The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Specialist
Rank 132 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.090% 0.21% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.23% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £370 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Security Specialist
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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
3087 2589 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.70% 92.46% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1318 1122
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 84
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Glasgow +6 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 2 (22.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (22.22%) RACF
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Qualys
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Spotfire
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
4 1 (11.11%) Drupal
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Trac
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
1 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (22.22%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PMP
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCEE
3 1 (11.11%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
1 2 (22.22%) Qualys
2 1 (11.11%) Opsware
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix