The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Security Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Consultant
Rank 59 87 62
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 15 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.49% 0.35% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.37% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - -
Security Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
973 1619 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.72% 95.57% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 866 664
Median daily rate £400 £380 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £34.81 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Security Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (37.14%) Splunk
3 12 (34.29%) SIEM
3 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 10 (28.57%) Banking
4 10 (28.57%) Network Security
5 9 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (25.71%) CISM
5 9 (25.71%) Firewall
5 9 (25.71%) CISSP
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (20.00%) PKI
7 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 7 (20.00%) Hadoop
7 7 (20.00%) Intel Security
7 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (17.14%) Information Security
8 6 (17.14%) Big Data
8 6 (17.14%) QRadar
8 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
9 5 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
9 5 (14.29%) Threat Management
9 5 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (14.29%) Qualys
9 5 (14.29%) COBIT
9 5 (14.29%) Security Management
9 5 (14.29%) Management Information System

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (2.86%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Network Security
2 9 (25.71%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) BGP
5 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.86%) FCoE
5 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.86%) FWSM
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) OSPF
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (17.14%) Big Data
3 2 (5.71%) DB2
3 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) JSON
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) PKI
3 5 (14.29%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) SIEM
2 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (17.14%) Information Security
4 6 (17.14%) Security Operations
5 5 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (14.29%) Security Management
5 5 (14.29%) Threat Management
6 3 (8.57%) Compliance Management
6 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Process Management
6 3 (8.57%) Security Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Threat Detection
6 3 (8.57%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) Use Case
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Risk and Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) CISM
1 9 (25.71%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) CCNP
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) CCIE
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) CEH
3 3 (8.57%) GIAC
4 2 (5.71%) CCSA
4 2 (5.71%) CCSE
5 1 (2.86%) CISA
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) RACF
2 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) QRadar
2 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.71%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.86%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Splunk
2 7 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 5 (14.29%) Qualys
3 5 (14.29%) Symantec
4 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) CA
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Aruba
7 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds