Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 122 112
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 33 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.47% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.49% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £513 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.38% -9.38% +6.24%
10th Percentile £463 £306 £304
90th Percentile £519 £388 £550
Scotland median daily rate £513 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +28.13% - +22.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 2,832 2,680 2,140
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 96.06% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,447 1,566 1,228
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £541 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £360
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -12.39% +5.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.45
90th Percentile £42.05 £35.00 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £15.82
% change year-on-year -19.54% +37.53% -20.93%

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 23 October 2018, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (78.79%) Banking
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 11 (33.33%) Network Security
4 10 (30.30%) SaaS
4 10 (30.30%) PaaS
4 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (30.30%) IaaS
5 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (27.27%) Resource Management
5 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
6 8 (24.24%) CISSP
6 8 (24.24%) Splunk
7 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (21.21%) PKI
8 5 (15.15%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (12.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (9.09%) Office 365
10 3 (9.09%) Qualys
10 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
10 3 (9.09%) Juniper
10 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
10 3 (9.09%) Security Operations
10 3 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (9.09%) Cyberattack
11 2 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry

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 (6.06%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) IaaS
1 10 (30.30%) PaaS
1 10 (30.30%) SaaS
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
General
1 26 (78.79%) Banking
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Cyberattack
3 2 (6.06%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (27.27%) Cryptography
2 9 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (27.27%) Resource Management
3 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (15.15%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Security Operations
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.06%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Data Security
8 1 (3.03%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) CISSP
2 1 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Splunk
2 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 3 (9.09%) Juniper
2 3 (9.09%) Qualys
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.03%) ForeScout
4 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.03%) Shavlik
4 1 (3.03%) Snow
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec