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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 82 69 64
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 1.25% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.62% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-31.01% -51.68%
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
1284 988 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.46% 77.37% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 578 365
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 (40.00%) Banking
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
3 9 (25.71%) Change Management
4 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) Degree
5 7 (20.00%) Firewall
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.14%) CISM
6 6 (17.14%) Intranet
6 6 (17.14%) Internet
6 6 (17.14%) ISEB
6 6 (17.14%) CISSP
6 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (17.14%) CISMP
6 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
7 4 (11.43%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Network Security
8 3 (8.57%) Markit EDM
8 3 (8.57%) Eikon
8 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (8.57%) thinkFolio
8 3 (8.57%) Linux
8 3 (8.57%) SQL
8 3 (8.57%) UNIX
8 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
8 3 (8.57%) Agresso

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Agresso
1 3 (8.57%) thinkFolio
1 3 (8.57%) Markit EDM
1 3 (8.57%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) Intranet
2 6 (17.14%) Internet
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
General
1 14 (40.00%) Banking
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Security Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Information Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Security Advisor
6 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) IT Support
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (2.86%) Head of Infrastructure
8 1 (2.86%) IT Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Information Security Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Audit Manager
8 1 (2.86%) IT Support Specialist
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Security Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) iSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Change Management
2 8 (22.86%) PRINCE2
3 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security
5 4 (11.43%) Malware Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.71%) Wealth Management
7 2 (5.71%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.86%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.86%) SDLC
8 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 6 (17.14%) CISMP
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 6 (17.14%) CISSP
2 6 (17.14%) CISM
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CISA
4 1 (2.86%) QiCA
4 1 (2.86%) OCP
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) NFS
1 1 (2.86%) Samba
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.71%) Charles River
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) FireEye
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.86%) EMC
4 1 (2.86%) CommVault
4 1 (2.86%) NetApp
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat