The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.17% 0.92% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.31% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £102 £91
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+391.76% +11.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
677 459 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.37% 70.18% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 252 308
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Glasgow region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Glasgow region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (42.11%) Finance
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) CISM
4 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
4 5 (26.32%) Intranet
4 5 (26.32%) HTML
4 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (15.79%) Learning Management System
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
7 2 (10.53%) SSCP
7 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.53%) CCSP
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) GIAC
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 7

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Intranet
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
2 7 (36.84%) Security Consultant
2 7 (36.84%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Information Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Learning Management System
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.53%) RMADS
3 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Risk Management
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Information Governance
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) SSCP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCSP
3 2 (10.53%) GIAC
3 2 (10.53%) CEH
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) CRD IV
2 1 (5.26%) COREP
2 1 (5.26%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix