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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 117 99
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18  
Contract jobs citing Network Security 18 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.50% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 3.46% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 19
Median daily rate £475 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% -10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.88% +12.50%  

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 203 376 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.58% 14.51% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 197 172
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £30.40 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +25 9 £539 +26.76% 1
Glasgow -2 8 £400 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Network Security
UK

Network Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (74.36%) Firewall
2 19 (48.72%) Cisco
3 16 (41.03%) TCP/IP
4 15 (38.46%) Finance
5 14 (35.90%) Linux
6 13 (33.33%) Unix
7 12 (30.77%) Perl
7 12 (30.77%) AIX
8 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
8 10 (25.64%) Law
9 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
9 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (20.51%) F5
9 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
10 7 (17.95%) Ansible
11 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
11 6 (15.38%) Symantec
11 6 (15.38%) WAN
11 6 (15.38%) CISSP
11 6 (15.38%) ITIL
11 6 (15.38%) Windows
11 6 (15.38%) VPN
11 6 (15.38%) DNS
11 6 (15.38%) IBM
11 6 (15.38%) LAN
11 6 (15.38%) EMC
11 6 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (15.38%) BIG-IP
11 6 (15.38%) Korn
11 6 (15.38%) VMware

Network Security
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) Liferay
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (74.36%) Firewall
2 16 (41.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 6 (15.38%) DNS
4 6 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 6 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (15.38%) LAN
4 6 (15.38%) VPN
4 6 (15.38%) WAN
5 5 (12.82%) Wireless
6 4 (10.26%) NetScreen
7 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.13%) OSPF
8 2 (5.13%) VLAN
8 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) git-flow
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Law
3 4 (10.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Security Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) AIX Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Security Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Network Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Network Security Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Network Security Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Security Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Unix Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.56%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Unix
3 12 (30.77%) AIX
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (10.26%) Solaris
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Mathematics
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) BCP
4 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (10.26%) Fault Management
4 4 (10.26%) Release Management
4 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) QMS
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Perl
2 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 6 (15.38%) Korn
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) CISSP
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) CCSP
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE
6 1 (2.56%) CEH
6 1 (2.56%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.56%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) SANS
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) PowerHA
2 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Shibboleth
3 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Ansible
2 6 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (15.38%) yum
3 4 (10.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (10.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) CheckPoint
3 8 (20.51%) F5
4 6 (15.38%) EMC
4 6 (15.38%) IBM
4 6 (15.38%) Symantec
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Juniper
6 4 (10.26%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.13%) AlgoSec
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix
7 2 (5.13%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.56%) Splunk
8 1 (2.56%) Verint
8 1 (2.56%) WSO2