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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 102 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 32 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 1.10% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.35% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 15
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -60.78%
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
2160 2586 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 83.24% 81.14% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1301 1137
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 56 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.70 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +8 21 £513 +25.76% 6
Glasgow -8 4 £473 +14.54% 3
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £420 -
Stirling 0 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £445 -
Inverclyde - 1 £400 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 21 (28.77%) CISSP
3 20 (27.40%) Banking
4 16 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (16.44%) Security Management
6 11 (15.07%) Unix
6 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (15.07%) Network Security
7 10 (13.70%) PKI
7 10 (13.70%) SIEM
7 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (13.70%) CISM
7 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.33%) Analytics
9 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
9 7 (9.59%) Windows
9 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
9 7 (9.59%) SSL
9 7 (9.59%) IBM
9 7 (9.59%) CISA
9 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (9.59%) DataPower
9 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
9 7 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.22%) Security Operations
10 6 (8.22%) Planning and Forecasting
10 6 (8.22%) Data Integration

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%) WebSphere
1 6 (8.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (8.22%) WebSphere Portal
2 5 (6.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.11%) CICS
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Connections
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) Network Security
2 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
2 7 (9.59%) SSL
3 6 (8.22%) Firewall
3 6 (8.22%) HTTP
4 5 (6.85%) Wireless
5 2 (2.74%) BGP
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.74%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.74%) Internet
5 2 (2.74%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) LDAP
5 2 (2.74%) MPLS
5 2 (2.74%) VPN
5 2 (2.74%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) FTP
6 1 (1.37%) Intranet
6 1 (1.37%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Big Data
1 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.85%) Hadoop
1 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 20 (27.40%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Front Office
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Security Analyst
3 12 (16.44%) Consultant
4 10 (13.70%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.96%) Architect
5 8 (10.96%) Security Manager
6 7 (9.59%) SIEM Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Data Architect
7 6 (8.22%) IT Manager
7 6 (8.22%) WebSphere Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) Big Data Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) CISSP Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) IT Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Server Specialist
9 4 (5.48%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Security Officer
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) J2EE
2 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) PKI
2 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) DataPower
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Data Integration
4 5 (6.85%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.48%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.37%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Unix
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) AIX
3 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Solaris
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Security Management
2 11 (15.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (13.70%) Risk Management
3 10 (13.70%) SIEM
3 10 (13.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (12.33%) Analytics
5 7 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (8.22%) Change Management
6 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.22%) High Availability
6 6 (8.22%) Information Security Management
6 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.22%) Planning and Forecasting
6 6 (8.22%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (8.22%) Security Operations
6 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.85%) Business Continuity
7 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
2 6 (8.22%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) SQL
3 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) CISSP
2 10 (13.70%) CISM
3 7 (9.59%) CISA
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) CISMP
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.74%) CCNA
6 2 (2.74%) CCNP
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.74%) MCP
6 2 (2.74%) MCSE
6 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.48%) COBIT
2 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.11%) ISO27005
4 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (1.37%) RMADS
5 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) RACF
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.74%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.74%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) IBM
2 6 (8.22%) Intel Security
3 5 (6.85%) Qualys
3 5 (6.85%) Symantec
4 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.11%) CA
5 3 (4.11%) Splunk
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 1 (1.37%) Cognos