The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Consultant
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 103 122
Rank change year-on-year +16 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 20 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.04% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.10% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £475 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +14.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £565 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -23.33%  

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 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 +15 17 £425 -10.52%
Glasgow -6 1 £400 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £525 -
Security Consultant
UK

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (42.55%) Finance
2 18 (38.30%) Law
2 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
3 15 (31.91%) SIEM
3 15 (31.91%) Banking
4 14 (29.79%) Information Security
5 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) CISSP
6 10 (21.28%) CheckPoint
6 10 (21.28%) Intel Security
6 10 (21.28%) RDBMS
6 10 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
7 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
7 9 (19.15%) CEH
8 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
8 8 (17.02%) GIAC
8 8 (17.02%) Windows
8 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) F5
9 7 (14.89%) Network Security
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) Security Architecture
9 7 (14.89%) Cisco
9 7 (14.89%) DNS
9 7 (14.89%) Cryptography
9 7 (14.89%) Firewall
9 7 (14.89%) SANS
9 7 (14.89%) CREST Certified
10 6 (12.77%) Ethical Hacking

Security Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) DNS
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
1 7 (14.89%) Network Security
2 6 (12.77%) BIG-IP
2 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (12.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) MPLS
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) RDBMS
1 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 20 (42.55%) Finance
2 18 (38.30%) Law
3 15 (31.91%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) CESG
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) SIEM
2 14 (29.79%) Information Security
3 10 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (19.15%) Risk Management
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) Cryptography
5 7 (14.89%) Security Architecture
6 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.77%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (12.77%) Information Assurance
6 6 (12.77%) Use Case
7 5 (10.64%) Security Operations
8 4 (8.51%) Database Security
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.38%) Statistics
10 2 (4.26%) BCP
10 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
10 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity Planning
10 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) Perl
2 6 (12.77%) Python
3 5 (10.64%) VBA
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) CISSP
2 9 (19.15%) CEH
3 8 (17.02%) GIAC
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) CREST Certified
4 7 (14.89%) SANS
5 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) CISM
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) COBIT
2 1 (2.13%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) QRadar
2 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) CheckPoint
1 10 (21.28%) Intel Security
2 8 (17.02%) Blue Coat
2 8 (17.02%) F5
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) Splunk
5 4 (8.51%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) FireEye
8 1 (2.13%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) MapR
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft