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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
Rank 59 89 96
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 47 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.88% 1.51% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.91% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 17
Median daily rate £525 £463 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +18.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £391 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £623 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £433
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +100.00%

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
1347 2046 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.54% 79.27% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 1124 1132
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.10 £44.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +40 38 £538 -10.41% 8
Glasgow +3 7 £448 +43.20% 6
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 29 (40.28%) Finance
2 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
3 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.44%) SSL
4 14 (19.44%) HTTPS
4 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
5 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) Security Architecture
5 13 (18.06%) Unix
6 12 (16.67%) J2EE
6 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 11 (15.28%) Banking
7 11 (15.28%) CISSP
7 11 (15.28%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (13.89%) IBM
8 10 (13.89%) Firewall
9 9 (12.50%) Cryptography
9 9 (12.50%) CEH
9 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 9 (12.50%) CREST Certified
10 8 (11.11%) SANS
10 8 (11.11%) DataPower
10 8 (11.11%) Cisco
10 8 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (11.11%) GIAC
11 7 (9.72%) Internet
11 7 (9.72%) Java
11 7 (9.72%) JBoss

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.72%) JBoss
2 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Markit EDM
1 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) HTTPS
1 14 (19.44%) SSL
2 10 (13.89%) Firewall
3 7 (9.72%) Internet
4 6 (8.33%) LDAP
5 3 (4.17%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.78%) HTTP
7 1 (1.39%) Network Security
7 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 29 (40.28%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Architect
2 16 (22.22%) Consultant
3 12 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 11 (15.28%) Security Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (8.33%) Security Advisor
8 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Identity Management Specialist
8 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Risk Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) J2EE
2 6 (8.33%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 5 (6.94%) CSS
4 3 (4.17%) .NET
4 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.17%) Middleware
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (2.78%) HTML
5 2 (2.78%) JSON
5 2 (2.78%) Kafka
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) CSS3
6 1 (1.39%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 8 (11.11%) DataPower
3 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) CESG
4 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (8.33%) Statistics
5 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.39%) Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) PKI
7 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.06%) Unix
2 5 (6.94%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Risk Management
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.06%) Information Assurance
3 13 (18.06%) Security Architecture
4 11 (15.28%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 8 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 8 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (9.72%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (8.33%) Analytics
8 6 (8.33%) SIEM
8 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.33%) Threat Modelling
9 5 (6.94%) Project Management
9 5 (6.94%) TOGAF
10 4 (5.56%) Identity Management
10 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.56%) Programme Management
11 3 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring
11 3 (4.17%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 7 (9.72%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.78%) C#
4 2 (2.78%) Python
4 2 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) CISSP
4 9 (12.50%) CEH
4 9 (12.50%) CREST Certified
5 8 (11.11%) GIAC
5 8 (11.11%) SANS
6 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.17%) CCNA
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.17%) CISM
6 3 (4.17%) MCP
6 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.78%) CGEIT
7 2 (2.78%) CISA
7 2 (2.78%) CRISC
8 1 (1.39%) CCNP
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO27005
2 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (4.17%) COBIT
5 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) IAG
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 6 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (6.94%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (2.78%) Ansible
3 2 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.78%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.78%) logstash
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.78%) Puppet
4 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) IBM
2 8 (11.11%) Cisco
3 6 (8.33%) CA
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) NetWitness
4 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.94%) Sourcefire
5 4 (5.56%) F5
6 3 (4.17%) Intel Security
6 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
7 2 (2.78%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.78%) SAP
8 1 (1.39%) Qualys
8 1 (1.39%) Splunk
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec