Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 July 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 133 132
Rank change year-on-year -38 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 42 35 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.76% 0.84% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.62% 7.40% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 42
Scotland median daily rate £475 £388 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +5.08% -13.24%
10th Percentile £313 £210 £263
90th Percentile £525 £483 £449
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -41.18%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% +14.29%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 634 473 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.40% 11.29% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 252 473
Scotland median daily rate £325 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £164 £223
90th Percentile £510 £462 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.41% -17.50% +25.98%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.21
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.30 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +19.42%

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security in Scotland

Network Security
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 25 £513 +46.43% 5
Glasgow -16 11 £325 -18.75%
Stirling - 2 - -
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) Firewall
3 16 (38.10%) Cisco
4 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 9 (21.43%) Banking
5 9 (21.43%) Cryptography
6 8 (19.05%) F5
7 7 (16.67%) SIEM
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (16.67%) Information Security
7 7 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 7 (16.67%) CCNP
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (14.29%) Juniper
8 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.90%) HP
9 5 (11.90%) LAN
10 4 (9.52%) McAfee
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
10 4 (9.52%) WAN
10 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (7.14%) Law

Network Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 4 (9.52%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) BGP
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (7.14%) OSPF
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.76%) EIGRP
6 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.76%) tcpdump
6 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.38%) DMZ
7 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.38%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Back Office
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 12 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Security Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Support
4 4 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) iSeries
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Cryptography
3 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (16.67%) Information Security
3 7 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 7 (16.67%) SIEM
4 6 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (4.76%) Critical Thinking
7 2 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) C++
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) CCNP
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCDP
4 1 (2.38%) CISSP
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.38%) JSP 440
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.38%) RACF
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Cisco
2 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
3 8 (19.05%) F5
4 6 (14.29%) Juniper
5 5 (11.90%) HP
6 4 (9.52%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) ArcSight
7 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.38%) Splunk
8 1 (2.38%) VMware