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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 75 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.88% 1.25% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.59% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -14.28%
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
1347 941 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.63% 78.68% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 515 391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015, 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 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 7 (20.59%) Change Management
3 7 (20.59%) CISSP
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
4 6 (17.65%) CISMP
4 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (17.65%) Cyber Security
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.65%) Intranet
4 6 (17.65%) Internet
4 6 (17.65%) CISM
5 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) ISEB
6 4 (11.76%) Network Security
6 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Markit EDM
7 3 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (8.82%) FireEye
7 3 (8.82%) thinkFolio
7 3 (8.82%) Eikon
7 3 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
7 3 (8.82%) Service Management
7 3 (8.82%) CISA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Agresso
1 3 (8.82%) thinkFolio
1 3 (8.82%) Markit EDM
1 3 (8.82%) Eikon
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Intranet
1 6 (17.65%) Internet
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) Network Security
4 3 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.94%) IntruShield
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Security Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Information Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Security Advisor
4 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.94%) IT Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) IT Audit Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) Statistics
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Change Management
2 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 6 (17.65%) Cyber Security
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.88%) Wealth Management
6 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 1 (2.94%) SDLC
7 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.94%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (2.94%) Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) Database Security
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) CISSP
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) CISM
2 6 (17.65%) CISMP
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.82%) CISA
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.94%) QiCA
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Bloomberg
2 3 (8.82%) FireEye
3 2 (5.88%) Charles River
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee
4 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire