The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Consultant
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 71 78
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 18 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.98% 1.33% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £438 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +13.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £475 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £565 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Consultant in Edinburgh

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Security Consultant 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 Edinburgh region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (47.37%) Law
1 18 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 16 (42.11%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) Banking
4 13 (34.21%) SIEM
5 12 (31.58%) Information Security
6 11 (28.95%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) Intel Security
8 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
8 9 (23.68%) RDBMS
8 9 (23.68%) CheckPoint
9 8 (21.05%) CISSP
9 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
9 8 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (21.05%) F5
10 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
10 7 (18.42%) Network Security
10 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
10 7 (18.42%) CEH
10 7 (18.42%) Cisco
11 6 (15.79%) DNS
11 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
11 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
11 6 (15.79%) GIAC
11 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) CREST Certified

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Network Security
2 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
2 6 (15.79%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) RDBMS
1 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
General
1 18 (47.37%) Law
2 16 (42.11%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) CESG
3 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) SIEM
2 12 (31.58%) Information Security
3 8 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
4 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.16%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (13.16%) Information Assurance
6 4 (10.53%) Database Security
6 4 (10.53%) Use Case
7 3 (7.89%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.89%) Statistics
8 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
9 1 (2.63%) Privileged Access Management
9 1 (2.63%) Threat Detection
9 1 (2.63%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Perl
2 4 (10.53%) Python
2 4 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) CISSP
2 7 (18.42%) CEH
2 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CREST Certified
3 6 (15.79%) GIAC
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) SANS
5 3 (7.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
2 1 (2.63%) ISO27005
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Intel Security
2 9 (23.68%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.05%) F5
4 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Fortinet
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) FireEye