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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 81 121 114
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 46 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.52% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £186 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.48% -25.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £82 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £452 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
2308 1925 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.30% 72.83% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1031 896
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 23
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.09 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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 +29 29 £400 +42.85% 10
Glasgow 0 11 £350 +314.81% 9
Fife - 2 £275 -
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (34.52%) Finance
2 27 (32.14%) CISSP
3 21 (25.00%) Banking
4 20 (23.81%) Firewall
5 18 (21.43%) Degree
6 16 (19.05%) Windows
7 15 (17.86%) CISM
7 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (16.67%) UNIX
9 13 (15.48%) Linux
9 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
10 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 12 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.10%) Python
12 10 (11.90%) Project Management
12 10 (11.90%) ITIL
13 9 (10.71%) Perl
13 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
13 9 (10.71%) Change Management
13 9 (10.71%) ArcSight
14 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
14 8 (9.52%) SIEM
14 8 (9.52%) Network Security
15 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (8.33%) CISMP
15 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
15 7 (8.33%) IIS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Office
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Agresso
1 2 (2.38%) thinkFolio
1 2 (2.38%) Markit EDM
1 2 (2.38%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.81%) Firewall
2 15 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.52%) Network Security
5 6 (7.14%) Intranet
5 6 (7.14%) Internet
6 3 (3.57%) DNS
6 3 (3.57%) PPP
6 3 (3.57%) GPRS
6 3 (3.57%) PSTN
6 3 (3.57%) DHCP
7 2 (2.38%) BGP
7 2 (2.38%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.19%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.19%) LDAP
8 1 (1.19%) SAN
8 1 (1.19%) VPN
8 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 29 (34.52%) Finance
2 21 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Publishing
3 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) International Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Security Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Consultant
3 10 (11.90%) Architect
4 9 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Developer
8 4 (4.76%) IT Risk Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Risk Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Compliance Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) XML
2 2 (2.38%) Java SE
3 1 (1.19%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.19%) Spring
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.14%) CESG
3 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.38%) RMADS
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) BYOD
6 1 (1.19%) iSeries
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) Statistics
6 1 (1.19%) EPoS
6 1 (1.19%) EMV
6 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) UNIX
3 13 (15.48%) Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
2 10 (11.90%) Project Management
2 10 (11.90%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Change Management
4 8 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 8 (9.52%) SIEM
5 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.33%) Cyber Security
5 7 (8.33%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.95%) Information Assurance
7 5 (5.95%) Service Management
7 5 (5.95%) Security Management
7 5 (5.95%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (5.95%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 4 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) Python
2 9 (10.71%) Perl
3 4 (4.76%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) C
4 3 (3.57%) SQL
5 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) CISSP
2 18 (21.43%) Degree
3 15 (17.86%) CISM
4 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (8.33%) CISMP
6 5 (5.95%) GCIA
6 5 (5.95%) CISA
6 5 (5.95%) ISEB
6 5 (5.95%) PMP
6 5 (5.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.19%) CRISC
8 1 (1.19%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.19%) GIAC
8 1 (1.19%) QiCA
8 1 (1.19%) OCP
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.57%) COBIT
4 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.38%) QA
4 2 (2.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.19%) Samba
1 1 (1.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) ArcSight
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Juniper
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Nokia
5 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.38%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.19%) Twitter
6 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.19%) Charles River
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Sybase
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.19%) Avaya
6 1 (1.19%) CommVault
6 1 (1.19%) NetApp
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
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