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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 96 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 32 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 0.76% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.11% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 12
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£400 £415 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +84.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £403 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £443 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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
2099 1708 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.88% 68.29% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 853 787
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 £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 60 54
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £9.43 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £38.80 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 November 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 28 November 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 0 21 £390 - 6
Glasgow -1 7 £450 +8.43% 1
Fife - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 22 (34.92%) CISSP
3 16 (25.40%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.63%) CISM
5 13 (20.63%) Project Management
5 13 (20.63%) Degree
6 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 12 (19.05%) UNIX
6 12 (19.05%) Linux
7 11 (17.46%) Python
7 11 (17.46%) Perl
8 10 (15.87%) Security Management
9 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 9 (14.29%) Java
9 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.70%) C++
10 8 (12.70%) PHP
10 8 (12.70%) Banking
10 8 (12.70%) Security Testing
10 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.70%) Big Data
11 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
11 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (11.11%) MS Office
11 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
12 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
12 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance
13 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Intranet
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.76%) Network Security
4 2 (3.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Big Data
2 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Selenium
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) Hudson
3 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.59%) Maven
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) RequisitePro
3 1 (1.59%) JUnit
General
1 27 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Marketing
4 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.59%) International Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Consultant
2 14 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 13 (20.63%) Information Security Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Security Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Information Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Risk Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.59%) OSGi
4 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.59%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) JSTL
4 1 (1.59%) Java EE
4 1 (1.59%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
4 1 (1.59%) JSP
4 1 (1.59%) Servlets
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) CESG
4 3 (4.76%) Learning Management System
5 2 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.17%) RMADS
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
6 1 (1.59%) Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) UNIX
1 12 (19.05%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Risk Assessment
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Project Management
4 10 (15.87%) Security Management
5 9 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 8 (12.70%) Security Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance
9 5 (7.94%) Product Management
9 5 (7.94%) Information Security Management
9 5 (7.94%) ITIL
10 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.35%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) SIEM
11 3 (4.76%) Security Architecture
11 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Python
1 11 (17.46%) Perl
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) C++
3 8 (12.70%) PHP
4 4 (6.35%) SQL
5 2 (3.17%) C#
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) CISSP
2 13 (20.63%) CISM
2 13 (20.63%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) CISA
4 3 (4.76%) PMP
5 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.17%) ISEB
5 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.17%) GCIA
5 2 (3.17%) CEH
5 2 (3.17%) CISMP
5 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.59%) CRISC
6 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.17%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
3 1 (1.59%) IBM
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