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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 64 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 18 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.38% 1.13% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.57% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
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£390 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
Information Security
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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
949 827 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.61% 71.79% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 396 327
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% -26.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.65 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 (52.94%) Finance
2 11 (32.35%) CISSP
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (23.53%) Banking
6 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.59%) Big Data
6 7 (20.59%) C++
6 7 (20.59%) Java
6 7 (20.59%) Perl
6 7 (20.59%) PHP
6 7 (20.59%) UNIX
6 7 (20.59%) Linux
6 7 (20.59%) Python
7 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
8 5 (14.71%) CEH
8 5 (14.71%) CISMP
8 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.71%) Security Management
8 5 (14.71%) CISA
9 4 (11.76%) CISM
9 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Marketing
9 4 (11.76%) Information Assurance
9 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Product Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Big Data
2 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing
4 3 (8.82%) Legal
5 2 (5.88%) International Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Consultant
2 11 (32.35%) Security Consultant
3 8 (23.53%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Information Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) UNIX
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
3 7 (20.59%) Security Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.71%) Security Management
5 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Information Assurance
5 4 (11.76%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Product Management
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) MVC
7 2 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C++
1 7 (20.59%) Java
1 7 (20.59%) Perl
1 7 (20.59%) PHP
1 7 (20.59%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) CISSP
2 6 (17.65%) Degree
3 5 (14.71%) CEH
3 5 (14.71%) CISMP
3 5 (14.71%) CISA
4 4 (11.76%) CISM
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft