Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 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 Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 123 201
Rank change year-on-year -1 +78 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 63 52 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.27% 1.21% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.28% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 2
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.12% -18.56%
10th Percentile £302 £289 £273
90th Percentile £600 £520 £380
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £42.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year +9.47% +56.48% -20.59%

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 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Engineer in Scotland

Security Engineer
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 Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 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
Glasgow +2 42 £409 +9.13%
Edinburgh -11 11 £356 -10.94%
Aberdeen 0 10 £361 -3.67%
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (69.84%) Firewall
2 29 (46.03%) Finance
3 22 (34.92%) Windows
4 21 (33.33%) Linux
4 21 (33.33%) CISSP
5 20 (31.75%) Perl
5 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
6 18 (28.57%) Python
7 16 (25.40%) Unix
7 16 (25.40%) Symantec
7 16 (25.40%) Configuration Management
7 16 (25.40%) Splunk
7 16 (25.40%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (23.81%) Cisco
9 13 (20.63%) DNS
9 13 (20.63%) LAN
9 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
9 13 (20.63%) SCCM
9 13 (20.63%) Anomaly Detection
10 12 (19.05%) Analytics
10 12 (19.05%) Apache Spark
10 12 (19.05%) SIEM
10 12 (19.05%) Regular Expression
10 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
10 12 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (19.05%) Juniper
10 12 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (19.05%) Java
11 11 (17.46%) C#

Security Engineer 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 12 (19.05%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.76%) CICS
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.76%) SAS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) IaaS
1 2 (3.17%) PaaS
1 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (69.84%) Firewall
2 13 (20.63%) DNS
2 13 (20.63%) LAN
3 10 (15.87%) Network Security
3 10 (15.87%) WAN
4 9 (14.29%) VPN
5 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (7.94%) OSPF
7 4 (6.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (6.35%) Internet
7 4 (6.35%) tcpdump
7 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.76%) Kerberos
8 3 (4.76%) SSH
8 3 (4.76%) SSL
8 3 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) Big Data
1 11 (17.46%) Parquet
2 3 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
1 11 (17.46%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (46.03%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Publishing
3 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.35%) Law
5 3 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Regular Expression
2 11 (17.46%) Grok
2 11 (17.46%) Kafka
3 3 (4.76%) ISPF
3 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) CMDB
2 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 21 (33.33%) Linux
3 16 (25.40%) Unix
4 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) zOS
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.59%) Solaris
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Configuration Management
1 16 (25.40%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (20.63%) Anomaly Detection
3 12 (19.05%) Analytics
3 12 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (19.05%) SIEM
4 11 (17.46%) Data Modelling
4 11 (17.46%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (17.46%) Performance Analysis
4 11 (17.46%) Process Management
4 11 (17.46%) SDLC
4 11 (17.46%) Statistical Modelling
4 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Fault Management
6 8 (12.70%) Content Management
6 8 (12.70%) DevOps
7 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 7 (11.11%) Information Security
8 6 (9.52%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) Perl
1 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
2 18 (28.57%) Python
3 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
3 12 (19.05%) Java
4 11 (17.46%) C#
4 11 (17.46%) VBScript
5 4 (6.35%) SQL
6 3 (4.76%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.76%) CLIST
6 3 (4.76%) JCL
6 3 (4.76%) REXX
7 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) CISSP
2 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (17.46%) CEH
3 11 (17.46%) SANS
4 7 (11.11%) CCSP
5 6 (9.52%) CCNP
6 2 (3.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.17%) CLAS
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) IISP
6 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (4.76%) RACF
3 3 (4.76%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) SCCM
2 12 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (12.70%) Ansible
4 8 (12.70%) Puppet
5 3 (4.76%) zSecure
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Splunk
1 16 (25.40%) Symantec
2 15 (23.81%) Cisco
3 12 (19.05%) Juniper
4 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.52%) IBM
6 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.94%) F5
7 3 (4.76%) CA
7 3 (4.76%) Sybase
8 2 (3.17%) AlgoSec
8 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.17%) FireEye
8 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.17%) Lancope
8 2 (3.17%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.17%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.17%) Tufin