The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 5.60% 3.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.14% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
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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 Renfrewshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
114 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 91.20% 76.67% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 31 26
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Renfrewshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Information Security
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) ArcSight
1 6 (85.71%) SIEM
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) PMP
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (42.86%) GCIA
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technology Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
1 6 (85.71%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) PMP
3 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
3 3 (42.86%) GCIA
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) ArcSight
2 2 (28.57%) HP