Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 127 150
Rank change year-on-year -50 +23 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 35 48 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.62% 1.13% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.19% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 16
Scotland median daily rate £494 £419 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -0.65% +12.33%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £297
90th Percentile £524 £525 £451
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
UK median hourly rate £48.92 £47.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +17.28% +50.00%

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 5,330 4,033 5,161
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.21% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,070 2,351 2,903
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £240 £219 £230
90th Percentile £545 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 94 101
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.01 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 21 July 2018.

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
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 21 July 2018. 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 -15 24 £513 +24.24% 1
Glasgow -41 7 £400 -20.00% 5
Aberdeen +3 2 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £350 - 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Security Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (45.71%) Banking
2 15 (42.86%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Network Security
4 11 (31.43%) Firewall
5 8 (22.86%) Cryptography
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco
6 7 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.14%) Information Security
8 5 (14.29%) Unix
9 4 (11.43%) Windows
9 4 (11.43%) Linux
9 4 (11.43%) Mainframe
9 4 (11.43%) PKI
9 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
9 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.57%) OSCP
10 3 (8.57%) Time Management
10 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
10 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (8.57%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (8.57%) CLIST
10 3 (8.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 3 (8.57%) zSecure
10 3 (8.57%) People Management
10 3 (8.57%) ISPF

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 3 (8.57%) CICS
1 3 (8.57%) MQSeries
1 3 (8.57%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Network Security
2 11 (31.43%) Firewall
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (8.57%) Kerberos
4 3 (8.57%) SSH
4 3 (8.57%) SSL
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) OSPF
5 2 (5.71%) tcpdump
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
5 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (2.86%) IPFIX
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (45.71%) Banking
2 15 (42.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) ISPF
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (22.86%) Cryptography
2 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 6 (17.14%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (8.57%) People Management
5 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Security Management
5 3 (8.57%) Time Management
6 2 (5.71%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (5.71%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.71%) Data Security
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Assembly Language
1 3 (8.57%) CLIST
1 3 (8.57%) JCL
1 3 (8.57%) Perl
1 3 (8.57%) REXX
1 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.57%) OSCP
2 2 (5.71%) CCNP
2 2 (5.71%) CISSP
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) CCSP
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (8.57%) RACF
1 3 (8.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.71%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) zSecure
2 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Cisco
2 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
3 3 (8.57%) CA
3 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Juniper
3 3 (8.57%) Sophos
3 3 (8.57%) Sybase
4 2 (5.71%) F5
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) AlgoSec
5 1 (2.86%) Aruba
5 1 (2.86%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Qualys
5 1 (2.86%) Tufin