Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 129 120
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 13 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.41% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -27.72%
10th Percentile £369 £329 £363
90th Percentile £466 £506 £388
Scotland median daily rate £419 £415 £375
% change year-on-year +0.84% +10.67% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 2161 2683 2935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.66% 95.82% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1494 1586
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £251
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £20.75 £15.82 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.20% -8.32% -11.54%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.39 £48.49 £40.50
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 July 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 10 (76.92%) Banking
1 10 (76.92%) Splunk
2 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Law
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 10 (76.92%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CEH
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Splunk
2 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
2 1 (7.69%) FireEye
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft