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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 53 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.98% 0.98% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.22% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £210 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £424 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.90 £22.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+19.55% -62.50%
Information Security
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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
697 655 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.33% 79.98% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 291 298
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.41% +83.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) CISSP
3 8 (27.59%) Data Analysis
3 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
4 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (20.69%) SDLC
5 6 (20.69%) Analytics
5 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.69%) CISM
6 5 (17.24%) CESG
6 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
6 5 (17.24%) Data Management
6 5 (17.24%) GPG13
7 4 (13.79%) ISACA
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) UNIX
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Information Security Management
7 4 (13.79%) Security Management
7 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.34%) Legal
8 3 (10.34%) Banking
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle
8 3 (10.34%) Windows
8 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Security Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.90%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) IT Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) CESG
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) GIS
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Data Analysis
2 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
3 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 6 (20.69%) Analytics
3 6 (20.69%) SDLC
4 5 (17.24%) Data Management
5 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security Management
5 4 (13.79%) Security Management
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) SIEM
6 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (6.90%) UML
7 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.90%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) CISSP
2 6 (20.69%) CISM
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISACA
4 2 (6.90%) CISA
4 2 (6.90%) CRISC
5 1 (3.45%) GIAC
5 1 (3.45%) MOS
5 1 (3.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
2 7 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (17.24%) GPG13
4 1 (3.45%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) Qualys
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco