Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 88 94
Rank change year-on-year -36 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 15 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.50% 1.05% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 8.33% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £470 £539 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.76% +42.72% +25.83%
10th Percentile £346 £299 £281
90th Percentile £525 £575 £430
Scotland median daily rate £465 £400 £356
% change year-on-year +16.25% +12.28% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 271 216 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.09% 12.54% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 115 101
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £209 £198 £225
90th Percentile £588 £520 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £52.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.92% +103.92% -10.53%
10th Percentile £15.80 £14.28 £14.73
90th Percentile £17.41 £52.17 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -13.10% -1.18% -29.17%

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
4 6 (40.00%) BGP
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) CCNP
5 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) Back Office
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (20.00%) Data Security
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (20.00%) IaaS
7 3 (20.00%) PaaS
7 3 (20.00%) Database Security
7 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud

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 (20.00%) IaaS
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
2 2 (13.33%) SaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
4 6 (40.00%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (13.33%) DMZ
8 2 (13.33%) DNS
8 2 (13.33%) OSPF
8 2 (13.33%) VPN
9 1 (6.67%) Skype
9 1 (6.67%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Data Security
3 3 (20.00%) Database Security
3 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (6.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNP
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) COBIT
1 2 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle