The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 106 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 25 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 0.97% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.36% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £94
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +290.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £186 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £525 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £60.00 £33.40
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +79.64%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2049 1762 1735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.69% 71.25% 65.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1071 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Information Security
UK

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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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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
Edinburgh -11 15 £375 - 5
Glasgow -5 7 £400 +32.89% 6
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (58.33%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) CISSP
3 12 (33.33%) CISM
4 11 (30.56%) Banking
5 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.67%) Windows
7 6 (16.67%) CEH
7 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 4 (11.11%) CISA
9 4 (11.11%) Security Management
9 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) Web Services
9 4 (11.11%) Project Management
9 4 (11.11%) CISMP
10 3 (8.33%) Data Management
10 3 (8.33%) Marketing
10 3 (8.33%) jBPM
10 3 (8.33%) QA
10 3 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 3 (8.33%) Data Architecture
10 3 (8.33%) SAML
10 3 (8.33%) SOA
10 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.33%) JBoss
10 3 (8.33%) MS Office

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) Hudson
1 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) International Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Consultant
2 18 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 15 (41.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Information Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 3 (8.33%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Information Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Head of IT
8 1 (2.78%) IT Security Manager
8 1 (2.78%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) jBPM
2 3 (8.33%) SAML
2 3 (8.33%) JAAS
3 1 (2.78%) Java EE
3 1 (2.78%) JSTL
3 1 (2.78%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
3 1 (2.78%) OSGi
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) Servlets
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.56%) RMADS
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) MVS
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 6 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (11.11%) Security Management
3 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Data Management
4 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.33%) Data Architecture
4 3 (8.33%) SOA
4 3 (8.33%) Data Security
5 2 (5.56%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.56%) SIEM
5 2 (5.56%) Matrix Management
5 2 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) CISSP
2 12 (33.33%) CISM
3 6 (16.67%) CEH
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) CISA
5 4 (11.11%) CISMP
6 2 (5.56%) GIAC
6 2 (5.56%) SSCP
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
1 3 (8.33%) CRD IV
1 3 (8.33%) COREP
1 3 (8.33%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (5.56%) F5
3 1 (2.78%) Qualys
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec
3 1 (2.78%) Remedy
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
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