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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 64 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.18% 0.88% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.07% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Median daily rate £500 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £388 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £415 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £464 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-64.04% -1.11%
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
821 1404 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 80.73% 82.30% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 751 533
Median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.38 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 (61.76%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 11 (32.35%) CISSP
4 10 (29.41%) Network Security
5 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (23.53%) Security Management
5 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (20.59%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
7 6 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (17.65%) Planning and Forecasting
7 6 (17.65%) PKI
8 5 (14.71%) Degree
8 5 (14.71%) COBIT
8 5 (14.71%) CISM
8 5 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (14.71%) Windows
8 5 (14.71%) Symantec
8 5 (14.71%) SIEM
9 4 (11.76%) Threat Management
9 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (11.76%) Intel Security
9 4 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
9 4 (11.76%) Unix
9 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
9 4 (11.76%) Management Information System

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 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Network Security
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.94%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) LDAP
4 1 (2.94%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Publishing
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 10 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Consultant
4 7 (20.59%) Security Consultant
5 6 (17.65%) IT Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) CISSP Consultant
6 5 (14.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (14.71%) SIEM Consultant
7 4 (11.76%) Architect
7 4 (11.76%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Technical Security Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Security Risk Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Change Manager
9 2 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
9 2 (5.88%) Security Officer
9 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) PKI
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.76%) SWIFT
4 3 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.94%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Risk Management
1 8 (23.53%) Security Management
1 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (20.59%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (17.65%) Planning and Forecasting
4 5 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (14.71%) SIEM
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Threat Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Security Operations
6 3 (8.82%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) CISSP
2 5 (14.71%) CISM
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) CISMP
4 2 (5.88%) CISA
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PMP
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.71%) COBIT
3 4 (11.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.94%) QA
5 1 (2.94%) RMADS
5 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Symantec
2 4 (11.76%) Intel Security
2 4 (11.76%) Qualys
2 4 (11.76%) Splunk
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft