The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 70 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
953 733 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.45% 71.72% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 355 336
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £33.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
Scotland

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
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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) CISSP
3 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (22.22%) CISA
5 4 (22.22%) CISM
5 4 (22.22%) CISMP
5 4 (22.22%) CEH
6 3 (16.67%) Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Security Management
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) JAAS
7 2 (11.11%) SAML
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (11.11%) JBoss
7 2 (11.11%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) PKI
7 2 (11.11%) jBPM
7 2 (11.11%) International Banking
7 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
8 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.56%) QA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (11.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Consultant
1 9 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) SAML
1 2 (11.11%) JAAS
1 2 (11.11%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Security Management
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (22.22%) CISA
2 4 (22.22%) CISM
2 4 (22.22%) CEH
2 4 (22.22%) CISMP
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft