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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 76 77
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 22 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.79% 1.62% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.89% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £513 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +31.25%  
10th Percentile £336 £394 £370
90th Percentile £950 £550 £470
Scotland median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £34.80

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 1021 1162 1185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 82.87% 85.50% 82.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2035 2434 1953
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
10th Percentile £14.13 £10.91 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.39 £43.75 £43.75
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +22.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) CyberArk
3 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 6 (17.65%) Symantec
4 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
5 4 (11.76%) Banking
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) CISSP
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (8.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (8.82%) F5
6 3 (8.82%) SailPoint
6 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) SSCP
6 3 (8.82%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 3 (8.82%) Legal
6 3 (8.82%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) CSS
6 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.88%) 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 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) ERwin
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Head of Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Head of Security
2 6 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Security Advisor
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Advisor
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Head of IT
7 1 (2.94%) Incident Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
1 3 (8.82%) SailPoint
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Data Privacy
5 2 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.88%) IT Governance
5 2 (5.88%) Records Management
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM
5 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.94%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (2.94%) Service Design
6 1 (2.94%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) CISSP
2 3 (8.82%) SSCP
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (8.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (5.88%) GDPR
4 1 (2.94%) COBIT
4 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) CyberArk
2 6 (17.65%) Symantec
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) F5
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.94%) FireEye
6 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) Interwoven
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Splunk
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
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