Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 146 129
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Security 43 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.80% 0.72% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.76% 6.35% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 43
Scotland median daily rate £513 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.86% -5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £315 £210 £271
90th Percentile £538 £476 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £402
% change year-on-year +3.26% +14.57% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.64% -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £33.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% -6.59%

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 554 551 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.35% 11.37% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 285 486
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £185 £137 £217
90th Percentile £525 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 37
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £30.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.36% -23.75% +223.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.94 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 31 £513 +41.38% 5
Glasgow -8 9 £320 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £320 -
Aberdeen +9 1 - -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 18 (41.86%) Cisco
2 16 (37.21%) Firewall
3 15 (34.88%) Finance
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
5 12 (27.91%) Cryptography
6 11 (25.58%) Juniper
7 10 (23.26%) Banking
8 9 (20.93%) Resource Management
8 9 (20.93%) SIEM
8 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (20.93%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (20.93%) Security Management
9 7 (16.28%) F5
9 7 (16.28%) Communications Security
9 7 (16.28%) DevOps
9 7 (16.28%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (13.95%) Ansible
10 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
10 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (11.63%) McAfee
11 5 (11.63%) CCNP
11 5 (11.63%) ITIL
11 5 (11.63%) Python
11 5 (11.63%) LAN
11 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
12 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
12 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA

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 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (2.33%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Firewall
2 5 (11.63%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (9.30%) WAN
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (6.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (4.65%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) GitLab
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Network Engineer
1 12 (27.91%) Security Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Design Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Network Support
3 5 (11.63%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (9.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) AS400
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) iSeries
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Cryptography
3 9 (20.93%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (20.93%) Resource Management
3 9 (20.93%) Security Management
3 9 (20.93%) SIEM
3 9 (20.93%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (16.28%) Communications Security
4 7 (16.28%) DevOps
4 7 (16.28%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
6 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.30%) Decision-Making
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
8 3 (6.98%) Data Management
8 3 (6.98%) Escalation Management
8 3 (6.98%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.63%) CCNP
3 4 (9.30%) CCNA
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) JSP 440
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
2 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Firmware
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
3 11 (25.58%) Juniper
4 7 (16.28%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) McAfee
6 4 (9.30%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.65%) Remedy
9 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle
9 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.33%) VMware