Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 127 132
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Security 37 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 1.34% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 8.10% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 9
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +15.13%
10th Percentile £210 £297 £278
90th Percentile £475 £550 £438
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.80 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -9.87% -10.71% +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 601 728 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.55% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 437 301
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £169
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 32
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.10% +134.78% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.95 £45.80 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -26 22 £356 -20.83%
Glasgow -18 4 - -
Aberdeen -7 2 £363 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Falkirk - 2 £356 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 28 (75.68%) Firewall
2 19 (51.35%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) LAN
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (32.43%) WAN
6 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
8 9 (24.32%) Wireless
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
8 9 (24.32%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (21.62%) CCNP
9 8 (21.62%) Internet
10 7 (18.92%) Law
10 7 (18.92%) VMware
10 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
11 6 (16.22%) DNS
11 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
12 5 (13.51%) DHCP
12 5 (13.51%) CISSP
12 5 (13.51%) OSPF
12 5 (13.51%) Information Security
12 5 (13.51%) SCCM
12 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
12 5 (13.51%) F5
12 5 (13.51%) SIEM

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 (10.81%) SaaS
2 3 (8.11%) IaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) PaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) LAN
3 12 (32.43%) WAN
4 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (24.32%) Wireless
6 8 (21.62%) Internet
7 6 (16.22%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (13.51%) DHCP
8 5 (13.51%) OSPF
9 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
9 4 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.81%) VLAN
9 4 (10.81%) VPN
10 3 (8.11%) BGP
10 3 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (8.11%) SAN
10 3 (8.11%) tcpdump
10 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 7 (18.92%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Security Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Information Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (13.51%) Information Security
2 5 (13.51%) SIEM
3 4 (10.81%) Data Security
3 4 (10.81%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Database Security
4 3 (8.11%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (5.41%) E-business
5 2 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security Management
5 2 (5.41%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) Python
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) CISSP
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) CCSP
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) CISM
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.11%) GDPR
2 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.41%) COBIT
3 2 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) vSphere
3 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (8.11%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) FortiGate
3 3 (8.11%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Ansible
5 1 (2.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) CheckPoint
3 7 (18.92%) VMware
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Sophos
7 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle