The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Specialist
Rank 127 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Specialist 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.041% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.043% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£370 - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £431
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2530 2319 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.03% 94.08% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1125 1139
Average daily rate £365 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 75 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Security Specialist
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Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Specialist across the Scotland region.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Specialist across the Scotland region.

Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Specialist
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 Security Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Moray - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Security Specialist
UK

Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Security Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Wyse
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Dell

Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Security Specialist in their job title 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 with Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Wyse