Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 119 136
Rank change year-on-year -38 +17 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Security 24 50 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 1.33% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 7.46% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 9
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £518 £555 £418
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £26.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -36.65% -37.50% +40.00%

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 541 670 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.43% 17.87% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 394 329
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £198 £181
90th Percentile £550 £452 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -43.33%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £33.30 £54.84 £41.90
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -37 12 £375 -21.05% 5
Glasgow -22 6 £438 +9.38% 3
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) CCNP
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (29.17%) LAN
5 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (25.00%) Law
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Wireless
7 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (16.67%) CISSP
8 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (16.67%) BGP
8 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (16.67%) SIEM
8 4 (16.67%) F5
8 4 (16.67%) SaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
2 3 (12.50%) IaaS
2 3 (12.50%) PaaS
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) BGP
6 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (16.67%) tcpdump
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (16.67%) Wireshark
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Security Risk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.50%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Thinking
2 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (16.67%) Information Security
2 4 (16.67%) SIEM
2 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Data Security
3 3 (12.50%) Database Security
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) E-business
4 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Information Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) CCNP
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (8.33%) COBIT
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) F5
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Bloomberg
5 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle