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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 115 83
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -32
Contract jobs citing Information Security 45 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 0.24% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.34% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 13
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£413 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £330 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £450 £411
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +73.68%
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
2147 1770 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.59% 71.75% 69.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1204 895 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 March 2015. 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
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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
Edinburgh +20 25 £450 +38.46% 8
Glasgow +14 13 £172 -55.16% 4
Dundee - 1 £475 -
Aberdeen - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 19 (25.33%) CISSP
2 18 (24.00%) UNIX
2 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 18 (24.00%) Finance
3 17 (22.67%) Firewall
4 16 (21.33%) Python
4 16 (21.33%) Perl
5 14 (18.67%) Windows
6 13 (17.33%) Degree
7 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
8 11 (14.67%) Management Information System
8 11 (14.67%) Java
9 10 (13.33%) ITIL
9 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.33%) Project Management
9 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
9 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.00%) ArcSight
10 9 (12.00%) Banking
10 9 (12.00%) CISM
11 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (10.67%) C++
11 8 (10.67%) PHP
11 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
11 8 (10.67%) SIEM
11 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.67%) Big Data

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.67%) IIS
3 4 (5.33%) CMS
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Office
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) Firewall
2 12 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.33%) Network Security
5 3 (4.00%) DNS
5 3 (4.00%) DHCP
6 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) BGP
6 2 (2.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.33%) SAN
7 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.33%) PPP
7 1 (1.33%) LDAP
7 1 (1.33%) GPRS
7 1 (1.33%) PSTN
7 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Big Data
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Selenium
2 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.33%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) International Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Consultant
2 10 (13.33%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Security Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Risk Manager
6 4 (5.33%) IT Risk Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Information Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.67%) CSS
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.67%) Java SE
2 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.33%) JMS
3 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.00%) CESG
3 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.67%) RMADS
4 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.67%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) EMV
5 1 (1.33%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) Derivative
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) UNIX
1 18 (24.00%) Linux
2 14 (18.67%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) AIX
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Risk Management
1 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Project Management
2 10 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.67%) Security Testing
3 8 (10.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (10.67%) SIEM
4 7 (9.33%) Information Assurance
4 7 (9.33%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.33%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (8.00%) Product Management
6 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.67%) Service Management
7 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.33%) Security Management
7 4 (5.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) Perl
1 16 (21.33%) Python
2 11 (14.67%) Java
3 8 (10.67%) C++
3 8 (10.67%) PHP
4 4 (5.33%) SQL
5 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.67%) C
5 2 (2.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) CISSP
2 13 (17.33%) Degree
3 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.00%) CISM
5 6 (8.00%) PMP
6 5 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.67%) GCIA
7 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (5.33%) CISA
7 4 (5.33%) ISEB
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.67%) CRISC
8 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.33%) OCP
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.33%) VCP4
9 1 (1.33%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) COBIT
2 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) NFS
1 1 (1.33%) Samba
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco
4 3 (4.00%) Juniper
4 3 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle
5 2 (2.67%) Nokia
5 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.33%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.33%) CommVault
6 1 (1.33%) NetApp
6 1 (1.33%) EMC
6 1 (1.33%) Avaya
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