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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 92 91 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 31 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.79% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £251 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.46% +23.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £94 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £435 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +71.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
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
1974 1719 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.27% 68.30% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 847 831
Average daily rate £380 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 59 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 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 October 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 +2 18 £390 - 2
Glasgow 0 11 £500 +419.68% 1
Fife - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 21 (36.84%) CISSP
3 12 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
4 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) CISM
4 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 10 (17.54%) UNIX
6 8 (14.04%) Java
6 8 (14.04%) MS Office
6 8 (14.04%) Banking
6 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
7 7 (12.28%) CEH
7 7 (12.28%) C++
7 7 (12.28%) Perl
7 7 (12.28%) PHP
7 7 (12.28%) Linux
7 7 (12.28%) Python
7 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
7 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.28%) Big Data
8 6 (10.53%) CISA
8 6 (10.53%) Security Management
8 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.77%) CISMP
9 5 (8.77%) Marketing
9 5 (8.77%) Intranet

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Intranet
2 3 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
2 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Maven
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) RequisitePro
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) Hudson
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) International Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Consultant
2 18 (31.58%) Security Consultant
3 14 (24.56%) Information Security Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Information Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Information Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) Java EE
4 1 (1.75%) J2EE
4 1 (1.75%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) Servlets
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) OSGi
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.75%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) CESG
3 3 (5.26%) Learning Management System
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) RMADS
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) UNIX
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Risk Management
4 7 (12.28%) Project Management
4 7 (12.28%) Security Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
5 6 (10.53%) Security Management
5 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (7.02%) Product Management
6 4 (7.02%) Information Assurance
6 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Scrum
7 3 (5.26%) OO
7 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) C++
2 7 (12.28%) Perl
2 7 (12.28%) PHP
2 7 (12.28%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) CISSP
2 11 (19.30%) CISM
2 11 (19.30%) Degree
3 7 (12.28%) CEH
4 6 (10.53%) CISA
5 5 (8.77%) CISMP
6 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.51%) SSCP
6 2 (3.51%) CCSP
6 2 (3.51%) ISEB
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.51%) GIAC
7 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.75%) PMP
7 1 (1.75%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) VMware
2 1 (1.75%) Citrix
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe
2 1 (1.75%) IBM