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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 71 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.32% 1.33% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.61% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 13
Median daily rate £430 £510 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.68% +27.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £395 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1246 1177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.51% 82.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 696 672
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) Information Assurance
3 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
3 12 (24.49%) Risk Management
4 11 (22.45%) Finance
5 10 (20.41%) CISSP
6 8 (16.33%) Cryptography
6 8 (16.33%) CEH
6 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
7 7 (14.29%) SANS
7 7 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (14.29%) GIAC
8 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.24%) CESG
8 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
8 6 (12.24%) Banking
8 6 (12.24%) Statistics
8 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (12.24%) ISO27005
8 6 (12.24%) Threat Modelling
9 5 (10.20%) SIEM
9 5 (10.20%) Firewall
9 5 (10.20%) CSS
10 4 (8.16%) .NET
10 4 (8.16%) Cisco
10 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management

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 (4.08%) SAS
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) Wireless
3 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Architect
2 14 (28.57%) Consultant
3 12 (24.49%) Security Consultant
4 9 (18.37%) Security Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Security Advisor
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.12%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) Middleware
4 2 (4.08%) SOAP
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
5 1 (2.04%) SailPoint
5 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) CESG
2 4 (8.16%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Information Assurance
2 12 (24.49%) Risk Management
2 12 (24.49%) Security Architecture
3 8 (16.33%) Cryptography
4 7 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.24%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (12.24%) Statistics
5 6 (12.24%) Threat Modelling
5 6 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.20%) SIEM
7 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.16%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) Contract Management
8 3 (6.12%) MVC
8 3 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.12%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) SC Cleared
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) CISSP
3 8 (16.33%) CEH
3 8 (16.33%) CREST Certified
4 7 (14.29%) GIAC
4 7 (14.29%) SANS
5 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.12%) CCNA
5 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.12%) MCP
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.08%) CISM
7 1 (2.04%) CCNP
7 1 (2.04%) Degree
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) ISO27005
2 4 (8.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
1 4 (8.16%) Cisco
1 4 (8.16%) F5
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
2 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) CyberArk
3 2 (4.08%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Symantec
4 1 (2.04%) FireEye
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle