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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 86 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 36 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.82% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 13
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£400 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £90 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +187.97%
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
2211 1940 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.09% 75.05% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1093 932
Average daily rate £375 £379 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +13 19 £400 +10.34% 4
Glasgow -1 11 £413 +305.70% 9
Fife - 2 £275 - 1
Stirling - 1 £525 - 2
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 22 (27.85%) CISSP
3 21 (26.58%) Banking
4 18 (22.78%) Firewall
5 17 (21.52%) Degree
6 14 (17.72%) CISM
6 14 (17.72%) Windows
7 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
7 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
8 12 (15.19%) Risk Management
8 12 (15.19%) UNIX
9 11 (13.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (11.39%) Change Management
10 9 (11.39%) Network Security
11 8 (10.13%) Malware Analysis
11 8 (10.13%) Linux
12 7 (8.86%) Python
12 7 (8.86%) IIS
12 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
12 7 (8.86%) Cyber Security
12 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
12 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
12 7 (8.86%) SIEM
12 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
12 7 (8.86%) CISMP
12 7 (8.86%) Incident Management
13 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (7.59%) CISA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (8.86%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Agresso
1 3 (3.80%) Markit EDM
1 3 (3.80%) Eikon
1 3 (3.80%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) Firewall
2 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.92%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (11.39%) Network Security
5 6 (7.59%) Intranet
5 6 (7.59%) Internet
6 3 (3.80%) DNS
6 3 (3.80%) PPP
6 3 (3.80%) DHCP
6 3 (3.80%) GPRS
6 3 (3.80%) PSTN
7 2 (2.53%) BGP
7 2 (2.53%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.27%) SAN
8 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.27%) SSL
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
8 1 (1.27%) FTP
8 1 (1.27%) HTTP
8 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 21 (26.58%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Security Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Information Security Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Information Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Architect
4 9 (11.39%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Consultant
6 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Information Specialist
9 3 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) Java SE
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 2 (2.53%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) JMS
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.33%) CESG
4 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.80%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.53%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) EPoS
7 1 (1.27%) EMV
7 1 (1.27%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (1.27%) iSeries
7 1 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (1.27%) Statistics
7 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 12 (15.19%) UNIX
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) AIX
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) Risk Management
2 9 (11.39%) Change Management
3 8 (10.13%) Malware Analysis
4 7 (8.86%) Cyber Security
4 7 (8.86%) SIEM
4 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
4 7 (8.86%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.33%) ITIL
6 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 5 (6.33%) Data Protection
6 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.06%) Security Architecture
7 4 (5.06%) SDLC
7 4 (5.06%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (5.06%) Analytics
7 4 (5.06%) Service Management
7 4 (5.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) Python
2 5 (6.33%) Perl
3 4 (5.06%) C
4 3 (3.80%) SQL
4 3 (3.80%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.27%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) CISSP
2 17 (21.52%) Degree
3 14 (17.72%) CISM
4 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.86%) CISMP
5 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (7.59%) CISA
5 6 (7.59%) ISEB
6 3 (3.80%) PMP
6 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.80%) GCIA
7 2 (2.53%) CRISC
7 2 (2.53%) ISACA
8 1 (1.27%) OCP
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.27%) QiCA
8 1 (1.27%) GIAC
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
3 2 (2.53%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.53%) GPG13
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) NFS
1 1 (1.27%) Samba
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) ArcSight
3 4 (5.06%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) Juniper
4 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.80%) Qualys
5 2 (2.53%) Charles River
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) Nokia
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) CommVault
6 1 (1.27%) NetApp
6 1 (1.27%) Avaya
6 1 (1.27%) EMC
6 1 (1.27%) Sybase
6 1 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter
6 1 (1.27%) F5
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