Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 116 96
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Security 27 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.76% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 8.43% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 17
Edinburgh median daily rate £513 £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.86% -20.83% +28.57%
10th Percentile £506 £210 £302
90th Percentile £538 £478 £560
Scotland median daily rate £513 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +46.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -

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 259 261 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.88% 9.00% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 139 150
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +0.67% -0.67%
10th Percentile £213 £212 £206
90th Percentile £556 £550 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £31.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% -7.46% +34.00%
10th Percentile £12.62 £30.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £25.20 £31.50 £52.12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% -25.93% +138.24%

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco
3 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
4 8 (29.63%) Resource Management
4 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (25.93%) Firewall
6 6 (22.22%) Security Management
6 6 (22.22%) Juniper
6 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (18.52%) SIEM
7 5 (18.52%) DevOps
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (18.52%) Python
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (14.81%) Communications Security
8 4 (14.81%) Ansible
8 4 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
9 3 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (11.11%) Change Control
9 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (11.11%) Kanban
9 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (11.11%) Data Management
9 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 3 (11.11%) CCNP

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 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.70%) BGP
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) GitLab
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Security Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Design Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (29.63%) Cryptography
2 8 (29.63%) Resource Management
3 6 (22.22%) Security Management
3 6 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps
4 5 (18.52%) SIEM
5 4 (14.81%) Communications Security
5 4 (14.81%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (11.11%) Change Control
6 3 (11.11%) Data Management
6 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Kanban
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
2 3 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) VMware