Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 48 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.62% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.39% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 20
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -21.95% +23.49%
10th Percentile £250 £305 £383
90th Percentile £610 £580 £553
Scotland median daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year -0.60% -7.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 2,633 2,372 1,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.62% 84.90% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,385 1,132
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 24
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +23.44%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.20 £11.15
90th Percentile £44.01 £39.20 £47.36
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018, 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 24 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Banking
3 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
4 10 (20.83%) CISSP
4 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.58%) Security Management
6 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
6 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (12.50%) Change Management
8 5 (10.42%) CISM
8 5 (10.42%) Degree
8 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) CEH
8 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (8.33%) Android
9 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
9 4 (8.33%) IaaS
9 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 4 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
9 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (8.33%) CISA
9 4 (8.33%) Project Management
9 4 (8.33%) EMV
9 4 (8.33%) Office 365

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.33%) IaaS
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.08%) LAN
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Hudson
General
1 24 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Consultant
2 12 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 11 (22.92%) Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Security Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (14.58%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) CISSP Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.17%) ICT Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Information Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) OAuth
1 1 (2.08%) OLE
1 1 (2.08%) SAML
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.33%) EMV
3 3 (6.25%) CESG
3 3 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Android
1 4 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
2 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Security Management
5 6 (12.50%) Change Management
6 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (8.33%) Mobile Development
7 4 (8.33%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) Service Management
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (6.25%) Data Privacy
8 3 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.25%) Security Operations
8 3 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) CISSP
2 5 (10.42%) CEH
2 5 (10.42%) CISM
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 4 (8.33%) CISA
4 3 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (4.17%) APMP
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CISMP
6 1 (2.08%) CRISC
6 1 (2.08%) GSEC
6 1 (2.08%) IISP
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.25%) GDPR
2 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.08%) COBIT
4 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) CASB
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Brocade
1 2 (4.17%) Dell
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.17%) Symantec
1 2 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (2.08%) F5
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.08%) Remedy