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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 73 67 79
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 23 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.63% 1.48% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.82% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Median daily rate £510 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £365 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £39.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+51.89% -22.54%
Information Security
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
1160 1153 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 82.27% 81.14% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 647 573
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 21
Median hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £14.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Banking
3 9 (24.32%) CISSP
4 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
4 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (18.92%) Analytics
4 7 (18.92%) CISA
4 7 (18.92%) Security Management
4 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
5 6 (16.22%) CISM
5 6 (16.22%) PKI
5 6 (16.22%) Security Operations
6 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
6 5 (13.51%) SIEM
6 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
6 5 (13.51%) Mainframe
6 5 (13.51%) Wireless
6 5 (13.51%) RACF
7 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
7 4 (10.81%) Firewall
7 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (10.81%) Network Security
8 3 (8.11%) Retail
8 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
8 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
8 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (8.11%) CICS
8 3 (8.11%) Service Design

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (8.11%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Wireless
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) Network Security
3 2 (5.41%) BGP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) MPLS
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) Intranet
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Security Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Security Consultant
5 5 (13.51%) SIEM Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Security Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.11%) CISSP Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Audit Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Information Security Advisor
8 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) IT Audit Manager
8 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PKI
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Mainframe
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Cybercrime
4 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Analytics
1 7 (18.92%) Data Analysis
1 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
1 7 (18.92%) Security Management
2 6 (16.22%) Security Operations
3 5 (13.51%) SIEM
4 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Design
5 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.41%) Internal Audit
6 2 (5.41%) IT Audit
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) CISSP
2 7 (18.92%) CISA
3 6 (16.22%) CISM
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) GIAC
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.41%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) RMADS
3 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) RACF
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) CA
1 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco
1 2 (5.41%) Symantec
2 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.70%) Qualys
2 1 (2.70%) Splunk