Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 36 74 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 2.55% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.92% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -10.63%
10th Percentile £218 £322 £385
90th Percentile £598 £558 £950
Scotland median daily rate £500 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.16% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £13.16 -
% change year-on-year +93.77% - -

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 1,958 2,535 1,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 85.95% 87.44% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,057 1,518 1,067
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £295 £260
90th Percentile £590 £571 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +84.21% +20.14%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.46 £12.60
90th Percentile £45.38 £48.51 £52.14
Scotland median hourly rate £23.13 £18.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -32.73% -23.61%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 7 (19.44%) CISM
4 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.67%) CISSP
6 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Banking
7 4 (11.11%) Network Security
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (11.11%) Firewall
7 4 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 4 (11.11%) Security Management
7 4 (11.11%) Windows
7 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (8.33%) Security Operations
8 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) COBIT
9 2 (5.56%) VMware
9 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.56%) TOGAF

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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Drupal
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
1 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Hudson
1 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (52.78%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Architect
1 8 (22.22%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) Information Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Security Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Information Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Smart Metering Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (2.78%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) CSS3
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) HTML5
1 1 (2.78%) jQuery
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) SCADA
2 2 (5.56%) Smart Energy
2 2 (5.56%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 4 (11.11%) Security Management
5 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.56%) Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Threat Modelling
6 2 (5.56%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.78%) Due Diligence
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) CISM
2 6 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (5.56%) CASP
3 2 (5.56%) CISA
3 2 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (8.33%) COBIT
4 2 (5.56%) GDPR
4 2 (5.56%) NIST
5 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (2.78%) NCSC
5 1 (2.78%) NIST 800
5 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.78%) PSD2
5 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.78%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.56%) F5
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.78%) Brocade
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) CODA
3 1 (2.78%) Dell
3 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.78%) Splunk
3 1 (2.78%) Workday