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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 57 69 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 21 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.53% 0.26% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.36% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £325 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%
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
1055 828 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.67% 72.13% 66.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 434 230
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Security Testing
3 8 (20.51%) C++
3 8 (20.51%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) Perl
3 8 (20.51%) PHP
3 8 (20.51%) UNIX
3 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Python
3 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
3 8 (20.51%) Big Data
4 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
4 7 (17.95%) Degree
5 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 6 (15.38%) Network Security
5 6 (15.38%) Firewall
5 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 6 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 5 (12.82%) Product Management
6 5 (12.82%) CISSP
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL
6 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
6 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
7 4 (10.26%) Selenium

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) Network Security
3 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 2 (5.13%) BGP
4 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.56%) PPP
5 1 (2.56%) GPRS
5 1 (2.56%) PSTN
5 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Big Data
2 4 (10.26%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) RequisitePro
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) International Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior IT Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.13%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) CESG
3 2 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (5.13%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.13%) RMADS
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) EPoS
4 1 (2.56%) EMV
4 1 (2.56%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) UNIX
1 8 (20.51%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Security Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 6 (15.38%) Information Assurance
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
4 5 (12.82%) Product Management
4 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
4 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Security Management
6 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C++
1 8 (20.51%) Java
1 8 (20.51%) Perl
1 8 (20.51%) PHP
1 8 (20.51%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) CISSP
3 3 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CEH
5 1 (2.56%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Juniper
2 2 (5.13%) Nokia
2 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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