The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £459 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 119 124
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 27 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 1.17% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.27% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Median daily rate £459 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +87.93%  

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 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Glasgow -1 15 £500 +25.00% 2
Edinburgh +15 6 £375 - 1
Aberdeen 0 6 - - 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
3 13 (34.21%) Splunk
4 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (28.95%) CISSP
5 10 (26.32%) Banking
5 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
6 9 (23.68%) SCCM
7 8 (21.05%) LAN
7 8 (21.05%) WAN
7 8 (21.05%) VPN
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Cisco
7 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (18.42%) Juniper
8 7 (18.42%) VBScript
8 7 (18.42%) Unix
8 7 (18.42%) C#
8 7 (18.42%) Fault Management
9 6 (15.79%) Symantec
9 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
10 5 (13.16%) CCSP
10 5 (13.16%) Linux
10 5 (13.16%) SANS
11 4 (10.53%) CEH
11 4 (10.53%) Python
11 4 (10.53%) Perl

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 (7.89%) CICS
1 3 (7.89%) MQSeries
1 3 (7.89%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) LAN
2 8 (21.05%) VPN
2 8 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (10.53%) SSL
4 3 (7.89%) Kerberos
4 3 (7.89%) SSH
5 2 (5.26%) DNS
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) BGP
6 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.63%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) TACACS
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Big Data
1 3 (7.89%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) ISPF
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) Grok
2 2 (5.26%) Kafka
2 2 (5.26%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) CMDB
1 3 (7.89%) Mainframe
1 3 (7.89%) PKI
2 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 3 (7.89%) zOS
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (18.42%) Fault Management
3 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.89%) Analytics
4 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.89%) QMS
4 3 (7.89%) Release Management
4 3 (7.89%) Security Management
4 3 (7.89%) Time Management
5 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Information Security
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Process Management
5 2 (5.26%) SIEM
5 2 (5.26%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.42%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) VBScript
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.89%) CLIST
4 3 (7.89%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) JCL
4 3 (7.89%) REXX
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) CISSP
2 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.16%) CCSP
3 5 (13.16%) SANS
4 4 (10.53%) CEH
5 1 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (7.89%) RACF
2 3 (7.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SCCM
2 6 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (7.89%) zSecure
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Splunk
2 8 (21.05%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) Juniper
4 6 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) CA
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Sybase
6 2 (5.26%) F5
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.63%) Aruba
7 1 (2.63%) Brocade
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.63%) FireEye
7 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.63%) McAfee
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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