The median contractor rate for a Security Specialist was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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.

Security Specialist
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 130 127
Rank change year-on-year +25 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.039% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.041% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £469 £413 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +65.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £411 £425
% change year-on-year +9.42% -3.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £68.00

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 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
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 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Specialist in Scotland

Security Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stirling - 1 £525 - 1
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Security Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
1 4 (57.14%) RSA Security Analytics
1 4 (57.14%) NetWitness
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) Sourcefire
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Nessus
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) RACF
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) ACF2
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) zSecure

Security Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) Internal Audit
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ACF2
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) NetWitness
1 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
1 4 (57.14%) Sourcefire
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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