Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 23 February 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 63 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 20 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.67% 1.68% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.76% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £300 £379 £278
90th Percentile £533 £438 £423
Scotland median daily rate £328 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -18.13% -5.88% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - £43.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.60% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,151 1,021 1,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 95.42% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 530 725
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £180 £188
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 16
Glasgow median hourly rate £23.25 £15.89 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.32% -49.15% +82.64%
10th Percentile £10.72 £10.00 £13.63
90th Percentile £36.75 £45.00 £52.31
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Glasgow

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Glasgow

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Glasgow region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Finance
3 11 (55.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Perl
4 9 (45.00%) Python
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco
5 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (30.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 6 (30.00%) tcpdump
6 6 (30.00%) F5
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (30.00%) Anomaly Detection
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (25.00%) Apache Spark
7 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) Symantec
7 5 (25.00%) CCNP
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) CISSP

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 5 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 6 (30.00%) OSPF
2 6 (30.00%) tcpdump
2 6 (30.00%) Wireshark
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) DMZ
5 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
1 4 (20.00%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Grok
1 4 (20.00%) Kafka
1 4 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 6 (30.00%) Anomaly Detection
2 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Process Management
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
3 4 (20.00%) SIEM
3 4 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Content Management
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Information Security
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Perl
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CEH
2 4 (20.00%) CISSP
2 4 (20.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) F5
3 5 (25.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) Splunk
5 3 (15.00%) AlgoSec
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) Tufin
6 2 (10.00%) FireEye
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Lancope
6 2 (10.00%) M86 Security
6 2 (10.00%) McAfee
6 2 (10.00%) Rackspace
6 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft