The median contractor rate for a Security Manager was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Manager
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 115 113
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Manager 16 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
Median daily rate £430 £510 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +27.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £510 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.25

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 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
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 £210 £250 £213
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 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Manager in Scotland

Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Manager in Scotland

Security Manager
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 Manager within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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 +18 11 £435 -14.70% 2
Glasgow +3 3 £426 -
Security Manager
UK

Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Security Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Information Security
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (20.00%) CISSP
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) CISM
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 2 (10.00%) Law
7 2 (10.00%) Data Security
7 2 (10.00%) Security Management
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (10.00%) COBIT
7 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management

Security Manager 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:

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 5 (25.00%) Information Security
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.00%) Data Security
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Security Management
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CISM
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) F5