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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 111 89 113
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 37 43 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 1.44% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.81% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 4
Median daily rate £510 £400 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% +115.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £295 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £68.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
2479 2370 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.08% 79.18% 76.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1416 1286 1099
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 28
Median hourly rate £37.75 £30.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 20 £510 +27.50% 1
Glasgow -1 6 - - 2
Stirling +11 4 £550 +29.41%
Inverclyde - 3 £440 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £500 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) CISSP
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 13 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (17.14%) Analytics
5 10 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (14.29%) Unix
6 9 (12.86%) SSL
6 9 (12.86%) HTTPS
6 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.86%) Security Management
6 9 (12.86%) CISA
6 9 (12.86%) CISM
6 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.43%) IBM
7 8 (11.43%) J2EE
8 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 7 (10.00%) Firewall
8 7 (10.00%) SIEM
8 7 (10.00%) DataPower
8 7 (10.00%) PKI
8 7 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 6 (8.57%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 6 (8.57%) Change Management
9 6 (8.57%) Identity Management
9 6 (8.57%) CA
9 6 (8.57%) Tivoli
9 6 (8.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (7.14%) RACF

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.29%) CICS
1 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Portal
2 2 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) HTTPS
1 9 (12.86%) SSL
2 7 (10.00%) Firewall
3 5 (7.14%) Internet
3 5 (7.14%) LDAP
3 5 (7.14%) Wireless
4 4 (5.71%) Network Security
5 3 (4.29%) HTTP
5 3 (4.29%) LAN
5 3 (4.29%) WAN
6 2 (2.86%) BGP
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.86%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (1.43%) FTP
7 1 (1.43%) Intranet
7 1 (1.43%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Big Data
1 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
1 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Publishing
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Architect
4 8 (11.43%) Security Manager
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Consultant
5 7 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Big Data Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.71%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Server Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) SIEM Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) J2EE
2 6 (8.57%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) DataPower
1 7 (10.00%) PKI
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Data Integration
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Cybercrime
4 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.86%) Derivative
5 2 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Analytics
2 10 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.86%) Risk Management
3 9 (12.86%) Security Management
4 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 7 (10.00%) SIEM
5 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) Identity Management
6 5 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.14%) Information Security Management
6 5 (7.14%) Internal Audit
6 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.14%) Service Design
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.71%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.71%) High Availability
8 3 (4.29%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.29%) Java
3 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) CISSP
2 9 (12.86%) CISA
2 9 (12.86%) CISM
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) CCNP
5 2 (2.86%) CGEIT
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) CRISC
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) MCP
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) GIAC
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB
6 1 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) ISO27005
3 2 (2.86%) COBIT
3 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.43%) MiFID
4 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) RACF
2 4 (5.71%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Tivoli
1 6 (8.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (2.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.86%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.43%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) IBM
2 6 (8.57%) CA
3 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
5 2 (2.86%) Qualys
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
Highlands & Islands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greenock
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago