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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 89 112 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 36 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 0.63% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.83% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £102 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £900 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
Information Security
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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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 +11 19 £400 - 3
Edinburgh +3 8 £400 +6.66% 3
Stirling - 5 £500 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (38.37%) Finance
2 22 (25.58%) CISSP
3 20 (23.26%) Banking
4 18 (20.93%) Degree
5 16 (18.60%) CISM
6 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (16.28%) Risk Management
8 12 (13.95%) Firewall
8 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
8 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
9 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
9 11 (12.79%) Change Management
10 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
11 8 (9.30%) Network Security
11 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
11 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (9.30%) Service Management
11 8 (9.30%) Oracle
12 7 (8.14%) IIS
12 7 (8.14%) UNIX
12 7 (8.14%) CESG
12 7 (8.14%) Asset Management
12 7 (8.14%) Data Analysis
12 7 (8.14%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (8.14%) CISMP
12 7 (8.14%) SDLC
12 7 (8.14%) Cyber Security
13 6 (6.98%) Analytics
13 6 (6.98%) Malware Analysis

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (8.14%) IIS
2 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.65%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.49%) MS Office
4 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Agresso
1 3 (3.49%) thinkFolio
1 3 (3.49%) Markit EDM
1 3 (3.49%) Eikon
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.30%) Network Security
4 6 (6.98%) Intranet
4 6 (6.98%) Internet
5 3 (3.49%) DNS
5 3 (3.49%) PPP
5 3 (3.49%) GPRS
5 3 (3.49%) PSTN
5 3 (3.49%) DHCP
5 3 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.33%) BGP
6 2 (2.33%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.16%) SSL
7 1 (1.16%) SAN
7 1 (1.16%) FTP
7 1 (1.16%) HTTP
7 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (38.37%) Finance
2 20 (23.26%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
3 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Analyst
2 14 (16.28%) Security Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Information Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Architect
5 9 (10.47%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (3.49%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.33%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) Java SE
3 1 (1.16%) JMS
3 1 (1.16%) Middleware
3 1 (1.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) CESG
3 5 (5.81%) GIS
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.33%) iPhone
4 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) UNIX
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.16%) AIX
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Risk Management
2 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
3 11 (12.79%) Change Management
4 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.30%) Service Management
5 7 (8.14%) Asset Management
5 7 (8.14%) Data Analysis
5 7 (8.14%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (8.14%) Cyber Security
5 7 (8.14%) SDLC
6 6 (6.98%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (6.98%) Analytics
6 6 (6.98%) Security Architecture
6 6 (6.98%) ITIL
6 6 (6.98%) Security Management
6 6 (6.98%) UML
6 6 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
7 5 (5.81%) Information Security Management
7 5 (5.81%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) C
2 3 (3.49%) Java
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) Python
2 3 (3.49%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
3 2 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (25.58%) CISSP
2 18 (20.93%) Degree
3 16 (18.60%) CISM
4 7 (8.14%) CISMP
5 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (6.98%) ISEB
5 6 (6.98%) CISA
6 4 (4.65%) ISACA
7 2 (2.33%) MOS
7 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.33%) CRISC
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.16%) QiCA
8 1 (1.16%) GIAC
8 1 (1.16%) OCP
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (10.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.81%) GPG13
4 3 (3.49%) COBIT
5 2 (2.33%) QA
5 2 (2.33%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) NFS
1 1 (1.16%) Samba
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) CheckPoint
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco
4 3 (3.49%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.49%) Qualys
4 3 (3.49%) Juniper
5 2 (2.33%) Nokia
5 2 (2.33%) Charles River
5 2 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (1.16%) Twitter
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.16%) CommVault
6 1 (1.16%) NetApp
6 1 (1.16%) Sybase
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) EMC
6 1 (1.16%) Avaya