Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 93 100
Rank change year-on-year +32 +7 -18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 49 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.48% 1.51% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 1.69% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.12% -23.71%
10th Percentile £419 £230 £312
90th Percentile £748 £600 £573
Scotland median daily rate £525 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 1,731 2,599 2,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.65% 89.13% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 1,325 1,446
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £269 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £547
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% -23.00%
10th Percentile £14.72 £10.98 £11.11
90th Percentile £42.70 £43.80 £37.52
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.33% - +16.28%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 23 (46.94%) Risk Management
2 20 (40.82%) Finance
3 16 (32.65%) Security Management
3 16 (32.65%) Risk Assessment
3 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
4 15 (30.61%) Public Sector
4 15 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
5 13 (26.53%) Information Security Management
6 12 (24.49%) Data Protection
6 12 (24.49%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (22.45%) Security Operations
7 11 (22.45%) Network Security
8 10 (20.41%) CISSP
9 8 (16.33%) Banking
9 8 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (16.33%) SaaS
9 8 (16.33%) PaaS
9 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (16.33%) IaaS
10 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
10 7 (14.29%) Firewall
11 6 (12.24%) ISMS
11 6 (12.24%) Security Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (10.20%) Cryptography
12 5 (10.20%) Degree
12 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
12 5 (10.20%) Azure
12 5 (10.20%) AWS

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) Drupal
1 1 (2.04%) JBoss
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.04%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) IaaS
1 8 (16.33%) PaaS
1 8 (16.33%) SaaS
2 5 (10.20%) AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Azure
3 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.12%) GCP
4 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Network Security
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (8.16%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) Internet
4 3 (6.12%) HTTP
4 3 (6.12%) SMTP
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) Skype
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (40.82%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Public Sector
3 8 (16.33%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Consultant
2 14 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 12 (24.49%) Architect
4 10 (20.41%) Security Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Information Manager
6 5 (10.20%) Information Security Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Security Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Information Risk Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Information Security Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Security Technical Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) IAM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) CSS3
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) HTML5
1 1 (2.04%) Java EE
1 1 (2.04%) jQuery
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Shadow IT
3 3 (6.12%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) SCADA
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Energy
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Risk Management
2 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (32.65%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (32.65%) Security Management
3 15 (30.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (26.53%) Information Security Management
5 12 (24.49%) Data Protection
5 12 (24.49%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (22.45%) Security Operations
7 8 (16.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
9 6 (12.24%) ISMS
9 6 (12.24%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (12.24%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Cryptography
10 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.20%) Patch Management
11 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.16%) Architectural Design
11 4 (8.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) PHP
2 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
2 3 (6.12%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) CISSP
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) CISA
3 2 (4.08%) CISM
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) CEH
4 1 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (4.08%) NCSC
3 2 (4.08%) NIST
4 1 (2.04%) COBIT
4 1 (2.04%) GDPR
4 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Nessus
1 3 (6.12%) OpenVAS
1 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.12%) Qualys
2 1 (2.04%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.04%) CA
2 1 (2.04%) CODA
2 1 (2.04%) F5
2 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
2 1 (2.04%) LogRhythm
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.04%) Splunk
2 1 (2.04%) Workday