The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Consultant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 106 126
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 23 45 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 1.53% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.65% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £525 £480 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +21.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £427 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £680 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.44 £49.90 £60.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -16.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2070 2727 2917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.61% 92.79% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1526 1516
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.93 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.70% -19.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Security Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Consultant in Scotland

Security Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Consultant in Scotland

Security Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Consultant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 15 £500 +4.71%
Glasgow -4 1 - - 3
Stirling - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £525 -
Security Consultant
UK

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Security Consultant 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 Scotland region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 20 (47.62%) Banking
2 18 (42.86%) Law
3 17 (40.48%) SIEM
4 15 (35.71%) Finance
5 10 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
5 10 (23.81%) Splunk
5 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
5 10 (23.81%) Information Security
6 7 (16.67%) SQL
7 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (14.29%) Blue Coat
8 5 (11.90%) COBIT
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Security Management
8 5 (11.90%) Windows
8 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
8 5 (11.90%) Network Security
9 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
9 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
9 4 (9.52%) Cisco
9 4 (9.52%) Oracle
9 4 (9.52%) Linux
9 4 (9.52%) CISM
9 4 (9.52%) McAfee
9 4 (9.52%) CISSP
9 4 (9.52%) Information Security Management
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) BIG-IP

Security Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Network Security
2 3 (7.14%) BIG-IP
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (7.14%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
General
1 20 (47.62%) Banking
2 18 (42.86%) Law
3 15 (35.71%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) SIEM
2 10 (23.81%) Information Security
2 10 (23.81%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Security Management
3 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) Information Security Management
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Database Security
5 3 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.38%) Data Security
7 1 (2.38%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL
7 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Perl
2 3 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (7.14%) VBA
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) CISM
1 4 (9.52%) CISSP
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.90%) COBIT
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Splunk
2 6 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) McAfee
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) FireEye
6 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.38%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.38%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec