The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 91 83
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.13% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.14% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

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 973 1457 1394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.49% 95.48% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 824 795
Median daily rate £400 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 28 April 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 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Splunk
3 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Law
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) zOS
7 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
7 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) CISSP
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (8.33%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) Unix
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (8.33%) Use Case
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (8.33%) Retail

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 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Law
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Database Security
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CEH
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) FireEye
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Intel Security