The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 96 129 121
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.077% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.082% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £478 £413 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +65.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £401
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1617 2428 2627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.85% 93.82% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1284 1454
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 58
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 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 +5 3 £455 - 1
Stirling - 2 £525 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) RSA Security Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) NetWitness
1 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
2 3 (30.00%) HPUX
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) QRadar
2 3 (30.00%) Splunk
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) RACF

Security Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) AIX
1 3 (30.00%) HPUX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Solaris
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Budget Control
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ACF2
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) QRadar
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) NetWitness
1 4 (40.00%) Palo Alto
1 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (30.00%) Splunk