Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 185 137
Rank change year-on-year +61 -48 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Consultant 47 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 0.53% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.55% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 8
Scotland median daily rate £425 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £373 £366 £418
90th Percentile £575 £575 £541
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £53.44
% change year-on-year +23.53% -20.46% +13.69%

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 4,211 5,240 4,106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 95.32% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,368 2,956 2,358
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.40% +1.20%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £231
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 125 104
Scotland median hourly rate £20.81 £17.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -33.33% +27.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £42.65 £41.63 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £17.83 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.01% -4.68% -1.58%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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
Glasgow +21 20 £425 +3.03%
Edinburgh +24 16 £525 -4.55% 2
Stirling +2 5 £425 -26.09%
Aberdeen - 4 £395 -
Security Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, Security Consultant 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 Scotland region featuring Security Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (59.57%) Information Security
2 24 (51.06%) CISSP
3 22 (46.81%) Finance
4 21 (44.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (42.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (38.30%) CISM
7 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (31.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 14 (29.79%) NCSC
8 14 (29.79%) NIST
9 13 (27.66%) CASP
9 13 (27.66%) CompTIA Security+
10 12 (25.53%) Banking
11 11 (23.40%) Security Testing
12 9 (19.15%) Firewall
13 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
14 7 (14.89%) COBIT
14 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
15 6 (12.77%) Security Architecture
15 6 (12.77%) Information Security Management
15 6 (12.77%) Security Management
15 6 (12.77%) Legal
16 5 (10.64%) Public Sector
17 4 (8.51%) GIAC
17 4 (8.51%) GCIH
17 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking
17 4 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
17 4 (8.51%) CEH

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 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) BIG-IP
2 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.13%) DMZ
3 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Hudson
General
1 22 (46.81%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Legal
4 5 (10.64%) Public Sector
5 4 (8.51%) Retail Banking
6 3 (6.38%) Electronics
6 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
6 3 (6.38%) Marketing
6 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Shadow IT
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) CESG
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) CMDB
3 1 (2.13%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Information Security
2 21 (44.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.40%) Security Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (14.89%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.77%) Information Security Management
6 6 (12.77%) Security Architecture
6 6 (12.77%) Security Management
7 4 (8.51%) DevSecOps
7 4 (8.51%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (8.51%) SABSA
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) CISSP
2 18 (38.30%) CISM
3 15 (31.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (27.66%) CASP
4 13 (27.66%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (8.51%) CEH
5 4 (8.51%) GCIH
5 4 (8.51%) GIAC
6 3 (6.38%) CCSP
6 3 (6.38%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.13%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (42.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (29.79%) NCSC
2 14 (29.79%) NIST
3 7 (14.89%) COBIT
4 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Nessus
3 1 (2.13%) QRadar
3 1 (2.13%) WMI
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
2 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) ArcSight
3 2 (4.26%) F5
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Splunk
4 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Qualys
4 1 (2.13%) Snow