch Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) CCSE
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) AlgoSec
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) ScanSafe
7 1 (5.26%) Clearswift
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Splunk
7 1 (5.26%) Verint