Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 91 75
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 33 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.16% 1.54% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.79% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -21.38% +25.00%
10th Percentile £243 £311 £414
90th Percentile £644 £588 £724
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £485
% change year-on-year +6.25% -17.53% +16.87%
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 2,509 2,514 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.13% 85.89% 85.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 1,460 993
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.13% +2.44%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.41 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
4 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.15%) Office 365
4 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (15.15%) Data Privacy
5 4 (12.12%) GDPR
5 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (12.12%) CISSP
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.09%) CISM
6 3 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 3 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 3 (9.09%) IaaS
6 3 (9.09%) Information Governance
6 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (9.09%) PaaS
6 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 7

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
1 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) Skype
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Hudson
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Consultant
2 12 (36.36%) Security Consultant
3 10 (30.30%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection Advisor
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Information Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Office 365 Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Security Advisor
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) OLE
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.06%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
1 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Risk Management
2 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (15.15%) Data Privacy
2 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (9.09%) Information Governance
3 3 (9.09%) Security Management
3 3 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 2 (6.06%) Information Management
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (3.03%) Conversational UI
5 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CISSP
2 3 (9.09%) CISM
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (6.06%) CISA
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) GDPR
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.03%) COBIT
3 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) CASB
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.09%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Brocade
2 2 (6.06%) Dell
2 2 (6.06%) Symantec
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) F5
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow