The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 112 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £335
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +26.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+39.68% -60.62%
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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
2794 2490 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 91.14% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1364 1140
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 70
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.35 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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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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
Edinburgh +3 9 £375 -27.71% 3
Glasgow -3 4 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 - -
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) Network Security
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Change Control
5 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (28.57%) Information Security
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) UNIX
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Banking
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 4 (19.05%) Statistics
8 4 (19.05%) TippingPoint
9 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 3 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) JSP 440
9 3 (14.29%) QMS
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (14.29%) Degree
9 3 (14.29%) CCSE
9 3 (14.29%) JNCIS
9 3 (14.29%) CCSA
9 3 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) LAN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) Network Security
3 7 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.52%) VLAN
6 1 (4.76%) Junos
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Statistics
2 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Change Control
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 3 (14.29%) QMS
3 3 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Release Management
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) VBScript
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) CCSA
3 3 (14.29%) CCSE
3 3 (14.29%) JNCIS
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) CISM
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) TippingPoint
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.76%) Crossbeam
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) Lumension
5 1 (4.76%) HP