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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 82 56 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 23 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 1.69% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 2.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Average daily rate £425 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Asset Management
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 4 (14.29%) FireEye
6 3 (10.71%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) IIS
6 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 3 (10.71%) CMS
6 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.14%) SOA
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 2 (7.14%) Windows
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) CISSP
7 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 2 (7.14%) SIEM
7 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (7.14%) Trustwave
7 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) CMS
1 3 (10.71%) IIS
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) IntruShield
3 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Security Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Designer
6 3 (10.71%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.57%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Analytics
1 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Malware Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.14%) SIEM
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) Fund Management
5 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CISA
2 1 (3.57%) GIAC
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) MiFID
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) FireEye
2 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Trustwave
4 1 (3.57%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Intel Security