Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 76 105
Rank change year-on-year -19 +29 -17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 40 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.36% 2.23% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.66% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £550 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.23% +30.95% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £415 £378
90th Percentile £608 £724 £614
Scotland median daily rate £400 £500 £415
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.48% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.80

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2483 1767 2677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.28% 83.70% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1453 1019 1381
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £262
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.52% +20.61%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.35 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Edinburgh

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Edinburgh

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Edinburgh

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (27.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 9 (22.50%) Data Protection
4 9 (22.50%) Finance
5 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (15.00%) GDPR
8 5 (12.50%) Information Assurance
8 5 (12.50%) DNS
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
8 5 (12.50%) Security Management
8 5 (12.50%) Internet
8 5 (12.50%) CISSP
8 5 (12.50%) CESG
8 5 (12.50%) Banking
8 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
9 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.00%) Change Management
9 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) ITIL
9 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) JBoss
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
5 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (5.00%) HTTP
5 2 (5.00%) Intranet
5 2 (5.00%) LDAP
5 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security
5 2 (5.00%) SMTP
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) DMZ
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
5 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Security Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Security Advisor
4 4 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.50%) GDPR Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Information Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Java EE
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.50%) CESG
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Data Protection
2 8 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (12.50%) Information Assurance
5 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
5 5 (12.50%) Security Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) ISMS
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Change Control
7 3 (7.50%) Data Privacy
7 3 (7.50%) Disk Encryption
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.00%) Java
1 2 (5.00%) Perl
1 2 (5.00%) PHP
1 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (12.50%) CISSP
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) CLAS
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.50%) IISP
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CEH
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.50%) OSCP
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (27.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (15.00%) GDPR
4 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (5.00%) COBIT
5 2 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.50%) BS7799
6 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.00%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle