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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 93 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 32 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.21% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 7
Average daily rate
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£406 £336 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.08% +22.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £90 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £24.76
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +61.58%
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
2096 1735 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.37% 69.76% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 857 890
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +46.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 +4 18 £388 - 7
Glasgow -9 10 £500 +391.76% 2
Fife - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 21 (42.86%) CISSP
3 11 (22.45%) CISM
4 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.41%) Banking
5 9 (18.37%) Degree
5 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (18.37%) MS Office
6 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
7 7 (14.29%) CEH
8 6 (12.24%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) UNIX
8 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.24%) Security Management
9 5 (10.20%) CISA
9 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) CISMP
9 5 (10.20%) Windows
9 5 (10.20%) HTML
9 5 (10.20%) Intranet
10 4 (8.16%) Java
10 4 (8.16%) Marketing
10 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (6.12%) Big Data
11 3 (6.12%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.12%) Data Protection

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Intranet
2 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Selenium
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) Hudson
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.04%) JUnit
2 1 (2.04%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 10 (20.41%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) International Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Consultant
2 19 (38.78%) Security Consultant
3 15 (30.61%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Security Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) Information Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) IT Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Head of IT
8 2 (4.08%) Information Risk Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Development Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.08%) Development Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) JSP
3 1 (2.04%) Servlets
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Java EE
3 1 (2.04%) JSTL
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
3 1 (2.04%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.04%) OSGi
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Learning Management System
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) RMADS
3 2 (4.08%) CESG
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) Project Management
2 6 (12.24%) Security Management
2 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
3 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.12%) Security Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.08%) Time Management
6 2 (4.08%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Security
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) C++
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
2 3 (6.12%) PHP
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) CISSP
2 11 (22.45%) CISM
3 9 (18.37%) Degree
4 7 (14.29%) CEH
5 5 (10.20%) CISMP
5 5 (10.20%) CISA
6 2 (4.08%) CCSP
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.08%) SSCP
6 2 (4.08%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) CRD IV
2 1 (2.04%) COREP
2 1 (2.04%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe
2 1 (2.04%) Citrix
2 1 (2.04%) VMware
2 1 (2.04%) IBM
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