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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 80 109 90
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -19
Contract jobs citing Information Security 48 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.63% 0.45% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.62% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £298 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +129.16%
Information Security
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2267 1788 1488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.80% 72.42% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 909 789
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 22
Average hourly rate £31.70 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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
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 30 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 +26 30 £400 +32.23% 8
Glasgow -1 11 £310 -18.95% 11
Dundee - 1 £475 -
Aberdeen - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 24 (29.63%) CISSP
3 18 (22.22%) Firewall
4 16 (19.75%) Banking
4 16 (19.75%) Degree
5 15 (18.52%) Windows
6 14 (17.28%) UNIX
7 13 (16.05%) Linux
7 13 (16.05%) Python
7 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.05%) CISM
7 13 (16.05%) Risk Management
7 13 (16.05%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
8 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
8 11 (13.58%) Perl
9 10 (12.35%) ITIL
9 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
9 10 (12.35%) Project Management
10 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 9 (11.11%) ArcSight
10 9 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 8 (9.88%) SIEM
11 8 (9.88%) Network Security
12 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (8.64%) Information Assurance
12 7 (8.64%) ISEB
13 6 (7.41%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (7.41%) IIS
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) CMS
4 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Agresso
1 1 (1.23%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.23%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.23%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Firewall
2 13 (16.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.88%) Network Security
5 6 (7.41%) Internet
6 5 (6.17%) Intranet
7 3 (3.70%) DNS
7 3 (3.70%) PPP
7 3 (3.70%) GPRS
7 3 (3.70%) PSTN
7 3 (3.70%) DHCP
8 2 (2.47%) BGP
8 2 (2.47%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.23%) LDAP
9 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.70%) Big Data
2 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.47%) Selenium
General
1 25 (30.86%) Finance
2 16 (19.75%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Legal
4 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.47%) Publishing
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Consultant
2 10 (12.35%) Security Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Architect
4 6 (7.41%) Developer
4 6 (7.41%) Information Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Security Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (4.94%) IT Risk Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Risk Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Information Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) Java SE
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) JMS
3 1 (1.23%) Spring
3 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.23%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.41%) CESG
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.47%) RMADS
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.47%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.47%) Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.23%) EMV
5 1 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) UNIX
3 13 (16.05%) Linux
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.47%) AIX
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Risk Management
2 10 (12.35%) Project Management
2 10 (12.35%) ITIL
3 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 9 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 8 (9.88%) SIEM
5 7 (8.64%) Information Assurance
6 6 (7.41%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.41%) Cyber Security
6 6 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.41%) Change Management
7 5 (6.17%) Service Management
7 5 (6.17%) Security Management
7 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.94%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.94%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) Python
2 11 (13.58%) Perl
3 6 (7.41%) Java
4 4 (4.94%) C++
4 4 (4.94%) C
5 3 (3.70%) PHP
5 3 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) CISSP
2 16 (19.75%) Degree
3 13 (16.05%) CISM
4 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (8.64%) ISEB
6 6 (7.41%) CISMP
7 5 (6.17%) PMP
7 5 (6.17%) PMI Certification
7 5 (6.17%) GCIA
8 3 (3.70%) CISA
9 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.23%) OCP
10 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.23%) GIAC
10 1 (1.23%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.23%) CRISC
10 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.47%) COBIT
3 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) NFS
1 1 (1.23%) Samba
1 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) ArcSight
3 4 (4.94%) Cisco
4 3 (3.70%) Juniper
4 3 (3.70%) HP
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 2 (2.47%) Nokia
5 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.23%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.23%) Charles River
6 1 (1.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.23%) Twitter
6 1 (1.23%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.23%) CommVault
6 1 (1.23%) NetApp
6 1 (1.23%) EMC
6 1 (1.23%) Avaya
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