Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 14 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 Specialist
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.63% 0.35% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.37% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Glasgow median daily rate £500 £428 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% - -
Scotland median daily rate £500 £500 £275
% change year-on-year - +81.82% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 1222 1089 1563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 95.11% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 556 825
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £191 £208
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +6.90% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 26 21
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £33.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -58.47% +104.30%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.13 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% +20.00%

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Glasgow

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Security Specialist 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 Glasgow region featuring Security Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) Dell
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
1 7 (87.50%) Symantec
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Data Loss Prevention
2 6 (75.00%) Task Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (75.00%) IBM BigFix
2 6 (75.00%) BCP
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Web Development
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 6 (75.00%) Publishing
2 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) Perl

Security Specialist 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 6 (75.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Data Loss Prevention
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) BCP
2 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (75.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 6 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (75.00%) Task Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
2 6 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) IBM BigFix
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
1 6 (75.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Dell
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) Symantec
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle