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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 79 93 98
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 44 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.17% 1.30% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.63% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 17
Median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £114 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -38.00%
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
1630 2264 2174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.49% 79.41% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1193 1215
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 23
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +36 31 £550 +15.78% 8
Glasgow +4 10 £448 +43.20% 2
West Dunbartonshire -3 2 £495 +17.85%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 19 (26.03%) Unix
3 18 (24.66%) Risk Management
4 17 (23.29%) HTTPS
4 17 (23.29%) SSL
5 16 (21.92%) Shell Script
5 16 (21.92%) J2EE
6 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
6 15 (20.55%) Information Assurance
7 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (17.81%) IBM
8 13 (17.81%) CISSP
8 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
8 13 (17.81%) Security Architecture
8 13 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (16.44%) DataPower
10 10 (13.70%) Firewall
11 9 (12.33%) Java
11 9 (12.33%) Banking
11 9 (12.33%) CEH
11 9 (12.33%) Cryptography
11 9 (12.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (12.33%) CREST Certified
12 8 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.96%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (10.96%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (10.96%) GIAC
12 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
12 8 (10.96%) Internet

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 6 (8.22%) JBoss
1 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.85%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Markit EDM
1 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) HTTPS
1 17 (23.29%) SSL
2 10 (13.70%) Firewall
3 8 (10.96%) Internet
4 7 (9.59%) LDAP
5 5 (6.85%) HTTP
6 3 (4.11%) Network Security
6 3 (4.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.37%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
5 2 (2.74%) Law
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Architect
1 16 (21.92%) Consultant
2 14 (19.18%) Security Consultant
3 11 (15.07%) Security Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (13.70%) Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) Security Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Identity Management Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) Security Advisor
7 5 (6.85%) CISSP Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Specialist
9 3 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) J2EE
2 7 (9.59%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 3 (4.11%) Middleware
4 2 (2.74%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.74%) CSS
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) JSON
4 2 (2.74%) SOAP
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.37%) Kafka
5 1 (1.37%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) DataPower
2 9 (12.33%) Cryptography
3 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (8.22%) CESG
5 6 (8.22%) Statistics
6 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
7 3 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (4.11%) PKI
8 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.37%) Derivative
9 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Unix
2 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) AIX
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Risk Management
2 15 (20.55%) Information Assurance
3 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (17.81%) Security Architecture
5 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.96%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
5 8 (10.96%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.22%) Analytics
7 6 (8.22%) Threat Modelling
8 5 (6.85%) Change Management
8 5 (6.85%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.85%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 5 (6.85%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) Threat Management
9 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) Shell Script
2 9 (12.33%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) R
4 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) CISSP
2 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) CEH
3 9 (12.33%) CREST Certified
4 8 (10.96%) GIAC
4 8 (10.96%) SANS
5 5 (6.85%) CISM
6 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.74%) CGEIT
6 2 (2.74%) CISA
6 2 (2.74%) CRISC
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.37%) MCP
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (8.22%) ISO27005
3 5 (6.85%) COBIT
4 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.37%) IAG
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Tivoli
1 7 (9.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 5 (6.85%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.37%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.37%) logstash
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) IBM
2 7 (9.59%) CA
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco
3 5 (6.85%) Intel Security
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) NetWitness
3 5 (6.85%) Palo Alto
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.85%) Sourcefire
4 4 (5.48%) Symantec
5 3 (4.11%) Qualys
5 3 (4.11%) Splunk
6 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.74%) F5
6 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle
6 2 (2.74%) SAP
7 1 (1.37%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.37%) VMware
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