The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 97 80 105
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +25
Contract jobs citing Information Security 34 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 1.63% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.05% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 4
Average daily rate £412 £425 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £109 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £498 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2031 2098 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.71% 79.32% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1198 834
Average daily rate £380 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
Average hourly rate £33.71 £27.50 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.77 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £47.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +13 16 £288 +209.13% 3
Edinburgh -22 12 £425 -5.55% 3
Renfrewshire -7 2 £397 -9.37%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £750 - 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Banking
3 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
3 11 (18.33%) Unix
3 11 (18.33%) HTTPS
3 11 (18.33%) SSL
3 11 (18.33%) IBM
4 10 (16.67%) J2EE
4 10 (16.67%) Change Management
5 9 (15.00%) ITIL
5 9 (15.00%) DataPower
5 9 (15.00%) Analytics
6 8 (13.33%) Asset Management
7 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.67%) Tivoli
7 7 (11.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (11.67%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 7 (11.67%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (10.00%) Service Management
8 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
9 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (8.33%) CISSP
9 5 (8.33%) LDAP
9 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
9 5 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTPS
1 11 (18.33%) SSL
2 5 (8.33%) Internet
2 5 (8.33%) LDAP
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
4 3 (5.00%) Firewall
4 3 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.33%) LAN
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) IntruShield
6 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 10 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Server Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Junior
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) J2EE
2 7 (11.67%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) DataPower
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Cybercrime
3 3 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.33%) Derivative
4 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Unix
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Change Management
2 9 (15.00%) Analytics
2 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 8 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 7 (11.67%) Data Analysis
4 7 (11.67%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.00%) Service Management
6 5 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.67%) Security Management
7 4 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) CISSP
2 4 (6.67%) CISA
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) CGEIT
4 2 (3.33%) CISM
4 2 (3.33%) CRISC
5 1 (1.67%) GIAC
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB
5 1 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) MiFID
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Tivoli
1 7 (11.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) IBM
2 5 (8.33%) CA
3 4 (6.67%) FireEye
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.33%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
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