The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 88 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 20 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.43% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.45% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
1639 2422 2629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 93.91% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1291 1467
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 59
Median hourly rate £17.32 £32.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.70% +106.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer across the Scotland region.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Engineer
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 Security Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Glasgow +7 10 £400 -5.88% 4
Edinburgh +22 8 - - 2
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Security Engineer 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 Scotland region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
2 18 (50.00%) Finance
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) Symantec
5 12 (33.33%) Network Security
5 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 11 (30.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
7 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
8 9 (25.00%) CISSP
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco
9 8 (22.22%) Banking
9 8 (22.22%) WAN
9 8 (22.22%) Python
9 8 (22.22%) LAN
9 8 (22.22%) VBScript
10 7 (19.44%) C#
10 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (19.44%) SCCM
10 7 (19.44%) Splunk
11 6 (16.67%) Perl
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity Planning
12 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
12 5 (13.89%) Publishing
12 5 (13.89%) Wireless
12 5 (13.89%) BCP
12 5 (13.89%) OSPF

Security Engineer Skill Set
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 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (22.22%) LAN
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
4 5 (13.89%) OSPF
4 5 (13.89%) Wireless
5 4 (11.11%) BGP
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.11%) VLAN
5 4 (11.11%) VPN
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.33%) H.323
6 3 (8.33%) LDAP
6 3 (8.33%) NetScreen
6 3 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (8.33%) VoIP
7 2 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Publishing
4 3 (8.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) CMDB
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.56%) zOS
5 1 (2.78%) CatOS
5 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (13.89%) BCP
2 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
2 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity Planning
2 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (11.11%) Analytics
3 4 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (11.11%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.33%) Data Security
4 3 (8.33%) Fault Management
4 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.33%) QMS
4 3 (8.33%) Release Management
4 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.22%) Python
2 8 (22.22%) VBScript
3 7 (19.44%) C#
4 6 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (11.11%) SANS
5 2 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (19.44%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (5.56%) QRadar
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.78%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Symantec
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco
3 7 (19.44%) Splunk
4 4 (11.11%) Juniper
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (5.56%) MapR
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) FireEye
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.78%) NetWitness
7 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.78%) Twitter