The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 18 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.50% 1.00% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
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£388 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
898 794 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.77% 72.05% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 376 349
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Edinburgh region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Edinburgh region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) CISSP
3 8 (32.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (20.00%) Security Management
5 5 (20.00%) CEH
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) CISMP
5 5 (20.00%) CISA
6 4 (16.00%) CISM
6 4 (16.00%) Marketing
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Big Data
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Python
7 3 (12.00%) C++
7 3 (12.00%) Java
7 3 (12.00%) Perl
7 3 (12.00%) PHP
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.00%) PKI
8 2 (8.00%) Scrum
8 2 (8.00%) Selenium

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) International Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Law
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Consultant
1 11 (44.00%) Security Consultant
2 8 (32.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Information Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Security Management
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
6 1 (4.00%) Data Security
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C++
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) Perl
1 3 (12.00%) PHP
1 3 (12.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.00%) CISA
2 5 (20.00%) CEH
2 5 (20.00%) CISMP
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft