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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 98 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 39 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 1.13% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.44% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 12
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£415 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +43.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £375 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £860 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.80 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £17.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+173.34% -66.66%
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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Glasgow +7 15 £338 -27.02% 1
Edinburgh -15 14 £415 +2.15% 11
Stirling +13 4 £475 -5.00%
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Dundee - 2 £450 -
Fife - 1 - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (40.00%) Finance
2 18 (24.00%) CISSP
3 17 (22.67%) Banking
3 17 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (20.00%) Degree
5 12 (16.00%) CISM
6 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
6 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
7 10 (13.33%) Oracle
8 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (12.00%) Change Management
8 9 (12.00%) PCI DSS
9 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (10.67%) Service Management
10 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
10 7 (9.33%) Project Management
10 7 (9.33%) Windows
10 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.33%) Cyber Security
10 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
10 7 (9.33%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (9.33%) CISMP
11 6 (8.00%) Security Architecture
11 6 (8.00%) SDLC
11 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
11 6 (8.00%) UNIX
11 6 (8.00%) UML
11 6 (8.00%) Intranet
11 6 (8.00%) Internet

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (2.67%) IIS
1 2 (2.67%) Apache
1 2 (2.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Agresso
1 3 (4.00%) thinkFolio
1 3 (4.00%) Markit EDM
1 3 (4.00%) Eikon
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.00%) Intranet
2 6 (8.00%) Internet
2 6 (8.00%) Firewall
3 4 (5.33%) Network Security
4 3 (4.00%) PPP
4 3 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.00%) GPRS
4 3 (4.00%) PSTN
5 1 (1.33%) FTP
5 1 (1.33%) HTTP
5 1 (1.33%) VPN
5 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.67%) Hudson
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) Trac
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (22.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Publishing
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Security Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Information Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Risk Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Security Advisor
6 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Information Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) CESG
3 5 (6.67%) GIS
4 3 (4.00%) Statistics
4 3 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) iPhone
5 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) PRINCE2
1 11 (14.67%) Risk Management
2 9 (12.00%) Change Management
3 8 (10.67%) Service Management
4 7 (9.33%) Project Management
4 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
4 7 (9.33%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (9.33%) Cyber Security
5 6 (8.00%) SDLC
5 6 (8.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (8.00%) Security Management
5 6 (8.00%) UML
6 5 (6.67%) ITIL
6 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.67%) Information Security Management
6 5 (6.67%) SWOT Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) Analytics
7 4 (5.33%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) C
1 3 (4.00%) Python
1 3 (4.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
2 2 (2.67%) C++
2 2 (2.67%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) CISSP
2 15 (20.00%) Degree
3 12 (16.00%) CISM
4 7 (9.33%) CISMP
5 5 (6.67%) CISA
6 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.33%) ISACA
6 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) ISEB
7 2 (2.67%) MCSE
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) MOS
8 1 (1.33%) CRISC
8 1 (1.33%) SSCP
8 1 (1.33%) QiCA
8 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.67%) GPG13
4 2 (2.67%) COBIT
4 2 (2.67%) QA
4 2 (2.67%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Nagios
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (4.00%) Qualys
4 2 (2.67%) Opsware
4 2 (2.67%) F5
4 2 (2.67%) FireEye
4 2 (2.67%) Remedy
4 2 (2.67%) Charles River
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter
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