Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 100 139
Rank change year-on-year -29 +39 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 9 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.72% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.75% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £400 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.24% -27.43%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £363
90th Percentile £380 £550 £390
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £326
% change year-on-year - +22.79% -17.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.50 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +3.49% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2814 1875 3030
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.30% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1657 1120 1551
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £253
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +6.90% -2.03% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.86 £22.50 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.07% +18.30% +20.61%
10th Percentile £10.53 £13.43 £10.66
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.32 £20.75
% change year-on-year +15.47% -16.53% +18.57%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Edinburgh

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) Database Security
2 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Data Security
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (22.22%) Disk Encryption
3 2 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (22.22%) IISP
3 2 (22.22%) CLAS
3 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (22.22%) IaaS
3 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management

Security Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (33.33%) Data Security
1 3 (33.33%) Database Security
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
1 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (22.22%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (22.22%) CLAS
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) IISP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) BitLocker
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) ForeScout
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 1 (11.11%) Tripwire