Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 123 179
Rank change year-on-year -25 +56 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 39 59 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 1.37% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.45% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
Scotland median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £400 £373 £323
90th Percentile £538 £575 £520
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £48.45 -
% change year-on-year +25.63% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4793 4080 5828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.64% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2723 2384 3014
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £227
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 118 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Security Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Consultant in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 23 £500 - 2
Glasgow -23 8 £475 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (41.03%) Law
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) Information Security
4 8 (20.51%) Security Management
5 7 (17.95%) Banking
5 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (15.38%) Windows
6 6 (15.38%) Splunk
6 6 (15.38%) SIEM
7 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.82%) Information Security Management
7 5 (12.82%) Firewall
7 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (10.26%) COBIT
8 4 (10.26%) CISSP
8 4 (10.26%) Symantec
8 4 (10.26%) Linux
8 4 (10.26%) Unix
8 4 (10.26%) C#
8 4 (10.26%) CyberArk
8 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
9 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
9 3 (7.69%) Programme Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
General
1 16 (41.03%) Law
2 13 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (17.95%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.13%) Ext JS
1 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.13%) RESTful
1 2 (5.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) RIA
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Information Security
2 8 (20.51%) Security Management
3 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (15.38%) SIEM
5 5 (12.82%) Information Security Management
5 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.69%) Data Security
7 3 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
8 2 (5.13%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C#
1 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) CISSP
2 3 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (5.13%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) COBIT
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Splunk
2 4 (10.26%) CyberArk
2 4 (10.26%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) F5
3 1 (2.56%) FireEye
3 1 (2.56%) SAP