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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 67 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 20 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 0.58% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.80% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
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£390 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
1087 876 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.66% 72.22% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 472 276
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 12
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £151.40 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (21.05%) C++
4 8 (21.05%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 8 (21.05%) PHP
4 8 (21.05%) UNIX
4 8 (21.05%) Linux
4 8 (21.05%) Python
4 8 (21.05%) CISSP
4 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
4 8 (21.05%) Banking
4 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) Big Data
5 6 (15.79%) Security Management
5 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
5 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) Project Management
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.16%) Product Management
7 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.53%) CISM
7 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.53%) Marketing
7 4 (10.53%) Selenium

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) GPRS
4 1 (2.63%) PSTN
4 1 (2.63%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) Big Data
2 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) RequisitePro
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Marketing
4 3 (7.89%) Legal
5 2 (5.26%) Publishing
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Consultant
2 9 (23.68%) Security Consultant
3 8 (21.05%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Information Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Information Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
8 2 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) CESG
4 2 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (5.26%) RMADS
5 1 (2.63%) EPoS
5 1 (2.63%) EMV
5 1 (2.63%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
3 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.79%) Information Assurance
4 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.79%) Security Management
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.16%) Product Management
5 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
7 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) Web Development
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) C++
1 8 (21.05%) Java
1 8 (21.05%) Perl
1 8 (21.05%) PHP
1 8 (21.05%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) CISSP
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) CISM
4 2 (5.26%) CEH
4 2 (5.26%) CISMP
4 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) CISA
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) PMP
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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