The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Consultant
Rank 118 113 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.12% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.13% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £415 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Security Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Consultant in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Security Consultant
UK

Security Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) CISSP
4 8 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
6 5 (20.00%) CEH
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.00%) Security Management
6 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) UNIX
7 4 (16.00%) Firewall
7 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (16.00%) Marketing
7 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (12.00%) Splunk
8 3 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
8 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.00%) Coaching
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) LAN
8 3 (12.00%) WAN
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification

Security Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) HPUX
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Information Security
2 8 (32.00%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Security Management
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.00%) SIEM
6 2 (8.00%) Information Management
6 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (8.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.00%) CEH
3 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 3 (12.00%) GIAC
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) SSCP
3 3 (12.00%) CCSP
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CISA
4 2 (8.00%) CISMP
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Splunk
1 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Sun
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec
3 1 (4.00%) IronPort
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) IBM