The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 74 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 15 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.25% 1.77% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.85% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £500 £478 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +41.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -16.83%  

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 1156 1299 1381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.25% 95.58% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 717 743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 19 (59.38%) Banking
2 17 (53.13%) SIEM
3 13 (40.63%) Finance
4 12 (37.50%) Law
5 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
5 10 (31.25%) Programme Delivery
5 10 (31.25%) Splunk
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) Information Security
8 5 (15.63%) Blue Coat
8 5 (15.63%) Network Security
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco
9 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 4 (12.50%) McAfee
9 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
10 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (9.38%) F5
10 3 (9.38%) Database Security
10 3 (9.38%) Python
10 3 (9.38%) DNS
10 3 (9.38%) VBA
10 3 (9.38%) Perl
10 3 (9.38%) Use Case
10 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP

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 5 (15.63%) Network Security
2 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 19 (59.38%) Banking
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) SIEM
2 10 (31.25%) Programme Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Database Security
4 3 (9.38%) Use Case
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) ITSM
6 1 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
2 3 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (9.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CISM
1 1 (3.13%) CISSP
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) COBIT
1 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Splunk
2 5 (15.63%) Blue Coat
3 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) McAfee
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.13%) FireEye
5 1 (3.13%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec