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 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 83 99
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 16 65 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 2.21% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 11.40% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 9
Median daily rate £375 £346 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.30% -7.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £266 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.00 £40.63
% change year-on-year -2.16% -1.53%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 249 570 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.35% 19.39% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 287 118
Median daily rate £360 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Network Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Network Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 10 £298 -43.33% 1
Aberdeen - 3 £475 - 1
Falkirk - 2 £356 -
Fife - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Security.

1 21 (61.76%) Firewall
2 17 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Unix
4 11 (32.35%) Finance
5 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 8 (23.53%) Linux
6 8 (23.53%) WAN
6 8 (23.53%) LAN
6 8 (23.53%) Wireless
7 7 (20.59%) Law
7 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
7 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (20.59%) F5
7 7 (20.59%) Ansible
8 6 (17.65%) yum
8 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
8 6 (17.65%) Network Design
8 6 (17.65%) Internet
8 6 (17.65%) EMC
8 6 (17.65%) AIX
8 6 (17.65%) Perl
8 6 (17.65%) VMware
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
10 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
10 4 (11.76%) CISSP
10 4 (11.76%) Project Management

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 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) Firewall
2 8 (23.53%) LAN
2 8 (23.53%) WAN
2 8 (23.53%) Wireless
3 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.65%) Internet
5 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
6 4 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (8.82%) DNS
7 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (5.88%) PABX
8 2 (5.88%) VSAT
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.94%) LDAP
9 1 (2.94%) VoIP
9 1 (2.94%) VPN
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Law
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Architect
1 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Network Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Security Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) IPTV
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Unix
2 8 (23.53%) Linux
3 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Network Design
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (11.76%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Scrum
4 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.88%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (2.94%) DevOps
5 1 (2.94%) Open Source
5 1 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
2 4 (11.76%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) CCIE
4 1 (2.94%) CCSA
4 1 (2.94%) CCSE
4 1 (2.94%) CCSP
4 1 (2.94%) CEH
4 1 (2.94%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.94%) GIAC
4 1 (2.94%) SANS
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Ansible
2 6 (17.65%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (17.65%) yum
3 3 (8.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.59%) F5
4 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
4 6 (17.65%) EMC
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.82%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) AlgoSec
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.94%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk
8 1 (2.94%) Verint
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
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